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Time to light some fire works off and celebrate ‘Merica! But you don’t have to sit at home by your lonesome for this 4th of July- we have a few ideas that will make you feel you’ve done your civil duty in celebrating!

Fort Collins- want to get the day started on the right foot? Try the FireKracker 5k! Be at City Park at 7:30 to start your holiday off healthy. The event is open to participants of all levels; you can walk, run, jog or race. Register HERE! If you stick around the park, the fireworks show begins when the sun goes down (roughly 9 pm).

Boulder- check out the Star Spangled Splash at the Boulder Reservoir.  10am to 4pm. Activities include live entertainment, food, beer, a volleyball tournament, face painting, and more! When you’re all finished up, head to Folsome Field for the fireworks show!

 

So let’s get this party cracking!

Bridges of the Butte 2

Bridges of the Butte 2

We’ve just become aware of a very important event rolling through Colorado- the Crested Butte Bike Week!

From June 25- 28t, join in on the world’s oldest mountain bike festival and ride miles and miles of single track. Crested Butte has been hosting the event for over 30 years attracting riders of all levels with every type of bike. Expect exciting events such as the Chainless World Championship, the Fat Tire 40 and Yoga for bikers.  One of the events titled the Bridges of the Butte is a 24 hours fundraiser intended for you to find your craziest costume and grab a team of people to benefit the Adaptive Sport Center. This is a family friendly event, but it is indeed hosted by Oskar Blues so expect good brews while watching riders zip around. Get tickets or register to ride in the events HERE.

So put the metal to the…. mountain and let’s ride!

 

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Image from Denver Flea Website

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Ok guys- we’re giving you the scoop on one of the coolest flea markets to ever hit Colorado.

On June 27 and 28th, get ready to shop the Denver Summer Flea!  The Denver Flea was founded by 3 dudes who had a common interest to develop a flea that was approachable, community-curated, beer-forward and held at great locations around the city.

Get to the parking garage on the corner of Blake and 27th and scoot around the booths for free from noon to 7pm! Check out the more than 200 vendors, the 12+ food trucks, the cocktail and beer stands, and the fun that will ensue! This event will make you change the way you view flea markets and get your creative wheels turning. Not to mention you may leave with lots of awesome, locally-produced souvenirs!

Don’t forget to RSVP to receive a free beer and a chance to win a New Belgium bike :)

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Looking for a beer with a little kick to it to start off the summer weather right? We’ve found the perfect one to numb your tongue!

Odell’s Myrcenario IPA is aged in Jose Quevo ‘tradicional’ barrels. The brew boasts a spicy, tropical hop character that balances the toasted oak with a surprisingly smooth finish. It is exclusively avaliable in Colorado and packs a punch at 10%.

Get it while it’s good!

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Who wants to make a trip a Denver for beer? We vote yes.

Saturday, June 13th would be the perfect time to make your way to the 1200 block of South Pearl Street for the Brew Grass Festival between 4pm-8pm. Mix together a warm summer day, ice-cold beer and some fun, funky music! The street will shut down and there will be a stage at the north end of the festival. Expect farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local blues bands rocking into the night.

 

The question remains–is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music?