Win VIP tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest

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I haven’t done a giveaway for a very long time, but when Fall Harvest Brewfest approached me this year, I decided it was time.

Fall Harvest Brewfest is the annual fundraiser for Animal House Shelter in Fort Collins, Colorado – and if you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for animal rescue organizations. Please note that Animal House is entirely funded by private contribution and receives no government funding, making this yearly fundraiser a very important event for the shelter.

The festival is in it’s 5th year, and this year’s event will be held at Lincoln Center in downtown Fort Collins. There will be 40 breweries and micro-distillers in attendance along with craft beer-inspired local food pairings.

The brewfest runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013. However, VIP ticket holders will be able to enter the festival at 6 p.m.

In addition to good food and good drinks, the evening will include live music from Steve Murray and Winchester Holiday.

General admission tickets are $37.50 and VIP tickets are $55. But WAIT, this is your chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest.

I was going to use a fancy entry form, but it just won’t work correctly, so let’s go old fashion. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Colorado beer and you’ll be entered. Remember, you must leave your email address or otherwise I can’t get in touch with you! Β Contest ends on Friday, August 30th at 9 p.m.

Be sure to tell your friends about this event – everyone loves drinking and eating for a good cause! Β Good luck!

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NOTE: You must be 21+ to attend this event. IDs will be checked at the door!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.

95 Comments


  1. I am gonna have to go with the tried and true Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium

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    1. I think I drank several truck loads of Fat Tire during college in Washington State, Jen. But I do go back to it every now and again. I think New Belgium set the standard for a good amber beer.

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  2. Master Thief by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland). YUMMY!!! You pretty much can’t go wrong with anything Grimm Brothers.

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  3. Wow, there are so MANY I love! New Belgium–Ranger, Sunshine Wheat and Trippel!! FC Brewery–Major Tom’s and Red Banshee. O’Dell’s Easy Street Wheat. I even enjoy a Budweiser Shock Top for a beer at a party! One of my favorite things to do is visit the different breweries and try their new beers–their seasonal beers. I’m not a huge drinker, but I sure do enjoy having all of the wonderful breweries in the area! And when we have visitors, the first thing we do is show off the breweries.

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    1. Lori,
      It is fun to show off our Colorado breweries!!! And more and more keep opening their doors, so you’ll never run out of new places to take visitors!

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  4. So many favorites. Today I’ll say Deviant Dales from Oskar Blues. Yum!

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    1. Andy, I know what you mean. For me it’s a daily and seasonal choice. I don’t think I have an overall favorite either.

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  5. CooperSmith’s Sigdas Green Chili! Yum!

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  6. Z-lager… but there are so many other good ones too!

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    1. Mark,
      I tried that one at a beer festival, but can’t remember how it tasted! Gonna have to try it again.

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  7. Lugene Milk Chocolate Stout by Odells brewery fo sure! πŸ™‚

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    1. That sounds like a good cold weather beer to me, Jodi. I’m not sure I’ve had it.

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  8. Breckenridge Brewery-Avalanche!

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    1. An Avalanche is one of my go-to beer too, Greta!
      PS You have one of my favorite names. πŸ™‚

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  9. Fat Tire is the beer I judge other against.

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  10. When the PBR runs low i go back to my all time fave Easy Street (Odell:)

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    1. Wendy,
      I flip flop between Sunshine and Easy. If I want a lighter, less cloudy beer I go with Sunshine, but sometimes I’m in the mood for an Easy with a big slice of lemon – I like lemon, not orange.

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  11. Love Grimm Brother’s The Farmers Daughter!!!!!

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    1. Stephanie, Grimm makes some damn good beer!!! The Farmers Daughter was one of my favorites too.

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  12. I’m doing this for my hubby- Ten Fidy from Oskar Blues! So dark it’s like drinking motor oil but oh does he love it πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hayley, I’m not a huge fan of dark beer, but I hear good things about Ten Fidy!

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  13. Twisted Pine – Raspberry Wheat!! Love it <3

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    1. Danielle, I tried that one at Colorado Brewers’ Festival. Yum. A bit too sweet after awhile for me, but it does have good flavor. Raspberries are my favorite berry.

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  14. That’s a tough one. I love so many local brews. Red Banshee? Odell’s IPA? Fort Collins Brewery Chocolate Stout? Yum.

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    1. It is a difficult question, Catherine. Like many who have responded here, it’s a bit of a mood thing for me, and seasonal. The stouts are good in the winter!

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  15. that is really tough, but right now my favorite is Juicy Peach from Big Beaver in Loveland. Let’s recognize the little guys this time!!!

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    1. I’m not normally a fruity beer gal, but last month I fell in love with the peach beer by Pagosa Springs Brewery. Normally they are too, too sweet for me, but this one had just a hint of peach and then it turned into a beer taste and didn’t leave the lingering sugar taste on my tongue. I’ll have to give the Big Beaver peach a try!

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  16. Little Red Cap – Grimm Brothers Loveland, CO…..Have a fantastic day πŸ™‚

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  17. +1 for the Lugene shout out, good call! One of my favorite year round CO beers is Avery’s Ellies Brown.

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  18. Pateros Creek Cache La Porter is my current favorite.

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  19. Jammin Jim entered this response on the wrong post, so I’m moving it over him so that he can be counted!

    http://www.jamminjim.com

    My favorite Colorado Beer.

    This could go on and on..
    It has to be Glenwood Canyon Brewpub’s Infusion of their.
    “Whiskey Oak Chip Irish Stout”

    Sure makes winter more enjoyable.

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  20. Another comment that was entered in the wrong place!

    My favorite local beers are mother ship whit from new belgium and ginger beer from crabtree brewery in greeley. – cecily

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  21. We will second that, Andy, Deviant Dale’s from Oskar Blues. Best IPA in Colorado, which of course makes it the best anywhere.

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    1. I love visiting the Oskar Blues in Lyons. I find most of their beers to be easy drinking, although sometimes they get a little too hoppy for me!

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    1. I think Left Hand’s Milk Stout may be winning the most mentions on this list!!!

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  22. I’m going to have to go with Thinking of Something Orange from Verboten Brewing in Loveland. Amazing honey orange blossom beer!

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    1. Oh yes, the first shout out for Verboten! They make some unique brews and Thinking of Something Orange is also my favorite by that brewery, Lauren!

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  23. Sunshine Wheat for the hot summer days, 90 Shilling for cooler days. Bier de Gard for a nice evening with my wife. And most anything from Big Beaver Brewing Company for after motorcycle rides with my buddies. Thank you!

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    1. I don’t get to Big Beaver very often, but they seem to have a very solid fan-base, Sean. Good luck!

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  24. There are so many great options, but I’m a big fan of Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers.

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  25. I’m going to have to go with the O’dell Bourbon Barrel Stout. I hope we can see it again in the future.

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    1. I never tried that one, Andrew. It sounds potent. Like it would go well with some strong cheese!

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    1. Is that the one they release near Christmas? I remember really liking the bottle art. πŸ™‚ But can’t remember if I liked the beer!

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  26. You know what I miss? Skinny Dip. Used to be the BEST CO beer. And, it’s gone forever.

    Also gone, Odell Red Ale (til next year). Hands down my fave CO beer.

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  27. Snowdrop from Grimm, its my husbands favorite.

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    1. Big fan of Snowdrop too, but you have to be careful – it’s nearly 8%!!!

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  28. I really enjoy New Belgium’s Dig!

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    1. Robin,
      I feel like an idiot, but I haven’t even heard of that beer! And I thought I knew all of New Belgium’s brews. Looking it up now!

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  29. Oh this is hard! I’m pretty partial to Left Hand’s Milk Stout and Odell’s 90 Shilling.

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  30. With so many fantastic brews in Colorado, it’s a tough call! But, here goes anyway… My favorite beers would have to be New Belgium’s Abbey Grand Cru (unfortunately, not available too often) and Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (creamy goodness!). For lighter beers, I am loving Odell’s Celestrina. Thanks for giving me a chance to attend this year’s Fall Harvest Brewfest… woohoo! πŸ™‚

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    1. Maggie,
      You are absolutely right. The question is difficult to answer. My favorite beers change seasonally and with my mood. πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried the Celestrina yet!

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  31. Hard to choose! Right now loving the seasonal St. Lupulin from Odells.

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  32. <3 90 Shillng! Crossing fingers I get to win tickets for the festival!

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    1. 90 Shilling is a popular one around Northern Colorado, that’s for sure!!! Good luck, Claudia!

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  33. Can’t wait for Fall Harvest Festival! It’s always such a joyous occasion!

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  34. Sunshine Wheat – a good all around hanging out on the deck enjoying the evening after a long day hiking BEER!

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  35. Cowboys Golden – City Star Brewery in Berthoud. What’s better than a beer named after a dog?

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    1. I am a big fan of City Star, Peggy. Their brown is the best in the business right now, plus, I LOVE their taproom. A very warm and inviting space.

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  36. dale pale ale….the first to reign canarchy on craft beer in a can!!!!!!!

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    1. Chris,
      Great for taking along when floating a river! Dales in the can is good summer brew!

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  37. Abbey from New Belgium…nice and dark for those winter snowy days yet crisp and banana-y (yes that’s a word!) to quench a nice summer thirst….LOVE!

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  38. Loving the Spaceghost IPA @ Equinox in Fort Collins…it’s yummayyyy

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    1. Brandi,
      That’s a new one that I’ve never heard of! I’m going to have to get to Equinox real soon.

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    2. Brandi, that’s a new one on me – I’ve been waiting for one of my favorite old cartoons to brew my favorite-forever beer (IPA) – going to recommend that tap acquisition by the Crowbar and Maddie’s Biergarten down here in Castle Rock.

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  39. I’m going to have to say Breckenridge Brewing’s Agave Wheat. Yum!

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  40. Renegade Brewing Company’s Una Mas…but the list goes on & on & on & on… πŸ™‚

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  41. with so many great breweries in this town alone its hard to decide on a favorite Colorado beer. I gotta go with Odell St.Lupulin. Perfect amount of hops and lets you know summertime is here. We are all blessed to live in such a beer friendly place!

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  42. I really like the banquet beer….. am I banned now? πŸ˜‰ Grimm’s Farmer’s Daughter is really good and coming again very soon!

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  43. 1554 (or maybe Easy Street with a slice of orange…)

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  44. I’m a Loveland girl who drinks local! Big Beaver brewery’s Red Arse is my all time favorite when they have it on tap. Grimm Brothers is my 2nd favorite. I enjoy a Snow Cap, whichever is half Snowdrop and half Red Cap. Dammit! Now I’m thirsty!

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  45. Thinking of Something Orange (or most anything else) from Verboten

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  46. Ft Collins Brewing Pomegranate Wheat

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  47. And the winner is… according to Random.org… JENNIFER (Ft. Collins Brewing Pomegranate Wheat).

    This has never happened before, but the person who won was the last person who entered the contest!

    Congrats to Jennifer, who will be contacted this morning.

    To the rest, thank you for entering. What an amazing list of beers! I’ve actually tried a few that were mentioned here that I hadn’t tried before, so that was nice.

    To buy tickets go to http://www.fallharvestbrewfest.com/. And remember, it’s for a GREAT cause!

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  48. Digging anything from Upslope right now.

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