February has got to be one of the most exciting months of the year to be a craft beer lover in Boulder County. It’s frigid out, the Flatirons are frosted over, and we are in a prime mood to indulge in some hearty, warming, strong craft brews. As we usher in February this week, we also usher in the ever-popular Stout Month at all Mountain Sun locations, Frozen February at Wild Woods Brewery, and a variety of other exciting and innovative new brew releases and taproom events. Here are Beer in Boulder‘s picks for five particularly enticing Boulder County craft brewery events happening this week.

Sanitas Winter Warmer Weekend at Sanitas Brewing Company

Friday, January 27th through Sunday, January 29th

Get a head start on all the delicious strong beers coming out throughout February by heading to Sanitas Brewing Company and their Winter Warmer Weekend event this weekend. From Friday through Sunday, stop by to sample hearty brews and enjoy special taco pairings courtesy of Sanitas staple McDevitt Taco Supply. Combinations include the Devils Sword beer with a Pepper Crusted Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles taco, a Rum Barleywine with a Caribbean Jerk Chicken taco topped with Mango Slaw, and a casked Chilies and Chocolate Stout paired with a Chocolate Chipotle Beef taco (drooling!), along with many more!

New Beer Release: Apricot Sour at Avery Brewing Company

Monday, January 30th, All Day

Starting on Monday, the new Apricot Sour will be available on draft at the ever-innovative Avery Brewing Company. Part of their Botanicals & Barrels series of beers, the Apricot Sour precedes additional new beers coming down the pipeline this year, such as the Ginger Sour and Coconut Porter, which will be arriving in the coming months. Don’t miss the chance to stop by and sample the latest of Avery’s always unique, consistently stellar brews.

Pints for the People: The School Food Project at Upslope Brewing Company‘s Lee Hill Taproom

Wednesday, February 1st, from 2:00 – 10:00 PM

Get ready to drink for a good cause this coming Wednesday at Upslope Brewing Company‘s Lee Hill taproom as they celebrate their monthly Pints for the People event. This month, Upslope is supporting The School Food Project and ensuring that children learn as soon as possible the benefits of eating well. Learn more about The School Food Project here.

Beer Dinner at Farmer Girl with Wibby Brewing Company

Wednesday, February 1st, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Boulder County’s creative craft beer culture combined with its exciting food scene makes for some truly unique and delicious beer and food pairing events here in town. Don’t wait to make your reservation for this coming Wednesday’s Farmer Girl Beer Dinner with Wibby Brewing Company. This is Farmer Girl’s second beer dinner of the year and promises to be a night of fresh food and great local Longmont beer.

New Beer Release: Cellared Frozen Forest Barleywine at Wild Woods Brewery

Thursday, February 2nd, All Day

This year marks Wild Woods Brewery‘s 2nd annual celebration of Frozen February, a month-long ode to winter brews inspired by nature. Kicking off on Wednesday, the start of Frozen February this year also features the release of a cellared Frozen Forest Barleywine on Thursday. Stop by Wild Woods all month and be on the look out for a variety of new beer releases, cheese pairings, chocolate pairings, and more.

Don’t miss any Boulder County taproom events by signing up to receive the Beer in Boulder Weekly List of Events email in your inbox each Thursday! We put together this consolidated list of all Boulder County craft beer events happening that week so that you can conveniently and easily find a taproom and event for you and find some community, fun, and great craft beer. Enjoy!

The Frothy Five: Week of 1/27/17