Drink Local and VOTE!


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: 


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 IPAGoat Patch Brewing - Hazy IPARed Leg Brewing - CPT Hopalicious


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 locationsREMINDER: 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.


Firkin Thursday at Cogstone

Carrot Cake Cream Ale taps at 2pmOld No. 23 ReleaseJoin 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 & ServiceMake reservations today: 719-475-9700Root Vegetable SmorbrodNightingale Rugbrod, Danish butter, shaved radish, carrot, turnip, tobiko, dillPairs with River North WitAgate Pearl OystersCucumber mignonette, cured lemonPairs with Coriolis Effect New Zealand style IPABeet Cured SalmonShaved beets, gooseberries, pickled shallot, fennel, black garlic puree, and horseradish creamPairs with Funkwerks SaisonCrispy Pork BellySmoked birch dashi, toasted hazelnut, goat cheese, pickled mustard seed, purslanePairs with Schlenkerla MarzenLamb BratwurstConfit fingerling potatoes, turnips, carrot, blackberry juniper lamb demiglazePairs with Cuvee Renee Gueuze LambicAutumn Spiced Frozen YogurtSpiced Skyr, warm blackberry preserves, rye tuilePairs with Ommegang Hand of the Queen BarleywineLink: https://www.facebook.com/events/251989788852469/


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 IPADon't Sweat The Technique Pineapple Mango Milkshake DIPATable SaisonRobust PorterHefeweizenAmber 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 IBUAnd, 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


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.

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 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!