January 27 Micro-Brew Tour

 January 27, 2013 - Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Couples Brew Tour - only $99!!*

Add a friend for only $60 more

Join us for a great time checking out some of Loveland and Fort Collins' best Micro-Breweries!!


 (1)    Meet us at Big Beaver Micro-Brewery, 2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO, to start the tour.  Check out their website at:  http://www.bigbeaverbrew.comfor a list of all micro-brews currently featured, like:   Shaved Tail Ale - This classic Belgium ale is brewed with Belgium yeast, hops, and malt.  It contains a minimal amount of hops which gives it a hop nice finish without the bitter bite!  4.6% ABV.  Take a few minutes to try one of their incredible Beer Brats with all of the fixin's!


 (2)    Then we load you up in the limos and head to Equinox Brewing of Fort Collins: http://www.equinoxbrewing.com.  The Equinox Brewery won the first Gold Medal for its Night Ryder Munich Dunkel, a European style brew with impeccable balance.  Night Ryder, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of German style lagers. A lone crusader in a dangerous world, Night Ryder initiates with a sweet malt aroma and hints of chocolate toastiness. Dark red and copper overtones contribute to the sleek appearence of this lager. With only early hop additions, Night Ryder finishes sweet and malty leaving you thirsting for more. Keep your scanners peeled....for more Night Ryder!  ABV 5.7%


 (3)    Next is the always popular Funkwerks:  http://www.funkwerks.com.  Funkwerks, Fort Collins newest brewery, took home the Small Brewing Company of the Year award at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  This is one of the most prestigious awards at the annual festival held in Denver, and Funkwerks competed against 36 other states for this award. There you can enjoy their saison Belgian Style Ale.  This tawny, orange-hued beer pours with a rocky white head.  Aromas are of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper.  Flavors cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper before finishing with a dry, lingering bitterness that awaits another sip. Serve at 50 degrees in a tulip glass.  This flagship Saison was awarded a silver medal in 2011 and a gold medal in 2012 at the Great American Beer Festival for the French- and Belgian-Style Saison category.  6.8% ABV.


 (4)    Not to be over-looked - Pateros Creekhttp://pateroscreekbrewing.com.  Try the Old Town Ale Kölsch - a light-bodied, easy drinking beer style from the German town of Cologne.  The hops are very low and of noble variety with a light malt to keep the beer refreshing.  4.5% ABV


 (5)    On the road again to Fort Collins Brewery:  http://www.fortcollinsbrewery.com.  Popular on tap is:  Red Banshee, a striking ruby hue and spicy floral aroma punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination, and awarded the 2012 US Open Beer Championship, Silver medal, American Red category.  ABV 5.3%


 (6)    Should time permit, we'll head over to Odell Brewing Company: http://odellbrewing.com.  Several well-known beers here, including Easy Street Wheat, Light and refreshing, this is an unfiltered American-style wheat beer. Leaving in the yeast gives the beer a nice, smooth finish and a slightly citrusy flavor. Easy Street Wheat gets its name by brewers "taking it easy" and not filtering the beer. However, for ultimate enjoyment, we encourage you to work just a little harder in pouring it: pour 2/3 of the beer into a glass, swirl what's left to stir up the yeast, then pour the rest and enjoy.  ABV 4.6%


(7)    Then - we return to Big Beaver Micro-Brew, where you can finish off the day.


*Driver/host gratuity not included!


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