America On Tap Beer Festival Is Coming to Colorado!

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One of the premier beer festival producers in the nation, America On Tap, has decided to bring their crew to Fort Collins, CO to have a little bit of fun, and beer of course!

Be lovers, experts, connoisseurs, beginners, and everyone in between, will gather in Washington Park on Saturday, May 2nd. From 2PM to 5PM America On Tap will showcase over 100 different beers from all over the place. Attendees will be able to experience some of America’s finest craft beers from all over the nation, as well as a few specialty imports.

A few local breweries that you should be sure to try are AC Golden, Batch 19, Breckenridge, Black Bottle Brewery, Blue Moon, Boulder Beer, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Prost Brewing Company, and Tommy Knocker. Oh and don’t forget national favorites like Alaskan Brewing, Big Sky, Lagunitas, and Leinenkugel’s. Don’t be shy, branch out and try something that you don’t often see on tap or on store shelves!

Those in attendance will also have the pleasure of taking in live music while sipping away on their tasty beer samples. Don’t worry, you might be thinking that all this beer and dancing to music might make you a bit hungry… They’ll have you covered with some of your favorite local food vendors on site as well.

So kick back, relax, take in the live music while you taste a few beers that you might not get to have all the time, and enjoy the first Saturday in May!

Event details:

  • What: America On Tap Festival
  • When: Saturday, May 2nd 2015
  • Where: Washington Park, 301 Maple Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • How much: $35 ticket includes ~ 3 hours of beer sampling, souvenir sampling glass, and live entertainment

To find out more visit America On Tap!

FoCoMX brings Northern Colorado’s Musical Talents to Fort Collins Favorite Venues

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Musicians and music fans can come together on April 24th & 25th, in the annual event that showcases some of the best local performers all over Fort Collins.

The Northern Colorado music scene continues to grow and the community support is outstanding, which helps keeps this spectacular musical event, which has gained national attention, going year after year. Presented by Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA), FoCoMX offers up over 200+ bands, artists, and DJs from all over Northern Colorado. You’ll most likely find your favorites playing on one of the two days, plus a few new favorites.

In its 7th year, FoCoMX plans to be bigger and better than ever. The event, which takes place on Friday, April 24th & Saturday, April 25th, will be spread out over 20+ different venues across Fort Collins. From larger venues like Aggie Theatre, Avogadro’s Number, and Hodi’s Half Note, and to the not so large, Illegal Pete’s, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, and Tap N Handle, there’s plenty to choose from. A variety of different styles of music will be played at all venues, you’ll have to find the vibe that’s right for you. Or, why not try them all!

You can purchase your two day bracelet for $30 online, at Rock ‘N’ Robin’s @ 804 S. College Ave in Fort Collins, or the day of at the Will Call & Ticket booth outside of Cohere Bandwidth at 256 Linden Street. More details here.

Visit FoCoMX for a full list of artists and venues and begin planning your weekend full of great music!

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GABF Week, a beer lovers dream!

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It’s time again for beer lovers, connoisseurs, and all those that create the tasty beers, to converge on Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival!

The yearly event will commence on October 2nd and run through October 4th.  Attracting thousands of people from all over, this event serves up the largest collection of U.S. beers and holds a private competition.  Breweries from near and far will take over the Colorado Convention Center, pouring their best craft creations during three different tasting sessions across the three-day period.

Featuring over 600 of America’s greatest breweries and over 2,800 different beers to try, GABF is a beer lovers dream come true.  You’ll get to enjoy the big names like Alaskan Brewing Co, Anchor Brewing, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and many more.  Plus, lots of great Colorado craft brewers will be showing up including AC Golden, Black Bottle, Blue Moon Brewing, Boulder Beer, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and tons of your other favorite local brewers.

If you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket to the tasting, don’t worry.  Breweries, beer bars, and liquor stores are all getting in the spirit too, hosting special tappings, releasing rare beers, and fun events.  Breweries from all over the nation will be in town representing their craft and will be looking to share their passion (or beer), so now is the time to get out and check the draft and bottle list as there will be a slew of options that won’t likely be back any time soon.

You can check our online calendar and Facebook pages for lots of great things to do all over Northern Colorado and the Western Slope throughout this amazing week!

FORToberfest, one last summer hoorah!

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On September 19th & 20th, join in on Fort Collins’s newest event that celebrates the closing of another beautiful Colorado summer with bikes, beer and a great music lineup.

The fun begins at 5pm this Friday in Old Town Square, where you can catch Sofie Reed, Better Than Bacon, and headliner, Young Ancients.  Saturday’s music lineup starts up at 11am and is packed full of more local acts playing an assortment of genres on two different stages.   Take in the likes of The Burroughs, Romeo Delight: A Live Tribute to Van Halen, Choice City Seven, and Soul School well in to the evening.

A Fort Collins celebration wouldn’t be complete without including the craft beer and biking worlds, two strong pieces of the surrounding community.  Breweries of all shapes and sizes coexist and flourish in this one of a kind environment, another great reason to celebrate.  Six of the local breweries will be serving up their tasty seasonals for all those of age to enjoy while listening to the musical talent and taking in the bike friendly culture.

We are also fortunate to be surrounded by nine bike manufacturers, 16 bike retailers and a biking culture like no other.  Take this opportunity to join others and ride the town, meet fellow bike enthusiasts, or just bask in the last of the warm weather while listening to some bluegrass.  And starting at 12pm Saturday catch one of the many bike stunt shows that will be taking place all afternoon.

So find your way to downtown Fort Collins this weekend for FORToberfest, as we say our farewell to the heat of summer and welcome in the changing leaves and cooler temperatures!

NewWestFest kicks off in Old Town Fort Collins

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Historic Downtown Fort Collins is set to host some of Colorado’s best live entertainment this weekend at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest!

As 70+ local Colorado bands flood in to town, the community will begin to celebrate the town’s birthday with three days of live music and entertainment starting August 15th at 5pm and run through August 17th at 7pm.  The free all encompassing festival, in its 10th year with the Bohemian Nights music lineup, expects to see over 100,000 people throughout the weekend festivities.

With six music stages, the Dance Showcase Stage and Kids’ World Stage, the yearly annual event provides nonstop entertainment that is fun for all ages. Music genres covering all spectrums including Reggae, Bluegrass, Pop, R&B, and Folk (just to name a few), will feature both up-and-coming artists and well known bands from across the nation.  Over 250 vendor booths will be onsite as well, offering goods, services, information, and of course, great food and beverages.

And a festival isn’t complete without a little food and a cold beer, so come hungry and thirsty to try some of local favorites.  But make sure you leave your alcohol at home.  We will be on site pouring a variety of cold beers for you to cool off with.  Look for us in designated drinking areas and swing by for a cold beer before heading out to listen to your favorite bands!

For many, the mid-August event symbolizes the end of summer and their vacations, and really we can’t think of a better way to close out a spectacular summer!

For more information click here!

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Hours:

  • Friday: 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 7pm

Seven stop brew fest is coming to CO

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tour

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America is making their third stop of the tour in Denver, CO on July 25th!

The stop in Colorado will feature over 100 brewers from the all over the Rocky Mountain region, including Black Bottle Brewery, Blue Moon, Boulder Beer, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and of course, Sierra Nevada.  Over 250 beers will be flowing from festival taps as breweries from Colorado and its surrounding states like Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and more, converge on the Mile High City.

Purchase your tickets to gain entry to Civic Center Park on the evening of July 25th and taste to your heart’s content from 5-10pm.  Grab your commemorative tasting glass as you enter and let the fun begin as you wander through an amazing line up of breweries, all while listening to live music from MarchFourth Marching Band.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to try some of the best local stuff around and the hidden gems from out of state!

For this special tour Sierra Nevada collaborated with 12 different breweries to create the most unique 12-pack out there!  You can sample each of the 12 beers when you attend the festival or find the one-time-only variety pack at your local liquor store while they last.

If you happen to be in Fort Collins on July 24th, or shortly thereafter, you can find ALL 12 collaborations pouring from Black Bottle Brewery’s taps.  They were the only ones in Northern Colorado to receive the variety pack in draft form.  If you can’t make it to the festival or can’t find the Beer Camp Tour variety pack, this is your best chance to try them all!

Cheers!

Burning CAN Beer Fest, a CAN good time!

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Oskar Blues has teamed up with Lyons Outdoor Games and Colorado Brewers Guild again this year to bring you an event filled with CANNED beer and outdoor excitement!

A celebration of craft beer in a CAN, taking place in Bohn Park, just a few blocks away from where it all began years ago for Oskar Blues.  Beautiful Lyons, CO is home this unique celebration of the use of aluminum cans filled with your favorite craft beers.  After being one of the front runners in the craft beer industry with their use of cans, many have followed suit, and Oskar Blues has invited over 40 of their CAN using friends to join them!

On May 31st, Oskar Blues and their brewery friends invite you to join them at Bohn Park for an afternoon filled with outdoor adventure sports and a CANNED beer garden.  The 40+ breweries will be pouring over 150 different delicious canned beer options, with styles varying from pale lagers to thick and creamy stouts.  Get in an hour earlier (3pm-4pm) than the general admission folk with a VIP ticket for $45, or purchase a GA ticket in advance for $30 ($35 the day of) and indulge in CANNED goodness from 4pm-7pm.

Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation plans to donate all proceeds from the event to benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild and the Town of Lyons Parks and Rec department.

Taking in the scenic views of Rocky Mountain National Park, watching adventure athletes perform, and enjoying live music, all while sipping on your favorite canned craft beer.

CAN’t get much better than that!

Click HERE to get your tickets and find out more.

Friday Fest in Greeley is back!

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May 2nd marks the beginning of this year’s Friday Fest fun in Greeley, where you can enjoy live music and entertainment all summer long!

Head to downtown Greeley Friday, May 2nd, and EVERY Friday through September 19th, with your friends and family for some of the best entertainment around.  The 9th Street Plaza will be hosting a variety of musical acts throughout the next few months for both young and old to enjoy.  Bustling with music lovers and those just taking in the beautiful Colorado summer night, you’ll be sure to have a great time!

And in case you don’t already know, Friday Fest is the first and only “GO CUP” entertainment area in Colorado.  This allows patrons of legal drinking age (21 years old with valid ID) to purchase a beverage of their choice from participating establishments and enjoy them in the designated area of the 9th Street Plaza.  All you have to do is enter an establishment, order your drink of choice in the establishments special “GO CUP”, then head out to listen to the music!

Mama Lenny and the Remedy will be kicking off the fun this week, playing a little rhythm and blues to cure your week’s ailments.  You can catch other favorites like Moses Jones Band, The Tropical Coyotes, Funkiphino, and many more, over the next four and half months at no cost to you at all!

High Country Beverage is a proud sponsor of this amazing weekly event!

You can catch the full lineup for 2014 on the Greeley Downtown website or click HERE.

FoCoMX, “The Biggest Little Festival in America”

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Join 200+ bands and artists, and hundreds of music lovers during the 6th Annual FoCoMX event taking place this weekend!

Artists, bands, and DJs from all over Colorado will be taking over 20 of Fort Collins best live music venues on April 25th and 26th.  From the more popular spots like the Aggie Theatre, Avogadro’s Number, and Hodi’s Half Note, to smaller venues like Choice City Butcher & Deli, East Coast, and Mainline, you’ll be able to catch some of Colorado’s biggest and best local performers.  Downtown Fort Collins is the place to be this weekend!

This musical event, known as “The Biggest Little Festival in America”, has something for everyone, with genres varying from Acoustic-Folk and Bluegrass, to Hip Hop and Reggae.  Or maybe you’re looking for something with a bit of brass to it, not to worry, there’s plenty of Blues and Jazz to check out at this year’s FoCoMX.  And for those into the electronic scene that has been taking the music world by storm the last few years, the event has a great line up of DJs playing at a handful of different venues.

The fun begins at 3:30pm on Friday afternoon, continuing through the night with most of the last acts taking the stage at 12:00am.  Music and shows are set to start back up at 1:00pm on Saturday, and again will continue well into the evening.  Purchase your wristbands online ($32.04 w/service fee) or at Rock ‘N’ Robin’s (804 S. College Avenue) to gain access to all venues for the entire weekend of musical entertainment!

Oh, and New Belgium is one of the sponsors, so be sure to support them when imbibing adult beverages!

Click HERE to visit their site for more details.

SoPro Music Festival

In case you haven’t had your fill of concerts and music this summer, the SoPro Music Festival offers you another chance to enjoy some local favorites outside!

Join music and food lovers from all over this Saturday, September 7th, at the southwest corner of College and Prospect to take part in the 4th Annual SoPro Musical Festival.  As the summer heat makes its last efforts to make us miserable, SoPro helps take the heat down a notch with Coin Margs, Rio Margs and Estebans from El Monte Grill and Lounge and their sister restaurant Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

The music and fun starts at 5pm, with opening acts of Better Than Bacon and Lindsey O’Brien Band. These two Rock ‘n’ Roll bands will get things started off and lead the way for headlining act Whitewater Ramble, who are described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”. You won’t want to miss this high energy group of musicians that will have you dancing and singing along all night long!

Your $5 entry fee at the door will go towards Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, a non-profit that aids in the healing and restoration of public lands.  Enjoying awesome Colorado music, margs and food while supporting the beautiful lands around us has a pretty big upside!