Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NoCo Beer News 071216

Fort Collins Brewery
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Tuesdays are deal days at many local breweries. It's a good day to stock up on beer, get growler discounts and even try some of the newest beer tappings that happened over the weekend. The dog days of summer are going strong, so staying hydrated and cool with a beer can help. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing now has Cap'n Long ESB (Extra Special Bitter) back on tap for you to enjoy. You'll want to sip one when you come listen to live music with Darkness Dear Boy on Wednesday, July 13th form 6:30pm to 8:30pm. And don't forget to have Breakfast & Beer with the Bombers (roller derby team) this Saturday, July 16th from 10am to 1pm (advanced purchase required to attend). Enjoy Beermosas, Bloody Beer, Coffee Beer cocktails, Orange Juice and coffee. Coming soon on July 21st from 6pm to 11pm it's a special Star Wars vs. Star Trek Comedy Debate starting off with special opening music, a themed comedy performance by 4 different comedians and then an audience participation live debate on which is best: Star Wars or Star Trek. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - While Denver may be getting a sneak peek release of their new beer "El Gose" tomorrow night, the main release in the Avery Taproom is happening this Sunday, July 17th starting at 11:00am. El Gose is Avery's new year-round 6-pack sour beer. They made a traditional tart gose (goes-uh) with a zesty and salty disposition and gave it a tangy citrus twist. They're calling is a beer for every day! Avery will have some cool giveaways during release day plus a special Spanish-German dining menu. El Gose should start hitting store shelves next week. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats & Twisted Pine Brewing Company are getting together at BRU this Wednesday night, July 13th at 7pm for a joint Beer Dinner. For $50pp, you'll enjoy a delicious 5 course meal featuring beers from either Twisted Pine or BRU paired with every course. Entrees included pork, clams, steak, a salad and a dessert. Call to reserve your seats: (720) 638-5193 or ask your server. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company will host their monthly "13th of the Month" party all day on Wednesday, July 13th with new beer releases, good, prizes and fun. Plus, CSBC will host an event for the ladies "Lips, Sips and Bling" in the taproom on Saturday, July 16th from noon to 4pm. LipBar Custom Cosmetics will be showcasing their ready-to-wear color and skin-care collection. Custom orders will also be available. Founder/President Debbie LaBrant-Hartung will be available for makeup and skin consultations and Kathleen Allen will be showing off Silpada .925 Sterling Silver Jewelry. For only $20 enjoy Tasters and Appetizers and Beer. Tom will be available to talk about the beer, the food and beer pairings and to give tours of the new brewhouse. Stop in for a while, or the entire afternoon. Please RSVP to Kristy @ 303-442-9022 or k.horst@crystalspringsbrewing.com. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave. Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company wants to buy you a beer. How do you get that deal? Simple, it's Open Mic Night. Sign up to perform a tune (vocal or instrumental or both) and they'll give you a beer as a reward. Sign up begins at 6:30pm, performers from 7pm to 9pm. Try their recently released TrHOPical Illusion IPA. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing wants you to start off your weekend this Saturday with Yoga and Beer! Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 11:30pm they host a yoga class. $15 gets you an hour of instruction and a beer afterwards! Stay for lunch - Gravity Brewing now has Gastronauts serving up food every day on site including salads, wings, pizza, burgers and more. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery hosts "Brews & Q's" Trivia every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm in the taproom. Weekly winners will be awarded a $20 gift certificate to Großen Bart Brewery. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the team with the highest score at the end of the season. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company wants you to stop in and try a pint of their West Coast IPA. On tap this week in the taproom. Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.

J Wells Brewery - Do you play Frisbee Disc Golf? If not, this might be a good time to take up the sport. The brewery is just a short toss away from Hole 16 of an area frisbee golf course. Bring in your frisbee golf disc anytime during the month of July and get $1 off your first pint of beer at J Wells Brewery. You can even get your beer to go! Open daily 3-9pm, and until 11pm Fridays. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company will be taking over the taps over at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar in Longmont tonight. They'll be pouring 6 of their beers including: Good Juju, Rye on the Prize, Polestar Pilsner, Introvert IPA and Milk Stout. They'll be doing some giveaways too. Big Daddy's is located at: 1232 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO. Or back at the LH taproom you can sample from the full menu of beers. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company took home a Gold medal at the U.S. Beer Open Championship this year for their Imperial Porter. Grats to LMBC and several other Colorado breweries for earning medals this year. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery is hosting a big giveaway that you can enter to win a custom REEB adventure bike, an all-expenses paid trip for 2 to Boulder, CO and 2 entries into the Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally set for August 28, 2016. You can charge through Boulder's historic mining trails and steep canyon backcountry roads. Enter to win at: www.goldrushbikerally.com/enter-to-win/. Already live near Boulder? If you win you can always give the free trip to your distant friends or relatives so they can come visit you!

Finkel & Garf Brewing Company is hosting their Second Anniversary Party this Saturday, July 16th from 3pm to 7pm at their taproom. Listen to live music from Breaking Spaces, enjoy great food from Hefe Tacos, taste some FREE fresh-made cotton candy, and savor two new beer releases: Imperial Rye IPA and a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Turning two isn't so terrible after all! Located at: 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Fans of The String Cheese Incident take note. You can get tickets to Sunday's concert at a big discount. Save $15 and no extra fees. Get a free pint when you buy tickets at Mountain Sun, Southern Sun or Vine Street Pub. Tickets going fast so don't delay. Located at: 1535 Pearl St, Boulder, Co.

Odd13 Brewing - OK Nerds! Do you play Pokemon Go? If so, stop over to Odd13 Brewing as the brewery location is also designated as a Pokemon gym! Those over 21+ can come over, enjoy a pint and check your surroundings for wandering Pokemon. Try to take over the Odd13 Brewing gym! Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Shoes & Brews has several weekly beer specials. Mondays: $1 off pints, Tuesdays: $1 off Taster Trays, and Fridays: $1 Off when you wear a Hawaiian shirt. Sign up for their 5K Run/Brewfest on July 23rd in the store. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company wants to help out the families of those being displaced by the wildfire in Nederland, CO. If you live in Nederland, show them your residency (with ID) and you'll get a free dinner and beer on the house. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company has a new beer on tap and also available in 19.2oz cans. Come try their new Mosaic IPA. Stats: 7.5% ABV and 70 IBU. It's full of juicy, tropical notes from the generous amount of Mosaic hops. Tapped today. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company has a new special "Stash in the Back" beer on tap today. Come try their new Mango Pineapple Apricot IPA! They're open today from 3pm til 8pm. Plus, mark your calendars for Saturday, July 23rd for their next Summer Series Dance Night featuring live music from Queen Bee and the Stingers from 6-9pm. Once you have a beer, you'll believe you can dance like John Travolta. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company now has their Little Thompson Pale Ale back on tap and with a new tastier recipe! It's now a nice 6.0% ABV and 48 IBU pale that's loaded with flavor. Try one today. Today's special is: Get a Free Pint with your Growler Fill. Open from 2:00pm to 9:00pm today. Located at: 450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company offers their Tuesday special today - Half Price Growler Fill! Get any size to-go fills for 1/2 the regular price. Open today from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - Haven't tried Big Thompson's beers yet? Today's the best day as Tuesdays are now Taster Tray Tuesday. Get 5 tasters for $5, or if you're really into exploring, get 8 tasters for $8. They also have new sunglasses in stock at the brewery too. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taproom - Stop in today and tell your server "BUTT FACE!". They won't slap your face in return, instead they will bring you their signature Amber Ale aptly named BUTTFACE Amber Ale. Just one of many beers brewed on premises. Located at: 1415 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is proud to announce that they've won another medal for one of their beers at the recent U.S. Open Beer Championship in the high competitive IPA category. Their All American IPA won a Silver Medal! They were one of 8 Colorado breweries winning medals at the US Open Beer Championship this year. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Equinox Brewing tapped their "Lawnboy Cream Ale" over the weekend. It's light and refreshing for these hot Summer days. A pint is waiting for you today. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - For every Funkwerks Ten Belgian-style Quad sold in their taproom in July, they will donate $1 to The House That Beer Built - a Habitat for Humanity project. Drinking beer can help build a house for a family in need. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is getting ready to celebrate their 6th Anniversary with a 2-day party on July 22nd & 23rd (Fri. & Sat.) at the brewery. On that Friday, they'll be hosting a VIP Pig Roast. Tickets are $45, or $80 for couples and include a commemorative glass, pig roast with all the fixings, games, specialty release beers and live music featuring Wendy Woo. Then on Saturday, the party continues and is free to attend. Burgers and brats will be available, a German style bier garden will be set up with live music throughout the day, and games for the whole family. They'll also be doing a few giveaways throughout the day. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks has been enjoying the dog days of Summer and is putting out 5 beers across 5 weeks. Look for these beer styles in their taproom: Imperial IPA, Sour Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Amber Ale, and a Hefeweizen. Ask what's new on your next stop in. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company has a sweet deal for this Tuesday. Get $6 growler refills all day long today. What will you fill your growler with today? Open from 11am to 10pm today. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Every Tuesday you can get $1 off pints at Old Colorado Brewing Co. Start off the week right and save! Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company just tapped a new beer today. Stop in for their "William H.B. Stout" on Nitro. Plus, try their Professor Lanatus salted watermelon sour! Two quite different and tasty brews. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing will host a special "Burritos & Beer Brunch" this Saturday, July 16th from 12pm to 3pm at the brewery. Try their own "Beer Mosas" with kettle sour beer "Loosey Noosey" with a splash of orange juice paired with a breakfast burrito - both for $8. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Tuesday's special is Customer Appreciation Day where everyone 21+ gets $2 off your drinks from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and $1 off from 5pm til close (10pm). Stop in tonight for a Crazy Mountain Brewery mini-tap takeover pint night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Several Crazy Mountain beers will be featured. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery wants you to stock up and fill your growlers today. Their Tuesday special will help with that. Get $2.00 off all growler (64oz) and snarler (32oz) fills today and every Tuesday this summer. You might want to try their new "Saison and Prosper" beer too. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Got what it takes to win at Cards Against Humanity? Stop in and bring your friends and play in their friendly Tuesday night competition from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The winner will get a growler filled with their choice of beer! Open today from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - Get ready for Tuesday Night Trivia tonight starting at 7:00pm. Here's a freebie question for tonight: "What was the first professional sports team to be named after a dinosaur?". Bring your friends and compete as a team. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

High Hops Brewery will tap another experimental firkin this Wednesday, July 13th at 5:00pm. This week it'll be "Nana Nana Brew Brew", a banana split inspired brew with hints of banana and vanilla with notes of chocolate and cherry to remind you of a sundae. And then on Thursday, July 14th stop by for the release of their "Barrel-Wee Legal", a bourbon barrel aged Scottish ale. For those wanting to try some free High Hops samples - visit the Beer Tasting over at Cantina Liquor this Saturday, July 16th from 2pm to 6pm in Wellington, CO. The brewery is at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company recently got together with the staff at The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins to brew up a collaboration beer in honor of The Mayor's upcoming 5th anniversary. Now that beer is being released this week. Stop by The Mayor on Friday, July 15th to try this delicious New England-style Double IPA at 8.5% ABV brewed with over 5 lbs per barrel of Amarillo, El Dorado and Azacca hops. The Mayor is located at: 632 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.


Special Events

Great American Beer Festival - For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Denver, Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. With 379,000 square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries in the Colorado Convention Center. The festival will take place in 4 sessions across 3 days - October 6, 7 & 8, 2016. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via Ticketmaster.com. BA/AHA Members will have access to tickets on August 2nd at 10:00am MDT. Tickets sell out in a very short time (less than 1 hour) so don't miss out! For more details, please visit the GABF website - www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com.

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