Fall is the season of cooler temps, pumpkins, football, and beer. Actually, it’s always beer season if you know where to go. We have beer on the mind, especially since the Great American Beer Festival is coming up the first weekend of October (which is mostly sold out again but there are some tickets still left here). Be sure to check out what’s brewing at a few of our favorite beer stops this fall.
300 Suns Brewing can be found in Longmont, Colorado, about 30 minutes north of Denver. They’ve been established for years after the idea of creating a brewery kept surfacing for founders Dan & Jean. Longmont is lucky to get nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, the origin of their name, and now, lucky for Longmont, 300 Suns Brewing brings the brewery atmosphere to their community. You are sure to be able to have some fun at one of their weekly events (Drop-In Acoustic Jam on Wednesdays or America’s Pub Quiz Trivia on Thursdays) but be sure to check out what they have in store for their Chili Cook-Off. It’s set to happen on Saturday September 28th from 2-6pm and features some amazing chili, craft beer, cider & spirits, music and family and pet-friendly fun. This event will be benefiting the Longmont Human Society as well as ArtWalk Longmont. Doesn’t seem like something anyone should miss. Get your ticket here!
City Star Brewing from Berthoud, CO has everything a brewery lover is looking for. Independent ownership? Check. Crafty packaging? Check. A love for dogs? Check. Their own small batch brew system? Check. Live music? Check. Award winning beer? Check. A year-round patio? Check. A comfortable taproom? Check. Did we mention, they have really good beer? They also have events. All the time. Berthoud is a growing town, about an hour north of Denver and trust us, this brewery is worth every second of the drive. Check out their line up of events for the rest of the month here.
Oskar Blues Brewery, who started their brewing adventure in Lyons, Colorado & now has locations in North Carolina & Austin, TX, is always ready for a good time. They were the first microbrewery to start putting craft beer in cans with their famous Dave’s Pale Ale and ever since they’ve made a name for themselves. To add to the brags, they have an impressive list of events, it’s full of music, trivia nights, release parties, cornhole league and bike rides. You can see what we’re talking about here.
It’s true, if you love beer, it’s always beer season. Microbreweries have been popping up across the country for a while now & in our home state of Colorado, they create their own culture. In fact, according to our friends at The Denver Business Journal, Colorado is home to 348 breweries, “the state with the second-most breweries in the nation”. They go on to say that this means that “Colorado has six breweries for every 100,000 residents”. Cheers to that. Enjoy all of the above beer and fun and always remember, please be responsible!