Drink Local: December 17-23


This is not a drill - We have just over ONE week until Christmas! Whether you're done with everything on your list, or are still scrambling, there are lots of great events this week to either reward or punish yourself (you'll go shopping after one more beer, right?).If you're in the mood to give, there is a charity event at Brass Brewing and Smiling Toad, and Resilience IPA benefit release at both Cerberus and Local Relic. Need to entertain the kids or young at heart? There are pottery painting nights at FH Beerworks, free Santa photos and discounted beer at Metric, and the chance to meet Cinderella and Spiderman at JAKs. Want to show off your ugliest attire? There is ugly sweater yoga at Goat Patch, ugly sweater trivia at Gold Camp, ugly sweater axe throwing at Black Forest, and several parties and contests around town. Friday also marks the shortest day of the year, so celebrate the coming of longer days with Winter Solstice celebrations at Gold Camp and Trails End. Those are just the highlights, there are many more beer tappings, yoga, trivia and other fun events.. How will you decide?With so much going on, maybe everyone will forget about the holiday stress altogether? One can hope, anyways.* Denotes a recurring event 

Monday Dec. 17

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company – Sap Tap Monday @ 5:30*  Dry Hop Aussie Summer

Every Monday, Peaks N Pines releases a new “sappling” small batch. Missing summer? PnP is taking a trip to the Southern Hemisphere for a heavily hopped India Pale Lager. That’s right, using Australian Nelson Sauvin hops and Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand, this brightly bitter IPL packs a punch to accompany its crisp lager finish. At 7.2% ABV the Dry, Hop Aussie Summer is bold, bitter, and perfect for hop heads and lager lovers. 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 either FH Beerworks locations and get $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills.

FH Beerworks (Downtown) – Pottery Painting Night @ 6pm

FH had so much fun painting sugar skull mugs, that they decided to come back with more choices to paint! Folks will choose a wine goblet, beer stein or pilsner to paint. They provide all of the tools for creating a one of a kind piece! Buy tickets here or check out their Facebook page. [Event Link] (See Tuesday for the East location event)

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 – *SPECIAL* Ugly Sweater Yoga & Brews @ 5:45pm *

Join for a 75 minute multi-level yoga session to build strength, enhance coordination and balance wearing your most ridiculous UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER! Prize for the best ugly sweater. Get your bake on because they will have a cookie exchange after class. $15 includes class, RX bar and a post-yoga beer. CASH ONLY. [Event Link]


Tuesday Dec. 18

Trinity Brewing – 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  Mulled Spice Brown Ale

Every Tuesday is small-batch Brewsday Tuesday! Gold Camp will be tapping a Mulled Spice brown ale. What happens when you take mulling spices and add them to a brown ale during secondary fermentation? Magic.. that's what. [Event Link]

Smiling Toad Brewery – Test Tap @ 4pm * Blood Orange Brut IPA

A new small batch beer taps every Tuesday at "The Toad"! This week is a Blood Orange Brut IPA. 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!

FH Beerworks (East) – Pottery Painting Night @ 6pm

FH had so much fun painting sugar skull mugs, that they decided to come back with more choices to paint! Folks will choose a wine goblet, beer stein or pilsner to paint. They provide all of the tools for creating a one of a kind piece! Buy tickets here or check out their Facebook page. [Event Link]

Brass Brewing Company – Salute, Cheers, Give! @ 5-7pm *

This Give! event features live music from Fire Line as well as dancing & an Ugly Xmas Sweater contest (for all)! Hear the impact and help support 5 amazing nonprofits serving our military, veterans & families: Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Angels of America's Fallen, Peak Military Care Network (PMCN), Project Healing Waters - Colorado Springs, & Victory Service Dogs! [Event Link]

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

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 Aventa Cares. Find out more about what they do here. [Event Link]

Bristol Brewing Company – Karma Hour @ 6pm * – Trails and Open Space Coalition

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 Trails and Open Space Coalition. They are  is dedicated to the preservation of open space and parks, and the creation of a network of trails, bikeways and greenways for the Pikes Peak region. Bristol will donate $1 per pint sold between 6-8pm. [Event Link]

The Public House – Pint Night @ 7-9pm * – Breckenridge Brewing & Snowboard Giveaway

Hey there Snow Bunnies.. How sweet would it be to shred the gnar gnar on the 2018 Never Summer Artist’s Series Snowboard sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery? This special Pint Night will offer a grand prize drawing at 9pm for this coveted snowboard. Loads of awesome giveaways, souvenir glassware while they last, and $4 Breck Brews. Must be present to win. [Event Link]

Tuesday Trivia:

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]

Tuesday Poker:

JAKs Brewing Company – Falcon Poker League @ 6:30pm *

Come on out for Falcon Poker League at JAKs every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. No buy in or cover, so come on out and try your hand at the tables. Early registration for extra chips starts at 5:30 - game starts at 6:30 pm! [Event Link]


Wednesday Dec. 19

JAKs Brewing Company – Nana's Breakfast Stout Release @ 4pm

JAKs cooked up this fabulous beer for breakfast with their neighbors at Nana's Kitchen. They used 15 pounds of fresh cinnamon rolls straight from their oven. This beer has a big pastry-ish sweetness and notes of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate malts. ABV 7.3% IBU 41. Go in Wednesday and grab a pint while it lasts! [Event Link]

Trinity Brewing – 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.

JAKs Brewing Company – Brushes & Brews @ 5pm

Sign up today to secure your spot for JAKs adult Paint Night on December 19th, with resident artist Genevieve Snyder! They will be painting the picture in the event header while enjoying some of your favorite Falcon Brews. Limited spots available, so stop be the taproom to secure your canvas today, or give them a call to arrange over the phone! $35 per painter, and your first beer is on us - must preregister. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks (East & Downtown) – Test Tap @ 5pm * – Coffee Porter Braggot

December is coffee month! FH is partnering with a different roaster each week. Week 2 features a Coffee Porter Braggot with Switchback Coffee Roasters. [Event Link]

Smiling Toad Brewery – Hosting the Curtis Howard Memorial Foundation @ 5pm

Please help us support the Curtis Howard Memorial Home for Veterans at the Smiling Toad Brewery. There will be a silent auction, donation jars, and $1 per pint will go to support this great cause! [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 *SPECIAL* Ugly Sweater Triviality Trivia @ 7pm [Event Link] (Stay for Open-Mic Comedy @ 9:30pm) *

Wednesday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Tap Traders – Pints & Poses @ 6:30pm

$15 includes class and a beer. Bring your own mat. [Event Link]

Wednesday Live Music:

Trails End @ 6-9pm - Pickin' Around [Event Link] and Bluegrass Jam Session [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. 20

Trinity Brewing – Extended Happy Hour @ 2-6pm *

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

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

Special tapping of a Pineapple Guava 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!

Brass Brewing Company – Crowler Night @ 4pm *

Every Thursday night, Brass offers a Crowler Special! 3 Crowlers for $30, and while they fill them, they'll give you 12 oz. of whatever you want to drink! [Event Link]

Local Relic – Resilience IPA Release @ 4pm

Local Relic joined the effort of 1,400+ breweries nationwide to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. 100% of sales are donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. Organized by Sierra Nevada and embraced by brewers throughout the country, they are humbled and honored to be supporting the relief efforts. Beer can change the world! [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]

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Books & Brews @ 6pm

For this Books and Brews, Gold Camp and friends are reading and discussing Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. The owner, Dave, will bring pizza for everyone, so please say you're going if you're really going to stop by. Too short notice to read? Check their Facebook for future Books & Brews! [Event Link]

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

Every First and Third Thursday of the Month, Black Forest hosts resident Artist and Brew Crew Wes as he leads a fun-filled painting class in the Festhall. The $25 includes your canvas, paints, instruction and a BFBC craft beer of choice. [Event Link]

Thursday Trivia:

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

Brass Tap – This is a Clue Trivia @ 7pm [Event Link]

Rocky Mountain Brewery @ 7pm

Brewer’s Republic @ 8pm

Thursday Live Music:

Tap Traders @ 6-8pm - Nick Davey [Event Link]

Dueces Wild @ 6:30-9pm * - Bands in the Brewhouse: Brandon Henderson [Event Link]

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. 21

Trails End Taproom – Flannel Fridays @ 11am * 

Receive 10% off for wearing a flannel!

Fossil Craft Beer – Special Beer Tapping @ 5:30pm - Winter Warmer

For Fossil's winter warmer collaboration with upcoming 1876 Ale Works, they used nutmeg, clove, allspice, and cinnamon in the brew. Smells like gingerbread! [Event Link]

Cerberus – Resilience IPA Release @ 4pm * 

We brewed Resilience Butte County Proud IPA! 100% of the sales will go to Sierra Nevada's Camp Fire Relief Fund! Come drink a beer for a good cause! [Event Link]

Brewer's Republic – Tap Takeover @ 5pm * – Odell

Every Friday Brewer's has a new tap takeover! This week is Odell Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO. Check the Facebook event for more info and a list of beers being tapped. [Event Link]

Trinity Brewing – Special Beer Release @ 5pm * – 2018 Cool Water Imperial Coconut Porter 

Trinity hand toasted over 150 lbs of raw coconut to age on this rich Porter. Brewed with milk sugar, vanilla beans, and cinnamon! [Event Link]

Red Leg Brewing Company – Cherry & Boysenberry Berliner Weisse Release @ 5pm

Trails End Taproom – Winter Solstice Trail Social @ 5:30pm

Celebrate the shortest and darkest day of the year by getting out on the trails with RMFI and partners and then cozying up for indoor drinks, great food, and good company at Trails End Taproom! Co-hosted by Trails End Taproom, Hiking Bob, and the Pikes Peak Road Runners, this event will feature your choice of a group bike ride, hike, or run starting at 6pm (arrive no later than 5:45pm for registration) followed by merry-making back at the taproom. See Facebook page for important information. [Event Link]

Goat Patch Brewing Company – Beer Release @ 5:30pm * –  Hoppy Sauvion Saison

This classic Saison base was brewed with a generous amount of NZ Nelson Sauvin hops lending flavors of white grape and gooseberry. 6.4& ABV, 39 IBUs.

FH Beerworks (Both Locations) – S'mores Pastry Stout Tapping @ 6pm 

It's time to release this literal treat of a beer! The S'mores Pastry Porter was brewed with TONS of lactose, graham crackers, and chocolate! It is thick, creamy, sweet and delicious! [Event Link]

Cogstone Brewing Company – Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ 6pm

Celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater day with Cogstone, and enter for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate! All you need to do is wear your most hideous Christmas sweater and leave them your name and number to place in a raffle. They will be announcing the winner at 9pm! [Event Link]

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Winter Solstice Celebration @ 7-9pm

It's the Winter Solstice and Gold Camp is celebrating in style! Steve Weeks will be there to play live music and they'll have some awesome small batches on tap, including a Christmas IPA (spruce-y IPA), Gingerbread Brown Ale, Biscochito Cream Ale, Peppermint Mocha Porter. [Event Link]

Ute & Yeti Taphouse  – 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party @ 8pm

Break out the Ugly Sweater and head to the Ute & Yeti for fun times with good friends, ugly sweaters, adult party games, drink specials, and prizes for the top 2 ugliest sweaters. Is your sweater ugly enough? Located inside City Rock climbing gym. [Event Link]

Friday Live Music:

Brass Brewing Company @ 6:30-9:30pm - Brandon Henderson [Event Link]

Trails End Taproom @ 7-9pm - Ryan Flores [Event Link]


Saturday Dec. 22

Red Leg Brewing Company –  Firkin Tapping @ 12pm * – Ginger Snap IPA

This week Red Leg is tapping a Gingersnap IPA firkin! As always, they tap 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.

Metric Brewing – Beer & Free Santa Photos @ 12-4pm

Head into Metric for discounted pints all day plus a FREE photo with Santa. Hot chocolate and hors d'oeuvres included while quantities last. [Event Link]

Storybook Brewing – Ugly Sweater Holiday Party & Beer Release @ 6pm

'Tis the season to be tacky. Jingle & mingle at Storybook's annual sweater party with a Holiday & Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout releases, a photo booth, karaoke and prizes. Bring out those sweaters, the uglier the better! [Event Link]

JAKs Brewing Company – Annual Ugly Sweater Party & Mug Club Auction @ 7pm

Dig out your very best ugly sweater for Saturday, folks! JAKs is hosting their annual ugly sweater contest and live mug club auction, and the prizes are sure to bring you a VERY Merry Christmas! Ugly sweater winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be announced that evening! The 1st place winner takes home a guaranteed spot in their mug club. The final 5 mugs will be auctioned at 8pm. [Event Link]

Saturday Live Music:

The Public House - Laura Rupejko @ 8pm [Event Link]

Saturday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Peaks N Pines – Cheers to Yoga! @ 10am *

$15 includes a 75-minute class and a beer. CASH ONLY. Bring your own mat. Space is limited so please RSVP in advance. [Event Link]

Brewer's Republic - Yoga Club @ 12pm *

$10 gets you a 60-minute class and a post-class beer of choice. [Event Link]


Sunday Dec. 23

Cerberus Brewing Company –  Sunday Brunch @ 11am-3pm *

Every Sunday will have a different brunch special. See the Facebook event for special details. [Event Link]

Trinity Brewing – 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.

JAKs Brewing Company – Princesses & Pints @ 1pm

You’re cordially invited to JAKs first Princesses & Pints, featuring guests Cinderella & Spiderman! Your little royal or hero will create a keepsake ornament, feast on cake pops & cookies, enjoy story time with Cinderella, & take memorable holiday photos, all while you indulge with a delicious pumpkin beer (on the Fairy Godmother of course)! Give the gift of magic this holiday! Tickets $35 per child available for purchase in the taproom! [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company – Ugly Sweater Axe Throwing @ 1pm *

Join Black Forest and Jack's Axe Throwing for a festive Sunday Funday! If you wear your best Ugly Sweater, and can hit a bullseye, you win 1 FREE Pint of Lumberjack Pale Ale! Special price of $10 per person. [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]

Atrevida Beer CompanyCheers to Yoga! @ 1pm *

$15 includes a 60-minute yoga class and pint. CASH ONLY. Arrive early as space is limited. Bring your own mat and any other accessories. [Event Link]

Sunday Live Music:

Cogstone Brewing Company @ 6-8pm * - Rotating Artists

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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