Thursday, September 22, 2016

NoCo Beer News September 19-25 2016


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Welcome to Fall! The last of the summer brews are starting to tap out and the newer fall seasonals are arriving. Darker, maltier brews await you at local tap rooms now. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene for the week of September 19-25, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Week: Matt Kriewall of Rally King Brewing - Ft. Collins, CO

Featured Brewery News of the Week

Wild Woods Brewery - Today on tap is "Thy Fruited Plain", an oaked American wheat aged on fresh Palisade peaches! This is their latest collaboration with The Catamounts for their fall production of 'The Taming' (showing now)! Also, come to Wild Woods' Four Year Anniversary Party this Saturday, September 24th from 1pm to 9pm. There will be a special tapping of "Above Treeline", a Bourbon Bark Imperial Porter at 3pm. Live music from 4-7pm, plus an anniversary glass giveaway to the first 50 people who order Above Treeline. Get $2 off all bomber bottles. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

12Degree Brewing - There's a new batch of Midnight Fog Quadrupel on tap this week. They're even allowing 32oz growler fills of it for a limited time too. This beer has notes of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

300 Suns Brewing - Just in time to get you in the mood for Oktoberfest celebrations, 300 Suns Brewing has tapped a new Marzen Lager. This Oktoberfest beer is described as lightly malty, smooth, clean finishing, and delicious. Buy a pint of Marzen between now and September 25th and you'll get $1 off a Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese or Stone-ground Mustard (perfect for sharing). Prost! Not valid with any other discounts, offers or happy hour pricing. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

Asher Brewing Co - This Saturday, September 24th from 3pm to 6pm, Asher Brewing will host the 2016 Cornhole Cup competition. Register to play or come enjoy the fun and cheer on the team with the best creative name. 2 person teams - single elimination tourney. All entrants receive a tank top or tee, 2 pints of beer and a BBQ dinner with all the fixin's. Sign up online. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO.

Atom Brewing Company - Looking for some of the best oak barrel aged beer? Check out your local liquor store around the Erie/Boulder area and look for these beers: Passion Fruit Harvest, Yuzu Harvest, and Blueberry Harvest. Following the GABF in October, you can also look for their latest batch of Arlo Farmhouse Ale. Brewed locally in Erie, CO - available only in bottles locally.

Avery Brewing Company - And now for something completely different... This Sunday from 11am to 11pm, Avery will be hosting a release event for their latest barrel-aged beer: No. 40 - Scarlata Cucumis. It's an oak barrel aged sour ale made with cucumbers and hibiscus. This is a brewery-only release (not in stores) and it's $12 a bottle with a limit of 1 per person. Located at: 2910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Co - Say Farewell to Summer and welcome in Fall with a fresh tapping of their UROR Gose, a sour and slightly salted German-style ale. Also recently tapped - several pumpkin ales: Cascadian Dark Pumpkin, Chocolate Pumpkin Porter, Chai Pumpkin Saison. Plus, try their new Fresh Hop IPA with High Wire Cascade hops. Located at: 1600 38th St, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Co - Each Wednesday, FRBC comes out with a new Small Batch Wednesday brew. This week they tapped a Scottish Brown Ale (4.5% ABV). Come try a pint while it lasts - it's going fast. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Now back on tap - their Schwag American Pilsner Lager. Get a pint, a pitcher or a growler of it. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Co - Get ready for IRBC's 3rd Year Anniversary celebration set for Saturday, October 15th from 2pm to 10pm at the brewery. There will be a special bottle release, a smoke off competition, a raffle for some special releases, live music and more. Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Co - Happy 23rd Anniversary to Left Hand Brewing! Be sure to look for them at Longmont Oktoberfest this weekend September 23 & 24 in Roosevelt Park in Longmont, CO. There will be 12 live bands and ten local breweries tapping beer. Get tickets and details online. Taproom located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - As the brewery gets closer to canning their beer (waiting on labels now), there was one other purchase they made. At a cost equivalent to putting a child through college, they purchased an Anton Paar CBOXQC. This big device measures CO2 and dissolved O2 real time from their cans and bright tanks. They racked up a combined 35 years working in the biotechnology industry before they opened their brewery and they can't wait to start using it. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - There are still some spots available for Odd13/Melting Pot Beer Dinner in Louisville for Friday night September 23rd. Call The Melting Pot for reservations (303) 666-7777. You will be enjoying some delicious courses paired with some of your favorite Odd13 beer. How about a Watermelon & Feta salad paired with some Humulus Kalecumber? And a dessert of a tart raspberry puree blended into some bittersweet dark chocolate paired with Buzzin Cuzzin? Just to name a few! Don't miss out on this evening of fine dining and drinking Odd! Melting Pot restaurant located at: 732 Main St, Louisville, CO. Odd13 Taproom located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Here's what's coming to store shelves this month and for the rest of the year from Oskar Blues. Now available: Ten FIDY Imperial Stout and also Hotbox Coffee Porter. In October, look for their Death By Coconut Porter. Then in November, they'll release a limited amount of their Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout. And in December, look for the return of their Deviant Dale's Imperial IPA. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - For the first time ever, Pumphouse Brewery has bottled their Flashpoint IPA in big bomber bottles and will start selling those this weekend. Pick some up at the brewery or soon at local stores. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing - Now on tap - their 17th beer in their "Train" series - "Bee's Knees", a honey ale made with over 110 pounds of clover and orange blossom honey. It's all part of Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month. This beer will be just $2.50 for 15 minutes after a train goes by. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO.

The Post Brewing Co - Now available in 25.4 oz bottles, The Post's "The Town Tart", a kettle soured white ale made with a white tea blend and infused with jasmine and rose petals. Pick some up at the brewery. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Now available on tap - "Warp Factor 9", a big, dark imperial stout weighing in at 9% ABV. The coming of Fall dictates darker brews to be enjoyed. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing - Coming to cans in October - Wibby's Moondoor Dunkel. Come visit Wibby Brewing at GABF this year. They will be at booth Z8 (look for the giant disco ball). Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - Today, Thursday, September 22, in collaboration with Recycled Cycles, 1933 Brewing is hosting their very first bike ride. Registration starts at 4pm (register at the bar inside 1933 Brewing). Two rides to choose from, either MILD or WILD. Both rides start promptly at 5pm (starts outside in the parking lot). Proceeds benefit Bike Fort Collins. $10 to participate. After the ride, pick up your commemorative pint glass and your free beer as well as your chance to win a FREE BIKE or other good stuff like a helmet, growler fill, and more. Winner will be announced at 6:30pm at the beginning of the NoCo Bike Show. Stick around for an awesome show planned for today with guest speakers including: 1) Todd Hopkins - FC Police Bike Patrol, 2) Dr. Marie Walsh - Cycling and Pregnancy, 3) Cosmo Catalano - Cyclocosm. Today they are also releasing their classing Triggerman Brown Ale as well as a Recycled Cycles collaboration beer: Rusty Sprocket Red. Located at: 4025-C South Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - Today's the brewery is releasing #5 in their Experimental Series - a Rye IPA. Available in tasters for $2.50, halfs for $4, or in tulip glasses for $5. Hurry in this one probably won't last until tomorrow. Also, Thursdays are half price growler fill day. Stop in this Saturday, September 24th for their big 1st Birthday celebration from 12pm to 10pm with special beer releases every hour! Live music, ice cream, corn hole & giant jenga tourneys and more. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - The GABF is coming in two weeks and Black Bottle is planning to host a special GABF Week event at the brewery. On Monday, October 3rd, Black Bottle welcomes Shorts Brewing Company and Starcut Ciders to the taproom for a series of special tappings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. You don't get to sample these in Colorado that often so stop on in and try some of these special guest beverages. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - Plenty of fresh craft beer on tap this weekend - It's Thirsty Thursday! Beers include: Cowboy's Golden, 6 Shooter Pale Ale, All American IPA, Red Necktar, Bandit Brown, Night Watchman, Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop 6 Shooter, HydroPony Express HyPA, and Country Pumpkin. Coming October 1st, the release of Hellbilly, a sour harvest ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla and aged for 10 months in rum oak barrels. To be available in 22oz bottles ($18 each - limit 1 case per person). Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Co - New for this week is their Raspy Amber Ale, a malt-forward brew with a bit of acidity from the raspberries with a slightly bitter finish. Stats: 6.3% ABV & 36 IBUs & 15 SRM. ALso, save the date - Saturday, October 22 for Crow Hop's 3rd Anniversary Party. Details coming soon. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing - The brewery now has a crowler machine and is filling crowlers for your take home pleasure. Starting today, September 22nd at 4pm they have 90 crowlers of Space Ghost IPA available. Also try their recently tapped: Honey Roasted Habenero Golden Ale. Coming soon: Super Collider Imperial IPA, Black Hole Sun Ale, Sunrise Golden Ale, and Space Ghost IPA on Nitro. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Sign up now for the upcoming 3rd Annual Malt Monster 5K on October 29th. Registration and Check-in will begin at 10am. The race starts at 11am. Participants will receive an FCB sports pack, 2 beer tickets, after-race snacks, and sponsor swag. After the race join Team FCB and some awesome vendors for games, food, brews and activities. Don't forget to wear a costume for their costume contest! Free your inner Monster! A portion of each race registration goes directly to local non-profit, FoCo Cafe, a restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model serving the Fort Collins community. Cost is $35 per person and you can sign up online on Eventbrite. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - Funkwerks' "Bramble" is now available on store shelves. This is a Brett Saison ale brewed with blackberries. Also available is their Raspberry Provincial, a Belgian-style sour ale with raspberries. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Announcing the return of their Agitated Aardvark Imperial IPA - now on tap. Looking ahead to Movember, H&DBC will be tapping a special Agave Wheat beer. Located at: 123 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House - New seasonal hours have started this month. They will be open Sundays through Thursdays 11am to 9pm, and Fridays & Saturdays 11am to 11pm. Also, get your dancing shoes on for the Barrel House Barn Dance set for Saturday, October 1st. Join in for a night of beer and dancing! They're hosting THE DOLLHOUSE THIEVES from 5pm to 7pm and ANDREW DECARLO & FRIENDS from 8-10 PM. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - The brewery is excited to announce the annual release of its 2016 Crowdsource Fresh-Hop Ale. This pale, straw colored, 5.3% ABV beer will be released to the general public at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016. As downtown Loveland’s oldest brewery, they wanted to highlight the best of what grows in Loveland. This hoppy pale ale was conceived in 2015 when local backyard gardeners and farmers were getting their hop plants ready for the upcoming season. Loveland Aleworks collected over 100 pounds of hops from local backyard gardeners and farmers. Check out their YouTube video showcasing this beer here or below. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.


Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - Up in Estes checking out all the Elk? Be sure to stop in to the brewery. Here's what they've been pouring lately: Thurman's Stout, Dirty Face IPA, Dark Farmhouse, Sunlion Wheat, Meditating Saaz Kolsch EPA, Tourist Saison, N8's Heli-Brown and Ogg's FM Altbier. Coming soon: Scottish Breakfast, Rye Pale Ale, and a Pale Ale. Located at: 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Come celebrate fall with a glass of their newly tapped Apple Spice-infused Witbier. It'll be available this evening alone with food from Between the Bunz. Enjoy corn hole and beer pong out on their patio. Located at: 2724 McClelland Dr (aka 2701 S College Ave), Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - As of Wednesday, Pateros Creek had 14 beers available on tap including this week's Outlaw tap: Conta Amber. Get a flight of any 4 beers for $8. They even have Cache La Porter Ice Cream Beer Floats available for $7. Enjoy some #LeisureBeers. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - It's back! Starting on Friday, September 23rd, Rally King is bringing back their Kismet Double IPA to the tapline. Come see what an extra dose of malt and hops will do for a beer. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Zwei Brewing - With the coming of Fall, you'll want to enjoy a darker brew like their "Spresso Lov Chocolate Espresso Porter". Served up in a big tall glass. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - In addition to having 60 Colorado beers & hard ciders always on tap, Brix will host a Pint Night with Backcountry Brewery this Saturday, September 24th from 7pm to 9pm. Reps from Backcountry Brewery will be there. Get a FREE pint glass with the purchase of any Backcountry beer. Those who do will also be entered into a raffle for some awesome brewery swag! Stop in after the Greeley OktoBREWfest on Saturday - just a block away. Also, don't forget that Thursday nights are Trivia Night at 7pm. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Dive into the spirit of Oktoberfest and try their Der Pflug Lager, an Oktoberfest beer from Broken Plow. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - In honor of this weekend's Greeley OktoBREWfest, Crabtree Brewing will offer special Oktoberfest Weekend prices. Get $4 pints and $2 off growler fills this Friday & Saturday, September 23-24, 2016. No other offers valid this weekend. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - If you missed their Wednesday Firkin yesterday, don't fret - they still have some Cherbocka Bock beer left in the firkin today. Coming soon to High Hops' 4th Year Birthday Celebration on October 15th & 16th will be a specialty bottle release of "The Noble One", a Belgian-style Quadruple that was aged for 4 years! Don't miss that one. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Hunters Moon Meadery - The meadery is considering offering mead Tastings during their honey harvest in 2-3 weeks. While sipping their meads you will be able to see how they get the honey out of the hive boxes and extract it. No dates set, kind of depends on weather and grandbaby-to-be's schedule. Cost $10 per Person. If this is something you would be interested in please message Mead Mistress Kim on Facebook or send an email to kim@huntersmoonmeadery.com. Groups of 2-6 would work best. Located at: 404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Now on tap - Fruity Bits Piña Colada IPA (FBPC). FBPC was made with Mosaic and Citra hops and loaded up with pineapple and coconut. Crowlers are also available for take home (limit 2 per person). Enjoy one to commiserate the end of summer. Also, back on tap is their Apricot Gose. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Plan to attend a special Keep The Glass night tonight from 4pm to 10pm. With the purchase of a Lyle Double Belgian IPA you'll get to keep a special Wiley Roots logo pint glass. Next week, they will offer the same deal with their recently released Strawberry Cream Ale on September 29th at 4pm. Also coming soon, a Crab Apple Gose made with locally harvested crab apples. Located at: 625 3rd St, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

Cantillon Zwanze Day - On Saturday, October 1st Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) will host Zwanze Day at their Brewery/Barrel Cellar location (1441 W. 46th Ave). This year’s Zwanze is going to be a throwback to the Framboise they were producing 30 years ago. As the name implies, it was a lambic aged on raspberries. Back in the ’80s they used fresh fruit that lost its color quickly and often made filtration difficult, so cherries were also used to help maintain some rosiness and act as a secondary filter bed beneath the raspberries. Vanilla was also added to round it out. With modern flash-freezing techniques helping to maintain color and consistency, Cantillon began producing Rosé de Gambrinus with 100% raspberries. With Zwanze 2016, Jean wanted to give a nod to the raspberry/cherry blend, but with a twist: He decided to use blueberries instead of cherries. Doors will open at 10:30am with tickets first-come, first-served. Zwanze will be tapped at 1:00 p.m. and last call will be at 3:00pm. Only the first 150 people will get a pour of this year's Zwanze beer. They will be capping attendance at 300 people. **Ticket Info - CASH ONLY** First 150 people: $20 for Zwanze Day 2016 Glass / Zwanze pour / Cantillon pour. Next 150 people: $15 for Zwanze Day 2016 Glass / Cantillon pour.

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- Greeley OktoBREWfest - Sept 23-24 - Lincoln Park - Greeley, CO.
- Oktoberfest Denver - Sept 23-25 - 20th & Larimer - Denver, CO.
- Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival - Sept 24 - Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, CO.
- Bikes & Brews - Sept 24 - Macon Plaza - Canon City, CO.
- National Drink Beer Day - Sept 28 - Nationwide - Drink a beer with your friends today!

Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.

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Boulder Beer creates a brew to mark GABF 35th Anniversary


The Great American Beer Festival is turning 35 years old this year and Colorado brewery Boulder Beer Company got together with the event's founder Charlie Papazian to create an India-style pale lager to mark the occasion. Here's the details about this special commemorative beer.

BOULDER BEER COMPANY RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL® 35TH ANNIVERSARY IPL

[Press Release] Boulder, CO – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, just released a commemorative beer brewed in celebration of the Great American Beer Festival’s milestone 35th Anniversary in 2016. Brewed in collaboration with the festival, the beer is based on a homebrew recipe of Charlie Papazian – GABF Founder and Past President of the Brewer’s Association.

“Back in 1982 when Charlie created the GABF, Boulder Beer toasted the occasion with a commemorative GABF ale,” said Boulder Beer President Jeff Brown. “Thirty-five years later we’ve teamed up with Charlie again, tapping into one his current homebrew recipes, an India Pale Lager.”

The GABF 35th Anniversary IPL has big citrus and tropical notes of mango, melon and lemongrass from the complex assortment of hop additions, with a slightly sweet malt flavor for balance. As a lager it also has a clean yeast profile providing a backdrop for the Citra and Equinox hops.

“We’re proud to be one of a handful of breweries to have participated in all 35 GABFs, and we look forward to many more!” said Jeff.

The IPL will be available in 22 oz bottles and on draft at select retailers throughout the Front Range in Colorado.

Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company has been a pioneer in the craft brewing industry for 37 years. Their passion for innovation keeps their brand mix diverse, offering a taste for every palate. They currently package seven year-round beers, numerous rotating seasonals, and periodically release very limited-edition, small-batch brews throughout the year. Shake Chocolate Porter is currently their #1 selling beer.

For more information on Boulder Beer Company and their brands, please contact Tess McFadden at 303.444.8448 x29 or at tmcfadden@boulderbeer.com .

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Upslope Brewing is turning Waste into Ink


We've heard of breweries doing many wonderful things with their leftover waste products, but this is the first time I've heard of anyone using it to create a form of ink before. Check out the latest collaborative effort Upslope is doing with local businesses.

Upslope Brewing Announces Sustainability Project with Boom Algae and Living Ink Technologies

[Press Release] BOULDER, Colorado (September 21, 2016) — Upslope Brewing Company and two local startups, Boom Algae and Living Ink Technologies, begin a collaborative project to turn brewery waste into a 100% biodegradable, non-petroleum-based, algae-ink. The system is a unique bioreactor designed to function as a zero-waste system.

"Living Ink is thrilled to collaborate with Upslope and Boom Algae to grow algae ink by using waste water and carbon dioxide generated from brewing Upslope beer,” says Scott Fullbright of Living Ink. “This cutting edge project will allow us to create printed material for Upslope using the world's most sustainable ink.”

Boom Algae will utilize Upslope’s waste carbon dioxide (CO2), spent grain, and canning rinse water to grow and harvest Living Ink Technologies’ algae strain at the brewery. Living Ink Technologies will then transform it into the world’s most sustainable ink. The closed loop system will provide an eco-friendly algae ink to print Upslope’s menus and other promotional materials.

“At first, we designed a greenhouse for the rooftop of Upslope Brewing, but when we discovered we needed to change restrictions and codes set by the city, the process became more complicated, time consuming and costly than we had anticipated. It became clear that we needed an alternate plan to take advantage of our opportunity to demonstrate that we can turn brewery waste into valuable algae-based products,” says Boom Algae founder, Philip Calabrese. “Despite all the hurdles and setbacks, I have never been more excited about this project. We are finally doing what we set out to do.”

"Since we first spoke, Boom Algae has continued to push through technical and logistical challenges and has emerged with the reality of a fully functioning reactor, developed and iterated entirely from conceptual models,” says Upslope’s founder, Matt Cutter. “For years to come, we look forward to diverting byproducts of our fermentation process to help the Boom Algae folks produce a sustainable raw material for Living Ink!"

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Friday, September 16, 2016

NoCo Beer News September 12-18 2016


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Fermentedly Challenged is changing up the way Beer News is being done. Instead of 3-4 daily news postings a week, it will now be published WEEKLY on Thursdays of each week. These weekly posts will focus primarily on the latest beer tappings and special brewery news and events coming up for the weekend. Just more of the news that matters. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene for the week of September 12-18, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Week: Maxline Brewing - Fort Collins CO.

Beer Factoid of the Week

Economic Impact of Homebrewing - America has slowly awakened to the tremendous economic impact of small and independent craft brewers. But there’s another group of brewers who are also leaving a significant imprint: homebrewers! In a new report posted on the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) website, Brewers Association chief economist Dr. Bart Watson investigates in-depth the impact of homebrewing on the U.S. economy. Among the report’s findings: In 2015, the hobby of homebrewing—and its 1.2 million participants—created over 11,000 jobs, and resulted in over $1 billion in spending and over $700 million in revenues. The complete analysis can be found on HomebrewersAssociation.org.

Boulder County Breweries

Asher Brewing Company - This Saturday, September 17th, Asher Brewing will release their "Green Dream Pale Ale", made with fresh local Cascade and Chinook hops from Niwot Hops. It taps at 4:00pm. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - Now available in the taproom only: "No. 39 Barrel-Aged Series - L'Eighyore Sour Ale". This brew aged in rum barrels for 7.5 months and was dry-hopped with Simcoe, Galaxy and Huell Melon hops as well (9.9% ABV). You won't find this one in stores, but you might be able to take home a bottle or two from the brewery. Hurry while it's still in stock. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company - After 4 long years of putting up with a parking lot that just wasn't cutting it, this week their parking lot got a new black top paving job and now has fresh painted parking stripes and stops. Stop on in and enjoy some beer! Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot. CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Good news coming for all you fresh hop beer lovers. All of those fresh hops that were used a few weeks ago will soon debut in Boulder Beer's "Harvest 16 Fresh Hopped-Peach Pale Ale". It'll be on tap next week. Meanwhile, this Saturday, September 17th, stop in to celebrate "Half Way to St. Paddy's Party" all day long. They'll have Shamrock Shakes (with mint) and Shake Bombs, both made with Shake Chocolate Porter. While the rest of the world is acting German - you can act Irish! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - This year's edition of FRBC's classic German FestBier called "Novemberfest" will be available has been tapped this week. This rich malty lager is amber colored and comes in at a healthy 6.4% ABV. Come on by to sample this delicious seasonal specialty. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - This Saturday, September 17th marks Gravity Brewing's 4th Anniversary Party starting at 1pm. A different beer will be tapped hourly from 1pm to 8pm including: Strawberry Saison at 1pm, Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Stout @ 2pm, Blueberry Wit @ 3pm, Mango Double IPA @ 4pm, Equalizer Coffee Tsar Bomba @ 5pm, Barrel-Aged Sour @ 6pm, Wine Barrel-aged Old Ale @ 7pm, and a Dry Hopped Sour @ 8pm. You won't want to miss these. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Grossen Bart Brewery - Do you love cigars and beer? If so, join in at Grossen Bart Brewery for the inaugural Oktoberfest Cigar & Beer Pairing sponsored by Havana Manor on Monday, October 3rd from 5pm to 10pm. The first twenty people to purchase tickets gets 2 pints of Friendly Mutton Chop Marzen, & 2 Oktoberfest Quesada Bavarian Cigars! The price is $20.00. There will also be some tasty German cuisine to go along with the evening. Monday night football will be in full effect with the Vikings taking on the Giants. (Purchase tickets at Grossen Bart.) Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Now on tap in their taproom. Fresh off their Pilot System is a new Saison! Come try one and let them know what you think. Also, don't forget about Left Hand Brewing's 23rd Anniversary on Wednesday, September 21st. If you wear your Left Hand gear into the taproom that day you'll get Half Off your first pint. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company - If you love beer and playing pinball - listen up. Liquid Mechanics just doubled the number of pinball machines they have on site to 6 machines! Start practicing up and get ready for some upcoming pinball tournament action. Machines include: Party Zone, Pinball Magic, Dr. Who, South Park, No Fear and 1 more. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Now on tap: "The Economist", a hazy, juicy American pale ale that was hopped up with Mosaic hops. It has a huge pineapple and tropical fruit flavor profile. Plus, also now on tap: "Boulder Brett", an IPA with Brettanomyces and hopped with Huell Mellon and Simcoe hops. It's light and cloudy and has notes of honeydew, strawberry and pineapple along with some barnyard funk from the brett. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Looking for a beer with a little pick me up? Look for Oskar Blues' newest creation: "Hotbox Coffee Porter". They blended their favorite morning coffee from Colorado's Hotbox Coffee with their best malts to produce a brew that combines the best of both worlds. Check out the details in their Press Release. Available now through the end of November. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing - Now available in their new 750ml bottles: "Deluge", a French-style Saison aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces. Also now on tap, their Rum Barrel Aged Barleywine and their Grand Cru. Both are good warmers on these cool Fall-like evenings. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

The Post Brewing Co - Now on tap - a fresh hop version of their Townie Ale - aka Wet Townie. It was made with over 300 pounds of fresh hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia and Niwot Hops in Niwot. Just 15 barrels were made. Grab a pint while it lasts. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - There's FREE beer coming at 11,000 feet. In 2 weeks, Upslope will host their 2nd Annual Backcountry Tap Room at Vance's Cabin on Saturday, October 1st (11am-5pm. You'll need to hike up 3.1 miles for the exclusive release of their newest tap room series beer "Fresh Hop IPA". Details on the Backcountry Tap Room hike online. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing - Beer special all weekend long: get their IPA 6-packs to go for $8. That's 6 craft beers for just $8. What are you waiting for? Located at: 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO.

Vision Quest Brewery - Two new beers to try today: "Hibiscus Cranberry Gose" and a "London Ale" with Cookie malt. Located at: 2510 47th St, Unit A2, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Now on tap: "Wicked Wet", a wet hop beer made with the freshest Cascade, CTZ and Chinook hops. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - Just tapped on September 15th - try their Oktoberfest Lager, a classic seasonal brew with German hops, malts and yeast and lagered for 3 months. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - This week in the brewhouse, Z the brewer made a batch of his popular Chili Beer. Look for it to be on tap in about 2 weeks or so. In the meantime, stop in and enjoy their Slightly Lupid IPA, or an amber ale, a stout, a Mexican-style lager, or 2 different pale ales. Located at: 4025-C South Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - This week on September 15th, Big Thompson Brewery turned 1 Year Old. They are planning to host a 1st Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 24th at the brewery. Look for some special beers to tap for the occasion. Meanwhile, Big Thompson will be pouring this weekend at the Loveland Oktoberfest and at the Fall Harvest Brewfest in Fort Collins. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - BBB is hosting a mini Octoberfest celebration this Saturday, September 17th for those feeling the need to drink some delicious Oktoberfest beers while listening to German music. They’ll be serving all Oktoberfest beers in dimple steins and the Boots (for those looking to indulge a bit more) to give you the extra authentic vibe. BBB's own Oktoberfest brew, Shushen Ze Mouthen, will be making it’s seasonal debut for the occasion. Along side it, they'll be pouring Oktoberfest beers from Fort Collins Brewery, Odell, and Paulaner, one of the most consumed beers of its kind during Oktoberfest celebrations. Feeling strong? Test your strength in a stein hoist competition at 7pm for your chance to win some awesome swag from the participating breweries! Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Now on tap this week: "King Bouche Strong Ale". It was brewed as a Pro-Am beer for the upcoming GABF with homebrewer Andrew Lowell (his recipe). Stats: 9.1% ABV & 60 IBU! Available for only a limited time. Located at: 1427 W. Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - Tapping this Saturday at City Star - "Country Pumpkin", a harvest ale brewed with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and aged on vanilla beans (6.5% ABV & 21 IBU). Also - City Star wants you to show off your talent at the upcoming "City Star Farm Stand Band Talent Show" set for Saturday, September 24th at 3:00pm at Fickel Park in Berthoud, CO. Sign up to perform online. There is a catch - Contestants will be judged on: 1) Use of materials found on a farm or in the garden in your act, 2) Creativity, and 3) Performance. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place but the real winners are the people that have the most fun participating in a fun, quirky, unique event! Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company - Next Saturday, September 24th, Crow Hop will once again host a Monthly Microfest and tap 4 different beers with the same malt bill only each one will use different hops grown from High Wire Hops in Paonia, CO. Come taste and smell the difference hops can make! Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing - Need a job? Equinox Brewing Co. is hiring for a part-time production assistant (20-25 hrs/week). This job is labor intensive and does require heavy lifting! Resumes can be sent to work@equinoxbrewing.com or submitted in person at Equinox. Please include references and availability. Application deadline is end of day on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Monday's can be great if you become active in FCB's Artisan Collector Series. Every month with the release of the latest FCB brew, they will also release specialty glassware from the Artisan Collector Series. Designed by Kelsey Knoble, the illustrator behind FCB's new packaging artwork, the Artisan Collector Series is truly one-of-a-kind. Receive a pour with the purchase of the specialty glass. Then bring in your glass every Monday of the month for discounted refills of select beers. There's a new glass and beer every month. Collect them all! July's glass was a tall flute, August's glass was a beer stein, and September's glass is a wide-bottom globe. This month's new beer is their Oud Bruin. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - Starting today, Funkwerks is pouring "Bramble", a barrel-aged Brett Saison that was brewed with blackberries. Cheers to barrel-aged beers! Also, Funkwerks has lots of kegs to sell out of the taproom this week! Call or stop in and ask your friendly beertender what's available to take home. Rumor has it there are a variety of 1/6 and 1/2 barrels of Saison, Tropic King, Nelson Sauvin and Raspberry Provincial. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Loveland Oktoberfest is this weekend at Grimm Bros - September 16th and 17th. Beers from 7 Loveland breweries will be featured including special beers "The Farmer's Wild Daughter", a wild Oktoberfest lager, and also "Hans the Hedgehog", a Vienna/Amber style lager. Details on this Oktoberfest celebration can be found at: lovelandoktoberfest.org. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - During the last week, Horse & Dragon tapped a bunch of new beers. 1) Ruby-Throated Red, a red kettle sour ale. 2) Theo's Secret IPL, a lager with bold hop selections with flavors/aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and peach. 3) Kahlo By Muray, a Munich Dunkel with notes of toffee and biscuit and a touch of chocolate. 4) Harry Hughes's Aggie Ale, a pale ale infused with jasmine green tea. Try a pint or perhaps a taster of all four! Coming soon: Perambulation Ale 2016, Bounty of the Bine 2016, and a Rum-barrel-aged Coconut Porter. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Two new beers are getting tapped in the coming weeks. This Friday, September 16th they're releasing their "Colorado Grand Cru". The following week on Friday, September 23rd "Crowdsource Ale 2016" goes on tap: a community powered beer brewed with all Loveland grown hops. Have you had the chance to try their Crowlers yet? They are a unique and innovative way of taking your favorite beer from the taproom to-go in 32oz cans. Local beers are perfect for watching the game, throwing in the cooler for a picnic, or taking to the mountains for watching the leaves change. Located at: 118 West 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Now rolling off the canning line and coming to you in October, it's Odell's Fall/Winter seasonal - Isolation Ale. Look for it in 6/12 packs in the next few weeks. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - New beers on tap this week: Opa's Brown, Oragne Shandy, Grapefruit Shandy, Cornaleous Joe Rye Sour, Where's Your Aspen Saison, and a Golden ale. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - The brewery's annual "Stevetoberfest" celebration has been set for Saturday, September 24th from 2pm to 7pm at the brewery. The theme for this year is "BEER:30 STEVE:40" - it's both a celebration of the harvest season and also a celebration to mark the 40th birthday of owner/brewer Steve. There will be several beer releases that day including: Stevetoberfest 2016, Oreo Porter, and Peanut Brittle Red, plus more announced that day. Live music from 3 groups: from 2pm to 7pm. Plenty of food will be available from the Come N Get IT food truck. Games and more fun as well. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - Now back on tap: "Problem Child", a dark kettle soured beer. Also, Rally King is now serving up delicious Empanadas. Grab a pint and a snack. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Saturday, September 17th marks the release of Snowbank Brewing's "S'mores Porter" in bomber bottles! The cost will be $12 per bomber with a 2 bottle per person limit. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Company - This Friday, September 16th at 5pm, Three Four Beer Company will tap their fourth beer "Hop Experiment Vol 2", an IPA. This one is described as "citrusy, dank and bitter hop flavor, and a huge aroma of citrus, pine, and floral notes". Located at: 829 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing - Guten Tag! This Friday Verboten Brewing is releasing Frau Blucher. She is spicy, smooth and so refreshing. Frau Blucher is their 7% ABV, traditional Bock made with rye and fermented with the house lager yeast from our good friends, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse! Released in their taproom and at Loveland Oktoberfest this tonight. Verboten Brewing is located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Zwei Brewing - Their annual Oktoberfest celebration happens this Saturday, September 17th at the brewery. Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell will tap the first keg at noon. Live music in the Oktoberfest tradition from 12-2pm and 4-7pm. Plenty of German food, beer, music and fun from Noon to 10:00pm. Also, Zwei Brewing now has 32oz crowler cans available for take home. Ask your server about it. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Ste 120, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Releasing today - Brix Oktoberfest Beer! It's a big malty brew (5.8% ABV & 22 IBU). Get $4 pints of it and all their other Oktoberfest beers on tap today. Plus, you can get $1 off pretzels all day too. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Speaking of Oktoberfest beers, Broken Plow will also be releasing an Oktoberfest Der Pflug Lager on Saturday, September 17th at 2pm. Plus, today they'll have "The Plow Summer Ale" back on tap starting at 5pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - One of their favorite seasonal beers is now back on tap: "Chunkin' Pumpkin"! It's the fan favorite pumpkin brew. It's also being bottled this week and will soon be on store shelves for a limited time. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Two new beers are being released this week. First up is the latest incantation of "Dr. Pat's Double IPA". This batch was brewed with wet Zeus, Chinook, and Nugget hops from their fields (8.6% ABV). Also on tap this week is "The Destro: Dunkel Märzen", a dark German lager made with Hallertau hops (8.5% ABV). Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - With their latest expansion in brewing capacity, new secured hop contracts and clever ideas from their brewers, WeldWerks is planning some great stuff ahead. Soon to be released: "Fruity Bits Piña Colada", their Juicy Bits IPA with coconut and pineapple. Also coming soon: Double Dry-Hopped Juicy Bits, more hoppy goodness. Then releasing during GABF week (first week of October) is their "Barrel-Aged Mexican Achromatic Imperial Stout" made with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and a dash of cayenne. Also on the horizon: Apricot Gose and a Barrel-Aged Peach Sour (to be named), the first in their upcoming barrel-aged sour program (near end of 2016). Also of note, there's less than 100 crowlers left of their Coffee Maple Achromatic left. If you want some better come sooner than later. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Now on tap - ISO Juice #1: The Boston Hop Party - a cloudy New England-style IPA featuring Citra, El Dorado and Simcoe hops. Tapping on Saturday, September 17th is Wiley Roots' Oktoberfest beer. Stop in and try them both soon. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- Fall Harvest Brewfest - Sept 16 - Lincoln Center - Fort Collins, CO.
- Blue Moon Brewery RiNo Grand Opening - Sept 16 - 37th & Brighton Blvd - Denver, CO.
- Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Sept 16-18 - Town Park - Telluride, CO.
- Thrills & Pils' Brew Festival - Sept 17 - Elitch Gardens - Denver, CO.
- Bines & Brews Hopfest - Sept 17 - Limbach Park - Monument, CO.
- Red, White & Brew VI - Sept 17 - Lakewood Elks Lodge - Lakewood, CO.
- Loveland Oktoberfest - Sept 16-17 - Grimm Bros Brewhouse - Loveland, CO.
- Vail Oktoberfest - Sept 16-18 - Vail, CO.
- Steamboat OktoberWest - Sept 16-17 - Steamboat Springs, CO.
- Pueblo Oktoberfest - Sept 16-17 - Pueblo, CO
- FORToberfest - Sept 17 - Fort Collins, CO.
- Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Sept 17-18 - Woodland Park, CO.
- Autumn Gold Brats & Beer - Sept 17-18 - Estes Park, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oskar Blues blends coffee into Hotbox Coffee Porter


Breweries continue to bring beer closer to becoming a breakfast beverage it seems (don't we wish). Oskar Blues does the next best thing and blends Hotbox Roasters Coffee into a new seasonal beer - Hotbox Coffee Porter. Check out the details in their recent press release.

OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AND HOTBOX ROASTERS HOOK UP AGAIN FOR HOTBOX COFFEE PORTER

[Press Release] Longmont, CO - Beer just got a caffeinated kick in the beans.

Oskar Blues Brewery and their in-house, coffee addiction-inspired Hotbox Roasters tag-team once again to pair roasted aromas, flavors and a frothy buzz together in Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Hotbox Coffee Porter (6.4% ABV/30 IBUs) has a malted base extracted from English and German roasted and caramel malts, and is comprised of flavors like roasted nuts, crème brûlée, cocoa and caramel. Hotbox Roasters then crashes the party and infuses potent, cold-extracted coffee from Burundian and Ethiopian beans and deals old flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate and hints of blueberry.

"Hotbox wake-n-roast gets us rolling in the brewhouse day in and day out." said head of brewing operation's Tim Mathews. "Hotbox Porter shows that beer and coffee were meant to be together. Digging in with Hotbox Roasters allowed us to develop a malt blend and a coffee blend that gel beautifully."

Hotbox Roasters is a ColoRADo craft coffee roaster specializing in the highest quality, fair-trade coffee beans available to coffee fiends nationwide (http://hotboxroasters.com/store/). Hotbox currently offers eight different roasts from around the world and is constantly searching for premium beans to add. Hotbox Roasters cans its freshly roasted beans using the Oskar Blues & Ball Corporation Crowler™, a one-use, recyclable can that is filled and seamed right on location at the Hotbox Roasters Dock in Longmont, ColoRADo. An Oskar Blues Fooderies-driven Hotbox Roasters physical location will open at 3490 Larimer St., Denver, CO in fall 2016. This will be the first location for the Longmont-based craft coffee roaster and will open directly next to the upcoming craft casual CHUBurger location in the Denver RiNo neighborhood. Stay tuned for 12oz. cans of Nitro Cold Brew from Hotbox Roasters yet this year.

Brought to you by the original craft beer in a can, Hotbox Coffee Porter is available nationally in four-pack, 12 oz. cans and draft from September through November.

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About Oskar Blues

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the opening of their Austin, TX brewery in July of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, the U.K. and Australia.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

NoCo Beer News 090816


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - The 2016 NFL season kicks off today with our Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. You'll want to stock up on craft beer for the game. There's plenty of specials today at local brewery taprooms for all you football fans. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, September 8th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Bottles & caps from Odell Brewing Co - Ft. Collins, CO"

Featured Brewery News of the Day

WeldWerks Brewing Company - New beer release today at 2pm. Stop in for the release of their latest beer: "Pomegranate Berliner". They took their classic Berliner Weisse and infused it with pomegranates. This beer is available on draft and in crowlers to-go. They'll have the Broncos vs Panthers game on at 6:30pm on both TVs too. Plus, today they are offering $1 off crowlers all day and also $1 off drafts during the game. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

12Degree Brewing - Now back on tap - 12Degree's "Raspberry Beret", a kettle-soured blond ale aged on raspberries. Just one of many brews available on tap today. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - The second Saturday of every September is National Sour Beer Day. Stop by and check out over 6 sour beers on tap and even more in the bottle. Plus, check out their big selection of to-go beer in the cold case. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing - Bootstrap Brewing is planning to open a 2nd location! They are in need of more room to grow so they've recently secured a 14,000 square foot property in Longmont, Colorado at 142 S. Pratt and plan to have a 2nd brewhouse and tasting room. No word yet on when this facility will open - most likely not for a year or so. More plans will be reveals as they are announced. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Boulder Beer Co - Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Boulder Beer on Saturday, September 24th from 12pm to 9pm. Grab your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with them. Enjoy smoked meat, fun games and even drink your favorite Boulder beer out of a 1 liter stein. Prost! Caribou Mountain Collective will start playing at 4pm. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Co - Tonight, Crystal Springs Brewing will begin offering specials for every Bronco Game. This week they are offering a hot dog, chips and a beer for only $7.50. So put on your game attire and come join in for a great time! Game starts at 6:30, but they'll open at 3:00 for pregame. And don’t forget, they’re open for lunch on Fridays at 12:00pm. For those of you who work in a school, don’t miss Faculty Friday – faculty and staff (yes, retired too) have Happy Hour prices all day and evening (Noon – 9 PM). Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Just in time for the big Bronco kickoff game tonight, Gravity Brewing has installed a new big screen TV. They'll have the game on tonight. Gastronauts will be serving up Pulled Carolina Port and more too. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Louisville, CO.

Gunbarrel Brewing Company - This upcoming brewing business just posted a brief video stating that they're now working on filling out a lease agreement and filing paperwork for their Colorado liquor license and their Federal Brewer's Notice. Things are starting to move towards opening a brewery in the Gunbarrel area near Boulder, CO. Stay tuned for more news on this endeavor.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - Now on tap - Cherry Almond Imperial Porter! The dark side of beer is awesome. Trivia tonight starting at 7:30pm. Also, grab some brats and dogs from Suburban Wiener tonight on site. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - The fame of Oskar Blues beer continues to grow and so also do the number of facilities the brewery operates. On September 17, 2016 Oskar Blues will officially open their new Austin, Texas brewing facility with a special Grand, er "Can'd" Opening party. This becomes the 3rd large brewery operation that is owned by the brewery - the other two being in Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC. The brewery produced 192,000 barrels of beer in 2015 and looks to greatly expand that number. The Austin, TX plant is located at: 10420 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX. Colorado's location is at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.

SKEYE Brewing - Broncos Kickoff Special tonight. Whenever the Broncos score a touchdown you can get $1 off your next beer. Also, SKEYE Trivia tonight as well at 6:30pm. Pay attention to the questions between plays, m'kay? Located at: 900 S Hover St, Longmont, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Celebrate the return of pro football. Get Happy Hour pricing whenever the Broncos are on the field - that means $2 off West Flanders beers and appetizers. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - There's a new cask being tapped today just for hop heads: "Treeline IPA" dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. There's notes of citrus, pine, and dank orange. Get a 16oz pour for $6. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
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Larimer County Breweries

Berthoud Brewing Co - This little brewery's 2nd anniversary is this Saturday and they are celebrating with party. They will newly tap "Little Thompson Pale Ale" that day. Plus live music from AJ Fullerton (6-9pm) and Between the BunZ food truck will be on site serving up food starting at 6pm. Located at: 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - Come watch the Broncos at the taproom tonight. They'll be giving away free beer brats starting at kickoff until they're gone. Stop in before the game 4-6pm and play Beat the Beertender. If you can out match the beertender at their game you'll get discounts on your beer. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing - Over at the brewery, they're calling this month "Spicy September" and today they'll tap a firkin of "What the Helles Maibock", a beer conditioned with cayenne and shishito peppers. Feel the heat! Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - FCB is planning to host "The Art of Aging: Aged Craft Beer and Food" beer dinner at their Tavern on Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The cost is $35 per person for a 3-course 3-beer dinner. Each course will feature a unique added food entree along with an aged beer. Beers will includes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Peach Wheat Wine, the recently released Oud Bruin, and a 2014 Double Chocolate Stout. Tickets are available online. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Intersect Brewing - Open for less than a month, Intersect Brewing is adding another beer to their tap lines. Today they added "Much Obliged", an Imperial Amber Ale. Available on draft and for growler fills. A big brew at 7.1% ABV. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Maxline Brewing - The game will be on inside the taproom tonight starting at 6:30pm. Get a FREE hot dog with the purchase of a 16oz beer, while supplies last. There's also live music out on the patio too until 9pm. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Game Day Special - wear your Broncos gear into the taproom today and get $1 off pints. Also, anyone 21+ can get $10 growler fills today - with or without Bronco gear. Located at: 8121 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Just tapped today - 3 fresh beers - Alton Ellis Coffee Chocolate Stout, Peanut Brittle Red, and Canta-Amber, an amber ale made with cantaloupe. Try one or all 3! Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - Cheer on the Broncos at Rally King tonight. During the 1st quarter, you can get $1 off pours. Plus they have an $8 Pretzel and Pint special all night long. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Co - Don't forget - during every NFL game being played all season, stop in and order a house made Three Four pint and you'll get $1 off. It all starts tonight at 6:30pm. Located at: 829 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing - This Friday, September 9th, Verboten welcomes back to the taps: "Hop Crush", a juicy New England-style IPA. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Come watch the Broncos game tonight starting at 6:30pm. They'll have 60 beers on tap to choose from including several of their own brews. Tonight's beer special is $3 pints of Verboten Brewing's "Something Orange" during the game. If the game isn't your thing, play Trivia tonight starting at 7pm. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Now back on tap - "English Extra Pale Ale" - served up in a tall pint glass. It's also Flight Night - get $2 off Flights and $5 Pizzas from the food truck outside. Try the full 10 flight and a pizza for just $19. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - The Bronco game will be on all of their TV's tonight. Watch the game or check out Open Mic Night with Cole Britton from 6-9pm. Grab some food from the Mad Smoker who will start the tailgating starting at 2pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - During each and every Broncos game you can get Happy Hour pricing on beer for the duration of the game. They'll also have pitchers available on select drafts tonight and some good game day eats for you to try. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

High Hops Brewery - In honor of the new Broncos season - Go Blue & Orange! - they have their BLUEberry Wheat in cans on sale. Get $2 off every blueberry wheat six-pack bought today. Also, two beer releases today: Imperial Blueberry Wheat and also The Pink One kettle-soured Gose. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Special Events

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- BBQ, Blues & Brews - Sept. 9 - Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park - Colo. Springs, CO.
- Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Sept 9-11 - Main Street - Breckenridge, CO.
- Boulder Valley Beer Fest - Sept. 10 - Superior Community Park - Superior, CO.
- Lafayette Brew Fest 2016 - Sept. 10 - Lafayette Florist - Lafayette, CO.
- Craft Brew Races - Sept. 10 - Boulder Reservoir - Boulder, CO.
- Chili & Beer Festival - Sept. 10 - Mt. Crested Butte Resort - Crested Butte, CO.
- Sour Beer Day - Sept. 10 - Everywhere - National Beer Holiday.
- Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits Tasting - Sept 10 - 300 Suns - Longmont, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NoCo Beer News 090716


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Happy National Beer Lovers Day! It's a day to celebrate this popular malty and hoppy beverage and enjoy one along with your friends. And in today's news you'll find the latest about what's new on tap and what's happening in the taprooms around NoCo. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, September 7, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Ft. Collins, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Today there's a special release that you can enjoy 4 different ways! 1) Big Red IPA (flagship). 2) Ruby Red IPA (Big Red w/grapefruit). 3) Beta Test Big Red, with Brettanomyces for funk. And 4) Pickle Ball IPA - Big Red conditioned with dill, garlic, black peppercorns, and coriander seeds. These options are good for TODAY only (9/7/16). Get any 3 10oz shorties for $7 or all 4 for $9. Also today, get $1 off all full pours on beers, $3.50 pints of Simcoe Pale Ale while it lasts, and $24 mix and match cases of beer To-Go. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

Atom Brewing Company - The brewery's first ever fruit beer is now ready to be released. Look for their "Blueberry Harvest", an ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries added. This brew will be available in 375ml (12.68oz) bottles and will be distributed to various locations in Denver and Longmont over the next couple of weeks. Brewery located in Erie, CO (no taproom).

Avery Brewing Company - FREESKIER Season Kickoff and POW DAY IPA release is tomorrow Thursday, September 8th from 5pm to 9pm at the brewery. Kickoff the new ski season and celebrate the release of Avery/FREESKIER's new collaboration beer, the Pow Day IPA! Pow Day IPA is a big, citrusy IPA with a coffee forward aspect using cold brewed coffee blends from OZO Coffee Company in Boulder, CO. 80's cover band The Goonies will be rocking on stage from 6-8pm and there will be a gear raffle, yard games, free beer for those 21+ and more! Plus, pick up FREESKIER's 2017 Buyer's Guide and browse next year's hottest products. Bring your friends, wear your party hat and get ready for a good time. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Co - It's that time of year again. Fate has brought back their Pumpkin Ale and it's on tap now. #drinkyourFATE - Located at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Co - For Small Batch Wednesday, FRBC has tapped a Scottish Brown Ale which is based off of 4 different styles of beer (Dunkel, Doppelbock, ALTBier, and Brown). This is an EZ drinking 4.5% ABV brew that is chocolatey-biscuit malty smooth. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - Fans of Twisted Pine's Billy's Chilies will be happy to know that their beer cooler is now fully stocked up with bomber bottles of this hot brew for take home. Stop in and stock up. Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - Releasing tomorrow, Thursday September 8th is Upslope's Volume 9 Barrel-Aged Doppelbock in big 19.2oz tall cans. This is a big 9.1% ABV brew and is a much maltier version of a German bock brew. In addition, this beer was barrel-aged for months in 3 different types of barrels (Rye Whiskey, Tequila, & American Whiskey). It'll be pouring at the Lee Hill location on tap too. Located at: 1501 Lee Hill Rd No 20, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Just for National Beer Lover's Day, they have a Peach Wit on tap. It won't be on their list so you have to ask for it by request only. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - 1933 Brewing and their mechanic neighbors at Recycled Cycles are teaming up to create a new brew and we want to celebrate… so come out and join in for their 1st Brewery Bike Ride Thursday, September 22 at 5pm. The ride fee is only $10 and includes a commemorative jar glass, a free fill, a $5 gift coin to Recycled Cycles, plus entrance into a raffle to win some great prizes (including a FREE BIKE!). Take the leisurely MILD ride (12.5 miles on trails and bike paths) or tackle a WILD ride (around Dixon Reservoir). Rain or shine – registration will start at 4 pm and both rides will depart promptly at 5pm. The after party will include some great beer, a raffle, open mic, and food for purchase from Rolling Stone wood fired pizza. PS: If you just want to come for the party, that’s GREAT! The more, the merrier… and it’s for a great cause to benefit Bike Fort Collins! Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company - This small town brewery will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary at a special celebration this Saturday, September 10th from 12pm to 10pm. There will be two live musical performances starting at 4pm from two performers: AJ Fullerton and Ward Davis. Also the Between the BunZ food truck will be on hand serving up food starting at 6pm. Plenty of fresh beer on tap for the occasion. Located at: 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Just in time for the Broncos kickoff game, stop in tomorrow September 8th from 2pm to 6:30pm and get BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) growler fills. There's no trivia this Thursday so come watch the game. Enjoy half price pitchers and Hoppy Meals (brat & beer for $8.50) during the game. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Ste 9, Loveland, CO.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - For the Bronco game tomorrow (9/8/16), you can get their $15 Pizza & Pitcher Special. Enjoy your favorite pitcher of Coopersmith's beer and a full-sized pizza for just $15! Located at: 5 Old Town Sq, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - New beer available today! Now in draft and in 16oz cans - Belgian-Style Oud Bruin Ale. A blend of fresh ale and aged ale with Wild Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus providing a distinct tartness. Flavors of currants and raisins mingle with a relative sweetness and an obvious acidity that becomes more complex as the beer warms. Stat: 7% ABV. Coming in October - look for "Sled God", a winter warmer hitting store shelves and taps in October. Also mark your calendar for Friday, September 23rd from 4pm to 9pm for FCB's Oktoberfest Celebration at the Modern Tavern. German food, trivia, and a Stein Holding contest. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's Hump Day Growler Special is on growler fills of Tacocat English Porter where you'll get $4 off a fill. All other brews get $2 off regular growler fill prices. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - In honor of their favorite brew dog, Lumpy Ridge Brewing has released "Thurman's Stout". It a dark malty brew that weighs in at 6.4% ABV. Perfect for those cool fall nights to come. Located at: 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Stop in for Thursday Night's Broncos Kickoff Game and watch on their big 65" flatscreen TVs. During the game they will serve up FREE hot dogs with the purchase of a pint - while they last. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company - Returning to the taps just in time for the upcoming Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is their 80 Shilling Scottish Ale. This brew has notes of sweet caramel and toffee and perfect for drinking when wearing a kilt! Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

USA Today Readers Poll - In a recent post from USA Today, their readers were polled about what their Top 10 Beer Scenes in the US was and the #2 spot in the nation was Fort Collins, Colorado! With around 25 breweries in town including some of the biggest in the nation - this is no longer one of our best kept secrets. Congrats to Fort Collins!

Weld County Breweries

Broken Plow Brewery - Get your side dishes ready for this Saturday, September 10th and their 3rd Annual Catfish Po'Boy Potluck at the brewery at 6:00pm. The brewery will provide fresh caught catfish for the sandwiches. Live bluegrass music from Rusty 44 that night as well. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - For National Beer Lovers Day you can get a pint of your favorite Echo beer and a flatbread pizza for just $8 in the taproom today. Also, don't forget that this Saturday, September 10th is Sip and Stretch Yoga and Beer day with Jordan Metzler. They will be giving away some great prizes during this yoga session. For a chance to win go to the Echo Brewing (Frederick) Facebook page and RSVP as GOING to this event and show up. Located at: 5969 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Starting later this week, WeldWerks will be releasing a special, small-batch Summer Harvest Berliner beer that has Palisade peaches and garden sweet strawberries brewed into it. It'll debut at a beer dinner on Thursday at The Kitchen and then will be available in the taproom. This beer will join the growing line-up of Berliner beers now on tap including Blackberry Berliner and Berlinerita. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival - Tickets went on sale TODAY for this annual event up in Breckenridge, Colorado on January 5-7 2017. This festival is considered one of the premiere beer fest events of the year and tickets sell out quickly. So if you want to go better grab them quick! The Brewmaster's Dinner and VIP packages have already sold out. The Commercial Tasting & Seminars ticket costs $75.00. Get your tickets online. Visit: http://bigbeersfestival.com/purchase-big-beers-festival-tickets/#top

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- BBQ, Blues & Brews - Sept. 9 - Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park - Colo. Springs, CO.
- Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Sept 9-11 - Main Street - Breckenridge, CO.
- Boulder Valley Beer Fest - Sept. 10 - Superior Community Park - Superior, CO.
- Lafayette Brew Fest 2016 - Sept. 10 - Lafayette Florist - Lafayette, CO.
- Craft Brew Races - Sept. 10 - Boulder Reservoir - Boulder, CO.
- Chili & Beer Festival - Sept. 10 - Mt. Crested Butte Resort - Crested Butte, CO.
- Sour Beer Day - Sept. 10 - Everywhere - National Beer Holiday.
- Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits Tasting - Sept 10 - 300 Suns - Longmont, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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Fort Collins Brewery to Release Oud Bruin


Fans of Belgian-style aged beers will want to take note of this beer release. Fort Collins Brewery is releasing their limited release Oud Bruin today. This is a beer that can even stand up to aging further. Check out their press release below.

[Press Release] Fort Collins, CO – On Thursday, September 8th Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) will release on draft at the Modern Tavern, Belgian-Style Oud Bruin, the third limited edition brew from FCB’s signature Savor Series line. The small batch creation will also be available on draft and in 16oz cans throughout FCB’s distribution footprint in the following weeks.

At 7.0% ABV, the Belgian-Style Oud Bruin includes a blend of fresh and aged ale. “Oud Bruin incorporates three different beers at different stages, one that has been soured for 21 months in barrels, another that’s been souring for a year, and one that has aged six months but without souring agents,” said FCB Brewer Taylor Krantz. “The six month fresh ale balances the sourness from the aged batches. The result of the blended trio is a harmonious meld of flavors that creates a complex sipping beer.”

In addition, Fort Collins Brewery has reserved a portion of the beer and will continue to add fresh ale to the aged beers to replenish the batch, making Oud Bruin the beer that keeps on giving. “A fun fact about this style of beer is that for all future releases, there will always be some portion of original beer in it,” said Krantz.

While most beers are best enjoyed fresh, the Savor Series is a line where vertical tasting and cellaring is encouraged. In order to extend the shelf life of Oud Bruin, the beer will be can conditioned in a temperature controlled facility allowing for flavor characteristics to evolve and take shape. “During this process, a secondary fermentation will take place in which yeast will consume any oxygen carried over from the packaging process,” said FCB Operations Manager Thomas Barnett. “The final product will be a virtually oxygen-free, naturally carbonated beer that will cellar exceptionally well.”

Wait, there’s more! To celebrate the long awaited release of Oud Bruin, the Modern Tavern at FCB will host an “Art of Aging” beer dinner on September 22nd at 6pm. The three-course dinner will be paired with aged craft beer proving that all good things are worth the wait. To RSVP, visit beer-dinner-fcb.eventbrite.com.

FCB’s Belgian-Style Oud Bruin will be available on draft at the Modern Tavern this Thursday. Eager fans will find this adventurous beer in participating restaurants, bars and liquor stores in the following weeks.

About FCB and Modern Tavern: Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern is a family-owned, handcrafted microbrewery and full service tavern in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB offers an outstanding lineup of 50 ales and lagers that can be found on tap as well as in bottles throughout the U.S. FCB is a 2015 GABF® Gold Medal Winner for Oktoberfest in the Dortmunder/German-Style Oktoberfest category. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Brewery tours run Monday – Friday by appointment and Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m. (at the top of the hour). Create – Share – Savor

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NoCo Beer News 090616


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - The day after Labor Day seems like a Monday, but the good news is that there's only 3 more days until your next weekend! There's some new tappings, upcoming events and beer specials you'll want to know about. Tuesdays have some of the best specials! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: WeldWerks Brewing Company - Greeley, CO

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Funkwerks - Funkwerks has published their September list of upcoming beer releases coming later this month. Sometime mid-month, Funkwerks will tap "Bramble", a barrel-aged brett saison ale brewed with blackberries. It's funky from the Brettanomyces and has a bit of sweetness from dark candi sugar and berries. Stats: 7.6% ABV. Will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. Then coming in late September, for Funkwerks' "Blanc (The Saison Conspiracy)", a collaboration beer they did with River North Brewery that's a barrel-aged saison ale brewed with grapes. They blended both houses' yeast strains together to produce a light traditional Saison with a hint of chardonnay grapes and Chardonnay barrels. Stats: 7.5% ABV. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - There's still a few team spots open for the upcoming "Hoplympics Summer Games" at 300 Suns set for Wednesday night, September 14th starting at 6:30pm. Sign up your team quick and your team could win a Beer Tour on the Brewhop Trolley and free beer for the day of your tour at local breweries. Plus medals too! Participants will receive free beer (or a non-alcohol drink if under 21) and an awesome metal water bottle. Details and team sign-up at: www.300sunsbrewing.com/hoplympics/ - Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

FATE Brewing Company - Fate Brewing is expanding into a 2nd location! Fate Brewing recently announced plans to open up a new restaurant and taproom (no brewhouse) in the Lafayette Marketplace (aka The District) in Lafayette, Colorado. Fate expects to open their newest location by February 2017. The Lafayette Marketplace is also home to Lafayette Homebrew Supply and Front Range Brewing Company. Fate Brewing does not plan to brew at its 2nd location but to operate it primarily as a restaurant will their own beers on tap. Current location: 1600 38th St, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - For those of you who are barrel-aged stout lovers, Front Range Brewing is having a sale on their Chasm Lake Buckwheat Stout. This brew was aged for 6 months in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels and is now on sale for $6 a bomber bottle. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Co - Plan to attend Left Hand Brewing's 23rd Anniversary celebration coming on Wednesday, September 21st from 11am to 9pm at their taproom in Longmont, CO. Come wearing your Left Hand Brewing t-shirt and you'll receive half off your first pint during this event. More details coming soon. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - On Sunday, September 11th, Odd13 Brewing will release "Codename: SuperDuperFan Double IPA" in their taproom. You won't find this beer outside the taproom so stop by soon to try it. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Sanitas Brewing - This Saturday, Sanitas Brewing is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a big Party all day long. There will be a lot of special fun beers available, a cornhole tourney with prizes, a taco eating contest, live music and their very first bottle release. Event runs from 11:30am to 11pm this Saturday. Located at: 3550 Frintier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Big Thompson Brewery - Today is Taster Tray and Trivia Tuesday. Get discounts on taster trays: 5 for $5 or 8 for $8. Trivia with Dani tonight starts at 6:30pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - Fresh on tap this week is Black Bottle's "Karma Payment Plan", a sour grapefruit IPA (5.5% ABV). Get an 8oz pouring for $5.00. Located at: 1605 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

Buckhorn Brewers - Over the weekend, Buckhorn Brewers tapped some new beers. When they open again on Thursday, September 8th look for these to be on tap: Winterwhite IPA (7.5% ABV), Never Summers' Wit (4.5% ABV), and Krueger Porter. Coming soon from the fermenters: "Steamtoberfest", a beer that will appear at the Loveland Oktoberfest on September 16-17. Also coming soon is their "Wildlane Farmhouse Ale". Open Thursdays through Sundays. Located at: 4229 W. Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Good news for NFL football fans. During the football season, Maxline Brewing will extend their Sunday hours to 11am to the end of the Sunday Night game. There will be plenty of craft beer, local food and of course plenty of free high fives when your team scores. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company - Tuesdays are always special at McClellans where you can get $6 growler refills all day long! Bet you're in need of a refill after a long weekend. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Intersect Brewing - For those of you who may have missed it, Intersect Brewing recently tapped two more beers - their Kolsch and a Pale Ale as of late last week. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Mark your calendars now for their annual Pateros Creek Brewing event "Stevetoberfest" on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 2pm to 7pm at the brewery. You've heard of Beer:30, well this event will get you used to Steve:40 as in the owner Steve is turning 40 this year during the celebration. Come help him say goodbye to his youth and enjoy Stevetoberfest. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - The taproom has a nice special going on for T-shirt Tuesday. Wear your Rally King t-shirt today and you'll get a Buy One - Get One Beer Free! Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Join in today's Running Club 5K run at 6pm followed by $2 off pints for participants. It's also Tech Tuesday where people who work in the Tech or Education industry get $2 off pints all day. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Co - During this year's NFL games get $1 off any Three Four brewed pints during any NFL game on Monday, Thursday, and all day Sunday for the entire NFL season. Located at: 829 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Broken Plow Brewery - Staring tonight is an event called "The Weekly Pick" where a group of Bluegrass, Folk, & Acoustic enthusiasts do a jam session from 7pm to 9pm. Anyone with an interest in playing can join in - or simply come and listen in. This event will run every Tuesday night. Enjoy a beer the a jam! Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - This week's Firkin tapping is their "Mangifera Farmhouse", a Belgian-style farmhouse ale made with mangoes. Funky, fresh and fruity. Then, returning to the taps on Thursday, September 8th at noon is "The Pink One", a gluten-free version of their kettle-soured Gose. This one has loads of raspberries and lemon verbena added to give this one some tartness. It's very sessionable weighing in at 4.0% ABV. Also tapping that day is their "Imperial Blueberry Wheat" beer. This is a stronger version than their normal Blueberry Wheat - so enjoy responsibly! Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.


Special Events

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- BBQ, Blues & Brews - Sept. 9 - Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park - Colo. Springs, CO.
- Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Sept 9-11 - Main Street - Breckenridge, CO.
- Boulder Valley Beer Fest - Sept. 10 - Superior Community Park - Superior, CO.
- Lafayette Brew Fest 2016 - Sept. 10 - Lafayette Florist - Lafayette, CO.
- Craft Brew Races - Sept. 10 - Boulder Reservoir - Boulder, CO.
- Chili & Beer Festival - Sept. 10 - Mt. Crested Butte Resort - Crested Butte, CO.
- Sour Beer Day - Sept. 10 - Everywhere - National Beer Holiday.
- Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits Tasting - Sept 10 - 300 Suns - Longmont, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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