Thursday, July 7, 2016

NoCo Beer News 070716

Odell Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Plenty of mid-week specials at your local NoCo breweries today including several new beer releases. Even a tip on how you could win some great prizes in upcoming anniversary celebrations. Plus, weekend beer festivals you'll want to hang out at. Check out all of today's specials in the NoCo Beer News.

Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, July 7th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story. Be sure to follow Fermentedly Challenged on Facebook.

Picture of the Day: Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County

Asher Brewing Company reminds you that time is running out to come into their taproom to get your favorite organic ale in the special Motet pint glass. If you post a selfie with your pint on social media, tag it with hashtag #motetontap and your location (Asher Brewing Company) for a chance to win tickets to the Motet show at Red Rocks. Deadline is July 17th. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder, CO.

Atom Brewing Company popped their heads out of their barrel house to let everyone know that they are hard at work getting several beers ready for release later this year. Good beer takes time to age and they will post details soon on the beers they will make available in the very near future. (No tap room - yet)

Crystal Springs Brewing Company - News out of the brewery today proclaims that the brewery has completed Phase 1 of their brewery expansion. They added a new 15 bbl brewhouse, three 15 bbl fermenters and a 15 bbl brite tank. This will help them keep up with the demand for their beer. Their summer beer releases are out. Try their IPA, Summertime Ale and their Naughty Marilyn - now available in 12oz 6-packs. They will can their IPA and Summertime Ale on July 13th. There's also a new Gose and Blueberry Belgian ale on tap this week. Plus, look for their Blood Orange Summer coming on tap very soon. 13 beers on tap today. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company is the topic of a Tap Takeover tonight at 7pm at Por Wine House in Old Town Louisville, CO. Front Range Brewing will be taking over their beer garden with 4 difference FRBC beers from 7pm to 10pm. There will also be live music outside as well. Por Wine House is located at: 836 1/2 Main St, Louisville, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company will host Bingo Night tonight from 7pm to close. Play for your chance to win Free beer and other prizes. Located at: 285 Cheeseman St, Erie, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has a new beer release coming out tomorrow, July 8th. Stop in for an English Bitter called "Bitter on Brexit". It's a sessionable beer weighing in at 4.2% ABV. It supposedly pairs well with patios and politics. Try it at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Their popular Hop Troll with El Dorado hops has now been canned and put into 6 packs and are now headed out to area stores. Look for it soon. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues - Are you into cars? Then mark your calendars for August 20th from 11am to 7pm for the 3rd Annual Oskar Blues and Can'd Aid Foundation's Car Show at the Tasty Weasel Taproom. $10 per car includes one free beer. Proceeds benefit the Can'd Aid Foundation. Plenty of food from CHUBurger, live music from two bands and lots of awesome cars. Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this month. Join them for their two-week long 20th Anniversary and Loyalty Days celebration from July 11th though July 24th. Stop in for great beer, great food and chances to win some fabulous raffle prizes along with some daily specials. Each time you visit, enter your name into their drawing for a chance to win: Breckenridge 2-Night Get-Away, Denver Broncos Viewing Party ($250 tab), Brewery VIP cards for year-long beer discounts, Pumphouse & Red Zone Gift Cards ($300, $200, $100) and more! Visit them at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is tapping a new beer today - Crimson Sky Rye IPA. Lots of hops in this beer including: Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, and Jarrylo hops. This malty brew has notes of melon fruit and pine from the hop blend. It's a beer that matches the color of the Colorado sunsets this summer. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company - Open Mic Night tonight from 5pm to 8pm in the taproom. Show off your hidden musical (or comedic) talents. Every Thursday this summer. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company - Thursday nights are Ladies Night at Big Beaver where the gals get 1/2 price pints all night. Plus, stay for Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Then on Friday its their weekly FREE Beer Friday. They choose a beer and the 1st half hour of each hour the 1st beer is free until the keg kicks. Plus Fridays offer anyone with a CSU Student ID (21+) or CSU Faculty ID a free tasting tray of 8 samples. Open today 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - Fans of Black Bottle Brewery will want to head over to East Coast Pizza Centerra in Loveland this Friday, July 8th fora Black Bottle Tap Room Takeover and live music event starting at 7pm. There will be 5 Black Bottle beers on tap. Live music from Mountain City from 7-9pm. Stop over to the BBB taproom this Friday starting at 5pm for a special New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends Tap Takeover where they'll have all 5 different New Belgium 25th anniversary collaboration beers on tap. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is the featured brewery all month long down at The Denver Bicycle Cafe. Tonight at 7pm there, City Star head brewer John Way will be there for a brewer meet and greet and enjoy some City Star beers. There will be another City Star event every Thursday at The Denver Bicycle Cafe. On 7/14 - City Star Tap Takeover featuring 7 different City Star beers. On 7/21 it's a City Star Pint Night with giveaways. Then on 7/28 there will be a City Star Beer & Cheese Pairing event. The Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO. Meanwhile back in the City Star taproom tonight - listen to the music of Jon Picket of Chain Station from 7pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - Regulars know that Coopersmith's has one of the best patio's in downtown FoCo and tonight you can get some of the best seats to some live music playing on the Old Town Square Stage featuring a 10 piece band "Kutandara Marimba Experience" starting at 7pm as part of the Bohemian Nights celebration. Enjoy a pint or two and relax. Located at: 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery is now offering a new seasonal beer on store shelves now - Peaches & Barley is a Belgian-style Peach Saison. It's described as "bursting with intricate flavors of peaches, apricots, ginger, black pepper, and sweet orange peel, with a complex phenolic character from traditional Belgian Saison yeast". Stop in the tavern and ask for the special tulip glass special. Fill up a logo tulip glass of Peaches & Barley for $10 and you get to keep the glass. In other news, FCB is moving their entire lineup of beers to cans (no bottles) starting with the August release of their Oktoberfest beer. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - The brewhouse at Funkwerks is expanding once again. Today they received and installed two new 60 barrel fermenters, a 60 barrel Brite tank AND a new hot liquor tank. This can only mean one thing - even more tasty Funkwerks beer will be available starting later this month. Stop back on Friday @ 6pm and Saturday at 5pm for live music in the taproom. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse offers their weekly T-Shirt Thursday deal today. Stop in and buy any Grimm Bros t-shirt and get a free pint. Also, if you mention to your server the password phrase "Have you tried Battle Berry Wheat" today you'll get happy hour pints all day. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

High Hops Brewery will release a beer today called "Guava Down Low IPA" - aka Summa SIPA. It's a hoppy brew sweetened back by guava. And if you get there early today from 3pm to 4:30pm it'll be Happy Hour with $1 off pints. Also tonight from 5pm to 7pm is the monthly High Hops Songwriter Series hosted by Josh V. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House and William Oliver's Publick House recently got together to brew up a unique collaboration beer and tonight it will debut over at William Oliver's in Fort Collins. The Jessup Farm Barrel House staff will be on hand handing out FREE samples of this beer, a 6.6% ABV 50 IBU American-style Brown Ale with a rich chocolate and dark caramel malt character and aged in 3 different barrels (bourbon, rye whiskey, and rum). It was also blended in a secondary brettanomyces fermentation with tart cherry juice. A beer not to be missed! The free samples start flowing at 6pm. William Oliver's is located at: 2608 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company - If it's summer in Estes Park then it must be Tourist Season. In honor of this annual migration, Lumpy Ridge proudly presents their latest creation: "Tourist Saison". Happy Hunting (for beer that is). Located at: 531 S St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.

Maxline Brewing has released a new beer today - a Witbier. It's billed as sweet and balanced, with flavors of citrus and spice and aromas of light, bready malt, bright citrus with a yeasty character. Stats: 6.1% ABV 13 IBU. Elevate your Thursday evening with a glass! Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

Prost Tasting Room - Getting thirsty? Prost has big glasses designed to quench any sized thirst. How about a big 1 litre boot bier for $10? Or if you're really thirsty they've got a 2 litre sized boot bier for $20 as part of their Das Boot Thursdays. Ask your server how fast is the fastest anyone's finished a 1 litre boot. Beat that time and your next regular beer is on the house! Located at: 321 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Every week PCBC puts something new on the Outlaw tap on Thursdays. This week they've tapped a Blueberry Berliner. It's big and almost blue in color! (OK maybe purple). Perfect for hot days like today. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Join in tonight for Live Trivia and get a sneak peek at a new fun activity called "Fam Damnily Feud" during round 3 of Trivia. Win prizes after every round and get tickets for the Cowbell Raffle for every beer or drink you purchase. This week's Cowbell theme is Birds: Geese & Owls vs Flamingos & Warblers. Always around 60 Colorado craft beers & ciders on tap daily including their own creations. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery hosts Open Mic Night every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm during the Summer out on their patio. Show off your talent or listen to others and enjoy a cold beer. Open from 2pm to 9pm today. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company is getting ready to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary this month. On Saturday, July 23rd starting at 12pm, they will have a very rare limited beer release of "Jam the Radar", a raspberry dark sour ale. This is a bottle release in 375ml bottles and they'll sell for $12 each. Limit 2 bottles per customer with a guaranteed supply for the first 225 people in line. Get there in line early or miss out on this special release. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

This weekend's beer festivals include:

-'s 4th Anniversary Party - Friday July 8th - Denver, CO.
- Denver's Biergarten Festival - Fri-Sun July 8-10 - Morrison, CO
- The Colorado Irish Fest - Fri-Sun July 8-10 - Littleton, CO
- 20th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous - Sat. July 8 - Salida, CO
- Breckenridge Brewery's 26th Anniversary Hootenanny - Sat. July 9 - Littleton, CO.
- Steers and Beers 5K Run & Brewfest - Sat. July 9 - Colorado Springs, CO.
- Breckenridge Beer Festival - Sat. July 9 - Breckenridge, CO
- Beer and Bacon Festival - Sat. July 9 - Windsor, CO.

Details on these festivals can be found in the Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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