Friday, September 2, 2016

NoCo Beer News 090216


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Happy Labor Day Weekend! It's going to be 4 straight days of fun. Be sure to enjoy it with some local Colorado craft beer. There's a lot of new beers being poured today along with several more announcements of celebrations and upcoming brews. Stock up for the weekend. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, September 2nd, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: 1933 Brewing Company - Ft. Collins, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Big Thompson Brewery - Tonight's the night for the Rocky Mountain Showdown and the kick off for Colorado College Football Season. Stop in tonight wearing either your CU or CSU gear during the game and you'll get $1 off your beers. Also, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24th - that's the date for Big Thompson Brewing's 1st Birthday Extravaganza. All day fun with special games and tournaments, special beer releases every hour, live music, food, prizes, giveaways and more. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Plan to attend "Barley-Har-Har Open Mic Comedy Night" tonight, September 2nd at the brewery from 9pm to 11pm. Every First Friday of the month come see their premiere open-mic night at 300 Suns Brewing. Come enjoy our favorite beer in town, while supporting comics from all over Colorado. Show starts at 9:00, lasts until 11:00 with a Beermission for refills and potty-ing. Come early to grab your beer. This event is FREE - like Sparta, only better. They also do this event every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm as well. Located at: 335 1st Ave Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Here's what is being planned at Boulder Beer for the month of September. Every Monday this month is Open Mic Night from 6pm to 9pm. Every Tuesday this month you can get $0.25 wings. Every Wednesday this month they host the Boulder Beer Bags League Tournaments from 6pm to 9pm. Sign up at the pub. Then on Saturday, 9/17 it's their "Halfway to St. Paddy's Day Party". Special St. Patty's brews will be served. Then on Saturday, 9/24 they will host an Oktoberfest Pub party. Details here. Also look for their fresh hop beer to debut this month called Harvest 16. And just in time for the GABF, Boulder Beer will debut the official GABF 35th Anniversary beer - an India Pale Lager - in late September. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats - The next beer dinner date has been set for Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm. This will be a four course meal featuring a different beer with each course. The cost is $35. Get your seats reserved by calling (720) 638-5193. Located at: 5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Co - For a limited time, they now have a limited batch of their Belgian Witbier (4.9% ABV) back on tap. Enjoy the last tastes of summer while you can. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Co - Today's Friday Infusion is their Black Jack Porter infused with vanilla bean & cherries. Yum! Ask for one in the taproom today. Also, get ready for Left Hand Brewing's 23rd Anniversary celebration - coming on Wednesday, September 21st. Details to come. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Good news! Their "Hawaiian Bartender" tropical sour ale is back on store shelves in cans! It's also on draft in the taproom where they will also sell you some cans to take home with you. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Imperial Stout lovers rejoice! Oskar Blues is releasing the 2016 edition of their popular Ten Fidy Imperial Stout today at a release party at The Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont from 4pm to 8pm. This brew is available once again on draft and in cans to take home. They will also be tapping a special Bourbon Barrel-Aged Fidy, a 2012 Ten Fidy, and a super special barrel of Java Fidy during this event. Live entertainment from Brian Rezac from 5-7pm too. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

The Old Mine - Do you love hops? Do you enjoy hard cider? Wishing there was a way to get the best of both worlds? Now there is. Try The Old Mine's Hop Miner Hard Cider. They took the citrusy Citra hop and dry-hopped it in their Sweet Tart Hard Cider. The result is what they call "wildly special and totally delicious liquid gold". Try a glass today. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Upslope Brewing Co - Next Thursday, September 8th 5-9pm debuts Volume 9 in their Lee Hill Series of specialty brews: "Barrel Aged Doppelbock", a big 9.1% ABV beer served up in big 19.2oz cans to go. Special 1st day price of $10 per can. The next day the price goes up. Located at: 1501 Lee Hill Rd No. 20, Boulder, CO and at 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - Fresh out of the woods today - there's a new cask being tapped: "Campfile Red", a red ale made with bourbon barrel wood smoked peppercorns. Get yourself a 16oz pour for $6. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Black Bottle Brewery - Today is the release date for their newest tapping: "Static Age", a hazelnut breakfast stout. It pairs well with any meal of the day - including breakfast. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Co - This week the brewery has been busy making four pilot wet hop batches of beer. Look for these beers to be featured on tap starting around September 24th. Also, today they have a growler special going on. Get a new growler glass for $7 and a Flagship Growler Fill for $13. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Gilded Goat Brewing Company - It's finally official - Gilded Goat's federal brewing license was approved and arrived this week. Look for word on their opening day very soon! Should be sometime before the end of this month. To be located at: 3500 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's Friday Firkin tapping features their seasonal Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest brew infused with pears. Try one in the taproom tonight. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Freshly tapped this week is H&D's "Kahlo by Muray", a Munich Dunkel. Its was brewed to celebrate Fort Collins Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, "Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray". Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Today marks the start of their new crowler cans for take home beer. You can now ask for any Loveland Aleworks beer in a 32oz crowler can. It's a great way to take some beer with you this weekend. Stock up! Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - Don't forget! Tomorrow is TOUR DE FAT in Fort Collins! Get in on the fun. Details posted in this week's Press Release. Be there at Civic Center Park at 9am with your bike and costume! Taproom located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Co - This week Odell Brewing obtained over 600 pounds of freshly harvested Chinook hops. They were on the vine, harvested and put into a brew kettle in less than 12 hours. That's fresh! They'll be featured in their upcoming "Hand Picked Pale Ale" on draft in the taproom and where other great Odell beers are served starting on September 23rd. Located at: 800 E
Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - Releasing today: "Peachy Noosey", a peach kettle sour pale ale. It has a load of fresh Colorado peaches in every glass. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Good news for chocolate lovers. Snowbank has another Nuance Chocolate collaboration beer tapping today - "Mocha Porter", a beer infused with Ghana cacao beans and freshly roasted coffee beans from Peritus Coffee. Come and grab a few bombers to go. Taproom is open tonight until 9pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Zwei Brewing - The date has been set for Zweitoberfest - Saturday, September 17th from 11am to 10pm. Festivities will include the tapping of their ever-so-popular Zwei Fest Marzen at 12:00 PM, as well as live music including Neue Polka Colorado, and a live accordion. Food will be served up hot and fresh by Hush Truck. Make sure to save the date. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Congrats to Brix Taphouse & Brewery for being named "Best Bar" in the 2016 Best of Greeley survey run by the Greeley Tribune and its readers. Always 60 Colorado beers and hard ciders on tap including several of Brix own brews. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - To celebrate the end of Summer, Broken Plow is today releasing a new beer "Sunshine Bunny", a coconut Hefeweizen. Toast to the end of summer. Live music tonight (7pm) and Saturday night as well. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - There's a Firkin Tapping tonight after 6pm. Stop in to see what the brewers cooked up this time. Plus, those who enjoy a glass from the firkin have a chance to win a Growler Give-Away. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Yesterday, High Hops released their latest brew: "Gose Down Easy". It has a wheat base, a touch of sea salt, and hopped with Pekko hops for an orange and mint aroma. Highly sessionable at 4.2% ABV. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Due to the overwhelming popularity of their crowler cans, staring November 1st, 2016, WeldWerks will no longer fill growlers. Instead, they will offer beer to go exclusively in 32oz crowler cans. This will allow WeldWerks to maintain a certain level of consistency, quality and freshness in their beers. Also, starting today, WeldWerks now have 3-pack crowler holders which will help you take home all those cans much easier.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - A new special beer release is coming on Friday, September 16th at 2pm. That's when they'll tap their new "ISO Hype #1: The Boston Hop Party", a New England-style IPA made with Citra, El Dorado and Simcoe hops. This beer will be on draft and also available in 32oz crowler cans (limit 3 per person). Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Special Events


Longmont Oktoberfest - [Press Release] Time to fill your stein with local libation and welcome the fall season - Longmont Oktoberfest returns September 23rd- 24th! Presented by Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont’s favorite fall gathering will showcase 10 breweries alongside 12 bands, featuring 2016 headliner The Wailers, the legendary reggae band! Ranked as a “Must Visit Oktoberfest” by DRAFT Magazine, Longmont Oktoberfest brings the community together over local fare, the arts, and German tradition.

The celebrations begin on Friday September 23rd with live music kicking off at 4pm! The Mayor of Longmont accompanied by local brewers, will lead a bike parade with the first keg of Oktoberfest to the event grounds. Attendees are encouraged to don their lederhosen & dirndls, and join the Brat Eating & Stein Holding contests & festivities. Friday night, local favorites, FACE, take the stage, followed by the fiery & soulful Con Brio, guaranteed to get the people dancing, concluding with the world’s premiere reggae band – The Wailers, bringing the words of Bob Marley to the Longmont stage.

On Saturday September 24th Longmont Oktoberfest will recommence at noon with another day of festivities for all ages including the Best Dressed Contest, Malt Sack Races, and Longmont’s fourth year building the world’s longest bratwurst, at over 300+ feet! Live music will play throughout the event, with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelley, and Bright Light Social Hour bringing psychedelic rock to close the night.

[ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ] - [ November Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- Keystone Oktoberfest - Sept. 3 - River Run Village - Keystone, CO.
- Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Sept 3-4 - Beaver Creek, CO.
- Tour de Fat - Sept. 3 - New Belgium Brewing - Ft. Collins, CO.
- Pints in the Park - Sept. 3 - Community Park - Louisville, CO.
- Brews & Views Beer Fest - Sept. 3 - Hudson Gardens & Event Center - Littleton, CO.

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


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