Wednesday, June 8, 2016

NoCo Beer News 060816

Twisted Pine Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Mid-week is full of special events at the local taprooms including Trivia, Music, Firkins and more. Get a sampling of what the Northern Colorado breweries are up to including several sneak peaks at upcoming tappings in today's post. There's even some beer dinners happening tonight that you can still get seats for. Check it out! Also, some weekend events coming up you'll want to be a part of. Stop back here every weekday for even more NoCo craft beer news. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

Photo of the Day: Twisted Pine Brewing Company in Boulder, CO.


Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing is making it rain every Wednesday by giving 10 percent of their Wednesday sales to Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. They are now open every day at noon. Enjoy a beer and know your helping out people in need. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company announces their IPAs & APIs Celebration this Sunday June 12th from 11am -11pm. All day Sunday, $1 from every IPA you drink there goes to Women Who Code! The coders who participated in their 24-hour IPAs & APIs Hackathon with Mondo Robot will be drinking beers, receiving awards, and engaging in exhaustion-fueled revelry. Please join them in raising pints of IPAs to raise funds for WWC! Over 7 different IPAs will be on tap for the occasion. Hop Freaks Unite! Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company has recently expanded its brewing facility to a 15 barrel brewhouse. Their equipment was fabricated by Rocky Mountain Vessels in Montrose, CO. They also made 2 15 bbl fermenters for them as well as a soon-to-be ordered 15 bbl brite tank. The goal is to have a brewhouse with 100% Colorado made equipment. In other news, the brewery is getting ready for their Bike to Work Party to be held on Wednesday, June 22nd. They will host two stations, one at the brewery and a water station off Coal Creek Trail. Ride your bike into the brewery that day and get a FREE BEER on the house! There will be a bike washing station, demo bikes, bike games with cool prizes too. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

BRU Boulder reminds you that you still have time to sign up for tonight's 4th Anniversary celebration beer dinner at 7pm. Call (720) 638-5193 for reservations or speak with a server when you show up. They've created a special anniversary Maibock this year as well as bring out aged version of their previous anniversary beers including a Belgian-style Quad, an Imperial Saison, and an Imperial IPA. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Company - Want a chance to earn a free FATE core pint? Simple. Purchase a packaged beer of any Fate beer and take a photo of it at the spot you're enjoying it at and post it to social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Be sure to add the hashtag #drinkyourFATE along with it. Let them know about it too. And who knows, if they like your image you might just find yourself with a free beer. Visit them at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Grossen Bart Brewery is teasing their latest creation now in the fermenter: Batch #69 - Belgian Pornstache Pale Ale. Look for it to be tapped in about 3 weeks. Will be available in 5oz, 10oz, 16oz or 20oz tastings. Betcha can't wait! Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Ever wanted to get a tour of the Left Hand brewery? Pre-schedule a brewery tour at 1:15pm, 2:15pm, or 3:15pm. Afterward, spend some time exploring their beer in the Tasting Room. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

New Planet Beer is now offering their Seclusion IPA in cans. Fans of gluten-free & gluten-reduced beers will want to check it out. Their cans are ready to go with you on hikes this summer. Look for it in stores around Northern Colorado. Taproom located at: 6560 Odell Place, Unit D, Boulder, CO.

Powder Keg Brewing Company recently welcomed back one of their old favorite taps: Dream Stealer. Its an oatmeal stout made with Honduran roast coffee. It has a big milk chocolate coffee flavor and is very drinkable. Try a pint at: 101 2nd Avenue, Niwot, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company is releasing a new beer today - Chewbacca Porter. You don't have to be a wookie fan to appreciate this dark wonder. It's taps at the open today (3pm). Taproom stays open to 8pm tonight. Enjoy a pint today! Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company regularly hosts a very Happy Hour on Wednesdays with discounts on draft pours from 2-4pm. Want to save more? Join their VIP Program. Text "BBC" to 57711 and receive 1 Free draft with a draft purchase. It'll help keep you up to date with their specials and events at the brewery. Located at: 450 8th Street, Ste B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery is hosting a special Pint Night tonight and every 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 5pm to 9pm. $1 each pint sold goes to improving the Big Thompson Watershed! Julie Ash, representing the Colorado Water Conservation Board, will be using the state's flood simulator to give a talk abut how rivers and floodplains work. This event is a great way to support the Coalition and learn more about how floodplains work. Also tonight from 6-9pm is Game Night hosted by Loveland Boardgamers. Bring a board game or play one of theirs. Bring a friend! Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery is hosting their own version of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. They got a hold of all six 2016 Beer Camp collaboration beers and will be tapping them all tomorrow, Thursday June 9th at 5pm to 10pm. Collaborations from breweries such as: Odell Brewing Co, Melvin Brewing, Creature Comforts, Trillium Brewing Company, Lawson's Finest Liquids, and more. Also, plenty of BBB brews on tap as well including their just released Cerealiously: Peanut Butter Crunch. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is proud to be hosting Trivia Night tonight starting at 7:30pm. There's $20 worth of City Star beer tokens up for grabs. Bring some smart(er) friends with you and you might stand a chance to win. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Equinox Brewing got together last week with the band Switchman Sleepin to brew a collaboration ale. You'll get to try this brew and listen to the band at a special Sunday show on June 26th at 3pm. They're referring to this beer as "Nectar from the Gods". Be sure to stop in for a brew and listen in. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks has a taproom special going on now thru June 19th called the "Twenty Dolla Holla"! Purchase both a Raspberry Provincial t-shirt and a 4-pack of that beer for $20. Taproom is open today until 8:00pm. Also, listen to live music every Friday (6pm) and Saturday (5pm) night. Located at 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company is joining up with The Moot House for a special 6 course beer dinner tonight at 6pm. The cost is $59.95 per person. Enjoy hand-picked beers artfully paired with 6 courses of food. Purchase tix at themoothouse.com. There's a special firkin planned for the dessert course you won't want to miss. Taproom located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Hunter's Moon Meadery just made a delivery up to The Barrel in Estes Park where you'll be able to enjoy their mead out in there special Beer Garden. The Barrel is the only location pouring their International Gold medal winner Velvet Moon, a mead made with blackberry blossom honey and aged for 4.5 years. It's a big 16% ABV sipper! Ask for it at The Barrel in Estes Park at 116 E Elkhorn Ave.

Jessup Farm Barrel House is participating in this year's Fort Collins Passport program. Sign up for the Passport for $20 and that'll get you 2 for 1 drink specials all over town including at Jessup Farm. The passport deal is good from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks is planning to celebrate their 4th anniversary with a special "Fest of Ale 2016" party set for Sunday, July 3rd from 4-10pm at the brewery. Admission price is $40 and includes 10 small batch beer tastings, a commemorative glass, a full BBQ, a chance at door prizes and a photo booth. Vote for your favorite small batch beer and you'll see it on tap again next year as a seasonal! Also available are their taproom favorites including a raspberry American sour, an IPA, an Imperial Stout, a Saison, a barrel-aged Tripel plus many different seasonals. Located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company - When up in Estes Park, be sure to stop by Lumpy Ridge Brewing for an apre-hike brew. There's some new patio seats set up today made from real skis - really unique. Check them out while you enjoy a cool brew. Located at: 531 S St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company is the Front Range's northern-most brewery. They open at 2pm and stay open til 9pm. Celebrate making it half way through the week. Located at: 8121 S 1st Street, Wellington, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company worked on a new brew last night - Calypso Single Hop. It'll be ready for you to try in a few weeks - perhaps for one of their upcoming Tuesday Trivia nights at 7pm. The new batch aroma still lingers at the brewery. Stop in for a pint from 1pm to 9pm. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar has one of the biggest hard cider selections in NoCo and is located in the heart of downtown Fort Collins. Sample some ciders today. Be sure to stop in Friday night for live music with Carbonated Insight starting at 7:30pm. Located at: 215 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Zwei Brewing now has 17 different Zwei beers on tap including 11 Continental selections and 6 Indigenous selections. Continentals include a Helles, Pils, Dunkel, Weissbier, Keller Helles, Austian-style lager, Dunkelweizen, Schwarzbier, Mai Bock, Baltic Porter and a Keller-style Dry Hopped Export lager. Indigenous selections include: an IPA, an American Brown, a Colorado-style Red ale, a Double IPA, a West Coast IPA and a Strong Pale ale. Something for just about everyone! Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Ste 120, Fort Collins, CO.

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Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Don't forget live music tonight from Ben Pu from 7-9pm. Then tomorrow night is Trivia Night from 7-9pm. Fridays are Teacher's Club night where teachers get $1 off food and drinks from 5-7pm. Then on Sunday, it's a special Sunday brunch music day from 12pm-2pm with Kaitlyn Williams and Connor Terrones. Patio is open! Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery is entering Week #2 of their Summer Trivia Tournament. Get a raffle ticket tonight for every beer you purchase for an and of the night drawing tonight. Enjoy a beer out on their spacious patio. Trivia starts at 7pm - bring a team along with your wits. Located at: 4731 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery reminds you that Wednesday nights are Firkin Tapping nights. They've got a beechwood aged firkin tapping and they don't mean Bud. Rather, it's their own "Son of a Beech...wood", American style light lager. Taps at 5pm tonight at: 6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Weldwerks Brewing Company - Good news IPA fans! Weldwerks just received in a HUGE shipment of Mosaic hops (over 528 pounds of 'em) and will be ramping up their production of their popular Juicy Bits IPA very soon. Meanwhile, plenty of beer still remains on tap of their other brews. Drop in at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company is still open despite the local road construction. Follow the detour and get to the taproom for a new beer release tonight: Tyrannous Morissette Sour IPA! Both hoppy and tart - and tasty! Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

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