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Springs Brew News: Brewer’s Fourth, Rendezvous at the Rock, Beer Dinners and More

If you survived this weekend of Iron Bird Brewery opening up (to great success…more on that later) and the Space Foundation’s Rocket in my Beer fest, then you may be prime for this week’s awesome festivities. From birthday celebrations to beer releases and everything in between, this week keeps up the fast pace that much of the summer has had.

Tuesday August 19

Bingo!

Great Storm Brewing has been hosting some awesome Bingo nights on Tuesdays recently. If you’re a fan of the age-old game, head on down and test your luck for a chance to win some great prizes. It’s absolutely free to play, but you’ll want some beer of course!

Wednesday August 20

Test Tap Wednesday at Fieldhouse Brewing

This week, Travis and Niki are showcasing another small batch, with a Belgian Dubbel on tap! We thoroughly enjoyed the Cherry Wheat last week, so you’ll be sure to see us poke our heads in there Wednesday evening for a taste. As always, the Global Grub Truck is preparing a special one-off culinary treat to pair with Fieldhouse’s Test Tap. If you didn’t have dinner plans Wednesday, you do now!

Thursday August 21

Not Beer Related, but bike related.

The USA Pro Challenge will be descending on Colorado Springs, so if you’re heading downtown Thursday, keep in mind there will be a ton of road closures due to the racecourse using Tejon and Cascade. Head somewhere like Old Chicago at 118 N Tejon, and grab a beer to cheer on these world-class racers! More info here if you need it!

Bristol Brewing Company Scotch Ale Release

Who doesn’t love scotch? Well Bristol Brewing is releasing their Scotch Ale this Thursday at 5pm in the Bristol Pub at Ivywild. With a strong sense of malty goodness and brown bread, Bristol’s Scotch ale is sure to be a pleaser as summer heads to a close and we need something to keep us warm at night. Free pints to those wearing kilts (Aaron this one’s for you!).

Buzzwordz Trivia at Great Storm

Great Storm is hosting trivia nights every Thursday now from 6-8pm. As usual, it’s free to play and you can win free beer or great GSB swag!

Friday August 22

Melting Pot Beer Dinner featuring Rockyard Brewing

This Friday, the Melting Pot will be hosting another of their amazing beer dinners! We joined in awhile back when they hosted Great Storm, and it was a blast! This time around, Steve and the gang at the Melting Pot have invited Castle Rock’s Rockyard Brewing to provide the beer.

Beers they’ll be pairing courses with will be Rockyard’s We Heavy Ale, Silver Back Pale Ale, Dog House Red, and their Bourbon Barrel

Call them for details: (719) 385-0300 or visit here for full menu and RSVP link.

10547079_969363989740581_1863909725809343023_oBrewer’s Republic’s 4th Anniversary

Friday kicks off Brewer’s Republic’s 4th Anniversary Party. They’ll be having specials on Upslope Brown and Odell IPA all weekend plus special tappings of two collaboration beers Josh and the crew brewed up with Odell and Phantom Canyon respectively. Pig is definitely a theme as well, with different pork inspired food specials on each night, highlighted by Saturday’s whole pig roast. Check their facebook page for more details!

UPDATE: Brewer’s has announced the beer they’ll be tapping on Friday:

Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus Wild Ale
Oskar Blues Death by Coconut 
Epic/The Bruery Peche de Nuit
Avery Samales
Crooked Stave Double Dry Hopped Vieille
Stone Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard
Stone 18th Anniversary
Russian River Consecration (tapped at 6pm)
Odell/Brewers Republic Russian Imperial Stout collaboration
Phantom Canyon/Brewers Republic Imperial Black IPA collaboration

Saturday August 23

Rendezvous at the Rock

Rockyard Brewing up in Castle Rock holds this beer festival every year, and its always a great time. Every $35 ticket includes entry for one to the Rendezvous at the Rock Beer Festival, commemorative tasting cup, 10% discount on food at Rockyard Brewing Company, and live local music at the festival. While there’s still a ton of regular tickets still available, the VIP tickets have already sold out! If you’re a non-drinker, tickets are only $10 but you don’t get the commemorative glass.

Brewer’s Republic’s 4th Anniversary Continues!

If you didn’t get enough on Friday, and aren’t completely burned out from the Rockyard fest, head to Brewer’s Republic for another night of special tappings, beer specials and more!

Saturday’s Tappings:

The Bruery Sour on the Rye 
Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic Wild Ale
Perennial 17 Mint Imperial Stout 
Elevation Signal de Botrange
River North 2014 Barrel Reserve Strong Ale
Odell Friek
Dogfish Red & White 
Stone 18th Anniversary
Odell/Brewers Republic Russian Imperial Stout collaboration
Phantom Canyon/Brewers Republic Imperial Black IPA collaboration

Ryan Hannigan
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It's not what's on your glass, but what is inside it that truly matters. Drink good beer and surround yourself with good people who drink good beer and life will be merry.

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