As we bid farewell to another amazing year of Stout Month at Mountain Sun locations and Frozen February at Wild Woods Brewery, we usher in a whole host of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations as we transition into March! With the Winter Craft Beer Festival happening this Saturday here in Boulder as well, it’s a busy week for Boulder County craft breweries. Here are our picks here at Beer in Boulder for five of the most exciting events happening in Boulder craft beer this week.

New Beer Release: Knock ‘Em Down Apple Brown Bottle Release & Signing Party at 300 Suns Brewing Company

Friday, February 24th, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM

On the heels of a rockin’ anniversary party last weekend, 300 Suns Brewing Company has another great event in store for us tonight. Stop by the taproom for the bottle release and signing party for the 300 Suns collaboration with our county’s own roller derby team, the Boulder County Bombers, the Knock ‘Em Down Apple Brown! Proceeds go towards the team and, to guarantee that there is some beer for you to take home, it’s recommended that you reserve your Apple Brown ahead of time here (if you haven’t done so already!).

Winter Craft Beer Festival at 29th Street Mall in Boulder

Saturday, February 25th, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Craft breweries from around the country are converging in Boulder this weekend at the Winter Craft Beer Festival! There is enormous Boulder County representation at this year’s fest, including Fate Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, and many, many more! You can still purchase tickets here for this wonderful chance to sample some of the county, and country’s, signature unique brews.

New Beer Release: Bredo’s Brew with Live Music from Big Paddy & The Farmer Sisters at Grossen Bart Brewery

Saturday, February 25th, from 5:00 PM – Midnight

The annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival that happens every year in Nederland (this year’s event runs from March 10th – 12th) has got to be one of the craziest, most unique, “only in Boulder County” type events I’ve ever heard of. Grossen Bart Brewery in Longmont is honoring the tradition this year with the release of a beer specially brewed for the event, Bredo’s Brew, and some rocking Irish music.

19th Annual Chop & Mullet Competition! at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery

Tuesday, February 28th, 10:00 PM to 1:30 AM 

Oh Colorado and all your flannel shirt-wearing, beard-growing glory! Mountain Sun is carrying on the tradition next week with their 19th, yes, 19th, annual chop and mullet competition. There will be music, a costume contest, and the main event, the chop contest, the winner of which will receive a $100 gift card to Mountain Sun.

Mardi Gras Beer Dinner at Boulder Beer Company

Tuesday, February 28th, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Be sure to get your ticket to the Boulder Beer Company Mardi Gras Beer Dinner this coming Tuesday. The courses are unbelievably mouth-watering, from smoked blackened shrimp dip to Cajun spiced smoked duck to beignets and much more, and they’ll be paired with Boulder Beer Company’s flat-out awesome brews. You can get your tickets here.

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The Frothy Five: Week of 2/24/17