Friday, July 8, 2016

NoCo Beer News 070816

Snowbank Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Friday's are always BeerDay in Colorado! Kick off your weekend with a cool craft beer. Plenty of entertainment and great food trucks on site across the NoCo brewery taprooms this weekend as well as several new beer tappings today. Enjoy your weekend Colorado! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, July 8th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Snowbank Brewing Company of Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Company invites you to attend their "Premature El Gose Release" down in Denver at the Falling Rock Tap House on Wednesday, July 13 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm in LoDo. Come drink with the Avery crew & get a sneak peek of their new everyday, 6-pack sour, spiked with lime and sea salt. A timeless, traditional tart gose (goes-uh) with its zesty and salty disposition is brightened by a tangy citrus twist. This is your 1st chance to try this new year-round brew. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company has live music lined up for this weekend starting with Roots & Rhythm Band tonight from 7pm to 9pm. Then on Saturday listen to "GetUrGoat" starting at 6pm. Stop in and try the Chillax Pineapple Blonde ale. A great summertime beer. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Boulder Beer Company is turning 37 and is just 9 days away from their big anniversary celebration. Plan to stop in on Saturday, July 16th form 12pm to 10pm. The event is free and open to the public with food, beer and other drinks pay as you go. You can also purchase one of the special tasting glasses for $25. The tasting glass includes 15, 4oz tasting tickets, so you can enjoy all 12 (and a few extra) rare pilot brews in their beer garden from 12-6pm! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats spent the morning yesterday brewing up a new collaboration beer with The Post Brewing Company. They've created a special Saison made with thyme and sage that will debut in both locations in a few weeks. Stay tuned for news on when this one taps. Meanwhile stop in for a meal and a handcrafted ale. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company has a returning favorite back on tap - TrHOPical Illusion IPA! Enjoy a cool pint out on their patio today and listen in this evening to Mark Winters. #ExpandYourRange - Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gro├čen Bart Brewery welcomes Blues/Roots artist A.J. Fullerton to the taproom tonight from 7pm to 9pm. Enjoy a beer and listen to this awesome guitar player. Texas Style BBQ available outside from Rat's Woodshack. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company now has their NZPA (New Zeland Pale Ale) back on tap this week. Featuring some of the best New Zealand hops available. It's bursting with citrus flavor. Try one and get happy. Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.

J Wells Brewery has some new faces working at the brewery starting this week. Stop in and say "hello" to Logan and Marissa - the new beertenders. Let them pour you a pint tonight. Open from 3pm to 11pm today. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is offering Friday Infusions every Friday in July. Today's special infusion is their Milk Stout infused with raspberries. Try one and see! Also available from their archives is Fade To Black. Live music tonight from the Tony Saccomanno Trio. Also, are you going to Wyoming this weekend for the Laramie Brewfest? Be sure to stop by the Left Hand booth. Next week's infusion will be their Extrovert infused with Mango and Chinook hops. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing will soon celebrate their 3rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6th from 1pm to 11pm at their taproom. They will be serving up some special small batches, sour ales and IPAs in this day-long event. Live music from Selby Acoustic, DJ Way Way, and Irie Still. Even 4 food trucks will be on hand to fill your hunger pangs. Plan on it. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Open Door Brewing Company - Wanting to try an Open Door beer? Come visit with Open Door Brewing at Superior Liquor in Superior, CO on Saturday, July 9th from 3pm to 5pm. Pick up a sixer of ODBC brew and you'll get an extra beer with your purchase (making that a seven'er). Superior Liquors is located at: 100 Superior Plaza Way, Ste 100, Superior, CO.

Shoes & Brews - Dig out that Hawaiian shirt and wear it to Shoes & Brews tonight and you'll be granted $1 off your pints. After all, it's Aloha Friday. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

SKEYE Brewing will have live music tonight from 8pm to 10pm with the sounds of North Boulder Underground. They rocked their grand opening and are now back once again. Plenty of beers on tap tonight including their seasonal SMASH #1. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company has hidden several Gold Rush cans of their Craft Lager in their Mix Box packs. If you happen to find one in your pack you could win 1 of 100 prizes including annual National Parks passes, Upslope prize packs and 5 Grand Prize including a YETI Hopper 20 cooler, Zeal Optics sunglasses, a Rab USA jacket, Lowe Alpine pack, & annual parks pass! It's like looking for the Willy Wonka golden ticket! Good luck in your hunt and may you find a Gold Rush can in your mix pack. #upslopegoldrush - Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company - Live music and cold beer in the Ned tonight! Listen to Torbin Hadlock from 6-8pm in his farewell moving to Denver performance. Then on Saturday listen to Steepland String Band from 6-8pm. Finally on Sunday, live music from Many Mountains from 5-7pm. The tap room will be hopping. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is proud to be part of the West End Tavern Jul-IPA month long event once again! Stop in and try Wild Wood's own Oaked Sorachi IPA and help them raise money for charity while getting your hop fix on! They also tapped a new IPA in the tap room - Crimson Sky Rye IPA. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

Berthoud Brewing Company has live music tonight starting at 6pm with Andy Sydow playing some blues music. Plenty of craft beer on tap. Enjoy one out on their patio. Located at: 450 8th St, Ste, B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery has all new daily specials for the month of July. Every Day - if you buy any Big Thompson apparel you'll get a Free $5 pint. On Mondays - it's $3 Pint day featuring a different beer. On Tuesdays - it's Taster Tray Tuesday with 5 tasters for $10 or 8 tasters for $15. On Wednesdays - get 1/2 off Growlers when you buy a pint. And on Thursdays - Get $1 off All pints from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. These deals are good all month long. Stop in soon. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company invites you to FREE Beer Friday. The 1st beer (their choice) is Free for the 1st half hour on the hour until the keg kicks. It's also CSU Flight Night - free tasting tray of 8 samples with your CSU Student (21+) or Faculty ID. Then on Saturday it's "Show Us Your Beaver Day". Wear your Big Beaver shirt or hat and your 1st pint is Free. And on Sundays they offer a special Hoppy Meal - a brat and a beer for just $8.50. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - In honor of 7/7/16 (yesterday) C.B. & Potts tapped their last keg of their 7.7% ABV Dubbel Backflip, a Belgian-style Dubbel that they brewed last year with a Fort Collins homebrewer - Remi Bonnart. Come try the last of this brew with notes of apple, cereal, marshmallow, brown sugar, licorice and clove. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - A new beer will soon be released at City Star. Today was bottling day for their new upcoming release "Pancho", a sour wheat ale aged a year in tequila barrels. Look for the release on Saturday, July 30th. Taproom is open today from 2pm til 10pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing - It's about time for the annual MLB All Star Game and in honor of that summer traditional game, Crow Hop is releasing their seasonal release "Sacrifice Rye" today in the taproom. It's a 5.5% ABV 24 IBU brew that's easy to drink with a hint of soft peppery spice to it. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Funkwerks will be participating in a special "Christmas in July" event on Saturday, July 16th in Wheat Ridge, CO at Colorado Plus starting at 3pm. Many local Colorado breweries will also be in attendance for this special tapping event. There will be several winter beers for you to get you into the holiday spirit (albeit 6 months early). Colorado Plus is at: 6995 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse's weekly Freakin' Firkin Friday features a Honey Comb Snow Drop. This batch may only last a couple days at best before it's kicked - so stop in soon over the weekend to enjoy this special firkin. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks will be tapping a new cask on Saturday that you'll want to try. Stop in on July 9th for a taste of their Mango Imperial IPA with Lemon Zest. Coming later this month, Loveland Aleworks will release the following beers: July 15th - Citra Hefeweizen, July 22nd - Amber Ale, and July 29th - Strawberry Sour Ale. Loveland Aleworks will be in attendance and pouring at the upcoming Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews in downtown Loveland on July 15th & 16th. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Odell Brewing Company has the La Piadina food truck on site today from 11am to 7pm. On Sunday, stop in from 3:30pm to 5:30pm for live music from The Kinky Fingers. Currently on tap in the Tap Room are 9 year round beers including Drumroll American Pale Ale, 7 limited edition beers including Zard-Alu (an Apricot Sour), and 3 seasonal beers including Splice Session IPA. A brew for just about everyone's taste. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Tonight is the night for enjoying some patio beers, friendship and listening to some high energy blues/swing/jazz tunes from Queen Bee and the Stingers. The band plays at PCBC from 7pm to 10pm. Cover fee for the band is $5 at the door. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company has combined their English Porter with coffee from Kind Coffee to create a new Kind Coffee Porter. The result is a great tasting porter with just the right amount of coffee flavor. Come try a glass tonight. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is once again offering a food and flagship pints special tonight starting at 3pm. Buy any food item and pair it with a flagship pint and you'll get your beer at a discount. Also, at 5pm they will tap their Beery McBeerface, an Open Source IPA infused with fresh grapefruit zest. Open tonight til 9pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Company is doing a mini-tap takeover for both Oskar Blues Brewery and Perrin Brewing Company. Buy one of those brewery's beers and you could win some cool schwag. Located at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing - Be sure to check out their Hop Crush 2.0! Verboten re-brewed their New England style IPA to be even hazier and hoppier than ever before. It's on tap now, so stop in and let 'em pour you a pint of this freshly tapped IPA. Also tapped - Five Second Frencher, a lemongrass wit beer. Its BAAAACK but for a limited time once a year. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Attention aspiring artists! Want to learn how to paint or improve your painting skills? Come to a special Painting Class with Studio Vino at Brix Taphouse this Monday, July 11th. Your admission fee includes painting and a drink of your choice (up to $7). IN this session you will be painting an awesome moon-rise scene. Check-in time is at 6:30pm and painting starts at 7:00pm. The cost is $35 per person. Check out the event details on their Facebook page. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery has live music and a new beer release tonight in the taproom. Stop in to try their new Mr. Spock inspired beer "Saison and Prosper" starting at 4pm. Then stay for live music from Daryl Ray at 7pm. Food truck on site starting at 6pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company is hosting Christmas in July tonight in the taproom. Wear your ugly sweater for the ugly sweater contest at 8pm. (Don't worry, you won't have to wear it all evening - they know its dang hot today). A cold beer will help keep you cool. Santa hats are also encouraged. The party runs from 6pm to 11pm. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery released their Summa SIPA session IPA this week. It's billed as a smooth IPA with guava puree that was dry hopped with Motueka and Citra hops. Stats: 5.2% ABV and 46 IBUs. Designed to be easy-drinkin'. Located at: 6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company has Steambarrel IPA crowlers available again starting today (limit 2 per person). There's still crowlers of their Apricot Gose available (limit 2 per person). Unkle Bean's Eatery will be there tonight with tasty tacos starting at 4 pm and Ryan Fourt Music and Katie Harris will be making music at 7 pm. Located at: 508 8th Ave, 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.

Catch up on Northern Colorado Beer News from earlier this week:
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