Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Party like a 1 year old at Black Bottle Brewery

Sean Nook of Black Bottle BreweryBirthday parties for 1 year olds usually aren't a big thing, that is unless you are Black Bottle Brewery. They've been open for a year and are planning to throw a big 1st Year Anniversary Party this coming Saturday, December 14th in Fort Collins, CO. There's going to be a LOT of Black Bottle beers on tap. Here's their press release issued today that explains what's in store for you.

Black Bottle Brewery to Celebrate 1st Birthday With Beer, Cupcakes, and One Man Band

[PRESS RELEASE] FORT COLLINS, COLO – Dec. 11th, 2013 – Black Bottle Brewery, the newest locally-owned brewery to Fort Collins, will celebrate their one year in business with the release of their first anniversary beer, Angry Elf, specialty cupcakes and one man band, Randall Conrad Olinger, on Saturday, December 14th from 11a.m. to 12a.m. at Black Bottle Brewery located at 1611 S. College Avenue, Suite 1609!

“It’s crazy how time has flown by this past year.” said Sean Nook, owner and head brewer. Nook, who was brewing beer in his home up until he opened Black Bottle Brewery, reflected on the last year, “It feels like just yesterday we were down here installing our copper kettle and fermentors, now here we are celebrating our first birthday.”

Join them as they kick off their birthday celebration at 11a.m., or any time you can make it in, as the party will be going on all day. Their 40 tap system that they usually share with other local and national breweries will be full of their very own craft beer creations, including Ginger, their Gold Medal Winner at the 2013 All Colorado Beer Festival. They’ll be offering tours to the public at 11a.m., 12p.m., 1p.m., 4p.m. and 5p.m. While there will be special tappings all day, the most important of them all will be at 7p.m. when they toast with specialty cupcakes from Cupcake Cruiser and tap their anniversary beer, Angry Elf, an American Strong Ale made with brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, orange blossom honey and cinnamon that was then aged in scotch barrels with raspberries and then whiskey barrels.

Black Bottle Brewery interiorFeisty Spirits, Fort Collins’ newest craft distillery, will join in the celebration as well. Following the birthday toast, stick around for the special release of the Black Bottle Brewery and Feisty Spirits collaboration whiskey, Collab-skey, at 8p.m. If that wasn’t already a full days worth, one man band, Randall Conrad Olinger will be performing for your listening pleasure starting at 9p.m. until close. This full day of beer, cupcakes, music and whiskey is one that you surely won’t want to miss, so join them!

Black Bottle Brewery, a locally owned and operated brewery and restaurant located in midtown Fort Collins, opened its doors in December of 2012. Brewing creative craft ales and lagers with radical ingredients in their basement is their passion and recently partnered with High Country Beverage of Loveland to help with their distribution. Offering a full food menu from its kitchen on the main level, Black Bottle Brewery provides a unique drinking environment enhanced by great food. For more information visit,

Feisty Spirits, Fort Collins’ first distillery, provides brilliant hand crafted whiskeys and other fine distilled spirits. Continuing a family legacy, they pride themselves in using natural and organic ingredients to produce the highest quality distilled spirits. “Nonconformist whiskeys for feisty souls” For more information visit,

High Country Beverage is an independent Colorado family owned and operated beer distributor known for product quality and outstanding customer service. They proudly represent over 250 brands of the finest local, craft, domestic, and imported malt beverages from around the world. For more information about High Country Beverage, please call 1-800-462-3615, or visit us online at


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