Friday, July 15, 2016

NoCo Beer News 071516

Broken Plow Brewery
[Northern Colorado Beer News - Friday, July 15, 2016] - The summer heat rolls on and so does the craft beer taps around NoCo. Plenty of live entertainment, food and fun at local taprooms this weekend. Fermentedly Challenged has plenty of ideas where you'll want to hang out and enjoy a cool one. Several beer fests and anniversary parties to attend as well. Share with your friends and read daily! If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Broken Plow Brewery of Greeley, CO.

Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing - Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13th from 2pm to 6pm for the upcoming HOPLYMPICS Summer Games at 300 Suns. This is a fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity's The House That Beer Built. Gather a team of four together and sign up in advance (required). Teams will compete in fun games like life-sized Hungry Hippo, corny keg lift, water balloon tosses and group "Pictionary". Winners get the glory as well as prizes and medals. The entire parking lot will be closed off for this event. There will also be a live auction at half time break. Sign up at: - Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company will release their latest year-round release - El Gose - in cans this Sunday at a release event all day this Sunday at the brewery (11am-11pm). Come try their new tart gose with its zesty and salty character and tangy citrus twist. There will be giveaways and a unique Spanish-German dining menu that day. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company has released two separate beer lists for tomorrow's 37th Anniversary Celebration. In the beer garden they're serving: Malcolm X Imperial Black IPA, Boognish Imperial Brown Ale, Ben's Imperial IPA, The Satyr Wheat Wine, Caribbean Queen Pineapple Wheat Ale, IPL, Berliner Weiss, Watermelon Kolsch, Spikeberry Saison, Peach Pale Ale, Centennial Pilsner, and Citra Pale Ale. Meanwhile back inside the pub they'll tap: Good Trip Belgian-style Tripel, Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA, Cold Hop British-style Ale, Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale, Hola Maria Mexican Blonde, Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Mojo IPA, Buffalo Gold Golden Ale, Sweaty Betty Blonde, Shake Chocolate Porter, Singletrack Rye Pale Ale, Nitro: Shake, and on cask: Cold Hop. For $25 you get a commemorative glass + 15 4oz tasting tickets. For $5 you can get 3 extra tasting tickets. Come help celebrate 37 Years of Craft Beer in Boulder! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company has light music both tonight and Saturday night this weekend. Playing tonight is Mark Winters out on the patio from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Then on Saturday stop by to listen to Savage Hearts playing bluegrass with a curtsey to honky tonk starting at 6:30pm. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery has live music tonight from Three Finger Salute from 7:00pm to 9:00pm as well as Rat's Woodshack Texas Style BBQ parked outside. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewery - Just in time for your Friday, J Wells has just tapped a fresh batch of their Treppenwitz Hefeweizen. Stop in for a glass or two and get happy! Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company is hosting a special After Hours Reggae Night with Real Life Rockaz this Saturday, July 16th from 9:30pm to 12am. Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased in the taproom. Meanwhile tonight is Friday Infusion day in the taproom. This week's infusion is their Extrovert IPA with mango and Chinook hops. Stop back on Sunday too for live music from Seth Phillips (free event). Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company will have live rock music on their stage this Saturday night from "The Symbols" starting at 8:00pm. Get your fill of craft beer and rock your weekend. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - Their 20th Anniversary celebration continues all this weekend with $3 Pumphouse beers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Which beer is your favorite? Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Shoes & Brews has a Friday special for you. Wear your Hawaiian shirt to Shoes & Brews and get $1 off your pints tonight. Try their new Farmer's Market collaboration beer that was just tapped yesterday - Time2GetTropical. #runLoCO - Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company recently announced that their founder, Matt Cutter, has been elected to the Colorado Brewers Guild Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 seasons. Cheers to Matt!

Very Nice Brewing Company - The brew is still flowing up in Nederland thanks to the efforts of all the firefighters who helped to contain the big wildfire. Stop in for a pint and listen to live music tonight from FeralHeart from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company is now offering their Bathtub Blonde Ale back on tap today! Spend your Friday night with a blonde (ale) or two. Located at: 4025-C S Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company offers FREE BEER FRIDAY every week. They pick a special keg of beer and the 1st beer is free on the 1st half hour on the hour until the keg kicks. Fridays are also CSU Flight Night - get a free tasting tray of 8 samples with your current CSU ID. For students and faculty 21+. Open today fro 2pm to 10pm and on Saturday 12pm to 10pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery offers a Friday special - buy any apparel item and get a pint free! Then on Saturday, July 16 from 2pm to 4pm, stop in for Adult Brewery Coloring. Unleash your creative spirit and relax with some adult coloring projects and a beer. Inquire in the taproom. Live music will be playing on Sunday afternoon from All She Eilee starting at 3:00pm. And don't forget that Mondays offer a special $3 Beer (brewery's choice). Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing offers live music daily in the taproom Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Tonight listen to Lee Johnson from 7pm to 9:30pm. Plus the G-Spot Noshery food truck will be outside serving up comfort food starting at 4pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery announces the availability of their newest seasonal release - Peaches & Barley, a Belgian-style peach saison. It's available in 6-packs and on draft. This brew is described as bursting with flavors of peaches, apricots, ginger, black pepper and sweet orange peel and weighs in at 7.5% ABV. Try one in their Modern Tavern or look for it on store shelves. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Look for the Grimm Bros tent at this weekend's Loveland Loves BBQ, Band & Brews in downtown Loveland. They'll be pouring Dragon Slayer, a smokey & malty brew that matches well with BBQ. Or simply drop by the taproom and get the full selection on tap! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Intersect Brewing gave a sneak peek look at their taproom that's now being built. While they aren't open yet, they are making fantastic progress towards opening later this summer. Check out this picture posted today from their Facebook page and get ready to enjoy more great beer in FoCo! To be located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO. (Photo courtesy Intersect Brewing)
Intersect Brewing - Fort Collins, CO

Loveland Aleworks is releasing Citra, a single-hop Hefeweizen today in their taproom. Stop in to the taproom before or after attending Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews tonight and tomorrow. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - File this one under "Now I've Seen Just About Everything". Maxline is teaming up to combine two of your favorite Saturday activities: brewery tours and catching Pokémon! Zwei Brewing, 1933 Brewing Company, Maxline Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery, Tadpole Pedicabs, and The Mayor of Old Town are hosting a Pokemon-Go beer crawl on Saturday, July 30th from 11am-5pm. Each location will be offering specials on beer and/or food, be on the lookout for giveaways along the trail too! Lures will be dropped at beer-centric Pokéstops according to the following schedule: 11am Zwei Brewing, 12:30pm 1933 Brewing Company, 2pm Maxline Brewing, 3:30pm Black Bottle Brewery, and 5pm at The Mayor of Old Town. EVERYONE is welcome to play, must be 21+ to drink alcohol. Tadpole Pedicabs, Transfort, and the Mason Trail will be there for all of your transportation needs. Costumes are encouraged! Gotta Drink 'Em All! Maxline is located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing is hosting a 90's-themed 25th Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 16th from 11:00am to 8:00pm at the Liquid Center. There will be a photo booth, 3 food truck, games and giveaways including two New Belgium custom 2016 Detroit Bikes cruisers. Live music too from Gin Doctors from 5-7pm. During this event New Belgium will take $1 off their original beer brands plus a special returning brew - Old Cherry. Located at: 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company has more of their popular Pasil Beach beer back on tap today. Tonight stop in for live alternative indie folk rock music ($5 cover) with Places Back Home starting at 7:00pm. Enjoy a beer out on their patio. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is tapping their specialty keg of the week today at 5pm - Blueberry Sourado made with fresh blueberries. They also have a special guest beer on tap from Soul Squared Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - a Belgian Blonde Ale. Discounts on beer when you buy a food item from the nightly food truck. Open today from 12pm to 9pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Zwei Brewing - Just tapped today - Spresso Luv, an espresso & coco nib porter. This is a collaboration beer they did with Peritus Coffee. Zwei Brewing will be the subject of a Tap Invasion & Meet the Brewer session at Three Four Beer Company (Ft. Collins) on Friday, July 22nd from 7-9pm at 829 S Shields St. Several Zwei beers will be on tap and you can talk to the brewer about how these beers were made. Zwei Brewing is open today form 11am to 10pm. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery offers Happy Hour every day of the week from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Get $1 off ALL items - every day! Featuring 60 Colorado craft beers on tap daily including their own creations from their 3 bbl brewhouse. Located in the downtown area at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Fresh beer on tap including 4 summer seasonals, live music featuring Anodyne from 7-9pm and Elements Wood Fired Oven food truck on site - all happening tonight at Broken Plow. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - What's perfect for a hot summer day? Crabtree suggests their Greality Pilsner or the Dearfield Ale - perfect brews for a hot Friday in July. Stop in for one once you've gotten your fill of Pokemon Go for the day. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery just released their Barrel-Wee Legal, a barrel-aged Scottish ale last night. This one is a BIG 9% ABV brew aged for one year in a bourbon barrel to make it even more enticing. Stop in for a glass and kick off your weekend. Live music tonight from Johnny Johnston and Colorado Blue from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Food available from Bedrock BBQ. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company will be the location for a special summer fundraiser, The Greeley Wheelie, hosted by Turnaround Bikes on Thursday, July 28th at the brewery from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The brewery parking lot will have a bike relay race with teams of five people. Teams wishing to sign up can do so for $75 per team. After the race, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, there will be an awards ceremony, live music, food, art, a silent auction and plenty of beer on tap. Entry for this part of the evening is $10 per person. More info on this fundraiser can be found at: - Meanwhile, there's live music in the taproom today at 7pm to 9pm with Elise Wunder and also on Saturday from 7-9pm from Feral Heart. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

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Brew Fests This Weekend:
* Kyle's Brew Fest (RiNo) - July 14 - Denver, CO.
* Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews - July 15-16 - Loveland, CO.
* Finkel & Garf Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary Party - July 16 - Boulder, CO.
* New Belgium Brewery's 25th Birthday Bash - July 16 - Fort Collins, 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.
* Stapleton Beer Festival - July 16 - Founders Green - Denver, CO 4-8pm.
* 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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