Happy Memorial Day Weekend! There are plenty of great beer events happening up and down the front range, and the weather is looking great for patio time. One of my favorite plans involves an active outdoor morning followed by a relaxed afternoon and a few brews!
Friday 25: Another brewery comes to the metro area with the soft open of Burly Brewing Company in Castle Rock.
Friday 25 – Monday 28: Up north, the long weekend lets 4 Noses Brewing Company squeeze in 4 days of 4th anniversary fun including special releases, food, and live music.
Saturday 26: Get your fix of heavy metal and goat (yeah, that sounds weird) at Black Sky Brewery’s 4th Annual Goat Roast. Goat starts at 2:00, bands at 3:30.
Saturday 26: Hop on up to Golden for Mountain Toad Brewing’s five-year anniversary bash with special tappings, food, bands, and beer & ice cream pairing. With the Saturday forecast of 90+ I think they’re on to something with the ice cream!
Saturday 26: Enjoy the sunny weather and join up with WestFax Brewing Company’s Bikes and Breweries circuit. Participants receive $1 off beers while cycling between Westfax, Joyride Brewing Company, Hogshead Brewery, and Seedstock Brewery and upon completion get a free beer to celebrate. The seven-mile loop starts at noon and will involve both path and street riding.
Saturday 26: Odell Brewing Company rolls out over 40 of their beers including pilot-system brews and barrel-aged offerings at their Small Batch Festival in Ft. Collins. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Saturday 26: Celebrate the one year anniversary of Grist Brewing Company’s Grist Lab location in Lone Tree with special beer releases every other hour, a raffle, and prizes.
Sunday 27: Take your last runs for the season and then kick back with brews from over a dozen breweries at Arapahoe Basin’s Festival of the Brewpubs. Having been up last weekend I can say that the snow’s pretty thin and once the afternoon sun gets to work you’ll be ready to call it a day with a bunch of beers and live music.
Sunday 27: The holiday Sunday is a slow one for events but if you fancy a drive and/or sour, head up to Ft. Collins for New Belgium Brewing Company’s 20 Years of Sour Celebration.
Monday 28: Memorial Day brings us Briar Common Brewery’s Summer Crushable Party with the release of four new beers, BBQ, games and prizes.