There are some exciting beer events happening this week that aren’t your usual brewery beer event. A lot of these seem really exciting to me so I thought I’d give them a little extra attention here:
|SotS brewing beer. This image came from their blog.|
This event I believe to be the highlight of all the events this week. A couple weeks ago our friends, the Sisterhood of the Suds, headed up to Colorado Mountain Brewery to participate in Brewer’s Whimsey. With the brewer, Andy Bradley, they got their brew on and made a special beer. How cool is that? Some local beer drinkers now have their own beer on tap at a local brewery. Pretty bad-ass if you ask me. I imagine the beer will only last one night, so the 28th is probably your only chance to try it. They brewed an American Pale Ale with Centennial and Simcoe hops. They have more information on their experience brewing with Andy on their website. Colorado Mountain Brewery is at 11202 Rampart Hills view, Colorado Springs.
This is an event that is organized by the Fine Art Center in Colorado Springs to celebrate their 75th Anniversary. Typically a venue with wine tastings and jazz music, on this night they will be serving local whiskey and beer and they’ll have Grass It Up playing some good bluegrass for the crowds. With entry, you’ll receive free samples of Double Diamond Whiskey and Wine Barrel-Aged Rum from downslope distilling and the beers will be from Bristol. For food they’ll have three awesome sounding brats including campfire wild game chili made with bison, wild boar, and elk sausage. The party should be good, last year 425 people showed up. Tickets are $15 for FAC Members; $20 for non-members. Wear a big-ass belt buckle and get a five dollar discount. For tickets visit csfineartscenter.org or call the FAC Box Office at 719.477.4316. The Fine Art Center is located at 30 West Dale St. Colorado Springs.
BMbW is the summer beer program that I put together. Basically there are 7 hikes comprised of 8 homebrewers. On each hike we’ll identify edible and medicinal plants and then use those ingredients to make new beer at Rocky Mountain Brewing, and the beers will be served on tap at Brewer’s Republic throughout the summer. Check here for details on tastings and hike sign ups. Unfortunately this first hike is already full, and so is the next one, but I wanted to direct your attention here anyway because this little program is proving to be really popular. If you want to go on a hike later in the summer, you should probably sign up quickly.
Big apologies for messing up the date on this release last week. But, I’ve double checked now and I’ve got it right. If you aren’t going on the Beers Made By Walking hike, you should definitely hit up Bristol’s release of one of their “Community Ales.” Basically they have a program where the 100% of the profits of this beer go to Cheyenne Canyon state park, a park that I visited over the weekend and really loved. It’s a staple here in Colorado Springs. Not only will you be supporting a great place by buying the beer, but you’ll also be drinking some good beer. We reviewed the beer last year. So, for the kickoff this year Bristol will have gold panning, snacks from Venetucci Farm and Blue Sage Catering, giveaways, and our pals over at UpaDowna will lead a hike in the park. Also, I would highly recommend reading UpaDowna’s survey of the Bristol and Cheyenne Canyon partnership.