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FCB Expands to Arizona

NewFCBlogoWhiteLettersFort Collins, Colo. – Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce the distribution expansion into its 23rd state, Arizona by partnering with Young’s Market Company of Arizona and FCB’s Brand Builder, David Lamberti.

FCB’s full time brews, including newly released 1020 Pale Ale and select seasonals will be available in 4-packs, 6-packs, 22 oz. bombers and on draft, along with the Brewer’s Lunch Box, a variety 12-pack. The first beers will be available in select locations of Young’s Market of Arizona’s statewide distribution starting early November.

“Arizona’s thriving craft beer culture made for FCB’s expansion into the state a great opportunity,” said FCB’s General Manager, Tina Peters. “With the right relationships in place we’re excited to get the FCB brand into the hands of our neighboring state.”

Along with Young’s Market of Arizona, the FCB brands will also be supported by the addition of their new Brand Builder, David Lamberti. Lamberti, Owner of Bev-Ind Brokerage Services, LLC, will cover FCB’s Arizona and Nevada territory.

“With respect to the entry of Fort Collins Brewery, it has created a buzz to the craft beer enthusiasts in Arizona. We are excited to offer this brewery on a consistent basis throughout the market,” said Lamberti.

Consumers in the Arizona market looking for specific establishments that will carry FCB products are encouraged to use the Beer Finder tool on www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/brews/beer-finder.

The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is a family-owned, handcrafted brewery in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB resides in a new 30,000 square foot facility with a full-size restaurant; Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern and a quaint Happy Hour and Tapas Bar. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Create – Share – Savor.

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FCB Releases New Full Time Brew, 1020 Pale Ale

Fort Collins, Colo. — From their home at 1020 E. Lincoln Ave. Fort Collins, Colo. The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to release the newest addition to the FCB full time beer lineup, 1020 Pale Ale.

1020 Pale Ale has a citrus aroma with underlying tones of pine and grapefruit zest that inhabit the flavor, while a smooth, light body and crisp, clean bitterness from the Magnum, Cascade and Chinook hops leave your palate both refreshed and liberated.

  • ABV: 5.3%
  • SRM: 12
  • IBU: 40

“With our 10 year anniversary coming up in October we had a great opportunity to reflect and plan for the next 20 years. It was through that process that 1020 was born,” said Operations Manager, Thomas Barnett. “We’re very excited to add an easy-drinking pale ale to our year-round brands.”

To celebrate the occasion, FCB announced October 2oth as 1020 Day. Throughout the day, FCB is encouraging consumers to post creative photos to their own Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts of the number 1020 with the #1020 for a chance to win a customized gift basket.

1020 Pale Ale will be available year-round to FCB’s 22-state distribution territory. 1020 is purchasable in draft and 12 oz. bottles sold in 6-packs and FCB’s Brewer’s Lunchbox, a variety 12-pack.

         The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is a family-owned, handcrafted brewery in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB resides in a new 30,000 square foot facility with a full-size restaurant; Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern and a quaint Happy Hour and Tapas Bar. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Create – Share – Savor.

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FCB Showcases 8 Beers at GABF

Fort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is gearing up for the premier U.S. beer festival and competition, the 33rd Annual Great American Beer Festival, October 2-4 at the Denver Convention Center.

More than ever before, FCB is sending eight different beers to be poured alongside hundreds of other craft beers from across the nation. FCB will have presence at the GABF Public Tasting Pavilion, Brewers Studio Pavilion, Farm-to-Table Pavilion and Draft Magazine’s VIP Lounge.

The newest addition to FCB’s core brands, 1020 Pale Ale, releasing to the public on October 20th, will release early to GABF attendees at the Public Tasting Pavilion. Accompanying 1020 on the main stage will be FCB’s new fall seasonal Oktoberfest, Hop Head Squared (a limited release imperial red) and the highly anticipated Barnaby, Barley Wine from the award-winning Malt Monster series.

Community Collaborations is the topic on hand for FCB’s Brewers Pavilion presentation, taking place Thursday, October 2nd from 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For 10 years, FCB has been collaborating with local businesses to create special beers to highlight community partnerships. Samples of Mountain Honey Pale Ale, a collaboration with Beau Jo’s (Fort Collins) and Trends, a blended barrel aged sour dry hopped black IPA collaboration with Tap and Handle, will be available for attendees to taste.

FCB’s philosophy of Create – Share – Savor is taken to the next stage as they partner with Row 34, a workingman’s oyster bar out of Boston at the Farm-to-Table Pavilion. Row 34’s exquisite seafood dishes, Smoked Mussel Salad and Ceviche will be paired one on one with FCB’s GABF medal winning seasonal, DoppelBock and their limited release Autumn Saison.

Barnaby, Barley Wine, featured in Draft Magazine as a cellar series must have will make a second debut Saturday evening at the Draft VIP Lounge.

“When I first started we sent two beers to GABF and four short years later we’re up to eight. It demonstrates the growth, confidence and level of quality that FCB has soared to,” said FCB’s Lead Brewer, Adam Glaser.

Outside of GABF, FCB will be hosting events throughout the week in Denver and Fort Collins. To get a full listing of events, visit http://www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/gabf-specials-events/.

The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is a family-owned, handcrafted brewery in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB resides in a new 30,000 square foot facility with a full-size restaurant; Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern and a quaint Happy Hour and Tapas Bar. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Create – Share – Savor.

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FCB to Host Malt Monster 5K

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Fort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce its inaugural Malt Monster 5K race presented by Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine on Saturday, October 11th at 10 a.m.

Beginning and ending at FCB, the Malt Monster 5K participants are encouraged to dress in costume and can run or walk the course. For a $29 registration fee, participants will receive a FCB sports pack and pint glass, chipped timed bibs, beer samples and appetizers, along with a costume contest and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to FoCo cafe, a nonprofit restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model for the Fort Collins community.

Participants can look forward to their custom sports pack filled with sponsor gifts from Altitude Running, Honey Stinger, Kate’s Real Food, Noosa Yoghurt, Polar Bottle, Public Service Credit Union and The Alison Group.

At the end of the race, participants will receive a sample of the newest member of the Malt Monster Series, Barnaby Barley Wine, along with appetizers from Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern.

Barnaby, Barley Wine greets you with raw malty aromas reminiscent of caramel, brown sugar, ripe stone fruits and floral hops. The first sip brings all the rich complexity of the aroma to life, finishing silky smooth and incredibly satisfying.

An awards party and activities including a photo booth from Big Daddy Photo Booth and chair massages from Poudre Waters Massage will be at FCB to conclude the Malt Monster 5K.

Registration for the Malt Monster 5K can be completed on the homepage slider at fortcollinsbrewery.com or on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malt-monster-5k-tickets-12730074997. For more information call 970-472-1499.

The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is a family-owned, handcrafted brewery in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB resides in a new 30,000 square foot facility with a full-size restaurant; Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern and a quaint Happy Hour and Tapas Bar. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Create – Share – Savor. 

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Beer Review: Maibock

CB&BThe smooth malty flavor attained from the richness of Munich Malts that characterizes Maibock has caught the attention of Craft Beer & Brewing. In its Enlightened Lagers issue, CB&B reviewed Maibock, giving the brew a 92 rating and describing it as a welcome treat, “Despite the amazing malt, this beer finishes off-dry, complex, and intriguing.”

Official Craft Beer & Brewing Review:

Aroma: “Sweet melanoidin malt followed by subtle floral hops. Rich malty nose of toffee and toast. Very low sulfur and esters. Classic lager fermentation. Light tough of alcohol spiciness. Fruity, with some cherry, pineapple, and brown sugar.”

Flavor: “Full, rich malt: a dessert beer! Hops are just enough to support the rich malt flavors. Strong malt palate with pils, melanoidin, and a bit of caramel. Hop spiciness and alcohol warmth meet nicely to take the beer to the finish. Mild balancing bitterness, that increases over time.”

Overall: “Despite the amazing malt, this beer finishes off-dry, complex, and intriguing — a welcome treat! Overall, a pleasant beer.”

Rating: 92

Aroma: 12 | Appearance: 3 | Flavor: 18 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Overall: 9

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FCB Releases Benard, Belgian Style Dubbel

BenardBelgianStyleDubbelLabelFort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the release of Benard, Belgian Style Dubbel, the second character in the Malt Monster Bomber Series Friday, July 18th.

Benard, Belgian Style Dubbel is a delicately balanced brew that will surprise you with sweet tartness in the first sip and aromas reminiscent of raisins and cherries. Benard transitions into a malty character of fresh bread with hints of chocolate followed by a smooth dry finish and a final impression of pure harmony.

ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 20
SRM: 14

The Malt Monster (MM) is an artisanal bomber series of limited release high-alcohol beers. Each unique brew, which features its own monster, brings FCB’s experience in big, but balanced brewing to the forefront. This beer is recommended to be paired with friends or stored in a cellar for years to come.

“We’ve seen the excitement and enjoyment that Wallace has brought to the craft beer market and we’re thrilled to roll out the next monster and keep the enthusiasm going,” said FCB’s Marketing and PR Coordinator, Kaylee Kulich.

Benard follows MM’s first monster Wallace, Wee Heavy, which kicked off the series April 2014. The rotational limited releases are available in bombers and on draft throughout FCB’s 21 state distribution territory. Barnaby, Barley Wine the third edition of the MM series is set to release in October 2014.

Malt Monster merchandise and pint glasses can be purchased custom to each monster at FCB, Gravity 1020 or on their online store at http://www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/new-store/.

The Fort Collins Brewery is a family-owned, hand-crafted brewery in Northern Colorado, since 2004. FCB also offers the only full-size restaurant inside a production brewery, Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern, in Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. FCB Tasting Room is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tours run both days from noon to 6 p.m. at the top of the hour.

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Beer Review: Wallace, Wee Heavy

BA-MM-ReviewThe malt-driven, high-gravity release of Wallace, Wee Heavy has caught the attention of Beer Advocate. In its latest issue BA reviewed Wallace, giving the brew an 89 (very good) rating and calling it “a damn fine example of the style.” Wallace is the first character in the rotational Malt Monster Bomber Series. 

Official Beer Advocate Review:
“We need more Wee Heavies. Like this hazy, dark copper beer, with a creamy tan head and its malty, bready nose with big raisin, grape and boozy aromas. Pours thick and syrupy, nearly viscous, with a malty sweet foundation, toffee, coffee, honey, bready, earthy, grape, coin, blood, a mild floral bitterness and a raisiny bite with peppery alcohol across the palate. A damn fine example of the style, but take heed as this malty booze monster will sneak up on you.”

 

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FCB Releases Smoked India Pale Ale

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Fort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the release of the 5th chapter to the Out of the Ashes (OOA) series, Smoked IPA on Friday, June 13th.

Smoked IPA mingles a soft sweet smoke with citrus zest in the aroma, each fighting for dominance. Strong hop bitterness cuts through at the end to keep this beer clean, bright and full of flavor. FCB utilizes hand-crafted malts from Copper Fox Distillery (Sperryville, Va.) to process a floor malted, dried in a traditional wood-fired kiln, and smoked by smoldering select local fruitwoods on top of the Distillery kiln room’s cast iron stove to create the unique flavor palate of the Smoked IPA.

The 5th OOA edition will be packaged in bombers, as well as in draft for a select number of bars and restaurants, true to tradition for the smoked series.

  •  ABV: 5.8%
  • SRM: 12
  • IBU: 74

Out of the Ashes is a bomber series of limited release beers that showcase the varied and unique flavors and aromas delivered from malt smoked over wood-burning fires. This series was created to be shared with food and friends.

The Smoked IPA adds to an awarding winning series following FCB’s previous installments of Out of the Ashes brews; Rauchbier, Mesquite Chili Lime Ale, Smoked Rye Porter and the Smoked Märzen. OOA received two gold medals in the Smoked Beer, Flavored category from the BTI World Beer Championships in 2013 with Rauchbier and Mesquite Chili Lime.

The Fort Collins Brewery is a family-owned, hand-crafted brewery in Northern Colorado, since 2004. FCB also offers the only full-size restaurant inside a production brewery, Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern, in Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. FCB Tasting Room is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tours run both days from noon to 6 p.m. at the top of the hour.

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Monster Pub Crawl, Release of Wallace, WeeHeavy

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Fort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the kick-off of the first edition of the Malt Monster Bomber Series, Wallace WeeHeavy, with a Monster Pub Crawl Saturday, April 19th starting at 11 a.m.

The Monster Pub Crawl, where Crawlers are encouraged to dress as their favorite Monster, is open to the public and free to participate, excluding beer. The Pub Crawl will start at Gravity 1020 at 11 a.m. with a Photo Booth event. Crawlers will also pick up their bingo cards from Gravity 1020 before heading down to the four other participating bars.

The Mayor of Fort Collins will host a Malt Monster Costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Cranknstein and Tap N Handle will provide Wallace, WeeHeavy giveaways including pint glasses and t-shirts on a first come, first serve basis. The Forge Publick House will host a Kick the Malt Monster Keg event. FCB, along with the participating bars will be giving away an additional prize to the winners of the costume contest, kick the keg event and to the participants that receive the stickered pint glass and t-shirt.

Crawlers that go to all five locations and get their bingo cards stamped can turn those cards into FCB within a month for one FCB pint and they get to keep the pint glass.

“Seeing groups of monsters celebrating the release of Wallace at different places throughout the day is going to be awesome to see, and we’re excited to kick-off the new Malt Monster series in such a fun and local way,” said FCB’s Marketing and PR Coordinator, Kaylee Kulich.

Wallace, WeeHeavy is an intense, malty brew that put the FCB system to the test. A six-hour boil gives the first of the Malt Monster series a deep rich caramel complexity with a slight nuttiness and hints of roast, complimented with a clean, smooth, warming quality that provides balance.

ABV: 9.8%
IBU: 57
SRM: 21

The Malt Monster is an artisanal bomber series of limited release high-alcohol beers. Each unique brew brings FCB’s experience in big, but balanced brewing to the forefront. This beer is recommended to be paired with friends or stored in a cellar for years to come.

The Fort Collins Brewery is a family-owned, hand-crafted brewery in Northern Colorado, since 2004. FCB also offers the only full-size restaurant inside a production brewery, Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern, in Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. FCB Tasting Room is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tours run both days from noon to 6 p.m. at the top of the hour.

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FCB One of 50 Top Family-Owned Companies

 

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The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is thrilled to announce it has been named one of 50 Top Family-Owned Companies by the Colorado BIZ Magazine for 2014.

Grouped by number of employees, 75, FCB and Gravity 1020 are ranked 37th out of 50 Colorado companies. Oskar Blues Brewery at the 24th spot is the only other brewery to be featured on the list.

“To be able to share our passions and celebrate the fruits of our labor with each other at the end of the day is extremely gratifying,”

said FCB Owner Jan Peters. “Even better is being recognized for our success, along with the other families, and working hard everyday to provide for each other and the community.”

Nearing their 10th Anniversary, FCB was first purchased by Tom and Jan Peters in 2004. Since then the family-owned brewery is a two generation company with their daughter, Tina Peters as the General Manager of Gravity 1020.

The Peters also brought on board Jan’s sister, Laurie Rybarczyk as the companies Controller and her husband Tony Rybarczyk as the Warehouse Manager to have a total of five family ties working for the FCB organization.

Since 2004, FCB has added five new full time brews and a line up of seasonal and special release brews that have landed the FCB brand in 21 states across the country as well as Sweden.

In ten years FCB outgrew their old location at 1900 Lincoln Ave. and moved to their newly constructed home at 1020 Lincoln Ave. in 2010, which also houses Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern, the only full-size restaurant inside a production brewery within the Fort Collins locality.

The Top 50 Family-Owned Companies 2014 is featured in the January/February Issue of Colorado BIZ Magazine. Colorado BIZ is a division of WiesnerMedia, whose mission is to serve the information needs of business decision makers in regional markets and national, industry-specific segments.

The Fort Collins Brewery is a hand-crafted brewery in Northern Colorado, since 2004. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. FCB Tasting Room is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tours run both days from Noon to 6 p.m. at the top of the hour.

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