[Northern Colorado Beer News] - A change is in the air tonight. Must be the partial lunar eclipse happening in the early morning hours later this evening. Another big weekend of festivals is coming this weekend. Several good beer specials going on tonight and clues on upcoming beers as well. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, August 18th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Echo Brewing Company in Frederick, CO.
Featured Brewery News of the Day
Cellar West Artisan Ales - Long before they open later this year, the staff at Cellar West have been busy making a collaboration beer with Wild Woods Brewery. And today marks the day this dry-hopped collaboration saison is being bottled. The beer was made with citrusy New Zealnad Motueka hops and fresh lemons. The beer will be bottle conditioned with Cellar West's house brettanomyces blend. Look for it to debut in the near future. The brewery will be located at: 1001 Lee Hill Dr #10, Boulder, CO.
Boulder County Breweries
Boulder Beer Company - The fans have spoken. Due to the overwhelming popularity of their Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA beer this summer, Boulder Beer has decided to make it one of their year-round offerings! It'll be in 6-pack bottles and on draft. Time to celebrate! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.
Boulder Craft Beer Festival - One of the biggest beer festivals in Boulder happens this Saturday, August 20th from 1pm to 5pm in West Central Park in Boulder, just west of Broadway on Canyon Boulevard. There will be over 25 local craft breweries pouring beers there. Still time left to get a discount on tickets online. Prices will go up day of event. General admission is $35 and VIP is $50 (includes early entry). For tickets visit BoulderCraftBeerFest.com.
Gravity Brewing - Coming soon - look for 12oz 6-packs of Gravity's Golden Mosaic Galactic Pale Ale in cans within the next couple of weeks. They'll soon be available in the taproom and in Boulder County liquor stores. Here's a sneak peek at the cans. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Company - The best things in life are free and this Sunday, August 21st from 11:15am to 12pm you can attend a FREE Craft Yoga class with Brie Michalik at the Left Hand Tasting Room. Plus, you'll get a free beer to go with it after the class! Can't beat a deal like that. BYO mat. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Oskar Blues Brewery - This Saturday, August 20th from 11am to 7pm at the Tasty Weasel Taproom parking lot, there will be the Oskar Blues & Can'd Aid Foundation's 3rd Annual Car Show. If you'd like to show off your car, it's $10 per car and you'll receive one free beer. There will be food available from CHUBurger starting at 12 noon. Live music from 1-3pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit the Can'd Aid Foundation. Be there! Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.
Powder Keg Brewing Co - Sour beer lovers take note! On Saturday, August 27th, Powder Keg Brewing will release "Lettre Rouge", a sour blonde ale made with hibiscus and citrus. The beer taps at noon. Located at: 101 Second Ave, Niwot, CO.
Shoes & Brews - Don't forget your running shoes for tonight's Social Run starting at 6pm. If your shoes aren't up to it, then perhaps you won't mind trying on a pair of Asics DynaFlyte shoes - they have some demos you can try for tonight's run. Beers after and also food available from Good Bird Kitchen. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.
SKEYE Brewing - Tonight is Trivia Night hosted by Jeopardy winner Jen Giles from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Test your brain cells and have a few beers. Always a good time. Bring a friend. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.
Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Football Sundays are going to be great at Twisted Pine this year. Come watch the game in the taproom and enjoy All Day Happy Hour Pitchers of beer. Plus, they'll have special breakfast pizzas, queso-covered stromboli, and quesadillas those days too. Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.
Very Nice Brewing Company - Stop by the taproom tonight for a cold beer and a live Celtic Session hosted by The Gael from 6pm to 8pm. This event happens every third Thursday of the month. Come to listen or to play along. They'll be playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other music in the Celtic realm. Bring a fiddle, bodhran, bouzouki, guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, squeezebox or Uillan pipes if you got 'em. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.
Wild Woods Brewery - There's a new seasonal brew on tap today. Stop in to try the Nectarine & Thyme Saison. A brew made for the end of summer and has the flavors of fresh nectarines and thyme. It's sweet and slightly tart with a subtle herb flavor and mild peppery character from the year. A glass is waiting for you tonight. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
1933 Brewing Company - Plenty of beer on tap this week including their recently released Mexican Lager and Experimental IPA. Also, plenty of live music lined up for tonight, Saturday and Monday. Tonight listen to the sounds of Whitebird from 6pm to 8pm. On Saturday, Anodyne takes the stage from 4pm to 5:45pm. Then on Monday night at 6pm come listen to Queen Bee & The Stingers do a live rehearsal. Located at: 4025-C S Mason, Fort Collins, CO.
Big Beaver Brewing Co - Thursday nights are Ladies Night where the gals get 1/2 price pints all night. Plus, Thursdays are also Trivia Night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery - Feeling lucky? Tonight you'll need to be lucky to earn your beer discount. Play "Beat the Beertender" from 4pm to 6pm. Get lucky with the right coin flip and you'll get the deal. The brewery smells really good today as they were brewing up a batch of their Float Away IPA today. Come try the recently tapped "Experimental Batch #3 Honey Orange Pale Ale". Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
City Star Brewing - Three straight nights of craft beer and live music this week starting off tonight with Erik the Viking & Carter Sampson playing from 7pm to 9:30pm. Friday night brings the Jeremy Mohney Trio from 7pm to 9:30pm. Then on Saturday, come listen to the sounds of Byrd and Street from 7pm to 9:30pm. Coming soon, two new beer releases: Hydropony Express HYPA (Aug. 27th) and Oktoberfest (Sept. 3). Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - In honor of the upcoming release this Saturday (8/20) of The Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest Lager, stop in TODAY and tell your beertender the password "The Farmer's Daughter" and you'll get Happy Hour pints all day. If you were a member of their Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends Facebook group - you'd already know that! Join for free and get the skinny on deals in the taproom. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.
Equinox Brewing - Over the weekend, Equinox tapped their new batch of "Cosmic Kolsch". It's a light & crisp ale weighing in at 5.8% ABV and 24 IBU. There's subtle notes of fruit that mingle with a light maltiness in the aroma. The perfect late-summer sippin' brew. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.
Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Heads up on a new beer release coming next week. On Thursday, August 25th, Pateros Creek wants you to wear plaid for their upcoming release of "Shaley Scott-ish Ale". If your plaid outfit impresses the staff you could win one of several prizes. It's gonna be a PLAID Party! So dig it out of your closet now so it'll be ready. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Snowbank Brewing CO - Here's your chance to sample some Snowbank Brewing beer, meet the brewer and get some free Snowbank gear! Stop over Saturday afternoon, August 20th at 4pm over at Craft Beer Cellar in Fort Collins. Snowbank will be set up there sharing samples of their beers. Meanwhile back at the brewery, enjoy a beer out on their patio today before the rains get there. Open til 8pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Stop in tonight for Trivia Night from 7pm to 9pm. They'll be awarding prizes and giveaways all night long. Choose from 60 different craft beers & hard ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery - Every Thursday night is Open Mic Night at Broken Plow with host Don Graham. Come sing, perform, play or just hang out to listen in. The beer is there - you should be too! Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company - Thursday nights are Flight Nights at Crabtree Brewing. Order a taster flight of Crabtree beers and save $2 off the regular price. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.
Echo Brewing Company - School is back in session. That means that Friday's from 3pm to 6pm are Happy Hour for Teachers. Bring in your current work ID/Badge and you'll get Happy Hour pricing. Teachers deserve a little love too. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.
WeldWerks Brewing Company - Special event tonight - Partners Mentoring Youth's SIP Series tonight from 6-8 pm in the taproom. From 7:00pm to 7:30pm, Maitri Day from the United Way of Weld County will be talking about youth homelessness here in our community and their efforts to combat it. Plus, the first beer is on the house for anyone attending the event. While you're there, try the new tapping of their Berlinerita, a kettle-soured German Wheat beer. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.
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Brew Fests This Week
- Campus West Crawl - Fall Semester Kick Off - Aug. 19 - many locations - Ft. Collins, CO.
- Boulder Craft Beer Festival - Aug. 20 - West Central Park - Boulder, CO.
- Ed Fest - Aug. 20 - Gerald R Ford Amphitheater - Vail, CO.
- Fort Collins Peach Festival - Aug. 20 - Hughes Stadium - Fort Collins, CO.
- Wheat Ridge Brewfest BBQ Bash - Aug. 20 - Colorado Plus - Wheat Ridge, CO.
- National Craft Beer Relay Races - Aug. 20 - Copper Mt. Resort - Copper Mt, CO.
- Liquid Mechanics 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival - Aug 20 - @ brewery - Lafayette, CO.
- A-Town Funk Fest - Aug. 20 - Dry Dock Brewery (South Dock) - Aurora, CO.
- Zwei Brewing Birthday Block Party - Aug. 21 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.
- Snowbank Brewing CO 2nd Anniversary - Aug. 22 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.
Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.
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