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Drink Local: December 3-9

Fellow beer lovers, can you believe we are officially in our final month of 2018?! We have a chilly week ahead of us, but fear not, there are plenty of beer releases and events to keep you nice and toasty (or toasted?). Some highlights this week include a plethora of great beer releases, a beer-tender appreciation event (all week!), the launch of a new beer brunch, a tour de lights, an ugly sweater party, holiday photos for charity, a charity poker event, and even a Kris Kringle Market. Tis’ the season to be festive!

* Denates a recurring event

 

Monday Dec. 3

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Beertender Appreciation Week **OPEN TO CLOSE, ALL WEEK!**

Join Goat Patch December 1st through 7th in the taproom to celebrate their amazing staff. Any gratuity left for your Beertender will be DOUBLED by the owners and management team. At the end of the week, all funds will be dispersed evenly to each Beertender. Help them kick off December with honoring the incredible group of folks that serve you delicious beers day in and day out. [Event Link]

Fossil Craft Beer – Special Beer Tapping @ 2pm *

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*  Blanc SMASH Blonde

Every Monday, Peaks N Pines releases a new “sappling” small batch. This week is a Blanc SMASH Blonde! Brewed entirely with Pale Ale malt and Hallertaur Blanc hops, this refreshing brew features a hop profile often related to the aroma and tang of white wine. As a relatively new hop variety, the “Blanc” hop is used in this Sap Tap to highlight passion fruit and white grape characteristics in a hoppy blonde base. Try out this crushably smooth (5.4% ABV) Sap Tap this afternoon at 5:30 before it’s gone! Only available for one night, and only until it’s gone. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks (Both Locations) – Service Industry Night @ 6pm to close *

Head into FH Beerwoorks on the East side and get $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills.

Cerberus – Service Industry Night @ 7pm to close *

Industry night every Monday! $4 pints at Cerberus for service industry friends.

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]

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Cheers to Yoga! @ 6pm *

$15 includes a 60-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. [Event Link]

 

Tuesday Dec. 4

Trinity – Happy Hour @ 4:30-5:30pm *

Every Tuesday, get $2 off Trinity beers for an hour, plus $2 off all tall-boy cans all day long!

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Brewsday Tapping @ 5pm  Raspberry Donut Cream Ale

Every Tuesday is small-batch Brewsday Tuesday! Gold Camp will be tapping a Raspberry Donut Cream Ale! We took a cream ale and put donuts in the mash. During secondary, they’ll be adding some raspberry puree and kegging it up when it’s done. Could be really weird or could be really awesome. Go check out their madness! [Event Link]

Smiling Toad Brewery – Test Tap @ 4pm * Honey-Ginger-Lavender Common

A new small batch beer taps every Tuesday at “The Toad”! This week is a honey-ginger-lavender common. Available while supplies last.

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 * – Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

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 the Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Find out more about what they do on the Facebook page: [Event Link]

Bristol Brewing Company – Karma Hour @ 6pm * – Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association

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 the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association. Their mission is to provide for the artistic and educational development of young people within the Pikes Peak Region by offering high quality and diverse musical experiences, which enrich the cultural environment of the community. Bristol will donate $1 per pint sold between 6-8pm. [Event Link]

Tuesday Trivia:

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

Iron Bird Brewing Company – Triviality Trivia @ 7pm *

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]

Red Leg Brewing Company – Stretches & Suds @ 6pm *

$15 includes a 60-minute class and 1 pint to help recover! All skill levels encouraged. Bring your own mat, or a friend named Matt. [Event Link]

 

Wednesday Dec. 5

Trinity – One-Ear Wednesdays (all day) & Happy Hour @ 4:30-5:30pm *

Every Wednesday, head into Trinity for $2.50 pours of one-ear all day. Also, get $2 off Trinity house beers for an hour, plus $1 off grubbing nosh.

FH Beerworks (East & Downtown) – Test Tap @ 5pm * – India Brown Ale with Loyal Coffee

December is coffee month! FH is partnering with a different roaster each week. Week 1 features Loyal Coffee’s Double Zero Blend. We are brewing up an India Brown Ale with Loyal coffee in the kettle, and they then dry hopped it with even more coffee! [Event Link]

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Mocha Coconut Stout tapping @ 5pm

A little chocolate, a little coffee, and a little toasted coconut all in one stout. This one’s going to be awesome![Event Link]

Brass Tap – Pint Night @ 6pm * – Avery Brewing

Enjoy awesome Avery Brewing beer and swag! [Event Link]

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) *

Wednesday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Smiling Toad Brewery – Cheers to Yoga! @ 6pm *

$15 includes a 60-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. [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 Dec. 6

Trinity – Extended Happy Hour @ 2-6pm *

Every Thursday, get $2 off Trinity beers between the hours listed above.

Cogstone Brewing Company – Firkin Thursdays @ 2pm * –  Chokecherry Brown Ale

Special tapping of the Chokecherry Brown Ale starting at 2pm. Limited quantities while it lasts. [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company – Thank You Thursdays @ 3:30-10pm *

First responders, military, teachers, service industry and medical providers all get 10% off (single discount only) to say THANK YOU!

Black Forest Brewing Company – Paints & Pints @ 6pm *

Join every First and Third Thursday of the Month in the Festhall as Black Forest’s resident Artist and Brew Crew, Wes, leads a fun-filled painting class. The $25 includes your canvas, paints, instruction and a BFBC craft beer of choice. Seating is limited, so arrive early or RSVP in advance (info on FB event). [Event Link]

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Therapeutic Thursdays: Adult Coloring Contest @ 6pm *

Whether you are a true artist at heart, or just love to doodle, come try your skills at the Therapeutic Thursdays Adult Coloring Contest! Every Thursday at 8 pm, a winner will be announced, and they will receive a FREE Sampler Box fill! Every week they will have a new picture available starting at 6 pm. This will be for ADULTS ONLY, although different sheets will be provided for kids to color. Kabob Kaboose Food Truck will be serving from 4 pm – 8 pm. [Event Link]

Brass Tap – Pint Night @ 6pm * – New Belgium

Go for awesome beer and swag from New Belgium, and stick around for Trivia! [Event Link]

Fossil Craft Beer Company – “Get Lost” Search & Rescue Benefit @ 7pm 

Join Fossil on December 6th as the El Paso County Search and Rescue team will be at the brewery to discuss the 10 essentials of being in the wilderness and what to do if you get lost. Rumor has it that they will be bringing their vehicle and their search dogs along! $1 from every pint will be donated to help them save life’s through rescue and education. The El Paso County Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization funded entirely through individual donations, grants, and fundraising. [Event Link]

Thursday Trivia:

JAKs Brewing Company – Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ 7pm [Event Link]

Brass Tap – This is a Clue Trivia @ 7pm

Rocky Mountain Brewery @ 7pm

Brewer’s Republic @ 8pm

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 Dec. 7

Trail’s End Taproom – Flannel Fridays @ 11am * 

Receive 10% off for wearing a flannel!

Brewer’s Republic – Tap Takeover @ 5pm * – Odyssey Beerworks

Every Friday Brewer’s has a new tap takeover! This week is Odyssey Beerworks out of Arvada, CO. Check the Facebook event for more info and a list of beers being tapped. [Event Link]

Trinity – Special Beer Tapping @ 5pm *

Whistle Pig Brewing Company – Ugly Sweater Party @ 7pm

Come enjoy the fun at Whistle Pig’s annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. Colorado Springs’s own female-fronted, kick-ass, butt-shaking cover band returns to provide their fun mix of 80’s flair and fun to the party. Prizes for best Ugly and Tacky sweater. [Event Link]

 

Saturday Dec. 8

Red Leg Brewing Company –  Firkin Tapping @ 12pm * – Grapefruit DIPA

This week Red Leg is tapping a Grapefruit DIPA firkin! As always, they tap the firkin at noon! This beer will be limited, so come and get it while you can. They can’t promise that it will be around all day. No growler fills allowed. [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company –  Kris Kringle Market @ 1pm

Traditional German Christmas Market with local vendors, food, drink, a visit from Santa, and lots of fun. Both Saturday and Sunday! [Event Link]

Tap Traders – Moral Panic (Re)lease Party @ 7pm

Join Tap Traders for the Moral Panic Brut IPA launch party! Ok, yes, they’ve had this on tap before, but this time it comes with SKA GIVEAWAYS AND FREE BEER!! That’s right, our friends from Ska Brewing are pretty excited about this one, so they want to party and share it with you! Moral Panic is the first year-round Brut IPA in Colorado. It has huge tropical hop aromatics, but low actual bitterness, this brew drinks smooth and easy – It’s light and spritzy and finishes dry. [Event Link]

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]

Brass Brewing Company – Donation-Based Yoga @ 10:30am

Warriors Twos & Brews unites communities. Yoga classes are accessible to all levels and are donation based. Proceeds are shared with local non-profits. [Event Link]

Iron Bird Brewing Company – Yoga on Draft @ 11am

$10 gets you the class and a drink of your choice immediately following. Start your morning off right with a workout, then stick around for some pizza and a draft beer or mimosa! Bring a mat and a friend! [Event Link]

Brewer’s Republic – Yoga Club @ 11am *

$10 includes class and a beer. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, Brewer’s will be hosting a 1 hour yoga class. Sign in at Yoga Club on Saturday to receive a Yoga Club Punch Pass! They will be giving away prizes for coming to a certain amount of classes. [Event Link]

Sunday Dec. 9

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Brewery Boot Camp @ 10am

Who says beer and exercise don’t go together? At Brewery Boot Camp, they believe in living life to the fullest and that can include a well-earned post workout beer! Our hour-long total body workout is held right at the brewery and we provide all the equipment. Workouts are designed for people of all fitness levels (beginners to seasoned athletes) and every participant gets to enjoy discounted drinks afterwards. Tickets can be purchased here. [Event Link]

Cerberus –  Sunday Brunch @ 11am-3pm *

Every Sunday will have a different brunch special. This week they are featuring Buttermilk Blueberry Waffles with Toasted Pistachios, Chantilly Cream, Bourbon Maple Syrup, and Candied Lemon Zest for only $10! [Event Link]

Trinity – Sunday Bloody Sunday @ 11am *

$1 off growler fills every Sunday! Plus, get a Trinity bloody mary with a Boddington (on nitro) beer back, plus your choice of a brunch entree, for $16.

Goat Patch Brewing Company –  Holiday Photos for a Cause @ 12-4pm

Join Goat Patch for your chance to take a last-minute holiday photo! Robert Mitchell, local photographer and their resident keg slinger, will be offering 10 minute time slots for you and whomever you want to include (your best friend, dog, mailman, parents, or even a random stranger from the bar).What do you need to bring? $20 to benefit Pikes Peak United Way or 20 non-perishable food items to benefit Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.  [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company –  Kris Kringle Market @ 1pm

Traditional German Christmas Market with local vendors, food, drink, a visit from Santa, and lots of fun. Both Saturday and Sunday! [Event Link]

JAKs Brewing Company – Care and Share Poker Event @ 1-8pm 

See Facebook page for more info. [Event Link]

Trails End Taproom – Tour de Lights @ 5:30-8pm 

Decorate your bicycle (any bicycle) and join together at Trails End Taproom for the 1st Annual Tour de Lights. They’ll leave Trails End at 5:30 pm and ride through Old Colorado City. Once back at Trails End, they will celebrate with Trails and Open Space Coalition and give out prizes for best decorated bike(s), best decorated helmet and tap up some special holiday drinks. Holiday sing-a-long to follow! NOTE: Riders must sign a waiver before riding and have a helmet and front and back lights on your bike to ride. Click 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]

 


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