It’s a wild and wacky weekend in Boulder County! From multiple unique, only in Colorado-style festivals to new beer releases and educational taproom events, it’s a jam-packed week with a little something for everyone. Whether you’re checking out the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland or heading up to Longmont for the ever-popular Hops + Handrails, we have a feeling you’re going to have a great few days. Here are Beer in Boulder‘s picks for five exciting events happening throughout the county this week.

Hops + Handrails 2017 Beer Festival & Rail Jam with Left Hand Brewing Company in Roosevelt Park in Longmont

Saturday, March 11th, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM

This Saturday marks five years of Hops + Handrails, an exciting, rowdy festival full of two of Coloradans’ favorite things, craft beer and slopes! Put on by Left Hand Brewing Company, the event features over 60 craft breweries, tons of live music, and plenty of activities, so get your tickets now!

Imbibe for Youth Arts! at Multiple Boulder County Craft Breweries

Monday, March 13th *Times Vary

This coming Tuesday, multiple craft breweries throughout Boulder County are partnering with the Future Arts Foundation for Imbibe for Youth Arts! events to benefit arts and music in Colorado public schools. Stop by Asher Brewing Company from 2:00 PM – midnight, Sanitas Brewing Company from 12:00 – 11:00 PM, or Twisted Pine Brewing Company all day, to drink for a good cause and raise your glass to thriving creativity.

New Beer Release: Strawberry Mint IPA at Upslope Brewing Company (Both Taprooms)

Tuesday, March 14th, All Day

The next installment in Upslope‘s Tap Room Series, the Strawberry Mint IPA has us dreaming of fruity summer drinks and refreshing brews on a sunny patio. Check out either the Flatirons Park or Lee Hill taproom locations today to get in on a draft or a can of this new beer.

March Beer Dinner at BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

Wednesday, March 15th, from 5:00 – 10:00 PM

If you don’t have BRU‘s monthly beer dinners on your calendar, you are missing out on some of the most exciting and unique food (and beer!) in Boulder. This month, check out a menu that is full of Irish indulgences for St. Patrick’s Day week, from Truffled Wild Mushroom Tart to Stout Braised Lamb Boxty and much more. Make your reservations now!

Astronomy on Tap at Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Thursday, March 16th, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Boulder County craft breweries often give us truly unique opportunities to not just get educated about craft beer, but about a huge spectrum of other studies and sciences as well. This Thursday, head to Twisted Pine for Astronomy on Tap, an event that will feature three speakers all presenting on space-related topics, from the sun to black holes to Mars and more! What better way to get your science on than with a craft brew in hand?

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The Frothy Five: Week of 3/10/17