[Northern Colorado Beer News] - If only Friday came more than once a week. It practically does when you live around so many breweries here in Northern Colorado. There's a full docket of beer, music and festivals this weekend. Let Fermentedly Challenged give you some ideas of where to go this weekend to enjoy a pint or two. Several big anniversary parties this week too. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, July 22nd, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, CO
Boulder County Breweries
Asher Brewing Company has a wide selection of organic beer both on draft and to go. Try their beers in 1/2 pints, full pints or to-go growlers. Tonight's food truck is the Smoke Wagon Sammich Peddler starting at 5pm. Pair that food with one of these brews: Green Bullet Organic IPA, Greenade Organic Double IPA, Tree Hugger Organic Amber, Green Monstah Organic Strong Ale, or Green Lantern Organic Kolsch. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct #104, Boulder, CO.
Avery Brewing Company - This being a presidential election year, Avery Brewing is bringing back a brew that was originally released to celebrate Inauguration Day back in 2009. Now they're giving this beer a 3rd term - welcome back "Ale to the Chief", a Presidential Pale Ale. This is a bigger version of an American pale ale with more hops and malts boosting the ABV up to 8.1%. Then it was dry hopped with American-grown Cascade hops to make it as bold as a presidential candidate. This beer will be available across 21 states of the union. Look for it on store shelves. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.
Bootstrap Brewing - "In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. But now, God knows" Anything Gose! And they mean Gose (goes-uh). This new collaboration beer they did with BJ's Brewhouse and Shine Brewing debuts today at Bootstrap Brewing. It's a German sour wheat ale made with Himalayan Sea Salt, peppercorn and rose hips. Just 2 kegs of this are available at Bootstrap so be sure to try one before it's gone. Live music tonight from Native Station starting at 6:00pm. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.
Crystal Springs Brewing Company - Nothing beats having a Dad spend time with his son. And when that son is fully grown, a Dad doesn't get to spend much time with him anymore. That's why when Crystal Springs brewer Tom recently got together with his son Bob, they brewed up a special batch of "Bob's Cedar IPA", an award winning brew that his son had made with his dad years ago. Now on July 30th at 1:00pm, Crystal Springs Brewing will tap their latest batch, only this time they made a big 15 barrel batch of it. Both Tom and Bob will be in the taproom to talk about their beer. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO.
Front Range Brewing Company - Enjoy a beer out on the patio and listen to live music from Mark Winters tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Try one of these beers: Sonnebahn Berlinerweisse, Pina Colada Porter, TrHOPical Illusion IPA, Priairie Fie Helles, Hogback Double IPA, Coal Creek Brown Ale, Colorado Fall Coffee Stout, or a Piney Ridge Dunkle. There's even an ESB and Belgian Dubbel on the nitro taps. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.
Gravity Brewing - Don't forget! Tonight is the tapping of their newest beer "Flight To Mars" American Red Ale. This is a highly sessionable beer dry hopped with Falconer's Flight. Start off your weekend with a Flight To Mars. You might just see some little green men! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Company - If it's Friday, then it must be time for another July Friday Infusion. Stop in today and ask for their Introvert IPA infusion with coconut and cascade hops in the Tasting Room. Another fabulous infusion will follow next Friday! Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has their Czech Pilsner back on tap and ready for a summer sipping session. Crush one of these 5.3% ABV brews tonight. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.
Odd13 Brewing - Coming this Sunday, July 24th, the tapping of Fairy Hopmother IPA. This brew was brewed with a big load of Huell Melon, Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic hops. This is a taproom exclusive beer so you'll need to come down to try it. Rumor has it that you'll soon be able to get this beer in 6-pack cans to go also. Limit 1 case per customer. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
The Pumphouse Brewery - It's the final 3 days of their 20th Anniversary Celebration and every day this weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) you can get any Pumphouse beer for only $3! Bring your friends and make your own party with that deal. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.
SKEYE Brewing - Enjoy a brew or two and listen in to the Austin rock-n-roll sounds of the Jackson Cloud Band. The brews flow from 3pm to 10pm and the band starts playing at 8pm. Beers on tap: SKEYE's the LImit IPA, SMASH 1, Jinxie Wheat, The Prairie Scholars Pale Ale, Tobias Red Ale, and Titus Porter. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.
The Post Brewing Company - Now available - their Elkhorn Lager, part of their bottle conditioned beer series, is now available in big 750ml bottles. This beer is named for the first saloon to open in Lafayette back in 1893. Available at the brewery and in local stores. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.
Twisted Pine Brewing Company's 21st Anniversary celebration continues today with 24 great beers on tap and live music from Augustus from 6-8pm. Tonight, $1 from every pint sold will go to "Moving to End Sexual Assualt" (MESA). Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.
Very Nice Brewing Company invites you to enjoy a beer and listen to the live music from Eric Stone tonight starting at 6pm. Doors are open from 12pm to 9pm today. It's a great place to relax and start the weekend. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.
Vindication Brewing Company both the beer and the music are tapping tonight. The sounds of "Many Mountains" returns to the taproom from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Food available from Farm & Smoke tonight. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.
Wild Woods Brewery has a full line-up of beers for you this weekend: River Rock Brown (cask & CO2), Tropical Paradise Imperial IPA, Crimson Sky Rye IPA, Sagebrush Wheat, Oaked Sorachi IPA, Wild Eagle, plus 6 year round brews are flowing, and Arepas Caribbean food will is back too. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
Berthoud Brewing Company - Live music and beer will be flowing this Friday and Saturday night. Tonight listen to the Antonio Lopez Duo starting at 6pm. Then on Saturday, Stephanie Krueger-Domingue returns at 6pm. Located at: 450 8th Street Ste B, Berthoud, CO.
Big Beaver Brewing Company is one of the few places giving out free beer tonight as part of their Free Beer Friday. They select a keg of beer. Your first beer is free the 1st half hour on the hour, until the keg kicks. CSU students & staff (over 21) get a free tasting tray of 8 samples with your current CSU ID. Open Fridays 2pm to 10pm, Saturdays 12pm-10pm, Sundays-Thursdays 2pm-9pm. Located at: 2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery offers you a Free pint today when you buy any Big Thompson gear. Stop in Saturday at 2:00pm for a session of Adult Brewery Coloring - unleash your creative spirit. Then drop back in this Sunday for live music with local singer/songwriter John Bunzli. Open Fridays 1-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm, Sundays 1-8pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
City Star Brewing just tapped their Vanilla Bandit Brown on the nitro tap today! Then tomorrow they'll tap "Rail 'Rye'der" Pale Ale, an award winning beer with a combo of spicy Belgian yeast with the rye malts and a medium hop bitterness. Live music Friday with The Road West from 7pm to 9:30pm, and on Saturday with Daniella Katzir & Mike Tallman from 7pm to 9:30pm. Then limber up on Sunday at 11:15am with Craft Yoga, a free yoga class with Brie Michalik. BYO yoga mat over to Fickel Park for a 45 minute yoga session. Participants qualify for a $2 beer at City Star post-yoga. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Climb Hard Cider Company has a new cider being introduced today. Try their new "Jolly Green Apple", a hard cider made with Jolly Rancher Green Apple candies to give it a bold aroma and a blend of tart and sweet apple flavors. Embrace the apple! Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO.
Funkwerks - Just tapped at Funkwerks - Dirty Chai Ten. It's their regular Ten infused with chai spices and coffee. Also available - try their Cocoa Rosa Saison, a brew infused with chocolate and rose tea. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - The VIP pig roast is sold out for tonight, but you can still sit and enjoy a beer in their beer garden tonight with live music from Wendy Woo. Their 6th Anniversary celebration will be going on tonight and all day tomorrow. Stop in for some new brews, including tonight's firkin - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Snow Drop - made with real Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.
Loveland Aleworks - Over the next four weeks at Loveland Aleworks there will be four new seasonal brews released that you'll want to try: a Cucumber American Red Ale (taps today July 22nd), a Strawberry Sour Ale (July 29th), Double Birds Imperial IPA (August 5th) and Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (August 12th). These beers will be replacing the current seasonal line-up. Also, look for Loveland Aleworks to be pouring at the upcoming Gnarly Barley Brew Festival in Loveland on August 6th and at the Corn Roast Festival in Loveland in August. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.
Pateros Creek Brewing Company offers a no-cover charge music session of piano rock from Amy Russell tonight starting at 7pm. Grab a patio beer and enjoy! Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Rally King Brewing - Why just celebrate birthdays on the year? Rally King is going to celebrate their 1 Year 1 Month Birthday tomorrow, July 23rd. They will do a new beer release every hour til close starting at 5pm. Here's what's tapping: Chipotle Stout, Jalepeno Lime Lager, Watermelon Wheat, and Whiskey Barrel Aged Brown Lager. There will be Giveaway items every hour too including Beer Growlers, Shirts and more). Live music from 6pm to 8pm from local group Anodyne. There will even be a $5 buy in Taco, Enchilada & Burrito bar catered by La Luz. Come celebrate 13 months of brewing! Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.
Snowbank Brewing Company - Tonight is a tapping night for Snowbank's Blueberry Moon Arete, a beer infused with over 5 pounds of fresh blueberries. As always, if you buy a food item tonight you can get discounted flagship pints to pair it with. Open from 12pm to 9pm today. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Soul Squared Brewing Company - Since they've yet to open a tasting room, you need to look to your local store or beer bar to find a Soul Squared brew and this week they've released their Extra Pale Ale (XPA). Check their website for a list of stores where you can find this beer. Visit: soulsquaredbrewing.com.
Verboten Brewing - There's so many beer on tap today at Verboten that their placard of staves are full - a full 16 beers! One reason for this is that they are tapping 3 new beers today: Blood Orange Silent Guardian Imperial IPA, Little Too Nonsense Imperial Stout, and Hillbilly IPA gluten reduced Dry-Hopped Brown Ale. Just like Pokemon, betcha wanna catch them all. (Drink responsibly though). Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Have a hard time making up your mind? Well at least you have 60 Colorado craft beers to choose from at Brix Taphouse. Listen to live music from Devon tonight from 8-10pm while you decide which beer (or hard cider) you'll try next. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery will feature live music tonight from their very own Don Graham starting at 7pm. Plus there's a treat available for dinner tonight. Mad Smoker & Grill has been busy cooking up a whole hog all night long and it'll be ready to serve tonight. Meanwhile on tap, there's a new batch of the Moore's English Mild for you to enjoy. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company - Hey Gamers! Put down that Pokemon Go for a night and stop in for Game Night at Crabtree every Saturday night from 7pm to 12am. BYO game or play one provided by hosts Amy and Lane. Gamers will enjoy $4 pints. Casual gamers, party gamers and board game enthusiasts welcome. Plus, attention 462 Club members, rumor has it that there will be a new bottle release event going on tomorrow at Crabtree. Check your email and the Facebook page for upcoming details. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.
WeldWerks Brewing Company has been busy with their crowler canning as they have four different beers available for take home in crowler cans today: Apricot Gose, Remember A Day Double IPA, Steambarrel IPA, and Juicy Bits New England IPA. Supplies are limited so grab em while they last. Coming soon out of the fermenters: Coffee Maple Achromatic Imperial Stout, Fruity Bits - a mango infused version of Juicy Bits, Imperial Cherry Saison, and a Blackberry Berliner. Live music tonight from Professor Fox Band at 7:30pm. Food available outside from Unkle Bean's Eatery starting at 5pm. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.
Wiley Roots Brewing Company kicks off their 3rd Anniversary Party today from 2pm to 11pm. Today featuring draft releases of their Single Hop Session IPA and a Watermelon Gose. In bottles, they are releasing "Funk Yo Couch" Wild Capture Brett Saison (available at 2pm). Later on, live music with Jake Bergstrom from 7-9pm, fireside S'mores from 9pm to close, and the Wing Shack will be on site serving up wings from 5pm to 10pm. THen on Saturday, July 23rd from 12pm to 11pm it's Day 2 of the Anniversary Party with 2 draft releases: Ginger Berliner and a Key Lime Gose. Plus, a bottle release of "Jam the Radar" dark raspberry sour at 12pm (limit 2 per person). Plus, a water balloon launch contest with prizes at 3pm. Also, a special ticketed side-event "Cigar and Beer Pairing" from 9pm to close. Wing Shack will once again be on site serving up wings. Located at: 625 3rd Street, Unit D, Greeley, CO.
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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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