Sad Panda is one of the most beloved brews in NoCo. This coffee stout made Horse & Dragon a household name in Fort Collins. So it was no surprise when nearly six years after the beer originated, an entire festival was built around Sad Panda. Pandamonium was an idea that Josh, their Head Brewer, had suggested and approached the owners about. They loved the idea, and decided the festival would … Continue readingPan-tastic Pandamonium!
“Two brewery owners, a taproom manager, a creative marketer, a liquor store owner and a nonprofit executive director walk into a coffee shop. And the rest is history.” Note: This interview was written prior to the event. The photos included at the end of the article were taken at the event and added after the original article was published. Wellington Brewfest is just a few weeks away. This … Continue readingWellington Brewfest 2019 and its Founding Females
Since its inception in 2000, Tour de Fat has brought together thousands of people from all walks of life with its promise of bikes, beer, and bemusement. This philanthropically-minded national tour of performance artists, bike-enthusiasts, and musical entertainment has raised over 5 million dollars to non-profits around the country. After a somewhat criticized 2017 season, Tour de Fat rides on; the popular festival made its honorable return to six … Continue readingTour de Fat Rides On
On August 4-5 weekend, Purpose Brewing and Cellars celebrated its 1st anniversary. We can’t believe it’s already been a year! Last year, former owners of 1933 Brewing, Zach and Laura Wilson, teamed up with former brewmaster of New Belgium Brewing Peter Bouckaert and his wife Frezi to create a unique brewery that delivers an entirely new experience to the craft beer community. On August 4-5 weekend, Purpose Brewing … Continue readingPurpose Brewing and Cellars’ One-Year Anniversary Party
When you get an invitation to a festival that claims to have the best Barrel Aged & Sour beers in existence available for your drinking pleasure you jump at the opportunity to attend. Or at least, I did. HopCat Chicago hosted the Wood & Wild Ale Festival on Sunday, October 22nd, tapping more than 30 beers for the occasion. (Thanks HopCat for the invite and for the first round!) With … Continue readingHopCat’s Wood & Wild Ale Festival
On Oct 13th and 14th, High Hops Brewing celebrated their 5th anniversary with three bands, a food truck, commemorative t-shirts, two beer releases, giveaways, and good times all around! When Lace & Lager arrived at 1 pm, Tyler T. and his didgeridoo took the stage, followed by Dan and Bill Duo at 3:30. Then, local favorite House with a Yard closed down the party, playing until 9 pm. … Continue readingHappy Birthday High Hops!
Tour de Fat loudly proclaimed its 19th birthday this year, bringing its collaboration of artists, carnies, and performers to 33 different cities, starting in Asheville, NC on May 20th end ending October 7th in Tempe, AZ. Lace & Lager’s Ali Cornish was able to join the bikes, beer, and bemusement when TDF rolled through the source of all things New Belgium Brewing: Fort Collins. On Sept 2nd, a perfect late-summer … Continue readingTour de Fat: Changing with the Times