CAC Bocce Event – August 8

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It’s always great to hear about events that benefit a charitable cause! The Child Advocacy Center Bocce Event on Aug. 8 does exactly that. This annual event brings together community members for an afternoon of bocce ball, delicious food and fellowship, all while raising funds for the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center, which aids children and families who have been victimized by child abuse.

Festivities begin at 2 p.m. when teams of four players compete in a friendly game of bocce ball, a low-exertion Italian ball sport. The winning team receives a prize of $500, not to mention bragging rights. Non-players are also welcome and can enjoy live music from Kurt Humann, bid at the silent auction, and of course treat themselves to Italian cuisine provided by Carrabba’s.

The event will be held at the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, 5529 S. Timberline Rd. Participants are encouraged to park at the PVH Harmony Campus on Timberline and Harmony and take a shuttle to the Center due to limited parking. Bocce ball teams (fun team t-shirts are welcome!) must purchase tickets and register online prior to the tournament, but non-playing attendees may purchase tickets at the door.

For more details and any inquiries, please visit http://cacbocceball.com/.

High Country Beverage is a proud supporter of the CAC Bocce Event.

March Madness has begun, get out and catch the games!

Basketball and beer

Tournament time is upon us and TVs will soon be taken over by handfuls of basketball games going on all at once!

Unless you are one of the lucky few who happens to have the dream setup with multiple big screen TVs in one room, this is the perfect opportunity to head out to your favorite sports watching spot. Many local sports bars will be having drink and food specials throughout the two and half weeklong tournament. Now’s a great time to get out, pick the best seat in the house, order a burger with fries, and enjoy a cold one as you watch some of college basketball’s best teams.

If flipping back and forth between channels and the comfort of your own home is more your style, we understand. It doesn’t get much better than kicking back on your own couch with a 6-pack of your favorite beer, just don’t forget that last part, it makes can make a big difference.

Happy March Madness, and best of luck to your team!

Coors Light Coaches Show, Flyaway to the Mountain West Conference giveaway

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March Madness is just around the corner and we are ready to give away a getaway trip to the Mountain West Conference tournament!

High Country Beverage is excited to be giving away a trip for two to the MWC Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.  All you have to do is attend the Coors Light Coaches Show at Lucky Joe’s on Monday, March 2nd, at 6pm in downtown Fort Collins and sign up for a chance to win.

Join Colorado State University basketball coaches, Larry Eustachy and Ryun Williams from 6 to 7pm and hear about the latest and greatest regarding Ram’s basketball, and enter the drawing. You and a guest could WIN airfare, hotel accommodations, and tickets to the tournament games to see the Rams take on their conference foes. This year’s tournament is March 11th-14th at the Thomas & Mack Center, and you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to catch the Rams try to move on to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

So get down to Lucky Joe’s and show your support for the Rams and you could be the lucky winner of the flyaway trip for two!

Flyaway Information:

  • When: Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 6-7pm
  • Where: Lucky Joe’s, Coors Light Coaches Radio Show
  • What: Mountain West Conference Tournament Flyaway Giveaway

Baseball is back and Coors Field has a new look!

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After five months off America’s favorite pastime is back in action, and what better way to celebrate than to kick off Opening Day at Coors Field!

While the Colorado Rockies beloved first baseman Todd Helton has hung up his cleats, there is still plenty to cheer for.  Fan favorites Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Wilin Rosario, will be back in action again for the 2014 season.  And while new acquisition Justin Morneau has a big pair of shoes to fill at first base, he has lots of promise and the head office expects big things from him.  Let’s hope they can put it all together and make it back to the World Series in 2014!

If you are lucky enough to make it to Opening Day at Coors Field this year you’ll be part of the first crowd to experience the new renovations they made to right field during the off season.  Built in 1995, Coors Field is now the 13th oldest Major League Baseball stadium.  The renovation removed some seating from the upper deck in right field, and in their place is what is now known as “Rooftop”.  With a whopping 38,000 square feet, it is the largest rooftop deck in sports and will serve food and ice cold craft beverages at various concessions, eateries, and bars.  The Rooftop will open two hours prior to game time, and anyone with a ticket to that day’s game can access the party deck.

One of the eateries featured on the two tier party deck will be Oskar Blues’, CHUBurger.  We can’t think of anything better than enjoying a day (or night) at a ballpark, taking in panoramic views of the Front Range, and catching a Rockies win. Can you??  So head to Coors Field at some point this season, check out the Rooftop, grab a cold Coors or craft beer, and take it all in.  You won’t regret it!

One of the most scenic ballparks in America just got even better!

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Show us your game face!

HCB - Game Face Contest401pxIn case you’ve been under a rock, or out of the state for a while (which shouldn’t really matter), the Denver Broncos made it to Super Bowl XLVIII!

We here at High Country Beverage can’t wait for February 2nd when the Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey!  Last making the trip to the Super Bowl in 1999, the Broncos look to bring another championship ring to Denver after a 15 year layoff.  Having beat Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers in a close AFC Divisional Championship game, they followed it up with a 10 point victory over the New England Patriots in Denver last Sunday, securing their place in the 2014 Super Bowl.

While the Broncos prepare for the biggest NFL game of the year, the excitement continues to build in the air.  Orange and blue are taking over the state of Colorado, as practically every person, restaurant, and place of business, show their Bronco pride.  That being said, we are sure that many of you are beaming with team spirit and we want to reward you for showing your dedication to the Broncos!

Show us your game face!  Head over to our NoCo Nightlife Facebook page, “Like” us and find the link to the entry application.  Submit a picture showing us your best Denver Broncos game face and you could win a Coors Light leather chair (pictured above).  With a built in cooler that pulls out from under you, you’ll never have to leave your seat to grab another ice cold Coors Light, and surely won’t miss a play (or commercial)!

The lucky winner will be announced January 31st on the NoCo Nightlife Facebook page, so get your entry in sooner than later!  If you’re the winner we will contact you via the email address that you have provided, double check to make sure it’s all correct.  Best of luck to all of our entries!

GO BRONCOS!

Gearing up for the Rocky Mountain Showdown

As Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, it only means one thing, ok maybe it means a few things but either way the Rocky Mountain Showdown is upon us once again!

In years past the debate between participating in the widely popular Tour de Fat put on by New Belgium and attending the biggest football rivalry in Colorado has been a big issue for many.  Well this year they got the scheduling right and you won’t have to pick and choose!  The Rocky Mountain Showdown will be taking place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, September 1st at 4pm.

Both the Colorado State University Rams and the University of Colorado Buffaloes have had this day marked on their calendars since they met last year, when the Rams came out on top with the 22-17 win.  Players, alumni and football fans in general have seen this rivalry go back and forth over the last few years and it’s sure to be a hard fought game again this year.  So, we suggest taking the time to enjoy this in-state rivalry that dates back to 1893 no matter who you’re cheering for.

We know that some of you have been planning your game days plans for weeks if not months now.  Whether it’s getting to the parking lot early to claim your favorite tailgate spot or showing up early at your favorite sports bar to get the best spot in front of the big screen, it’s a great day to share a cold beer with friends (maybe even an enemy).  Beer sure to pack the cooler with plenty of beers for you and your tailgating companions, running out would be a rookie mistake.  Also, many locations will be running game day drink specials all across the state so be sure to ask your server or bartender if you go out!

Don’t forget to plan ahead and have a sober means of transportation if you are partaking in beers and libations.

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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!

20th Anniversary Commemorated with an Ale

As always, the anticipation of Opening Day began many excited days and weeks in advance but this year there was more than just baseball to be excited about.  The Colorado Rockies and Blue Moon Brewery released their 20th Anniversary Ale on Opening Day to commemorate their 20th year of professional baseball in Colorado!

Blue Moon Brewery has been in existence since the 1995 Colorado Rockies season and in fact the very first batch of Blue Moon was created at the brewery located in the right field concourse at Coors Field.  Who knew that it would turn into such a hit!? (Pun intended).  To commemorate the second decade of Colorado Rockies baseball, Blue Moon’s brewmaster, John Legnard, put together the 20th Anniversary Ale for beer and baseball fans alike.  Using Abbey malts and a combination of domestic and import hops, Legnard created this easy drinking Amber Ale.  Perfectly crafted for an afternoon or evening baseball game, this limited release beer surely won’t disappoint.

Prior to the April 5th release, Blue Moon Brewery and the Rockies reached out to fans to help come up with a description.  From March 15th to March 28th fans of legal drinking age were able to submit their own descriptions for a chance to win a private tour of the brewery located in Coors Field with head brewer John Legnard, a commemorative tap handle and two tickets to a home game.  Given a handful of guidelines and a few keywords, this is what the winning contestant came up with…

“Like Cargo’s sweet swing, Blue Moon’s 20th Anniversary brew is uncommonly smooth and easygoing.  It’s a refreshing Amber Ale built with all the right players, home-grown and imported hops and Abbey malt.  Just as 1993 was the exciting start of a love affair with the Rockies, 2013 is the year to enjoy the beginning of a new beer tradition for the ages!”

There’s a catch though, the 20th Anniversary Ale can only be enjoyed while catching a game at the ballpark.  So, next time you’re at a Rockies game be sure to catch this awesome beer at one of the many Blue Moon stands around the park!

St. Patty’s Day Celebration!

This weekend, be sure to wear green, throw on your shamrocks and celebrate St. Patty’s Day with family and friends in downtown Fort Collins!  Whether you’re getting up early to run the Sharin’ O’ the Green 5K Run/Walk or taking the family to watch the Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there is lots of fun to be had this weekend!

Start your Saturday off right, at 8:30 a.m., by signing up for the Sharin’ O’ the Green 5K Run/Walk that will begin and end at Library Park.  Dressing up in your best Irish or green attire is encouraged!  You’ll be helping a good cause too, as all proceeds go toward Partners Mentoring Youth, a local program that pairs youth in need of extra help with adult mentors.  Plus, participants will have a complimentary beer waiting for them at the end of the race!

Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the corner of Walnut and College and travel through the heart of downtown Fort Collins.  CSU’s Temple Grandin is this year’s Grand Marshall and will have the honor of leading the 80 plus floats through the parade route.  Stick around for the Old Town Irish Party that will take place in Old Town Square from 10am to 5pm.  Listen to live Irish music by Gobs O’ Phun, The Commoners and TribU2 while hanging out with your family and friends.  Enjoy a Guinness draft, green beer (if you really want to get in to the spirit!), Irish food, Irish whiskey and even green cotton candy!

Need a better reason to wear green?  CSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Las Vegas to play in the Mountain West Conference tournament that starts this Thursday, so show your support and wear lots of green for them this week!

Lots of downtown businesses will be in the Irish spirit all weekend, so head downtown to enjoy the nice weather and the fun festivities!

Coors Light Six Pack: First ever cold activated skis and snowboards

Coors Light has teamed up with K2 Sports to bring you cold activated skis and snowboards, plus web episodes including some of the world’s best athletes testing them out on the slopes!

Using the cold activation technology and incorporating it on their specially designed products, K2 and Coors Light put together a six pack of skiers and snowboarders to give them a try.  The team, consisting of Andy Mahre, Zach Crist, Shaun McKay, Ryan Schmies, Tim Eddy and Dan Ray, is traveling all over the place to enjoy some of the best terrain around.  Watch the mountains turn blue, just like the cans, on their preferred means of transportation as they take off down the hills, propelling down the side of cliffs and as they ski at night.

Episode one has already been released and the team spent the day heli-skiing in Lake Tahoe.  Other episodes will include a day at White Wolfe and skiing at night.  Be sure to subscribe to the Coors Light YouTube channel to follow the season as it progresses!

Would you like some cold activated gear to add to your collection?  Well, Coors Light and K2 will be giving customers and fans, of legal drinking age, the chance to win some of the sweet gear at local vendors and through social media sites!  Stop by the Coors Light Facebook page as this promotion gets going to find more details on how to enter to win.  Other items to be given away include backpacks, beanies and koozies.

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