Thursday, July 14, 2016

NoCo Beer News 071416

Bootstrap Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Get pre-warmed up for the weekend at a brewery taproom tonight. Several new beer releases and specials today. There's also A full slate of weekend Colorado beer festivals starting tonight. Check out the listings in today's post. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, July 14th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Bootstrap Brewing Company of Niwot, CO.

Boulder County

12Degree Brewing - Thursday's are Vinyl Night at 12Degree Brewing. Bring in an album. If they play it, your next beer is on the house! Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

Boulder Beer Company offers Live Music each and every Thursday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. Tonight, grab a beer and listen to the sounds of Big Thompson Flood. Then this Saturday is Boulder Beer's 37th Anniversary Celebration all day long from 12pm to 10pm. Several pilot and barrel aged beers will be tapped in the Beer Garden from 12pm to 6pm with a commemorative tasting glass. Plus, beer & cheese pairings, live music from 3 different bands from 12pm to 9pm. Don't miss out! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company - Ladies! This Saturday, July 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm the brewery will host “Lips, Sips and Bling.” LipBar Custom Cosmetics will be showcasing their ready-to-wear color and skin care collection. 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 $20 enjoy Tasters and Appetizers and Beer. Tom the brewer will be available to talk about his beer, the food and beer pairings and to give tours of the new brewhouse. Please RSVP to Kristy @ 303-442-9022 or Located at: 657 S. Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Finkel & Garf Brewing Company is celebrating 2 Years of great beers with a Second Anniversary Party this Saturday, July 16th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the brewery. They plan to release two beers that day including an Imperial Rye IPA (draft and cans) and the return of their Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (draft only). Drink some beer for your chance to win the swag raffle. Listen to live music from Breaking Spaces. Food will be available from Hefe Tacos. Join in at: 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Thursdays are always special at FRBC. Why? It's Bluegrass night! Everyone is welcome to bring an instrument and join in the bluegrass jam. Or, just come and listen in and enjoy a beer. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing will be the subject of A Midsummer Night's Tap Takeover at "The Sidebar" of Mudrock's Tap & Tavern in Louisville next Wednesday, July 20th from 7pm to 10pm. There will be 7 Gravity Brewing beers on tap including: Tsar Bomba and Pom Wit. Light snacks including, Mudrock's World Famous Wings and Sliders. Bar games including Giant Jenga, foosball, darts and corn hole. Mudrock's is located at: 585 E South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO.

Odd13 Brewing has two new beers hitting the taps today. Cloudy beers are in! Come try the Economist, an American wheat, and also the Amacron, a dry hopped sour blonde. They both have some tropical notes and are great mid-summer brews. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Old Mine Cidery - The cidery has plans to bring their Handlebar Hard Cider to cans. In order to do that they are raising money. One way to help them do this is to purchase a Handlebar Hard Cider hat. Proceeds from these hats go towards the canning fund. Stop in for a hat and a cider soon. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - It's Retro Ladies Day at the Pumphouse Brewery. Ladies get $2 PH drafts and house wines all day long. Just another reason why Thursdays are better for the ladies. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - [Press Release] July 14, 2016 - Longmont, CO - The much anticipated ColoRADo debut for Tampa's award-winning brewery, Cigar City Brewing, is goin' down! Lock in Thursday, July 21st at 4:30pm in the Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery for a Fuster Cluck of a beer event. The ColoRADo brewery will be slinging Cigar City's highly anticipated signature brew, Jai Alai IPA alongside Black Ale and Grapefruit IPA from Perrin Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan). If that weren't enough to get your mouth watering then how 'boutcha get yourself a couple of special tappings, starting with Jai Alai IPA right outta the gate, happening every hour throughout the evening. The Oskar Blues crew will be slanging FREE beer can chicken for your mouth-hole while Coop & the Chicken Pluckers will be performing live music from 5-7pm for your ear-holes. Did we mention that you CANnot get Cigar City anywhere else in Colorado fer a while? That's true. Fill 'er up and take home some this sweetness in our Crowlers to-go. More details and tap schedule at: RSVP at ### - Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.

Sanitas Brewing - Sanitas has been hosting Outlaw Yoga for a while now, and this is a fresh take on the prolific amount of yoga classes offered there in Boulder. Their mantra being "Outlaw Yoga is powerful, bold, present and fun. A style of yoga and community and a way of living at it’s core, Outlaw Yoga is a movement to bring yoga to the people - all people - young and old, short and tall, skinny and fat, veggie loving vegans and carnivorous couch potatoes, hardcore bikers and hard charging cyclists, gals and dudes, fighters and lovers, soldiers and tree huggers." Come give it a try this Sunday at 10:30am on their beautiful patio, and enjoy a beer (or two) afterwards... you will have earned it! Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - Special deal inside the taproom at their Flatiron location today. Stop in and order a pint of their Mosaic IPA and you'll also get a 19.2oz can of that beer to take home with you! Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Walnut Brewery - Tonight is finally the night for the release of their Double Down Double IPA. 50 cents of every pint of it sold for the next 4 weeks will go to Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. Tapping starts at 6:00pm tonight. Located at: 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery will release a limited number of 22oz bottles tonight of their Tropical Paradise Imperial IPA. It's a bit juicy double IPA brewed with Amarillo and Citra hops plus fresh ginger and mangoes. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company - Fans of their latest "Stash in the Back" brew - Mango Pineapple Apricot IPA - best hurry over to the taproom tonight as there's just a little bit left before it kicks. Patrons are invited to participate in Open Mic Night tonight starting around 5pm. Sign up and perform! Open today from 3pm to 8pm. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company hosts Ladies Night every Thursday with half price pints all day long. Also, stop in for Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Open today from 2pm to 10pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery invites you to Thirsty Thursdays at Big T. Get $1 off ALL pints from 5pm to 9pm tonight. Tonight's probably your last chance to get their Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout as it will kick soon. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Game players will love the two new pinball machines they installed in the taproom this week. Check out their "Attack From Mars" and "Walking Dead" pinball machines - freshly arrived from PinBall Jones. Plus, games will want to stop at C.B. & Potts because they are a Poké Stop too! Beer, games, food and fun. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing is involved with several off-site events today. First, they are the subject of a special Beer Dinner tonight over at The Nickel (Hotel Teatro) at 1100 14th St, Denver, CO. Also tonight, City Star will be the focus of a Tap Takeover down at The Denver Bicycle Cafe. Meanwhile back in the taproom, its Thirsty Thursday with happy hour pints all day ($1 off). City Star will have live music tonight from John McKay. And tomorrow night, music from Lee Johnson. This Saturday is the beer release for their new Aurora IPA. Stop in soon! Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company has officially signed up for the Gnarly Barley Brew Festival in Loveland set for Saturday, August 6th. They plan to bring along these beers that were voted on by their fans: Summer's Last Hurrah Lavender Hefe Shandy, Big Red Machine IPA, and Raspy Amber Ale. Tickets are now available at: If you can't wait for the fest, stop in to the taproom today. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing - Been to Equinox Brewing lately? They've got 20 rotating taps plus 2 beer engines with a great variety of beer. They also do weekly firkin tappings and have house made root beer and soda too. Live music in the beer garden on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tapping on July 15th: Red Dwarf Amber Ale and also Zenith IPA. Currently on the beer engine: CB & Nox Sparkling Ale and Apex Extra Pale Ale. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - New beer alert! Come try their new espresso amber ale - Espresso Yourself. It's a tasty 5.3% ABV brew that will remind you of your favorite espresso. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks is planning to host a celebration on Saturday, July 30th for Winky's 6th Birthday. Winky is the winking glass mascot of Funkwerks and has been around ever since they opened for business. There will be live music from two bands, tasty tacos, and plenty of Funkwerks beer. Get a chance to win beer or merchandise with every beer purchase that day. Also, a pinata will be dropped at 1pm with goodies inside. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Every Thursday is T-Shirt Thursday at Grimm Bros. Buy any Grimm Bros t-shirt and get a free pint. Join the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends Facebook Group and get Happy Hour Pints all day Thursday. Stop back on Friday for their weekly Firkin tapping. This Friday they'll tap a special beer brewed with Cocoa Pebbles cereal! A different "cereal" beer every Friday in July. Also, did you know that Grimm Brothers has their own phone app? Yup! If you download it, bring in your phone and show the Grimm app to your server and you can redeem it for a free pint! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House has an exclusive beer on tap over at William Oliver's Publick House. Stop in there for a pint of their collaboration beer they did with both Dancing Pines Distillery and William Oliver's - Whiskey Bourbon barrel-aged Brown Ale with brettanomyces and tart cherry. This is the only place you can try this special Jessup Farm brew. William Oliver's is located at: 2608 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Attention Loveland Hop Growers. If you grow your own hops in or around Loveland and plan on having extra hops left over, Loveland Aleworks is organizing a Crowdsource Ale project. Sign up to help donate your hops to this project. Later this summer they hope to brew a local crowd sourced brew with all Loveland grown hops (and hopefully Loveland malted Barley). They need customer's help for this project. For those of you who grown hops, please consider donating them to this crowd sourced beer. Sign up online at: For people who donate they'll provide you with a growler of the finished beer once done. Remember, hops need full sun, and are typically harvested at the end of August/ beginning of September. They need good soil drainage. They'd love to get your freshly picked hops at the end of the summer when they're ready. This beer will never be repeatable, but we think it will be a fun community project. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Here's a tip from Maxline Brewing. You are expected to follow these orders. "Your boss called. You are to leave work immediately, pick up a Crowler of Maxline Brewing's Witbier, and then head to your nearest lake. Might as well grab your hammock and make it a four day weekend!" - That is all! Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company is now offering lunch specials every day from 11am to 2pm AND Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 5pm with $1 off all house pints. Deals include half sandwiches with a house pint or soda starting at $7. Stop in soon. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO.

Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company is looking for investors to help them get the necessary funds to open the brewery and taproom. They are selling equity shares of their business in one percent increments and still have several shares available. Please contact them if you are interested in owning a part of their company and participating in the Colorado craft beer revolution as an equity investor. They will send you copies of their business plan and subscription agreement that will detail the investment process and outline the multiple benefits to joining their investment community. To inquire about this offering, please contact them at or call Ron directly at (303) 726-9288 for more information. They look forward to hearing from you. Planning to open in 2017. Mailing address: 206 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Old Colorado Brewing Company - New beer release today! Stop in for a taste of their latest creation: Plum Blue, a saison infused with blueberries and plums. Gotta love the color effect of the fruit on the beer. Enjoy one today. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - There's not 1, but two new beers to try on tap today at PCBC. The first is their weekly new Outlaw Tap - Face Pom! It's a pomegranate Berliner Weisse. The other is a summery brew - Sunny Skies Pineapple Ale. Both are great patio beers. Stop in to try them both. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company - Get discounted beers when you purchase any food item from Mac'N parked outside the brewery tonight. Come check out their newly improved patio too. Open today from 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project - There will be a new beer tapping this Friday, July 15th - Music Maker Stout, a bourbon barrel aged coffee oatmeal stout. They'll be serving it for the Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews this weekend. Look for their tent on the festival grounds. They'll also server Badrinath Passionfruit Berliner Weisse, Two Fives American IPA, and their Brew #2 ESB. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Thursdays are the new Fridays at Brix Taphouse & Brewery! Come join in for Live Trivia at 7pm and get a sneak peak at the latest game creation Fam Damnily Feud during Round 3. Win customized prizes after every round AND receive tickets for their Cowbell Raffle for every beer or drink you purchase. This week's Cowbell theme is STAR WARS CHARACTERS vs SUPER HEROES. Always around 60 beers on tap. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery is hosting Open Mic Night every Thursday this summer out on their patio from 6pm to 9pm. If you sing, play an instrument and have always wanted to try performing for an audience - here's your chance! Join host Don Graham for hours of LIVE music. Professional musicians usually show up to jam so grab a chance to play with real music mentors. This has been a packed event every week, so come early to grab a seat or a place in the music lineup. Stop back on Friday and Saturdays for live music at 7pm. This week: Anodyne (Friday) and Danny Shafer (Saturday). Try some of Broken Plow's recent beer tappings including: Moore's English Mild, Habanberry Wheat, Vienna Lager or the Saison and Prosper. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company offers $2 off Flights tonight. Plus, Empire Pizza is on hand tonight serving up $5 pizzas. Eat, drink and be merry. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company spent the morning brewing up a new creation - Coffee Maple Achromatic. It's a dark brew made with Zoe's Cafe coffee and maple syrup. This will create a big 10% ABV Imperial Stout that was designed to also be aged with adjuncts. Look for this beer in the near future (draft only) and also aged in barrels. They may put some of this into Crowlers for take home. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.


Special Events This Weekend

Living The Dream Brewing Company is having their big Anniversary Party Throwdown event all this weekend from Friday through Sunday July 15-17. During this event, they will be giving away FREE BEER FOR A YEAR! One lucky person in each of their VIP days will randomly find a Golden Ticket in their VIP bag. This card gets you one free beer per week from July 2016 to July 2017. Register for the unlimited tasting VIP Hour on Saturday & Sunday. VIP tickets are available ONLINE. There will be live music, beer releases, and lots more all weekend long. Located at: 12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO.

Brew Fests This Weekend:
* Kyle's Brew Fest (RiNo) - July 14 - Denver, CO.
* Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews - July 15-16 - Loveland, CO.
* Summerfest - Palette of Brews 2016 - July 16 - Evergreen, CO.
* Centennial Brew-N-Que - July 16 - Centennial, CO.
* Boulder Beer Company's 37th Anniversary Celebration - July 16 - Boulder, CO.
* A Night To Remember Beer Festival - July 17 - Denver, CO.

Details on these events can be found in the July Beer Fest Calendar.

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