Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NoCo Beer News 062216

WeldWerks Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Hey Bike To Work Participants - plenty of after work beer specials if you ride your bike over to your local Northern Colorado craft brewery today. There are plenty of discounts and even free beers are out there! Fermentedly Challenged will help you find them. Plus several new beer releases this week, Fort Collins Beer Week and more!

Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing. Also be sure to follow Fermentedly Challenged on Facebook too.

Picture of the Day comes from: WeldWerks Brewing Company of Greeley, CO.

Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing is offering $2 off your pints from 12pm to 8pm today for your Bike To Work riders. Just let them know you rode your bike today (they'll trust you) and the $2 off deal is yours! Try their Pale Ale, or perhaps a Stout! Located at: 335 1st Avenue, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing is offering those participating in Bike To Work Day to stop in after work with your bike and get $1 off pints. Just show them your bike helmet when you stop in. Located at: 6778 N 79th Street, Niwot, CO.

Fate Brewing Company recently released their new "Tiger Wheat" at the Brew at the Zoo event at the Denver Zoo. The beer was made in honor of the new big cat habitat at the zoo called "The Edge". A big $2 from every pint of Tiger Wheat sold will go to the zoo. Located at: 1600 38th Street #100, Boulder, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery is planning for a big hairy event in July called the "Longmont Mane Event" - set for Saturday, July 23rd from 2-8pm at their taproom. Großen Bart, which means "Big Beard" is planning a day to celebrate big beards, and facial hair with a Beard and Mustache Competition. This competition is open to the public. Guys get your beards and staches groomed to perfection by the 4pm contest start. Tickets to the event are $5/advance or $8/door. Price of entry into the Public Beard Competition is $10. Live music from 2pm to 7:30pm and awards will be held at 7:30pm to 8pm. Located at: 1025 Delaware Avenue, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewery is offering growler fills for $10 all day today (June 22nd). Located at: 2516 49th Street, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is offering a deal for all your Bike To Work riders. Stop in on the way home on your bike and you'll get your second beer free! Located at: 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has their regular Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight with a slight twist. This is also a charity event to raise money for the non-profit Equality Florid who's helping the victims and families of the Orlando tragedy. Trivia is FREE to play, but if you wish to donate you also get a chance to win some money back in a cash purse! Enjoy a beer, play trivia and help those in need. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

New Planet Beer recently tapped a new beer - a Vanilla Salt Stout. It's a medium bodied dark brew with the taste of coffee and milk chocolate. The addition of sea salt and vanilla help to bring out all the flavors. Try one! Located at: 6560 Odell Place, Unit D, Boulder, CO.

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom - After being closed for nearly 3 days due to the construction of a cooler in the taproom, The Tasty Weasel Taproom is once again open starting today for regular business hours and serving up all their tasty Oskar Blues beers. Come get your fix back at the Weasel! Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company has word of a cool freebie of the day for today only - Bike To Work Day. On your way home today on your bike, stop by Upslope's Flatiron Park location. EcoVessel will be giving away a FREE pint glass to the first 50 people who show up on a bike starting at 4:00pm today. Plus, there will be some cool gear raffled off every half hour 4:30 to 7pm. Arrive on your bike and get one free raffle ticket. Additional tickets are $1 for 1, $5 for 7, or $10 for 15 tickets. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Court, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company - Filed under the "Betcha Didn't Know" category - Very Nice Brewing does something a little different with their spent grains. Instead of throwing the grains out, they give them to an Ostrich Farm "Head N The Sand" up in Black Hawk, Colorado and the big birds just gobble them up. And some of them grow to be nearly 7 feet tall! Must be something good in those grains. Meanwhile back at the taproom, Wednesday nights are Vinyl Night. Bring in your old vinyl records and they'll play them in the taproom for you while you enjoy a beer. Located at: 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Vision Quest Brewery will be releasing 7 new beers this Saturday starting at 3:00pm in their taproom. These beers include a Coffee Chocolate Rye Brown Ale, a Tangerine Wheat, a Juicy Hot Habanero Wheat, a White IPA, a Coconut IPA, a Belgian Blonde Braggot with guava, and a Berliner Weiss with mango and passionfruit. In addition, they will also have available several beers made with their Zymatic: a Belgian Dark Strong Ale, a Historical Adambier with peated malt, a Briess 2-row Comet SMASH, a Rahr 2-row Comet SMASH, and a Colorado 2-row Comet SMASH. Your job is to simply decide what to do with the time given to you. Located at: 2510 47th Street, Unit A2, Boulder, CO.

Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company has a new STASH IN THE BACK beer available today. Ask for their Grapefruit Ginger IPA. Its a small batch so get there quick from 3pm to 8pm if you want to try it. Located at: 4025 S Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company reminds you that if you want to save on beer then head over this afternoon from 2-4pm for Happy Hour. Just tell your boss you want to get an early start on your bike to work ride home. Located at: 450 S 8th Street, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery is on their last keg of their Smoked Chipotle Porter. If you want to get some you'd better come in soon before it kicks! Located at: 114 E 15th Street, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery now has their Imperial Bourbon Barrel Stout "Cuban Missile Crisis" bottled and available for sale. Get some at the brewery. Also rumor has it that today you can get half off your growler fills of your favorite Black Bottle brew too. Located at: 1605 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is giving away a pair of tickets for the upcoming Brewery Dogs Tasting at this Saturday's Hops & Harley event in Berthoud. You can win them by playing Trivia tonight in their taproom. Play starts around 7:30pm. Details of the Brewery Dogs tasting available on Located at: 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery is ditching the glass bottle! FCB announced that they will be moving their entire lineup of beers to cans starting with their Oktoberfest set to release in August. Starting that month, all beers released will be in cans. FCB's core 4 beers are already available in cans. Cans are 100% recyclable and fit in line with their commitment to sustainability. Also, wear your Colorado Rockies gear and stop in to the taproom during Fort Collins Beer Week and get a pint of their Haus Lager free! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks now has well over 10 different beers available in their cellar list - 4 of which were just added this week. Stop in the taproom and ask your server to show you the cellar list and take some aged Funkwerks brews home with you. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse offers $2 off growler fills each and every Wednesday all day. Today you can even get $4 off a growler fill of their special brew "Hidden Places". Stop in for a fill up and take some home with you. Also, food available tonight from The Road Grill. Buy a beer and some food and get $1 off each for their Pints & Poutine special. Also, get ready for Grimm Brother's big 6th Anniversary celebration set for Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016. Details and tickets online. Located at: 623 N Denver Avenue, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing just held their Grand Opening last week. This week, they'll be releasing 4 new beers. One a day starting this Friday. Here's the new offerings: Friday - Imperial Brown Ale, Saturday - American Pale Ale, Sunday - Scottish 80/- and Monday - Kolsch. Come taste the newest beers in Northern Colorado. Located at: 2701 S College Avenue, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing is offering an IPA special today in the Liquid Center taproom. Get $1 off all year-round (non-seasonal) IPAs today. Growler fills of the same beers are also $1 off too. Located at: 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - You may have seen this on the Denver News last night. One of Odell's employee's Johnny Benson and his new wife Laura Loretz were busy getting married and taking wedding photos when a rattlesnake came up and bit Johnny in the leg. Not to worry, Johnny got some good medical attention and was able to return to his wedding reception and dance the rest of the night. Quite the wedding story. At least he'll have some good beer to ease his pain. Heal up Johnny! Also, back at the brewery, stop in with your bike after 4pm and enjoy a can of Odell beer on the house and listen in to live music too! Located at: 800 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Bottom Brewery (Centerra) - Just in time for summer, Rock Bottom Brewery in Loveland is now featuring a seasonal craft beer creation, Summer Honey Ale. Returning for a limited-time, craft beer lovers can stop in and experience this brewed in-house craft creation that is made with locally sourced honey from local colorado businesses including Schmidt Apiaries, Papa Joe’s Local Honey, Dakota Bees and Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey. Guests looking to pair the sweet taste of Summer Honey Ale can look towards Rock Bottom beer pairings guide. A simple guide to its new menu of unique craft beer styles and food pairings. Location: 6025 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is offering a Bike Home From Work special today. Stop by on your bike on the ride home today, show them your helmet and get a dollar off pints from 2-8pm. Also, there's just one keg of Snowbank's special Guava Infused Sourado on tap now - but you have to get it over at Road 34 in Fort Collins if you want to try it. Snowbank Brewing is located at: 225 N Lemay Avenue, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Broken Plow Brewery - Locals know that the annual 4th of July fireworks display from the Greeley Country Club (not the Stampede fireworks) is a great beer sipping event. Broken Plow is practically across the street from the Country Club and offers great views of the fireworks. If you want to have a great view of the fireworks and have a front row seat - come on over early to Broken Plow and set up your chairs and have some beers. The fireworks start shortly after 9:30pm but you might want to reserve your spot by 7pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Wednesdays are always a great day to get growler fills at Crabtree because when you do you'll get your Growler Punch Card punched twice! That'll get you at least half way towards earning a growler discount. Every 4th growler fill is just $5. They just put up their Boxcar Brown Ale back on tap tonight too. Bring your pooch as the taproom is dog friendly. Located at: 2961 W 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern has a special going on today. If you buy one beer you'll get the second one for half price. Also a dessert special - buy an ice cream sandwich and a beer for $7. Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery has another Wednesday Firkin for you to explore today. Stop in to try their "Stardust Pale Ale" - a malty brew well balanced with Aurora, Galaxy, and Falconer's Flight hops. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - There's just one keg left of their special collaboration brew "Robot Librarian", a hazy IPA they made along with Odd13 Brewing, Cerebral Brewing and Fiction Beer Company. This keg won't be around for long so you'd better head over asap to get some. Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company has a special summer-time beer being released this Saturday, June 25th - it's a Strawberry Cream Ale. It's described as a traditional cream ale that's crisp, biscuity, smooth and malty, plus with a dash of strawberries to add some flavor and aroma. Great during these 90 degree days of June! Located at: 625 3rd Street, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


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