Unique Beers at the COBF

Unique Beers at the COBF

by  Mikaela Antonelli There is a lot of room in the craft beer world to get creative with the ingredients that are put into beers. From Rocky Mountain Oysters to Green Chilli to blueberries, craft brewers have definitely been experimenting with new and different beer ingredients. This year at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival, you will…Continue Reading

FOCO Food Trucks

FOCO Food Trucks

by  CiCi Sharstrom It’s no secret that Fort Collins excels at fantastic beer and breweries, so it really isn’t surprising that we also host a great assortment of quality food trucks. Chances are you’ve already seen at least a few out on the streets, either in Old Town or parked at your favorite brewery. Some…Continue Reading

26th Colorado Brew Festival Pours it On

26th Colorado Brew Festival Pours it On

by  Marty Jones   This year’s Colorado Brewers Festival, June 26-28 in downtown Fort Collins, flows into town with some self-applied pressure. To herald its 25th edition last year, the COBF featured a nine-pack of new attractions that added fresh beer-lover and beer-maker appeal. Those additions attracted a hefty 18,000 attendees to Civic Center Park,…Continue Reading

Craft Beer Cellar

Craft Beer Cellar

Fort Collins Craft Beer Cellar is opening this month at 122 S. Mason Street. Owners Chris Lazzery and Justin Wright would like for everyone to know that CBC “is not just another liquor store. We want people to come in and be our best friend, ask us questions, and we’ll provide education about history, flavors,…Continue Reading

Brewers Olympics

Brewers Olympics

Fortified Collaborations presents the Fourth Annual Brewers Olympics, on Saturday, June 20 at Go West T-Shirt Co. The opening ceremonies start at noon and will feature last year’s winners, Odell, kicking things off with the “Riding of the Torch” (the torch is a bicycle). Local brews will be available for a suggested donation with all…Continue Reading

Garden Series Concert

Garden Series Concert

Fort Collins Nursery’s grounds will become an outdoor concert venue for their first summer foray on Thursday, June 25th from 6:15-8:30 PM. Hot Fort Collins acts, Lunde Station and Elise Wunder, will tickle your eardrums for just $7, and any proceeds from local beer sales will benefit the Junior League of Fort Collins. Marketing Director…Continue Reading

Taste of Fort Collins

Taste of Fort Collins

June 12-14, the Civic Center and Washington Parks in Fort Collins will transform into a family friendly music, arts & crafts, food and beer/wine festival for the 19th Annual First National Bank Taste of Fort Collins. The festival runs Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 11am-9pm, and Sunday from 11am-8pm. The Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club, of Fort…Continue Reading

Funkwerks was the only Fort Collins brewery (out of 11 FoCo participants) to win at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival – a Gold medal in Category: 5 Belgian-Style Fruit Beer for Raspberry Provincial. They will join more than 12 other FoCo breweries participating in Beer Week from June 20-27, ending with the Colorado Brewers…Continue Reading

Bikes & Brews Balance

With the festival season upon us, more bikes will be on the road while folks enjoy Fort Collins’s myriad of local brews. In Colorado, bicycles are defined as vehicles, and the law that prohibits driving while under the influence also applies to bikes. While most DUI’s occur when drunk drivers operate motorized vehicles, and bicycle…Continue Reading

The Activist

The Activist

by  C.T. ZEN Fort Collins is home to some of the best breweries in the world. Fort Collins’ own New Belgium, is one of the oldest and first microbreweries to make their mark nationally. Many others have followed suit. Pateros Creek, CooperSmith’s, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewery, Black Bottle Brewery, C.B. & Potts and…Continue Reading

Scene Staff Picks: Top 5 Colorado Beers

 Carie Gueswel 1. Easy Street Wheat – Odell: This has been one of my favorite go-to beers for almost two decades now. This unfiltered American-style wheat beer is light and refreshing with a citrusy essence. 2. Summer Helles – New Belgium: First brewed to celebrate 40 years of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and now one…Continue Reading

Mixing Musical Tastes at the Mishawaka

Mixing Musical Tastes at the Mishawaka

Fort Collins is full of diversity in musical tastes and this summer, Mishawaka owner Dani Grant catered to those tastes with a delicious opening lineup, and more surprises to come. “There are not a lot of places to play in Northern Colorado, so we’ve been reaching out to agents,” Dani said about acquiring this summer’s…Continue Reading

Pappy’s Pub: Your Neighborhood Bar

Pappy’s Pub: Your Neighborhood Bar

Tucked in the corner of the shopping center on Horsetooth and Shields is a lovely neighborhood bar, Pappy’s Pub. Pappy’s has recently come under new management. Jeff Miller bought the pub in January of 2015. “It was a good opportunity at a good price,” Miller said. Miller has had a lot of experience with the…Continue Reading

Beer Festivals

What goes great with May sunshine and blue skies? Festivals! Music, food, beer… anything outdoors! If you’re getting the festival bug and love beer, here are a couple brewer’s festivals coming to FoCo that you might want to check out. America On Tap:  Bringing you beer from around the world, America On Tap is one…Continue Reading

Eddy Out at The Paddler’s Pub

Eddy Out at The Paddler’s Pub

What do 7000 rafters know that most of Fort Collins doesn’t? Not only that rafting the wild and scenic Poudre River is an amazing summertime activity in our spectacular town, but that afterwards they can enjoy live music, beer, yard games, sand volleyball, and food at the Paddler’s Pub at Mountain Whitewater Descents. The Pub…Continue Reading

ROTH TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL FOCUSED ON THE POUDRE

ROTH TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL FOCUSED ON THE POUDRE

Maturity can often lead to greater perspective. Take singer-songwriter Justin Roth, for example. While cutting his teeth in his home state of Minnesota, Roth was fixated on touring, writing songs and showcasing his unique playing style. Roth still does a lot of this nowadays, of course, but as he has gotten older, the now Colorado…Continue Reading

Northern Colorado Bar Buzz

Surfside Seven is anxiously waiting on their permit from the City to move into the now vacant East Coast spot on Linden. It has been almost nine weeks since they submitted plans and are obviously behind schedule now due to red tape. If they started building in early April, they might be done mid-June. As…Continue Reading

Le Cirque Rouge

Le Cirque Rouge

Bohemians and bons vivants will want to come and celebrate with OpenStage for their Le Cirque Rouge event Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Canyon West Ballroom. This year, the theatre group will go underground and travel back in time to the Bohemian center: the Montmarte District of early 1900’s Paris,…Continue Reading