Thursday, August 4, 2016

NoCo Beer News 080416

Happy #IPADay
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Happy IPA Day! Today's the day to seek out India Pale Ale and other hop-focused beers and share your experience with your friends. Many breweries here in Northern Colorado will be hosting special IPA-related events today. Which IPA will you enjoy today? Embrace the hop and share #IPADay on social media today. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, August 4th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Hops growing at High Hops Farm - Windsor, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing invite you to take part in their 2016 Hoplympics Summer Games on Saturday, August 13th from 2-6pm. There will be Human sized Hungry Hippo, Real life water balloon Pokemon, Dizzy's Fun Center Obstacle course, corny keg lifting and more silly games. Compete for glory, medals and prizes. Put together a team of four. All event entry fees go directly to Habitat for Humanity's House that Beer Built Project. If you can't put a team together, come cheer on your friends. Halftime show will be a live auction with cool stuff like a brew day at Left Hand to bid on! Register online at: - IPA suggestion: Trail Marker Imperial IPA - Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - Time is running out fast to get remaining tickets for Avery's 23rd Anniversary Party happening this Saturday, August 6th from 3pm to 8pm. They'll have 60+ rare & vintage Avery beers to sample. You don't see this kind of selection from one brewery that often - so don't miss out. Get tix at: - prices range from $20 (Base) to $60 (Aficionado). IPA suggestion for today: Avery IPA. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct. N., Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Celebrate #IPADay with a Mojo IPA! Taproom is open fro 11am to 10pm today. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Come on down and join in with their Bluegrass Jam tonight starting at 7pm. Join in or sit back and relax. FRBC still has some of their Lake Imperial Barrel Aged Stout and their Strawberry Kiwi Sour on tap. But for #IPADay today might I suggest their TrHOPical Illusion IPA or their Hogback Double IPA. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Road, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Don't forget to come to the Women of Colorado Craft Beer Pin-Up Calendar Release Party at Left Hand tomorrow, August 5th from 5pm to 8pm. Meet the ladies, check out the vintage car show, stay for swing dancing and more! 2017 calendars will be available for purchase. Meanwhile today, stop in for #IPADay and have one of these: Introvert Session IPA or an Extrovert American IPA. Ask about their other IPAs available too. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has 5 IPA's on tap for #IPADay today. Check these out: Belgian Double IPA, IPA (regular), Mango IPA, Habanero Imperial IPA, and collaboration beer with Avery - Hop Nectar. There's a 2 Crowler limit on their Hop Nectar, Habanero and Mango IPAs. Located at: 297 US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Did you know? Odd13 Brewing produces their own podcast called the Odd13 Altered Egos Podcast with host Ryan Scott - owner of Odd13. You can catch the first episode at: During this 1st episode they cover the topic of New England Style IPA's - those cloudy controversial brew trying to become a new style of beer. They want your feedback so listen in when you can! (For mature audiences only) - stop in for an IPA! Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Sanitas Brewing has 5 different IPA's to choose from for #IPADay today. Choose between: American-style IPA, Sunburn Grapefruit IPA, Calypso Summer Imperial IPA, Black IPA and the Boxcar Coffee Roasters Coffee Nitro Black IPA (that's a long name). All 5 are pouring now in the taproom - come celebrate hoppy beer! Open from 11:30am to 11:00pm today. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company will be serving up a special IPA Flight today for #IPADay today at their Flatiron Park taproom. Their flight will have five different 4oz samples of the following beers: India Pale Ale, Imperial IPA, Mosaic IPA, Thai Style White IPA, and an Experimental IPA #4. Plus, the first 100 people to take a photo celebrating #IPADay in their taproom will score a FREE can of their India Pale Ale and get an Upslope Koozie to hold it with. Just be sure to tag #UpslopeIPADay and show your bartender. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is tapping their Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale today. It's a big 10.7% ABV brew that was aged for 4.5 month in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel. This beer is billed as being rich and malty with notes of toffee, raisins and with a smooth bourbon finish. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - For #IPADay today, 1933 Brewing is releasing "Hemingway IPA", a rum barrel-aged India Pale Ale. This is part of their Stash in the Back Series which means it's very limited (just 1 Keg) and will end up kicking fast. Other beers in this series coming out soon include: Amber Ale, Palisade Peach IPA and a Mexican Lager. Located at: 4025-C South Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company - Tonight is Ladies Night at the Beav - ladies get 1/2 price pints all night. Plus, it's Trivia Night tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. IPA suggestion for today: Big Woody IPA. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - For #IPADay today, Big Thompson has their flagship "Float Away IPA" available for 10% off!. Plus, today starts a new Thursday special - Beat the Beertender! Come play a simple game of chance, this week is a roll of the dices, and win 10%, 20% or 50% off your beer! Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - Their newest IPA release comes this Saturday, August 6th at 11am. Stop in for a glass of their Brettanomyces IPA called "Bandaids Don't Fix Bullet Holes". They will also have a special T-shirt for this beer to commemorate it. Buy one of those t-shirts and you'll get a FREE glass of Bandaids Don't Fix Bullet Holes. Also, for #IPADay today, come check out all the IPA's on tap. Located at: 1605 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - For #IPADay they just tapped their ALS IPA at all three of their Fort Collins locations. For today, $1 of every pint, mug and growler sold of this beer will be donated to fund ALS research (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease). Located at: 1415 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing has live music tonight at 7pm to 9:30pm with Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters. Enjoy the music with their All American IPA. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Equinox Brewing Company is known for their IPAs. And when they're on tap they go through them quickly. Stop in and ask for an IPA today. If you're lucky they'll have either their Switchman Session IPA or their Space Ghost IPA on tap - maybe both! Coming soon: Cosmic Kolsch (taps August 5th), also later in August: What the Helles? Maibock and Black Sheep Dark IPA. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Keep this in mind the next time you have a case of the Mondays. Stop in to FCB on Mondays in August for a pint of your favorite brew. Ask for in one of their new Artisan Collectors Series Steins. The cost is $14 which includes the stein and a fill. Then bring it back every Monday in August for a discounted fill of your favorite FCB beer for the rest of the month. FCB's Oktoberfest beer will be released on August 11th (next Thursday). This time it will be in 6-pack 12oz cans! Another sneak peek - look for their upcoming Savor Series release of a Belgian-Style Oud Bruin coming in September! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - It's T-Shirt Thursday! Buy any Grimm Bros shirt today and you'll get a free pint to go with it! Might I suggest their Sound Advice 3.0 IPA. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - Amid recent rumors from Reuters that New Belgium Brewing was looking to sell to a new owner, company founder and executive chairman of the board Kim Jordan assured her 760 employees last week that she has no intention of selling and wants New Belgium to remain an employee-owned business. Breweries are being sold right and left these days, but New Belgium wants to stay in the hands of its employees - at least for now. In other news, New Belgium's Citradelic IPA, launched at the start of 2016, is now ranked as the number 1 craft beer launch year-to-date in the industry - plus it's a solid choice for #IPADay. Congrats! Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Stop in to celebrate #IPADay and the release of Myrcenary Double IPA in cans today. Odell is giving out a FREE can of Myrcenary today at a toast to be given at 6:00pm. Live music ahead of the toast from 4pm to 6pm outside. Located at: 800 E. Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Do you play in a organized rec league sport? If so, stop in on Wednesday, Thursdays or Fridays while wearing your uniform and get $1 off your pints. Open until 9:00pm nightly. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company has three IPA's you'll want to try for #IPADay. Ask for either their American IPA (made with Mosaic and Simcoe hops) or try their Black IPA or Red IPA. Get hoppy! Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company is getting together with the folks over at Three Four Brewing Company tonight at Three Four Brewing Company from 7-9pm for some special Snowbank Brewing tappings. Snowbank's Trail Run Session Red IPA and their Locaux Saison collaboration brew will be featured. Stop in at: 829 S Shields Street in Fort Collins and join in.

Verboten Brewing has 4 unique IPAs on tap today for #IPADay - plus, they have a limited supply of their Blood Orange Silent Guardian tapped as well. Grab a pint while you can. Try a flight of all 4 IPA's! Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Come play Trivia tonight and you could win a pair of tickets to this Saturday's Gnarly Barley Brew Fest in Loveland!. Celebrate #IPADay at Brix - they've got 5 different Colorado IPA's on tap plus several other big hoppy brews. 60 Colorado crafts on tap in all! Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery knows that you've got hidden talent. Why not come play an instrument, sing a song or tell us some of your best stand-up comedy jokes! Open Mic Night is tonight from 6pm to 9pm. It's going to be a nice cool evening out on the patio tonight. Celebrate #IPADay with a Dust Devil IPA or a Drunken Raven Double IPA. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company offers $2 off Flights every Thursday. Be sure to include Jeff's West Coast IPA in that flight today. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery is giving out free beer samples and giving out some free swag at a Beer Tasting and Hand Sales promo at Mulberry MAX in Fort Collins today, August 4th from 5pm to 7pm. Mulberry MAX is located at: 460 S College Avenue in Fort Collins, CO. Also, stop by the brewery taproom today as they have some IPA's you'll want to try including Dr. Pat's Double IPA. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Their new Fruity Bits Mango IPA hits the taps today. It's a variation on their popular Juicy Bits IPA only with a big infusion of Mango. Also today, they're offering up an IPA Flight with their Steambarrel, Juicy Bits, Fruity Bits and Remember A Day (today only). The limit on crowlers for Juicy Bits is now bumped up to a limit of 4 per person. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- International Beer Day - Aug. 5th - Worldwide - have a beer!
- Boulder County Fair Brewers' Festival - Aug. 5th - Boulder County Fairgrounds Pavilion Park.
- National Beer Mile - Aug. 6th - Front Range Airport - Watkins, CO.
- Winter Park Beer Festival - Aug. 6th - Hideaway Park - Winter Park, CO.
- 3rd Annual Sesh Fest 2016 - Aug. 6th - Highland Masonic Events Center - Denver, CO.
- 10th Annual Springs Beer Fest - Aug. 6th - America the Beautiful Park - Co. Springs, CO.
- Gnarly Barley Brew Fest - Aug. 6th - Budweiser Events Center grounds - Loveland, CO.
- Denver Beer Olympics & Beer Fest - Aug. 6th - Civic Center Park - Denver, CO.
- Avery Brewing's 23rd Anniversary Party - Aug. 6th - Avery Brewing - Boulder, CO.
- Beers, Bacon + Bicycles Festival - Aug. 6th - William Oliver's Publick House - Ft. Collins, CO.
- 5 Points Brew & BBQ - Aug. 6th - Historic 5 Points - Denver, CO.
- Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival - Aug. 6-7 - River Run Village - Keystone, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.

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