FoCo Cafe and Holiday Twin Drive-In Presents First Ever Bikes, Brews & Blockbusters

Who: FoCo Cafe is the first nonprofit pay-what-you-can restaurant in Fort Collins. The cafe’s mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay while using mostly local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients.

Family owned and operated, the historic Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre is a two-screen theater playing double features on each screen. Open spring through the first weekend of September, Holiday Twin Drive-In is the place to be in Fort Collins, CO, lighting up the Front Range for 50 years.

What: FoCo Cafe and Holiday Twin Drive-In have teamed up to bring you the first annual Bikes, Brews & Blockbusters. This unique bike-in festival celebrates the art of film by showcasing independent work from local artists paired with local brews.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Ticket entry includes ten 4oz beers, live music and showings of independent short films. Artists can submit their entries to josh@holidaytwin.com.

This engaging and relaxed affair will benefit FoCo Cafe.

When: Sunday, August 19 from 6-10 p.m. (live music is from 6-8 p.m. and viewing of the independent films will start at 8 p.m)

Where: Holiday Twin Drive-In (2206 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526)

Participating Breweries: Black Bottle Brewery, Funkwerks, Gilded Goat Brewing Company, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Intersect Brewing, Maxline Brewing, McClellan's Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Prost Brewing Company and Snowbank Brewing.

Participating  Vendors: Austin Taco, Artwork by Mike McPuff, Cranked up Coffee, Nurtured Spirits Henna, Rollin' Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria, The Waffle Lab and Turtle Mountain Fermentary

Live Music: A Brother's Fountain, Blind Alley Troubadours and Crispy Watkins and the Crack Willows.

Sponsors: Emporium Sports Bar, Imeru Creative and Smart Minds

About FoCo Cafe:
FoCo Cafe is the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins. Cafe patrons set the price for cafe cuisine in this pay-what-you-can setting. Instead of a cash register, a donation box is on the counter. If you can give more, please pay it forward. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, participate in community with your time and talent in exchange for a mouth-watering meal. Daily menu selections are made primarily using fresh, locally grown ingredients, and funded by the donations of patrons donating for their meals. For more information, visit http://fococafe.org.

About Holiday In Drive-In:
The Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre is a two screen theater playing double features on each screen. The Co-hit is always the second feature. Our ticket prices are Ages 10 and up $8.00, ages 6-9 $5.00 and Ages 65 and over $5.00. We open in the Spring and run through the first weekend of September. After Memorial Day weekend we start running 7 nights a week. The Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre was built in the late 1960's. It was purchased by it's current owner, Wesley Webb in 1979 and is run by family members. For more information, visit http://www.holidaytwindrivein.com.

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Brings Food Truck Fun to the Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Art Walk

What: Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series is a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve.

The Art District on Santa Fe has already proven they know how to have a good time on a Friday night with iconic First Fridays, and now Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally is bringing the community the party of the summer, complete with nearly 40 food trucks and plenty of craft beer and cocktails!

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally will bring the Santa Fe and Baker neighborhoods more of what they love from First Friday but with a Truck Stop twist– more food, booze, and fun for all. While galleries and businesses throughout the district open their doors for a night of art and exploration, Santa Fe will be closed between 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue with all side streets shut down for Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally.
Free entrance, food and beverages available for purchase. For more information about the event visit www.truckstoprally.com.

When: Friday, August 3 from 4-10 p.m.

Where: Santa Fe between 7th and 11th Avenue

Participating Food Trucks: Aiko Pops, Amazingly Tasty Eats, Arepas Queen, Ba-Nom-a-Nom, Baba's Fallafel, Barbed Wire Reef, The Budlong Hot Chicken, Billy's Gourmet Dogs, Boar & Castle Mobile Eatery, Cheese Please, Chivis Tacos, Cirque Kitchen, Clamato Time, Colorado Pig Rig, Dos Gringos, Dude Bro Taco, Em's Ice Cream, The Ethiopian Food Truck, Farmer Joes, Funnels, Gyros King, Happy Cones Co, Holy Crepe, J Street Food Truck, Little India Food Truck, Lomito, Gourmet, OG Burger, Ol' Skool Que, Pavy's Truck, Pierogies Factory, Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company, Rolling Smoke BBQ, Saba's Ethiopian Food, Samples World Bistro, Seasoned Swine, Steubens Food Truck, Taj Palace, Top Dawg Sausages, WeChef Kitchen

 

About Two Parts
Founded in 2013, Two Parts is a Denver-based marketing and experiential agency responsible for some of the largest craft festivals in the state. The company’s mission is to create community through discovery, consumption, and discussion of local experiences and craft products. Two Parts produces experiences such as the Collaboration Fest, Truck Stop, and The Passport Program. For more information, visit twoparts.com.

About Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series
Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series is a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve. Each event explores the ever-evolving world of food truck fare, all alongside local craft beer and cocktails, and the soundtrack of live tunes. Each event benefits a non-profit organization to give back to the neighborhoods that host the festival.

Great Divide Brewing Teams Up Again with DJ and Producer GRiZ for Collaboration Beer

DENVER - July 5, 2018 – For the second year in a row, Great Divide Brewing Company is creating a beer with chart-topping musician GRiZ. This year, Chasing The Golden Hour will be available for purchase at GRiZ’s sold-out shows at Red Rocks on July 13th and July 14th for the first time.
 
“We were blown away by the enthusiasm for this collaboration last year,” said Shannon Berner, Marketing Director at Great Divide Brewing Co., “It really highlighted how strong the connection is in the creativity behind craft beer and music. Griz fans continue to ask for the beer at our bars, so we’re excited to bring it back.” Along with his own weed strain, this collaboration with Great Divide is yet another unique avenue for GRiZ fans to experience his music and creativity.
 
The beer recipe will stay the same but the limited edition Crowler artwork has been updated giving fans an opportunity to start their Chasing the Golden Hour crowler collection.
 
At 7.3 percent ABV, Chasing the Golden Hour has copious amounts of fresh peaches that accentuate the fruity notes from Great Divide’s four yeast saison blend. While the fresh peach character is huge, the complexity of the saison provides a solid backbone and the beer finishes with the dryness you would expect from a traditional farmhouse ale. This saison is complex yet refreshing and perfect for Chasing The Golden Hour.    

In addition to Red Rocks, the beer will be sold at the Gothic Theater and Larimer Lounge as well as the Ogden Theater, where GRiZ will perform a live rehearsal on July 12th. It will also be available on draft and to-go in custom crowlers at both Great Divide tap rooms starting Wednesday, July 11th.

 About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate's "Top Rated Beers: Colorado" (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.
 
About GRiZ

Grant Kwiecinski, otherwise known as GRiZ, is a saxophone playing electronic music producer who hails from Michigan and is well known for his talents in writing funk and soul-influenced dance music. GRiZ began playing saxophone in elementary school and later began to produce his own music digitally.  He attended Michigan State University for a period of time before dropping out to pursue his music career full-time. He first rose to fame after the release of his debut album, End Of The World Party, in 2011. Soon enough he was being asked to support pioneers such as Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Big Gigantic. GRiZ now has five albums under his belt; Mad Liberation in 2012, Rebel Era in 2013, Say It Loud in 2015, Good Will Prevail in 2016, and just recently he released his remix album, Good Will Continue, in 2017 which he will tour beginning in October. GRiZ has previously traveled the globe, performing at some of the largest music festivals such as Electric Zoo, Electric Forest, HARD Summer LA, TomorrowWorld, Decadence, and Lollapalooza. For more information visit http://www.mynameisgriz.com.

 

Great Divide Brewing Company Releases Hyper-Limited Hazy IPA in Cans Exclusively in Denver

DENVER - July 2, 2018 - Great Divide Brewing Company is excited to announce Hazy IPA will be available in cans in limited quantities starting this July throughout the Denver Metro area. Hazy IPA, which was originally released as a draft-only beer in July 2017, is a cloudy IPA with a juicy mix of citrus aroma and nuanced fruit characteristics. With the city of Denver at its fingertips, Great Divide is able to get this beer out the door quickly and into drinkers’ hands (and mouths) in a matter of hours. This ability, along with the beer’s popularity in Great Divide taprooms, led to the decision to can and sell this hyper-limited beer in select local accounts.

“In order to ensure that beer drinkers experience Hazy IPA at its best, we’ll work closely with retail partners to make sure the beer is never sold past its 30-day shelf life,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide. “Our team will be managing the accounts daily to make sure the beer sold is fresh. It will be very labor intensive, but it will be worth it.”

Brewed with a massive amount of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, Hazy IPA is a juicy hop bomb that delivers the bitterness without the bite. The brewing team spent months testing variations of Hazy IPA on the pilot system before perfecting the recipe to create a super juicy, fruity, hoppy and always refreshing beer. The flavor opens towards tangerine and lime zest with notes of tropical papaya and mango, before a slight hop-bitter finish that is rounded by a hint of ripe strawberries.

“Innovation is at the core of what we do and with an outstanding beer like Hazy IPA, we want more people to experience it,” said Dunn. “Grab a six-pack and enjoy the freshest beer from Great Divide.”

12 oz. cans | Draft | 6.2% ABV | 40 IBU

 

About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate's "Top Rated Beers: Colorado" (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.

Call to Arms Brewing Company to Host Third Anniversary Fun Fest on July 21

DENVER - June 28, 2018 –  Call to Arms Brewing Company is hosting its third anniversary celebration at the brewery (4526 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212) on Saturday, July 21 from 12 to 11 p.m. The brewery will pull out all the stops with specialty beer releases, carnival games, live music and plenty of delicious eats. This carnival-themed soiree will mark three years in business in the Berkeley community and unveil the brewery’s new logo.

“Call to Arms has evolved since we first opened our doors three years ago and we’re really proud of our accomplishments over the years,” said Jon Cross, co-owner and head brewer at Call to Arms. “This rebrand has a modern approach that symbolizes the growth and respect we’ve earned over the years. We feel it’s a reflection of who we are and where we’re headed.”

To commemorate their third anniversary the brewery will feature specialty beer releases including the long awaited second release of Space Balls, Call to Arms’ Galaxy Dry-Hopped Ballroom Beer, Tennyson Standard Kolsch, which will make an appearance to quench summer thirsts, and George Juicerson Jr., the brewery’s new session IPA. Call to Arms will also continue their usual fun-filled shenanigans with games, live music from Pick & Howl, and food provided by The Budlong Hot Chicken and Mas Kaos.

“All along the way there has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears. But in the end, we have made it to three years focusing heavily on what we set out to do which is to brew a diverse lineup of high quality beers,” said Chris Bell, owner and co-founder of Call to Arms Brewing. “We want to thank everyone who has helped make this dream a reality.”

About Call to Arms Brewing
Founded in 2015, Call to Arms Brewing Company is located in the Berkeley neighborhood of northwest Denver, Colorado. Blending tradition with innovation, the brewery is a gathering place passionately committed to quality, community, and camaraderie. For more information visit calltoarmsbrewing.com.

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Rolls Into Stanley Marketplace On July 4

Who: Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series is a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve.

What: This food truck rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktail selections and a soundtrack of local music at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Utilizing Stanley Marketplace’s outdoor space, Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally will be an elevated picnic experience with plenty of shade and seating for guests to dine, imbibe and mingle all day long.

When: Wednesday, July 4 from 1 - 8 p.m.

Where: Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010)

Why: Stanley Marketplace is a food-centric, community-inspired marketplace that creates the perfect backdrop for the second Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally of the summer. Celebrate Independence Day with an elevated pop-up experience featuring a variety of delicious eats and Fourth of July themed cocktails.

Participating Food Trucks: aiko pops, Arepas House, Arepas Queen, Baba’s Falafel, Barbed Wire Reef, Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Dos Gringos, Farmer Joe’s, Gyros King, Holy Crepe, Little India Food Truck, Maineiac Lobster Co., Peaceful Creations, Pink Tank, Punch & Judy’s Pot Pies, Rocky Mountain Snowflakes, Taco Bron, The Budlong Hot Chicken, The Ethiopian Food Truck, What Would Cheesus Do and many more to come.

About Two Parts
Founded in 2013, Two Parts is a Denver-based marketing and experiential agency responsible for some of the largest craft festivals in the state. The company’s mission is to create community through discovery, consumption, and discussion of local experiences and craft products. Two Parts produces experiences such as the Collaboration Fest, Truck Stop, and The Passport Program. For more information, visit twoparts.com.

About Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series
Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series is a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve. Each event explores the ever-evolving world of food truck fare, all alongside local craft beer and cocktails, and the soundtrack of live tunes. Each event benefits a non-profit organization to give back to the neighborhoods that host the festival.

Great Divide Brewing Company Releases Third Edition of Denver Pale Ale Artist Series

Great Divide Brewing Company Releases Third Edition of  Denver Pale Ale Artist Series

Great Divide Brewing Company is releasing the third edition of the Denver Pale Ale Artist series with artwork created by Denver-based artist and illustrator Rachel Jablonski. Available nationwide, the Denver Pale Ale Artist Series is an ode to the city the brewery has called home since its inception 24 years ago. Great Divide will celebrate the launch with a party on Thursday, June 28 featuring Jablonski’s artwork, beer, and an opportunity to meet the artist. 

Molly’s Spirits and New Image Brewing to Release Second Collaboration

DENVER - June 4, 2018 – Coming off of the success of their recent Collaboration Fest beer, I Can’t Believe It’s Butter, Molly’s Spirits and New Image Brewing will release their second collaboration, Better Together, June 8 at Molly’s Spirits, followed by a release party at New Image Brewing on June 14.

“New Image has been a fantastic partner to work with, said Tony Doria, beer manager at Molly’s Spirits. “They continue to push the envelope for developing innovative beers and have established themselves as a rising star in the industry in a short amount of time. Our creative energies aligned in such a way that a partnership for this project was only natural.”

Better Together is an exploration of the hazy New England Style IPA. The collaboration beer utilizes the base beer from New Image’s flagship IPA, Coriolis Effect, but the individual hop varietals were chosen from some of the brewery’s most popular variants, which include Citra and Mosaic. At 6.5 percent ABV, Better Together is a juicy, citrus-forward beer with bright, floral and tropical notes. The result is a refreshingly smooth IPA that is best enjoyed fresh under the Colorado sun.

Inspired by a mutual desire to create a high quality beer, Molly’s and New Image is also committed to give back to the community they serve. One dollar of every case sold of Better Together at Molly’s will be donated by Molly’s Spirits and matched by New Image to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.

For Brandon Capps, founder of New Image, partnering with the resource and mental health center is especially meaningful.

“They've directly impacted my life with counseling services for stress, and I have met some amazing people working with the company,” said Capps. “They're very professional and committed to what they do for our community and we're honored to partner with them.”

Better Together will be available in six-packs at Molly’s Spirits on June 8 while supplies last. On June 14, Molly’s and New Image will host a Better Together release patio party at New Image’s restaurant and brewery in Arvada at 6 p.m. The party will feature games and giveaways that riff on the concept of Better Together such as three-legged races and couples trivia.

 

About Molly’s Spirits:
If you’ve been searching for your new go-to liquor store, look no further than Molly’s Spirits - often touted as Colorado’s most beautiful liquor store. Lofty recognition, right? We would challenge you to check it out and see if you agree! Molly’s is located right off I-70 and Sheridan and sits around 30,000 sq ft. You would think it’s just another big box warehouse liquor store, but walk inside and it feels just as intimate as your corner bottle shop. With an in-house cicerone and sommelier you won’t find comparable customer service anywhere, this staff knows their stuff. Molly’s has over 12,000 wines, beers & spirits to wet your whistle, with a huge focus on Colorado craft.

About New Image Brewing:
At New Image, we have united our love of brewing and with our desire to curate community by creating a brewpub with an emphasis on social dining. As a part of our commitment to positively impact the people we serve, we are dedicated to a cause that we care deeply about and that affects nearly everyone we come in contact with, the continued support of mental wellness. We strive to foster a sense of community in everything we do, to encourage open discussion among friends and family, and to invest in organizations that positively impact our community. We have experienced the impact of this kind of support in our own lives, and now we seek to scale the experience and to impact the community that we are honored to be a part of.

Call to Arms Brewing Company Presents McLovin Month 2018

Call to Arms Brewing Company Presents McLovin Month 2018

Call to Arms Brewing Company will host its second annual Hop Month this June, but this year it will be called McLovin Month. Why McLovin Month, you ask? Well, because they added more hops to it! McLovin Month is a month-long celebration of all things hoppy, and the moniker stems from the brewery’s love of hops, which has led to the addition of even more hoppy beers to the brewery’s roster!

Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company Release Molly’s Sip of Colorado for Summer Limited Availability

Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company Release Molly’s Sip of Colorado for Summer Limited Availability

Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company will be releasing Molly’s Sip of Colorado, a collaboration beer that will be available in June. This is the third collaboration beer from Molly’s Spirits this year, following I Can’t Believe It’s Butter, created for the 2018 Collaboration Fest, and Better Together – both with New Image Brewing.

Two Parts and Mile High Festivals to Host Second Annual Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally on June 2

Two Parts and Mile High Festivals to Host Second Annual Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally on June 2

On Saturday, June 2 from 1 – 8 p.m. Dozens of food trucks will line Welton Street from 25th Street to 29th Street in Five Points for the first event of Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series. Two Parts will partner with Mile High Festivals again this year to create a memorable community celebration and honor the neighborhood in which the food festival made its inaugural debut.

Underground Music Showcase Returns to South Broadway July 27-29

Underground Music Showcase Returns to South Broadway July 27-29

UMS is a three-day discovery of the multiverse of incredibly talented bands from in and around the Denver metro area, in addition to national acts. More than just a music festival, UMS attendees can expect an elevated food and beverage program, plenty of live entertainment including comedy acts and podcast recordings, panel discussions and, of course, the best live music the city has to offer. 

Maxline Brewing to Host Two-Year Anniversary Party on June 16

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – May 15, 2018 - Maxline Brewing is hosting an anniversary bash on June 16 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., complete with food trucks, live music, giveaways, adoptable pups, a newly tapped beer – and a newly expanded new space that more than doubles the taproom seating capacity and doubles the brewery’s fermentation capacity.

“We truly believe we owe our success to the entire Maxline Family – both our fantastic staff and the guests that have made this all possible,” said Kevin Gearhardt, Maxline co-owner. “It feels great to reach the second anniversary with our original brewery family still with us, along with all of the guests and new employees we've adopted into that family since opening.”

Live music will be provided throughout the day from Larry & The Pour Boys, Max Flinn and Drifting West. The Goodness, The Rollin’ Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria and Mile High Lobster Shack will be serving fare from their food trucks during the party.
 
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Animal House Rescue will be at the brewery with adoptable dogs. Giveaways will be going on all day, including Maxline merchandise, gift certificates from accounts and event tickets. A photo booth will be available for attendees to remember this anniversary for years to come. Additionally, a new Imperial Red will be tapped to commemorate the occasion. The party continues into June 17 with a special Father’s Day Comedy Brewers improv show at 7 p.m. and into June 18 with Bigger, Better, Beer & Bingo, which promises more than $500 in prizes.
 
The anniversary party coincides with the opening of its expanded brewery and tasting room. With the expansion, the brewery will more than double its current square footage, going from 1,950 square feet to 4,450 square feet. The brewhouse will welcome three more fermentation tanks, new lab equipment, a barrel aging space and canning line.
 
“Our second year has been a wild ride with incredible business growth and moving full-steam ahead with the expansion. We’re incredibly excited to unveil to the community our labor of love with this weekend-long celebration,” said Gearhardt.
 

About Maxline Brewing
Fostering craft, community, and culture, Maxline Brewing is a neighborhood brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Maxline’s commitment to quality malt, hops, water, and yeast mirrors the brewery’s passion for unique and rich craft beers. With warm and friendly beertenders, Maxline welcomes you to enjoy their space as if it were your own living room. Dedicated to serving the community in which the brewery serves, the Maxline Brewing family is committed to serving a minimum of 30 hours of community service each month. For more information visit www.maxlinebrewing.com.

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series Launches in June

 Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series Launches in June

Two Parts is excited to announce the launch of Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series, a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve. Last September, Two Parts launched Truck Stop as a delectable and vibrant homage to the Five Points neighborhood and the city of Denver. This June, Two Parts will kick-off the first of four Truck Stop events, starting in the same neighborhood in which it made its inaugural debut. The series will then continue to highlight a different theme and neighborhood community throughout the summer.

Great Divide Brewing Company Wins Competitive Grant to Launch Community Recycling Program

Great Divide Brewing Company Wins Competitive Grant to Launch Community Recycling Program

Great Divide Brewing Company has been awarded a $16,000 grant to launch a recycling program in the RiNo neighborhood. The funding is part of the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) competitive grant program, which is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The brewery will use the grant to establish themselves as a community recycling center for small manufacturing businesses in the RiNo neighborhood.