Friday, June 10, 2016

NoCo Beer News 061016

Oskar Blues Brewery
The weekend is finally here and Mother Nature is cranking up the heat! You're gonna need a beer or two to keep cool this weekend. Fermentedly Challenged has some clues on where the newest brews are pouring this weekend. Check it all out in today's news. Plenty of live music to listen to at your favorite watering holes, plus some festivals going on this weekend you'll want to check out. The food trucks are out and about and coming to a stop and many breweries tonight. Why not make an evening of it at a craft brewery? Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, June 10th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

Picture of the Day: The Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, CO.

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Company is working with The Colorado Keg House (Broomfield) to brew up a special collaboration beer today. Stay tuned for details on this release. Also, the taproom will be closed today at 5pm for a Private Event. They will open again to the public at noon on Saturday. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company is hosting a weekend of live music and good craft beer. Tonight on the patio listen to live music with Rikki from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Then tomorrow night listen to Haystack Mountain Bluegrass Band from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

J Wells Brewery is having a beer release today at 3pm. Stop in for a taste of their new Treppenwitz Hefeweizen. They'll be open until 11pm tonight. Be there! Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has a new beer out today and they'd like your feedback on it. Try their new Tropical Sucka Punch, a hazy New England-style Pale Ale. It's described as juicy, hazy, with huge amounts of grapefruit, mango and citrus aroma and flavors. One growler fill per person limited. It taps at 4pm. Also, food available from Suburban Wiener. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Hazy is the new trend in IPA's and Odd13 just released a batch of Barefoot Runaway, their El Dorado hopped hazy pale ale. It has an enormous fruity character and is very sessionable on a hot day like today. Located at: 301 E Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO.

RockMont - This summer music/beer festival is happening tomorrow, Saturday June 11th from 2pm to 10pm in Roosevelt Park in Longmont, CO. There will be plenty of live Indie Rock & Funk music, an art showcase, plus Longmont area brewery booths. Come celebrate the Colorado experience. Sponsored by Left Hand Brewing. Tickets for entry are just $10 online or $15 at the gate. More info at: - Park located at: 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing goes B.L.A.M.! (Beer, Local Art, + Music) that is. And it goes off at the taproom tonight starting at 6pm. View creations from local artists, listen to 3 different music performers and enjoy some great beer tonight til 10:30pm. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

Shoes & Brews wants you to suit up! It's Aloha Friday at the store. If you wear your Hawaiian gear in tonight you'll get $1 off your pints the rest of the night. What a deal! Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company is highlighting three classic porch-pounder beers they're pouring tonight. Stop in and try either the Howdy, Ol Zippy or the Townie tonight. Or perhaps all 3! Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company announced today that their next Tap Room Series release will be an Apricot Pale Ale. Stats: 5.8% ABV + 40 IBU. This brew hits the taproom on Tuesday, June 14th just in time for Flag Day's Tuesday Tapping. It'll be available in 19.2oz cans as well. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing has beer, live music and the French Twist food truck on premises tonight. Music from Idlewhile starts on the patio around 8pm. Located at: 209 Emery Street, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery has 12 brews ready for you to try tonight including their recently tapped Oaked Sorachi IPA. Plus the A/C is on to help you cool off. Plus, Arepas Caribbean Food is on site tonight serving up food. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.


Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company reminds you to attend their big Parking Lot Party tomorrow, June 11th from 12pm to 5pm outside the brewery. They're having special beer releases including an aged Raspberry Sour and a Golden Ale, a cornhole tournament, a special Bike Giveaway from Recycled Cycles, and a BYOBBQ - they supply all the grills and you bring Da Meats! Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company will host live music with David Starr tonight in the taproom starting at 6pm. Plus, you can get tacos tonight from Origins on site. Start your weekend off in Berthoud. Plus live country music Saturday night at 6pm with Robert Cline Jr. Located at: 450 S 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery has a special deal today. Stop in and buy a Big Thompson T-Shirt and your first pint will be free! Get out of the heat and into a cool craft beer. Located at: 114 E 15th Street, Loveland, CO.

Buckhorn Brewers LLC will be closed for the better part of a week starting today through Wednesday of next week (if all goes well). They may even drop Wednesdays from their regular business days. The staff and crew are in need of some R&R. So look for them to open up again around June 16th. Located at: 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing will be presenting a new taproom release today at 2:00pm - Raspberry Saison. This is a Belgian-style Saison brewed with rye and fermented with a generous portion of pureed raspberries from Oregon. Stats: 5.5% ABV and 17 IBU. You can also find this brew on tap at select venues including: Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont), Amato's Ale House (Denver) and Lucky Pie (Louisville). Also, Old School BBQ will be parked outside the brewery tonight to satisfy your hunger pangs. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Beer Week starts in a week and runs June 18-25, 2016. The entire town including all 20+ breweries will be celebrating with special events including The Brewers Olympics that kicks it all off at 12pm at Go West T-Shirt Company (1725 Heath Pkwy in FoCo). There will be a special collaboration brew tapped at that event too. Look for specials all over town all week long including lots of live music, special beer tappings and more.

Front Range Rally at Loveland Farmers Market - For those who attended the Front Range Rally beer fest in May, you know that there was a lot of great local craft beer being poured for a great cause - the support of the Food Bank for Larimer County. Now the festival is getting an extension at 4 upcoming Farmers Market events at Fairgrounds Park. Every Last Sunday of the month from June through September you can enjoy tasting local brews and some of the best food truck cuisine at the Farmers Market. Proceeds from sales of the beer and food will go to the Food Bank for Larimer County. June's featured breweries include: Crow Hop Brewing Co and Big Thompson Brewery. Farmers Market runs from 9am to 1:30pm every last Sunday of the month (June 26th this month). Located at: 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has just the thing for this hot Summer-like day - stop in and try their Watermelon Snow Drop Honey Wheat Ale. Food on site tonight provided by Road Grill. Also, stop in tomorrow and participate in Grimm Bros' Hot Burrito Challenge (if you dare) from 2pm to 5pm. Eat the hottest burrito made from Matador Mexican Restaurant and drink Grimm Bro's hottest beer (both) in under 5 minutes without collapsing and you'll win a prize. This is only for hot heads only and not for the weak of stomach. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks has not 1, not 2 but 3 new tastes for you to try today. 1st - a Peaches & Apricot Sour Ale, 2nd - a Rye Extra Pale Ale with Grapefruit, and 3rd - a cask release of Lemon & Basil IPA. Try 1 or all 3 if you care! And stay tuned for next week's cask release - a Mango IPA on June 17th. Located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing is getting a new sign installed at their brewery today. It's HUUUGE! Come check it out and stop in for a beer. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing will be the spotlight of a Tap Takeover tonight at The Mainline Ale House in FoCo starting at 6pm to 8pm. They'll be giving away a free pint glass with every purchase of a Snowbank beer while supplies last. There will be specialty kegs there too including a Whiskey Barrel Aged 47 1/2 Stout. Plus at 5pm in the Snowbank taproom they'll be releasing their latest Nuance Chocolate collaboration brew - Cinnamon Habanero Chocolate SchwarzDog! Open til 9pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project has some beer releases out today just in time for the weekend. First is their Hootie Hoo, a key lime cream ale. And secondly, Never Lose-Bourbon Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout with coffee and hazelnuts. Plus, their Thinking of Something Orange on Nitro. That should get ya started. Located at: 127 E 5th Street, Loveland, CO.

Zwei Bewing just tapped their Hopfen Pils #6 today. Stop in for a pint or two. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery invites you to come to downtown Greeley tonight for the start of the annual Greeley Blues Jam! Tonight all along the 9th Street Plaza there will be free music from 3pm to midnight. Brix Taphouse will also feature live Blues tonight from 8:30pm to 11:30pm featuring Moses Walker & Ronnie Shellist. While 9th Street Plaza is "Go Cup" district where you can carry your beer outside on the street, Brix is over on 8th Street so the furthest you can carry their beer is the patio. For a complete list of Blues performances in Greeley tonight visit: - Brix is located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery will host a special beer tapping tonight of their Stone Free Apricot Wheat. It's one of their fan favorites. Drink one and enjoy live music on the patio starting at 7pm with Daryl Ray. Food truck tonight is Elements Wood Fired Grill. Also, more live music Saturday night at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. Avoid the crowds downtown and hang out on the west side. Located at: 4731 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company brought back their Emoticon DHS Double Dry Hopped Sour Ale last night. Get some while it lasts. Start off your weekend at Crabtree's. Located at: 2961 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery has plenty of their latest release "Phunkatron Saison" on tap. Come try a glass and cool off. Also, a teaser for next week - look for Dr. Pat's #24 to be released by Thursday. Located at: 6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company is also participating in the Greeley Blues Jam with free music from AJ Fullerton & Nic Clark in their taproom tonight. While they are out of their popular Juicy Bits IPA, they do have Steambarrel IPA available on draft and in crowlers. A new batch of Juicy Bits should be ready by the end of next week. Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company wants you to mark your calendars for Friday, July 8th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm for another in a series of Fireside Chats with brewmaster Kyle Carbaugh. This time the topic will be an Introduction to Cellar Aging Beer at Home. Which beer styles age best? How light and temperature affect aging of beer, alternative storage options, oxidation, and how long you can age a beer. Session is free with the purchase of a beer. Also, don't forget about tomorrow's collaboration beer release at 1pm - Sappy Roots: a kettle-soured Farmhouse Ale with Orange Blossom Honey. Located at: 625 3rd Street, Greeley, CO.


North of the Border

21st Annual Wyoming Brewers Festival - While this isn't a Northern Colorado event, several NoCo breweries will be pouring at this annual beer fest in Cheyenne, just north of the Colorado border on Friday and Saturday night, June 17th & 18th at Cheyenne Depot Plaza. Taste over 100 different craft beers from more than 30 Wyoming and other regional brewers. Live music including the Taylor Scott Band on Saturday night. Tickets are $35 for either night in advance or $40 at the door. Weekend passes are available for $60. The fun begins at 5pm both nights and wraps up at 11 pm. Details at: - Located at: 109 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY.


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