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Grand Re-Opening

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Come join us Oct 2 & 3 to celebrate our Grand Re-Opening as a Brewpub an expanded beverage menu, paninis and sharable selections.

MUSIC:

Oct 2 5-7pm Christopher Gold
Oct 2 7-9pm Desi & Cody
Oct 3 7-9pm Sandra MacDougall

Scoll down below for bios on these musicans.

SPECIAL COLLABEERATION BEER RELEASE:

Come try the delicious and complex Lushious Belgian Ale. This Collabeeration beer was made with Greg and Dee Thompson. The Thompsons generously bid on a brew day at Mark Lusher’s Fundraising event earlier this year. This is the Thompson’s recipe, honed for the big system by our brewer, Dan and brewed in loving memory of Mark. It has ginger, orange peel and a special ingredient fresh from the garden that will usher in autumn beer drinking days.

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NEW MENU:

Along with our beer selection, we have these beverages:

Colorado Cider Co. Dry Glider Cider     6.5% ABV
Heavyweight Chardonnay       12.5% ABV
Dante Red Blend  13.5%
Italian Sodas sweetened with cane sugar        
NüBrü Cold-Brewed Coffee      
A smooth, less acidic caffeinated coffee with all-natural and organic ingredients. Locally brewed in Niwot, CO.

Food:

Chips & 3 Salsas
Sharable serving of corn chips with black bean & corn, peach and roasted tomato salsa.
Chips & 1 Salsa of your choice

Meat & Cheese Plate 
Butterkase, maturo and porter cheddar with prosciutto and salami served with crackers, olives and dried cranberries. Serves 2-4 people. Gluten-free crackers available.
Cheese only plate
Mini Plate
(Maturo, cheddar, salame & crackers)
Mini Cheese Only (Maturo, cheddar & crackers)

Prosciutto Panini
Prosciutto, salami, roasted red peppers, pesto & fresh mozzarella on locally-made Izzio sourdough. Side of kettle chips.

Pizza Panini 
Pepperoni, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella & tomato sauce on locally-made Izzio sourdough. Side of kettle chips.

3-Cheese Grilled Cheese
Prima Donna maturo, cheddar and butterkase cheeses melted to perfection on locally-made
Izzio sourdough. Side of kettle chips.

Kids Grilled Cheese
Keeping it simple but delicious with kid-pleasing butterkase cheese and a side of kettle chips.
Side of Kettle Chips

Cacao Girl Gourmet Chocolates

 

MUSICIAN BIOS:

Fri Oct 2, 5-7pm
Christopher Gold

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky and raised all over the place, Christopher Gold spent years playing in punk bands before returning home (at least metaphorically) to the music of his father (Longmont’s own Terry Gold, Managing Director of Launch Longmont). Picking up banjo and mandolin along the way, he has traded volume and force for melody and uniquely fingerpicked guitar, but kept all of the honesty and passion that punk rock instilled in him.

Fri Oct 2, 7-9pm
Desi & Cody

The story behind the self-titled, self-released debut album by the Tulsa, OK-based wife-and-husband musical team of Desirae Roses-Clinton and Cody Clinton can be heard in their songs.  It’s a case of girl hears boy playing on the radio, sees his band live, they become friends, start dating, move in together and get married.  The two never even considered joining forces musically until Cody heard Desi singing in the shower, and marveling at her voice, asked her to sing back-up harmonies on his solo EP.  And that’s how Desi and Cody got their start as a performing duo.

Sat Oct 3, 7-9pm
Sandra MacDougall

When you’re talking about Sandra MacDougall aka Songbabe, most people simply say, “She’s got some pipes”. Sandra’s roots in music go back to when she was a small child growing up in the Boston area where she attended a church with a strong musical element complete with a grand hall and red velvet curtained stage. Today you can find her out in about in Longmont gracing local venues with her amazing voice and brightening your day with her amazing warm smile.

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We are so excited to be part of the Denver Airport’s exhibit, Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture. You can see this on the pre-security bridge walkway to A gates through December.

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Tying the Knot

Nothing like starting a brewery and planning a wedding all within the same year, eh? Our partners in 300 Suns Brewing crime, Mark Lusher and Candace Newcomb tied the knot on Sept. 20!

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In a intimate ceremony that would have made Martha Stewart proud, with weather that couldn’t be more perfect, they pledged a long life of love and beer-making together. (OK, the beer part might not have been part of the ceremony.)

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Candace was gorgeous, Mark was handsome, both were beaming. They took the party to 300 Suns after so that everyone could share in their happiness.

So, say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Candace Lusher, properly sealing it with a beer….I mean, a kiss!

 

Curse of the Rabbit Mountain Red

It all started with our first batch of Rabbit Mountain Red Ale. It was our very first beer brewed on our system. And admittedly, we were not prepared for some things that happened…in short, we lost half the batch. But we had made beer, and we thought all was well! And, we hoped for something close to the Red we had lovingly honed while homebrewing. Perhaps the Curse started then, who knows….

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Then our much needed third fermentor came, and the Curse took strong hold. A bubble caught in the glycol line caused the temps in the fermentors to skyrocket. Our second batch of Rabbit Mountain was still beer, but with all that had happened, what would it taste like?

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The Angry Rabbit Mountain Red was born. And customers enjoyed it…sometimes too much. It was malty sweet, went down smooth and weighed in at 8% ABV – so it hit us like a ton of bricks in its delicious drinkability.

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We brewed it a third time hitting the original recipe on the mark. All went well and we thought the Curse and the high octane Angry Rabbit were behind us. We made the Rabbit Mountain Red and it was still malty and sweet but more balanced. And, you could drink more than one of them – always a plus on a night out with friends.

And then the Curse of the Rabbit struck again. One dark and stormy night (pretty much any night, the way this summer has been going), Mark needed to catch up on the brewing and decided to brew two beers in one day. All seemingly went well despite the early hour he completed his task (3:00 am).  We thought we had the next batch of Rabbit Mountain Red Ale in the fermentor, soon to be ready for our growing numbers of Rabbit Mountain Red lovers.

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Then, Mark transferred it and something was amiss. The color was not quite right, the flavor delicious, but not our beloved Red.

The curse had struck again! It turns out that in the wee hours of brewing, Mark had forgotten to add an itty bitty 20 pound bag of malt. We can hardly blame him, knowing that it was all the fault of THE CURSE. (Duh duh dummmmmmmmm…did you do the foreboding music in your head with us?)

We assure you, we are brewing it up again. And we are crossing our fingers, collecting four-leaf clovers, avoiding breaking mirrors and black cats, placing our horseshoes the right way, and blessing each other every time we sneeze.

In the mean time, take a taste of our Curse of the Rabbit Mountain Ale. Sit back, relax, and, well…who knows what will happen next…

UPDATE:

Mark and Candace got married (that’s not the Cursed part of the story, silly!) and that week Dan and Jean brewed the Rabbit Mountain Red Ale. OR SO THEY THOUGHT…One of the bag’s of grain, a large part of the grain bill, 120L Crystal Malt, was actually only 45 L. The type on the bag was smeared and it looked like 120…really it did. AND THE CURSE was brewed again.

 

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Name the White IPA

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Help us name our White IPA, and you could win a gift certificate from 300 Suns Brewing!

White IPA
IBUs 80, ABV 5.6%
Part of our Shades of IPA series. Crisp and refreshing grapefruity tartness with a tinge of pepper zing. Dry-hopped with Chinook hops.

What is a White IPA? A white IPA is a beer that mixes the hop-character and brewing techniques of an India Pale Ale with the wheat base of the refreshing Belgian wit beer. Our White IPA is brewed with white wheat to give it a lighter body and refreshing zing for summer.

How to enter:

Post your suggested name for the White IPA in a comment to our contest post on Facebook, or on Twitter using #300whiteIPA and @300sunsbrewing in your post.

Originality of name will be considered, so look on Google, RateBeer and Untappd for reference of whether the name you suggest is in use by anyone already..

Entries may also be submitted in writing in person or via mail to 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO 80501. Mail in entries must be received by Jul 14, 2014. Names must be in good taste. 300 Suns Brewing reserves the right to delete any entries that are not seemed in good taste.

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Official Rules:

The “Name Our White IPA Contest” is sponsored 300 Suns Brewing. This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter and a citizen of the United States.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to 300 Suns Brewing, not Facebook or Twitter

Entering: Post your suggested name for the White IPA in a comment to our contest post on Facebook, or on Twitter using #300whiteIPA and @300sunsbrewing in your post. Entries may be submitted in writing in person or via mail to 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO 80501. Mail in entries must be received by Jul 14, 2014. Names must be in good taste. 300 Suns Brewing reserves the right to delete any entries that are not seemed in good taste.

Name will be chosen by the owners of 300 Suns Brewing based on how well they fit the brand and also taking into consideration how original the name is. Final name becomes the sole property of 300 Suns Brewing. By entering this contest, contestants relinquish all rights to the name they submit.

Contest runs from July 3 – July 14, 2014. Contest winner will be announced via Facebook and Twitter and it will be the responsibility of the winner to claim their prize. Prize is a $19.00 gift certificate to 300 Suns Brewing. Gift certificate can not be exchanged for cash value. Odds of winning depend on entries received.  Winner agrees that their first name (or first and last name with permission) may be used in promotional material online when announcing the winner of the contest.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS 300 Suns Brewing AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK and TWITTER PLATFORMS, ADMINISTRATORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

Big Brew Day!

Ok, we had such a blast on Big Brew Day! Takeaways:

1. Home brewers are some of the nicest people around. I’m not just saying that because one of them is my brother. The home brewers in BRUDE home brew group are typical of what we find of homebrewers everywhere. Nice, funny, fun and really enjoy a cold brew.

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Me (Jean), and my favorite brewer, my brother, on Big Brew Day.

2. There’s no right way to home brew.  These home brewers had equipment as simple as a pot on a burner all the way up to 3 kegs that were individually heat-sourced and converted into a home brewing system, mini-pumps housed in tool boxes and chill plates.

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3.  Home brewing allows you to be fun and creative. Recipes ranged from a simple pale to one with Hibiscus added at the end  into the fermentor. But most importantly, they MADE BEER! And making beer on any scale is really, really awesome. No seriously, it is, these guys are like heroes.

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4. Home brewers will drink your beer even when they don’t like it because they are cool. Did I mention they MAKE BEER?

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Liquid Sunshine Club

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Introducing, our new club membership called the Liquid Sunshine Club. For $85 first year membership you get the following perks:

  • 20 oz. pours for the price of a 16 oz. pint (excludes other discounts & happy hours as well as beers normally served in 10 oz. tulip glasses)
  • $1 off growler fills at any time
  • free t-shirt for first year’s membership
  • 15% off merchandise (applies to regularly-priced merchandise only)
  • your email will be added to our newsletter list to be informed of upcoming events.

C’mon in today to join!

Happy Hour, Ladies Night and IPAs

Our “Your Two Cents” Jar is hard at work! We read everyone’s suggestions and implement what we think will bring a better experience to our customers.  Two of the things that have come out of that so far are the request for a happy hour and more hoppy beers for Hop Heads.
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So, we have added a happy hour which means $1 off pints for you, Monday – Wednesday 2-6pm. And because –  well we don’t really know why – but being a woman myself, I’m not going to question the rationale of LADIES NIGHT! I mean, $1 off pints for women all day Wednesday…really? Who cares why, we’re doin it.

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Mark has started what he is calling “Shades of IPA” which will be an experimental series of hoppy beers in various styles. The first of the series is out: Sunglasses at Night American Dark Ale. At 86 IBUs this Ale is black as night with roasted flavors on the front end followed by a strong hoppy finish.

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