Win VIP tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest

Fall Harvest Brewfest 2011 logo

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.

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    • The Mayor
      Reply

      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.

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

  2. Lori
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    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.

    • The Mayor
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      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!

    • The Mayor
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      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.

  3. hayley
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    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˜‰

    • The Mayor
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      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.

    • The Mayor
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      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!

  4. Frances Soltis
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    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!!!

    • The Mayor
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      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!

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

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

  7. The Mayor
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    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.

  8. The Mayor
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    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

    • The Mayor
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      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!

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

    • The Mayor
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      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!

  10. Sean
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    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!

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

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

    • The Mayor
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      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!

  13. Stacey
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    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.

    • The Mayor
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      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!

  14. Maggie
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    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™‚

    • The Mayor
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      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!

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

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

    • The Mayor
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      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.

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

  18. Taryn Denton
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    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!

    • Harris Gray
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      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.

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

  20. Chris
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    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!

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

  22. Kerri Ertman
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    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!

  23. The Mayor
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    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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