Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NoCo Beer News 062916

300 Suns Brewing
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Plans are laid out at your local NoCO craft breweries for this coming 4th of July weekend. Do you have plans yet? Fermentedly Challenged has daily deals and upcoming specials and events you'll want to participate in. The heat is on - so help yourself cool off with a fresh local craft beer. There are specials everywhere - even on Wednesdays! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, June 29th, 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: 300 Suns Brewing of Longmont, CO.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Company will host their 9th Annual Four on the Fourth 4K run on Monday, July 4th at the brewery. Come earn your brew and run in this 4K run followed by Avery beers and breakfast. Register online (see their Facebook event page) for $35 which includes a tech shirt and post-race party. Parking is limited so get the bus, walk or bike there if possible. Pick up your packet from 7am to 8:30am. Race starts at 9am. Overall male and female winners receive their weight in Avery beer! Age group winners receive a case of Avery beer. 2nd & 3rd place age group winners get two six-packs. Must be 21 by the race to win beer. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company hosts Euchre Night on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Win your way to Free beer! Then plan to stop back on Friday night, July 1st, for a unique night of Dueling Ukes rocking out on stage. Listen to ukuleles playing everything from Reggae to Rock. Saturday night features music from The Lefthand Market Boys from 6pm to 9pm. Lots of fresh craft beer on tap. Open July 4th from noon to 5pm (no Open Mic that night). Locate at: 6778 N 79th Street, Niwot, CO.

Boulder Beer Company is participating in Thursday night's "The Ghost BBQ & Spirits' Hot Wing Eating Contest" over at the Boulder Theater at 6pm. Boulder Beer will bring the beer you'll need to help cool off from all those hot wings! If you think you can handle the heat, then sign up to compete. Read all the details on the Facebook Event Page. Live music at the event as well and wings and sliders are available for those not in the competition. Stop by the Boulder Beer taproom at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company is offering a new July 4th Special that's good July 1st through the 4th. Get $10 growler fills on the following beers: Copper Sunset ESB, Andy's Honey Pale Ale, Ma Belle Maison Saison, and Piney Ridge Dunkel. You can also get $15 growler fills on their Colo-Fall Amber Stout. Plus, all bomber bottles are $1.00 off! Enjoy your holiday weekend with craft beer! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Road, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gro├čen Bart Brewery is hosting Ladies Night tonight. Ladies get $1 off pints. Stay and listen to the electronic folk duo of Moose & 'Possum tonight from 7:30pm to 10pm. Located at: 1025 Delaware Avenue, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewery has a regular Wednesday special where they offer $10 Growler fills all day long. Stay for a pint or two then fill a growler for this weekend! In case you missed it, Tuesday night was Ladies Night with $2 off pints - they might just do it again next week if you're lucky. Located at: 2516 49th Street, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd Annual Pints & Patriotism Bash this Saturday, July 2nd from 12pm to 11pm. This is the day they are debuting their new Tasting Room space too - more room to stretch out in. They'll have 16 indie-craft beers on tap plus a special tapping. Live music will be playing starting at 8pm. Food truck outside as well. Party with patriotism! Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing has another taproom exclusive can release coming this Sunday, July 3rd starting at 1pm. This is when they will release "Hop Wizard", a heavily dry hopped pale ale. Their taproom will be the only place you can get this beer in cans and with the limited supply on tap there will be no growler fills. This 5.5% ABV brew was hopped with HS 07270, Mosaic, Citra and Azacca hops. Located at: 301 E Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery and High Country Harley Davidson are hosting Longmont Bike Night tonight at the brewery. Stop in, check out some awesome motorcycles and have a great time. The event starts at 6:00pm. Bring in your bike and show it off! Located at: 540 Main Street, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company once again has plenty of Townie Ale available on draft and also in 12oz cans too. Take a Townie with you on your next adventure! Located at: 105 W Emma Street, Lafayette, CO.

SKEYE Brewing is hosting the SKEYE Stomp tonight starting at 7pm. Learn how to Swing dance with a lesson from Boulder Swing Dance at 7pm for just $10, then dance the night away from 8-10pm with DJ'd music in the taproom. All ages welcome to dance. Located at: 900 S Hover Street, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company hosts Happy Hour weekdays, Monday thru Friday, from 3pm to 6pm. They've got 10 to 11 beers on tap this week including an All Hours Session IPA and a Third Kingdom IPA. Also, every Monday and Thursday night is for Bluegrass pickers. Bring your instrument and jam out with fellow pickers. Located at: 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.


Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery is having a Wednesday special all day today and every Wednesday. Get 5 Taster beers for just $5. Stop back in on Friday - buy any Big Thompson apparel and get a Free pint. Saturdays offer great therapy for patrons during their Adult Brewery Coloring Book session starting at 2:00pm. Finally, on July 4th Monday, stop in early for 1/2 price growler fills (limit 1 per customer). Bring a friend to buy extra for you. Located at: 114 E 15th Street, Loveland, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing has a special every Wednesday - if you wear your Crow Hop gear to the brewery on Wednesdays you will get $1 off any full pour. Need gear? No problem - just buy some gear on Wednesdays and get a Free flagship pint. Located at: 217 E 3rd Street, Loveland, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery has changed the date for their upcoming Barley's Buddies Walkathon. Due to overwhelming response that a lot of people will be out of town over 4th of July weekend, they decided to move Barley's Walkathon to July 23rd. This will be the first annual Barley's Buddies Walkathon presented by Poudre Pet & Feed Supply! Join in Saturday, July 23rd from 9am-12pm for a mile long dog walk as well as fun Barley's Activities for you and your pet! Check in and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the mile long dog walk starting at 9:00 a.m. After the walk, enjoy an Animal House Dog Meet & Greet, some FCB beer and food, dog splash pool, doggie costume contests & games, plus local pet vendor booths and more. $20 entry fee (you and your dog) includes a house-made Spent Grain Dog Biscuit for your dog, a goody bag, and a pint of FCB brew. Tix available at Eventbrite. FCB is located at: 1020 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House reminds you today is the last chance this month to enjoy their BOGO (buy one get one) special if you ride your bike over to the brewery. It's the perfect opportunity to try their latest beer release: Jeffeweizen, an American Hefeweizen. Located at: 1921 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Got your ticket for this weekend's 4th Annual Fest of Ale celebration yet? Loveland Aleworks is turning 4 years old and is throwing a big party on July 3rd from 4pm to 10pm. Fest ticket is required to enter that night ($40). Designated Driver tickets cost $10. They'll have 10 small-batch ales on tap. Vote for your favorites to return later in the year. Ticket includes commemorative glass with unlimited samples, a full BBQ dinner, door prizes and tastings of past fest-of-ale winning beers. Tickets available at: Located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing just release a beer today just in time for Independence Day Weekend. Come try their American Pale Ale. It has an herby, resinous aroma with citrus undertones and the flavor of biscuity malts with a citrus/pine finish. Stats: 5.2% ABV, 8 SRM, 36 IBU. Enjoy one starting today. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - It's an IPA kind of day in the taproom today where you can get $1 off all pours of their year-round IPAs on tap. Plus, you can also get $1 off growler fills of the same year-round IPAs. Then mark your calendars for Saturday, July 16th for New Belgium's 25th Birthday Party at the brewery. The party runs from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Come celebrate New Belgium's 25th Birthday in 90's style! Gin Doctors will be performing from 5pm to 7pm. Photo Booth & three Food Trucks all day. There will be games & giveaways, including a New Belgium custom 2016 Detroit Bike. Get $1 off original beer brands all that day. Located at: 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company wants you to join in a Spelling Bee for Adults today at Letterpress & Publick House (316 Willow St, Fort Collins) from 7pm to 9pm for their Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults. It's $10 to sign up and includes 1 beer. Prizes from Odell Brewing will be awarded to the top finishers.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company has just tapped a new beer today - Opening Day Grapefruit IPA, an ale made with real grapefruit juice. Billed as a refreshing summer style that is well balanced with fruit, hops, and malt. Stats: 5.9% ABV and 77 IBU. Also, there's comedy in your future. Need a laugh? Come to the Comedy Showcase at PCBC on Friday, July 1st in the taproom from 7pm to 9pm. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing has Ladies' Night tonight where ladies can buy a 12oz or 16oz beer and get a second one of equal size + value or less for half price. Offer good til closing tonight. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is working with North FoCo Running Club to host a Social 5K Run from the brewery tomorrow, June 30th starting at 6:00pm. If you participate in this fun run you'll get $2 off all pints for joining in. From the brewery, they'll run straight over to the Tap Takeover at Cheba Hut to cool down after with a few $3 pints and lots of Mario Kart. Taproom open today from 2pm to 8pm. Stay healthy and refresh with some beer. Located at: 225 N Lemay Avenue, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Company isn't brewing beer yet, but they are hosting other local breweries on tap. This week on Friday, July 1st they will host a Wiley Roots Brewing Company Mini Tap Takeover from 7pm to 9pm. They'll tap Wiley's Sappy Rotts Kettle-soured Farmhouse Ale and their Tyrannos Morisette sour New England-style IPA. There will be some nice giveaways from Wiley Roots as well for those who order one of their beers. Located at: 829 S Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project is hosting a special Friday beer tapping of two beers. 1) Ride Eternal, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Wine, brewed in collaboration with Mulberry MAX Beer Wine Spirits. This 11% ABV masterpiece will be pouring for a limited time in the taproom starting on Friday and available in 22 oz. bombers at Mulberry Max only. Come try it on tap and then go buy a bottle! And 2) for all those gluten sensitive friends: Gluten Reduced Two Fives IPA! Stop in to try them. Don't forget to fill up your growlers for the long 3-day holiday weekend too! Located at: 127 E 5th Street, Loveland, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery is hosting live music from Mary & Johnny who will be playing a tribute to The Beatles starting at 7:00pm tonight. Then get ready for the 4th of July and stop by at Brix Taphouse after the 4th of July Parade from 10am to 1pm for their "Red White and BRIX: Post Parade Party". They'll be serving up beer, brats, Bloody Mary's and Lynchberg Lemonade. Always around 60 Colorado craft beers & hard ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery is once again hosting their popular Trivia Night tonight. Tonight's theme is Leonardo Dicapprio. Get a team together and join in. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th Street, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company has a fresh batch of their Greality Pilsner back on tap as of last night. Perfect for these hot summer days. It's also Double Punch Wednesday. Get two punches on your Growler card for every growler fill up. Easy way to quickly get a $4 fill in no time. Located at: 2961 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern offers Buy One Get One 1/2 OFF on all beers all day long on Wednesdays - every Wednesday. Stop back on Thursdays for 10% off for college students 21+, teachers, veterans, and hospital staff. On Fridays enjoy $2 off flights and $8 six packs. Live music on Saturdays after 8pm. And Mondays offer $1 off beers all day long. Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.


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