[Northern Colorado Beer News] - The 2016 NFL season kicks off today with our Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. You'll want to stock up on craft beer for the game. There's plenty of specials today at local brewery taprooms for all you football fans. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, September 8th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Bottles & caps from Odell Brewing Co - Ft. Collins, CO"
Featured Brewery News of the Day
WeldWerks Brewing Company - New beer release today at 2pm. Stop in for the release of their latest beer: "Pomegranate Berliner". They took their classic Berliner Weisse and infused it with pomegranates. This beer is available on draft and in crowlers to-go. They'll have the Broncos vs Panthers game on at 6:30pm on both TVs too. Plus, today they are offering $1 off crowlers all day and also $1 off drafts during the game. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.
Boulder County Breweries
12Degree Brewing - Now back on tap - 12Degree's "Raspberry Beret", a kettle-soured blond ale aged on raspberries. Just one of many brews available on tap today. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.
Avery Brewing Company - The second Saturday of every September is National Sour Beer Day. Stop by and check out over 6 sour beers on tap and even more in the bottle. Plus, check out their big selection of to-go beer in the cold case. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.
Bootstrap Brewing - Bootstrap Brewing is planning to open a 2nd location! They are in need of more room to grow so they've recently secured a 14,000 square foot property in Longmont, Colorado at 142 S. Pratt and plan to have a 2nd brewhouse and tasting room. No word yet on when this facility will open - most likely not for a year or so. More plans will be reveals as they are announced. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.
Boulder Beer Co - Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Boulder Beer on Saturday, September 24th from 12pm to 9pm. Grab your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with them. Enjoy smoked meat, fun games and even drink your favorite Boulder beer out of a 1 liter stein. Prost! Caribou Mountain Collective will start playing at 4pm. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.
Crystal Springs Brewing Co - Tonight, Crystal Springs Brewing will begin offering specials for every Bronco Game. This week they are offering a hot dog, chips and a beer for only $7.50. So put on your game attire and come join in for a great time! Game starts at 6:30, but they'll open at 3:00 for pregame. And don’t forget, they’re open for lunch on Fridays at 12:00pm. For those of you who work in a school, don’t miss Faculty Friday – faculty and staff (yes, retired too) have Happy Hour prices all day and evening (Noon – 9 PM). Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO.
Gravity Brewing - Just in time for the big Bronco kickoff game tonight, Gravity Brewing has installed a new big screen TV. They'll have the game on tonight. Gastronauts will be serving up Pulled Carolina Port and more too. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Louisville, CO.
Gunbarrel Brewing Company - This upcoming brewing business just posted a brief video stating that they're now working on filling out a lease agreement and filing paperwork for their Colorado liquor license and their Federal Brewer's Notice. Things are starting to move towards opening a brewery in the Gunbarrel area near Boulder, CO. Stay tuned for more news on this endeavor.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - Now on tap - Cherry Almond Imperial Porter! The dark side of beer is awesome. Trivia tonight starting at 7:30pm. Also, grab some brats and dogs from Suburban Wiener tonight on site. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.
Oskar Blues Brewery - The fame of Oskar Blues beer continues to grow and so also do the number of facilities the brewery operates. On September 17, 2016 Oskar Blues will officially open their new Austin, Texas brewing facility with a special Grand, er "Can'd" Opening party. This becomes the 3rd large brewery operation that is owned by the brewery - the other two being in Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC. The brewery produced 192,000 barrels of beer in 2015 and looks to greatly expand that number. The Austin, TX plant is located at: 10420 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX. Colorado's location is at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.
SKEYE Brewing - Broncos Kickoff Special tonight. Whenever the Broncos score a touchdown you can get $1 off your next beer. Also, SKEYE Trivia tonight as well at 6:30pm. Pay attention to the questions between plays, m'kay? Located at: 900 S Hover St, Longmont, CO.
West Flanders Brewing Co - Celebrate the return of pro football. Get Happy Hour pricing whenever the Broncos are on the field - that means $2 off West Flanders beers and appetizers. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.
Wild Woods Brewery - There's a new cask being tapped today just for hop heads: "Treeline IPA" dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. There's notes of citrus, pine, and dank orange. Get a 16oz pour for $6. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
Berthoud Brewing Co - This little brewery's 2nd anniversary is this Saturday and they are celebrating with party. They will newly tap "Little Thompson Pale Ale" that day. Plus live music from AJ Fullerton (6-9pm) and Between the BunZ food truck will be on site serving up food starting at 6pm. Located at: 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery - Come watch the Broncos at the taproom tonight. They'll be giving away free beer brats starting at kickoff until they're gone. Stop in before the game 4-6pm and play Beat the Beertender. If you can out match the beertender at their game you'll get discounts on your beer. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
Equinox Brewing - Over at the brewery, they're calling this month "Spicy September" and today they'll tap a firkin of "What the Helles Maibock", a beer conditioned with cayenne and shishito peppers. Feel the heat! Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.
Fort Collins Brewery - FCB is planning to host "The Art of Aging: Aged Craft Beer and Food" beer dinner at their Tavern on Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The cost is $35 per person for a 3-course 3-beer dinner. Each course will feature a unique added food entree along with an aged beer. Beers will includes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Peach Wheat Wine, the recently released Oud Bruin, and a 2014 Double Chocolate Stout. Tickets are available online. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Intersect Brewing - Open for less than a month, Intersect Brewing is adding another beer to their tap lines. Today they added "Much Obliged", an Imperial Amber Ale. Available on draft and for growler fills. A big brew at 7.1% ABV. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO.
Maxline Brewing - The game will be on inside the taproom tonight starting at 6:30pm. Get a FREE hot dog with the purchase of a 16oz beer, while supplies last. There's also live music out on the patio too until 9pm. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Old Colorado Brewing Company - Game Day Special - wear your Broncos gear into the taproom today and get $1 off pints. Also, anyone 21+ can get $10 growler fills today - with or without Bronco gear. Located at: 8121 1st St, Wellington, CO.
Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Just tapped today - 3 fresh beers - Alton Ellis Coffee Chocolate Stout, Peanut Brittle Red, and Canta-Amber, an amber ale made with cantaloupe. Try one or all 3! Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Rally King Brewing - Cheer on the Broncos at Rally King tonight. During the 1st quarter, you can get $1 off pours. Plus they have an $8 Pretzel and Pint special all night long. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.
Three Four Beer Co - Don't forget - during every NFL game being played all season, stop in and order a house made Three Four pint and you'll get $1 off. It all starts tonight at 6:30pm. Located at: 829 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO.
Verboten Brewing - This Friday, September 9th, Verboten welcomes back to the taps: "Hop Crush", a juicy New England-style IPA. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Come watch the Broncos game tonight starting at 6:30pm. They'll have 60 beers on tap to choose from including several of their own brews. Tonight's beer special is $3 pints of Verboten Brewing's "Something Orange" during the game. If the game isn't your thing, play Trivia tonight starting at 7pm. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company - Now back on tap - "English Extra Pale Ale" - served up in a tall pint glass. It's also Flight Night - get $2 off Flights and $5 Pizzas from the food truck outside. Try the full 10 flight and a pizza for just $19. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery - The Bronco game will be on all of their TV's tonight. Watch the game or check out Open Mic Night with Cole Britton from 6-9pm. Grab some food from the Mad Smoker who will start the tailgating starting at 2pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO.
Echo Brewing Company - During each and every Broncos game you can get Happy Hour pricing on beer for the duration of the game. They'll also have pitchers available on select drafts tonight and some good game day eats for you to try. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.
High Hops Brewery - In honor of the new Broncos season - Go Blue & Orange! - they have their BLUEberry Wheat in cans on sale. Get $2 off every blueberry wheat six-pack bought today. Also, two beer releases today: Imperial Blueberry Wheat and also The Pink One kettle-soured Gose. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
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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.
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