Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072616

The many colors of beer
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Two weeks worth of political conventions will either have you pumped up or bummed out. Thank goodness there's plenty of local craft beer news to get you through it all. Turn off the DNC and head out to your favorite brewery, bar or pub and enjoy a pint or two. Plenty of specials and events set for tonight around NoCo. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Beer glasses at Funkwerks - Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Due to road construction blocking off 1st Avenue from Main Street all this week (Monday-Friday), 300 Suns asks everyone to get there by turning east on 2nd Street (off Main), then south on Emery and you'll arrive at the brewery just fine. And to reward your efforts, they're offering a free pint deal. Buy one pint or 10oz beer and get one of equal or lesser value for free! Open from 12pm to 9pm tonight. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company is getting ready to celebrate their 23rd Anniversary with a big party on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. You'll be able to drink from over 60+ vintage beers, drink with your friends, drink with friendly brewers, rock out to live music from the North Mississippi Allstars, wear your favorite beer shirt, wear edible jewelry (aka pretzel necklaces), socialize, dance and more. Tickets are $20 for the base access or $60 for Aficionado access which also gives you base access plus 9 special beers not available to the rest and lots of food. Get tickets at Eventbrite. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct. N, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - This month's featured beer release is their Good Trip Tripel, a Belgian-style strong ale. Inspired by the beers that Belgian monks brewed, Good Trip is a slightly spicy, golden-colored, Belgian-style Strong Ale. Now available in 22oz bottles and on draft. Stop by the brewery for a free brewery tour daily at 2:00pm. Additional tours on Saturday at 4pm (closed Sundays). Live music on the patio on Thursdays and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - Their staff's summer vacation is over and now the brewery is back to normal summer business hours this week! Their taproom is open today from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for beers and food. Come on back in! Located at: 600 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Open Mic Night returns again tonight from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Stop in for some great local talent (including yours) and grew brews. They still have some 3rd Year Anniversary MaiTai Helles on tap still but it's going fast. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gro├čen Bart Brewery has brought back their popular Very Nice Grossen Bart California Common Lager. It's a collaboration beer they did with Very Nice Brewing Company. They made 10 barrels worth and split it between the breweries. Come for a pint! Also, tonight is Trivia Night at the brewery with Brews & Qs. Tavos Corner will be on site serving up tacos too! Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewery has a special Tuesday deal for the ladies. Tuesdays are Ladies Night at J Wells with $2 off pints from 3pm to 9pm. Then on Wednesdays, stop back for their $10 Growler Refill special all day long. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Want to listen to live bands playing the music of Van Halen, The Who, Grateful Dead, Cheap Trick, REM, Sublime, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders and Primus? You're in luck, come to this year's Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition - set for Saturday, August 6th in Roosevelt Park (700 Longs Peak Avenue) in Longmont from 12pm to 10pm. Tickets available at Ticketfly. Lots of Left Hand beers available during the performances. Even a special VIP Experience available. Taproom located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has a special S'Mores & Beer Pairing event tonight from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. There will be 4 LMBC beers paired with 4 different s'mores offerings. Beers featured are: Apple Saison, Renown Peanut Butter Porter, Imperial Porter and their IPA. Tickets are $15 for the pairing event. RSVP on their Facebook event page and follow their directions. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - Attention Harley Davidson riders! Tomorrow, July 27th starting at 6pm, Pumphouse Brewery along with Harley Davidson motorcycles will sponsor a Roll-In Bike Show. Part of Longmont Bike Night. And by bike they mean choppers! Show off your ride. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Shoes & Brews - This weeks specials and events: Today get $1 off taster trays. Thursday - Social Run starting at 6pm with @sweatxsport. Then on Friday get $1 off pints when you wear a Hawaiian shirt. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Big Beaver Brewing Company - You know the drill... It's Tuesday and that means Half-Price Growler Fills all day. Get any size to-go fills for half off. Keep the line orderly, m'kay? Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery has their regular Tuesday special today for Taster Tray Tuesday. Get 5 tasters for $5 or, if you're extra thirsty, get 8 tasters for $8. Taster trays make for great Instagram shots. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Over the weekend, C.B. & Potts tapped a new brew that you'll want to try. Stop in and ask for a Halley's Comet. It's a dry hopped American wheat ale that was brewed with a huge load of Comet hops. It's got a taste that'll get you feeling like taking a trip around the solar system. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - There's a lot going on this week at City Star starting off with Trivia on Wednesday night starting at 7:30pm. Live music in the taproom on Thursday (Corey Rezner), Friday (Daveliie Band) and Saturday (Hotfoot) this week. Food trucks outside on Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun. Plus, don't forget the bottle release of Pancho, a tequila barrel-aged sour honey wheat this Saturday, July 30th. Limit 1 case of 22oz bottles per person ($15 each). Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing offers Happy Hour from 2-5pm today where you can get $1 off flagship pints. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing Company tapped two new beers over the weekend. Stop in to try these new batches: Big Dipper Honey Nut Cheerio Brown Ale and also the Midsummer Pale Ale. Look for two other beers coming soon: Cumulus Wit and Cosmic Kolsch. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Help FCB raise funds for The House That Beer Built II today. All day today from 11am to 9pm in the tavern, FCB will donate all proceeds from sales of their Hefeweizen to Habitat for Humanity and The House That Beer Built. Drink for a good cause! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Tonight at the brewery, come socialize, get informed and start participating with Partners Mentoring Youth's first SIP Series event. Partners Mentoring Youth will be talking about the Mentoring Gap for youth, who it affects, what impact it has on our youth, and what you can do to help close this gap. The talk will run from 7:00pm to 7:30pm tonight and there will be time to socialize before and after. Participants will receive a round of beer from H&D and free snacks will be available too. Help be the difference in the life of a child. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Intersect Brewing - Progress is being made towards opening later this summer. Intersect Brewing has been working with Maxline Brewing and Troubadour Maltings on their initial test brew. Get ready for more updates on their plans for opening soon. Brewery will be located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House had two beer releases over the weekend that you can still enjoy today. Stop in for a taste or a glass of either their Leggy Blonde barrel-aged ale with Brettanomyces or their Dancing in Publick Whiskey bourbon barrel-aged brown ale collaboration beer they did with both William Oliver's Publick House and Dancing Pines Distillery. Today all hospitality and service industry workers get $2 pints all day. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - A free pint is waiting for you at Loveland Aleworks. All you have to do to get it is buy a t-shirt or other Loveland Aleworks gear tonight. Remember the gear you already bought? Good - wear it tonight and get $1 off your pint. It pays to represent! Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company - What's infinitely more better than listening to the DNC? How about $6 growler refills all day at McClellan's! You might need two of them to get you through all those speeches. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Today marks the release of their Opa Brown Ale. And to top it off, you'll get $1 off pints too today. All tips received from now thru the end of the month will go to Colorado Horse Rescue Network. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Make yourself a reminder - Monday through Friday from Noon to 4pm is Happy Hour at PCBC with $1 off pints. Grab some lunch and have yourself a discounted brew! Who says you have to wait until 5 o'clock? Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company will be the focus of a special Beer Dinner hosted at The Wapiti Colorado Pub Loveland this Thursday, July 28th at 5:30pm. This will be a full five-course beer pairing. The cost is $38 per person if you preorder - call (970) 635-1985 for reservations. Also, back in the taproom, today is Tech Tuesday. If you work for a local tech company or for an educational facility then show your work ID and get $2 off pints all day. Open today 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste, 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Included in the 60 Colorado craft beers on tap are 4 of Brix very own house brews. Come get a taste of these brews: Suntoucher IPA, Blondie on the Block Blonde Ale, Bikini Bottom Pineapple Wheat or their Irish Red. So many beers to choose from. Betcha can't catch 'em all. Also, tonight is a special FATE Brewing Pint Night tonight starting at 7pm to 9pm. Some of the FATE Brewing staff from Boulder will be on site pouring several of their beers. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - After a short hiatus, Tuesday Trivia is back tonight from 7pm to 8:30pm. The taproom is open today from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Stop in for a brew and a bite and bring your friends for Trivia. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern is offering a special Trivia session tonight just for all your 21+ Pokemon GO players out there. It's Pokemon Trivia starting at 7:00pm. Best trivia players will win some awesome prizes. Plus, it's $6 Unlimited Grilled Cheese Toppings day today too. Pair that with your favorite Grand Lake beer. Also, check out their newly renovated exterior! Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Wednesday's Firkin Release this week is a pineapple saison called "Saison Pants Part Deux". This is a funky, tangy brew with sweet undertones of tropical fruit. It taps July 27th at 5pm. Also, Pokemon GO players will want to show up at the brewery on Wednesday, August 3rd sporting your Pokemon team color from 4pm to 7pm for a Pokemon Meetup. If you wear your team color you'll get 10% off your beer tab. Later this week, live music on Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 5-7pm and Sunday 3-5pm out on the patio stage. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Festival - July 29 - Aurora, CO.
- West End Tavern's Jul-IPA Rooftop Party - July 30 - Boulder, CO.

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

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