Monthly Beer Events

August Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

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Thur., Aug. 2, 12 pm-10 pm: National IPA Day / Trellis Buster Release at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

August 2nd is National IPA Day and we are celebrating with the release of our Double IPA – Trellis Buster!

We’ll be offering happy hour pricing all day on IPA’s – that means $2 off pints! Cans will also be available in 6-packs to go.

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Sat., Aug. 4, 12 pm-11 pm: 5 Year Anniversary Party at Odd13 Brewing

Celebrate 5 years of Odd13 beers with us on Saturday, August 4, 2018! Below are some of the pertinent details, but stay tuned for more.

1) This is a FREE ENTRY event (no ticket required for entry)
2) Releasing 2 beers in 6-packs:
– QDH Codename: Superfan
– Enigma DDH Intergalactic Juice Hunter
3) Releasing the latest solera in bottles:
– Blackberry Sheriff Shane Sherman
3) Several draft only new releases as well as some fun beers from our cellar will be available.
4) There will be 27 active draft lines, and as beers “kick”, we will be tapping more.

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Sat., Aug. 4, 12-5 pm: 25th Anniversary Party at Avery Brewing Company

Celebrate 25 years of Avery with us! We are paying tribute to the hundreds of beers that make Avery, Avery. We’ll have a ton of Avery vintage and core beers, family-friendly fun, good eats, and live music all afternoon!

General Admission Ticket, $40:
-A commemorative glass
-Unlimited Avery beers: 2oz pours of rare, vintage verticals, high ABV, or specialty beers. 8oz pours of select core beers.
-Live music all day from the Hop Pickers, Casino Effect, Legitimate Front, and The Matt Flaherty Band.
-A kids zone (children under 12 are free to enter)
-Food for purchase

Designated Driver Ticket, $10:
-Live music all day from the Hop Pickers, Casino Effect, Legitimate Front, and The Matt Flaherty Band.
-A kids zone (children under 12 are free to enter)
-Food for purchase

Beer list (subject to change): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vVDtgdX2eNcpZfsq6UEGZhgHYRY0Tsx9vGhDiuRUnVU/edit?usp=sharing

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Mon. Aug. 6, 3-6 pm: Let’s Talk Recycling! A Community Outreach Meeting & Zero Waste Event at Great Divide Brewing Co. Event Space (3403 Brighton Blvd.)

Come one, come all! We’re hosting a community outreach meeting for our new recycling program here at Great Divide! After purchasing two baling machines through grant funding from the State of Colorado, we began piloting a community recycling program with local businesses. Our program helps to fill a conspicuous gap in current recycling practices by targeting under-served waste streams.

What are these waste streams? Shrink wrap, polypropylene grain bags, and cardboard

Shrink wrap and polypropylene grain bags complicate the sorting process at the recycling facility, so they aren’t accepted in single stream bins. By isolating these materials and baling them in considerable amounts, we can bypass the sorting process and keep literal TONS of shrink wrap and grain bags out of the landfill. Wahoo! We also collect and bale cardboard in this program. Cardboard is bulky and takes up valuable space in your single stream recycling bin, increasing your costs for pickups.

Participation in our recycling program is free, and we will provide you with individualized data for tracking and marketing purposes.

Come on by Monday, August 6th from 3 – 6 pm to learn about the program, drink delicious beer, and hangout with other folks from the RiNo neighborhood and beyond. Email sustainability@greatdivide.com if you want to bring a +1. The program is intended for businesses in the Denver area (within a 15 mi radius of our Brighton Blvd facility), but we welcome any interested parties to come check out the event.

P.S.

This will be a zero waste event! What’s zero waste? It means we will strive to minimize our waste (including food, beer, containers, and more).
Why zero waste? At Great Divide Brewing Co., we love this planet like we love delicious beer. A LOT! It is home to our weekends in the mountains, our concerts downtown, and everything in between. With your help, we can show gratitude to mother nature by sorting our waste into the proper bins and keeping valuable materials out of the landfill. Please be mindful of signage at the various waste stations around our event space.
What better way to kick off the recycling program than with a zero waste event! May the good beer flow and the good times roll!
Event Schedule:

3 – 4 pm: Arrive, serve beer and snacks.

4 – 5 pm: Presentation about the recycling program, walkaround tour of the recycling process (where you drop off materials, our baling machines, where we store bales, etc.

5 – 6 pm: Hang out, ask follow up questions, more beer and snacks.

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Thur. Aug. 9, 6-10 pm: Save the Ales Beer Festival at Mile High Station

Save the Ales, one of Denver’s most affordable and eco-friendly beer festivals, is back.

Whether it’s in our snowpack, our rivers, or flowing out of our faucets, the water Coloradans rely on every day needs to be conserved and protected. It’s vital to our health, our economy, and many of the recreational activities Colorado is famous for. Remember: no water means no beer!

Raise a glass while helping us raise funds to protect, conserve, and ensure a future with clean water for all Coloradans and the breweries we love.

Don’t miss your chance to try an exclusive fruit-infused Belgian brew, specially brewed by Goldspot Brewing Company, at the event.

Participating beer and cider breweries include:
14er Brewing Company
4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer By Design
Black Shirt Brewing Co
Breckenridge Brewery
Bruz Beers
Call to Arms Brewing Company
Colorado Plus
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Goldspot Brewing Company
Green Mountain Beer Company
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
Joyride Brewing Company
Launch Pad Brewery
Little Machine Beer
Mountain Toad Brewing
New Terrain Brewing Co
Periodic Brewing
Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company
Ratio Beerworks
Renegade Brewing Company
Seedstock Brewery
Strange Craft Beer Company
Talbott’s Cider Company
Trinity Brewing
Westbound & Down Brewing Company
WestFax Brewing Company
Wibby Brewing
Wit’s End Brewing Company
Woods Boss Brewing

Looking for non-alcholic options? We’ll have drinks from:
Happy Leaf Kombucha
Rocky Mountain Soda Company

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Sat., Aug. 11, 12 pm-10 pm: BLOCK PARTY – A Celebration of Community . Craft Beer . Music at Woods Boss Brewing

Woods Boss Brewing is excited to announce Community, Craft Beer, Music; a block party to promote and support local businesses, celebrate the community, and commemorate our one year anniversary. Community, Craft Beer, Music will take place August 11 at the brewery (2210 California St, Denver, CO) in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood.

We are proud and excited to be working with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) on this event. We will be working together this year to sponsor a project and work together to rally volunteers.
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.

Woods Boss Brewing is partnering with local businesses including Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Denver Featuring Escapology, Carbon Cafe & Bar, ILoveKickboxing – Downtown-Denver, CO and ClusterTruck with more to follow.

Celebration of Community, Craft Beer, Music will feature live music from Groove ‘N Motion & The Rocky Mountain Horns, Jubilingo, Indigent Row, and Mile High Brass Band beginning at 1pm.

We will be tapping special beers throughout the day including some from the year-long archives, a variety of small batches from the Sapling Series and some barrel aged releases. The block between 22nd Avenue and Park Avenue on California Street will be transformed into a beer garden with local businesses, craft beers and food options throughout the day.

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Sat., Aug. 11, 11 am-9 pm: Denver Beer Co’s 7th Anniversary Party! at Denver Beer Co

Cheers to 7 great years!

We are stoked to celebrate our 7th Anniversary on Saturday, August 11th starting at 11am and going all day long!

Join us for another year of shutting down the block for a party with beer, some of our favorite food truck friends, live music, games, photo booth fun, and so much more!

Event entrance is completely free and fun for the whole family! Beer will be flowing all day 21+ to drink.

We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with all of you!

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Sat., Aug. 11, 5-9 pm: Hops in the Hangar at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Each year we welcome dozens of the Denver Metro area’s best breweries to our WWII-era hangar for an evening of friends, food and of course, fantastic local beer. Grab tickets to one of Denver’s most unique beer festivals!

Tickets include unlimited beer tastings, a meal, access to games, activities, aircraft cockpits, music and lots more.

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Sat, Aug. 11, 12-4 pm: First Annual Crawfish Boil with Ratio Beerworks at Julep

Crawfish boils are a way of life in the South and it’s gonna get messy! Join us for our 1st Annual Crawfish Boil with Ratio Beerworks! This event is all you can eat and all you can drink. So bring your friends and get ready to dive into to a fun day cracking crawfish and drinking beer!

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Sat, Aug. 11, 2-10 pm: Bierstadt Turns 2 – A Bill Eye Birthday Story at Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Join us as we celebrate the centuries long tradition of drinking large quantities of pale lager. We strongly suggest liters, but you can make your own decisions. We’ll tap some stuff but mostly just drink beer in our parking lot, play giant yard games, and listen to live music courtesy of The Miles Lee Band

Also, a side note of much less importance, we will celebrate co-founder and lager “master”, Bill Eye’s 56th Birthday. Please see his yearbook photo below.

ALL THE FUN STUFF

– Show us how you #lagerhard and win FREE beer for 2 years.
DETAILS TO ENTER: on Facebook or @bierstadtlager on Instagram
– Fässer of Kellerbier
– First 24 people in line get a hour long cellar tasting with our brewers Bill Eye and Ashleigh Carter from 1pm-2pm
– $9 Liters of Helles
– Get a free crowler koozie when you buy a 3-pack of
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– We highly encourage breaking out your best Bill Eye outfit

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Sun., Aug. 12, 11 am-2 pm: 2nd Annual Denver BrunchFest at Civic Center Park

There will be bottomless mimosas and the tastiest of Bloody Marys! Denver’s best restaurants that make up the brunch scene are taking part with a large variety of brunch dishes to sample. Mingle with other brunch lovers while enjoying live entertainment as you soak in the Colorado sunshine at Civic Center Park!

Two ways to experience the ultimate Sunday Funday:

General Admission – Includes bottomless drinks and food sampling from each of our vendors.

The Brunch Club Express Pass – Includes bottomless drinks and food sampling from each of our vendors plus early entry (10:30 am) and an express line at several bars.

Tickets will sell out, the only place to purchase tickets is right here, and don’t worry you won’t see cheaper tickets anywhere, including Groupon or LivingSocial!

Denver BrunchFest is brought to you by Denver Brunch Club and 11 Creative

Restaurant list will be announced closer to the event and released on the Facebook event page.

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Sat., Aug. 12, 11 am-3 pm: Dog Adoption Event at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar (Northglenn)

Some furry friends need your help! You can help by stopping in and drinking the cool, refreshing Husky IPA (Alaskan Brewing Co.) and adopting a doggie! Wouldn’t that be bliss? We will have a handful of doggies that need a home! Drinking Husky IPA will help a great deal as a portion of the sales will go to those that help find homes for dogs like DMK Rehoming.

If you’re not quite ready to commit, just enjoy a refreshing Husky IPA where a portion of sales will go to organizations that help find forever homes for dogs.

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Tue. Aug. 14, 6:30-9 pm: Farmer’s Beer Dinner at The POST at The Post Brewing Co. (Boulder)

Join us for a seasonal beer dinner featuring unique beers from POST brewmaster Nick Tedeschi, expertly paired with farm-fresh dishes from POST Chef Zach Beauchesne.

Enjoy a BREWERY TOUR with Brewmaster Nick, including exclusive participation in wet-hopping a brand new beer!

Fried Chicken Oyster & Caviar
paired with Howdy Beer

Tomatoes Two Ways
fresh tomato salsa, roasted tomato hummus, chicken chicharrones
paired with Summer Teath Summer IPA
Two Ways – Draft & Cask Conditioned

Corn Spaetzle Mac & Cheese
fresh, grilled & fried, mild fontina
paired with Full Circle American Wheat Ale

Slow Roasted Porchetta Carved Table-Side
squash, swiss chard, eggplant, peach panzanella, turnips
paired with Otter Pop Pale Ale

Big Rosie Sourdough Waffles
local caramel ice cream, roasted peach butter
paired with Big Rosie Dry-Hopped Porter

Thank you to our partners at Oxford Gardens Boulder & Isabelle Farm!

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Tue. Aug. 14, 5:45-7 pm: Bootcamp & Beer at ViewHouse (Littleton location)

Calibrate Sports Health and ViewHouse Littleton are teaming up for the perfect work out! Join us on the courtyard at 6pm for a FREE 50 min bootcamp class. After, enjoy a free Sons Of 1858 draft beer with the purchase of any menu item on our rooftop.
All ages welcome.

5:45pm: Meet on the green for check-in & to enter for the change to win a free week of classes at @CalibrateSports!
6pm: 50 minute bootcamp style workout.
6:50pm: Head to the rooftop to enjoy the view and a brew.

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Thur., Aug. 16, 11 am-10 pm: Red Evelyn Release at Black Shirt Brewing Co

Madonna, Bill Evans, Charles Bukowski, Steve Carell…all were born on August 16, but for the Black Shirt family, this auspicious date bring two things to mind: Evelyn Miller’s birthday and Red Evelyn Release Day.

Every summer, we brew our beloved Imperial Red Rye IPA, Red Evelyn, in honor of Grandma Evie, who ran a general store for more than half a century in the small mountain town of Westcliffe, Colorado. Made with copious amounts of rye and wildflower honey, and dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe at five points in the brewing process, Red Evelyn is a bold, complex and bodacious beer, much like Grandma Evie herself. Coming in at just under 10% ABV, it’s a beer that demands respect and leaves a lasting impression. No wonder it’s one of our most popular offerings!

This year we’re packaging Red Evelyn in 16oz four packs, available only in the taproom. Limit one case per person.

SBS MEMBERS: There will be a special preview of Red Evelyn on Wednesday, August 15, beginning at 11 am. Wear your BSB gear and get some of this rare beer before the crowds descend!

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Thur., Aug. 16, 6-9 pm: The House that Beer Built at Parry’s Pizza (Longmont, CO)

Eat pizza. Drink beer. Do good—it’s that easy! Join St. Vrain Habitat at Parry’s Pizza on Aug. 16 for a celebration of our second “House that Beer Built”. Eleven local breweries and businesses have joined together to support the construction of a Habitat home for a local family. You can help by having a beer at Parry’s! Or bid on cool stuff from your favorite breweries in our silent auction. Definitely buy a t-shirt to promote House that Beer Built. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event! Aug. 16, 6-9 pm at Parry’s Pizza in Longmont. Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley (Longmont, CO)

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Fri., Aug. 17-Sat., Aug. 18: 4 Year Anniversary Bash and Outdoor Music Festival at Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company

Mark your calendars, we are throwing a 2 day long party this year to celebrate our 4th anniversary. We will be closing off a portion of our north parking lot both days for food trucks, live music, cornhole, ladderball, beer drinkin’, and general mayhem.
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Friday Aug. 17th: 2pm – 11pm
Saturday Aug. 18th: 12pm – 11pm
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20+ beers available both days including some limited releases such as Beasts of Bourbon, Coconut Bourbon BA RIS, Tequila Sunrise (NEIPA aged in Tequila barrels), PIMMS YO!, Revolver, and Piña Colada Kolsch. We also have a few special new draft only releases planned as well as new packaged beer. Keep an eye out for release details!
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Bring sunscreen and a chair, 21+ after 8pm on both days, we recommend you leave your furry friends at home, service animals welcome.
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Friday Details:
We chose Friday to do a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization that promotes and protects the Colorado brewing industry. A donation of $5 per person is suggested (but not required for entry) for Friday night and Liquid Mechanics Brewing will also be donating $0.50 of every beer sold that day to the organization.

Bands:
3:30pm – 5:00pm The Aristocats Band – Rock/Blues/Funk
6:00pm – 7:30pm Hindsight Classic Rock – Classic Rock Covers
8:30pm – 10:00pm The JV3 – Colorado’s premier 90’s pop-rock cover band, recently named as one of Colorado’s top 10 cover bands by Westword.

Food Truck: Butcher & The Blonde
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Saturday Details:
The level of craziness gets turned up to 11 for our party on Saturday. A free custom 4 year anniversary pint glass and free drink ticket await the first wave of people in line at noon (while supplies last).

Bands:
12:00pm – 2:00pm Brothers Fortune Colorado – Rock/Country
3:00pm – 5:00pm Indigent Row – Celtic Progressive Rock
6:00pm – 8:00pm Ultralowfi – Acoustic Smokerock
9:00pm – 10:00pm Guerrilla Radio – Rage Against the Machine tribute band
10:00pm – 11:00pm Rogue 2 – This high energy power trio end the night on our inside stage.

Food Truck: Burgerchief

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Sat., Aug. 18, 12 pm-11 pm: Lakewood Brewery Collective | Beer Block Party

at WestFax Brewing Company

Here’s your chance to taste beer from all of the Lakewood breweries at one place and time! Join us for this brewery block party with a Lakewood brewery tap takeover at WestFax including Green Mountain Beer Company, Great Frontier Brewing Company, Ironworks Brewery & Pub and LandLocked Ales. We’ll have FREE limited pint glasses for the first 70 attendees, live music by Larry Nix from 6-8P, tons of schwag and beer giveaways all day long from all 5 breweries! Lastly, you get to vote on Lakewood’s BEST BEER, that’s right the people vote and decide on which brewery gets this trophy. So bring your taste buds and get ready for a full day of beer partyin’!

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Sat., Aug. 18, 1-7 pm: Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest at Cottonwood Park in Mancos, CO

Yes it is time to come together at Cottonwood Park for beer, music and community! This event benefits Mancos Valley Resources, the Mt. Lookout Grange and the Painted Turtle. Check the schedule for the bands playing this year. Beer Tents showcase Montezuma County breweries, with Dolores River Brewery, Main Street Brewery, Wild Edge and Mancos Brewing Company. Wine will be provided by Guy Drew Vineyards and cider will be provided by Fenceline Cider.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children 12 & under are free, and we offer a student ticket for $5 for teenagers 13-18. Tickets can be purchased at Mancos Brewery, Zuma Natural Foods and Mancos Liquor in Mancos; Kokopelli Bike & Board and the Pie Maker Bakery in Cortez: Dolores Food Market in Dolores; and Jamies Fine Jewelry Shop in Durango. You can also click on the link under tickets to purchase online!

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Sat, Aug. 18, 1-5 pm: Parker Brewfest 2018 at O’Brien Park in Downtown Parker

Parker’s biggest craft beer festival is back!

Join us on August 18, 2018 for a fun day in the sun at O’Brien Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Parker with your favorite Colorado craft breweries, food trucks, lawn games and live music.

This festival is very popular, so make sure you are ready to buy your tickets immediately!

All tickets are first come, first served. No reservations.

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Sat., Aug. 18, 11 am-11:59 pm: Iron Bird Anniversary Party at Iron Bird Brewing Co.

Come celebrate 4 years of beer with us at Iron Bird.
We’ll have bar games, give-aways, and food/drink specials all day long! Of course we’ll be slinging pizzas, your draft favorites and have some beer on cask.
Please join us for this special day! It’s going to be a blast.

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Sat., Aug. 18, 4-7 pm: Barks & Brews at Outlets at Castle Rock

‘Barks & Brews’ will be held in the courtyard between H&M and Polo Ralph Lauren and will feature an assortment of food and beverage offerings including local food trucks and craft beers. All afternoon, shoppers will be able to chow down on delicious offerings from Philly on the Go, Stokd Pizza, Uncle Tapas, and Kona Ice. Lagunitas Brewing Company and 38 State Brewing will be serving up selections of their finest brews for a $5 donation to Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. Those under 21 can still enjoy a variety of live entertainment, including music and face painting.

The first 50 canine attendees will also be pampered with complimentary treats and will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest for the chance at a Grand Prize.

A highlight of the day, the ‘Take A Bow Wow’ Fashion Show, will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will showcase more than 10 different puppies and kittens strutting their stuff alongside an Outlets at Castle Rock model wearing fashions from on-site brands. Each animal walking in the fashion show will be available for on-site adoption and is named after the retail store that produced their outfit; for example, ‘Tommy’ the puppy will be walking with the Tommy Hilfiger-adorned model, kitten siblings ‘Ann’ and ‘Taylor’ will be walking with the Ann Taylor-adorned model and more.

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Sat., Aug. 18, 4-9 pm: Pranom Pop-Up: Thai Street Food at Call to Arms Brewing Company

Who loves Thai food?!?! Or really the question is, who doesn’t? Well get ready for some real deal, crazy-can’t-get-enough, cooked-to-order right in front of your face Thai street food! We are so lucky and excited to announce that we will be hosting Dream Kasestatad, formerly of Los Angeles, and now Austin based traveling Thai street-food pop-up, Pranom Pop-Up on Saturday, August 18th from 4pm – 9pm or til sold out!

Guests will order directly with Chef Dream and then get the chance to see him in action as he freshly prepares each dish. Dishes do tend to sell out, so you might want to arrive early. The pop-up menus are always rotating, so to find out menu information, check back in with this FB event a day or two in advance, or check out Dream’s Instagram page @pranompopup. There will always be a vegetarian option, and dishes will range from $11 – $12 per order (cash or card).

My only advice?…get . here . early.

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Sun., Aug. 19, Dog Adoption Event at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar (Highlands Ranch)

Some furry friends need your help! You can help by stopping in and drinking the cool, refreshing Husky IPA (Alaskan Brewing Co.) and adopting a doggie! Wouldn’t that be bliss? We will have a handful of doggies that need a home! Drinking Husky IPA will help a great deal as a portion of the sales will go to those that help find homes for dogs like DMK Rehoming.

If you’re not quite ready to commit, just enjoy a refreshing Husky IPA where a portion of sales will go to organizations that help find forever homes for dogs.

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Sun., Aug. 19, 6-10 pm: Bikes, Brews & Blockbusters at Holiday Twin Drive-In

Holiday Twin Drive-In and FoCo Cafe are joining forces to bring you Fort Collins’ first annual Bikes, Brews, & Blockbusters! This bike in film festival includes live music, a beer garden, food trucks, and independent films from local artists while benefitting FoCo Cafe.
Tickets include:
Ten 4oz. beers from our participating breweries:
Odell Brewing Co
Funkwerks
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Black Bottle Brewery
Maxline Brewing
Gilded Goat Brewing Company
Intersect Brewing
McClellan’s Brewing Company
Snowbank Brewing
Prost Brewing Fort Collins
Live Music 6PM-8PM by:
Blind Alley Troubadours
Crispy Watkins and the Crack Willows
A Brother’s Fountain
Independent Films Featuring Local Artists 8PM-10PM
The festival will also feature:
Three Food Trucks:
Austin Taco
The Waffle Lab
The Rollin’ Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria Food Truck
Nurtured Spirits Henna
Live Painting and artwork by Mike McPuff
Turtle Mountain Fermentery
Cranked Up Coffee
Yard Games and Prize Drawings
We encourage guests to ride their bikes or utilize Uber or Lyft. Vehicle parking will be provided. Please bring a camp chair to sit on as films will be viewed in the lot!
Event check-in begins at 5:30PM. Please bring proof of ticket purchase and a valid ID.
Must be 21+ to enjoy beverages.
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Tue., Aug. 21, 5-7 pm: Half-Dozen Donut Pairing at Bonfire Brewing

Do you know what’s better than beer? Donuts and beer! We’ve teamed up with Hotbox RiNo to bring you a half-dozen flight and donut pairing that is going to KNOCK. YOUR. SOCKS. OFF.

Join us on August 21, 2018 from 5-7pm to experience this one-of-a-kind sampling. Each flight is $15 and includes beer and donuts.

Stay tuned for the list of beer and donut combos!

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Thur., Aug. 23, 5-10 pm: Beers + Banned Books: Cuckoo’s Nest at Renegade Brewing Company

Fried Chicken or Beer? As Joey Tribbiani would say, “Put your hands together…”

Our next Beers + Banned Books event features One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

We’re feeling a little crazy ourselves so we have decided to pair the book with a FRIED. CHICKEN. BEER. Like the Colonel, we’re working on our secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices to put in the brew now but we’re confident we’ll make a beer would even make Nurse Ratched happy.

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Fri., Aug. 24, 8-11 pm: New Kids on the Block Festival 2018 at The Lobby

Since 2013, every year we have celebrated Colorado breweries under 2 years old with this annual festival. Now, with our 6th year, we are bringing some exciting changes! Not only will be we highlighting new breweries, but distilleries and eateries as well! We’re also expanding into the walled courtyard area outside of The Lobby to create a space for more guests, more things to taste and more fun!

The highlights this year include…
– Cocktail demonstrations & tastings on the lower-level bar by each of our distillery partners
– Live music by local rock/Americana band Morsel
– Unlimited tastes from local breweries, distilleries and restaurants all under 2 years old
– Tastes until their gone from Breweries of New Kids Past – 5 NKOTB veterans featured on the main tap wall
– A subtle 80’s theme, to carry on tradition
– Maybe a little friendly people’s choice competition…
– Photography by Dustin Hall with The Brewtography Project
– Lawn games in the courtyard, and more!

This year we are also featuring the Emily Griffith School of Technology’s Culinary Quick Start program as our charitable partner. The Culinary Quick Start program helps students gain culinary experience through an intensive training program that ends in a job fair with local restaurants. Denver’s booming restaurant scene has been one of the most exciting and fastest growing in the country, creating a serious need for skilled employees, and The Culinary Quick Start program is addressing that need FOR FREE!

2018 New Kids Lineup includes…

Alternation Brewing Company
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Banded Oak Brewing Company
Woods Boss Brewing
14er Brewing Company
Primitive Beer
Burns Family Artisan Ales
Bruz Beers
New Image Brewing Company
Outer Range Brewing Co.
The Family Jones
The Block Distilling Co.
Denver Distillery
Brewed Food
The Lobby
Culinary Quick Start
Marios Ocean Club
The Whiskey Biscuit

Also joining us in the spirit of New Kids Past…

Resolute Brewing Company
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
TRVE Brewing
Loveland Aleworks
Living The Dream Brewing Co.

AND our friends over at IndiCard and Denver Joyrides will be there to let you know about other sweet perks around town and how to enjoy them in style!

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Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30-11:30 pm: Culinary Hurly Burly To Benefit Can’d Aid at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver

The great Culinary Hurly Burly is upon us!

Prepare yourself for five mouth-watering culinary creations from five renowned chefs: Bruce Kalman, Duff Goldman, Carrie Baird, Brother Luck and Jason Rogers. This interactive gastronomic kerfuffle will have guests moving from station to station, talking to chefs while enjoying perfectly paired Oskar Blues Brewery beers and wines from The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

After dinner, the party continues downstairs at Oskar Blues Black Buzzard (named one of Denver’s Top New Music Venues by Denver Westword) with music from Duff and Bruce’s own cover band Foie Grock!

All proceeds benefit CAN’d Aid Foundation’s people-powered do-goodery efforts in Denver. Tickets are extremely limited, secure your space today.

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Sat., Aug. 25, 4-10 pm: Castle Rock Brew Fest Under The Stars at 1381 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock

Join us at our 2nd annual Castle Rock Brew Fest Under the Stars as we taste some amazing local craft brews & local food! Your ticket will include samplings from lots of CO Craft breweries, Live music in the awesome amphitheater by three bands, & Hors d’oeuvres from local chefs! All of this while under the stars, around a beautiful pond, & the crackling of fire at the stunning Millhouse in Castle Rock!
By attending this event you are supporting the Can’dAid Foundation, and raising funds to buy instruments for our local schools! Bring your friends and let’s see how many instruments we can donate!

Each year we hold our “Deviation Decision” where the attendees get to vote on their favorite Deviation Brew, and the winning brewery gets to proudly display the trophy all year! Last year’s winner was 105 West Brewing Company…can they pull off a 3rd year win? It’s in your hands, cheers!

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Sat., Aug. 25, 11 am-11 pm: Resolute Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party at Resolute Brewing Company

We are entering the Terrific Two’s and want to commemorate the occasion with one banger of a party! With your help, we’re planning to completely take over the overflow lot next to the brewery and fill it with music, food from Ol’ Skool Que, unique vendors, insanely fun activities and beer stations: all the things needed for a party you won’t forget!

Tasty tunes by (times TBA):
Tyler Stanfield Music 12-1pm
Davey Bartlett 1:15-2:15pm
Indigent Row 2:40-4pm
Deliciosa 4:20-5:50pm
Near Dusk 6:10-7:45pm

The One And Only Jon Ham – On the Patio – 7:45-9pm

Vendors include:
Craft Alley
Cream City Market
Shirts On Tap
Morgan Handmade Rations
Shaklee Corporation
The Rebels Project/Phoenix999
Brewery Boot Camp
Emma Paints Colorado
Yoga Pod DTC
(more TBA)

We’ll update with more information on just who will be jamming, who’s goods will be repping, and what food you’ll be chowing as the time draws near.

All week leading up to the big party, we’ll be tapping our Resolute employee small batch beers to get everyone primed for the main event! You can also pre-purchase beer tokens, swag, anniversary beers and even an amazing brewing experience this year through our pre-sale link or at the brewery. Get your goods, skip the line and let the celebration begin immediately!

All week leading up to the Second Anniversary Party, RESOLUTE will be releasing special employee small batch beers:

Monday, August 20

All Cracked Up: A pale ale with whole peppercorns.
Ephemeral, Ineffable: English-style blonde ale with 303 Coffee.

Tuesday, August 21

Arnold Palmer Pale Ale: A pale ale with lemondrop hops, tea and fresh lemon zest.
Call Me Old Fashioned Red IPA: A red IPA reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, with a bit more bitterness.

Wednesday, August 22

Sour IPA with Pineapple: A sour ale with bitterness in the aroma and finished off with fresh pineapple.
Pepper IPA: A bold IPA with additions of chili spice and Serrano peppers.

Thursday, August 23

Mint Julep Trifecta: A high ABV golden ale with the addition of fresh mint and lemon zest, oak-aged with whiskey barrel wood chips.
Margarita Gose: A salty, refreshing gose with the addition of tequila barrel chips, lime zest and coriander.

Friday, August 24

The Basted Egg, Denver’s favorite breakfast food truck, will be onsite from 3-9 p.m. for a Breakfast for Dinner Party, paired with the following breakfast stouts. You’re welcome.

Logey’s Sippin’ Syrup: A breakfast stout made with fresh maple syrup.
Yeah… FRENCH TOAST!: Another breakfast stout with cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered sugar.

Saturday, August 25

Alongside the 2018 Anniversary Ale bomber release, RESOLUTE will be tapping the following beers during the Second Anniversary Party:

Make Or Break Your Day Red: A higher ABV red ale with a secret ingredient… GLITTER.
Honey Smacks Malt Liquor: That sugary breakfast cereal that mom never let you buy – RESOLUTE added Honey Smacks to a malt liquor for a high ABV beverage we wish we could serve in a brown paper bag.

Sunday, August 26

Because the party’s not over yet:

HI-C-IPA: This milkshake IPA has fresh Valencia orange zest and will make you think you’re drinking an alcoholic juice box.

This year, guests can pre-purchase tokens that can be exchanged for beers during the Anniversary Party and a variety of package options, including: a single 2018 Anniversary Ale bomber package, complete with beer tokens ($34); a vertical bomber package, featuring a cellared 2017 Anniversary Ale and a 2018 Anniversary Ale ($45); a bomber and swag pack ($74); and the Ultimate Anniversary Experience, including an exclusive brew day with RESOLUTE’s head brewer, Justin Burnsed, and more, for $750 (only two available). Bombers of the Anniversary Ale and token packages can be pre-ordered online HERE.

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Sat., Aug. 25, 12-5 pm: Tour de Fat 2018 Denver at Sculpture Park

This summer, New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat, a traveling beer, music and bicycle festival, celebrates its 19th season offering a one-of-a-kind way to raise money for local non-profits, celebrate self-propelled two wheel travel, dress up in costume and be highly entertained by our touring band of ensemble comedians and world-class headlining musical talent.

Grab your tickets to see Jamestown Revival at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat Denver at Sculpture Park and join us in benefitting Bike Denver and the Denver Cruiser Ride!

All ticket sales are final.

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Sat., Aug. 25, 12 pm-10 pm: Snowbank 4 Year Anniversary Party! at Snowbank Brewing

Details TBD – Beer releases and other fun events!

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Wed., Aug. 29, 5-10 pm: Third Anniversary Party! at Rock Cut Brewing Company

Celebrate our third anniversary with us! We are so grateful to all of you who have made our first three years such a success. Stay tuned to this event page for additional details about food, music, and of course, specialty beers! Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, August 29!

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Wed., Aug. 29, 7-10 pm: 2018 Chef and Brew Festival at EXDO Event Center

It’s back and better than ever! The SEVENTH Annual Chef n Brew Festival is coming to the Exdo Event Center on Wednesday, August 29.

The Chef and Brew Festival promotes the notion that that local craft beer is an ideal pairing for chef-driven food. Chef and Brew will bring together over 20 of Denver’s best chefs and craft brewers in a competition to create the ultimate beer and food pairing. Guests will have the opportunity to taste unlimited samples of all of the dishes and all the beer and vote for their favorites. Judges awards will be given for: Best Dish, Best Beer and Best Pairing, and the Grand Prize will be selected by the attending guests. A portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to Project Angel Heart.

September Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

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Sat., Sep. 1, 12-4 pm: Pints in the Park at Community Park in Louisville

It’s our 5th year!!! Saturday, September 1st make sure you will be attending Louisville’s Original Brewfest, Pints in the Park being held at Community Park!

We will have many local breweries giving out sample tastes of their delicious beer!

Entry fee of $25 gets you unlimited sample tastes of the beer and a Souvenir Glass!
$30 at the door.

Don’t want to drink? Designated Drivers are free! Just go online and get a DD ticket for entry!

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Thur., Sep. 6-Sat., Sep. 8: WanderFest 2nd Anniversary Party at  New Terrain Brewing Co

Come wander with us over several days of special beer releases, top notch tunes by beat-defying bands, good vibes & happy times at our 2nd Annual WanderFest! Join us as we celebrate the last 365 days of beer adventures, epic journeys & Colorado sunsets together. We’re stoked for the plethora of fun up our sleeves, so keep an eye our for more announcements coming soon!

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Fri., Sep. 7, 5-10 pm: Tivoli Brewing Co. 3 Year Anniversary at Tivoli Brewing Co

We are kicking off Oktoberfest with our 3 Year Anniversary Party! FREE Admission with LIVE Music from Brothers of Brass, What About Jim, and HomeSlice Band
Purchase **VIP tickets** for automatic raffle entry and unlimited tasters of #Tivolibeer!
Get into the theme with an Oktoberfest Costume Competition and Stein Holding Contest!
Late evening happenings include a Gelande Quaffing Tournament and Raffles!
German Food Fare provided by Little Reds Kitchen.

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Sat., Sep. 8, 11 am-11 pm: Docktoberfest Celebration at Dry Dock Brewing Company

Raise a stein, fill your Maß, our favorite time of year is here, Oktoberfest!

Join us for a day of food, music (Polka Folka), and beer as we tap our special Docktoberfest Lager alongside some of our classic German-Style beers!
How much beer can you hold in 1L steins? Join our stein holding competition beginning at 3pm. (German-themed attire strongly encouraged).

Taplist
-Docktoberfest (German-Style Märzen Lager)
-Pilsner (2016 World Beer Cup Silver – German-Style Pilsener
-Helles (2016 GABF Silver – Munich-Style Helles)
-Wheat Beer (2011 GABF Gold – South German-Style Hefeweizen)
-Doppelbock

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Sat., Sep. 8, 4-8 pm: 10th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest at Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins

Come out and celebrating a DECADE of canines and craft brews! Doors open at 4pm for VIP and 5pm for general admission ticket holders. Join us for unlimited tasting, hob-knobbing and high levels of jocularity while Drinking a Beer to Save a Dog!

Need accommodations in Ft. Collins after the festival? Check out The Elizabeth Brewery Package at The Elizabeth Hotel. 

  • Accommodations in one of The Elizabeth Hotel’s guestrooms or suites, each with an in-room record player and records
  • Welcome beers in room upon arrival and on ice
  • An exclusive Elizabeth growler to fill with guest’s favorite beer from the myriad of nearby breweries.

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Sat., Sep. 8, 4-9 pm:  23rd Anniversary Party at Ska Brewing

Big D and the Kids Table & The Doped Up Dollies perform at SKA Brewing’s 23rd Anniversary Party.

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Fri., Sep. 14, 5 pm-11 pm: The Hunt for Red Oktoberfest at Comrade Brewing Company

Oktoberfest returns to Comrade Brewing!
Bring your traditional German glassware and we will fill it with our Oktoberfest lager!

Wing Wagon Grill will be serving up grilled Whole Foods Sausage soaked in Comrade Oktoberfest beer. You don’t want to miss this party!

Traditional Oktoberfest attire encouraged.

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Fri., Sep. 14, 6-9 pm: Backyard Beats & Brews at ViewHouse (Ballpark)

Calling all music and beer lovers… Join ViewHouse Ballpark for our monthly Friday night Backyard Beats & Brews! Enjoy music from your favorite local bands & DJs, free beer tasting from local beer brands, giant pong tournaments with prizes, & food from your favorite local bar from 6-9pm. Register for our event to receive 1 free beer & swag from the week’s local brewery.

September’s event is on Friday the 14th: Ninety Percent 90s + Denver Beer Co

The fun doesn’t stop at dancing & drinking. We will be hosting giant pong tournaments each week.
– 1st place prize receives $100 ViewHouse gift card
– 2nd place $50 ViewHouse gift card.
Signup your team of 2 in advance by emailing your team name, cell, and date interested to julia@viewhouse.com. Walk-in’s welcome.

21+ | 1 Free beer with registered pre-signup only | For game rules, terms & conditions: www.viewhouse.com/terms-and-conditions/

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Fri., Sep. 14-Sat., Sep. 15: Mountain Sun 25th Anniversary – Colorado Kind Festival at Planet Bluegrass

A 2-day music and camping festival to celebrate Mountain Sun’s 25th Anniversary on Planet Bluegrass in beautiful Lyons, Colorado!

Friday, 9/14:
The Motet
The Mountain Sun All-Stars (Members of The String Cheese Incident & Very Special Friends)

Saturday, 9/15:
The String Cheese Incident (two sets!)
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Drunken Hearts

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Sat., Sep. 15, 1-8 pm: 6th Anniversary Party! at Wild Woods Brewery

Save the date to celebrate our 6th Anniversary!
• Special Anniversary beer release
• Commemorative glassware
• New and cellar beer releases
• Live music: Dayton Stone and the Undertones
• Fresh food from Zeal Food Trick
It’s gonna be a party! More details to come!

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Sat., Sep. 15, 12 pm-10 pm: Denver – DRiNk RiNo Oktoberfest at Rackhouse Pub

DRiNk RiNo presents everybody’s favorite excuse to drink beer, Oktoberfest!

Strap on your lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time to bring Munich to RiNo. Oktoberfest is NOT a bier tasting event, it’s a bier drinking event! So bring your thirst and join the breweries, cideries, and wineries of DRiNk RiNo as we serve up our best Oktoberfest and fall seasonal offerings. What else? Classic German style fare and plenty of live music and games!

Ticket includes a 0,5 litre mug and 1 litre of beer!

Do you have any idea how great you would look in lederhosen?

DRiNk RiNo Members:
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Odell Brewing RiNo Brewhouse
Mockery Brewing
Our Mutual Friend Brewery
Ratio Beerworks
Black Shirt Brewing Co
C Squared Ciders
Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events
The Infinite Monkey Theorem
The Block Distilling Co.
Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Stem Ciders

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Sat., Sep. 15, 12 pm-11:59 pm: Gratitude 2018 at Our Mutual Friend

It’s time for Gratitude! A celebration of friendship and the beer made possible by it.

Every year (the Saturday before GABF) we take the opportunity to celebrate you! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our customers, friends, family, and countless people in the craft beer industry.

Over 30 beers on tap! Gratitude Five bottle release! A Photo Booth! Food trucks! Merch Giveaways! NO TICKET REQUIRED!

Tentative (as of 7/16/18) Bottle list:
– Gratitude Five Peach Brett Beer – 500ml
– Little Maker Cherry Sour – 500ml
– OY Graf Ale (Collab w/ Stem Ciders) – 750ml
– Pageantry Lemon Verbena Saison (Collab w/ ABW) – 750ml
– Weirding Way Foeder Brett Saison – 750ml
– Future Imperfect Sour blend – 500ml
– Esprit De Corpse Blend 1 (Collab w/ TRVE) – 500ml
– Esprit De Corpse Blend 2 (Collab w/ TRVE) – 375ml

Tentative (as of 7/16/18) Taplist:
– Gratitude Five Peach Brett
– Little Maker Cherry Sour
– Inner Light Mosaic Pale Ale
– Time’s Arrow IPA
– Festbier
– Neon Nail NE IPA
– Dad’s Brown Ale
– Novo Coffee Stout
– 100% Colorado Pale Ale
– Double Dang Double IPA
– Wicket Belgian-style Wit
– Gelber Rauch
– Sur Framboise
– Cherry Gose
– Riot of Color Mango Lime Berliner Weiss
– Sussudio West Coast IPA
– Love Is Helles
– Proletariat Session Ale
– The Fizz Keller Pils
– Absolute Magnitude 100% CO Imperial Stout
– Canela Mundo Horchata Imperial Stout
– 2017 Fixed Blade Laws Whiskey House Rye BA Barleywine
– Saison Trystero
– Weirding Way Foeder Brett Saison
– OY Graf Ale (Collab w/ Stem Ciders)
– Broken Time Blackberry Brett Beer (Collab w/ Spangalang Brewery)
– Espirit de corpse Blend 1 (Collab w/ TRVE Brewing)
– Future Imperfect Sour (Collab w/ Inland Island & Good Bugs)
– Pageantry Lemon Verbena Saison (Collab w/ Austin Beerworks)
– Baraka Barrel Ferment Saison (Collab w/ Fort George Brewery)
– Globehead 100% CO Saison (Collab w/ Mumford Brewing)

More info to come!

Visit www.Gratitude2018.com for pre-sale discounted merch and beer packages!

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Sat., Sep. 22, 12 pm-11 pm: We are Turning 2 at SomePlace Else Brewery

2 years and counting!! Come celebrate with us.

Beer Olympics
Door Prizes
Corner of Gourmet Food Truck
Drink Specials all day long
New MERCH

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Sat., Sep. 29, 11 am-10 pm: Hop Zombie Day! at Lone Tree Brewing Company

Alert…Alert…The Hop Zombies are coming….

Every year, for one day only, we unleash the hop zombies!

Join us Sept. 29th for a bottle/draft release of our most anticipated beer of the year-A deliciously hopped, Imperial Red IPA. Weighing in at 9%ABV and 80 IBUs, this beer is certain to raise the dead.

This beer Won the Silver Medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival so we couldn’t wait for this years batch to be brewed and released!

What to expect:
Zombie Day is always a party! Live music, photo booth, & delicious beer poured by un-dead bartenders.

22oz Hop Zombie Bombers will be available to purchase individually or by the case*. Supplies are limited, though- this beer is only available one day a year. There will be a very limited amount of special glassware and custom t-shirt to purchase the day of the event.

Each year there are a handful of devoted souls who arrive in the wee hours of the morning to guarantee themselves all the goodies. Baja Berto’s Beachside Burritos will be around early to serve breakfast burritos and will stick around for lunch & dinner.

First TEN people in line will go home with a free limited edition zombie glass! We’ll also be serving up a complementary beermosa or bloody beer to any soul that arrives before we open.

Tunes provided by : Ted Loughry / Guitarist Singer

*Earn a chance to win one of six amazing prizes with six bottles purchased!

RSVP to stay up to date on all the upcoming details!

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Sat., Sep. 29, 1-9 pm: Castle Rock Oktoberfest 2018 in downtown Castle Rock

FREE admission, beer token pre-sale starts at 9am

STREET CLOSURES: Wilcox St will be closed between 3rd and 5th streets, 4th Street between Perry and Jerry Streets, Jerry Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

PARKING: Parking is available at the Douglas County parking garage located at 3rd and Jerry Street, on the southwest corner of the event venue. Also, there is parking on Elbert Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, one block west of the event.

TROLLEY: The trolley will be providing FREE shuttle service. More information to come.

VOLUNTEERS: We always need volunteers! For volunteer opportunities contact Kristen at kristen@downtowncastlerock.com or click here to secure your spot now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eaca62da2f58-oktoberfest

If you are a registered volunteer with questions, you may contact us at 303-688-7488.

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