Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072016

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Hump Day specials are plentiful at local Colorado taprooms today. Find ways of saving a buck or two on your next pint in today's news. There's even some job openings at a couple breweries this week! Grab 'em before I do! This weekend is going to be full of festivals and anniversary parties. Check 'em out. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Ft. Collins, CO.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Company - Back in 1998, Avery debuted their Hog Heaven, a big beer they billed as a Barleywine. However, during its tenure this beer has won awards and medals in the Imperial Red category. So starting this year, Avery will now release their Hog Heaven as an Imperial Red IPA! It's got that same dankness, same caramel backbone, and in fact the same recipe - but now with the correct identity! Look for it with it new corrected label this year. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company - Plan to attend a tapping party this Friday, July 22nd along with live music. Bootstrap will be tapping a Gose, a collaboration brew they did with BJ's Brewhouse and Shine Brewing. It's a sour German wheat ale made with Himalayan sea salt, peppercorn, coriander and rose hips. Live music starts at 6pm featuring Native Station. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Boulder Beer Company is giving away a nice MotetOnTap prize package this Thursday, July 21st on Facebook. If you login and "Like" their Facebook page and tell them what is your favorite Boulder beer by commenting on their Motet post - then you'll be entered into a drawing for 2 general admission tickets to the Red Rocks Motet show this Friday. Plus the winner will also receive a new album voucher, the Motet's 2014 album, stickers, special edition pint glasses and a few more surprises. Winner will be announced Thursday at 6pm on Facebook. Be sure to comment today! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company - Attention Pokemon GO players! Crystal Springs now doubles as a Pokestop. Stop in for their 1st Pokeomon Lure & Beer Special on Wednesday, July 27th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and show your server your Pokemon Go Gym Alliance and receive a Pokemon Collectors Card that doubles as a Buy One Beer Get One Free Beer coupon for this and all their future Pokemon GO parties. Lure Modules will be active during this event so be sure to stop in and be ready to share your brew with a Pokemon. They will be all over the brewery. Wear some good shoes as there is a GYM withing walking distance. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Gravity Brewing is the subject of a Midsummer Night's Tap Take Over tonight starting at 7pm over at Mudrock's Tap & Tavern in "The Sidebar" area in Louisville, CO. There will be 7 Gravity Brewing taps! Wings & sliders will be available. Bar games available including: Giant Jenga, Foosball, Darts and Corn Hole. Mudrock's Tap & Tavern is located at: 585 E South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company will host Trivia Night tonight starting at 7:00pm. Stop in for a NOSH(wich) and a Beer today. Wednesday (Hump Day) is always a good time to come in for a "2 hour break from the kids". Bring a friend! Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery is going Tribal Wednesdays tonight with Moose & 'Possum (music duo) from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy $1 Pints from 7:00pm to 7:30pm (so don't be late). For the rest of the night, ladies get $1 off all drafts. Also, be sure to attend this Saturday's Longmont Mane Event 2016 from 2-10pm at the brewery with the popular Beard & Mustache Competition. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Don't miss their "Beat The Heat" event tomorrow, Thursday July 21st from 5pm to 7pm. For $12 you'll receive two scoops of ice cream plus a 12oz bottle of Milk Stout Nitro to pour hard over the ice cream. Make a Beer Float at Left Hand's tasting room. Plus it's Vinyl Night too. Spin some tunes @ LH. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

The Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub - Summer is a great time for Saisons and The Old Mine recently tapped a collaboration brew they did with Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company - it's an Apple Saison. The best of cider and saison in one! Come try a glass and get refreshed. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery - Their 20th Anniversary celebration continues today with a Keep the Glass special. Buy a Pumphouse beer for $5 and you get to keep the glass today. (While supplies last) - Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Shoes & Brews is hiring! They are looking for enthusiastic beer and running loving people to join their team. If you know shoes, running and have a passion for beer then you may be just what they're looking for. Bring in your resume to the store or email it to: Open today from 10am to 8pm. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company is hiring! They currently have four jobs open for the following positions: Brewer, Market Manager (So. Colorado/New Mexico), Accounting Clerk (part-time), and Brand Ambassador (Denver). Visit their job board at: Also, Upslope Brewing is planning to host a BBQ Cookout at their Lee Hill location on Saturday, July 30th from 2pm to 8pm. Plenty of good BBQ, live music, games + prizes, Upslope beer and even a Pie Eating Contest. Lastly, don't forget to look for special GOLD RUSH gold cans hidden in Upslope Mix Boxes (variety can packs). They hid 100 gold cans in random mix boxes. Find one and you'll win an awesome prize. Prizes include: a YETI Hopper 20 soft-sided cooler, sunglasses from ZEAL Optics, a Rab Microlight Jacket, Lowe Alpine Eclipse 25 Pack, annual National Park Service park passes, or an Upslope prize pack. Two Locations: 1501 Lee Hill Rd and also at 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

Big Thompson Brewery has their newest beer creation in the Experimental Series on tap today. It's Batch #1 of their Mordor NZ Double IPA (DIPA). It's the first in a new line of small batch beers they plan to put out. Plus, don't forget their Wednesday special - get half off a select growler fill with the purchase of a pint. #LetTheBeerFlow - Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing has their regular Wednesday special today. Wear your Crow Hop gear to the tap room today and get $1 off full pours of their flagship and seasonal brews. Get a free pint if you buy new gear today as well. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a special Facebook group "Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends" that is open to all fans of Grimm Bros beer. Members get Happy Hour Pricing on beer all day Thursdays. Plus, they get special offers for group members only and will get 1st notification of what's happening at Grimm Bros. Also, don't forget tomorrow night, July 21st from 6pm to 8pm is Deutsche Nacht Stammtisch - a night where you can join in and speak German with other people. Doesn't matter if you are a novice or a pro German speaker. Get $1 off pints if you participate in Deutsche Nacht. Then on Friday, Grimm Bros will tap a firkin of beer made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - The staff has been busy updating the landscaping around the brewery and has spread out a mini-mountain of mulch around the building to create some additional seating areas. It also helps cut down on surface evaporation and retains moisture. To them, mulch = water and more water in the area means more water for beer. Help conserve water in your area. We all need to save water! Stop in for a brew today (see their taps in today's Picture of the Day). Located at: 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House - Today's special - Ride your bike to the barrel house, buy one beer and get another beer for FREE - but you gotta ride your bike in to qualify. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Help support those affected by Alzheimers tonight by coming to Loveland Aleworks tonight and drinking a beer. $1 of every pint sold from 6pm to 11pm will to go the Alzheimer's Association: Colorado Chapter. #brewedwithlove - Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Mark your calendars for NEXT Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for a special Beer and Ice Cream Pairing event at Maxline. Walrus Ice Cream will be there pairing special ice cream selections with Maxline brews. Your $15 ticket will get your a taster flight of three brews and three ice cream flavors. Izze soda and ice cream flights also available. Tickets available online at Eventbrite. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Odell has been busy brewing up a variety of summer seasonals that are available now and in a couple weeks. Look for these beers at your local beer store: Brombeere Blackberry Gose (4-packs and draft) July - October, Oktoberfest Märzen Style Lager (starting in August thru September), and their Summer Montage Variety Pack including Easy Street Wheat, Odell IPA, St. Lupulin, and Splice Session IPA. Available May thru August. Plus, look for Odell's Drumroll APA and Myrcenary Double IPA in 12oz can 6-packs starting August 1st. Coming soon: the return of Piña Agria - Sour Pineapple. Attend the Tap Room release party on July 29th & 30th. Please be aware that Odell's Tap Room will be closed Sunday & Monday July 31st & August 1st. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Do you belong to a rec team? If you stop in wearing your rec league team uniform on Wednesdays, Thursday or Fridays you'll get $1 off pints! Cool off after a game at Old Colorado. Located at: 8121 St St, Wellington, CO.

Scrumpy's Hard Cider - This Friday, July 22nd, Scrumpy's is bringing back their Pineapple Cider. It's a great way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Open today from 11am to 10pm. Located at: 215 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing - Wednesday is a Wear It Wednesday kind of day. Wear your Snowbank gear into the taproom and get $1 off your first pint. If you stop in and buy a Snowbank shirt then your first pint will be on the house! Open today from 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing - Get ready for another in their long line of regular beer releases! This Friday, July 22nd Verboten will release "Little Too Nonsense", an Imperial Stout! Plus, they will be bringing back "Blood Orange Silent Guardian" Imperial IPA to the taps for a short while. Made with real blood orange puree! Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Weld County

Broken Plow Brewery is planning to host a costume-themed potluck party next Wednesday, July 27th. Put on yer best Pirate outfit matey! The theme is "Beer Pirate". Wear your pirate costume and bring in a dish to share. Broken Plow will provide the High Seas Main dish - you bring the side dish to share. Trivia Night is tonight also! Questions start flowing at 7pm. Get there early for a table. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern - Every Wednesday this summer - if you buy one beer you'll get another beer for half price! Deal good all day long. Pair one with their famous grilled cheese sandwiches. Located at: 915 16th St, Greeley, CO 80631.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Cloudy IPA lovers rejoice! There's a new batch of Juicy Bits IPA back on tap today. It's also available in crowlers to go - now limit 3 per person! Don't forget to stay for NoCo Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight in the tap room starting at 7:00pm. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company - They're just 2 days away from their big 3rd Anniversary Party happening across two days - July 22 & 23 at the brewery. New tap releases each night including an IPA and Gose on Friday and a Berlinerweisse and a 2nd Gose on Saturday. Plus a bottle release of Funk Yo Couch Wild Brett Saison on Friday. Live music both nights 7-9pm. Sign up for their special Cigar & Beer pairing Saturday night. Details on their Facebook page. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- Twisted Pine's 21st Anniversary - @ Twisted Pine Brewing Co - July 21-24 - Boulder, CO.
- 2016 Denver Summer Brew Fest - Mile High Station - July 22-23 - Denver, CO.
- Grimm Brothers Brewhouse 6th Anniversary - @ Grimm Bros - July 22-23 - Loveland, CO.
- Wiley Roots 3rd Anniversary Celebration - Wiley Roots Brewing - July 22-23 - Greeley, CO.
- Arvada on Tap - Craft Beer & BBQ Fest -Ralston Park - July 23 - Arvada, CO.
- Longmont CollaBEERation 5K & Brewfest - Left Hand Brewing - July 23 - Longmont, CO.
- Colorado Craft Beer Round Up - James Crist Park - July 23 - Frederick, CO.
- BoulDurango Finish Line Fest - Avery Brewing - July 23 - Boulder, CO.
- Longmont Mane Event - Großen Bart Brewery - July 23 - Longmont, CO.

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

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