[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Hopefully by now your GABF hangover is gone and you're ready for your next adventure. The rest of the year will see a dramatic drop in festivals, so most of the action will be at your local brewery. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene for the week of October 10-16, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Week: Intersect Brewing - Fort Collins, CO.
Featured Brewery News of the Week
Gravity Brewing - 55 Years Ago the Russians detonated the largest hydrogen bomb in the history of mankind. A little over 4 years ago Gravity Brewing started brewing a Russian Imperial Stout worthy of the same name. Join in for their 1st Annual Tsar Bomba Day! They will be releasing Bourbon Barrel Aged Tsar along with a few other renditions of this Mother of All Beers! 750ml bottles and draft only! More details to come. Save the date - October 29th at 12pm! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.
Boulder County Breweries
12Degree Brewing - [Press Release] Following up their two medals and Champion Brewmaster of the Year award at World Beer Cup in May, 12Degree Brewing earned a bronze medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition for Treachery, their Golden Strong Ale. “We couldn’t be more excited that Treachery was recognized among the best beers in the country, particularly after it won Gold at World Beer Cup this year. It’s one of the beers I’ve been brewing the longest and one of my personal favorites, so it’s particularly special to see it receive this sort of recognition.” said Jon Howland, Head Brewer and Owner at 12Degree Brewing. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.
300 Suns Brewing - In the spirit of the season, 300 Suns will decorate a special Day of the Dead Altar display starting October 14th. They are using it to honor some of their dear friends who recently past away. On Saturday, October 15th they will celebrate Day of the Dead and offer Day of the Dead Face Painting from 3-7pm. Live music from 5-7pm to go along with all their tasty brews on tap. Located at: 335 1st Ave, C, Longmont, CO.
Asher Brewing Co - Do you have some mad pumpkin carving skills? If so, you'll want to participate in Asher Brewing's upcoming Pumpkin Carving Contest set for Sunday, October 23rd from 4pm to 8pm at the brewery. A $10 entry fee gets you a pumpkin and a pint. They'll provide the carving tools. Your kids can carve for $8. Sign up by showing interest on their Facebook event page along with how many pumpkins you'll be needing. There will be a prize for the best carved pumpkin. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder, CO.
Avery Brewing Co - This year's batch of Mephistopheles' Stout has been released this week on October 10th and is now heading to store shelves in select markets around the country (including Colorado of course). Available on draft (limited) and in 12oz bottles. Tread carefully, this bad boy weighs in at 15.0% ABV! Available mid-October through December. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.
Bootstrap Brewing Company - Bootstrap won not 1, but two medals at the 2016 GABF this year. They took a Gold medal for their "Stick's Pale Ale" in the American-style Pale Ale category (157 entries). They also won a Bronze medal for "Wreak Havoc" in the Imperial Red Ale category (62 entries). Grats on winning twice! Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.
Boulder Beer Company - If you're looking to visit Boulder Beer Company in the near future - be aware that their pub (tasting room) will be closed for renovations from October 16th through November 6th. You can still get beer to-go in 6-packs and kegs sales Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Stay tuned for their grand re-opening coming next month. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.
Crystal Springs Brewing Co - Their new canning line is now up and running. They've been busy canning their IPA, Kolsch and Naughty Marilyn Belgian Style Ale. Look for these cans around Boulder County and available in the taproom. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.
Industrial Revolution Brewing Company - Don't forget that this Saturday, October 15th from 2pm to 10pm is IRBC's 3 Year Anniversary Party. They will be doing special bottle releases (Blonde Stout and an Imperial Saison) with a limit of 3 bottles per person, a Smoke Off Competition, hosting live music, and Raffling off some other special releases. Free to attend! Located at: 285 Cheesman Street, Erie, CO.
J Wells Brewery - Today, October 13th, J Wells Brewery is celebrating World Thrombosis Day between 3:00pm and 8pm! Come on out buy one of their Lisa Red Ale Bombers to donate to the National Blood Clot Alliance to bring more needed awareness to this cause that is dear to their heart due to the brewer's lovely wife Lisa, a 3 year Survivor of massive bilateral pulmonary embolisms and DVT. Brochures, awareness bracelets and more being given away that night! Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.
Left Hand Brewing Company - Another medal has been won by the brewing team at Left Hand Brewing at the 2016 GABF. This time they won a Silver medal for their "Fade to Black, Volume 1" in the Export Stout category with 43 entries. Way to go! Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.
Odd13 Brewing - This Sunday, October 16th, Odd13 will be releasing a special brew: "Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Hop Wizard", a New England-style Pale Ale. The tasting room will be open from 1pm to 8pm that day. This is their October taproom exclusive can release (can't get this anywhere else). There's a limited supply and no growler fills on this one. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.
Open Door Brewing Co - The brewery just signed a lease for their upcoming taproom! The new brewery "Galactic HQ" will be at 2030 Ionosphere St in Longmont, CO. Up until now, they've only been a production-only brewery. No date has been set yet but you can expect it to be open sometime in late November or early December. It's been under construction for a while now, so who knows. They may just open sooner than you think. Stay tuned for more details.
Oskar Blues Brewery - [Press Release] The nut is back. Oskar Blues Brewery's cult classic Death By Coconut Irish Porter returns to store shelves and taps across the nation this month. Death by Coconut (6.4% ABV/25 IBUs) is a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. It pours a rich velvet black with a frothy head and exudes intense fresh cacao flavors swirled with popping coconut aromas. Death by Coconut, awarded the 2014 GABF Silver Medal in the Chocolate Beer category, hits shelves nationally in 4-packs of 12-ounce CANS and on tap at your favorite bar beginning this month. Located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.
The Post Brewing Co - Grats to The Post Brewing Company for winning a Gold medal at the 2016 GABF for their Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse Ale in the Classic Saison category. They beat a field of 88 entries. Nice job! Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.
Upslope Brewing Co - Set your calendar reminder for Saturday, November 5th from 2pm to 8pm for Upslope's 8th Anniversary Party at their Flatiron Park location. They’re taking over the parking lot and tossin’ up the garage doors to the brewery space to make room for the party. Get ready for beer bust-outs, live music and food trucks galore! There will be 50+ beers on tap! (Get 'em while you can, as supply will be limited on each style.) -- They’ll be bringing out vintage favorites, collaboration brews, specialty styles, and, of course, their core beer classics + an 8th Anniversary Ale! Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.
Larimer County Breweries
Big Beaver Brewing - Starting this Friday and running for an entire week is Big Beaver's 6th Anniversary celebration. Each day they will offer up a special 1/2 barrel keg of beer. 10/14: Sour Cherry Stout aged in rum barrels, 10/15: Candied Pecan Nut Brown Ale, 10/16: Red Beer with garnishes, 10/17: Plum Sour Ale, 10/18: Roasted Chile Ale, 10/19: Star Anise Milk Porter, and 10/20: Pumpkin Spice Stout aged in a single malt barrel. Also, there will be plenty of board games to play all week long, an anniversary t-shirt for those who complete their games, and a lot more fun. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.
Big Thompson Brewery - Come watch the Broncos tonight (October 13th). There will be free food and beer during the game. They have beer brats at kickoff and anytime during the game where the Broncos score a TD. Those who arrive in Bronco orange and blue get a free taster of beer (21+ only). Guess the final score - closest wins a growler and fill-up! Coming soon: look for their Smoked Chipotle Porter. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.
Black Bottle Brewery - Congrats to Black Bottle Brewery for winning a Silver medal at the 2016 GABF for their beer "PDA" in the Belgian-style Tripel category. They beat out 90 other entries! Located at: 1605 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.
City Star Brewing - Want to put some coffee in your pint glass? City Star's "Up All Night Watchman" coffee stout returns to the taps very soon. Then coming on November 5th is the release of "Mule Kick", a strong ale / winter warmer brewed with Colorado wildflower honey. It's a multiple medal winner! Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - Coopersmith's won a Bronze medal at the 2016 GABF for their "Not Brown" in the English-style Brown Ale category against 46 other entries. Grats! Stop in during ANY Broncos game and get their Pizza & Pitcher Special. Get any large 14" pizza and a regular priced pitcher of beer for just $15. Go to Poolside for this offer. Located at: 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO.
Crow Hop Brewing Co - Come help celebrate Crow Hop's 3rd Anniversary on Saturday, October 22 from 12pm to 10pm at the taproom. They've got a lot of beers pouring and a taster special: Get 10 tasters for only $20. These will be ten original, small-batch, specialty beers releases that very day. These beers include: Orange Crush Blood Orange Sour, Stinger New England IPA, Sweataweatha Smoked Pumpkin Porter, Jacqui's Pink Kimono Hibiscus Rice Lager, Pitta's Potion Barley Wine, Bru R-E-D Belgian-style Dubbel, I Drink Your Milkshake Chocolate Caramel Porter, Nessie's Scottish Ale, and Cirtus X Paradisi Grapefruit IPA - plus more! There will be limited edition t-shirts, giveaways & prizes too. They are extending their patio space for this event - bring your friends. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.
Fort Collins Brewery - This Sunday, October 16th from 11am to 1pm is the FCB Beer Brunch at their Modern Tavern. This brunch will feature their release of their seasonal "Sled God", an Imperial Brown Ale made with hazelnutt cuffee, brown sugar and aged on American oak with hints of vanilla. There will be three courses each featuring a different beer. Cost is $35 per person. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Funkwerks - Have you tried their latest creation "Romeo & Brewliet"? Its a mix of their taproom regulars (Deceit & Raspberry Provincial). The result is a tasty delight. Ask for one on your next visit. Also, look for their new winter seasonal - "Mango King" Imperial Saison Ale brewed with Mango - starting in early November. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - For the fourth time in 5 years, Grimm Brothers' "Little Red Cap" Alt Style Ale has won a medal. This time it was GOLD at the 2016 GABF. They beat out 56 other beers in the German-style Altbier category. Well done! Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - It's almost time for Movember! Join the H&D crew at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant's Agave Room on Monday, October 31st from 5-7pm. They'll debut their H&D BigoteRosado Hibiscus Lemongrass Agave Wheat Ale. If they raise over $1000 in donations that night, they're going to shave TimCo's beard off! They'll have a jar out in the taproom between now and then if you want to pitch in to help ensure the beard goes. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.
Intersect Brewing - Just in time for the Broncos game, Intersect Brewing is doing a new beer release tonight (10/13) of their English Brown Ale. Come watch the game and enjoy a brew or two. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.
Loveland Aleworks - On Friday, October 14th, Loveland Aleworks will release their Coconut Porter. They took a robust porter and packed in loads of chocolate and roasted coconut to make this fall treat. Embrace the dark side of beer and enjoy this one. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - Heading up to Estes Park for the Fall Back Beer Festival on November 5th? Then you might want to stop over afterwards to the brewery for the Fall Back Beer Fest After the Party, After Party from 6pm til close. There'll be even more food, music, fun and of course more beer! Spend the evening in Estes. Located at: 531 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO.
Maxline Brewing - Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 26th for "The Fourth Phase" and Hot Chocolate-Infused Porter. Snowboarding season is upon us! Enjoy Hot Chocolate-Infused Porter while watching Travis Rice undertake a 15,000-mile mission to snowboard the most remote mountains in the world in the film "The Fourth Phase". You can even sit out on their heated outdoor patio and enjoy your brew. Located at: 2724 McClelland Dr #190, Fort Collins, CO.
New Belgium Brewing - Get ready for "Halloween Foolery" on Saturday, October 29th from 8pm to midnight at the brewery. A wicked good gathering oozing with voodoo and villains, new brews and brujas. $10 for your soul to drink, your bones to boogie and your alter-ego to costume-up! Tickets go on sale Friday, October 14th at 9AM. Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.
Snowbank Brewing - Look for Snowbank's Colorado Red and also their Cranknbrew Coffee Pale in bottles in stores around NoCo. Also, Snowbank's 47 1/2 Stout is back on tap with rich notes of roast and a hint of earthy hops. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.
Three Four Beer Company - Next week on Thursday, October 20th starting a 4pm, Three Four Beer Co will tap their latest collaboration beer they did with Troubadour Maltings. It's "SMASH Test #3", a single malt, single hop beer brewed with Centennial hops. The brew is described as having a clean, nutty, lightly toasted flavor, with a hint of honey and floral aromas. Located at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.
Verboten Brewing - Congrats to Verboten Brewing for winning a Bronze medal at the 2016 GABF for their "Little Nonsense" in the Wood and Barrel-aged Strong Stout category. Coming up this Friday, October 15th - it's the return of their Friday Beer Releases. This week will be an Imperial Saison "5 o'clock Rust Red IPA" - aka Brett's wedding beer. Also, they'll tap a gluten-reduced version of Killer Boots. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.
Weld County Breweries
Broken Plow Brewery - Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29th from 7pm to close. That's the date for Broken Plow's "Spooky Brew Halloween Party". Wear your best innovative costume for a chance to win prizes. Plus, they will have a special "Spooky Brew" on tap starting that night. Food will be available outside from the Mad Smoker food truck. Meanwhile, Open Mic Night on Thursdays from 6-9pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.
Echo Brewing Company - Congrats to Echo Brewing for taking home two Gold medals at the 2016 GABF this year. They won top honors for "Kirby" in the Golden or Blonde Ale category and for "Tri-Town Brown" in the English-style Brown Ale (Erie location). Located at: 5969 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO.
High Hops Brewery - This weekend, October 15 & 16, 2016, High Hops Brewery will celebrate their 4th Birthday with a big Birthday Bash celebration spanning 2 days. There will be several special beer releases including: Lady Godiva Belgian-style Quad, El Pollo Loco American-style lager, Barrel-aged Belgian Red Ale, and Buried Alive (habanero buried beneath honey, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Sweet with a little heat. Plus, they'll unveil a specially aged The Noble One Belgian-style Quad that was aged for 4 years. Only 60 bottles of this exist ($20 each - limit 2 per customer). Live music from 3 performers on Saturday 2pm to 9pm and from 2 performers on Sunday 2pm to 6:30pm. Meanwhile, on October 13, they'll tap "Bad Mama Java", a vanilla blonde coffee stout. Next Wednesday, October 19th, their firkin tapping will be "Monster (S)quad", a quadruple. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.
Wiley Roots Brewing Co - On Saturday, October 15th from 1pm to 11pm, join in for the 3rd Annual Yacht Rock Party to celebrate Kyle (the brewer's) birthday! What is a yacht rock party? Yacht Rock celebrates the culture and music that sprung from the sun drenched Miami beaches in the '70s'. Costumes are encouraged. They will bring out Grif: English Strong Ale 2014 from their cellar to mark the occasion. A cigar and beer pairing will take place at 9pm and includes Grif as well as the cigar for $15. Tickets are available at the door. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.
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Brew Fests This Week
- St. Dominic's Oktoberfest - Oct 15 - St Dominic Parish - Denver, CO.
- Grand Coffee Bazaar (and coffee beers) - Oct 15 - Redline Art Gallery - Denver, CO.
- 4th Birthday Bash - Oct 15-16 - High Hops Brewery - Windsor, CO.
- 6th Anniversary Celebration - Oct 14-20 - Big Beaver Brewing - Loveland, CO.
Find all the details of these events in the October 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.
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