[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Welcome to Fall! The last of the summer brews are starting to tap out and the newer fall seasonals are arriving. Darker, maltier brews await you at local tap rooms now. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene for the week of September 19-25, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Week: Matt Kriewall of Rally King Brewing - Ft. Collins, CO
Featured Brewery News of the Week
Wild Woods Brewery - Today on tap is "Thy Fruited Plain", an oaked American wheat aged on fresh Palisade peaches! This is their latest collaboration with The Catamounts for their fall production of 'The Taming' (showing now)! Also, come to Wild Woods' Four Year Anniversary Party this Saturday, September 24th from 1pm to 9pm. There will be a special tapping of "Above Treeline", a Bourbon Bark Imperial Porter at 3pm. Live music from 4-7pm, plus an anniversary glass giveaway to the first 50 people who order Above Treeline. Get $2 off all bomber bottles. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.
Boulder County Breweries
12Degree Brewing - There's a new batch of Midnight Fog Quadrupel on tap this week. They're even allowing 32oz growler fills of it for a limited time too. This beer has notes of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.
300 Suns Brewing - Just in time to get you in the mood for Oktoberfest celebrations, 300 Suns Brewing has tapped a new Marzen Lager. This Oktoberfest beer is described as lightly malty, smooth, clean finishing, and delicious. Buy a pint of Marzen between now and September 25th and you'll get $1 off a Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese or Stone-ground Mustard (perfect for sharing). Prost! Not valid with any other discounts, offers or happy hour pricing. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.
Asher Brewing Co - This Saturday, September 24th from 3pm to 6pm, Asher Brewing will host the 2016 Cornhole Cup competition. Register to play or come enjoy the fun and cheer on the team with the best creative name. 2 person teams - single elimination tourney. All entrants receive a tank top or tee, 2 pints of beer and a BBQ dinner with all the fixin's. Sign up online. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO.
Atom Brewing Company - Looking for some of the best oak barrel aged beer? Check out your local liquor store around the Erie/Boulder area and look for these beers: Passion Fruit Harvest, Yuzu Harvest, and Blueberry Harvest. Following the GABF in October, you can also look for their latest batch of Arlo Farmhouse Ale. Brewed locally in Erie, CO - available only in bottles locally.
Avery Brewing Company - And now for something completely different... This Sunday from 11am to 11pm, Avery will be hosting a release event for their latest barrel-aged beer: No. 40 - Scarlata Cucumis. It's an oak barrel aged sour ale made with cucumbers and hibiscus. This is a brewery-only release (not in stores) and it's $12 a bottle with a limit of 1 per person. Located at: 2910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.
Fate Brewing Co - Say Farewell to Summer and welcome in Fall with a fresh tapping of their UROR Gose, a sour and slightly salted German-style ale. Also recently tapped - several pumpkin ales: Cascadian Dark Pumpkin, Chocolate Pumpkin Porter, Chai Pumpkin Saison. Plus, try their new Fresh Hop IPA with High Wire Cascade hops. Located at: 1600 38th St, Boulder, CO.
Front Range Brewing Co - Each Wednesday, FRBC comes out with a new Small Batch Wednesday brew. This week they tapped a Scottish Brown Ale (4.5% ABV). Come try a pint while it lasts - it's going fast. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO.
Gravity Brewing - Now back on tap - their Schwag American Pilsner Lager. Get a pint, a pitcher or a growler of it. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.
Industrial Revolution Brewing Co - Get ready for IRBC's 3rd Year Anniversary celebration set for Saturday, October 15th from 2pm to 10pm at the brewery. There will be a special bottle release, a smoke off competition, a raffle for some special releases, live music and more. Located at: 285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Co - Happy 23rd Anniversary to Left Hand Brewing! Be sure to look for them at Longmont Oktoberfest this weekend September 23 & 24 in Roosevelt Park in Longmont, CO. There will be 12 live bands and ten local breweries tapping beer. Get tickets and details online. Taproom located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - As the brewery gets closer to canning their beer (waiting on labels now), there was one other purchase they made. At a cost equivalent to putting a child through college, they purchased an Anton Paar CBOXQC. This big device measures CO2 and dissolved O2 real time from their cans and bright tanks. They racked up a combined 35 years working in the biotechnology industry before they opened their brewery and they can't wait to start using it. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.
Odd13 Brewing - There are still some spots available for Odd13/Melting Pot Beer Dinner in Louisville for Friday night September 23rd. Call The Melting Pot for reservations (303) 666-7777. You will be enjoying some delicious courses paired with some of your favorite Odd13 beer. How about a Watermelon & Feta salad paired with some Humulus Kalecumber? And a dessert of a tart raspberry puree blended into some bittersweet dark chocolate paired with Buzzin Cuzzin? Just to name a few! Don't miss out on this evening of fine dining and drinking Odd! Melting Pot restaurant located at: 732 Main St, Louisville, CO. Odd13 Taproom located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
Oskar Blues Brewery - Here's what's coming to store shelves this month and for the rest of the year from Oskar Blues. Now available: Ten FIDY Imperial Stout and also Hotbox Coffee Porter. In October, look for their Death By Coconut Porter. Then in November, they'll release a limited amount of their Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout. And in December, look for the return of their Deviant Dale's Imperial IPA. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.
Pumphouse Brewery - For the first time ever, Pumphouse Brewery has bottled their Flashpoint IPA in big bomber bottles and will start selling those this weekend. Pick some up at the brewery or soon at local stores. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.
Sanitas Brewing - Now on tap - their 17th beer in their "Train" series - "Bee's Knees", a honey ale made with over 110 pounds of clover and orange blossom honey. It's all part of Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month. This beer will be just $2.50 for 15 minutes after a train goes by. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO.
The Post Brewing Co - Now available in 25.4 oz bottles, The Post's "The Town Tart", a kettle soured white ale made with a white tea blend and infused with jasmine and rose petals. Pick some up at the brewery. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.
West Flanders Brewing Co - Now available on tap - "Warp Factor 9", a big, dark imperial stout weighing in at 9% ABV. The coming of Fall dictates darker brews to be enjoyed. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.
Wibby Brewing - Coming to cans in October - Wibby's Moondoor Dunkel. Come visit Wibby Brewing at GABF this year. They will be at booth Z8 (look for the giant disco ball). Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
1933 Brewing Company - Today, Thursday, September 22, in collaboration with Recycled Cycles, 1933 Brewing is hosting their very first bike ride. Registration starts at 4pm (register at the bar inside 1933 Brewing). Two rides to choose from, either MILD or WILD. Both rides start promptly at 5pm (starts outside in the parking lot). Proceeds benefit Bike Fort Collins. $10 to participate. After the ride, pick up your commemorative pint glass and your free beer as well as your chance to win a FREE BIKE or other good stuff like a helmet, growler fill, and more. Winner will be announced at 6:30pm at the beginning of the NoCo Bike Show. Stick around for an awesome show planned for today with guest speakers including: 1) Todd Hopkins - FC Police Bike Patrol, 2) Dr. Marie Walsh - Cycling and Pregnancy, 3) Cosmo Catalano - Cyclocosm. Today they are also releasing their classing Triggerman Brown Ale as well as a Recycled Cycles collaboration beer: Rusty Sprocket Red. Located at: 4025-C South Mason, Fort Collins, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery - Today's the brewery is releasing #5 in their Experimental Series - a Rye IPA. Available in tasters for $2.50, halfs for $4, or in tulip glasses for $5. Hurry in this one probably won't last until tomorrow. Also, Thursdays are half price growler fill day. Stop in this Saturday, September 24th for their big 1st Birthday celebration from 12pm to 10pm with special beer releases every hour! Live music, ice cream, corn hole & giant jenga tourneys and more. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
Black Bottle Brewery - The GABF is coming in two weeks and Black Bottle is planning to host a special GABF Week event at the brewery. On Monday, October 3rd, Black Bottle welcomes Shorts Brewing Company and Starcut Ciders to the taproom for a series of special tappings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. You don't get to sample these in Colorado that often so stop on in and try some of these special guest beverages. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
City Star Brewing - Plenty of fresh craft beer on tap this weekend - It's Thirsty Thursday! Beers include: Cowboy's Golden, 6 Shooter Pale Ale, All American IPA, Red Necktar, Bandit Brown, Night Watchman, Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop 6 Shooter, HydroPony Express HyPA, and Country Pumpkin. Coming October 1st, the release of Hellbilly, a sour harvest ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla and aged for 10 months in rum oak barrels. To be available in 22oz bottles ($18 each - limit 1 case per person). Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Crow Hop Brewing Co - New for this week is their Raspy Amber Ale, a malt-forward brew with a bit of acidity from the raspberries with a slightly bitter finish. Stats: 6.3% ABV & 36 IBUs & 15 SRM. ALso, save the date - Saturday, October 22 for Crow Hop's 3rd Anniversary Party. Details coming soon. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.
Equinox Brewing - The brewery now has a crowler machine and is filling crowlers for your take home pleasure. Starting today, September 22nd at 4pm they have 90 crowlers of Space Ghost IPA available. Also try their recently tapped: Honey Roasted Habenero Golden Ale. Coming soon: Super Collider Imperial IPA, Black Hole Sun Ale, Sunrise Golden Ale, and Space Ghost IPA on Nitro. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.
Fort Collins Brewery - Sign up now for the upcoming 3rd Annual Malt Monster 5K on October 29th. Registration and Check-in will begin at 10am. The race starts at 11am. Participants will receive an FCB sports pack, 2 beer tickets, after-race snacks, and sponsor swag. After the race join Team FCB and some awesome vendors for games, food, brews and activities. Don't forget to wear a costume for their costume contest! Free your inner Monster! A portion of each race registration goes directly to local non-profit, FoCo Cafe, a restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model serving the Fort Collins community. Cost is $35 per person and you can sign up online on Eventbrite. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Funkwerks - Funkwerks' "Bramble" is now available on store shelves. This is a Brett Saison ale brewed with blackberries. Also available is their Raspberry Provincial, a Belgian-style sour ale with raspberries. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Announcing the return of their Agitated Aardvark Imperial IPA - now on tap. Looking ahead to Movember, H&DBC will be tapping a special Agave Wheat beer. Located at: 123 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.
Jessup Farm Barrel House - New seasonal hours have started this month. They will be open Sundays through Thursdays 11am to 9pm, and Fridays & Saturdays 11am to 11pm. Also, get your dancing shoes on for the Barrel House Barn Dance set for Saturday, October 1st. Join in for a night of beer and dancing! They're hosting THE DOLLHOUSE THIEVES from 5pm to 7pm and ANDREW DECARLO & FRIENDS from 8-10 PM. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.
Loveland Aleworks - The brewery is excited to announce the annual release of its 2016 Crowdsource Fresh-Hop Ale. This pale, straw colored, 5.3% ABV beer will be released to the general public at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016. As downtown Loveland’s oldest brewery, they wanted to highlight the best of what grows in Loveland. This hoppy pale ale was conceived in 2015 when local backyard gardeners and farmers were getting their hop plants ready for the upcoming season. Loveland Aleworks collected over 100 pounds of hops from local backyard gardeners and farmers. Check out their YouTube video showcasing this beer here or below. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - Up in Estes checking out all the Elk? Be sure to stop in to the brewery. Here's what they've been pouring lately: Thurman's Stout, Dirty Face IPA, Dark Farmhouse, Sunlion Wheat, Meditating Saaz Kolsch EPA, Tourist Saison, N8's Heli-Brown and Ogg's FM Altbier. Coming soon: Scottish Breakfast, Rye Pale Ale, and a Pale Ale. Located at: 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.
Maxline Brewing - Come celebrate fall with a glass of their newly tapped Apple Spice-infused Witbier. It'll be available this evening alone with food from Between the Bunz. Enjoy corn hole and beer pong out on their patio. Located at: 2724 McClelland Dr (aka 2701 S College Ave), Fort Collins, CO.
Pateros Creek Brewing Co - As of Wednesday, Pateros Creek had 14 beers available on tap including this week's Outlaw tap: Conta Amber. Get a flight of any 4 beers for $8. They even have Cache La Porter Ice Cream Beer Floats available for $7. Enjoy some #LeisureBeers. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Rally King Brewing - It's back! Starting on Friday, September 23rd, Rally King is bringing back their Kismet Double IPA to the tapline. Come see what an extra dose of malt and hops will do for a beer. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.
Zwei Brewing - With the coming of Fall, you'll want to enjoy a darker brew like their "Spresso Lov Chocolate Espresso Porter". Served up in a big tall glass. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Brix Taphouse & Brewery - In addition to having 60 Colorado beers & hard ciders always on tap, Brix will host a Pint Night with Backcountry Brewery this Saturday, September 24th from 7pm to 9pm. Reps from Backcountry Brewery will be there. Get a FREE pint glass with the purchase of any Backcountry beer. Those who do will also be entered into a raffle for some awesome brewery swag! Stop in after the Greeley OktoBREWfest on Saturday - just a block away. Also, don't forget that Thursday nights are Trivia Night at 7pm. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.
Broken Plow Brewery - Dive into the spirit of Oktoberfest and try their Der Pflug Lager, an Oktoberfest beer from Broken Plow. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Crabtree Brewing Company - In honor of this weekend's Greeley OktoBREWfest, Crabtree Brewing will offer special Oktoberfest Weekend prices. Get $4 pints and $2 off growler fills this Friday & Saturday, September 23-24, 2016. No other offers valid this weekend. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.
High Hops Brewery - If you missed their Wednesday Firkin yesterday, don't fret - they still have some Cherbocka Bock beer left in the firkin today. Coming soon to High Hops' 4th Year Birthday Celebration on October 15th & 16th will be a specialty bottle release of "The Noble One", a Belgian-style Quadruple that was aged for 4 years! Don't miss that one. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
Hunters Moon Meadery - The meadery is considering offering mead Tastings during their honey harvest in 2-3 weeks. While sipping their meads you will be able to see how they get the honey out of the hive boxes and extract it. No dates set, kind of depends on weather and grandbaby-to-be's schedule. Cost $10 per Person. If this is something you would be interested in please message Mead Mistress Kim on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups of 2-6 would work best. Located at: 404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO.
WeldWerks Brewing Company - Now on tap - Fruity Bits Piña Colada IPA (FBPC). FBPC was made with Mosaic and Citra hops and loaded up with pineapple and coconut. Crowlers are also available for take home (limit 2 per person). Enjoy one to commiserate the end of summer. Also, back on tap is their Apricot Gose. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.
Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Plan to attend a special Keep The Glass night tonight from 4pm to 10pm. With the purchase of a Lyle Double Belgian IPA you'll get to keep a special Wiley Roots logo pint glass. Next week, they will offer the same deal with their recently released Strawberry Cream Ale on September 29th at 4pm. Also coming soon, a Crab Apple Gose made with locally harvested crab apples. Located at: 625 3rd St, Greeley, CO.
Cantillon Zwanze Day - On Saturday, October 1st Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) will host Zwanze Day at their Brewery/Barrel Cellar location (1441 W. 46th Ave). This year’s Zwanze is going to be a throwback to the Framboise they were producing 30 years ago. As the name implies, it was a lambic aged on raspberries. Back in the ’80s they used fresh fruit that lost its color quickly and often made filtration difficult, so cherries were also used to help maintain some rosiness and act as a secondary filter bed beneath the raspberries. Vanilla was also added to round it out. With modern flash-freezing techniques helping to maintain color and consistency, Cantillon began producing Rosé de Gambrinus with 100% raspberries. With Zwanze 2016, Jean wanted to give a nod to the raspberry/cherry blend, but with a twist: He decided to use blueberries instead of cherries. Doors will open at 10:30am with tickets first-come, first-served. Zwanze will be tapped at 1:00 p.m. and last call will be at 3:00pm. Only the first 150 people will get a pour of this year's Zwanze beer. They will be capping attendance at 300 people. **Ticket Info - CASH ONLY** First 150 people: $20 for Zwanze Day 2016 Glass / Zwanze pour / Cantillon pour. Next 150 people: $15 for Zwanze Day 2016 Glass / Cantillon pour.
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Brew Fests This Week
- Greeley OktoBREWfest - Sept 23-24 - Lincoln Park - Greeley, CO.
- Oktoberfest Denver - Sept 23-25 - 20th & Larimer - Denver, CO.
- Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival - Sept 24 - Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, CO.
- Bikes & Brews - Sept 24 - Macon Plaza - Canon City, CO.
- National Drink Beer Day - Sept 28 - Nationwide - Drink a beer with your friends today!
Find all the details of these events in the September 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.
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