We made it to Friday, y’all.
What a roller coaster of a week we had in Colorado. In our home-base of Castle Rock it snowed one week ago on Friday. That was followed by several very warm (albeit windy) summer-like days. This morning we awoke to find snow on the ground once again. We’ve enjoyed the full weather spectrum in just one week. Isn’t springtime in Colorado fun?
Speaking of fun, are you still looking for something to do this weekend? If so, we have some fun weekend event ideas to help you out.
Things To Do This Wee: kend | April 14 & 15, 2018
Great Divide Local Knowledge Beer Release
Saturday, April 14 in Denver
Get a taste of spring with Great Divide’s next Local Knowledge beer release: Cole
tte with orange peel, ginger, and coriander. This variation of Colette has a springtime pep with spicy notes of ginger, and a hint of coriander and orange peel to provide a balance of light, citrus, and floral notes. This limited release beer goes on tap Saturday starting at noon at both Great Divide taprooms. Enjoy it on draft or take a 6-pack home with you, while supplies last.
Great Divide Brewing Co, 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver CO 80205 | Event Page
Primitive Beer Grand Opening
Saturday, April 14 in Longmont
Longmont’s newest craft brewery is a passion project featuring only spontaneous, barrel-fermented beers. After 10 or more months maturing in barrels, these beers are finally ready and waiting for you in the Primitive Beer taproom. Try six varieties from the cask or enjoy one blend available to go in 1.5L boxes. Yes, boxed beer, packaged using the same bag-in-box technology you normally see with wine. It’s the perfect way to take home some of Primitive’s uncarbonated (or “still”) sours. Want to learn more? Stop by the Primitive Beer grand opening tomorrow between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. You can try Primitive Beer and take home a box of beer to try it out for yourself.
Primitive Beer 2025 Ionosphere St, Longmont, CO 80504 | Event Page | Website
Saturday & Sunday in Denver
Do you like food, drinks, and awesome crafted goods? Us too. That’s why we’ll be heading to the Spring Flea this weekend. This springtime edition of the Denver Flea takes place at Denver Rock Drill in RiNo. It will feature more than 200 makers & small local businesses, great food trucks, and bars serving up seasonal cocktails and craft beer. All the makings of a fun day out! Whether you’re hunting for some one-of-a-kind gifts, looking for new ways to treat yo self, or just looking to browse at cool stuff, the Spring Flea should have what you need. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the Spring Flea website. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Spring Flea at Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver, CO 80205 | Event Page | Website
South In Your Mouth 1.5 Beer Festival
Saturday, April 14 in Littleton
Locavore Beer Works is hosting the second installment of South In Your Mouth. Enjoy special beers from 10 participating south-metro area breweries while chatting with each of the brewers about their breweries & their beer. The cost is $7, which gets you a commemorative glass and your first 2 beer tickets (each redeemable for 5-ounces of festival beer.) $2 from each glass sale benefits a local charity, so you can feel like you’re doing philanthropic while you imbibe. If you get hungry, Robert’s Italian Deli will be serving up food all day. For more info, including a list of breweries and beers at this event, visit the official event page.
South In Your Mouth 1.5 at Locavore, 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton CO 80123 | Event Page
This week the Brewer’s Association released their inaugural list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent U.S. craft brewing companies in 2017 and two Colorado craft breweries made the list. What made Nano 108 Brewing Co (#38) and 38 State Brewing (#49) so successful last year? Good question. We think you should stop by their taprooms and ask them yourself. Clearly, they’re doing something right. You can read the full press release and see the list of all 50 breweries on the Brewer’s Association website. But honestly, doesn’t a visit to our locally recognized breweries for a pint or two sound like a better idea? We thought so.
Nano 108 Brewing Company, 2402 Waynoka Rd, Colorado Springs CO 80915 | Website | Facebook
38 State Brewing Company, 8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton CO 80122 | Website | Facebook
Want to see more upcoming events?
We understand, we get FOMO too. That’s why when we find out about a great local festival or other fun happening we save the event to our Bottle Makes Three Facebook page. If you ever need to see a comprehensive list of all the best Colorado happenings you just need to head over there, too. Visit our BMT Event Page on Facebook to see all the funnest and brewsiest events on the horizon. While you’re there, give us a ‘Like’ if you enjoy what we’re doing. We promise we don’t have any spy-vs-spy technology to do anything nefarious with your info if you follow us. Clearly, we are far from that smart or tech-savvy.
Whatever you do this weekend we hope you have a great one.