Thursday, August 11, 2016

NoCo Beer News 081116

Equinox Brewing Company
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Football and beer go together. Pre-season Broncos games start tonight! What will you be drinking? Better get your daily dose of Northern Colorado Beer News to help you decide. Several new brews tapping this week. Find out the details in today's post. Share the beer news with a friend! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, August 11th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Equinox Brewing Company - Fort Collins, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Intersect Brewing - Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Grand Opening of Fort Collins' newest brewery - August 26th starting at 1:00pm. They'll have 4 initial brews on tap including a Belgian Wit, a Raspberry Berliner Weiss, an IPA and a Milk Chocolate Stout. Check 'em out starting Friday August 26th. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Act now to save $8 off the door price for the upcoming 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider + Spirits Tasting happening at 300 Suns on September 10th from 2pm to 5pm. Cost at the door is $25 but if you get tickets now you can get them for just $17. For those who just want to sample the chili they also have early bird Food Only tickets for $9. Get tickets at Eventbrite. Drinks from over 13 different local companies. Early bird prices end August 27th. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Atom Brewing Company - Boulderites will be happy to know that you can now find more of Atom Brewing's Arlo over at Hazel's Beverage World. It'll be on the store shelves in the next day or so. If you don't see it in bottles - ask for it! Brewery located at: 645 Moffat St, Erie, CO (No taproom however).

Front Range Brewing Company - Tonight in the taproom is a good ol' fashioned Bluegrass Jam starting at 7:00pm. Bring your instrument and play along or listen in and enjoy a beer or two. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Stop in today from 5pm to 7pm for a special Happy Tails Happy Hour. Join the Humane Society of Boulder Valley at Gravity Brewing in Historic Downtown Louisville. 15% of sales from 5 – 7 p.m. will be donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Relax and enjoy in this laid-back brewery and its award-winning craft beers, indulge in a game of ping pong or cornhole, and know you’re making a difference for animals in need! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Looking for an adventure? Oskar Blues Brewery may have just the thing in their upcoming Gold Rush Bike Rally. Check out the details in their press release issued today on how you can take on one of a several different bike challenges with a chance to win some great prizes. Taproom located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company reminds you that this Saturday is Left Handers Day. Do everything Left Handed that day (or try) and be sure to celebrate with a cool Left Hand brew. Might I suggest their Extrovert IPA! That'll do. Drink it with your left hand. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company - The brewery's big 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival is set for next weekend, August 20th from Noon to Midnight. There will be 20+ beers on tap including some special releases that day. Live music on two stages (1 outside + 1 inside). Plus, 2 food trucks on site to satisfy your hunger pangs. Plan for it! Located at: 297 US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO.

New Planet Beer - Love beer but can't stomach the gluten? Try these 100% Gluten-free beers from New Planet: New Planet Blond Ale, New Planet Pale Ale, and New Planet Raspberry Ale.

Odd13 Brewing - For their September taproom exclusive can release, Odd13 will offer you their Codename: SuperDuperFan Double IPA. It'll only be available in the taproom and you can take 'em home. Limit one case per person. IPA fans get excited! Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company is hosting a fun cruiser bike ride along with Elevation Outdoors Magazine and UpaDowna on Monday, August 15th at 6pm starting and ending at their Flatiron Park tap room. $1 from every pint sold that evening will be donated to UpaDowna. There will even be some excellent prizes and giveaways that day from Big Agnes, Justin's Nut Butter and more. RSVP to this event on Facebook. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company - Good news IPA fans! Vincidation Brewing now has their India Pale Ale available on draft and in 6-pack bottles to go. Look for it in local stores this week. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.

Vision Quest Brewery - Do you love to play pinball? Then participate in Vision Quest's monthly Pinball Tournament set for the 2nd Saturday every month. And this month's event is this Saturday, August 13th. There will be a $5 entry fee with 100% payout to the top 3 winning players. The 1st place finisher will also get other prizes from the brewery as well. This tourney counts towards IFPA world ranking points. Featured pins include: X-Men Pro, Surf Champ, Indy 500, Super Flite, and World Poker Tour. Located at: 2010 47th St, Ste A2, Boulder, CO.

Walnut Brewery - Don't forget - today they tap their Salamander Amber Ale. Get a FREE complimentary pint if you're there from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Located at: 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is doing a bottle release today of their Sunflower Lager, a light experimental brew made with two-thirds pilsner malt and one-third sunflower seeds! It's billed as their most exciting and unique seasonal beer they've done to date. Come experience this nutty brew. Available on draft or in bomber bottles. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - Stop in and meet their new beertender and taproom manager Chris. Chris and the staff will pour one of 9 beers now on tap. Several more beers are in the works including a Brown ale that will be soured in barrels and also a Mexican lager that will be released next week. Tonight is Open Mic Night from 5pm to 8pm. Show off your talents or come and enjoy what the locals are offering. Located at: 4025-C S Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery Tonight's special happens between 4pm to 6pm. When you order a pint, draw cards against your beer tender and you could get either 10%, 20% or 50% off your pint if you "Beat the Beertender". Enjoy that pint while watching our beloved Broncos play in their pre-season game tonight vs. Da Bears at 6pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - In preparation for the upcoming Peach Festival, Black Bottle Brewing will debut their new beer "Zero to Tooty Fruity", a kettle-soured beer made with peaches. It's the first such kettle sour beer Black Bottle has attempted. Will it be good? You decide when it debuts on Tuesday, August 16th starting at 11am. This will be a sneak peek at what they will be pouring at the festival. Also, they'll release their Hydroponics Fresh Hop IPA this Saturday, August 13th at 11am as well. Check out what fresh hops can do for a beer! Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - Mark this one on your calendars! City Star Brewing has brought a Berthoud annual tradition back to life in the upcoming Flap Jack Day where they will be giving away around 1,000 flap jacks, and raising funds for the Berthoud Historical Society. City Star’s 2nd Annual Flap Jack Day will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Join in for FREE flap jacks, a flap jack themed beer flight, a vintage car show and the Flap Jack Queen contest. All donations will benefit the Berthoud Historical Society. Flapjacks will be served from 11am to 4pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - FCB's pride and joy is being released today - Oktoberfest! This is their 2015 GABF Gold Medal winning beer and it's back for another season. They brewed this beer with 100% German ingredients. It's a beer meant to be savored and enjoyed near the end of the summer when the heat starts to subside and the cooler weather starts settling in. It's billed as a light, bready and highly drinkable brew. Weighs in at 7.5% ABV. Available now in 12oz 6-pack cans. They even have a special limited menu to go along with this beer. A complete German feast with an Oktoberfest beer for $35 a person. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - Funkwerks welcomes back their Fall Seasonal - Solenna, a Belgian-style ale with Brettanomyces. It's a fruity beer with a subtle spice and has floral notes from the German hops. Hints of candy apple, cinnamon and fresh-cut grass. On draft and in 4-packs to go. Also ask about their many Cellar beers for sale including 2014 versions of their Quad, Deceit, Dahlia and Barrel-Aged Brett Trois. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Is your t-shirt collection in need of something new? Buy a new Grimm Brothers t-shirt and get a free pint. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House - There's two new beers debuting on tap this Saturday, August 13th starting at 11am. Stop in to try these new brews: Baron von Watermelon and Marquis de Mandarin. These are the sours you have been looking for! Session-able wheat beer with a clean, tart sour character. The wort was soured in the fermenter by Lactobacillus delbruekii before the primary fermentation was carried out by a blend of Belgian ale yeasts. Fruit was added at the end of primary fermentation, in the form of concentrated watermelon juice (the Baron) and a blend of whole mandarin puree and concentrated mango puree (the Marquis). Both weigh in around 4.8% ABV. Located at: 1921 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Make plans now to attend a special Beer & Cheese Pairing event at Maxline set for Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm. They will be pairing 5 Maxline brews with 5 gourmet cheeses from Fox & Crow. Everyone participating will get five 10oz pours. Tickets are $25 and are available at Eventbrite. Located at: 2701 S College Ave #190, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - New Beer Alert! Just tapped today - Lindenmeier, a mango Szechuan peppercorn wheat beer. Also on the Outlaw Tap they've got a Caramel Chocolate Amber Ale, plus "Blue Pom", a blueberry pomegranate ale. So many beers, so little time. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company - My how a year goes by fast. Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29th - it's the one year anniversary of Rock Cut Brewing! Join in for an evening party starting at 4:00pm til close. More details on this event coming soon - watch their Facebook page. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company - Today at 5:00pm over at Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, you can get a special tapping of the Soul Squared and Craft Beer Cellar's collaboration brew: "Dubbel Down on Blackberry". That, plus Choice City also has two special Russian River brews on tap today as well. Pair one with some food there. Choice City is located at: 104 W Olive St, Fort Collins, CO.

The Forge Publick House is hosting BarrelFest 2016 this Saturday, August 13th from 12pm to 12 midnight. Enjoy barrel-aged craft beers from several Colorado breweries. Plus listen to speakers from 5 different breweries. Avery Brewing at 12:30pm, Odell Brewing at 1pm, New Belgium Brewing at 1:30pm, Verboten Brewing at 2:30pm, and Grimm Brothers Brewing at 3:30pm. Beer lovers will want to attend this one! Located at: 232 Walnut St, Unit 7, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse and Brewery - Tonight is Quizmaster Trivia. Come check out the beer list and also enjoy some #brixbites off their menu. Now offering Tapas, Flatbread Pizzas and Paninis. Thursdays are the new Fridays at Brix. Bring a friend and compete! Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Tapping tomorrow, August 12th at 5pm is Broken Plows new Honey Peach Cream Ale. It's in celebration of the Colorado peach season inside a smooth cream ale. Enjoy the taste of summer while it lasts! Also try the recently tapped Razzlemedazzleberry Wheat too! It's also Open Mic Night as well. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company is excited about their upcoming beer release this Saturday at 6pm - Imperial Double IPA! A big beer weighing in at 10.5% ABV and over 108 IBUs. Available on draft and in bottles too at the release event. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Today in the taproom, High Hops will be releasing their Frühling Bock starting at 12 noon. This is a Maibock style brew which is generally strong and golden in lager form. This beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV and was brewed along with an award-winning homebrewer David Kilits from the local Weize Guys Home Brew Club competition. Also, High Hops is putting out Dr. Pat's Double IPA #25 today. This batch of Double IPA was dry-hopped with Azacca hops for an intense tropical flavor with hints of citrus, mango and orchard fruit and a bit of forest pine as well. Sip one or both of these and listen in to live music tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm from The High Hopping Jumping Jacks. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Hunters Moon Meadery will be bringing along 3 meads to this weekend's Estes Park Wine Festival. While your there, try either their Moon Dance Cherry, Earl Grey, or Lunar Lemon meads. Never tried a mead before? You're gonna love it - nectar of the gods - a gift from the bees. Meadery located at: 404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO (by appt).

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Look what happens when you go through your inventory - sometimes you find a keg you never knew you had! WeldWerks found a keg of their Amore Achromatic Imperial Stout that originally was offered up for Valentine's Day. This brew was made with cacao nibs and raspberries and has been hidden away in the back of the cooler for months. It has aged VERY well! It's on tap today - just 1 keg so it'll go fast. Absolutely the last keg of this. Dark Beer in Summer - yes! Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

[ August Beer Fests ] - [ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ]

Notable Fests This Week
- Save The Ales - Aug. 12 - EXDO Event Center - Denver.
- Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest - Aug. 12-14 - downtown - Fort Collins.
- 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.

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

Catch up on Northern Colorado Beer News from earlier this week:
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