The run-up weekend to the July 4th holiday looks pretty quiet for events, but a lot of breweries have special beer releases this weekend if you are so inclined. Or you could go low-stress and relax on a patio somewhere with a cool brew on a hot day.
Friday 29 – Saturday 30: Last Call at Caution Brewing Co.! Caution will close its doors June 30 and in effort to drink down their last supply they will throw a two-day party with giveaways, kill-the-keg contests, and other fun shenanigans.
Saturday 30: The West Side Brewery Bike Loop hits the road again, this month with a patriotic red, white, and blue theme. The official route begins at noon at Westfax Brewing Company and runs through Joyride Brewing Company, Hogshead Brewery, and Seedstock Brewery but realistically you can start any time to do a self-directed tour. Get $1 off a pint at each brewery and a free beer voucher when you complete them all!
Saturday 30: Hopheads rejoice! Renegade Brewing Company starts a new tradition with their first annual Hop Head Festival featuring special beer releases, food, music, games, and other hop-themed activities. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Saturday 30: If you’re already in the neighborhood for Renegade, why not check out Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project’s graduation party for the Craft Beer Summer School? The party starts at 3 p.m. and aside from the proud graduates, Intrepid Sojourner will pour guest taps from all of the participating breweries.
Saturday 30: Up north in Loveland, Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project combines several great ideas with their Beer Bacon Coffee Donuts event from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., although naturally the beer continues all day and beyond!
Fans of Caution Brewing Co. need to head over soon, as the brewery will close at the end of June. Visitors might catch a good deal on their favorite beer, as the brewery will be winding down their stock with beer specials and promotions.
However, the circle of life continues and new startup brewery will take over the space and equipment so stay tuned!
It’s an anniversary-filled weekend with Caution, Cannonball Creek, and Castle Rock Beer Co. all celebrating. However with the upcoming cold and snow I’ve got my eye on Colorado Plus Brew Pub for some true winter warming!
Friday 19th – Saturday 20th: Head out to Lakewood for Caution Brewing Company’s 6th Anniversary Party showcasing their anniversary beer Hold The Door Baltic Porter along with the tapping of some secret experiments. And of course they’ll have the obligatory food trucks and live music.
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st: Stay toasty at Colorado Plus Brew Pub’s Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival, which pretty much says it all. They’ll be tapping a range of imperial porters & stouts for your drinking pleasure.
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st: Head for the hills and celebrate Cannonball Creek Brewing Company’s 5th anniversary with special tappings, music, and food.
Saturday 20th: If south-metro is more your style, head down to Castle Rock for Castle Rock Beer Co.’s 2nd anniversary where you can buy a pint and keep the commemorative glass.
Saturday 20th: In the ongoing Pussy Riot beer series, Makin’ Noise Beer will hold events at five breweries for version 5.0 of the beer. Woods Boss Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company, The Post Brewing Co., and Goldspot Brewing Company will all have tapping celebrations today, with proceeds benefiting a variety of non-profits.
With the Monday holiday it’s a jam-packed weekend of celebrations to usher in the new year and then recover from all that celebrating. Numerous breweries are hosting New Year’s Eve parties as well as New Year’s Day recovery parties so whatever your mood you should be able to find a reason and place to celebrate 2018.
Saturday 30th: New Year’s Eve Eve celebration at Station 26 Brewing Co. with a live band playing songs from musicians who passed away in 2017.
Sunday 31st: Start your festivities early at Avery Brewing Co. with their New Year’s Eve Brunch beginning at 11:00AM and featuring beer flights and a long menu of delectable dishes.
Sunday 31st: If you want to continue on the gourmet food and beer train, head over to Copper Kettle Brewing Company for their annual Beers & Cheers NYE Black-Tie Dinner featuring four courses of beer and food pairing. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Sunday 31st: And finally, if you want to skip the long lines and cover charges at clubs, many of our local craft breweries are having special New Year’s Eve parties featuring special tappings, live music, and other fun. Some of the breweries with festivities are Fiction Beer Company, Beryl’s Beer Co., Ratio Beerworks, and Caution Brewing Co.
Monday 1st: Get right back on the horse with a Hangover Brunch at Ratio Beerworks from noon – 3:00.