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New Belgium Assault Ride

The nations biggest bicycle obstacle ride hits Fort Collins! Grab your gear and get ready for the Urban Assault Ride. You and a teammate will set out across the city on your two-wheeled steeds to find ‘checkpoints’ where there will be a funky and adventerous obstacle course to be completed before you travel onto the next one. The first team to complete all the obstacles wins the ride! Once completed […]

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23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival Comes to Beer Town USA

By Colleen Hunt The 23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival is here just in time to beat the heat with tasty brews!  With more than 60 beers and two stages of live music including performances from Fierce Bad Rabbit and 12 Cents for Marvin, this event demonstrates how spoiled we are as beer consumers. According to their Facebook page the event is supposed to generate more than 5,000 people sipping on […]

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Odell Brewing Company's Small Batch Festival

By Colleen Hunt Spring has sprung in Colorado, which means that Odell Brewing Company’s Small Batch Festival is upon us. Odell’s will be pouring over 20 pilot beers for our community as a thank you for supporting them as our first microbrewery in Fort Collins. “We’re excited to celebrate with all of our amazing local fans that make what we do possible,” says marketing manager Amanda Johnson-King. This is the […]

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Tapping into Northern Colorado’s Craft Beer Boom

By Colleen Hunt Colorado has one of the largest concentrations of craft breweries in the world. We’re ranked second in the country for most craft beer by volume, according to reputable websites like ratebeer.com and beeradvocate.com. With over 118 breweries statewide and about 23 in Fort Collins alone, it’s obvious that our thirst has not yet been quenched. Anyone can start the process of being a “beer nerd” with seasoned […]

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New Gallery Aims to Ignite Community Interest in Alternative Art Scene

By Emily Clingman A few years ago, it was rare to find alternatives to traditional Western-style art galleries. Edgy artists from off the beaten path lacked public venues to feature their work. Now, a burst of new galleries is popping up around Old Town. And they aren’t displaying images of horses and Aspen trees. One such gallery will make its debut on December 2, which would not have been possible […]

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Wicked Gravity: Fort Collins Brewery Launches New Restaurant

By Lincoln Greenhaw Behind the steel and glass window that separates the Fort Collins Brewery from its new in-house restaurant, Gravity Ten-Twenty, I watched the employees polishing up the futuristic machinery behind the bar before the afternoon patio crowd started to pour in. “It’s an automated growler filler,” Tobi Bean, the restaurant’s General Manager said, as I marveled at a giant stainless steel robot filling half-gallons of beer behind the […]

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Brews News

The local breweries are hoppin’ – just in time for Colorado Beer Week, April 8-16. The Fort Collins Brewery recently re-released “Maibock” – a smooth, toffee-infused bock beer that finishes with a gentle, warming sweetness. On April 15, the brewery is also releasing a brand new creation, “The Incredible Hop,” an Imperial India Red Ale. Master Brewer Doug Smith describes the new brew as “driven by rich Munich malts, complimented […]

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Odell Launches New Brew

IPA (India Pale Ale) lovers, unite! Odell has launched a brand new hoppy brew, Myrcenary Double IPA. The official Odell Brewing Company press release states, “Named for Myrcene, a component of the essential oils found in a hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene. Nearly six pounds of seven different American hop varieties were used in each barrel. At […]