Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NoCo Beer News 071316

Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - The middle of summer brings out new summertime ales & lagers as well as a bevy of brewery anniversary parties and other celebrations. Several anniversaries are coming up this month and are highlighted in the beer news daily. Get over the Hump today with a craft beer from Northern Colorado. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, July 13th, 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: Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival in Lyons, CO.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Company is planning to host a big Avery Brewing 23rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the brewery in Boulder, CO. Tickets are available starting TODAY at A $20 Avery Base Layer ticket gets you into the party with live music, a custom glass, and access to 60+ rare & vintage beers. $5 drink tokens get you a 12oz pour of beers up to 8% ABV, an 8oz pour of beers 8-12% ABV, or a 4oz pour of 12%+ ABV and barrel-aged beers. A $60 Avery Aficionado ticket gets you all of the Base Layer plus nine beers and lots of food too. Come check out their recently built expanded brewery and join the party. #CraftTheJourney - Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Good Trip TripelBoulder Beer Company - [Press Release] July 13, 2016 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, will release a new limited-edition seasonal brew, Good Trip Tripel, at their 37th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, July 16th. Good Trip is a slightly spicy, Belgian-style Golden Ale that rings in at 9% ABV. It will be available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft and start shipping out of the brewery the week of July 17th after its initial release at the brewery. Alongside Good Trip, the brewers at Boulder Beer will be showcasing a wide array of experimental pilot brews at the Anniversary Celebration in their Rare Beer Garden. This special tasting event will run from 12 – 6pm in the outdoor beer garden on their beautiful, newly remodeled patio. Commemorative glass goblets with 15 – 4 oz. tasting tickets will be for sale for $25 to sample these tasty treats. A few of the many offerings include a Prickly Pear Saison, a Berliner Weiss and an India Pale Lager. Live music will entertain guests all day from 12 – 10pm, and a special event menu will be available from their outdoor grill station, with friends from Murray’s Cheese on site sampling their delicious cheeses with beer pairing suggestions. ### - Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company was busy canning beer all this morning and now have lots of cans of their Crystal Springs IPA available for you to take home in their tap room. Time to get hoppy! Open today from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Fate Brewing Company - What's flowing over at Fate? You might like to try these popular brews: Red, Wit & Blue (amber wit brew) - or the Crixus (strawberry rhubarb saison collaboration brew with Renegade Brewing) - or the Tiger Wheat (a blood orange wheat collaboration beer with the Denver Zoo). Located at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company has another beer in their Small Batch Wednesday series tapped today. Come try their Gore Range Belgian Tripel, a big beer weighing in at 9.1% ABV. Described as being velvety smooth with notes of apricot, orange, honey, vanilla and a subtle spice. Then mark your calendars for their Homestyle Beer and Cheese Pairing event set for July 23rd from 7-9pm. Reservations are required and must be in by July 21st. Cost is $30pp. Ask your bartender for details. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery - Join Großen Bart Brewery to celebrate facial hair, great beer, good food and awesome music at the 2016 Longmont Mane Event at the brewery. Großen (pronounced Grossen) Bart translates to "Big Beard" which is exactly what the brewery plans on celebrating at this event on July 23rd from 2pm to 8pm. Come on out for a fun-filled day celebrating beards, mustaches, beer and more! There will be a Beard and Mustache Competition open to the public from 4-5pm. Live music from 2-8pm. Plus plenty of fresh Großen Bart beers! Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company has a hump day special. Get a NOSH(wich) and a Beer for $10! Plus, it's Trivia Night tonight starting at 7:00pm. It's your opportunity to take a break for a couple of hours and enjoy yourself. Located at: 285 Cheeseman St, Erie, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - As part of their 20th Anniversary celebration, stop in today and buy any Pumphouse beer for $5 and you can take the special 20th Anniversary pint glass home with you. Here's to 20 years! Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery - These hot days call for cool beer out on the patio. Enjoy Happy Hour Pint prices daily Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Sip and enjoy a view of the Flatirons! Located at: 627 S Broadway St, Boulder, CO.

St. Vrain Cidery - Progress is being made on opening up this brand new cidery in Longmont. They are currently working through final construction details and expect to be open for business around mid-August. St. Vrain Cidery will be located at: 350 Terry St, Ste 130, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company is proud to announce that they recently won two medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship 2016. The first medal was a Gold award for their Howdy Beer in the American Lager/Pilsener category. The second medal was a Bronze award for their Top Rope in the American Premium Lager category. Grats to The Post Brewing and all the other Colorado breweries who recently won awards. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company is busily preparing for their upcoming 21st Anniversary celebration next week. One of the two new beers they will be releasing for that event is a German-style pilsner called "Haus Party". Golden refreshment in a glass! The anniversary party will span over 4 days - July 21-24 with daily 1/6 bbl keg giveaways. See their Facebook page for details. Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - Have you found your Gold Rush can in Upslope Mix Boxes yet? Be one of the 100 lucky winners who find specially marked GOLD RUSH cans and you could win 1 of many special 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 Willy Wonka only with beer! For a chance to win online (no purchase necessary) go to - Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company - Despite the large wildfire in Nederland, the brewery is staying open for business as usual. The staff and many close friends of the brewery have all been impacted by the fires. Keep them all in your prayers. Thursday night is Open Mic Night. Sign up early and the 1st performers start at 7pm. Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights as well. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Walnut Brewery is having a tapping party on Thursday, July 14th starting at 6:00pm for their "Double Down Double IPA". They're partnering with Boulder's Rocky Mountain Rescue Group on this beer. Starting July 14th for 4 weeks, 50 cents of every pint of Double Down sold will go to the RMRG. Help support those who help us. Located at: 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company will be pouring in the beer garden tonight at the Boulder Farmers Market from 4pm to 8pm. West Flanders will be pouring their All Hours IPA and Hoffmeister Pilsner at the market to help market shoppers keep cool. The Farmers Market is located at 13th Street and Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery has a regular Wednesday special going on today. Get 1/2 off on select growler fills today with the purchase of a pint at regular price. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Buckhorn Brewers is hosting a movie night this Saturday, July 16th starting at dusk featuring "Weekend at Bernies". Bring a chair or a blanket and laugh it up. It's also Bernie's birthday (Buckhorn's Bernie that is). Wish him a happy birthday when you're there. Located at: 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing - [Press Release] July 12, 2016 - Berthoud, CO - City Star Brewing hosted the 4th Annual Hops and Harley Festival on June 25th, a sunny Saturday in Berthoud. Festival goers wandered through the tree filled park, craft beer in one hand and dog leash in the other. Guests enjoyed a round of corn hole and live music, took a run at the dog agility course with their furry friends, joined in yoga, explored the tiny home and vendors, and imbibed dog related beers from 14 Colorado breweries in the Brewery Dogs Tasting Tent. Over 2,400 gathered at Hops and Harley from Colorado, across the country and as far away as Canada and Scotland. Fans of Harley, a little dog with a big dream, flocked to Berthoud in honor of his legacy and in support of the festival's mission. 2016 Hops and Harley raised $25,000 for National Mill Dog Rescue. The Colorado Springs based non-profit's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home discarded puppy mill breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. ### - City Star Brewing is located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

City Star Brewing - More news from City Star today - they are planning three new beer releases this month that you'll want to stop in for. On Saturday, July 16th they'll tap "Aurora IPA". Then the following week on July 23rd they'll tap "Rail RYEder", and finally on Saturday, July 30th they'll tap "Pancho", a sour honey wheat aged 1 year in tequila oak barrels and the 5th in their barrel aged series. That beer will be available in 22oz bottles (1 case limit) as well as on tap. You'll want to try them all! Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a Hump Day special going on today in the tap room. Get $4 off growler fills of their Beer De Grimm, or get $2 off fills of everything else on tap. Also, now available in 12oz cans - Water of Life Double India Pale Ale. And don't forget to get your tickets to the upcoming Grimm Brothers 6th Anniversary VIP Pig Roast set for Friday, July 22nd. Tickets are $45 or $80 for 2 people. The party continues with a free to attend event on Saturday, July 23rd. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company now has their Lulo Gold on tap. It's a golden ale made with lulo fruit. Light and refreshing! That plus 10 other beers on tap today. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House - You can now buy 22oz bomber bottles of select Jessup Farm Barrel House beers on the market. Stop by the Craft Beer Cellar in Fort Collins and look for bottles of their UB Forty and Wheelhouse beers. It's the only place outside the brewery where these bottles are for sale currently. More beers to come! Stop by the brewery at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing has announced that is giving away a chance to win a trip to Asheville, NC in honor of New Belgium's 25th Anniversary. There will be a huge party happening for the brewery's 25th anniversary in Asheville. Here's your chance to tour New Belgium's second brewery location. Details on New Belgium's Facebook page. Brewery is located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company will host a release party for their returning summer seasonal - Brombeere blackberry gose on Friday, July 15th all day long from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Brombeere is a salty and sweet brew that goes down easy on a summer day. Visit the tap room at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company has a new beer release today - Spruced Goose - a saison made with spruce tips and infused with orange! Now on tap. Visit the taproom at: 8121 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Rock Bottom Brewery - Loveland Centerra is hosting a new Beer Challenge. Stop into Rock Bottom now through July 24th to find out how to get your very own Summer Honey Ale limited edition t-shirt. Ask your server for details. Located at: 6025 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company has just tapped a fresh batch of their popular American IPA today. You'll definitely smell the hops in this one. Fresher is better when it comes to IPAs. Get your pint today. Located at: 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company was closed all day yesterday (7/12) for an offsite staff adventure. The crew is now back and rested up and is raring to serve you once again. Come check out their newly upgraded outdoor patio and enjoy a cool beer. Might I suggest the Sourado (tart session IPA) or the Moon Arete (Belgian wheat). Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Zwei Brewing - Heads up for an upcoming business hour change. Due to two private events coming up on July 17th and July 31st, Zwei Brewing will be open only until 5pm on those days and will close to the public in order to host some events. Stop by on those Sundays between 11am and 5pm to get your fills. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - In addition to pouring their own house-made brews, Brix has over 50 different Colorado craft beers on tap from all over the state including some beers you can only get at Brix. Brix just tapped a special beer from Verboten Brewing called "Badrinath", a tropical Berliner Weisse with passionfruit. You can only find this beer outside Loveland at Brix taphouse! Stop in for a glass. A perfect brew for summertime. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery will host their weekly Quizmaster Trivia night tonight starting at 7pm. Bring your friends and compete as a team. Then get ready for a special costume themed Trivia night set for Wednesday, July 27th - Patio Party Pirate Night! Wear your best pirate outfit and bring in your best potluck dish to share for a shiver me timbers good time. More details at the taproom. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company - Come help celebrate 3 years of brewing in Greeley with Wiley Roots on July 22nd & 23rd from open to close. There will be special draft and bottle releases all weekend long, plus live music, special food and treats, a water balloon launch contest, and even a cigar and beer pairing on Saturday night outside from 9pm to close. New beers include: Single Hop Session IPA (draft), Watermelon Gose (draft) and "Funk Yo Couch "Wild Capture" Brett Saison in bottles (Friday). On Saturday they'll release: Ginger Berliner (draft) and Key Lime Gose (draft) and a bottle release of "Jam the Radar Dark Raspberry Sour". Check out their Facebook page for more details. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


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