[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Can't wait for the weekend to start? You aren't alone. Luckily, there are plenty of beer specials today at many local Colorado brewery taprooms today. Fermentedly Challenged finds the best deals and events you'll want to check out. Thursdays are the real start to your weekend! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, July 21st, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Estes Park Brewery in Estes Park, CO.
12Degree Brewing - There's two new batches of beer on tap this week. 12Degree Brewing has tapped "Treachery", their 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Golden Strong Ale. The other is "Velour Fog", a big giant Quadrupel beer. Enjoy one tonight or this weekend. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.
300 Suns Brewing - Get ready tonight for the comedy debate of the year! It's "Star Wars vs Star Trek" tonight from 6pm to 11pm. You help decide once and for all - who's better - Star Wars or Star Trek. The night starts off at 6pm with opening music from nerdy songwriter Seth Phillips. Then listen in to themed comedy from 4 comedians until 7:30pm. Then join in the live debate from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Warning: some material may not be suitable for children. So bring ear plugs for them. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.
Avery Brewing Company will be the finish line for the annual BoulDurango Ride, a 436 mile bike journey ridden by members of Avery Brewing, Ska Brewing, Boulder Beer, Epic Brewing, Great Divide Brewing and Left Hand Brewing. Meet them all as they cross the finish line on Saturday, July 23rd. The event runs from 2pm to 6pm. Enjoy beers from all 6 breweries. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.
Bootstrap Brewing Company is the proud owner of a Gold medal from this year's US Open Beer Championship for their Stick's Pale Ale. That same beer won a Bronze medal earlier this year from the North American Brewers Awards. Come taste and see why this beer deserves its hardware! Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.
Front Range Brewing Company has live Bluegrass music tonight in the taproom starting at 7:00pm. Enjoy a beer or two and stomp your feet! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.
Gravity Brewing - Be sure to stop by this Friday, July 22nd for the tapping of their "Flight to Mars", a sessionable American Red Ale. This brew was hop bursted and dry hopped with Falconer's Flight hops. Stats: 4.5% ABV and 40 IBU. Everyone loves a hoppy red! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisvile, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Company invites you to attend this year's Leftapalooza - the Mile High Tribute Band Competition on Saturday, August 6th from 12pm to 10pm at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, CO. Left Hand will be providing all the beer while a boatload of tribute bands play the entire day. Pre-sale tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. Get the full VIP experience for $50 which includes premium seating, couches, shade, hourly food & beer pairings and private restrooms (no lines). Check out the details at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/events/leftapalooza-2/ - Left Hand Brewing is located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Odd13 Brewing - Fear not Odd13'ers! Eric The Red is now back on tap for your drinking pleasure. Also, for the artist in you... Bring your art supplies and a vinyl record tonight for a social evening of art, music and beer. Grab a pint, some paper, and a pencil or paintbrush and you'll be set. This event runs from 7pm to 9pm tonight. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub - Cool off after attending today's Farmers Market tonight with a special 5oz pour of their unique Mango Cayenne Sour hard cider! Like nothing you ever tasted in a cider before. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.
Oskar Blues Brewery - Tonight's the night for the Cigar City "Fuster Cluck" tap takeover at The Tasty Weasel Taproom of Oskar Blues starting at 4:30pm. They will feature the Colorado debut of Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA. Plus, they will tap two beers from Perrin Brewing as well (Blackberry IPA and Black Ale). Live music too. Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Unit B, Longmont, CO.
SKEYE Brewing - Get ready for another SKEYE-HOP, a night of swing dance and lessons set for Wednesday, July 27th from 7pm to 10pm. The last SKEYE-HOP was such a success they decided to do it again! Boulder Swing is partnering with SKEYE Brewing to host a special swing dance on Wednesday, July 27th, in Longmont. Get a special drop-in swing crash course from 7pm to 8pm, followed by a social dance with live music from Banshee Tree from 8-10 PM. Learn to dance in a friendly and supportive environment! No partner or experience needed! This is an all ages event. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.
Upslope Brewing Company recently tapped their Cherrywood Saison at their Flatiron Park tap room. It's a 5.4% ABV brew that'll get your taste buds' curiosity. Try a glass before it's gone. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.
Very Nice Brewing Company has a lot of live music on tap for this weekend Thursday through Sunday. Tonight they'll host a Celtic Session with The Gael from 6pm to 8pm. Friday listen to Eric Stone from 6pm to 8pm. Saturday brings Old's Cool Rock from 6-8pm, and on Sunday it's the sounds of Flash Mountain Flood from 4pm to 7pm. Lots of beer available on tap for your weekend in Ned. Located at: 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.
Vindication Brewing Company has a beer special like no other. On Thursdays sometime between 5pm and 7pm they will host a Happy Half Hour. Get a $3.50 pint of a select core beer for a random half-hour. Live music from Many Mountains on Friday night from 5:30pm to 8pm. Then on Saturday, get $4 off all growler fills and buy core bomber bottles for $5.50 all day. If you're still thirst on Mondays, get $1.50 off pints all day! Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Unit F, Boulder, CO.
West Flanders Brewing Company - Are you into playing Bluegrass? Then you might like to join in for a good ol' fashioned Bluegrass Pick on Mondays AND Thurdays in the evenings. All levels of pickers are welcome to join in. You can call (303) 447-2739 for details. There's around 11 beers on tap this week. Stop in and find your favorite. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.
Wibby Brewing - Are you into awesome cars? Stop by the Wibby Brewing parking lot this Saturday for a special Car Show. The doors open at 11:30am and the Car Show runs from 12pm to 5pm before the ColoRODans 46th Annual Rod Festival Cruise. Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.
Wild Woods Brewery has their River Rock Brown Ale back on tap today. It's billed as a smooth brown ale brewed with hot rocks heated over a fire which helps to sear and caramelize the brew. They'll also have a dry hopped version of this with EKG hops. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Parry's Pizza - now in Longmont, CO!
1933 Brewing Company - Warm up your voice, tune up your guitar, dust off your keyboard and bring 'em all down to 1933 Brewing tonight for their Open Mic Night. Show off your crazy musical (or comedy) skillz in a comfortable friendly environment. Open Mic runs from 5pm to 8pm. Sign up. They're open from 3pm to 8pm tonight. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.
Berthoud Brewing Company - Thursdays are Ladies Night in the taproom. Ladies get beer discounts all night long. Open from 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 450 8th Street, Berthoud, CO.
Big Beaver Brewing Company is also hosting Ladies Night tonight with 1/2 prices pints all night long. Plus, come for Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery celebrates Thirsty Thursday tonight with $1 off ALL pints from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. #LetTheBeerFlow through you! Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
City Star Brewing wants you to find the G-Spot, the G-Spot Noshery food truck that is - parked outside the taproom from 4-8pm tonight. Enjoy $1 off pints all night long for Thirsty Thursdays. Also tonight is live music from singer songwriter Russ Hopkins starting at 7pm. The weekend starts on Thursdays at City Star. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Crow Hop Brewing Company - Congrats to Crow Hop for taking home two Bronze medals in this year's US Open Beer Championship for their "Big Water Nut" Brown Ale and their Rado's Red Ale in the Irish Red Ale category. This is the 2nd award for Rado's Red Ale in 3 years. Crow Hop plans to send these beers and other flagship brews out in cans later this year with their upcoming installation of a canning line. This will enhance their existing sales of kegs and 22oz bottles. Located at: 217 E 3rd Street, Loveland, CO.
Equinox Brewing is celebrating their outdoor patio's 6th birthday this week and to celebrate they will host live music on it nightly Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. Listen to Crescent City Connection on Friday from 7-9pm, Fireside Collective on Saturday, and Derek Blake on Sunday (4-6pm). Always something new on tap at Equinox. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - The polls are in and the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends Facebook group has named "Little Red Cap" their choice for today's beer special. Today only, in honor of Grim Bros' upcoming 6th Anniversary Celebration this weekend, you can get $3 pints of Little Red Cap all day long! Stop in and start the anniversary party 1 day early! Tomorrow is the big VIP Pig Roast (tickets required) and Saturday, is the free to attend event with games and giveaways. It's a big weekend at Grimm Brothers - plan to stop in and wish them Happy Anniversary! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - This Saturday, July 23 from noon to six Horse & Dragon Brewing will be tapping a firkin of Whistle Blast Brown spiked with a tad o' Horsetooth Hot Sauce's Smokestack Lightning chipotle hot sauce. They're calling it "Lightning Brown"! 100% of the proceeds of the firkin will go toward The House That Beer Built II, an effort by 12 local breweries to raise funds and help Habitat for Humanity to build a house for the Beavers family this fall. July 23rd also marks 3 years since they received the keys to the building and began building the brewery. Come celebrate with the H&D staff! Located at: 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO.
Maxline Brewing just landed their first draft account at The Mayor of Old Town in FoCo and you can find their Irish Red on tap starting July 30th during the Pokemon Go Beer Crawl. Back in the Maxline taproom, there will be live music tonight from 7pm to 9pm by Frog Bottom Boys, plus personal pizzas from Canino's Italian Restaurant and garlic cheddar pretzels from Great Harvest Bread Co. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
New Belgium Brewing has several newly tapped beers on today in their Liquid Center today. Try these: Oscar Worth Coffee Ale, Flowering Citrus Ale, Amarillo Melon Ale, Apple Felix Love, Summer Wheat, Tart Lychee and La Folie! Yum! Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.
Odell Brewing Company - Word on the street says that there are several new pilot brews on tap today in the Odell tap room. Try the "Peak & Prairies" Belgian Ale or the "Feelin' Crabby" Wheat Pale Ale, or "Hop Shop" single hop pale ale with Mosaic. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Old Colorado Brewing Company is the focus of a short video promo made by History Colorado. Check out this short 3 minute video showcasing the brewery, the town and its history. If you can't see the video below visit YouTube. Located at: 8121 1st St, Wellington, CO.
Rally King Brewing - Watermelons are coming into season and Rally King has been making beer with it. Stop in this Saturday, July 23rd for the release of their Watermelon Wheat". A perfect summertime beer. And for those who like things a bit more hoppy - come try their line-up of hoppy beers including: H.I.P., Red Scooter Red Extra Pale Ale, Surfer Girl IPA, and Citra-Licious Grapefruit IPA. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.
Snowbank Brewing Company - What's the best way to buy your friend a beer when they can't join you when you're there? Simple, buy them a beer and have their name put up on the SnowBANK board. This beer will be waiting for them for up to 3 months. Who knows, maybe your name is already up on the SnowBANK board. Come see! Tonight's special is for members of the Service Industry - Buy one get one pints on Thursday. Show your Service Member employee ID to qualify. Then on Friday through Sunday, if you buy any item from the food truck outside you'll get $1 off a flagship pint. And don't forget to come to the 2nd Annual Breakfast Blizzard Bonanza happening in the Snowbank Brewing parking lot this Sunday, July 24th. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Verboten Brewing Company was busy over at Fort Collins Brewery today making a collaboration beer with them that will debut at the Great American Beer Festival in October down in Denver. They brewed a special Steam White Stout! Something to look forward to. If you can't wait that long, you can always stop in on Friday for the release of their Blood Orange Silent Guardian Imperial IPA and also the Little Too Nonsense Imperial Stout. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.
Zwei Brewing will be the subject of a Mini Tap Takeover / Tap Invasion over at Three Four Beer Company in Fort Collins, CO on Friday, July 22nd from 7pm to 9pm. Come meet the Brewer from Zwei Brewing and try one of the three beers they will have on tap including: Neue Vienna Lager, CC Double IPA, and Spresso Love Porter. Three Four Beer Co is loated at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.
Brix Taphouse & Brewery and Quizmaster Entertainment present Trivia Night tonight in the taphouse starting at 7pm. How many beers does it take to be awesome at Trivia? Let's find out... 1.. 2.. - You'll have to find out the final answer for yourself. Bring a friend and join in. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery offers Open Mic Night every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm out on the patio (weather permitting else indoors). Come play, sing, you can perform just about anything. Well, they mean almost anything. It's always near a full house for this event so get there early for a good seat. Plenty of fresh made beer on tap. Located just over a mile from Fermentedly Challenged HQ at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
High Hops Brewery - Tapping today - "A Shot in the Dark", a dark milk stout aged with cold brewed coffee beans plus a dose of vanilla! It's never too hot for embracing the dark side. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
Wild Cider opens its taproom just 3 nights a week - Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday and offers its complete line-up of Colorado-made hard ciders. They've got a wonderful outdoor patio for you to enjoy. Stay til sunset as they have one of the best mountain sunset views in the area. Located at: 11455 County Road 17, Firestone, CO.
Wiley Roots Brewing Company - Get ready to try several new beer releases this weekend for Wiley Roots' 3rd Anniversary party. Look forward to their innovative beers like "Jam the Radar" and "Funk Yo Couch". Jam the Radar is a HUGE 18.5% ABV blend of both a golden sour beer aged in wine barrels with raspberry puree and a dark sour aged in whiskey barrels. Funk Yo Couch is a funky brett Saison. These two beers will be available in bottles for the first 225 customers (limit of 2 bottles per person). Bottles will be $12 each for a 750ml size. more 3rd Anniversary details can be found on the Wiley Roots Facebook page. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.
Great American Beer Festival Ticket Pre-Sale - Want to get in on the early pre-sale of GABF tickets this year? You've got until 11:59pm on Sunday, July 24th to join the American Homebrewers Association to qualify to buy early tickets 1 day before the general public does. AHA members can buy GABF tix on August 2nd at 10am MDT. The general public can buy on August 3rd MDT. Get access to the Saturday afternoon session with membership! Join or Renew now!
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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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