Friday, July 1, 2016

NoCo Beer News 070116

[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Happy 4th of July Weekend Colorado! Time to celebrate our Independence Day! The big 3-day holiday is upon us, the BBQ grills will be fired up, the music will be playing, the fireworks will be popping and there will be plenty of craft beer to be enjoyed this weekend. Taprooms will be busy and growlers will be filled. Some taprooms may be closed 4th of July or have reduced hours that day. Where are you going to get your next beer from? Remember to use a Designated Driver this weekend! Let Fermentedly Challenged give you some ideas for a Happy 4th.

Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, July 1st, 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: Berthoud Brewing Company in Berthoud, CO.
Berthoud Brewing Company


Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing has a Growler and Squealer fill up special this weekend. All 64oz and 32oz take-home fill-ups this Saturday and Sunday will be HALF OFF! Deal good on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. Remember, for best results keep your filled growlers out of the sun and finish the growler as soon as possible after opening to ensure freshness. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Atom Brewing Company has their Arlo Batch #2 - an oak barrel aged Saison now on store shelves. Find some over at Mr. B's Wine & Spirits this weekend. They have no tap room (yet) so the only way you can enjoy their beer is to find it in local stores around Erie and Boulder.

Bootstrap Brewing Company invites you to rock out with some beer and the music of Dueling Ukes tonight on stage. The music ignites at 7pm. Start off your weekend right! Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Echo Brewing Company reminds you to bring a chair and grab a spot on Briggs Street outdoors tonight starting at 6:00pm for the Erie Downtown Neighborhood Block Party. There's going to be plenty of music, drinks, food and other activities on the streets tonight. Located at: 600 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Fate Brewing Company wants you to show off your summer adventures with your Fate beer by tagging yourself enjoying one using the hashtag #drinkyourFATE in Instagram, Twitter or FB. They'll select photos at random to win a free FATE core pint on the house. This deal will happen all summer long. Get snapping! Located at: 1600 38th St, #100, Boulder, CO.

Finkel & Garf Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd Anniversary party July 16th! Located at: 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO.
Finkel & Garf 2nd Anniversary

Front Range Brewing Company has a holiday special running from July 1st through July 4th. Get $10 growler fills of their Copper Sunset ESB, Andy's Honey Pale Ale, Ma Belle Maison Saison, or Piney Ridge Dunkel. And get $15 fills on their Colo-Fall Amber Stout. Plus all bomber bottles are $1.00 off! Live music tonight from Mark Winters from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is turning Fridays into Infusion Fridays every week in July. Each Friday, they pick a specific Left Hand beer and offer it up infused with a special ingredient in their taproom in Longmont. This week's infusion is their Sawtooth Ale and Cascade Hops. Next week on July 8th they'll infuse their Milk Stout with Raspberries. Something new each week! Give it a try! Also, don't forget that on July 2nd & 3rd they're having a big Independence Day Sale where you can buy all Left Hand kegs and cases of beer you want for 15% off! It's a great way to stock up for that 4th of July party. The tasting room will be closed July 4th. Located at: 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company will be OPEN Monday July 4th from noon to 7pm. Come in and grab a growler or bomber for your BBQ, or have a couple pints, park in their lot, and walk or bike over to Waneka Lake for the fireworks show. Parking is limited at Waneka Lake so plan accordingly. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing will celebrate their 3rd Anniversary with a bit party on August 6th, 2016. Mark your calendars now. There will be lots of small batches including sours, IPAs, and more. Live music from 3 groups too. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Sanitas Brewing Company offers Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday through Friday, plus All Day Happy Hour on Mondays. Join in for one of the best deals in Boulder. Located at: 3550 Frontier Avenue, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

SKEYE Brewing offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Tonight listen to The Custom Shop Band playing blues, rock and funk from 8-10pm. Saturday night brings You Knew Me When, a husband & wife duo playing indie folk-rock. Stop back on the 4th of July and get $1 off pints all day long from 3pm to 9pm.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Don't miss their 21st Anniversary Celebration July 21-24! Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Ste #A, Boulder, CO.
Twisted Pine Brewing Co 21st Anniversary

Very Nice Brewing Company has a full slate of music in the taproom this weekend. Tonight: Wildwood Roots from 6pm to 8pm, Saturday: Los Cheesies from 6pm to 8pm, and Sunday: Ravin'wolf from 6pm to 8pm. They will be open July 4th (Monday) from Noon to 9pm. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company is having a Stock Up Sale on six-packs and growlers all weekend long. Stop in and get some! Located at: 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO.

Walnut Brewery is planning a special July Tapping Party on Thursday, July 14th at 6:00pm. That is when they will tap their Double Down Double IPA. They will be partnering with Boulder's Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and giving them 50 cents from every pint of Double Down sold to RMRG. Come try this special IPA! Located at: 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company wants you to take your app phone skills and put them to work to win some rad WFBC stuff! Stop in and grab an adventure-ready crowler of your favorite West Flanders brew, head out on an adventure and Instagram a pic of it in the wild using the hashtag #Fermentopia and tag them @wfbrews for a change to win! You can even be featured on their social channels. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing is hosting Lagers & Lumber tomorrow from 2pm to 10pm at the brewery. They'll have their first pours from Left Hand Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, SKEYE Brewing, Shoes & Brews, The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company, Gro├čen Bart Brewery and 300 Suns Brewing. You can enjoy some Wibby Brewing craft lagers starting at 11:00am too. REMEMBER- $1 of every beer purchased gets donated to the cause - come out and help support Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley (Longmont, CO). 4 live bands all day long too. Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - The holiday weekend is here and Wild Woods is ready to kick it off tonight with 13 outdoor inspired beers and yummy Arepas and Empanadas from Arepas, Caribbean food! Wild Woods is open Friday - Sunday for normal business hours, but closed on Monday, July 4th. Beers include: Summer Mild, Schwarzbier, Imperial Pilsner, Sagebrush Wheat, Oaked Sorachi IPA and Wild Eagle. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.


Larimer County

Berthoud Brewing Company is proud to host live music from Laura Joy from Chicago at the brewery tonight starting at 6:00pm. Located at 450 S 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery has a Friday special. Buy any Big Thompson gear and get a FREE pint. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing has music going all weekend long and plenty of fresh beer to go with it. Tonight listen to the sounds of blue colar folk with Strangebyrds from 7pm to 9:30pm. Saturday marks a beer release: Happy Mango Imperial IPA starting at 12pm. Later that night at 7pm is the music of Franklin Taggart and Todd Silas. Every 1st Sunday of the month is time for an Old Time Jam. Brewing your instrument and play along - hosted by Joe Vittletoe. City Star will be closed for the 4th of July. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company has planned for a new beer release next week on July 8th to commemorate the annual All Star Baseball Game. This year they will tap: Sacrifice Rye, an ale made with rye - a midsummer classic. This brew is full of earthy and grassy aromas with a bit of spiciness from the rye. Stats: 5.5% ABV + 24 IBU. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing has both a new beer release and live music tonight. Just tapped: Alex's Honey Nut Cheerio Brown Ale. It was specially brewed back in March and waiting til now to be served. Live music tonight from Souvenir Thread from 6pm to 8pm (special hours). In a few weeks, look for Equinox's Big Dipper Brown to be tapped. Located at: 133 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - All month long, FCB will be joining 11 other breweries to raise money for The House That Beer Built & the Beavers family. At the Modern Tavern at Fort Collins Brewery, every time you purchase a Haus Lager, a portion of the proceeds will go to this tremendous cause. Check out the featured brews at the other taprooms as well and help them make a difference! Black Bottle Brewery, CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing, Funkwerks, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Jessup Farm Barrel House, McClellan's Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Co, Pateros Creek Brewing Company, Three Four Beer Co. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a special cereal-themed firkin tapping this week. Stop in to try their Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Fearless Youth! It's Firkin awesome! Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company will be wearing their hard hats for safety today for the release of their Groundwork Red IPA today at 4:00pm. It's a special beer for The House That Beer Built II. Happy 4th! Located at: 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks is tapping a cask today of Badwagon Mango Imperial IPA. The cask version has a softer, gentler mouthfeel with a slightly warmer serving temperature that brings out the full range of flavors and aromas. Don't forget Fest of Ales on Sunday! Tix still available. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

New Belgium Brewing just put up two special beers in their Liquid Center Surprise series at their Fort Collins tap room this week. Ask for either their Liquid Center Surprise Baltic Porter or the Peach Wheat Wine. Half the fun is trying something new and different. They also have the Fat Tire and Friends: Fat Pale Ale on tap as well. Located at: 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Join in tonight at the taproom to support a great cause, The House That Beer Built! Twelve breweries have come together with Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity to help the Beaver Family craft a home and hope. To celebrate their efforts, Odell brewed up an Experimental Hop Pale Ale available only at their taproom. You can find unique House That Beer Built beers at all of the participating breweries starting today. They won’t last long! Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company is participating in The House That Beer Built II project that aims to build a Habitat house for a family in need from proceeds from local Colorado breweries. All during the month of July, Pateros Creek will donate $1 from every Cache la Porter sold to The House That Beer Built Project. Next time you're considering which beer to try - why not pick the Porter and help out the project! Pateros Creek Brewing will be open on July 4th (Monday) but will close early in order for staff and family to be able to go watch fireworks. Taproom will be open from 12 noon to 6:00pm that day. Located at: 242 N College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar has one of the best hard cider selections in Colorado including their own brand of hard cider. Come explore the world of hard cider this holiday weekend and . Stop in on Saturday night for free live music and CD Release Party for Broken Bow starting at 7:30pm. Open Fridays & Saturdays until midnight, Sundays until 9:00pm. Located at: 215 N College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is tapping a new beer today - Zesty Sourado, a sour session IPA infused with fresh orange peel zest. Plus, they have a new food truck outside tonight - The Rollin' Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria Food Truck. Buy from the food truck and get your flagship beer discounted to pair it with. Open tonight until 9:00pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Avenue, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing has openings for their July through December CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It's a great way to try out lots of different styles and flavors of small batch beers on a regular basis. Shares are sold in 6-month increments: January - June and July - December. The risk factor of a traditional CSA is eliminated since members know up front what the offerings will be and how much they will be getting. The program also keeps costs down to less than $7 per bomber for premium craft beers that often would be sold at a retail cost of as much as $20 per bomber. A full share includes 12 bombers each month; a half share includes 6 bombers each month. Members receive updates about the beer and notifications as to when to pick up their share at Craft Beer Cellar in Old Town, Fort Collins. They also solicit members’ input for which styles of beer will be brewed in the future. Visit their website to check out the info on CSA at


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery has a new house beer tapping today at 2pm. Stop in for a taste of their Suntoucher IPA. It weighs in at 6.9% ABV and 70 IBU. Tell them what you think of it! Today is always a good day for a beer. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery has plenty of beer on tap for you to enjoy this weekend. Stop in tonight for a beer and live music from Dale Cisek and Mike Ryan starting at 7:00pm. Also, the Elements Wood Fired Grill will be parked out front for all your hungry needs. And get there early Monday night to get a seat for Fireworks - best view of the Greeley Country Club fireworks show from across the street! Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company has a special mix available this weekend for Fourth of July. Try their "IPA Dear". It's a combination of their IPA and Strawberry Blond Ale - perfect for this weekend!

WeldWerks Brewing Company is open all weekend long and also from 12pm to 7pm on Fourth of July. Stop in tonight for their award winning beers. Live music tonight from Professor Fox's One Man Band from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Food available tonight from Corndoggies from 5pm to 9pm. Then on Saturday night, listen to the sounds of Escaping Pavement from 7pm to 9pm. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.


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