Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NoCo Beer News 070616

Wiley Roots Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Summer heat getting to you? You could use a nice cool Colorado craft brew about now. There's several discounts available today in the news listings today. Even some upcoming events that you'll want to attend. Take an adventure to one of Northern Colorado's nearly 100 craft breweries, meaderies and hard cider makers. Let Fermentedly Challenged help guide you to one. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story. Be sure to follow Fermentedly Challenged on Facebook too.
Picture of the Day: Wiley Roots Brewing Company in Greeley, CO.


Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing wants you to help "Make it Rain" today for charity. 300 Suns will donate 10% of the taproom sales today to OUR Center, a regional non-profit chosen by the people. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Save the date - Saturday, July 16th from 12pm to 10pm - that's the day for Boulder Beer's 37th Anniversary Celebration. Highlights include a rare and barrel aged beer garden tasting event from 12pm to 6pm, live music all day, food pairings with Murray's Cheese and more! Details at the Boulder Beer website. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Cellar West Artisan Ales is a brewery under development in Boulder, Colorado. Progress is steadily being made at opening their brewery on Lee Hill Drive. They've installed most of the lighting and fans. The painting is nearly completed. An awning is up on the storefront and they even put their sign up. The back bar is starting to take shape too. If all of the permitting goes according to plan they should be able to start brewing their first batch of beer in the very near future. Stayed tuned for updates. Targeting October or November opening. Located at: 1001 Lee Hill Drive #10, Boulder, CO.

Gravity Brewing has a new food option launching on Friday, July 8th starting at 4pm. Come check out what John & Sheila with Gastronauts @ Gravity Brewing will be serving up this Friday at Gravity. Limited menu on Friday. Full menu on Saturday. Amazing appetizers. Over the top sandwiches and salads. Out of this world hand tossed NY style pizza and Buffalo Wings. Awesome burgers! A few fun desserts, too! Please join in welcoming Gastronauts at Gravity Brewing to Louisville, CO's thriving restaurant scene! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery is hosting weekly Tribal Wednesdays with Moose & 'Possum from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Come dance and share the spirit of life while listening to this Electronic Folk Duo. Großen Bart Brewery will also offer $1 pints from 7pm to 7:30pm. For the rest of the night, ladies get $1 off all drafts. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is digging some beer out of the archives for an Archive Tapping this Friday, July 8th. This time they're opening up some Fade to Black Volume 1 Foreign Export Stout. Its a 3-time gold medal winning beer with hints of black licorice, espresso bean, molasses and black cardamom. A taste not to be missed! Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing is planning for their next exclusive can release coming up on Sunday, July 24th starting at 1pm in the taproom. On that day they'll release: Fairy Hopmother - an IPA with hops from three countries - New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, German Huell Melon and American Mosaic. The hops give this beer a fruity overtone while balancing the caramel sweetness. There will be a limited supply of these cans and no growlers of this beer will be available. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery is about to celebrate their 20th Anniversary this month. The celebration will last from July 11th through July 24th. They will be offering up some Raffle Tickets for a chance to win some awesome prizes including a $250 Broncos Party, a $300 Pumphouse Gift Card, and some special Mystery Gifts. Enjoy finely crafted beers and tasty food selections. Ask your server for details on the raffle tickets. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

St. Vrain Cidery is counting down the days until their Grand Opening tentatively set for August 1st, 2016. The sign just went up outside their building and soon you'll be able to sample some of the best hard cide made in Boulder County. Stay tuned for further details on their opening. Located at: 350 Terry St, Ste 130, Longmont, CO.

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar - File this one under "How did I miss this news?" - just last month, Scrumpy's got together with Branch Out Cider and held a merger. Now Branch Out Cider is now owned by Scrumpy's! Now you can enjoy community sourced hard cider from Branch Out Cider alongside Scrumpy's own hard cider - plus a wide selection of guest hard ciders too. If you grown apples in your own yard, why not register them and add your apples to the collective for this fall! Located at: 215 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Shoes & Brews is partnering with West Flanders Brewing for their weekly Social Run at 6pm. Enjoy a post run brew from West Flanders. There will be some giveaways and swag handed out too for some lucky participants. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company wants to be like Willy Wonka. They've hidden special gold cans in Upslope Mix Boxes. Find one and you'll be one of 100 winners of some awesome prizes including an annual National Parks pass, Upslope prize packs and 5 Grand Prizes including a YETI Hopper 20 cooler, Zeal Optics sunglasses, a Rab USA jacket, a Lowe Alpine pack and annual parks pass.

Very Nice Brewing Company is hosting Euchre Night tonight starting at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Also, don't forget to bring in your vinyl records tonight for Vinyl Night. Open til 9:00pm today. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Wibby Brewing has a new food truck on their line-up and tonight Yolk'n Around is giving out free samples of their Lolli Waffles and Deviled Eggs. Find a different food truck each night parked outside the brewery Wednesday through Sunday. Great food to pair great beer with. Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is bringing back their Tropical Paradise Imperial IPA next Thursday, July 14th. It's a big 10.5% ABV brew made with Citra and Amarillo hops, fresh ginger, and mangos! Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery - There's a new Wednesday Special starting tonight. Get 1/2 off select growlers with the purchase of any pint of Big Thompson brew. Now you can get a brew and take home too. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company now has brand new men's baseball tees and ladies tank tops in stock. Buy one of these and you'll get a flagship pint free today. Or wear the Crow Hop gear you already own and get $1 off full pours today. Open until 8pm tonight. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery will host a Beerducate session led by Shaun Salyards next Tuesday, July 12th from 6pm to 8pm. This month's topic is Understanding Off Flavors in beer. Shaun will review the 6 most common off flavors that brewery's encounter. Get educated! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks is raising money for Heart Strides, a local non-profit that assists Moms that are caring for children with a critical illness or disability. Tonight in the taproom from 6:00pm to 11:00pm Loveland Aleworks will donate $1 from every pint sold to this organization. Help raise a glass and some cash for this group tonight. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

The Mayor of Old Town hosts Craft Beer 101 Co-ed Beginner Beer Club sessions on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm. Are you fairly new to craft beer and want to find out more about it? Meet fellow craft beer enthusiasts and chat about beer, breweries and sample lots of different craft beers. Learn the differences between the many beer styles. Inquire at the Mayor. Also, The Mayor is turning 5 years old this month. The big party happens on July 15th. Located at: 632 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - [PRESS RELEASE] Ft. Collins, Colo., July 5, 2016 - New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Boulder on Friday, July 8 at Valmont Disc Golf Park. The beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show gives guests a chance to try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Eleven varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be available in 3-ounce samples, 12-ounce pours, or cans. The best part is 100 percent of beer sale proceeds in Boulder will go to local nonprofit, Community Cycles. Time: 7:30pm with films starting at 9:30pm. Admission is free. 3oz samples $1.50 and 12oz beers $6.00. More info at: NewBelgium.com/Clips. Brewery located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company is hosting "Pints and Purls" at the brewery tonight from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Grab your knitting needles and cast on with every Wednesday night as folks gather for Pints & Purls. In partnership with My Sister Knits, Pateros Creek Brewing will be giving educational talks and there will be plenty of help so that you can finish that project you have been working on. But wait, there is beer! Yes, they intend to do things with beer so a pint in hand will be the norm. Also, stop back on Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm and Sunday 4pm for live music. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company - Are you the kind of person who likes free brewery swap and an adventure? If so, then head up to Estes Park today ASAP and drop by The Barrel on Elkhorn Avenue for a Snowbank Brewing Pint Night from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Order a Snowbank beer there and you'll get some free swag (while it lasts). Meanwhile back in Fort Collins, their taproom is open today from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project just tapped their popular Killer Boots Caramel Porter on the Nitro tap last night. It makes for a frothy delight. Also, Verboten now has 7 of their unique beers available for purchase in 22oz bottles in their taproom. Viva la Variety! Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

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Weld County

Broken Plow Brewery - There's a beer tapping happening this Friday at 4:00pm at The Plow. They'll be tapping a new saison called "Saison and Prosper". This is a special summer brew that you'll want more of. Also, don't for get team trivia tonight. Buying pints helps you earn raffle tickets for the end of the night drawing. Also, Broken Plow is looking for someone who has a need for spent grains. If you have a a way to transport spent grains on their brew days - talk with the owners and you just might get those grains. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company offers Double Punches on your Growler Club cards tonight and every Wednesday night. It's a quick way to earn your way to a $5 growler fill. Bring in one of your growlers and fill 'er up. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern has a great Wednesday special today. Buy 1 beer and get the 2nd one for half price. Located across the street from the University of Northern Colorado at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery will host their inaugural Beer & Bacon Festival this Saturday, July 9th from 2pm to 8pm at the brewery. This festival is a fund raiser for the Weld RE-4 Education Foundation. A $20 fee for a VIB bracelet gives you access to 5oz flights of High Hops beer and 3 strips of delicious bacon. Live music and more! Details on the July Beer Fest Calendar or at the High Hops website. Also, tonight High Hops will be tapping a Wednesday Firkin of "Weizenburry", a Hefeweizen aged with blackberries. Also, on Thursday, High Hops will tap their Summa SIPA, a guava Session IPA. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Hey all you Gose (pronounced goes-uh) lovers! WeldWerks has a new beer on tap today - Apricot Gose. Their currently tapped Black Cherry Gose is down to their last 2 kegs and they didn't want to wait to bring you their latest one. So why not have both while they last! Enjoy the tastes of summer. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wild Cider invites you to watch some gorgeous Colorado sunsets from their patio. They are open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring the whole family. They are even dog friendly too. They've got soccer pool, frisbee, corn hold, life sized jenga, and a beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Oh ya, they've got plenty of hard cider too. Located at: 11455 County Road 17, Firestone, CO.

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