Drink Local: December 31-January 6

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Well, we made it to the end of 2018. Whether you had a good or a bad year, we're sure it was notable. As you look back on the past 360 days, you may consider: What was the best beer you drank 2018? How many beers and badges did you earn on Untapped? What are your 2019 beer goals? Do you have a resolution to drink less beer or more beer?There are a lot of local beer releases, parties and events for the final night of 2018 or to help kick-start your 2019 off on the right foot. Remember to check to see if your favorite brewery is closed or has holiday hours. No matter how you chose to spend your final or first days, be safe and support local! * Denotes a recurring event 

Monday Dec. 31 - NYE

JAKs Brewing Company – Jack Frost Beer Release @ 12pm

It's the last day of the year and JAKs is squeezing out one final new beer release! Meet JAK Frost, a 6.1% Winter Warmer! This deep garnet winter ale features a complex malt profile and a warm spicy hop character. Rich, robust, and perfect for the winter. [Event Link]

Trinity @ 12-9pm

Stock up and get $5 crowlers and bottles at Trinity on NYE!

Brass Brewing Company – New Years Eve @ 4pm-1am

Get $1 off all beers at Brass Brewing between 4pm and 1am on New Years Eve! [Event Link]

Cerberus Brewing Company – NYE Beer Pairing Dinner @ 5pm

Kick off your New Year's Eve Celebrations with a 3-course beer pairing dinner at Cerberus Brewing Company! Dinner, beer, gratuity, and tax are all included for $115 per person. Reservations are required. Please call Cerberus at (719) 636-2337 to reserve your table. [Event Link]

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company – Sap Tap Monday @ 12pm*  Poppin Bottles Brut

Every Monday, Peaks N Pines releases a new “sappling” small batch. They’re ringing in the New Year with a champagne inspired brüt ale! This Pale Ale base was brewed to achieve a golden color, brightly light bitterness, and the dry, crisp finish familiar to Brüt champagne. To get the almost-champagne-esque feel, this light ale finished its fermentation with wine yeast added to dry the mouth and emphasize hop flavor. This Sap Tap will be released at 2PM, as Peaks N Pines will be closing at 6 PM in preparation for 2019! Only available for one night, and only until it’s gone. [Event Link]

FH Beerworks (East Only) – New Years, New Beers @ 6pm-12am

It's time for the beer-iest New Year's Eve Party around! As they do every year, FH will tap 10 new epic beers at 6pm, so drink and party 'till the ball drops at midnight! [Event Link] *This year will be held exclusively at FH East; Downtown will be closed NYE!*

Oskar Blues Colorado Springs – NYE Red Solo Kegger Party @ 6pm

Want to relive your college days? Head to OB for garage games and refillable Red Solo cups of Oskar Blues beer in the basement! A contest of semi-epic proportions showing what you really learned in "college". Featuring party favorites like beer pong, flip cup, quarters, and more. Come with a team of 4 and win awesome schwag and prizes! Games start every hour and are limited to 6 teams. Tickets are $20 on presale or $25 at the door. [Event Link]

Storybook Brewing – Brew Years Eve @ 6pm-12:09am

Say good bye to 2018 while sharing three beer releases with good friends! Beers release at 8pm, 9:30pm, and 11pm (check the Facebook event page for details). Storybook will have the goofy photobooth station setup. Treehouse BBQ will be there starting at 6 to serve up some yummy food. [Event Link]

JAKs Brewing Company – The Great JAKsby NYE Party @ 8pm

Mr. JAKsby requests your company to ring in the New Year in the glamour glitz and excess of the roaring 20s! Dress as a gangster or silent screen star, come as a flapper or come as you are. Try your hand at the BlackJAK table and go home with a free growler or two! Tickets on sale for $25 in the taproom include your secret knock for entrance, 3 beers and a Chambrew toast at midnight, hors d'oeurves, 20 chips at the Black JAK table and a raffle ticket for some rockin' giveaways! [Event Link]

 

Tuesday Jan. 1

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Brewsday Tapping @ 5pm *  Spiced Rum Porter

Every Tuesday is small-batch Brewsday Tuesday! Gold Camp will be tapping a spiced rum porter. Kick the new year off right! Notes of chocolate and oak/spice (from the rum soaked oak) will set your palette off. [Event Link]

Smiling Toad Brewery – Test Tap @ 4pm * Grape IPA

A new small batch beer taps every Tuesday at "The Toad"! This week is a Grape IPA. Available while supplies last.

The Public House – Pint Night @ 7-9pm * – Dueces Wild

Every Tuesday, The Public house features a new brewery during Pint Night. This week features local brewery Dueces Wild. $4 craft beers start pouring at 7pm with souvenir glassware (while they last), and they will be raffling off sweet brewery swag from Dueces Wild Brewery throughout the event. [Event Link]

Tuesday Trivia:

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

Tuesday Music & Comedy:

Oskar Blues Colorado Springs - Deryk Cunningham's Open Mic Night @ 7pm *

Deryk Cunningham presents Open Mic music night in the hole at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew! Come show what you got in 3 song sets. Sign ups are first come, first serve and are limited to musicians only. OB buys all performers their first beer! [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 Jan. 2

FH Beerworks (East & Downtown) – Test Tap @ 5pm * – Jalapeno Watermelon Gose

It's cold in January, so FH is cranking up the heat a little with chili month! First up is the Watermelon Jalapeño Gosé. It's a refreshing take on this salted-sour style, with a little bit of a bite. Not too sweet, not to sour, not to spicy. [Event Link]

Bristol Brewing Company – Karma Hour @ 6pm – The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund

As Bristol is closed on Tuesday, Karma Hour was moved to Wednesday this week! 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 Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, which helps save endangered animals in Tanzania, Africa. Bristol will donate $1 per pint sold between 6-8pm. [Event Link]

Wednesday Trivia:

Goat Patch Brewing Company - This is a Clue Trivia @ 6:30pm * [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing @ 4:30pm * [Event Link]

Brass Brewing Company @ 7pm * [Event Link]

Dueces Wild Brewery @ 7pm *

Cogstone Brewing Company @ 7pm *

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Triviality Trivia @ 7pm [Event Link]

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 & Comedy:

Gold Camp Brewing Company – Comedy Open Mic @ 9:30pm [Event Link Coming Soon]

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 Jan. 3

Cogstone Brewing Company – Firkin Thursdays @ 2pm * – Carrot-Ginger-Turmeric Cream Ale

Special tapping of a carrot-ginger-turmeric cream ale starting at 2pm. Limited quantities while it lasts. [Event Link Coming Soon]

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]

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]

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 - Mearlan [Event Link]

Oskar Blues Colorado Springs @ 6pm - Playing with Smoke [Event Link]

Dueces Wild @ 6:30-9pm * - Bands in the Brewhouse: Roma Ransom [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 Jan. 4

Trails End Taproom – Flannel Fridays @ 11am * 

Receive 10% off for wearing a flannel!

Brewer's Republic – Tap Takeover @ 5pm * – Firestone Walker

Every Friday Brewer's has a new tap takeover! This week features Firestone Walker out of Paso Robles, CA. Check the Facebook event for more info and a list of beers being tapped. [Event Link Coming Soon]

Friday Live Music:

Trails End Taproom @ 7pm - Rotating Artists [Event Link]

 

Saturday Jan. 5

Red Leg Brewing Company –  Firkin Tapping @ 12pm * – Banana Pudding Hefe

This week Red Leg is tapping a Banana Pudding Hefe 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. [Event Link]

Girls Pint Out –  Ladie's Brewery Crawl @ 1-5pm

Rocky Mountain Ride is leading a Brew Tour consisting of transportation to 3 breweries: FH Beerworks(East location), Nano 108, and Metric. There will be a tour of the brewing facility at one of the breweries and a free gift at the end of the Brewery Crawl. A portion of the cost goes back to Girls Pint out. Please bring payment for beer at each stop and don't forget to tip your beertenders! Tickets can be purchased here. [Event Link]

Gold Camp Brewing Company – 4th Anniversary Party @ 1pm 

It's time to celebrate! January 5th marks Gold Camp's 4 year anniversary of producing awesome beer in lower downtown Colorado Springs. They'll have live music from 6-8pm, twelve amazing beers on tap, and food trucks to keep your belly happy. A comedy show starts at 8! More information on their Facebook event page: [Event Link]

Saturday Live Music & Comedy:

The Public House - Eraina Joy@ 8pm [Event Link]

Gold Camp Brewing Company - Locals Until Last Call @ 8pm [Event Link*Recurring every first Saturday*

Saturday Yoga & Beer (Must be 21+):

Brass Tap - Yoga & Brews @ 9:30am 

$15 includes post yoga pint, mimosa or Bloody Mary & 1 RXBAR $10 just yoga. All ages welcome, must be 21 to receive alcoholic beverage. Mats available on a first come, first served basis. [Event Link]

Black Forest Brewing Company - Festhall Yoga @ 10am *

$10 gets you yoga and a beer. Bring your own mat. [Event Link] *Recurring every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Brewer's Republic - Yoga Club @ 12pm *

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

 

Sunday Jan. 6

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.

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 Music & Comedy:

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

Oskar Blues Colorado Springs - Open Mic Comedy Night @ 7:30pm * [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]

Sunday Axe Throwing:

Black Forest Brewing Company - Lumberjack Challenge @ 1-4pm *

There is nothing like chucking axes & chugging beer while in a upscale setting! $10 f or unlimited axe thowing. Hit your first bullseye and win a free Lumberjack Pale Ale! *All ages welcome, but must be 21+ to get a beer* [Event Link]

 


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