We continually are thankful for Bristol Brewing because they are always fully committed to Venetucci farm. As the last remaining agricultural icon here in Colorado Springs, I think it should always remain a farm, and I'm pretty sure the thousands of school kids who pick pumpkins there every year would agree.Thanks to Mike and Amanda Bristol's incredible generosity, Bristol is continuing their support via the much-beloved Venetucci Pumpkin Ale—brewed with pumpkins from Milberger Farms in Pueblo. Even if Venetucci Farm's future is cloudy, the Bristols will continue to support local food and agriculture and that's something we all should rally behind.Enough political mumbo jumbo, let's find out how you can get your hands on a bottle.Here's what you need to know:Pre-sale is happening on October 23 at noon. Expect a long snaking line around the Ivywild School. We'll be there handing out Focus on the Beer koozies and stickers too!Pre-sale pickup will start on Monday October 31 (Halloween!) from 11am-9pm. Pick up your pre-bought bottles by November 14 or else they'll put them back in the public sales pool.Want to try your luck waiting in line for a bottle? Bristol is having a release party on October 30! All bottles not sold during the pre-sale will be available, with a 2-bottle max per person. See you there!To get you excited, here's some coverage we've done the past few years:Last year's release party
Bottling in 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js45ZosBlR0Here's the press release explaining all the details.
Calling all pumpkin lovers and Venetucci Farm fans!Despite a challenging season, Venetucci Pumpkin Ale lives on AND turns 10 this year! Thanks to Pueblo's Milberger Farms, this year's batch will still feature locally-grown, fresh whole pumpkins. And 100% of the profits will still go to Venetucci Farm!We will have a pre-sale day at the brewery for those of you who would prefer to reserve your bottles before the release date.The pre-sale will be Sunday, October 23rd at 12:00 p.m. Customers who come to the brewery to sign up will be able to reserve two bottles per person. Each customer must have a valid 21+ ID and pay for their bottles in full when they sign up for the pre-sale. The line will grow, so come early! This year, we will form a line from the Pub, down the stairs to Bristol's barrel room, and outside. We'll start a cash beer bar in the barrel room at 11:00 a.m.Pre-sold bottles will be available for pickup starting Monday, October 31st in the Dry Goods Store starting at 1pm. The Dry Goods Store is open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please bring a valid 21+ ID and your receipt from the pre-sale to pick up your bottles.Pre-sold bottles must be picked up before 9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14th. After that, any bottles still being held will be returned to inventory for public sale.We will release the Venetucci Pumpkin Ale on draught in the Bristol Pub on Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. The remaining bombers will go on sale at the same time, with a limit of two bottles per customer. Again, each customer must have a valid 21+ ID.We are proud to offer Venetucci Pumpkin Ale for a tenth year, supporting this great staple in our community.Cheers!