Things To Do At Breweries (Besides Drink Beer)
There are many breweries in Northern Colorado that put their own spin on a perfect pint. But what makes them unique isn’t merely what’s on tap, it’s also what’s being served up for entertainment. These days, there are plenty of things to do at breweries besides drink beer.
Here are just a few of our favorite brewery events in the area:
O’Dell Brewing Co
O’Dell Brewing Co offers patrons a plethora of things to do besides enjoying one of their delicious IPAs. In addition to live musical performances, one of the most popular events is their monthly euchre card tournament. Win big? Feel free to share your loot by participating in the brewery’s annual Black Friday Toy Drive!
Another popular Fort Collins brewery is New Belgium, which has all kinds of hip happenings. From candlelight yoga to live musical performances and film screenings, the brewery’s offerings are endlessly entertaining. For an extra dose of holiday cheer, join them for their annual Winter Maker’s Market where you can shop local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy hot drinks and food trucks. Santa even makes an appearance, so it’s fun for the whole family!
Live music and food trucks? Count us in! Equinox Brewing features free musical performances every Friday and Saturday night to enthrall visitors. Who doesn’t love a melody with a side of stout?
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
The Horse & Dragon Brewing Company steps it up a notch to not only offer food-focused events but educational events as well. Stop by to learn about composting, medicinal mushrooms, therapeutic wilderness and family homelessness. Then, test out your new knowledge at one of the brewery’s trivia nights.
Zwei Brewing Company
Unlock your creativity at one of Zwei Brewing Company‘s artful events. From pottery to painting to jewelry and more, there are countless ways to channel your inner Picasso. Need to harness your zen? The brewery also offers a number of yoga classes that benefit local charities.
Crow Hop Brewing
If you need a good laugh, then check out one of the stand-up comedy nights at Crow Hop Brewing. They also offer pottery classes and a festive Ugly Sweater Solstice Party around the holidays (in case you need an excuse to bust out your best bedazzled ensembles).
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
The Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has no shortage of entertaining events for its patrons. With a lecture series, trivia nights, frozen turkey race, adult trick-or-treating and painting classes there’s truly something for everyone. Plus, the brewery offers a number of game nights like cribbage and Cards Against Humanity to feed your competitive streak.
Big Beaver Brewing Co
Big Beaver Brewing Co offers a variety of awesome occasions for its customers as well. Their event calendar is filled with painting parties, bingo nights, sing-alongs and live musical performances. There’s even an Adopt-A-Family giving tree for those who love to give back around the holidays!
Loveland Aleworks offers fun with a side of philanthropy. Come down for events like 90’s music bingo, Harry Potter trivia, cookie & recipe exchange and holiday-themed parties. Then partake in Pints for the People every Wednesday, where a portion of the brewery’s profits goes to benefit a different local charity.
Old Colorado Brewing
Visit Old Colorado Brewing for bingo, trivia, cribbage or live music throughout the month. In the mood for a delectable treat? They have you covered with a cookie decorating night that will entice even the most discerning sweet tooth.
Soul Squared Brewing
If you love Bluegrass and Bingo, then you’ll love Soul Squared Brewing. With weekly Bingo games and live Bluegrass performances, the brewery is a blast!
Sparge Brewing offers an eclectic mix of entertainment throughout the month. Whether you’re into painting and knitting, or something more competitive like trivia and shuffleboard, Sparge Brewing has it all! The brewery also hosts live musical acts, a makers market and speed dating nights for patrons looking for love.
Brix Brewery & Taphouse
Brix Brewery & Taphouse offers guests a chance to flex their intellectual muscles with weekly trivia nights. In addition, the brewery features live music on Fridays and monthly cornhole tournaments (a Colorado tradition!)
WeldWerks Brewing Company
Embrace your inner Bob Ross at one of WeldWerks Brewing Company‘s many paint-focused events. Test your skills on pottery, planters, canvas and garden gnomes. This Northern Colorado brewery never met an object they were afraid to put a paintbrush to.
Mighty River Brewing
Mighty River Brewing has a smattering of lively events including bingo nights, painting parties and featured food trucks. Equally enticing is their makers’ market around the holidays, where shoppers can find gifts of local goods while supporting small businesses in the community.
High Hops Brewery
There’s plenty to keep guests intrigued at High Hops Brewery. With weekly live music, food trucks and Bloody Mary bars it’s a treat for your tastebuds and eardrums alike. The brewery also has trivia, karaoke and comedy nights on Thursdays to liven things up.
Giving local musicians a shot at the stage, Berthoud Brewing features live musical acts along with its signature beers. It’s a great opportunity to check out rising stars before they hit the big time.
City Star Brewing
In addition to musical performances, City Star Brewing also has cribbage tournaments, pot lucks, handmade markets, food trucks and seasonal craft workshops. Check out their wreath–making workshop for an extra special holiday keepsake!
Mountain Cowboy Brewing
Mountain Cowboy Brewing knows how to create incredible combinations. Whether it’s tacos and trivia or beer and yoga, their weekly events are great for the mind, body and soul. Plus, the brewery offers weekly free poker for anyone wanting to play cards without a trip to Blackhawk. We’re all in!
Mirror Image Brewing Company
Test your knowledge at one of Mirror Image Brewing Company‘s trivia nights or get creative with one of their art workshops. This Northern Colorado brewery offers thread art and coloring, among other imaginative endeavors.
Timnath Beer Werks
The tiny town of Timnath has big things happening at its brewery. Timnath Beer Werks features fun events for patrons including live music, bingo and arts and crafts nights. In addition, there are weekly food vendors that showcase their delicious dishes like wood-fired pizza and gourmet BBQ. Yum!
Veteran Brothers Brewing Company
Veteran Brothers Brewing Company has a number of entertaining events throughout the month. Stop by for one of their signature comedy nights, cornhole tournaments or just some live music on the patio. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Rock Cut Brewing Company
An Estes Park treasure, Rock Cut Brewing Company takes advantage of its Rocky Mountain surroundings with a morning hiking club. Not an early riser? Not a problem! The brewery also features exciting evening events like potlucks, trivia and bingo.
Head down to your local watering hole and check out their upcoming events! When it comes to breweries in Northern Colorado, their activities are as creative as their IPAs.
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