fort collins beer week 2014
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DESCRIPTIONThis "un-festival" brings together the makers, brewers and fans of beer and the Brewery District of Fort Collins, Colorado.
2014 Guide to Fort Collins Beer Week-Brewery Bingo & Brewery Map Inside-
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EARLY ON IN THE PLANNING process for Fort Collins Beer Week, we came up with the concept of an
un-festival. Rather than a day-long party in the park, this would be a community-wide event that would infuse
a celebration of craftsmanship into the citys restaurants, breweries and businesses.
We committed to setting that as our unique identifier, driv-ing all promotion from that point. In that sense, things have taken
shape just as we hoped. In addition to our Signature Events, youll find scores of Beer Week activities and offerings happening throughout the week.
But thats about all that has gone as planned. When we first an-nounced our idea to launch FCBW in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, we were a little surprised by the response, which, generally speaking, ranged from apathetic to antagonistic. Where was the communal pat on the back for conceiving such an inspired idea? Where was the jos-tling throng clamoring to be a part of it?
It took us a bit to figure out what was going on. First, its possible that weve got a little festival fatigue in this town. Given that were heading into the season in which it seems that a weekend doesnt pass without some event involving barricades, beer, bands and bikes, some understandably didnt glom onto the notion of adding yet anothereven if this was an un-festival.
Secondly, that spirit of independence we so admire in our brewers is never more evident than when it appears that someone is trying to orga-nize them. Suddenly we felt like the kid who comes out to help Dad in the garage. Its a nice gesture and a golden opportunity for bonding but not necessarily the most expedient or welcome way to get things done.
Needless to say, we were a little bummed by the pushback. But the tepid response to our grand plan was truly a blessing in disguise; an oppor-tunity to more clearly define exactly what it was we wanted to create and to take a closer look at our role in this collaboration.
Since the part of director clearly wasnt called for or wanted, we opted, instead, to become boosters, inviting the community to participate as they chose and promoting their efforts. We think its worked out extremely well. Were grateful to all of our partners and sponsors, and we appreciate the thoughtful feedback weve received.
FCBW exists to celebrate our local brewers. We hope youll join us for this inaugural un-festival and enjoy our World Class City and the World Class Beer it produces.
Cheers!Kristina, Kim & HelenFortified Collaborations
Find out more:www.fortcollinsbeerweek.comwww.fortifiedcollaborations.com
Fort Collins Beer Week the un-festival celebration
Table of contentsSignature Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Get your tickets now!
Beer Week Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Fun pours all over town
Smells like team spirit . . . . . . . . . . 10Collaboration Brew 2014 on tap now
The brew in front of you . . . . . . . . . 16Five clues to deciphering craft beer styles
Watch it grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20CSUs Fermentation Program brewing interest and support
Bens ten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Is your true calling to be a craft brewer?
Special Center SectionBrewery Map & Brewery Bingo Fort Collins Beer Week Guide 2014 is a special publication of Fortified Collaborations and Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc. Publisher: Scott Titterington; Editor: Helen Taylor; Contributing Editors: Kristina Cash; Kimberlee Ruben; Copy Editor: Kristin Titterington; Creative Director: Emily Zaynard; Graphic Design Contributor: Hillary Kukla; Advertising Sales Director: Greg Hoffman. Copyright 2014 Fortified Collaborations, Fort Collins, CO. All rights reserved. Reproduction without express written permission is prohibited.
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Sunday, May 11 Signature Event! Tonys Bar and Roof Top: 224 S. College Ave. 5-8pm. Opening Night Bash,
Admission: $20, includes appetizers and two drink tickets plus a commemorative FCBW glass. Mulligans Pub: 2439 S. College Ave. 9am-1:30am. Happy Hour pricing all day. FCB/Gravity 1020: 1020 E. Lincoln Ave.10am-4pm. Beer Bloody Mary Bar & Michelada Bar. Tasty Harmony: 130 S. Mason St. 11am-10pm. Beer and a Bite special, $6.50. Mainline: 125 S. College Ave. 11am-close. Happy Hour 3-6, 9-12pm. Discounted daily beer pairings with chef-inspired cuisine. Fish Restaurant: 150 W Oak St. 3pm. Kick Off to Beer Week and Tapping. The Colorado Room: 642 S. College Ave. 3-7pm. Special local tappings all week with extended Happy Hour. Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar: 123 N. College Ave. 4pm-close. Complimentary local draft or bottle with purchase of 1/2 dozen oysters. Avos: 605 S. Mason St. All day. local micro beer special for $2.75. Elliots Martini Bar: 234 Linden St. 4:30pm-2am. Cocktail Specials, Tapas and Beer pairings. Social: 1 Old Town Square, Open-close. Unique beer and Special Offerings by the bottle. Ace Gilletts: 239 S. College Ave. Open-close. Complimentary pour of Funkwerks Saison with Street Tacos or Pork Belly Bun. Monday, May 12 C.B. & Potts: 1415 W. Elizabeth, 6-8pm. Collaboration Brew Release Party. All 10 Fort Collins Collaboration Brews on tap. Proceeds benefit CSU Fermentation Science & Technology program. Admission $10. Whole Foods Market: 2201 S. College Ave. 7-10am. FCBW Hangover Breakfast Special, $5; smoothie, $6.
Choice City Butcher and Deli: 104 W. Olive St. 10-11:30am. Beer-Unch, three-course breakfast paired with Horse and Dragon: Beer. Chippers Lanes: 217 W. Horsetooth Rd. All day. Buy a craft beer and get a FREE game of bowling. Must show FCBW Official Guide. Mulligans Pub: 2439 S. College Ave. 11am-1:30am. Happy Hour pricing all day. Fish Restaurant: 150 W Oak St. 11am-9pm. $1 off bill for each recommended pairing, up to $3 off. Wild Boar Caf: 1510 S. College Ave. All day. $1 off all drafts. $2 off New Belgium cans and bottles. Black Bottle Brewery: 1611 S. College Ave. 11am-close. Collaboration Beer Tapping. Avos: 605 S. Mason St. All day. Local micro beer special for $2.75. Tasty Harmony: 130 S. Mason St. 11am-10pm. Beer and a Bite special, $6.50. Mainline: 125 S. College Ave. 11am-close. Happy Hour 3-6, 9-12pm. Discounted daily beer pairings with chef-inspired cuisine. New Belgium Brewery: 500 Linden St. 11am-6pm. Food Truck and Beer Pairing, Collaboration Beer Tapping. 1933: 4025 S. Mason St. Noon. Collaboration Beer Tapping. Horse and Dragon: 124 Racquette Drive 12-6pm. Bike in to receive $1 off your first pint or flight. Equinox: 133 Remington St. 12-8pm. Collaboration Beer Tapping. Tap N Handle: 307 S. College Ave. 2pm. Special New Belgium Tapping of Aged Kegs. TOUR Collaboration Tap Tour, 2-6pm, offered by Magic Bus Tours. Visit www.TheMagicBusTours.com and go to the Brewery Tours page/May 12th or call 970-420-0662. Blind Pig: 214 Linden St. 2-7pm. $3 select micros and $2.50 domestic beers. Freedoms Edge Brewing: 224 Linden St. 3-6pm. $1 off all pints.
Events scheduleIf theres one thing that brings this community together, its great beer! Check out all the events and activities going on around town during Beer Week and be sure to BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THE FORT COLLINS BEER WEEK SIGNATURE EVENTS.
Purchase your tickets at www.fortcollinsbeerweek.com
Signature Events OPENING NIGHT BASH Sunday, May 11, 5-8pm, at Tonys Bar & Rooftop. The evening will feature beer on tap from every local brewery, hors doeuvres and live music. Tickets are $20 and include two drink tickets.
BREWERS OLYMPICS Wednesday, May 14, 4-8pm, at Go West T-Shirt Co. This is a fun event that brings the local breweries together for a friendly competition in support of a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild. Tickets are $10 and include one beer.
BREWERS BRUNCH Sunday, May 18, 11-2pm, at Black Bottle Brewery. Local brewers, beer industry folks and beer lovers will gather for a delicious brunch paired with craft beer and beermosas. Tickets are $15 and include food and one drink ticket. The primary goal of Fort Collins Beer Week is to foster relationships and strengthen connections between the community and our local brewers. These events are a great way to meet and mingle with the brewing community and sample some of the best craft beer this city has to offer. These are ticketed events. You can purchase tickets separately or save $5 when you buy tickets for all three. Buy your tickets soon at www.fortcollinsbeerweek.com.
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The Colorado Room: 642 S. College Ave. 3-7pm. Special local tappings all week with extended Happy Hour. Jays Bistro and Jazz Lounge: 135 W. Oak St. 4-9pm. Tacos and Tripels, special street taco themed tapas menu and a fresh keg of New Belgiums Heavenly Feijoa Tripel! Elliots Martini Bar: 234 Linden St. 4:30pm-2am. Cocktail Specials, Tapas and Beer pairings. Pateros Creek Brewery: 242 N. College Ave. 5pm. Collaboration Brew Tapping. Pinball Jones: 107 Linden St. 4pm-close. PB&J Special: Buy a local draft, receive 1 free game of Pinball, Bowling, or Pac-Man. Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar: 123 N. College Ave. 4pm-close. Complimentary local draft or bottle with purchase of 1/2 dozen oysters. FCB/Gravity 1020: 1020 E. Lincoln Ave. 6-10pm. Sour Beer Night. Town Pump: 124 N. College Ave. Open-close. Town Pump: Pale Ale, a moonshine, and a hug $6. Social: 1 Old Town Square, Open-close. Unique beer and Special Offerings by the bottle. Ace Gilletts: 239 S. College Ave. Open-close. Complimentary pour of Funkwerks Saison with Street Tacos or Pork Belly Bun. Tuesday, May 13 The Canyon Chophouse: 211 Canyon Ave. 6pm-whenever you are fat an