It’s that time again, time for the barbarian hordes to take over Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, Colorado.
Sponsored by Grimm Brothers and benefiting the American Legion, Post 2000, this will be the fourth year of fur, fun and food. The Barbarian Feast is returning to its place of origin, the Grimm Brothers parking lot.
Platters of foodstuff will be provided by Friendly Nick’s Butcher of Fort Collins. Nick has been our food purveyor for the last several years of the feast and his creations are truly inventive. One year, we had head cheese on the platter. True story.
Honestly, food is a huge part of this event, and Nick’s fare is fit for a queen, or rather a warrior who kills monarchs. It is truly magnificent.
In addition to food for days, there will be belly dancing, drums, and an orator who will recount the battles won by this tribe of motley barbarians.
New this year is axe throwing by Axe to Grind in downtown Loveland. Details are being sharpened, but best start working out that throwing arm now.
There is also beer because where there are barbarians there is beer. That’s a no-brainer.
No silverware or napkins are provided. This is a BYOK (bring your own knife) sort of feast. So pack your own blade or simply eat with your hands.
It is not imperative to come dressed up, but it is a lot of fun, and every year, those who come in street clothing, lament their lack of fur and armor.
Come prepared to eat a lot, imbibe a few pints of beer and be lively. After all, there hasn’t been much carousing for the past 18 months, so you have a lot of catching up to do.
NOTE: This is an adult event, so please leave your little barbarians at home. Please leave any Romans you may know at home too, even if they seem really nice (they are not).
The Barbarian Feast takes place on October 2, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 623 North Denver Ave, Loveland, Colorado.
Buy your tickets before September 17 or you’ll pay extra, and no one wants that.