Thursday, June 30, 2016

NoCo Beer News 063016

City Star Brewing
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - We're on the brink of a big 3-day holiday weekend and the breweries are stocked up and ready to serve lots of tasty Northern Colorado craft beer. What beer do you plan to drink this weekend? Fermentedly Challenged has some ideas that you may be interested in. Plus some specials today and this weekend and some special events coming up in July.

Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, June 30th, 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: City Star Brewing of Berthoud, CO.

Boulder County

12Degree Brewing has Vinyl Night every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Bring in an album and if they play it, your next beer is on the house! Located at: 820 Main Street, Louisville, CO.

Avery Brewing Company has a contest going on. They're looking for someone to name their Garden Club. If you can come up with a winning name, you'll score an Avery Drinking Kit filled with all kinds of nice swag. This garden is maintained by all of there employees. So far the best name given was SHRUB - Seasonal Horticulturalists Reaping Untold Benefits. They apparently need some other ideas. Let them know your garden club name next time you're in the tasting room. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Court N, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - If you happen to be in the Breckenridge area this Friday afternoon and are craving a craft beer in a firkin, stop by the Blue Stag Saloon from 4pm to 6pm where Boulder Beer will be tapping a firkin of their Cold Hop British Style Ale made with rare hops from New Zealand and Czech hops. You can't get this beer anywhere else! The Blue Stag is located at: 323 S Main Street in Breckenridge, CO. If you can't make it up there, then make it over to the Boulder Beer brewery and enjoy one of their many other brews. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Company will release their special beer "Red, Wit & Blue" this week in honor of America. Stop in for this specialty tapping and a great view of the fireworks on Monday. Located at: 1600 38th Street #100, Boulder, CO.

Finkel & Garf are planning their 2nd Anniversary Party for Saturday, July 16th from 3pm to 7pm. Come for two special beer releases: 1) an Imperial Rye IPA, and 2) a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Live music from Breaking Spaces, and good grub from Hefe Tacos. Plus, fresh made cotton candy for the kiddos. Plan to join in. Located at: 5455 Spine Road, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Come for the beer tonight and stay for the Bluegrass and Beer session happening at 7:00pm. Lots of pickin' and a grinnin'. Located at: 400 W outh Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Grossen Bart Brewery presents the Blues Party in Longmont, a special Blues session at the brewery hosted by Mojo Medicine Show on Friday night, July 1st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Get your blues on and sip some great beer named after great beards. Located at: 1026 Delaware Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery recently worked with World of Beer to come up with an exclusive beer that you can only get at local World of Beer locations and at the Tasty Weasel taproom. It's the American Summer Hoppy Wit. This wheat beer was really torqued up on hops for a big hoppy wit flavor. This one won't be in cans, so head to your local World of Beer to try this limited Oskar Blues beer. Oskar Blues taproom at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company - Today, brewer Bryan Selders pitched some lactobacillus into the brew kettle for their upcoming brew "The Town Tart", a kettle soured witbier flavored with wit tea. Lots of tasty wheat in this beer. Look for this beer to appear sometime in July. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company is turning 21 in July and are planning to throw a big 4-day celebration from July 21st through July 24th. They'll have daily 1/6 bbl keg giveaways too! Live music each day. Plus, they will be releasing two special commemorative anniversary beers that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars now! Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company - Do you love a mystery? Then you're gonna love their Thursday Twigg's Mystery Happy HALF Hour happening SOMETIME between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. When it happens you'll get beers for a steal! Just gotta hit it at the right time. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is offering a new cask today - Treeline IPA made with fresh marjoram (an aromatic herb in the mint family). This brew has a subtle sweet pine and citrus essesnce. Get a pint tonight. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO.


Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company released their new Troubadour IPA last night in honor of their recent Beer and Bike Tours Grain to Glass Adventure Tour. Stop in between 3pm and 8pm today and give this IPA a try. Located at: 4025 S Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company has a special for ladies tonight where they'll get 1/2 price pints all night long. Also, stay for Geeks Who Drink Trivia from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Also, they just tapped a MILF Porter today. Then on Friday it's Free Beer Friday. The 1st beer is based on the brewery's choice. This happens on the 1st half hour on the hour until the free keg kicks. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery has something fruity going on. They now have their Sour Cherry Floozy (Belgian Wheat) on tap as well as a guest tap of Funkwerks' Raspberry Provincial. A batch of their Doby Session IPA was also placed on tap last night. Located at: 1605 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing has some live music outta Detroit tonight starting at 7pm - come listen to Escaping Pavement - with hot mandolin licks and awesome vocal harmonies. It's Thirsty Thursday in the taproom too with $1 off pints all day. Plus, the French Twist Food Truck will be outside from 2pm to 9pm to satisfy your hunger. City Star has all the beer you'll need. And be sure to stop back in on Saturday, July 2nd for a tapping of their City Star Happy Mango Imperial IPA. Located at: 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Climb Hard Cider Company has weekly specials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Fridays: Get one of their 5 different MouCo cheese wheels w/crackers and 2 ciders of your choice for $12. On Saturdays: wear your Climb Hard Cider gear (shirt or hat) and your 1st glass of cider is FREE!. On Sundays: buy 1 to-go fill bottle (32oz or 64oz) and your 2nd bottle is free! Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing Company has a new firkin tapping each and every Thursday. You never know what delicious concoction they'll come up with next. Head there after work for a pint today. Located at: 133 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a regular Thursday special on gear. Buy any Grimm Bros gear and get a free pint. Food truck tonight is Disciples Ministry BBQ on hand from 5pm to 8pm outside. Stop back on Friday night for their weekly firkin tapping. Always something special on tap at Grimm Brothers. Located at: 623 N Denver Avenue, Loveland, CO.

Laughing Leprechaun Meadery - The last of their collaboration brew with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - The Queen Bee Braggot - is just about gone in the Grimm Bros taproom. If you want to get a taste of this awesome mix of beer and mead then you'd better hurry. Stay tuned for word on the upcoming meadery opening coming later this year to: 451 N Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Tickets for their Fest of Ale 4th Anniversary celebration are still available but in limited quantity for the July 3rd celebration. There will be 10 small batch beers tapped, a full blown BBQ dinner, and exclusive access to the brewhouse and back patio. Door prizes and photo booth too! Get tickets in the taproom or online. Located at: 118 W 4th Street, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing has special hours and a beer special for Monday, July 4th. Stop in on Independence Day from 1pm to 4pm (limited hours) and get $1 off Maxline logo growlers and $2 off growler fills. Take some Maxline home with you to watch fireworks with later that night. Located at: 2701 S College Avenue, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing celebrated their opening of the brewery 25 years ago on June 29, 1991. Congrats to 25 wonderful years in Fort Collins! But the party's not over. New Belgium is throwing their big 25 Year Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 16th at the Fort Collins location 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. They'll have games & giveaways, including a New Belgium custom 2016 Detroit Bike! $1 off original beer brands all day. Party will be located at: 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company has tapped their Thursday Outlaw beer today. It's "General Comosus", a variation on a Berliner Weisse with fresh pineapple. As they usually do, Outlaw taps kick fairly fast so better get down there soon if you want to partake. Located at: 242 N College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company now offers a new collection of growlers. These come in 4 colors: silver, teal, white or black and are insulated and vacuum sealed. They're available for $60 for a limited time and come with a free fill of your choice. Check 'em out - you'll want one! Located at: 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - If it's Thursday, then it's Trivia Night at Brix. Win all kinds of prizes and giveaways with your brain and the help of your teammates. Trivia starts at 7pm. Choose from 60 different beers and ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery has 12 different beers on tap tonight. Choose one or more of them and enjoy live music every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Food available tonight from Elements Wood Fired Grill. Come listen to some of the best Greeley talent. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company has their Thursday Flight Night Special today from 3pm to 10pm - get $2 off when you order a flight of beer. Located at: 2691 29th Street, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - Want to get more limber? Sign up for the Stretch and Sip Yoga class at Echo Brewing set for 10:15am to 11:15am on Saturday, July 9th. The cost is $20 at the door, all ages welcome. Your yoga session will be guided by Jordan Metzler RYT 200. Bring your own mat. If you bring a new yogi friend, get a free pint card! Arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign some paperwork. Located at: 5969 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern has a $5 Build Your Own Hot Dog special going on today. Add as many toppings as you like and pair it with their Beer of the Day: Wooly Booger. Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery hosts Happy Hour daily Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with $1 off pints. Food truck tonight is Chaulkboard Gourmet Express from 4pm to 8pm. Come watch the hops grow and the red sunsets over the mountains. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company has a deal just for you teachers and educators out there. Stop in for $1 off beer every Thursday for Educator's Discount Night. Located at: 508 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company is planning to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary with a special 2-day birthday party on July 22nd and 23rd. July 22 will feature 2 draft releases: Single Hop Single Malt Session IPA and a Watermelon Gose. Plus a bottle release called Funk Yo Couch. Get some fireside smores from 9pm to close. Then on Sunday more releases: a Ginger Berliner and a bottle release of Jam the Radar: Dark Raspberry Sour. The bottle release happens at noon that day. Live music each night 7-9pm. Cigar & Beer pairing Sunday at 9pm. This will be a ticketed event, more info to come. Plan for it now! Located at: 625 3rd Street, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


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