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It’s that time of year again, where we all drink stouts and barleywines just to keep warm, or we just head to the All Colorado Beer Fest instead. Either way, November is beer drinking season. Oh and it’s voting season, which depending on your political orientation can also lead to heavy drinking.

Here’s some great events happening this week that you should definitely hit up:

 

Tuesday

Please VOTE. Then drink beer. Some breweries around town are doing voting and beer things Tuesday.

FH Beerworks Downtown , FH Beerworks East, Goat Patch Brewing Company & Red Leg Brewing Company will all give you a free 1/2 pint if you show off your “I Voted” sticker or show them a photo of you and your ballot!

The Public House is running a cool little “Alection” event Tuesday as well.

Once you’ve done your civic duty on Tuesday, November 6th, come place your vote in our local ALECTION at The Public House – Pub & Grill! This coming Tuesday’s Pint Night, three local breweries want your vote in the form of drinking COS craft beer! FH Beerworks Downtown, Goat Patch Brewing Company, and Red Leg Brewing Company are throwing it down with a HOP-OFF from 7-9 pm. Your first $4 craft beer pint selection will be considered your vote and in return you’ll receive a souvenir glass from your ALECTION candidate (while they last). The first keg to kick will be our winner, and the brewery who wins will have a 30 day stay on our always rotating tap line! Loads of brewery swag from these three amazing local breweries, pint glasses galore, and lots of fun! Bring proof you voted in the midterm election, receive an extra raffle ticket! Seats always fill quickly for one of the best beer events in COS, so get here early, and stick around til the end for the most chances to win sweet brewery swag and to see who wins ALECTION 2018 at The Public House Pub & Grill!

Here’s a look at their ALECTION Ballot:

FH Beerworks – Black IPA
Goat Patch Brewing – Hazy IPA
Red Leg Brewing – CPT Hopalicious

Wednesday

Colorado Springs Winter Passport Launch Party

Go celebrate the launch of the Colorado Springs Passport Winter Edition!

They made it super simple to get your Passport and your free party ticket. Just go to www.thepassportprogram.com/colorado-springs and purchase your Passport *Pick Up Party* package. You save on shipping by picking it up at the party – plus, they’ll buy your first beer! Folks who attend the Pick-Up Party will also get a free Mountain Passport Winter Edition.

We’ll be giving away the following goodies:
The Black Sheep concert tickets
Metric Brewing swag
– Gift cards to Colorado Springs Passport locations

REMINDER: You must purchase a Colorado Springs Passport Winter Edition in order to attend this party!

See you there, city explorers! This is going to be the best season yet.

Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover at Brewers Republic

Brewers will have Anna, Arthur and Florence from Hill Farmstead on tap. If you like incredible beer, you better be there.

Thursday

Firkin Thursday at Cogstone

Carrot Cake Cream Ale taps at 2pm

Old No. 23 Release

Join Bristol on Thursday November 8 for the release of 2018’s Old #23 Barleywine along with a small batch of 2017’s which has been sitting in barrels for a year!

A silver medal winner at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, Old No. 23 has the depth and complexity of a good brandy or single malt scotch. Massive quantities of malt and hops, a long aging time, and limited availability make this a special ale worthy of its reputation.

The toast and tapping will occur at 6PM and like usual we will have samples and a food pairing so arrive early to celebrate this special release!

Beer Dinner at Smorbrod

The Autumn harvest is in full swing, and Smorbrod is partnering with Coaltrain Spirits for a fall inspired menu with brews that bring out the flavors to their full potential.

$55 + Tax & Service
Make reservations today: 719-475-9700

Root Vegetable Smorbrod
Nightingale Rugbrod, Danish butter, shaved radish, carrot, turnip, tobiko, dill
Pairs with River North Wit

Agate Pearl Oysters
Cucumber mignonette, cured lemon
Pairs with Coriolis Effect New Zealand style IPA

Beet Cured Salmon
Shaved beets, gooseberries, pickled shallot, fennel, black garlic puree, and horseradish cream
Pairs with Funkwerks Saison

Crispy Pork Belly
Smoked birch dashi, toasted hazelnut, goat cheese, pickled mustard seed, purslane
Pairs with Schlenkerla Marzen

Lamb Bratwurst
Confit fingerling potatoes, turnips, carrot, blackberry juniper lamb demiglaze
Pairs with Cuvee Renee Gueuze Lambic

Autumn Spiced Frozen Yogurt
Spiced Skyr, warm blackberry preserves, rye tuile
Pairs with Ommegang Hand of the Queen Barleywine

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/251989788852469/

Friday

Resolute Brewing Takeover at Brewers Republic

Brewers is celebrating All Colorado Beer Festival eve by throwing a tap takeover with our friends at Brewer’s Republic! Come meet Resolute’s rambunctious crew, raise some pints together, and get hooked up with some awesome swag!

The lineup:
Transparently Trendy New England IPA
Don’t Sweat The Technique Pineapple Mango Milkshake DIPA
Table Saison
Robust Porter
Hefeweizen
Amber Lager

Triple IPA release at Goat Patch

Join Goat Patch in the taproom at 5:30pm Friday, November 9th to welcome back their Triple IPA!

An incredibly balanced high-octane IPA brewed with Warrior, Centennial, Willamette, Australian Summer, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Green Bullet hops. This hop-heavy, high-alcohol winter warmer is sure to lift your spirit!
10% ABV, 130 IBU

And, as an extra treat, Rocky Mountain BBQ will be parked out front from 4-9.

Blackberry Paws Release Party

Blackberry Paws is back! This release will be at both FH Beerworks locations starting at 5pm!

Blackberry Paws is our annual beer/fundraiser for Empty Stocking Fund. Last year, this beer helped to raise almost $5,000 dollars during it’s limited run in November and December. Make sure to grab a pint and help us support ESF again this year by raising your glass to doing good in our community!

Huge shout out to our partners in this beer and fundraiser: The Gazette, Jon Eddy Productions, & Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Colorado Springs

Saturday

Trails End Taproom First Anniversary

For the event, they will have live music on Saturday from 4 pm-6 pm with Manitou Strings. They’ll tap WeldWerks, Outer Range, and a few other special beers Saturday as well as have giveaways and new menu items for the event.

Additionally, Trails End will have a super chill group mountain bike ride Saturday at noon and Sunday will feature another WeldWerks tapping and more giveaways.

All Colorado Beer Festival

The All Colorado Beer Festival is back for another year. Meet with over 60 Colorado brewers and 1,500 of your closest beer loving friends at the Chapel Hills Mall Event Center on Saturday, November 10th.

Two sessions: 1:00-4:30 or 6:30-10:00 with an early entry pass available for a limited group. One fee gets you access to all the 2 oz. samples of great Colorado beers you can responsibly consume. Designated Driver tickets are available.

Buy your tickets here

 

Now, if you’re like some of us who keep track of every single tapping and event, this isn’t a full list, but just a small selection of what’s going on this week. Want to get your event on our radar? Email us at events@focusonthe.beer with the subject “Feature my event” and we’ll see about adding it!

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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