[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Watching the Olympics can make you thirsty while rooting for the good ol' USA. Good thing there's lots of beer specials going on this week at your local Northern Colorado breweries. Plenty of specials on tap plus a look at the weekend ahead and the festivals that await you. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
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Boulder County Breweries
12Degree Brewing - As of last weekend, their Pink Panther farmhouse ale is now back on tap. It's flavored with raspberries and pink peppercorns. This small batch won't last long so better hurry over to get a glass. Open today from 4pm to 11pm. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.
300 Suns Brewing - Don't forget that this Saturday, August 13th is the 2016 Hoplympics Summer Games at the brewery from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. 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 your team online and use Discount Code: "YOU ROCK". Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.
Asher Brewing Company - Do you like Ginger bombs? You haven't tasted anything until you try their "Ginger Khan", a beer that was aged in a Still Cellars whiskey barrel for months. This is a bit 10.9% ABV Imperial Ginger beer that's all organic. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder, CO.
Bootstrap Brewing Company - Tonight in the taproom enjoy fresh craft beer and test your smarts with Trivia starting at 6:30pm. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, shuffle up the cards for a Euchre Tournament beginning at 6pm. Live music returns again this Saturday night with the North Boulder Underground playing starting at 6pm. And remember on Mondays they have Open Mic Night at 6pm and Hoppy Hour prices all day long. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.
Boulder Craft Beer Festival is set for Saturday, August 20th in West Central Park (Boulder) from 1pm to 5pm. The 3rd annual beer festival brings together over 20 craft breweries for a tasting event in the heart of Boulder. Tickets are going fast. Buy your's soon - event is expected to sell out prior to August 20th! Advanced tickets: $35/GA, $50/VIP, $10/DD. Get tickets online before it sells out!
BRU handbuilt ales & eats - Their next beer dinner is set for tomorrow, August 10th at 7pm. It's big 4 course meal - 4 entrees and 4 beers and features pork belly, mahi mahi, chicken enchilada and a special Brazilian dessert. Cost is $35 per person. Call (720) 238-2394 to reserve your seats. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.
Crystal Springs Brewing Company - Several events coming up this week starting off on Thursday, August 11th when Crystal Springs will set up their fest tent over at Pizza Rev in Boulder from 5-10pm. They'll be hosting beer specials along with food specials at Pizza Rev. Then on Friday, August 12th they'll be the topic of a tap takeover at Twenty Brew Taphouse in Westminster, CO from 4pm to close. Also, Saturday is All Day Happy Hour for Teachers and School Staff employees. Then on Saturday, August 13th they'll release a special Nelson Sauvin version of their 13 IPA and will can the entire batch! Available in 4-packs of 16oz cans at the taproom and select stores. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.
Fate Brewing Company - Mark your calendars fro Saturday, August 27th. That's the date of a special beer release that they brewed along with the Boulder Association of Firefighters IAFF Local 900. It's the tapping of the collaboration brew "Thor Strong". Money raised from sales of this beer will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will even be a 1958 Boulder Fire Engine in the parking lot for the kids to explore.
Front Range Brewing Company - America's got talent and especially Coloradans. Show off your talent tonight during Open Mic Night at 7:00pm. Get a free beer when you perform tonight. 10 beers on tap to choose from. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.
Gravity Brewing - Try the perfect food + beer combo tonight. Try the Fish & Chips from Gastronauts paired with Gravity's Dilsner Cucumber and Dill Pilsner. You're gonna love it. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.
Großen Bart Brewery - Bring your hunting and fishing buddies to Großen Bart Brewery tomorrow night (Aug. 10th) for a special Backcountry Hunters & Anglers BHA Happy Hour from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Share some brews with your fellow hunters & anglers. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.
Industrial Revolution Brewing Company has a new beer on tap this week. Come try their "Hoppin' Wheat". They created this beer to support the efforts of the ESA in building singletrack trails in Erie. Brewed with white wheat and extra pale malt from Chile. The hop punch is provided by citrusy American hops with a tangerine finish from German Mandarin Bavaria hops. A portion of the proceeds from this beer through September will be donated to ESA. Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Eric, CO.
J Wells Brewery - Don't forget ladies - it's Ladies Night each and every Tuesday at J Wells Brewery. Enjoy discounts on beer all night long. Then on Wednesdays, everyone (of legal drinking age) can get $10 growler fill-ups on their favorite J Wells beer. Open today from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company is offering a special deal leading up to their 2nd anniversary. Stop in and get one of 250 flyer cards. During the week of August 15-19, stop in and when you buy a beer get a stamp on your flyer card. One stamp per day. After 3 stamps you'll get a 32oz 2nd anniversary crowler koozie. After you get 4 stamps you'll get a 2nd anniversary etched pint glass. This is the only way to earn these items. Drink and get stamped often for cool swag. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.
Odd13 Brewing had a great anniversary over the weekend. They now have two new beers in cans available. Get yourself some Hopperella IPA and Duraznodor in cans. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
Oskar Blues Brewery - Come get funky with O.B. at their 3rd Annual Car Show on Saturday August 20th from 11am to 7pm. $10 per car includes one free beer with proceeds benefiting the CAN'd Aid Foundation. Hotbox Roasters Coffee and refreshments will be served. Additional food provided by CHUBurger at noon. Live music from Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene from 1-3 PM, followed by The Delta Sonics 4:30-6:30 PM. Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Unit B, Longmont, CO.
Powder Keg Brewing Company just tapped a new beer today - Bandwagon. It's a combination of a Pacific NW and New England-style IPA that has low bitterness, high levels of fruity, aromatic hop usage and a soft mouthfeel. You'll love the fruity yeast esters and the effect of their continuous dry hopping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Love live hazy IPAs! Located at: 101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO.
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha - This Saturday, August 13th marks the debut of their 7.5% ABV Wild Sour Dry Hopped Kombucha Beer. It's the first of its kind in Northern Colorado. Come see what an alcoholic version of Kombucha Beer is all about! Located at: 2516 49th St, Boulder, CO.
Sanitas Brewing has their Abby Dubbel back in the tap room this week. This is a Belgian Abbey style ale that is malty with hints of dark fruit (plums). It's a big beer coming in at 8% ABV and a low 22 IBU. Deceivingly smooth. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO.
Shoes & Brews - This week's Thursday Social Run/Walk along the St. Vrain river will start at 6pm. All abilities and ages are welcome to join in. There will be a raffle giveaway for all participants. Friday is ALOHA Friday. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and celebrate with $1 off all pints that day. Join in for the Cornhole Tournament that day as well. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Longmont, CO.
Upslope Brewing Company - Love to hike 14'ers? Then join in with Upslope Brewing for their annual 14er Summit Kegger. They'll be bringing along a sixtel up Humboldt Peak (14,064 feet) this Saturday, August 13th. Join them for a celebration après beer. Taproom located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.
Vindication Brewing Company - Join in for their monthly pot-luck style cooking night tonight! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, they choose one of their beers (or the ginger ale!) and they cook something with it. Or, they cook something that pairs nicely with one of their brews - whatever suits your fancy! Then, at 6pm, you all share and taste each other's creations. Come and show what you've created! Located at: 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO.
Wild Woods Brewery - Today for Tuesday, get $1 off year round pints all night long. Then on Wednesday, stop in for Peak Happy Hour where you'll get $15 pitchers and double stamps for growler fills all day. Then on Thursday they'll release their Sunflower Lager in bomber bottles and on draft. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
Big Beaver Brewing Company - Tuesdays mean Half-Price Growler Fills at Big Beaver. Time to stock up on your favorites while you work toward the next weekend. Open today from 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery - There's a new Streamside Strawberry Blonde ale on tap this week. It's a great summer-time sipper for the hot days still ahead. Add that as one of your tasters today with their Taster Tray Tuesday Special. Get 5 tasters for $5, or for the adventurous, get 8 tasters for $8. Trivia tonight also with Dani starting at 6:30pm. Points roll over week to week to earn up for the Super Grand Prize at the end of the season in December. Big Thompson Brewery is also donating $1 from each pint sold of Pre-Prohibition Pilsner all month to Redneck Ride for Parkinson's. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - The NewWestFest is coming up this weekend and you can listen in to live music from that fest right from the Coopersmith's patio! On the Pubside they have 16 beers on tap including their most popular IPA - Punjabi. On the Poolside, they have 17 beers on tap including a hard cider. Open today from 11am to 2am. Located at: 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO.
Crow Hop Brewing Company will release their Road 23 Farmhouse Ale this Friday, August 12th. Bring on the funk! Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.
Fort Collins Brewery - Early Bird registration is now open for FCB's 3rd annual Malt Monster 5K now through September 1st. The 5K takes place on October 29th starting at 11:00am with a check-in beginning at 10am. Participants receive an FCB sports pack and pint glass, beer samples and appetizers. After the race join Team FCB and some awesome vendors for games, food, brews and activities. Don't forget to wear a costume for the costume contest! Free your inner Monster! A portion of each race registration goes directly to local non-profit, FoCo Cafe, a restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model serving the Fort Collins community. Save $5 when you register early by August 31st. Get tickets at Eventbrite. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Intersect Brewing has set the date for their Grand Opening - August 26th at 1:00pm! They will have four beers initially on their tap wall including: Milk Chocolate Stout, Raspberry Berliner Weiss, an IPA and a Belgian Wit. There's even an outside bar top that you can rest your beers on. Come see what months and month of hard work has done. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.
Loveland Aleworks - You know the drill. It's T-shirt Tuesday! Wear your Loveland Aleworks gear into the taproom and get $1 off your pint. Buy a shirt and that first pint is FREE! Then on Wednesday, $1 from every pint sold goes to help support Loveland Philo, a local Loveland service group. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.
McClellan's Brewing Company - For those of you who missed their Monday $6 growler refill special - fear not! They're offering it again today! That's right - 64oz of your favorite McClellan's brew for just $6. Hard to beat 4 pints for a buck 50 each. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO.
New Belgium Brewing just made a HUGE donation to Colorado State University's on-campus stadium project and in return they will get a New Belgium branded "Porch", an open air taproom at one end of the stadium. Check out all the details in today's Press Release. CSU Ram stadium events are about to get tastier! Back at the taproom - get $1 off their year-round IPA pints on Wednesdays and $1 off year-round IPA growler fills. Plus, get $3 canned beers in the Airstream parked outside on the lawn. Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.
Rock Cut Brewing Company - Need a pick-me-up? Try their Kind Coffee Cascadian Ale - it's now back on tap. The combo of beer and coffee work well in this brew and can help you get over that work week slump/hump. Also try their Bock German-style beer just tapped last Friday. Plus, just tapped today - try their Blonde Wheat - built as a lighter choice with a tropical, citrus-like hop profile. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.
Snowbank Brewing Company - It's Tech Tuesday where all workers from tech companies (or educational facilities) get $2 off pints. Just show your employee ID. Taproom open from 2pm to 8pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Zwei Brewing - During a recent brewday last weekend, Zwei Brewing added 27 pounds of wet hops that will go into their upcoming "Simply Dr. Bill Extra Pale Ale". It's wet hop / fresh hop season. Stay tuned for when this one will be released. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Did you know that Brix has Happy Hour each and every day from 2:00pm to 5:00pm? Yup. Choose from 60 different Colorado craft beers & hard ciders including several of their own brews. Have you tried their Bikini Bottom Pineapple Wheat yet? Plus, Tuesdays are Pint Nights featuring the beers of a special select brewery. Tonight's focus is on Bonfire Brewing from 7-9pm. Specials on all Bonfire brews. Stop back on Wednesdays for Live Music from 7-9pm. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery announces the return of their "Razzlemedazzleberry Wheat" on Wednesday, August 10th. Betcha can't say that three times fast after having one! Also try their Stone Free Apricot Wheat that was just released last week. Perfect summer brews. Stock up on bomber bottles. They have their Chili Wheat and Randy's Pale Ale in stock. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company is gearing up for a very special and rare beer release this Saturday, August 13th at 6pm. It's been a decade in the making - Imperial Double IPA. Embrace the Haze on this ultra rare unfiltered Imperial Double IPA. This one weighs in at 10.5% ABV and has a whopping 110 IBUs! Crabtree doesn't put out a big IPA that often, but when they do it's a BIG one. And this one is available in bottles too. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.
Echo Brewing Company - It's Trivia night in the Frederick taproom. There will be a special guest leading trivia tonight - Ian from City Star Brewing. The questions start at 7:00pm. Also, Echo Brewing is hiring and is in need of a cook from Monday through Thursday starting at 2pm. Send a resume to email@example.com if you are interested. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.
High Hops Brewery - Congratulations to High Hops for being awarded the 2016 People's Choice Winner at the Gnarly Barley Brew Fest over the weekend. This is their 3rd win in the last four years. This week is another busy week at the brewery with a firkin tapping on Wednesday (black hefeweizen), two beer releases on Thursday (a Maibock and a Double IPA), and live music nightly Thursday through Sunday. Food trucks every day this week too starting at 4pm weekdays and at 2pm Saturday & Sunday. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
WeldWerks Brewing Company is offering up Brews and Bites tonight starting at 7pm. Get FREE chicken wings from Wing Shack (while they last) to pair with your beer. Also, check out their new t-shirts and tank tops they just got in - new colors! Show off your love for WeldWerks brew! Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.
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Colorado Brew Fests This Week
- Save The Ales - Aug. 12 - EXDO Event Center - Denver.
- Art & Ale Brew Festival - Aug. 12 - Wildlife Experience - Parker.
- South Pearl Street Blues & Brews - Aug. 13 - S Pearl St - Denver.
- Spirit of the Lake Brews & Crews - Aug. 13 - Gene Stover Park - Grand Lake.
- Rendezvous at the Rock - Aug. 13 - Rockyard Brewing - Castle Rock.
- Westy Craft Brew Fest - Aug. 13 - City Park - Westminster.
- Georgia Boys Blues, Brews & BBQ - Crist Park - Frederick.
Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.
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