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Drink Local: November 19-25

It’s Thanksgiving week (already?!) but there is still a LOT happening around town. Are you preparing for a hectic airport trip, or endlessly cleaning and cooking for guests? What better way than by enjoying a beer (or several) before and/or after! You can also beat the stress with beer yoga or trivia! Whatever you have on your to-do list, these places have got you covered.

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Monday Nov. 19

Bristol Brewing Company – Dock Sale @ 4pm

Swing on over to the warehouse behind Ivywild School on Monday starting at 4:00. It’ll run as long as they have product available. Mix and match cases will be $20, CASH ONLY. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks (Downtown and East) – Beer & Cookie Pairing with Sasquatch Cookies @ 5-8pm

$18.00 gets you a flight of beer and four Squatchlette cookies at either location! We’ve also got you covered if you’re Gluten Free. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. Must be 21+. Click for Downtown or East Side tickets. Availability may vary. [Downtown Event Link] [East Event Link]

Fossil Craft Beer Company – New Beer Tapping @ 2pm

Tapping as soon as they open! Check Fossil’s Facebook page for specifics. Caveman members also get $1 off beers.

Brass Brewing Company – Merrier Mondays @ 4-10pm *

Do you have a bad case of the Mondays? We totally understand how that goes. Come on in to Brass for $1 off pints during their all-night Happy Hour! Mug Members will get $2 off pints all night. [Event Link]

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company – Sap Tap Monday @ 5:30* Cran Apple Graf

Every Monday, Peaks N Pines releases a new “sappling” small batch. Want to start Thanksgiving early? This week is a Cran Apple Graf (a cider-beer hybrid), which goes perfect with the holiday! Only available for one night, and only until it’s gone. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks East – Service Industry Night @ 6pm to close *

$1 off pints and $2 off growler fills.

Monday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Goat Patch Brewing – Yoga & Brews @ 5:45pm *

$15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga beer. CASH ONLY. Part of the proceeds benefit local non-profit, UpaDowna. [Event Link]


Tuesday Nov. 20

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Gold Camp Brewing Company – Small Batch Tapping @ 5pm * Pecan Pie Brown Ale

For this week’s Tuesday tapping, Gold Camp is releasing a Pecan Pie Brown Ale. They’ve done this one before, but it’s a Thanksgiving favorite! What’s more Thanksgiving than pecan pie? Ok… Maybe turkey. But pecan pie is a staple. They are making a super tasty brown ale with that lovely pecan pie flavor. [Event Link]

Smiling Toad Brewery – Test Tap @ 4pm * Cranberry Fulcrum Imperial IPA

A new small batch beer taps every Tuesday! This week is the perfect Thanksgiving companion. Available while supplies last. Check out their Facebook page for details.

Storybook Brewing – Free Mini Pies & Almond Stout Release @ 5pm

Get a free mini-pie when you make a purchase.

Brewer’s Republic – Craft Can Night @ 5pm to close *

Discounts on select craft beer cans all night – $3.50 for 12oz cans, $4.50 for 16oz cans! The selection varies every week, so stop in to see what they’ve got. They’ll have something for everyone!

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Bleating Heart Night @ 5-9pm * – UpaDowna

By joining the Goat Patch Tribe on a Bleating Heart Night, every pint you purchase between 5pm – 9pm will result in a $1 donation to the featured non-profit, which varies each week. This week will benefit local favorite, UpaDowna, whose mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment. [Event Link]

Bristol Brewing Company – Karma Hour @ 6pm * – Rocky Mountain Field Institute

Every Tuesday night, the Bristol Pub invites a local non-profit to tell everyone who they are, what they stand for, and how they are making our community better! This week will be featuring Rock Mountain Field Institute. Bristol will donate $1 per pint sold between 6-8pm. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks East – Taco Tuesdays

Fill up on delicious $2 Taco Tuesdays from their house food truck, Twelve Thirty-One Craft Kitchen.

Tuesday Trivia:

Atrevida Beer Company – Bingo and Trivia @ 7pm * [Event Link]

Iron Bird Brewing Company – Triviality Trivia @ 7pm * [Event Link]

Trail’s End Taproom – This is a Clue Trivia @ 7pm * [Event Link]

Tuesday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Metric Brewing – Yoga & Brews @ 5:45pm *

$15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga pint. $10 for yoga only (all ages). CASH ONLY. Bring your own mat if possible. [Event Link]


Wednesday Nov. 21

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Goat Patch Brewing – Cranberry Kettle Sour Release @ 12pm

Goat Patch’s version of a holiday beer, this special Belgian Ale made with lots of cranberries is light and refreshing, very tart, and designed to pair with large meals and family. Also offering $2 off growler fills and $5 off 3-packs of crowlers ALL DAY! [Event Link]

Red Leg Brewing Company – French Toast Ale Release @ 2pm

Did someone say breakfast!? Join Red Leg for the tapping of their French Toast Ale! It’ll be the perfect pick me up you’ll need to get down on Thanksgiving! AND growlers will be $3 off that day, so why wouldn’t you take one home? [Event Link]

FH Beerworks (East & Downtown) – Test Tap @ 5pm * – Imperial Red

Week 3 of Big Beers Month is proving to be an absolute TREAT! At FH East, there will be live music from Ryan Flores from 6-8pm. [Downtown Event Link] [East Event Link]

Storybook Brewing – Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout Release @ 5pm

Wednesday Trivia:

Goat Patch Brewing Company – This is a Clue Trivia @ 6:30pm * (Come hungry, because Chef Bob’s Lobstah Trap will be in the lot from 4-8pm) [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing @ 6:30pm * [Event Link]

Brass Brewing Company @ 7pm * [Event Link]

Dueces Wild Brewery @ 7pm *

Cogstone Brewing Company @ 7pm * 

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Triviality Trivia @ 7pm (Stay for Open-Mic @ 9:30pm) * [Event Link]

Wednesday Running Clubs:

Red Leg Brewing Company – Eagle Run Wednesdays @ 6:30pm *

Need a mid-week pick me up? Join Team Red, White and Blue for a 5k run, kid and bike friendly. For more information, click here. [Event Link]


Thursday Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving)

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If you want to take it easy this year, we’ve extended our regular constraints to include whatever we could find that would be open (that offers craft beer, of course). Whatever you decide to do, take the day to really appreciate your friends, family and pets.. And if you stay in, don’t forget to hit the local beer store ahead of time!! 😉

Smiling Toad Brewery – Pot Luck @ 1pm-6pm (Bring something to share)

Colorado Craft Tejon Street Social – Open @ 4:30pm

Florence Brewing Company – Pot Luck @ 12pm-10pm (Bring something to share)

The Burrowing Owl – Open @ 4pm

Thursday Running Clubs:

Brass Brewing Company – Beer Club Run @ 5:45pm *

Brass Brewing Co. is excited to announce they are hosting a weekly 5K Running Club along Shooks Run. Runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Leashed, good pups are also welcome to join on the run and in the Taproom after! All participants will receive HALF-OFF all post-run pints. [Event Link]


Friday Nov. 23 (Black Friday)

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JAKs Brewing Company – 4th Annual Black Friday Brunch & Beer Release @ 6am-12pm

Shop ‘til you drop this Black Friday, then swing by JAKs for a bloody beer or beermosa to recharge your holiday spirit! They are opening early at 6am and will have a breakfast burrito bar set up to feed your post shopping hunger. They will also be releasing not one, but TWO news beers that morning! Swing by and try the Imperial Black Saison and Imperial Black Ale on tap first thing that morning! 

Trail’s End Taproom – Flannel Fridays @ 11am-11pm * – Special Black Friday Event

Special dark beers on tap, plus receive 10% off for wearing a flannel! There will also be deals on Christmas gift cards, including Trails End glassware. It’s a perfect time to stock up on holidays gifts for all your beer-loving friends, family and coworkers! [Event Link]

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Black Friday Beermosa Brunch @ 11am

Lines finally get too long? Patience finally wear thin? Save the stress and join us for $5 beermosas and brunch! Brunch from Scratch Mobile Kitchen & Catering will be served 11-3. Rocky Mountain BBQ serving food from 4-8. [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company – Black Friday at the Brewery @ 11am

Lots going on for Black Friday in the Black Forest! Black Forest Cake Stout released at noon, a different beer on sale for $3 every hour, a holiday gift basket sale, and specials that include $25 growler and tee/tank, $30 yoga punch cards, $35 growler and polo shirt. [Event Link]

Cogstone Brewing Company – Firkin “Thursdays” @ 2pm – Cranberry IPA

Due to Thanksgiving, Firkin Thursdays will be on Friday this week! And the holiday isn’t over – Go on in and keep the festivities going with their Cranberry IPA. Limited quantities, once it’s gone it’s gone! [Event Link]

Fossil Beer Company – Black IPA Release @ 2pm

Also available are discounted limited edition crowler with a peel-able sticker!

Storybook Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Stout Release @ 5pm

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Brewer’s Choice Tapping @ 5pm

Gold Camp is giving their brewers the change to show off their creativity with a variety of lovingly made small batches, including a Mango Hazy IPA, Peach Tea Imperial Blonde, Belgian Pale Ale, and a Chocolate Banana Pale Ale. They will also have an Open Arts night event, because what goes better with beer than art? [Event Link]

Brewer’s Republic – Tap Takeover @ 5pm * – Crooked Stave

Beers include: Crooked Stave and Anchorage Collab Between the Staves #2, Crooked Stave and Jackie O’s Collab Version of Paradise, Crooked Stave IPA, Crooked Stave Sour Rosé, and the Crooked Stave Coffee Baltic Porter.

Motif Jazz Café – Black Friday “Secret” Beers – Open @ 5pm

It’s not often we stray away from breweries and taprooms, but what better way to end a long week of overindulgence and delicious foods than great craft beers and live jazz music? Motif opens at 5pm with over 36 craft beer options, including a secret beer list.. Just ask your server!


Saturday Nov. 24

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FH East – Crowler Release Party @ 12pm

Head in and grab a crowler to go! FH East now has a crowler machine! [Event Link]

Fossil Beer Company – Small Business Saturday @ 12-10pm

Go in for a beer and be entered to win! Fossil will be giving away zoo passes and Radiantly Raw gift cards! Automatically entered with a purchase.

Storybook Brewing – Birthday Party @ 12-10pm

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company – Peppermint Porter Release @ 12pm

Local Motive Party Bus – Crawl for a Cure Brewery Crawl @ 5:30 (Starting at Local Relic) **RESCHEDULED FROM 11/17**

Did you know that through Care and Share, $1 provides eight meals for hungry families right here in Colorado Springs. In partnership with Care and Share and Goat Patch Brewery, the Crawl For A Cause Brewery Tour donates a percentage of ticket sales to feed hungry families right here in our own backyard. For every ticket bought, $5 will go towards feeding hungry families. Let’s make this holiday season one to remember! 4 breweries, 1 beer special at each stop! The bus takes off from Local Relic at 5:30, please purchase tickets in advance here.

Saturday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Brass Tap – Yoga & Brews @ 9:30am *

$15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga pint. $10 for yoga only (all ages). CASH ONLY. Bring your own mat if possible [Event Link]

Peaks N Pines Brewing CompanyCheer to Yoga! @ 10am * – Ugly Sweater Yoga!

$15 includes a 75-minute yoga class and pint. CASH ONLY. Bring your own yoga mat, water, and any other yoga accessories. Please arrive early as there is limited space, and RSVP on the Facebook event page. Prize for the best sweater! [Event Link]

Pikes Peak Brewing Company – Yoga & Brews @ 10am

Every last Saturday: $15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga pint. $10 for yoga only (all ages). CASH ONLY. Bring your own mat if possible. [Event Link]

Brewer’s Republic – Yoga Club @ 12pm *

$10 includes a 60-minute class and a beer afterwards. Sign up to receive a Yoga Club Punch Pass! Prizes will be given away for attending a certain number of classes. [Event Link]


Sunday Nov. 25

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Gold Camp Brewing Company Ladies Brew School @ 3-6:30pm

Ever wondered about brewing your own beer? You’ve got to start somewhere! For this one, we’ll be brewing a bourbon cherry stout. Only the first 10 ladies to sign up are guaranteed a spot! The “class” is free, but you’re welcome to buy a beer or two to drink while we brew. Sign up here. [Event Link]

Sunday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Oskar Blues Colorado SpringsYoga & Brews @ 9:30am *

$15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga pint. $10 for yoga only (all ages). CASH ONLY. Bring your own mat if possible. [Event Link]

Sunday Running Clubs:

Black Forest Brewing Company – Sunday Funday Runday @ 2:30pm *

Run with the group at 2:30pm or on your own (sign in at the brewery to get credit). Run Walk Crawl… 5K or 1 mile! [Event Link]

Katie Black
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