[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Weekends were made for outdoor fun, get togethers and sipping on a cold local craft beer. Welcome to your weekend Colorado! There's several new beer tappings today and plenty of live music in local taprooms tonight. Go out and enjoy! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, July 29th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: The Tavern at St. Michael's Square - Greeley, CO.
Boulder County Breweries
300 Suns Brewing - As part of their 1st Avenue Cone Zone Special today - stop in for XTRA Happy Hour today from noon to 7pm where you'll get $1 off pints and 10oz beers. Construction should be ending by the end of the day on 1st Avenue (hopefully). Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.
Crystal Springs Brewing Company will release a special beer tomorrow, July 30th at 1pm - Bob's Cedar IPA. The brewer's son Bob created this wonderful IPA and came out to Colorado to brew it at their brewery. It won 2nd place in the World Cup of Beer in 2015. Talk with the brewers and enjoy their brew with them Saturday. Taproom located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.
Front Range Brewing Company has live music out on the patio tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30 with Mark Winters. Rock out with Mark and a beer tonight. Open tonight from 3pm to 10pm. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.
J Wells Brewery is tapping a new small batch beer today - a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. They beefed this one up to a big 9.3% ABV and has an aroma and taste of spicy & fruity esters from the yeast. As J Wells says "Beer... because you can't drink bacon". Open today from 3pm to 9pm. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Company - It's Infusion Friday! Today's special infusion is their Good Juju with hibiscus tea and peaches. Also on tap today in addition to their annual and seasonal draft brews, they have their popular Milk Stout and three cask conditioned ales too! Taproom open today from 11am to 10pm. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Odd13 Brewing - For their upcoming 3rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6th, Odd13 will tap an India Pink Ale - its full of citra hops, pink hibiscus, and guava for a unique aroma and taste. They'll also have live music, food trucks and more. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
Powder Keg Brewing Company - In addition to a full line-up of beers on tap, they've got live music lined up for Friday and Saturday night. Tonight listen to the music of David Tamkin. On Saturday, music from The Trouble With Dr. T. Bring a friend and unwind. Open tonight from 2pm to 10pm. Located at: 101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO.
Sanitas Brewing Company will be closed today to the general public so that they can host a private event. They will be back open as usual to everyone on Saturday, July 30th.
Twisted Pine Brewing Company will be host to a special Party With A Purpose on Saturday, July 30th from 3pm to 9pm. Ten percent of the day's sales will benefit Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy. There will be crafts for the kids from 3-6pm, a Silent Auction of some fantastic items from 3-8pm, and live music from Selby Clyman Howarth Trio from 7-9pm. Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.
Upslope Brewing Company will be hosting a BBQ Cookout party at their Lee Hill location this Saturday, July 30th from 2pm to 8pm. There will be lots of BBQ available from Rollin' Bones BBQ, games, prizes and plenty of Upslope craft beers. Located at: 1501 Lee Hill Road, No. 20, Boulder, CO.
Parry's Pizza - now in Longmont, CO!
Larimer County Breweries
1933 Brewing Company will release their "High 'n Rye Pale Ale" tomorrow, July 30th just in time for the Pokemon Beer Crawl that day. at 12:30pm. Also tapped that day will be another Stash in the Back brew - Grapefruit IPA. Open today from 3pm to 9pm. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.
Berthoud Brewing Company has their Hop DeVille back on tap tonight. It's a hugely hopped IPA with just the right amount of hop/malt balance. Plus, live music from The Symbols in the taproom tonight starting at 6pm. The taproom is open 12pm until 10pm tonight and Saturday, and open 12pm to 9pm on Sunday. Located at: 450 8th Street, Berthoud, CO.
Big Beaver Brewing Company - Free beer isn't always easy to find, but you can find some at Big Beaver on Fridays. For the first half hour of each hour until the keg is kicked, Big Beaver chooses a select keg and offers it up to the masses for free. The catch? It's just your first beer that's free while that keg lasts. Also, CSU students 21+ and faculty with ID get a free tasting tray of 8 samples. Open Fridays 2pm to 10pm, Saturdays 12pm to 10pm, and Sun-Thu 2pm-9pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery has just released their newest creation: "HazeMaker", a New England-style IPA. They're calling it one of the best beers they've made so far! There's just a small batch of it so don't wait to try one. Also, tonight is "Chicken Talk" from 5-7pm. Meet Sara and one of her chickens and ask all the questions you might have about raising backyard chickens. Open tonight until 10pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
Black Bottle Brewery - Don't forget about the big Pokémon Go Beer Crawl this Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Better bring along extra phone batteries for this one. The fun starts at Zwei Brewing at 11am, then to 1933 Brewing Company, followed by Maxline Brewing, continuing on to Black Bottle Brewery (3:30pm Pokémon Lures will be going off!), and finishing up at The Mayor of Old Town. Lure Modules, giveaways, and specials, galore! This one is for the adults! Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.
City Star Brewing has live music tonight from Franklin Taggart from 7pm to 9:30pm and the G-Spot Noshery food truck will be parked out front from 4-8pm. And then on Saturday, it's the release of Pancho, a tequila barrel-aged sour wheat beer in bottles! Cost is $15 for a big bottle and limit 1 case per person. Then Saturday night, stop by for more live music from Hotfoot from 7pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Climb Hard Cider Company - Want some incentive for buying hard cider? Stop by World Beverage in Loveland this Saturday, July 30th and purchase a 4 pack of any Climb Hard Cider and you'll get a 32oz swing top bottle with a voucher for a FREE hard cider fill at their tasting room. Their tasting room is open today form 2pm to 10pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO.
Crow Hop Brewing Company - Did you know that on Sundays, if you ride your bike to the brewery you'll get Happy Hour prices all day long! Regular Happy Hours are on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2pm to 5pm where you'll get $1 off full pours of all flagship and seasonal brews. Also, mark your calendars for August 12th, that's the release day for their new Road 23 Farmhouse Ale. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.
Equinox Brewing Company has plenty of free live music this weekend out in the Beer Garden. Tonight - Leaded at 7pm, Saturday - Tyler T 7pm, and Sunday - Zelcova and Josh Seymour at 4pm. Look for these beers to be tapping very soon - Cumulus Wit and Cosmic Kolsch. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.
Funkwerks - Winky, the winking Funkwerks grinning glass mascot, turns 6 years old this weekend and he's throwing a party to celebrate tomorrow, July 30th all day long. Like most 6 year olds, Winky has changed a lot over the last year. Winky likes: being filled with delicious beer, holding your beer for you and of course winking. He dislikes: 160 degree bath time in the dish machine and when busy beertenders accidentally drop him on the taproom floor. Live music from 2pm - 4pm and also 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Street Tacos available from 12pm to 7pm and beer available all day long! A Pinata will be dropped at 1pm too. Get a chance to win beer or merchandise with every beer purchase. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO.
Gilded Goat Brewing Company - This soon to open brewery is making steady progress towards opening. They've recently put up the support system for their mezzanine, and have nearly completed all the drains for the taproom bar. They plan to open sometime around September in Fort Collins. To be located at: 3500 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Firkin Friday returns today with a special beer "Fruit Loops Fearless Youth". Yup, they poured in several boxes of Fruit Loops cereal into this one. It's fruity like a Toucan. The last firkin kicked by Monday. How long will this one last? Better hurry over so you don't miss it - it's firkin awesome! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company will be the location for a special fundraiser this Saturday, July 30th from 7-9pm in the taproom. This fundraiser will help out Colorado Volleyball Charities. Come learn about this organization and how they help the community over a fresh tasty craft beer. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.
Loveland Aleworks - Two of their beers in the news today. First, their Strawberry Sour Ale taps today. Secondly, they have an American Red Ale on cask as well! More weekly beer releases coming up in August! Stay reading! Open from 12pm to 12am today. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.
New Belgium Brewing - If you came to Fort Collins on vacation coming week unfortunately for you the New Belgium tasting room will be closed from Sunday, July 31st through Tuesday, August 2nd for a company retreat. So better stock up Friday and Saturday before they close for 3 days. New on tap today: NBB Love Felix, an American Wild Ale. Get growler fills for $6.09 for year-round beers, $11.99 to $19.99 fill-ups on Lips of Faith beers. Want a good deal? Grab $3 canned New Belgium beers outside in the Airstream out on the front lawn all summer. Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.
Odell Brewing Company recently put up a new limited release beer on tap - "Go Long!" in honor of the upcoming football season. This beer is light, refreshing, well balanced and CRUSHABLE. It has notes of grass, dough, light lemon, and pils malt. Pairs well with football snacks. Stats: 5% ABV, 30 IBU, golden yellow color with a white head. Also, grab food from the Mac'N food truck outside tonight next to the beer garden. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Rally King Brewing - Are you a regular at Rally King? If so, then you'll want to sign up for their new rewards program. Ask your beertender how loyalty can add up and get signed up! Open today from 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.
Rock Cut Brewing Company - The new beer menu board is now up on the wall and on it today is the return of their Bitter Librarian and also their Bock beer. Plus, they have a new single hop Pale Ale on tap too. Lots of new things for your weekend. Open today from 11am to 10pm. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.
Snowbank Brewing Company is tapping a Peach Sourado beer today infused with fresh Palisade peaches at 5pm. This specialty keg will be limited so get it while you can. In other news, the brew crew has been busy bottling their Cranknbrew Coffee Pale this week. Look for it in bottles very soon! Open today from 12pm to 9pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project - Their "Roll in Ze Watermelons" Gose is now on tap and in big bottles starting today! It's a tart, refreshing brew that's funky yellow in color. It's one you'll love. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.
Zwei Brewing will be closed on Sunday at 5:00pm for a private event, but will be open from 11am to 5pm that day for every one. Come have a German-style brew this weekend! Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Broken Plow Brewery - A full lucky 13 different beers on tap for this weekend. Plus, a local favorite acoustic duo - "Dan and Yoshi" will be playing the Plow tonight starting at 7pm. Also, Elements Wood Fired Grill will be parked outside to satisfy your hunger pangs. Open from 2pm to 11pm tonight. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company - Attention Teachers! Enjoying your summer break? Why not enjoy an evening at Crabtree Brewing on Fridays where teachers get $4 pints all night long. Coming up Saturday night at 7pm it's Game Night hosted by Amy and Lane where participants get $4 pints until 12am. Board games, beers and your best friends. Then stop back on Sunday for their weekly Cornhole Tourney at 2pm. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.
Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern - Come celebrate National Chicken Wing Day today at the tavern. Enjoy 50 cent wings and $5 flights all day long. Located just off UNC campus at: 915 16th St, Greeley, CO.
High Hops Brewery will host a Pokémon Go Meetup this coming Wednesday, August 3rd from 4pm to 7pm. Enjoy a pint while you "catch 'em all". Wear your team color and get 10% off your beer tab - must show matching team app to qualify. Meanwhile, live music all this weekend - Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 5-7pm , Sunday 3-5pm. High Hops now has 40 taps! Always something new on tap. Food trucks on site each night this weekend out on the patio. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
UNC Brewery - Details for the upcoming brewery on the University of Northern Colorado are still being worked out. In the meantime, brewery organizer and UNC professor Michael D. Moshe will be doing a special presentation / history lesson on "The Science of Beer and Brewing" at 6pm on Friday, August 5th at the Greeley History Museum Community Room at 714 8th Street in Greeley, CO. The presentation is part of the museum's First Friday series, a free event. This talk ties into the museum's current exhibit of "Temperance on Tap".
WeldWerks Brewing Company - Fans of their Juicy Bits IPA take note - their popular New England-style hazy IPA is still on tap, but the kegs are getting low and crowlers of this brew won't last all weekend. Better stop in and stock up while you can. Limit 3 crowlers per person. They've got more brewing. Live music tonight from Professor Fox Band at 7:30pm and Unkle Bean's Eatery will be fixing food outside tonight. 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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