Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NoCo Beer News 090716

[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Happy National Beer Lovers Day! It's a day to celebrate this popular malty and hoppy beverage and enjoy one along with your friends. And in today's news you'll find the latest about what's new on tap and what's happening in the taprooms around NoCo. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, September 7, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Ft. Collins, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Today there's a special release that you can enjoy 4 different ways! 1) Big Red IPA (flagship). 2) Ruby Red IPA (Big Red w/grapefruit). 3) Beta Test Big Red, with Brettanomyces for funk. And 4) Pickle Ball IPA - Big Red conditioned with dill, garlic, black peppercorns, and coriander seeds. These options are good for TODAY only (9/7/16). Get any 3 10oz shorties for $7 or all 4 for $9. Also today, get $1 off all full pours on beers, $3.50 pints of Simcoe Pale Ale while it lasts, and $24 mix and match cases of beer To-Go. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

Atom Brewing Company - The brewery's first ever fruit beer is now ready to be released. Look for their "Blueberry Harvest", an ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries added. This brew will be available in 375ml (12.68oz) bottles and will be distributed to various locations in Denver and Longmont over the next couple of weeks. Brewery located in Erie, CO (no taproom).

Avery Brewing Company - FREESKIER Season Kickoff and POW DAY IPA release is tomorrow Thursday, September 8th from 5pm to 9pm at the brewery. Kickoff the new ski season and celebrate the release of Avery/FREESKIER's new collaboration beer, the Pow Day IPA! Pow Day IPA is a big, citrusy IPA with a coffee forward aspect using cold brewed coffee blends from OZO Coffee Company in Boulder, CO. 80's cover band The Goonies will be rocking on stage from 6-8pm and there will be a gear raffle, yard games, free beer for those 21+ and more! Plus, pick up FREESKIER's 2017 Buyer's Guide and browse next year's hottest products. Bring your friends, wear your party hat and get ready for a good time. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Co - It's that time of year again. Fate has brought back their Pumpkin Ale and it's on tap now. #drinkyourFATE - Located at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Co - For Small Batch Wednesday, FRBC has tapped a Scottish Brown Ale which is based off of 4 different styles of beer (Dunkel, Doppelbock, ALTBier, and Brown). This is an EZ drinking 4.5% ABV brew that is chocolatey-biscuit malty smooth. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - Fans of Twisted Pine's Billy's Chilies will be happy to know that their beer cooler is now fully stocked up with bomber bottles of this hot brew for take home. Stop in and stock up. Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - Releasing tomorrow, Thursday September 8th is Upslope's Volume 9 Barrel-Aged Doppelbock in big 19.2oz tall cans. This is a big 9.1% ABV brew and is a much maltier version of a German bock brew. In addition, this beer was barrel-aged for months in 3 different types of barrels (Rye Whiskey, Tequila, & American Whiskey). It'll be pouring at the Lee Hill location on tap too. Located at: 1501 Lee Hill Rd No 20, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Just for National Beer Lover's Day, they have a Peach Wit on tap. It won't be on their list so you have to ask for it by request only. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - 1933 Brewing and their mechanic neighbors at Recycled Cycles are teaming up to create a new brew and we want to celebrate… so come out and join in for their 1st Brewery Bike Ride Thursday, September 22 at 5pm. The ride fee is only $10 and includes a commemorative jar glass, a free fill, a $5 gift coin to Recycled Cycles, plus entrance into a raffle to win some great prizes (including a FREE BIKE!). Take the leisurely MILD ride (12.5 miles on trails and bike paths) or tackle a WILD ride (around Dixon Reservoir). Rain or shine – registration will start at 4 pm and both rides will depart promptly at 5pm. The after party will include some great beer, a raffle, open mic, and food for purchase from Rolling Stone wood fired pizza. PS: If you just want to come for the party, that’s GREAT! The more, the merrier… and it’s for a great cause to benefit Bike Fort Collins! Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company - This small town brewery will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary at a special celebration this Saturday, September 10th from 12pm to 10pm. There will be two live musical performances starting at 4pm from two performers: AJ Fullerton and Ward Davis. Also the Between the BunZ food truck will be on hand serving up food starting at 6pm. Plenty of fresh beer on tap for the occasion. Located at: 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Just in time for the Broncos kickoff game, stop in tomorrow September 8th from 2pm to 6:30pm and get BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) growler fills. There's no trivia this Thursday so come watch the game. Enjoy half price pitchers and Hoppy Meals (brat & beer for $8.50) during the game. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Ste 9, Loveland, CO.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - For the Bronco game tomorrow (9/8/16), you can get their $15 Pizza & Pitcher Special. Enjoy your favorite pitcher of Coopersmith's beer and a full-sized pizza for just $15! Located at: 5 Old Town Sq, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - New beer available today! Now in draft and in 16oz cans - Belgian-Style Oud Bruin Ale. A blend of fresh ale and aged ale with Wild Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus providing a distinct tartness. Flavors of currants and raisins mingle with a relative sweetness and an obvious acidity that becomes more complex as the beer warms. Stat: 7% ABV. Coming in October - look for "Sled God", a winter warmer hitting store shelves and taps in October. Also mark your calendar for Friday, September 23rd from 4pm to 9pm for FCB's Oktoberfest Celebration at the Modern Tavern. German food, trivia, and a Stein Holding contest. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's Hump Day Growler Special is on growler fills of Tacocat English Porter where you'll get $4 off a fill. All other brews get $2 off regular growler fill prices. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - In honor of their favorite brew dog, Lumpy Ridge Brewing has released "Thurman's Stout". It a dark malty brew that weighs in at 6.4% ABV. Perfect for those cool fall nights to come. Located at: 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Stop in for Thursday Night's Broncos Kickoff Game and watch on their big 65" flatscreen TVs. During the game they will serve up FREE hot dogs with the purchase of a pint - while they last. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company - Returning to the taps just in time for the upcoming Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is their 80 Shilling Scottish Ale. This brew has notes of sweet caramel and toffee and perfect for drinking when wearing a kilt! Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

USA Today Readers Poll - In a recent post from USA Today, their readers were polled about what their Top 10 Beer Scenes in the US was and the #2 spot in the nation was Fort Collins, Colorado! With around 25 breweries in town including some of the biggest in the nation - this is no longer one of our best kept secrets. Congrats to Fort Collins!

Weld County Breweries

Broken Plow Brewery - Get your side dishes ready for this Saturday, September 10th and their 3rd Annual Catfish Po'Boy Potluck at the brewery at 6:00pm. The brewery will provide fresh caught catfish for the sandwiches. Live bluegrass music from Rusty 44 that night as well. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - For National Beer Lovers Day you can get a pint of your favorite Echo beer and a flatbread pizza for just $8 in the taproom today. Also, don't forget that this Saturday, September 10th is Sip and Stretch Yoga and Beer day with Jordan Metzler. They will be giving away some great prizes during this yoga session. For a chance to win go to the Echo Brewing (Frederick) Facebook page and RSVP as GOING to this event and show up. Located at: 5969 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Starting later this week, WeldWerks will be releasing a special, small-batch Summer Harvest Berliner beer that has Palisade peaches and garden sweet strawberries brewed into it. It'll debut at a beer dinner on Thursday at The Kitchen and then will be available in the taproom. This beer will join the growing line-up of Berliner beers now on tap including Blackberry Berliner and Berlinerita. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival - Tickets went on sale TODAY for this annual event up in Breckenridge, Colorado on January 5-7 2017. This festival is considered one of the premiere beer fest events of the year and tickets sell out quickly. So if you want to go better grab them quick! The Brewmaster's Dinner and VIP packages have already sold out. The Commercial Tasting & Seminars ticket costs $75.00. Get your tickets online. Visit:

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Brew Fests This Week
- BBQ, Blues & Brews - Sept. 9 - Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park - Colo. Springs, CO.
- Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Sept 9-11 - Main Street - Breckenridge, CO.
- Boulder Valley Beer Fest - Sept. 10 - Superior Community Park - Superior, CO.
- Lafayette Brew Fest 2016 - Sept. 10 - Lafayette Florist - Lafayette, CO.
- Craft Brew Races - Sept. 10 - Boulder Reservoir - Boulder, CO.
- Chili & Beer Festival - Sept. 10 - Mt. Crested Butte Resort - Crested Butte, CO.
- Sour Beer Day - Sept. 10 - Everywhere - National Beer Holiday.
- Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits Tasting - Sept 10 - 300 Suns - Longmont, CO.

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

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