Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NoCo Beer News 061416

The Pumphouse Brewery
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Fermentedly Challenged has lots of news today of upcoming beer releases and several events you'll want to attend for this week in today's NoCo Beer News. Father's Day is this weekend. Wondering what to get Dad for his special day? Well a beer or two might be just the thing. Several breweries offering discounts or freebies for Dad for this coming Sunday. Don't forget to proudly display the American flag today. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Flag Day - Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. Covering Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.
Picture of the Day: The Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont, CO.

Boulder County

12 Degree Brewing is turning Three and will celebrate with a 3rd Anniversary Party this Saturday, June 18th at the brewery in Louisville, CO. The party starts at 12 noon and runs til close. There will be live music from Paa Kow starting at 7:30pm, plus some special beer releases that day, some giveaways and more! Located at: 820 Main Street, Louisville, CO.

Avery Brewing Company will debut a traditional tart gose (goes-uh) called "El Gose" with a zesty and somewhat salty disposition with a tangy citrus twist. They're calling it a beer for every day. Look for it in cans at your favorite store coming this summer! Located at: 4910 Nautilus Court N, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Company has several featured brews on tap this week including: Tiger Wheat infused with blood orange tea, Nitro Lachesis Australian-style pale ale, and their Farmhouse IPA hoppy saison. That plus 7 other Fate brews plus many guest beers on tap as well. Stop in at: 1600 38th Street #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company will host Open Mic Night tonight and every Tuesday night from 7-9pm. The event is hosted by Greg of The Miners Ghost. Play a song and earn a free beer! Stop in now and try their newest beer release: Copper Sunset ESB - now on nitro tap! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Road, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company posted their upcoming beers for June on their website. These beers are: 1) Iron Horse Irish Red Ale - a malty red with English hops, 2) Zeppelin German Ale - a full bodied made with Munich and Noble hops, and 3) Cannon Kottbusser - a German-style brew made with oats, wheat, honey and molasses. Try one this month! Located at: 285 Cheesman Street, Erie, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company released a Chocolate Chipotle Brown ale last night. It was brewed with a lot of chocolate and a bit of heat added from the fresh chipotle peppers. This one weighs in at 6.9% ABV. Enjoy one today! Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing will be releasing their collaboration brew this Thursday, June 16th - Robot Librarian, a double IPA that they brewed along with Fiction Beer Company, WeldWerks Brewing Company, and Cerebral Brewing. This is one of those popular new hazy IPAs you've heard about. One tap for one night only then it will hit store shelves the next day. Located at: 301 E Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery expands once again as yesterday the first canned beer rolled of the production line at their new Austin, Texas brewery. Now even more Oskar Blues beer will be available nation-wide. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery is celebrating Guys Day today. Guys get $3 Pumphouse drafts all day long 11am to 10pm. And while your at it, you may as well stay for a bite to eat as well. Who says guys never get their own special? Located at: 540 Main Street, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing has tickets on sale now for this Saturday's Sanitas Fest 2016 featuring live music, food carts, area vendor booths and lots of Sanitas craft beer. Tickets are $8 and are available in the taproom or on their website. Event runs all day 11:30am to 9:00pm. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

Shoes & Brews has weekly specials you should remember. Mondays get $1 off pints. Tuesdays get $1 off Taster Trays. Thursdays brings a weekly Social Run at 6pm. Saturdays include a Gnight Bike Ride. And this Sunday come for a Father's Day Bub Comedy Brew Tour. Stay tunes for their 2nd annual Birthday Bash coming up on July 23rd. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company is releasing their special Tap Room Series beer today called "Apricot Pale Ale" just in time for Tapping Tuesday. Available on draft or in 19.2oz big cans! Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct and at 1501 Lee Hill Road #20 in Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing will be hosting a special fundraiser Beer & Cheese Pairing event next Tuesday, June 21st from 4-8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Find tickets online via their Facebook page. Proceeds go to HOPE for Longmont - an organization who helps the homeless in Longmont. Located at: 209 Emery Street, Longmont, CO.


Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery has $2 off all Growler fills today! Plus, tonight's food truck is The Road Grill. Plus stick around for Geeks Who Drink Trivia starting at 7:00pm. Located at: 114 E 15th Street, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing is offering brewhouse tours every Saturday at 4:00pm. Learn about the brewery, the building's 100 year history and the brewing process. The tour lasts 30-45 minutes. It's fun and free and includes samples with something for everyone. Reserve your spot online at: citystarbrewing.com/brewery-tour/ - Located at: 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company is offering discount tickets to the upcoming Colorado Brewer's Festival in FoCo. You can get tickets for just $25 in the taproom, otherwise they are $30 online or $35 at the gate. H&D will also be pouring at The Summit event on Friday night with a special firkin of their newest beer - Belma Session IPA made with honeydew. Located at: 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks will be the focus of a beer dinner with Wapiti Colorado Pub Loveland at the Mariana Butte restaurant on Thursday, June 30th. This is a 5-course dinner with 5 beer pairings. To reserve your seats call Wapiti at (970) 635-1985. Until then, head over to the taproom located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company tapped a firkin last night of "Captain Jack's Imperial IPA" made with the 7 C's hops. If you're lucky they may just have some left today if you hurry. Available in 10oz and 16oz pours. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company has a regular line-up of food trucks visiting their brewery. Tonight have a beer and enjoy food from The Taco Shop. Wednesday features Umami Mobile Eatery and live music with Pluto String Quartet. And on Thursday, food from The Tramp About. Special beers on tap include: Dougwiser, Odell Accomplice Pale Ale, Bobby (Kolsch), Mishawaka 100th Anniversary Ale, Doble Buho Double Pilsner, Reunification barrel-aged stout, and Prop Culture sour Belgian-style ale. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Prost Tasting Room offers $2.00 off Mass (1 liter) beers every Tuesday. Just one of many reasons to go have a beer tonight. Open from 12pm to 10pm tonight. Located at: 321 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company is hosting Trivia tonight at 7pm in their taproom (or outside if the weather cooperates). Teams ready to go right at 7pm will get an opportunity to answer a bonus question. Then on Wednesday, stop in for Estes Arts District's Night of the Fun Junkies. Have a beer, listen to some music and view some local art. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is busy prepping for the annual Brewers Olympics this Saturday. In the meantime, today is Tech Tuesday - if you work for a local tech company or for Colorado State University, bring in your company ID and get $2 off pints of your choice! Taproom open from 2pm to 8pm today. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company - While the business doesn't yet have a public tap room, they do have a private tap room just for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members only on a farm. They are working towards opening a public tap room sometime in the future. Stay tuned for details. Meanwhile, look for their beers in local liquor stores around FoCo. Located somewhere in Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project is planning to release another great beer on the 1st day of Summer which falls on June 20th this year. On that day at 12pm they'll release "In Love With Summer", a summery Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat beer. It'll be on draft and also available in bottles. Located at: 127 E 5th Street, Loveland, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery is doing a Customer Appreciation Day today. Get $2 off pints from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and then get $1 off pints from 5pm til close! That's worth celebrating! 60 beers on tap including several of their own. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery will release three beers this week. First up, a Wednesday Firkin release of "Strawberry Shortcake Ale", a red ale with a malty mouthfeel and a hefty dose of strawberry flavor. Then on Thursday, stop in for "Dr. Pat's Double IPA #24", dry hopped with El Dorado hops to give it a bold, ruity aroma with hints of sweet melon, mango and cherry. And finally on Sunday, June 19th (Father's Day), they'll tap "Demi-God", a powerful American Pale Ale brewed with Zeus hops for some herbal, spicy bitterness and dry hopped with Herkules hops for subtle notes of pine and melon. Live music this week Thursday through Sunday with food trucks on the same days. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company will host "Brews & Bites" every Tuesday night featuring FREE wings from Wing Shack starting at 6:00pm (while they last). Come thirsty - plenty of beer on tap too including a Hefeweizen, a Blackberry Berliner, a Black Cheery Gose, Puesta del Sol Vienna Lager, a Steambarrel IPA, Juicy Bits IPA, a Mexican Imperial Stout and a barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Open from 2pm - 9pm tonight. Today in the brewhouse they were busy bottling their 2nd ever bottle release. Look for 375ml bottles of their barrel-aged Coconut and Vanilla Medianoche Imperial Stout to be released this Sunday, June 19th starting at 10am (due to the expected heat) Expect a limit of 2 bottles of each brew per person plus some on tap as well. Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

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