Big, and not so big, bring home hardware from the All Colorado Beer Festival

Just because GABF has come and gone doesn’t mean that the awards are done being passed out for the year.  There is no set beer festival season and the All Colorado Beer Festival finished up its 7th year just a few weeks ago.  One of Northern Colorado’s newest breweries, Black Bottle Brewery, and one of its most well known, New Belgium, were able to claim top honors at this year’s festival!

Black Bottle Brewery, at 11 months old, brought home a shiny gold medal for its American Red, Ginger.  The beer, described on their draft list as “The beer with no soul”, was entered into the Amber, Red and Brown Ales category and found itself on top after three and half hours of deliberation and judging.  Dark crystal malts present a toasty caramel sweetness in this beer that is then balanced out by its aromatic hops.  And while Ginger is the name there is in fact no ginger involved in this ale whatsoever.  We’re sure this won’t be the last of Black Bottle Brewery’s award winning beers, as they are still new to the brewery scene and picking up steam.

New Belgium, a longtime Fort Collins staple, created another award winning beer with their Rampant Imperial IPA.  This imperial IPA, introduced this past February, pours a beautiful copper color and offers up an intriguing citrus and floral aroma.  Stonefruit and citrus flavors are well balanced through the use of Mosaic, Calypso and Centennial hops and the dry finish from the hop combination keeps you sipping it until it’s all gone.  Congrats to New Belgium on another fine beer.

Keep up the good work!

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride X Outpost Sunsport X Black Bottle Brewery X Coopersmith’s

Outpost Sunsport - Warren Miller ad

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of Warren Miller Entertainment then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch their 64th annual ski and snowboard film, Ticket to Ride, this Friday night!

This Friday, November 8th, is the perfect opportunity to join other ski/snowboard/outdoor fans from all over Northern Colorado while viewing some of the greatest footage caught on camera.  Local outdoor retail shop, Outpost Sunsport, has been hosting this special event for ski and snowboard lovers since 1983!  Its growing popularity now requires two showings (6:30pm and 9:30pm) at the Lincoln Center to try and accommodate all of those wanting to have the Warren Miller experience.  Highly anticipated and always exciting this event often sells out, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

Ticket to Ride takes you on a ride across the globe, capturing footage of world-class athletes pushing the limits in some of the Earth’s most beautiful and sought after destinations.  Making stops in places like Aspen, Montana, Switzerland and others, this film features experts testing their skills as they drop in to their lines from helicopters or even parachutes.  Catching footage in tight spots with extreme drops, this year’s film will once again have you on the edge of your seat, making you want to push your limits further next time you’re out on the slopes.

Outpost Sunsport has teamed up with local breweries, Black Bottle Brewery and Coopersmith’s Pub and Brewing to bring you the chance to enjoy a FREE beer!  Black Bottle Brewery, a local brewery that isn’t even a year old, invites you to bring in your ticket stub between November 8th and November 30th, 2013 to redeem a free BBB beer on the house.  While you’re there, we suggest giving their food menu a chance; their topped artichoke teaser and crab cakes are excellent!

Coopersmith’s, a long-standing staple of downtown Fort Collins, will be passing out a limited number of “Free Beer” cards at the showings.  We suggest showing up early as we all know that ‘the early bird gets the beer.’

Visit Outpost Sunsport to find out more information and buy your tickets to this once a year event!

 

Where:

The Lincoln Center

417 West Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO

When:

Friday, November 8th, 2013 – 6:30pm

Friday, November 8th, 2013 – 9:30pm