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Fort Collins’ Craft Brewery Scene

Fort Collins, Colorado, is home to more than 20 craft breweries, including the fourth-largest brewer in the United States, New Belgium Brewing. Whether you live in Fort Collins or are planning to visit there, breweries are unique places to hang out and experience what “FoCo” has to offer. Fort Collins is so big on craft beer that Colorado State University has a Fermentation Science and Technology major. Crack into our favorite breweries below.

New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing was founded in 1991 in Fort Collins but has since expanded to other cities. This company is known for their prominence with sustainability and social responsibility, making it the fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S. At the Fort Collins location, there is an outdoor seating area with food trucks that elevate your entire experience at New Belgium Brewing. It’s located right in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins at 500 Linden Street. 

Odell Brewing Company

Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins opened in 1994 as their home location. This location has a 125 barrel custom Brewhouse, three fermentation cellars, a full keg, can and bottle lines, and a taproom and beer garden. This fantastic brewery has outdoor patios, food trucks and live music on Wednesdays from 5 pm–7 pm and Sundays from 3 pm–5 pm. You can try their most popular beers and IPAs at 800 East Lincoln Avenue. 

The Jessup Farm Barrel House

The Jessup Farm Barrel House is known for its barrel and blending brewery with specialty oak barrels to create excellent-tasting beers. They have both indoor and outdoor seating options with the opportunity to bring your food into the brewery. With extensive bottle and tap lists, there is something for everyone! You can find The Jessup Farm Barrel House at 1921 Jessup Drive. 

Zwei Brewing

Zwei Brewing was started by two brothers who wanted to make beer with German standards in mind. Check out their specials on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Mondays, it’s the Maß Monday Special from 11 am–10 pm; you get $3 off of your beer, or “bier,” if you buy it in a one-liter Maß. Then, there’s the Tuesday Countdown Special; every Tuesday from 11 am–4 pm, they do a growler & howler fill special. To enjoy these specials and other days at Zwei, visit them at 4612 S. Mason Street, Suite 120. 

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. is a family-owned craft brewery in Fort Collins. Their Tasting Room is up and running, but they also have online ordering and curbside pickup available. Masks are required for everyone inside the brewery, but they are optional outside. This is another brewery that incorporates sustainability throughout their business. You can find Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. at 124 Racquette Drive. 

Funkwerks

Funkwerks originally opened in December 2010 by owners Gordon and Brad. Funkwerks typically specializes in saisons and sours but have been experimenting and now offer more Belgian and American beers, barrel-aged small batches and more specialty brews. Their year-round beers include saisons and sour ales, but you can find other beers on tap; they even do beer to go, too! They are now seating at 100% capacity for both indoor and outdoor seating. They are not taking reservations and are only seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funkwerks is located at 1900 East Lincoln Avenue. 

There is no shortage of breweries in Fort Collins. There is something for everyone at these locations, from saisons, sours, ciders and IPAs to delicious food and atmosphere! So kick back, sip on a refreshingly delicious beer and taste what our beautiful state has to offer.

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Best Summer Events in Northern Colorado

Colorado has a multitude of fun activities and events to enjoy during the summer months. If you’re new to Colorado, you might be wondering, “Where do I even begin?” When in doubt, head north. There are some fantastic and unique occasions happening in northern Colorado that are more than worth the trip. Here are a couple of events we highly recommend attending! 

Fort Collins Peach Festival

Food, drinks and entertainment—what more could you want? This year the annual Peach Festival in Fort Collins is centered around a bluegrass concert with headliner band Head for the Hills. There will be a beer garden in addition to a variety of food vendors, and of course, lots of peaches! You can head to the Holiday Twin Drive-In at 5:00 pm on August 21, 2021, to get a taste of some Colorado fun. Learn more about the lineup, parking and admission at the link above.

Sculpture in the Park

If you’re an art lover, then this event is right up your alley. The annual Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado is the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the United States. From August 6-8, 2021, Benson Sculpture Garden is transformed into a giant outdoor exhibit with over 2,000 pieces to admire created by 160 different artists from around the world. With annual sales of over $1 million, be sure to check out the 37th iteration of this annual show. You can learn more about the history of the event and purchase tickets at the link above.

Whether you prefer a pleasant stroll through the sculpture garden or jamming out to bluegrass while eating a slice of peach pie, you’re sure to have a good time at the summer events northern Colorado has to offer. Hope we’ll see you there! 

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Labor Day Weekend Fun!

ThinkstockPhotos-480806483Labor Day Weekend is one of your last chances to head out and enjoy the warm summer weather before the temperature starts to cool. Here are some fun events in and outside the city limits for you to make the most out of this weekend!

Taste of Colorado – Festival of Mountain and Plain
When: Sept. 4 – 7, 2015
Where: Civic Center Park

This weekend-long food lovers’ delight returns to Civic Center Park over Labor Day weekend! Enjoy carnival rides, 5 stages of live music, unique arts & crafts and food from over 50 of Colorado’s favorite restaurants and food establishments. No matter what kind of food you have a taste for, you’ll find it at the Taste of Colorado.  The food comes in all shapes and sizes, from offering samples to full size portions of specialties and delicacies. Admission is free and food tickets start at $10.

Colorado State Fair 

When: Sept. 4 – 7, 2015
Where: Colorado State Fairgrounds

This event is nonstop entertainment and one of the the largest rodeo’s in the country. Country concerts, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, a parade and arts exhibitions are just a few of the highlights included in this fun filled weekend! The Colorado State Fair is a great place to bring the family and to learn about agriculture and the state of Colorado. Admission costs anywhere from $7 to $10, carnival rides not included.

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants

When: Sept. 3 – 6, 2015
Where: Coors Field

This labor day weekend come cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants in downtown Denver at Coors Field.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Labor Day Experience

When: Sept 4 – 6
Where: Snowmass Village, Aspen

The JAS Experience includes 3 days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 people per day and 3 stages to keep the music going all day. The JAS Village provides shopping, eclectic food and drink vendors, a kids corner and more. General admission tickets for one day cost $75 or $10 for kids. You can buy a 3-day pass for $184.

Labor Day Fireworks

When: Sept. 6, 2015
Where: Elitch Garden’s

This spectacular firework show celebrates the contributions and achievements of the American workers. These fireworks can also be seen from other places in downtown Denver, like from Metropolitan State College of Denver’s campus, or Confluence Park behind REI. The purchase of an admissions ticket to Elitch Gardens gets you into the show for free.

 

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Fall Festivals Around Denver

fall pumpkinsWhile the heat of summer is still very present here in Colorado, it’s never too early to start daydreaming about pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, Halloween costumes or the beauty of the changing leaves. Autumn is full of some of the Mile High City’s greatest (and tastiest) events. Check out these fall festivals that will allow you to enjoy the best the Denver has to offer without breaking your budget.

Festival Italiano
When: Sept 12 – 13, 2015
Where: Belmar Shopping Center, Lakewood

Come celebrate the sights, sounds, flavors and all things Italian at the Festival Italiano at Belmar! Over 70 of the finest Italian wine, food and artisan vendors selling ceramics, baked goods, produce, and herbs will be featured at this festival. Enjoy entertainment such as grape stomping (for kids), a bocee ball tournament, and flag throwers who have been flown in from Italy. The best part is, admission is free!

Oktoberfest
When: Sept. 18 – 20 & 25 – 27
Where: Ballpark Neighborhood, Downtown Denver

The history of Oktoberfest can be traced back to 1810 in Munich, Germany and here in Denver the tradition lives on! This family friendly event commemorates traditional German heritage with mouthwatering sausage, pretzels, bratwurst and authentic German beer.  There will be performances from international dancers and touring groups, as well as an accordion concert. The Denver Oktoberfest attracts over 350,000 people and was rated the best Oktoberfest in America by Maxim Magazine and USA Today.

Cider Days at Lakewood Heritage Center
When: Oct. 1 -2
Where: Lakewood Heritage Center

Fill your cups, jugs or buckets to the brim at this decades-long tradition of celebrating cider. In between sips, enjoy live entertainment, barrel train rides, crafts, bake-offs and hayrides. Press your own cider using apples brought with you or buy them at the event.

Pumpkin Festival
When: Oct. 9 – 11
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Celebrate Fall at the Pumpkin Festival! Find your perfect pumpkin at this massive patch where thousands of pumpkins will be ripe for the picking. Entry includes pumpkin carving demonstrations; hay, pony and barrel train rides; mini maze; jumping pillow; face painting and live music. Adult tickets are $7 and kids are $5.

Boo at the Zoo
When: Oct. 24 – 25 & Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
Where: The Denver Zoo

Discover “spooktacular” Halloween fun at the Denver Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. Enjoy trick-or-treating stations while supporting the Denver Zoo’s mission to provided exceptional care to our resident animals. Space is limited so buy tickets early! Admission cost is $17 for the general public or is included in your membership.