Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072716

Echo Brewing Company - Frederick CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Hop over the hump with a brew today. Fermentedly Challenged has some news today on where you'll want to head to save a buck on your favorite brew in Northern Colorado. The heat is still raging. We'll all need a cold one to stay cool during these dog days. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Echo Brewing Company in Frederick, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Today from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the taproom is the Chamber neXt Mixer event. The neXt miXer is the perfect opportunity for the young professional to network in some of Longmont's greatest places. It exposes the younger Chamber members to interesting local hot spots (also Chamber Members) to create a relaxed yet professional networking atmosphere. Enjoy free appetizers and artwork by Firehouse Art Center who is the featured non-profit for the event. Also today, 300 Suns will be donating 10% of the days sales today to the charity: OUR Center. Don't forget, 1st Ave is closed at Main St. Use 2nd Ave to Emery then south. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Special event at Boulder Beer tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Join Boulder's business leaders at the Boulder Chamber's networking event series, Business After Hours! This month they will partner with the Bolder Young Professionals group for a night of connections at Boulder's oldest brewery, Boulder Beer! Enjoy some of the best brew around town and appetizers hosted by Boulder Beer. They are expecting over 100 Chamber members and guests so bring plenty of business cards. Be sure to Register Online for this event. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Company wants you to grab a can of any of their beers, feature it somewhere in a pic depicting 'taste summer' in the great outdoors and post it to social media using the hashtag #drinkyourfate and you'll get a chance to win a FATE core pint on the house. Feature one of their many canned beers. Located at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company welcomes back Small Batch Wednesday today with the release of their Gore Range Tripel today. It's a big 9.1% ABV brew with notes of orange, apricot, vanilla, honey and subtle spice. You won't find this one too boozy! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

J Wells Brewery is expanding! Now with over 30 barrels of fermentation capacity. This can only mean one thing - MORE BEER! Speaking of which, this Friday, July 29th, J Wells will release a Belgian Strong ale to celebrate. Don't forget Wednesdays mean $10 Growler Fills too! Fill 'er up! Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Odd13 Brewing has a new batch of their Buzzin Cuzzin coffee stout. Made with Ethiopian coffee beans from Proper Grounds Coffee Roasters. This ought to help you get your coffee fix for the day. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Sanitas Brewing has a full line-up of 6 different beers available in 6-pack cans at your local beer store or in stock at the brewery. Select from: Black IPA, Saison Ale, IPA, Grand Cru Amber Ale, Cherry Saison, or Citrus Lager. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

SKEYE Brewing is hosting another Boulder Swing Dance event tonight in the taproom. Don't know how to swing? Lessons are available starting at 7pm for $10. Then you can dance the rest of the night starting at 8pm for the main event. This is a social dance and all are welcome. Come for the beer too. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing - There are still plenty of those GOLD cans hiding in Upslope Mix Box (12 pack cans). Find a GOLD RUSH can and you'll win one of several special prizes like National Parks passes, Upslope prize packs, or even a YETI Hopper 20 cooler. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company is doing their weekly Wednesday Vinyl Night tonight. Bring in your favorite old vinyl record and they'll play it. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company - Grab a crowler of your favorite West Flanders beer, Instagram a pic of it in the wild with the hashtag ‪#‎Fermentopia‬ and tag then (@wfbrews) for a chance to win 2 free tickets ($70 value) to Downtown Boulder's 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival on August 20, 2016! They'll pick the winner the week of August 15th, so get snappin' and go explore! 2nd and 3rd places get some sweet West Flanders swag! Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - Tonight you can get pitchers of select Wild Woods brews for $15 including their Windflower Pale, Berrypatch Wheat, Campfire Red, Treeline IPA, Ponderosa Porter, or Smores Stout. This offer is good every Wednesday. Also get double stamps on growler rewards cards tonight with each growler fill. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Big Thompson Brewery - Wednesdays are Half Priced Growler Day. Stop in for a pint and you can grab a growler full of your favorite Big T brew for half the regular price. The brewery now has their new Double Barreled Growler Carriers available to help you carry home two or four growlers in an easier way. Also, select Big Thompson gear is 20% off today. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm and several breweries in Fort Collins are organizing a Pokemon Go Beer Crawl this Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 5pm. Black Bottle Brewery is one of 6 beer stops in town that will be offering Pokemon Go players special deals. BBB will give you discounts based on your Pokemon Go Level. Level 5 = $1 off your 1st BBB beer. Level 10 = $2 off 1st BBB beer, Level 15 = $3 off 1st BBB beer, Level 20 = $4 off 1st BBB beer, and Level 25 = $5 off 1st BBB beer. The higher your level the more you save! Offer good only between 11am-5pm this Saturday, July 30th. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing will be the beer focus of a special Beer and Cheese pairing event tomorrow night, Thursday, July 28th in Denver, CO down at The Denver Bicycle Cafe from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $20 and will offer several 5oz pours paired with unique cheeses. Get tickets online here. CIty Star beers include: Scoundrel, Buccaneer, Happy Mango Imperial IPA, Rail RYEder and All American IPA. The Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO. City Star taproom located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company - Today is Merch Wednesday all day today. Show up wearing your Crow Hop gear and get $1 off any full pour. Or just purchase a hat or shirt in the taproom and get a free flagship pint. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Coming soon to store shelves near you - FCB's 2015 GABF gold medal winning Oktoberfest in a can! The brewery spent most of the day yesterday doing a big canning run of this year's Oktoberfest brew. Should be on store shelves by early August. Celebrate the upcoming Oktoberfest season! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - A reminder that this Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 9pm at the taproom is their big Winky's 6th Birthday Party. There will be plenty of Funkwerks beer, live music and lots of tacos too. Live music from two bands 2-4pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. You'll get a chance to win beer or merchandise with every beer purchase. They'll even hang a pinata for you to swat at around 1:00pm. Come help celebrate 6 years of saisons. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a Hump Day special. Today they're offering $4 off Bier De Grimm growlers and also $2 off all other beers. Wednesday is always a good day to stock up for your next adventure. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Another new seasonal beer release hits the taps this Friday at noon. Stop in for a glass of their Strawberry Sour Ale. They kettle soured this beer and added in over 21 pounds per barrel of strawberries. No wonder there's a shortage of berries in Loveland! Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - The summer heat invites new ways of keeping cool. How about beer & ice cream! Stop over today to try 3 different beer & ice cream pairings including: Kolsch Cinnamon Coconut, Scottish 80/- Butternut Scottish and Oatmeal Stout Cappuccino Toffee. This is a ticketed event that starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO. (Also listed as 2766 McClellan Dr)

New Belgium Brewing announces that their Fort Collins tasting room will be closed for three days July 31st through August 2nd for a brewery retreat. Better get in there earlier to stock up on growlers, bottles and cans to go. They'll be back open soon enough - no worries. Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company has their weekly Wear It Wednesday offer today. Wear your Snowbank gear to the taproom and get a $1 off your first pint. Or buy a new Snowbank shirt and your first pint is on the house. Their bottlecap t-shirts are even $5 off today too. Open from 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste, 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - There's a special musical event tonight at Brix featuring Gii LIve! The musician Gii will select 3 of his favorite beers and Brix will offer those for $4 during his performance. If you try all 3 of his favorite beers that night then you will also receive a unique demo CD of his music (while supplies last). The performance runs from 7pm to 9pm. Always a selection of 60 Colorado craft beers and hard ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Put on yer Pirate costumes tonight for the big Pirate Patio Party & Potluck. That plus it's Trivia night too! Extra points for your trivia team for each person dressed up as a pirate. Quizmaster Entertainment is providing the main course - you bring the side dish to share. Come early to get a seat and for the potluck. Trivia starts at 7pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery is tapping a firkin inspired once again by Sponge Bob - it's Saison Pants Part Deux - a pineapple saison. It taps at 5pm so better head their now to get a glass. Located at: 6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company - The next Fireside Chat with Head Brewer Kyle is set for Friday night, August 5th at 7pm. The topic for the evening is Barrel Aging. Hear about barrel sourcing, blending barrels, barrel aging both clean and sour beers, and preparing barrels to be cellared. Open to anyone 21+ with the purchase of a beer. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

Great American Beer Festival - Ticket sales for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado go on sale NEXT WEEK! Are you prepared to get your tickets? Existing members of the Brewers Association and the American Homebrewers Association can buy tickets starting on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00am Mountain Time. Then on the following day, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00am Mountain Time the public ticket sale will begin. Tickets are being sold once again on so you might just want to ensure you have an account on Ticketmaster prior to then to avoid any delays when the clock strikes 10am. Tickets have been known to sell out in less than 45 minutes during the public sale. So if you and your friends want to go - you'd all better try to get tickets at the same time. Expect ticket prices to be in excess of $80 (plus service fees) per session. The event takes place across 3 days and 4 sessions October 6-8, 2016. For more information about the GABF visit:

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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.

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