Thursday, July 28, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072816

Loveland Aleworks
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Thursday brings a range of new beer releases, plus the start of a weekend full of taproom music to many NoCo breweries. Thursday is the new Friday so don't wait til tomorrow to head to your favorite watering hole for a beer. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, July 28th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Loveland Aleworks - Loveland, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

12Degree Brewing - Good news! 12Degree Brewing's Soleil Saison, a 2016 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winning beer, is now back on tap! It's got a color as bright as the sun and is a beer that can be enjoyed outside on the patio. Quaff one today! Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

300 Suns Brewing - Save the date - September 10th at 2pm - that's the date set for 300 Suns' 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off. This year there's something new, a craft beer, spirits and hard cider tasting! Early-bird tix are now available at a steal for a limited time. Show off your own homemade chili! Still spaces left for all levels of cooks. Sign up at: - Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company - Fans of the music from Phish, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Rolling Stones will want to stop by Bootstrap Brewing this Friday for a special band - The Good Kind. Also playing this weekend on Saturday is the Kickin' Rocks Band. Nothing like rockin' music and beer to get your weekend started. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Industrial Revolution Brewing Company has just tapped a new Pro-Am brew that they will be pouring at the upcoming Westy Beer Fest on August 13th - it's a Chocolate Raspberry Milk Stout. Get a taste of it early before the fest tonight! Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company - Just over 3 weeks away until their big 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival on Saturday, August 20th from 12pm to midnight. There will be over 20+ LMBC beers on tap including some special releases that day. Live music from 4 different groups on both their outdoor and indoor stage. After 8pm 21+ only. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing will host their 3rd Annual Block Party celebrating 3 years of Odd beers on Saturday, August 6th in and outside the brewery. The party runs from 12:00pm to 11:00pm. They'll once again be serving up some of your favorite small batches beers, sour ales and IPAs - plus more surprises all day long! Featuring 4 Food Trucks and a special tap list. Live music from 3 groups! Mark those calendars now beer lovers! Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

The Old Mine has a new house cider on tap today. It's their Spiced Apricot Cider. It'll remind you of your grandmother's fresh out of the over cobbler only cold in a glass. It's a dark golden color and refreshing for summertime. Try it today. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Open Door Brewing Company wants you to enjoy the upcoming Boulder Craft Beer Fest for free? They're giving away 2 tickets to the August 20th festival. All you have to do to get a chance to win is post your favorite picture of an Open Door Brew Co beer to their Instagram account using @opendoorbrewco. Include the hashtag ‪#‎bcbfest2016. The contest ends on Sunday, August 14th. They will pick a winner and announce it on Monday the 15th! Headquartered in Boulder, CO. (No taproom yet)

Wild Woods Brewery - Looking for some liquid dessert tonight? They've brought back their S'mores Stout with Peanuts tonight due to popular demand. Get a 16oz pour for $6 while it lasts. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - It's back! Open Mic Night is tonight. Sign up anytime after 3pm. The performances start at 5pm and last just before til closing time - 8pm. Show off your talent or enjoy listening to others. Also, don't forget that their Rye Pale Ale will be released this Friday (tomorrow), July 29th. 1933 Brewing is also one of 6 stops in Saturday's Pokémon Go Beer Crawl in Fort Collins from 11am to 5pm. Beer specials for Pokémon Go players. Lures will be dropped at this Pokéstop around 12:30pm Saturday, July 30th. Must be 21+ to get served. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company is bringing back their popular brew "Hop Deville" this Friday, July 29th. "Hop D" is a hugely hopped IPA that is sure to please you hop heads. Also that day, listen to live music from The Symbols starting at 6pm. Located at: 450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company wants you to stop in tonight for Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. 1st and 2nd place teams win Beaver Bucks, 3rd & 4th place teams each get a Geeks Who Drink growler filled with any beer. Thursdays are also Ladies Night where the gals get 1/2 priced pints all day. Open today 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery celebrates Thirsty Thursday today form 5:00pm to 7:00pm with $1 off pints for 2 hours. Also, they just got in a new stock of Rebel Popcorn in - 6 different flavors! Also, the brewery is taking suggestions for what beer(s) to brew with the hops they are growing outside the brewery (Cascade, Galena, Fuggle, Willamette). It's almost time to harvest! Let your server know your suggestions. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing - Bottle release this Saturday, July 30th at noon for City Star's Pancho Tequila Barrel Aged Sour Honey Wheat. They bottled 500 of these beers in big wax-topped bottles. Limit 1 case per person. Also, they will tap 1 keg of Pancho for sampling (sorry no growler fills). Live music that day from Hotfoot starting at 7pm and the Stick It To Ya food truck will be out front. Meanwhile, it's Thirsty Thursday - $1 off pints all day today - plus live music tonight from Corey Rezner at 7pm and on Friday from Davellie Band at 7pm. Open daily at 2pm (12pm Saturdays) and open til 10pm Thurs, Fri, Sat and until 9pm on Sun, Mon & Tues. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Funkwerks will host a new beer debut tomorrow, July 29th in the taproom. That's the release date for "Solenna", a Belgian-style ale brewed with Brettanomyces. Available on tap and in bottles. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO.

Scrumpy's Hard Cider - File this one under "And now for something completely different..." - This Saturday, July 30th at 9:30pm at Scrumpy's they will host a Drag Show Extravaganza. It is time for another fabulous evening of drag at Scrumpy's! Join in with the CoTini Girls as they make this Saturday evening one to remember. The drag show is FREE, but make sure to bring plenty of $1s for the performing ladies! The cider will be flowing that night! Located at: 215 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Company - This Fort Collins business just took their final step towards opening as a brewery. Last week on July 21st, Three Four Beer Company started brewing their 1st batch of beer! Prior to this month, they were serving only guest beers. Stay tuned for when this first beer will be put on tap in their taproom. They are now officially the newest brewery in Fort Collins! Located at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project - Don't forget tomorrow's beer release of their "Roll in Ze Watermelons", a watermelon gose - on draft AND in 22oz bomber bottles. The brewhouse workers have been bottling all day in preparation for Friday's release. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Zwei Brewing - Good news for Zwei Brewing fans. They just installed a brand new can seamer and starting today they will start canning crowlers of Zwei beer! Ask them for details on your next stop in. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Pokémon GO Beer Crawl - Fort Collins - July 30th

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery has the largest selection of beers & ciders on tap in Greeley including 4 of their own brews! What's on tap? 5 Pilsners and Pale Lagers, 1 Amber/Dark lager, 5 hard ciders/meads, 6 Wheat beers, 12 Blonde or Pale ales, 8 IPAs, 4 Amber/Red/Brown ales, 6 Porters/Stouts, 2 Strong ales, 9 Fruit/Sour ales, and 1 Specialty ale. Variety is the spice of life. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Every Thursday Night is Open Mic Night at Broken Plow Brewery from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The outdoor patio hosts some great local talent including you (if you are so inclined). Show off your skillz and enjoy the talent of others along with some great craft beers. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Good news! Crabtree's Peach Habanero Red, Ginger Bee and Serenity are now all back on tap! Also today, free brewery tours and $2 off taster flights every Thursday! Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern - Every Thursday - Students, Teachers, Veterans and Hospital staff get 10% off their tab. Stop in and enjoy some food and a brew. Then on Fridays, get $2 off all beer flights and also $8 take-home six packs. Located at: 915 16th St, Greeley, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company is hosting the Greeley Wheelie Bike Relay Race today in the brewery parking lot from 5:00pm to 8:30pm supporting Turn Around Bikes. In addition to the relay race, there will be live art & music, food, a silent auction and kids activities. Plus, Weldwerks is offering $1 off beers for event participants all day. Come support this great cause! Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

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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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