Photo Diary: Moments of June

This town is full of fun things to do, and I enjoy doing them. The best part of the craft beer obsession in Northern Colorado is the culture. There is always an event to attend, a new beer to be tasted and great people to do it all with. I do not always get to post about all the things I do involving beer, so I have composed a little photo album of June.

The smoke of the High Park Fire on the day it started from the parking lot of Pateros Creek Brewing Company during their First Anniversary Party

The Pateros Creek Anniversary Party had a party bus….party on the roof! They released their new Spiranthes Extra Pale Ale this day.

On Wednesdays, you can get $2 New Belgium Shifts at Crank N Steins. We play a lot of card games while drinking these here.

Well Built ESB by Breckenridge Brewery at brewery Night at The Forge. This beer, aged in Stranahan whiskey barrels is soooo smooth. For an extra $1 we got to keep the glass

Pateros Creek Brewing and The Waffle Lab helped host a fundraiser for the High Park Fire that raised over $8000. This was the line to get your waffle for your $10 entry. Other restaurants, Matador Mexican Grill and Pizza Casbah, also donated food.

The parking lot of Pateros Creek Brewing was packed for the High Park Fundraiser

Another Brewery Night at The Forge featured $3 glasses of new beers from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse of of Loveland. It was a blast!

Yet another packed patio. The Holler! played in the beer garden of Equinox Brewing. Another $2000 for the High Park Fire was raised this night when it turned into an impromptu fundraiser.

The crowd for The Holler! spilled into the ally, but the donation jar for the High Park Fire kept going around!

When a friends husband was out of town, I knew she would say yes to a last minute adventure down to Berthoud to check out City Star Brewing for the first time. Their vanilla brown was great, but their IPA was more of a pale.

Choice City Butcher and Deli hosted a VIP Connoisseur Tasting the night before the Colorado Brewers Fest. Exclusive beers were flowing and ticket holders also received a special tasting glass and dinner from Choice City.

A lot of the beers at the Connoisseur tasting came from bottles, as they were specialty beers. Many were high in alcohol as breweries showcased their best doubles, imperials, etc, which made this event even more fun 🙂

Breckenridge’s Chocolate Cream Stout at the Connoisseur Tasting was a favorite.

Michelle Peth of The Mayor of Old Town speaks about the Beer Bettys a female beer club she teaches weekly, at the Experience Beer Tent at the Colorado Brewers Festival. This feature was new this year and was added to help educate patrons more on the culture of beer.

Every hour on the hour a different presenter was featured discussing a different topic in the Experience Beer Tent at the Colorado Brewers Festival. Here brewer Steve Jones of Pateros Creek Brewing is pouring his Capitol Peak IPA, the second in the Fourteeners Series of IPAs to be released at different locations

I shared a bomber of one of my favorite Avery beers with a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. It was just as delicious as I remembered it.

Pateros Creek really is a family owned and operated business. Here brewer Steve Jones pours a beer while holding his youngest son, Porter. One of the sweetest little babies ever who loves to hang out at his daddys “beer-ry”

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