Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day tour packages in Loveland, Colorado.
This year, we’re at it again and the My Big Date tours are better than ever. We even have a hotel partner offering discounted rates to our attendees. This is especially important because it’s difficult to get a hotel room in Loveland on Valentine’s Day weekend – most hotels book up.
Our tours are so good that our VIP Brunch & Brew tour on 2/14/16 is already sold out, but there are still available tours on 2/13/16.
Brunch & Beer in Loveland – what’s not to love?
This year’s brunches are being held at the award-winning brewery, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. One of Loveland’s first microbreweries, Grimm has won numerous awards at beer competitions and is a longtime favorite of mine (I’ve known these guys since they were brewing in their garage).
Our brunch tours start with a coffee tasting at LOCO Artisan Coffee. This coffeehouse serves Brewsworthy Coffee and roaster extraordinaire, Tom Helm, will be on hand to walk guests through a few different blends.
Next up is brunch at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. The brunch will be provided by Taste Catering Company. We used Taste last year and our guests blown away by the inspired dishes they served up. At brunch guests are treated to a four course meal where each dish is expertly paired with a Grimm Brothers beer. Think wild mushroom parmesan polenta with prosciutto Benedict covered in green chili hollandaise served with a GABF silver medal winning dunkel.
After brunch it’s off to Loveland Aleworks in downtown where you’ll indulge in a beer flight and cupcakes by B. Sweet Cupcakes.
Cocktails in Loveland? Yes, please!
Our Spirits Tours, also available on 2/13/16 start with a special My Big Date cocktail and tapas at Origins Wine Bar & Woodfired Pizza in downtown Loveland. Next up is a tour and tasting at Spring 44, a marquee Loveland distillery. The last stop is at Climb Hard Cider for a flight of ciders served with a cupcake.
The best part is that you don’t have to drive. The NOCO Short Bus will transport our guests between all stops on our tours and even drop them off in downtown so that our happy couples can spend some time at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival.
All couples on the tour also receive an awesome SWAG bag that we hope will entice them to stick around Loveland or to return. Items include numerous beer tokens, 2-for-one ice skating coupons, discounts for events at the Budweiser Events Center and much more.
Plan to spend your Valentine’s Day in Loveland, Colorado this year. To book this amazing Valentine’s Day getaway in Loveland, Colorado go to ValentinesDayinLoveland.com/packages.