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December
The event calendar is always in a state-of-flux. Check back often for recent additions!
01
Saturday 
Black Bottle Brewery Grand Opening in Fort Collins
Black Bottle Brewery opens at 11am in Fort Collins. Black Bottle will offer a variety of food, has a full-service bar, great wine list, and 40 tap handles.
www.blackbottlebrewery.com

Wynkoops Parade Of Darks
On December 1, 1-4 PM, Wynkoop Brewing Company presents the annual Parade of Darks, a holiday fundraiser and showcase of seasonal and year-round beers in the amber-to-opaque color categories.

The event features a gift list of perfect-for-cool-weather beers -- from holiday seasonals, barley wines, sours and Belgians to porters, stouts and more -- for sampling. There will also be of selection of cheeses and chocolates to accompany the beers.

Wynkoop donates 100% of the money from ticket sales to Metro CareRing (MCR), a downtown Denver food pantry that's experiencing another record year of demand for its services. Participating, big-hearted breweries are donating their time and beers to join the cause. Wonderful!

Last years event featured about 70 fine beers and raised nearly $14,000.
Advance tickets are $35. Sales end on November 30 at 5 PM MST. Tickets are $42 the day of the event at the door, provided the event is not sold out already.
www.ticketalternative.com

Hops For Hope
Hops For Hope is a beer festival fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. It happens Sat. Dec. 1st at the Budweiser Events center. Tickets are $25, and provide unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon. 4pm - 8pm. Barbeque samples and it's for sale.
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06
Thursday 
Rising Professionals and RMFI Happy Hour At Trinity Brewing
The Rising Professionals are partnering with Trinity Brewing Company to have a night out with our adopted non-profit for 2012, Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI).

RMFI does trail maintenance and restoration and environmental education throughout the Southern Rocky Mountain region. The Rising Professionals and Trinity are helping RMFI to raise community awareness and a few bucks by having $1 of each Soul Horkey Ale purchased donated to RMFI.

Come sample some delicious beer and help a great non-profit at the same time!
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08
Saturday 
Focus On The Beer Party At Trinity Brewing
Focus On The Beer celebrates their 2nd anniversary with special beers from favorite breweries. For our second anniversary party we have asked some breweries that we've made friends with to provide special offerings that are hard to come by in Colorado Springs. We've got a killer lineup and we're excited to share that with you. Come have a good time, say hi, and throw a big 'Cheers' up with us on Dec. 08, from 5pm until 11pm at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs.

Special Tapping:
Avery - Lilikoi Kepolo
Backcountry - Zinfandel Barrel Aged Imperial Saison
Crooked Stave - TBA - something unique
Deschutes - Sage Fight IPA (Wild sage & juniper, made for Oregon BMBW)
Elevation - 8 Second Kolsch
Funkwerks - Deceit
Great Divide - Negative Ghost Rider
Green Flash - Treasure Chest
New Belgium - Beers Made By Walking - Lavendar, Plum Bock
Odell - TBA
Oskar Blues - Chardonnay Barrel Aged Mamas Little Yella Pils
Paradox - Oaked Cherry Hell for Stout
Strange - Eldorado Bel-Gin Dark
Trinity - TBA
Wynkoop - Vintage Barleywine
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09
Sunday 
Beer & Bacon Breakfast at Front Range Barbeque
Focus On The Beer has teamed up with Front Range Barbeque in Colorado Springs for the first Beer & Bacon Breakfast. This is the 2nd event celebrating Focus On The Beer's 2nd Anniversary, the first being the party at Trinity Brewing the night before on Dec. 8th.
The breakfast will consist of 5 to 6 courses paired with beers. The menu will be released soon. The cost is $50. Make your reservations at the link below.
www.frbbq.com

Denver Bacon and Beer Fest
Denver Off The Wagon has teamed up with Eat Boston and Forkly to give you Denver's first Bacon & Beer Festival on Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Mile High Station.
Not only will you be able to devour magical greasy bacon and full-bodied brews, but you will also be helping a great cause. The event benefits Project Angel Heart and Metro Care Ring, two amazing organizations working to provide hunger relief in Denver. Denver-area Whole Foods stores are donating American Homestead bacon for the restaurants to use
www.wheretoeat.in
12
Wednesday 
Great Storm Brewing Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 12th, Great Storm Brewing celebrates Christmas. Starting at 11 am they will be offering new beers; one was brewed by each member of the staff!
- Lynn draws on her Scottish ancestry to brew Wassail Ale, a Scottish Wee Heavy spiced with apples and cinnamon.
- Devyn combines her love of coffee and beer to brew Working Girl Coffee Stout, an Irish sweet stout with dark roast espresso.
- Jeff explores his love of English Ales to bring you John Paul George Stingo, a soured and oaked dark Yorkshire strong ale.
- Sometime assistant and all time awesome brewer Ben Wilder exposes his wilder side with Wilder Brewing's Singularity, an offbeat, peppery Belgian amber with the gravity of a black hole.
- Plus, we'll be serving our Thunderstroke Barleywine, an extremely high gravity sweet English Ale that's sure to warm your bones in cold weather. Limit one 12 oz pour per customer per visit.
- And, amazing local singer Amy Sue Hardy will be in the house 6-8 pm bringing your favorite Christmas carols to life. Hope to see you there!
www.greatstormbrewing.com

Avery Release Party - The Maharaja
At 5pm in the taproom of Avery Brewing, the release party for the Maharaja Imperial IPA. Bombers and drafts go on sale of this insane Imperial IPA. Accompanied by tasty Indian cuisine and Bollywood films in the Barrel Aging Cellar, the Maharaja himself will be here, and will allow you to take pictures with him!
www.averybrewing.com

Bristol Brewing Tap Takeover At Brewer's Republic
Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs hosts a Bristol Brewing Tap Takeover. Check their facebook page for a beer list.
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14
Friday 
Ska Brewing Tap Takeover At Brewers Republic
Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs hosts a Ska Brewing Tap Takeover. Check their facebook page for a beer list.
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15
Saturday 
Festivus Denver Beer Festival
This is a new festival presented by Denver Off The Wagon and ImbibeDenver. Beer provided from 20 Denver breweries. Unlimited 4 oz. pours. Local vendors and non-profits inside, local food trucks outside. Live music, shwag, give-aways, and proceeds will benefit New Era Colorado.Tickets are $30 until Nov. 4.
Festival goes from 2pm-6pm at the McNichols Building in Denver.
www.imbibedenver.com
19
Wednesday 
Fort Collins Brewery Tap Takeover At Brewers Republic
Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs hosts a Fort Collins Brewery Tap Takeover. Check their facebook page for a beer list.
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22
Saturday 
Black Bottle Brewery Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show
Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins is having a Haggard Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show. With all of you... Bring your worst Christmas Gear.... Winner gets a 50 Dollar bar tab..

Saturday Night!!! Judging starts at 9 PM!!!!
www.blackbottlebrewery.com
 
 
More Events (Multiple Dates, Week & Month Long)
Thursday Music Series at the Avery Tap Room
The Avery Tap Room now has local musicians showcasing their acoustic talents every Thursday evening. Stop by, have a brew and enjoy the tunes!

Sunday Open-Mic
Open Mic Sundays hosted by Hotfoot from 2:30 - 6:00 PM at the Avery Tap Room. Bands interested in playing should be at the Tap Room by 2pm to sign up with Shawn from Hotfoot. Email kellner(at)averybrewing.com with any questions.
"Tunes Every Tuesday"
Trinity has an extensive event list each month. Check out their site for details.
Every Tuesday Pint Night
Buy a logo pint glass for $4.69 and get one free fill and $2.69 refills day of purchase.

Each month on a Thursday, tap a new beer, complimentary glasses from 6:00-6:30
Check individual Rock Bottoms for dates and brews.
Every Friday "Frikin Friday"
Check the website.
Monthly pool tournaments
On the first Thursday of every month, put your skills to the test in a double-elimination pool tournament, starting at 8pm. There is a $10 entry fee.
If you have a beer related event that you would like us to add to the calendar, please send an email with the necessary information. If possible, please include a picture.

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