I’ve been writing and attending festivals in Colorado for long enough to inform you with authority that we Coloradoans celebrate beer very, very well. I don’t try to keep up with all of the beer festivals around the state – it would be nearly impossible. There are events that feature chili beers, microbrews, home brews, and there are small fests and large fests and then there’s the grand daddy of
It’s no secret, the Mayor of HeidiTown is a fanatical fan of soccer. Seriously folks, I LOVE soccer. LOVE. And it’s been a great year for Colorado soccer fans… first the World Cup and now the Colorado Rapids have made it to the MLS final in Toronto. There are several watch parties in Denver, but there wasn’t an organized event in Northern Colorado, so I decided to put one together
Today’s HeidiTown contest is courtesy of Dancing Pines Distillery. This brand new distillery in Loveland is giving away two tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest, the annual fundraiser for Animal House Rescue in Fort Collins. Fall Harvest Brewfest is a celebration of good drink from local breweries and Dancing Pines Distillery. It will raise much-needed funds for Animal House, one of only two non-kill shelters in Northern Colorado. The event is
HeidiTown is not a calendar of events. I simply share with you the events I find interesting and worthy of comment. This weekend there just so happens to be one of those events in my backyard. Author of “Party Across America,” Michael Guerriero, describes Tour De Fat as a “rolling carnival on wheels that’s sponsored by a brewery with a conscience”¦ part costume party, part pedaling pandemonium, and 100%
Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon is a good time, if you can find it. Tucked under the bridge, yes, this bridge”¦ Rogue Ales is a great place to grab lunch and indulge in one of their many craft beers. You can also tour the brewery. After spending a couple hours at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, it was just what my mom and I needed. The aquarium is a beautiful facility,
Last Tuesday, we attended a free beer tasting at Pourhouse Bar & Grill in Loveland, Colorado. The beer in question was that of the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, currently brewed by the owners in their garage. The Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was seeking feedback on their brew, and what better way to get the public to participate than by offering free beer. We arrived at 7 p.m., planning to have dinner before
Coloradoans likes beer. We have a lot of breweries. In fact, we produce more beer here than in any other state. Not surprisingly towns across Colorado embrace Oktoberfest. The real Oktoberfest is held each year in Munich, Germany, where Germans and tourist alike consume 1.5 million gallons of beer during the 16-day event. The event starts in September and usually last into the first part of October.
At Oskar Blues Cajun Grill & Brewery in Lyons, Colorado, the hamburgers just may be the best in the world. Or at least in Colorado. Click on the link to read my review or go to the Restaurant Review page above.