Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NoCo Beer News 062816

Wibby Brewing - Longmont, CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - It's a rare day when the word puree is used in the blog at least 3 times. You know that breweries have been busy using lots of fruit in their summer beer releases. Plenty of deals on pours, growler fills and more in the NoCo Beer News today. Get ready for your 4th of July weekend and find out where's the best deals on brewery fresh beer this week.

Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing. Also be sure to follow Fermentedly Challenged on Facebook too.

Picture of the Day comes from: Wibby Brewing of Longmont, CO.
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Boulder County

12Degree Brewing now has their Walter's White Belgian White back on tap. It was brewed with unmalted wheat, coriander and orange peel. Located at: 820 Main Street, Louisville, CO.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is doing it again. It's Free Pizookie Day. Enjoy a free Pizookie dessert with the purchase of $9.95 or more of food or drink. The right beer might just pair well with that! Located at: 1690 28th Street, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company is expanding their distribution deep into the heart of South Dakota. They are now distributing their beers through a new partner Johnson Bro's around Sioux Falls, SD. Enjoy South Dakota! Taproom at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats is planning a collaboration Beer Dinner with Twisted Pine Brewing at BRU on Wednesday night, July 13th at 7pm. The cost of this five course meal is $50 per person and includes 5 different beers (Twisted Pine and BRU) paired with 5 delicious food pairings. Contact BRU at: (720) 638-5193 for reservations. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company is offering $1 off a pint of their Son of Butch #2 and #3 while those kegs last. Hurry in! Located at: 657 S Taylor Avenue, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Echo Brewing - Erie is hosting Painting on the Patio tonight with your instructor Amanda at 6pm. It's a session of instruction, painting and of course drinking some beer! Cost for the class is $26. Sign up in the taproom early. Located at: 600 Briggs Street, Erie, CO.

Finkel & Garf Brewing Company - Just in case you missed it this weekend, Finkel & Garf recently tapped a Wheat Ale made with peach puree. It's a good summer quencher. They're also putting some into cans for a limited time starting this week. Look for it. Located at: 5455 Spine Road, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company wants you to warm up your voice and tune up your instruments for tonight's Open Mic Night in the taproom from 7pm to 9pm. There's going to be a lot of talent tonight. Can't make it? No worries, they host it every Tuesday night. On tap they have their 3rd Anniversary special release Blueberry Sour until it's gone. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Road, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company wants you to be ready for this big 3-day weekend of BBQ, fireworks and beer. Stop into the tasting room this Saturday or Sunday and get 15% off all kegs and cases of Left Hand beer. Their tasting room will be closed all day July 4th. Located at: 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd Annual Pints and Patriotism event this Saturday, July 2nd from Noon to 11pm. Celebrate our Independence Day weekend with 16 indie-craft beers on tap, plus a special beer tapping. Live music by Ultralowfi at 8pm, food by Butcher & The Blonde. Plus, their new tasting room space will be open to the public at noon. Check it out! Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

New Planet Beer - Have your tried their Seclusion IPA? What, New Planet makes a gluten free IPA? Yup. Stop by their tasting room or look for it in cans this summer. Located at: 6560 Odell Place, Unit D, Boulder, CO.

Odd13 Brewing welcomes back to their taps two awesome beers: "Bad Guy with an Agenda" American IPA and "Vincent Van Couch" American Session Sour. The IPA is big and resiny with a tasty citrus flavor. The sour is a tart bomb to the taste buds. Located at: 301 E Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO.

Powder Keg Brewing Company is planning a bottled beer release party for their upcoming Quartet amber sour ale aged in Cabernet barrels on Saturday, July 9th from 12pm to 5pm. This beer was aged for 16 months with black currants added. 375ml Bottles will be sold for $12 each with a 6 bottle per person limit. They will offer 10oz pours on site as well. Located at: 101 Second Ave, Niwot, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont recently tapped a variation on their American IPA. Stop in to try their new Passionfruit Flashpoint American IPA. Brewed with passionfruit for a great summer taste with a little bite. Located at: 540 Main Street, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing just finished a canning run of their Citrus Lager. Billed as a light and refreshing brew perfect for packing in on summer trails. Look for them in 12oz cans this week! Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

Shine Brewing Company has a new beer alert! Stop in for a bite and pair it with their new "The Goddess Project" Ale. Located at: 2027 13th Street, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company has brought back an old favorite. Now tapped: Make It So Earl Grey IPA, a brew even Jean Luc Picard would approve of. The brewery WILL be open on July 4th from Noon to 9pm. Stop in on Wednesdays for Vinyl Night. Bring in your old vinyl albums and they'll cue them up. Located at: 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery will be slinging Happy Hour pints all night long tonight. Stop in and wish assistant brewer Chris a happy birthday. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

Berthoud Brewing Company has just released their July music schedule for the brewery out on their Facebook page. Featured musicians for the month include: Laura Joy, AJ Fullerton Band, Andy Sydow, David Booker, Antonio Lopez, Stephanie Krueger-Domingue, The Symbols - plus two Open Mic Nights (July 10th and 24th). Plenty of good beer on tap. Get a free pint today with a growler fill up. Fermentedly Challenged recommends the 5030' IPA! Located at: 450 S 8th Street, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company is offering 1/2 off growler fills today in the taproom. Stock up! Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery will host their LAST Trivia night for the summer - tonight June 28th starting at 7pm. Look for trivia to pick up again sometime in the Fall. If you hurry down you can get some of the last of their Feisty Spirits Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout. It's almost gone. Located at: 114 E 15th Street, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery will be the subject of a Beer and Cheese pairing event this Thursday, June 30th at 7pm down in Denver at The Denver Bicycle Cafe. For $20 you'll get a variety of BBB beers paired with gourmet cheeses. Tix available at: twoparts.com/beercheese. Meanwhile, back at the brewery, this week they will be tapping "Joy Division", an English style Brown ale with some traditional and some non-traditional flavors added. Tapped in honor of Shark Week which will be playing on their screens all week long. Located at: 1605 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is hosting a beer release this Saturday, July 2nd starting at 12pm for their Happy Mango Imperial IPA. It weighs in at a big 8.4% ABV and 79 IBUs. Happy Mango was made with pureed mangoes and dry hopped with Citra hops. Enjoy one this weekend. Located at: 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company has Happy Hour prices today from 2pm to 5pm. Stop by and enjoy a beer for less before 5pm. Located at: 217 E 3rd Street, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing has released a new Dark Sky Sour Ale, a brew that was aged for 18 months in bourbon barrels. Nice and sour - sour lovers are going to love this one. Two kinds, one barrel with Brett and another barrel pitched with their last sour release. Located at: 133 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery is helping to raise money for The House That Beer Built with their Community Pint night tonight in their tap room. All day today, $1 of all their Red Banshee sales will be going to help build a home for a local family in need. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will be over at William Oliver's Publick House in Fort Collins tomorrow night from 6-8pm for a special Pre-Release Party of Grimm Bro's Water of Life Double India Pale Ale. That night, make a donation of ANY amount to Life for the Innocent and get a pint of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Water of Life Double IPA. Want another beer? Make another donation. They are pouring until the beer runs out! This is an exclusive launch party. William Oliver's is getting this amazing beer 4 days before it's officially released. Be among the first to try it and support a great cause. William Oliver's Publick House is located at: 2608 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO. Grimm Brothers is located at: 623 N Denver Avenue, Loveland, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House recently tapped a new beer - Jeffeweizen, a wheat beer with character. The wheat and oats give this beer a full body and chewy mouthfeel while remaining a refreshing summer beer. Hints of pineapple and tangerine derived from puree added at the end of primary fermentation. Try a glass this week! Located at: 1921 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks is hosting Pints for the People tomorrow night, June 29th from 6pm to 11pm. Animal Rescue of the Rockies will be in the taproom that night. $1 from every pint sold starting at 6pm goes to this great local non-profit who help save animals from being put down at shelters by finding them foster homes. And don't forget to attend their giant 4th Anniversary "Fest of Ale 2016" celebration this Sunday, July 3rd from 4pm to 10pm. Tickets are available at: festofale4.bpt.me. They'll be tapping 10 special small-batch ales that night. Vote for your favorite and they'll bring it back. Located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company is extending their special offer today. All day get a growler refill for just $6!! Great deal for 64oz worth of beer! Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - [PRESS RELEASE] Ft. Collins, Colo., June 27, 2016 - Mark the date! New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour. Coming to Boulder on July 8. New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Boulder on Friday, July 8. This free event, now in its seventh year, features short films and a selection of small-batch beers with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales going to Community Cycles. The event kicks off at Valmont Disc Golf Park at 7:30 p.m., with the films starting at 9:30 p.m. “This year is actually New Belgium’s 25th anniversary, so we’re doing things a little differently,” said Christie Catania, Clips national special events manager. “We asked ten filmmakers to incorporate the year 1991 into their film, as a way to salute the year that New Belgium got its start. The films do a great job of bringing us back to the glory days of big hair, questionable fashion, and outdated technology!” In addition to a night of films under the stars, Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Eleven varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be available in 3-ounce samples, 12-ounce pours, or cans. For a complete list of beers available at the Boulder stop, click here. Food from local food trucks will be available for purchase including: Verde Food Truck and Farmer Girl. ###

Odell Brewing Company has a couple brews coming your way this summer to look forward to. Starting this Friday, July 1st you can get Brombeere Blackberry Gose on tap at the Odell taproom and also in 4-packs from July through October. It's tangy and sweet with the taste of sweet berries and a hint of salt. Perfect for summer. Then starting in August, look for the return of PiƱa Agria - Sour Pineapple. It'll be available in 750ml cork-n-cage bottles. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing offers $2 off all 64oz growler fills today and $1 off all 32oz growler fills all day. Stop in and stock up. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company will be the subject of a Tap Takeover on Thursday, June 30th from 7pm to 10pm over at the Cheba Hut Toasted Subs at 925 S Tart Hill Road in Fort Collins. From 8pm to 10pm all Snowbank beers on tap there will be just $3. Plus they'll have some good ol retro games and swag too. Back in the taproom it's Tech Tuesday where all tech employees and CSU faculty and staff get $2 off pints. Open til 8pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
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Weld County

Brix Taphouse and Brewery has their Tuesday Customer Appreciation Night special. Get $2 off pints from 2pm to 5pm today and then $1 off pints from 5pm to close. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery says every Tuesday is a good Tuesday at the brewery. That's when you get $2 off growler and snarler fills! Don't forget to get a great seat for the 4th of July Greeley Country Club fireworks there at the brewery. It's a view like no other. Fireworks start shortly after 9:30pm or when it's dark enough. If you want a good seat though, get there around 7pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company hosts a big game of Cards Against Humanity each and every Tuesday in the taproom starting at 8:00pm. If you don't know how to play they'll teach you. Be warned - it's a game where just about anything can and will be said. Located at: 2961 W 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company reminds you that Trivia is happening tonight starting at 7:00pm. Come early, grab a brew and get ready to test your remaining brain cells. Hint of the day for trivia - "What vegetable has the scientific name Apium Graveolens?" Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

High Hops Brewery will tap its weekly special firkin on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:00pm. This week they're tapping "Black n' Blue Stout", a fruity, robust and roasty stout with bold flavors of chocolate and coffee with juicy, sweet blueberry notes. Then mark your calendars for Thursday, July 7th for their upcoming release of their Summa SIPA, a guava Session IPA brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops and guava puree and dry-hopped with Motueka and Citra hops. High Hops will also host some beer tastings at the following locations: Brix Wine & Spirits on July 8th 4pm-7pm, and at Cintina Liquor on July 16th from 2pm to 6pm. Brewery will be open on July 4th from 12pm to 6pm. Brewery located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Rocky Mountain Taphouse - A new brewery is being planned for the West Greeley area coming late 2016. Rocky Mountain Taphouse plans to brew their own plus have guest beers on tap as well. Rumor has it they will renovate a place located near 6288 W 10th Street #101, Greeley, CO. More news coming soon.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Hot off the successful release of their Barrel Aged Medianoche Imperial Stouts, the brewery has acquired 30 new Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey barrels. They plan to soon do a 30-hour brew day to create a huge 30 bbl batch of Medianoche to fill these barrels with. Once filled, they will go into a long hibernation for about a year to age. Next year is already looking good. Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

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Logan County

Parts And Labor Brewing Company will end up being the furthest east brewery in Colorado when they open. This brewery will be located in Sterling, Colorado. They are just in the planning stage now with no address yet. Their website has been reserved at: partsandlaborbrewing.com. Fermentedly Challenged will extend coverage to Logan county once this brewery opens up.

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Special Events

The summer beer festival calendars are now rolling out on the blog! Check out all the beer festivals for July and August now:

- July 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

- August 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar
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