High Country Beverage to Begin Distributing Beer from Fort Collins’ Black Bottle Brewery

On August 1, 2013, High Country Beverage will begin distributing beer from Fort Collins’ local craft brewpub, Black Bottle Brewery.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Black Bottle to responsibly grow their brand and increase the availability for Colorado craft beer lovers. Black Bottle Brewery’s products are very bold and unique and we are excited to add them to our portfolio,” said Steve Nichols, President of High Country Beverage. “Black Bottle Brewery is committed to quality and we will be able to deliver their product on our trucks meaning fewer vehicles on the road.”

Black Bottle Brewery is a local brewery and beer bar that carries a wide selection of Black Bottle Brewery beers as well as a number of guest taps, specialty bottled beers, wines and meads. Black Bottle Brewery also offers small plates and tapas to complement its brews, sourcing food and ingredients locally. Black Bottle Brewery is known for creating world-class, unique, handcrafted ales and lagers that use radical ingredients, brewing styles and techniques.

“BBB is really excited to be teaming up with High Country Beverage.  We are ready to grow our brand with their help.  This is a very positive move for the future of BBB and our community,” said Sean Nook Owner Head Brewer Black Bottle Brewery

Black Bottle Brewery is currently a participating brewery in the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity Community Funded initiative, the House that Beer Built. For more information about Black Bottle Brewery, visit www.blackbottlebrewery.com.

High Country Beverage is an independent Colorado family owned and operated beer distributor known for product quality and outstanding customer service.  They proudly represent over 250 brands of the finest local, craft, domestic, and imported malt beverages from around the world. For more information about High Country Beverage, please call 1-800-462-3615, or visit us online at www.highcountrybeverage.com.

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2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days are Here!

It’s that time of year again, when our neighbors up North host the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days.  This event has been going on for over 100 years and attracts the professions top performers who compete for cash and prizes worth over $1,000,000, not to mention big name bands and lots of great people!

A two week long event, Cheyenne Frontier Days offers plenty of rodeo excitement for all to enjoy.  In fact, 2012 marked the 9th consecutive time it has been honored with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Rodeo of the Year award, dating all the way back to 2004.  Each session includes all nine events, ensuring that each spectator gets to see all the action.  Catch the behind the scenes action on the Behind the Chutes Tour, which offers a look at how the bulls and broncs are rounded up and loaded up into the chutes, finishing off with a walk through the arena.  All rodeos will start at 12:15pm and will include pre-shows that start at 11:30am, so be sure to get there early as to not miss any of the excitement!

Needing a break from the action or maybe you want to do a little dancing?  Well stop by the Buckin’A Saloon!  Open every day from 11am to 12am, you can enjoy live music at 5pm, 7pm and 10pm, beer specials and nightly concert ticket giveaways.

While it may be known mostly for its rodeo action, there’s more than bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping.  If you’ve never been you might not know that there is an art show, pancake breakfasts and a carnival.  The art show will showcase paintings, sculptures and carvings from over 60 of the country’s top western and animal artists.  Join thousands of others at 7am on July 22nd, 24th and 26th for a free pancake breakfast, where you can enjoy fresh flapjacks, ham, milk and coffee at Cheyenne Depot Square.  The Carnival Americana will be on the scene from July 19th through July 28th, offering up the classic carnival rides and games you grew up with.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry will be making stops at Cheyenne Frontier Days to perform.  Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith are just a few of the headliners that are scheduled to perform during the two week event.  Tickets are selling fast and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity so it’s best to get your tickets sooner than later!

With two weeks packed full of events there’s no excuse for you to miss the Daddy of ‘em All!

Check the schedule online for a full list of events, their times and ticket prices.

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Last week to catch the action at The Greeley Stampede!

Join the thousands of spectators and participants that have already been to the 91st Annual Greeley Stampede this year!

Originally started to celebrate and honor the potato farmers in the area back in the in the 1800s, this festival has turned into one that is now internationally known.  Named the Greeley Spud Rodeo in 1922 and then the “Go West with Greeley” Rodeo shortly after that, it wasn’t until 1972 that it became known as The Greeley Independence Stampede.  Attracting upwards of 250,000 people from all over the world, this is truly one of the biggest events to take place in Colorado.

This world class event has something for everyone to enjoy!  With concerts that have already included Josh Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Los Lobos, you can still catch big name country music stars Jerrod Niemann with LoCash Cowboys and Trace Adkins with Chase Rice.  These last two shows will take place on July 5th and 6th, respectively, and music will start at 8 p.m. on both nights.

The PRCA (Professionals Rodeo Cowboys Association) Pro Rodeo and PRCA Xtreme Bulls will be making a stop in Greeley to show off their talents in the arena.  Featuring eight different events like saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding, you’ll be able to see these professionals take on the biggest and baddest in the business.  Listed in the top 25 of professional rodeos, due to its prize money, the action at the Greeley Stampede is sure to impress all who attend.

Taking the kids with?  There are plenty of activities for them to do as well at the Kids Korral and there’s even a petting zoo where they can meet and pet some gentle animals.  Carnival Americana will be there as well, so you can enjoy various rides and games, winning prizes and of course classic carnival food like funnel cake and popcorn! Join in on some heavy hitting and crashing in the 2013 Demolition Derby that’s taking place on July 7th starting at 2 p.m. This event that includes over 100 drivers and multiple heats will sell out so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Get out and enjoy this Independence weekend with friends and family!