Thursday, June 23, 2016

NoCo Beer News 062316

1933 Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - The summer beer festival season is well underway and there's several this weekend you'll want to join in - especially the Colorado Brewers' Festival in Fort Collins. Plenty of live entertainment, new beer releases, food and fun happening at the local taprooms tonight. Fermentedly Challenged has some ideas for you who don't want to wait for the weekend. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.
Picture of the Day comes from: 1933 Brewing Company in Ft Collins, CO.

Boulder County

12Degree Brewing has a new beer on tap this week. Stop in for a taste of their dry-hopped IPA called Inconceivable. They added Citra and Jarrylo hops to this one and made it juicy and tropical. Located at: 820 Main Street, Louisville, CO.

Avery Brewing Company is the subject of the 5th Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover at all five Parry's Pizza locations in Colorado, including the new location in Longmont. Adam Avery and several of his brewery reps will be on hand at each location talking about good beer and offering a toast or two. You can expect to see between 15 and 34 DIFFERENT Avery beers on tap at each Parry's location this Saturday, June 25th from open to close. Included in the line-up will also be some rare bottles you don't see very often. Live music will be at Parry's Longmont location. Parry's Pizza is located at: 1232 S Hover Street, Longmont, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company is hosting Bluegrass Thursday tonight. The pick'n starts tonight at 7:00pm. Stop in for bluegrass and brews. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Road, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is planning to off a big Righteously Independent beer sale just in time for 4th of July. Stop in the tasting room on July 2nd & 3rd and you can get 15% off all Kegs and Cases all day long. They will close the taproom on July 4th however for the holiday. Plus, don't forget the big release party tomorrow, June 24th at 5pm for their Pride Runs Deep IPA - made in honor of the USS Colorado. Party lasts til 9pm. Located at: 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing is planning to host a release party on Sunday, July 3rd for their Hop Wizard dry hopped pale ale. This release is in cans! Also on tap on a limited basis too. The release happens at 1pm July 3rd. Plus, Odd13 has now made their Hawaiian Bartender sour blonde ale with mango and pineapple one of their 3 year-round offerings. And its available in liquor stores now. Available in 4-packs. Located at: 301 E Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO.

Shoes & Brews is hosting a big 800m Challenge in tandem with SOS Hydration, Saucony, and Pikes Peak Brewing. Try to run your best 800m. If your time qualifies for the board, you'll get a FREE pint! There will be other giveaways as well, plus snow cones and more. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company has a food truck special again tonight. If you purchase anything from the Mac'N food truck you'll get $1 off any flagship pint to pair it with. Open til 8pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Avenue, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company will be participating at the Colorado Brewers' Festival this weekend. Look for their booth and try their tasty farm-built beers and learn about their beer CSA program. Festival is in downtown FoCo.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company is hosting Pints with a Purpose all day today. $1 from every pint sold will go to help the Orlando victims and their families. More info at: Donate $1 and receive a pin, $10 or more and receive a t-shirt! Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company will be hosting a very fast Twigg's Mystery Happy Half Hour sometime tonight between 5pm and 7pm just for 30 minutes. The deal they'll offer will be changing weekly so you'll want to be there to get it when it happens but be sure that it'll wet your whistle. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is bringing back a favorite summer beer starting today. Come get their Sagebrush Wheat - now on draft and also in a small batch bomber bottle. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO.

Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company is partnering up with Beer and Bike Tours for a special Grain to Glass Adventure next Wednesday, June 29th and you are invited to ride along. They'll start out at Troubadour Maltings, learn about the brewing process along the way and end up at 1933 Brewing for a beer afterwards. Tickets and info on this bike tour are at: Plus, Open Mic Night tonight from 5pm to 8pm. The brewery is located at: 4025 S Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company put a brew on the Nitro tap tonight - Cole Porter - for a rich creamy feel. Plus, their 5030 IPA is back on tap too. Located at: 450 8th Street, Ste B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company wants you to win some free beer vouchers and Beaver Bucks. How? Join in and win in Trivia tonight from 7pm to 9pm. The beer is already flowing. You just need to be able to answer the questions before the beer kicks in. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing now has their popular Red Necktar back on tap as well as a Nitro version of Red Necktar as well. Happy Hour all day today with $1 off pints. Enjoy some tonight and listen in to Loveland songwriter Maya Bennett tonight. Open 2:00pm to 10:00pm today. Located at: 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery is offering $1 off Growler Fills today in honor of Fort Collins Beer Week. Plus, now available in the FCB Tavern - a Hefeweizen! What's your favorite FCB brew? Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Front Range Rally @ Loveland Farmers Market - You loved the big event in May, now you can continue to enjoy local craft beer and food while helping feed those in need in Larimer County. This Sunday at Fairgrounds Park you'll see both Big Thompson Brewing and Crow Hop Brewing pouring beers at the market. Proceeds from the food trucks and breweries on hand go to Food Bank of Larimer County.

Funkwerks wants you to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 9pm for their 6th Birthday Party. There will be plenty of beer to go with tacos, live music from two different bands. There will be a chance to win beer or swag with every beer purchase. There will even be a pinata dropped at 1pm. More details on this party soon. Locate at: 1900 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company - Didn't get enough of Bike to Work Day yesterday? Well the bike deals are still flowing at McClellan's. Stop in on your bike (manual or motorized) and get a free beer when you purchase a spicy Elk Brat. Wearers of leather or spandex are most welcome. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing has something for the kid in every adult. NBB now has their own New Belgium Brewing Adult Coloring Book. This unique coloring book features scenes from the brewery, fat tire bikes and more. Order your copy from for $14. Bring in your finished work and show it off in the taproom - the staff would love to see it!

Old Colorado Brewing Company is in the heart of the action tonight in Wellington, Colorado with a Farmer's Market and a Concert in the park tonight. Plus there will be a vendor selling burrito's parked outside the brewery. Enjoy the market, the concert and a beer tonight! Located at: 8121 S 1st Street, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company has new growler shipment in. This time you can get a new screen printed 2 litre Powder Keg growler and their new 750ml Saloon Jug size. Great vessels for beer on the go. New beers tapped today: 7th Inning Stretch and Erdmania Ale and a Cherry Llama Brewliner Weisse. Try 'em! Located at: 242 N College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing has a special beer on tap this weekend, but you can only get it at the Colorado Brewers' Festival in FoCO. It'll be in the Mulberry MAX Beer Wine Spirits tent. Ask for "Ride Eternal" a collaboration brew with them. It's a Wheat Wine Ale that was aged in bourbon barrels. It's a big 10% ABV brew and offered in limited bottle release at the Mulberry MAX store. Verboten's taproom is at: 127 E 5th Street, Loveland, CO.

Weld County

Broken Plow Brewery is hosting Open Mic Night every Thursday night from 6pm to 9pm during the Summer out on the patio. They know that America's got talent and this is a great warm up spot for you to show the community your talent! Enjoy a beer, do a song, or just enjoy the performances of others. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company is offering Flight Night where you'll get $2 off a flight of their beers tonight and every Thursday. Located at: 2961 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern now has some new Grand Lake beers and ciders on tap this week including a Peach IPA, a Saison, a Barley Wine and a Blueberry-Lavender cider. Also, teachers, students and hospital employees get 10% today. Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

Northern Colorado Brewery is in the final stages of being planned and built on the campus of University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Michael D Mosher, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is heading the effort to bring this commercial brewery to fruition. As part of the Brewing Laboratory Science certificate program, students will learn how the brewing process works on a real brewing system. While the program has been in place for a short time, the program has yet to produce any beer that could be consumed by the public. That will soon change. They expect to finalize the brewery details by the end of this month as far as what, who, and how the brewery will operate. Once licensing is completed, they hope to have beer for sale by December 2016 or January 2017. More details will be made public by the end of July. Located on the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company was busy working with the crew from The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) to come up with a special Double IPA to be served at the Mayor's upcoming 5th Anniversary celebration. Look for this beer to be flowing on July 15th! Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

Colorado Brewers' FestivalColorado Brewers' Festival is this weekend - June 25th and 26th in Downtown Fort Collins! There will be over 90 Colorado beers from over 40 Colorado breweries available. This outdoor festival also features live bands all day long each day, vendors and food trucks too. There is no admission charge to enter the grounds in Washington Park, however to drink beer you'll need to purchase a tasting package which include a "Go-Anywhere" 16oz beer glass and 10 Taster Tickets redeemable for beer. Additional taster tickets will be available. Buy discounted tickets as low as $25 from many of the Fort Collins-area breweries, otherwise its $35 the day of the festival. Music starts at 11:45am each day and runs til 6pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday. There will also be a special Summit event on Friday night, June 24th featuring over 40 rare beers. Tickets are $40 each for at event. More info at:

4th Annual Colorado Rockies Brew Fest is this Saturday, June 25th from 12pm to 3pm at Coors Field! Over 20 brewery tents will be scattered across the concourses. Enjoy great craft beers and watch a ball game too! Rox play the Diamondbacks - 1st pitch at 2:10pm but the beer starts flowing at 12pm. Vote for your favorite beer and they'll be featured on tap in Coors Field in April 2017. More info at: - Located at: 20th and Blake, Denver, CO.

Applejack Brewdown is a fairly new beer fest located at Applejack Wine & Spirits and it's happening this Saturday, June 25th from 1pm to 4pm in the parking lot. There will be 25 different breweries pouring their beers, lots of good food and live music. Tickets are $32 and also gets you $10 off your next Applejack $25 or more purchase. Located at: 3320 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, CO.


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