This Friday serves up a double dose of city-wide events with the Rockies home opener and First Friday art walks. Numerous breweries and taprooms in the vicinity of Coors Field are putting out special releases or lining up special brews to help fans celebrate the season opener. In the evening you can take in the culture of First Friday art walks along Santa Fe, Tennyson Street or RINO, stopping at numerous breweries in each of those neighborhoods. As far as specific weekend events . . .
Friday 5 – Saturday 6: Just west of downtown, Seedstock Brewery turns the corner on another year with their third anniversary party. They’ll have beer releases, food trucks, and live music both days. Friday also has a bonus comedy show at 6 p.m..
Saturday 6: Get up early and lace up your running shoes for WestFax Brewing Company’s 5k Brewery Run starting at 11 a.m.! The race runs through the 40 West Arts District and ends back at the brewery. Naturally your ticket includes a free beer. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Saturday 6: Be one of the first to try out Lost Friend Brewing Company at their Grand Opening. The Colorado Springs brewery looks set to have nine diverse beers on tap, plus a couple of special tappings throughout the day as well as a food truck.
Sunday 7: For something entirely different and a bit educational, head to Purpose Brewing and Cellars in Ft. Collins for a talk and demonstration by Russ Karasch, a visiting cooper from Squarrel Square Barrels. The event starts at 3 p.m. and although it’s free, please visit the website to sign up to help them plan for the event.