Great West Beer Fest 11/4/2016

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2016 Great West Beer Fest

CMU Student Life would like to invite you to a fun-filled afternoon of good friends and great beer. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds are used to support Club Sports, MavRides, and various Clubs and Organizations across campus.

Date:  Friday, November 4th
Time:  4:00 to 8:00 PM
Location:  Maverick Pavilion – Colorado Mesa University campus
Cost:  $25 for advanced tickets / $30 at the door
Free:  Designated Drivers admitted free

Click here for more information and to register

Questions? Contact Mitch Karstens at 970-248-1272 or

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Halloween Craft Brew Ball 10/29/16

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A Hauntingly Good Time

A Family Friendly Afternoon at Wonderland Brewing Co.

13 Colorado Craft Breweries.  Costume Contest.  4 Hours of Sampling.  Music.  Food Trucks.  More!

Come celebrate Halloween with Wonderland Brewing Co, Colorado Beer Trail, and local guest craft brewers in a big festival tent behind Wonderland!

The event is a family-friendly Halloween experience Saturday, October 29th.   Costume contest, trick or treating, temporary tattoos, games, face painting,  live music, local food vendors, & more!



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Gluten Sensitivity Revealed

Gluten SensitivityIf you ask around, just about everyone has an opinion on “gluten-free,” Celiac Disease, or gluten-sensitivity. Often times, their opinions are misinformed and can be insulting, especially to people who have Celiac Disease (CD) or are gluten-sensitive.

For those of you (or your friends) who have CD or have gluten-sensitivity, you’ve probably heard the snide comments from friends or family saying that it’s “made up” or “all in your head.” The unfortunate reality is that many people are just under-educated on the matter and don’t have all of the facts.

Luckily, it seems many people are beginning to understand CD a bit better and do treat it as a “real” disease. The conversation can often veer off track, though, when the concept and condition of gluten-sensitivity is discussed.

Again, many people (incorrectly) believe that gluten-sensitivity is in your head. Thanks to a recent study published by Columbia University Medical Center, that perception will hopefully change very soon. While gluten-sensitivity varies greatly on a microscopic level from CD, there is compelling evidence that some individuals don’t digest wheat gluten, barley, or rye the same way others do. When blood samples and intestinal biopsies were taken from individuals with CD and those who were self-described as “gluten-sensitive” and analyzed, researchers found that those who reported a gluten sensitivity had leaky gut (whereby proteins and toxins actually permeate the intestine and make their way into the bloodstream).

So, what does this mean? It means that gluten-sensitivity is real. Unfortunately, it is much harder to diagnose than CD, which means many people may go through life eating gluten products and not understanding why they feel miserable.

However, the more the general public understands the distinct differences between CD and gluten-sensitivity, and the less taboo gluten-sensitivity becomes in society, the better off people who may have gluten-sensitivity will be.

Thankfully, brewers across America are beginning to educate themselves more about their patrons’ tastes and dietary needs. New Planet Beer has been offering gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers since 2009 and continues to be at the forefront of the gluten-free beer revolution. With beer that still packs all the flavor, characteristics, and all-around goodness that craft beer has to offer, look for New Planet Beer in a liquor store near you.


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How to do a Beer Tasting

We came across this great overview of how to do a Beer Tasting from the Beer Advocate we wanted to share with you. Please click here to view the original post.

How To Do A Beer Tasting

When analyzing a beer, you can’t just swill it down, burp and say “it’s great” or “it’s crap.” And, even though tasting is an individual art, there are a few steps, which if followed, will take your beer tasting to a blissful level.

beer tastingLook
Take pause and marvel at its greatness before you partake of it. Raise the beer in front of you, but don’t hold your beer to direct light as this will dilute its true color. Describe its color, its head and its consistency.



beer tastingAgitate
Swirl your beer, gently in the glass. This will pull out aromas, slight nuances, loosen & stimulate carbonation and test head retention.



beer tastingSmell
90-95% of what you experience is through you sense of smell. Breathe through your nose with two quick sniffs, then with your mouth open, then through your mouth only (nose and mouth are connected in the experience). Let olfaction guide you. Agitate again if need be and ensure that you are in an area that has no overpowering aromas. Enjoy its bouquet.


beer tasteTaste
Now sip the beer. Resist swallowing immediately. Let it wander and explore your entire palate. Let your taste buds speak. Note the mouthfeel, the consistency of the liquid’s body, and breath out during the process of tasting. This process of exhaling is called “retro-olfaction” and will release retained stimulations at the mucus and mouthfeel level but at a higher temperature. At times this will be the same as the olfactory process if not different and complimentary. Try to detect any sweetness, salty flavors, acids and general bitterness. Explain what they are or what they are similar to.

Also, try tasting the beer after it warms a bit (just a bit mind you). Really cold beer tends to mask some of the flavors. As a beer warms, its true flavors will pull through, become more pronounced.

Amaze your friends with your beer tasting knowledge the next time you are out together and enjoy our New Planet Beers with a whole new sense of being


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Beer Nutrition Facts

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
–Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

nutrition-facts1While the veracity of the above quote cannot be 100% confirmed to belong to Benjamin Franklin, one thing we can all agree on as Americans is that a crisp beer at the end of a long day is basically one of the best things out there. So, while we can’t be sure that Mr. Franklin is the person to thank for the above, we can certainly raise a glass to the sentiment.

Beer is the beverage of choice for most Americans. Despite our love affair with whiskey, our summertime flings with tequila, beer is our rock, our “one and only.” And let’s be honest, at New Planet, we love that. Its why we do what we do. But,we digress…

Today’s consumer, both for food and libations, is more informed. They are more concerned with where and how their products are produced than ever before. So, it should come as no surprise that 72% of consumers tell Neilsen that they want more information about what they’re consuming.

In order to bring more transparency to beer drinkers in the US, the Beer Institute, a trade group that represents companies which produce and import beer sold in the United States, reported that 4 of the largest brewing conglomerates, including Constellation Brands (think Corona), Heineken USA, MillerCoors and Anheuser-Beusch-InBev, have all agreed to start labelling their beers with nutrition facts.

Considering that these brands represent 80% of beer sales in America, this may seem like a huge revolution….

You’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, right?

Well, sorry to disappoint you. But here at New Planet Beer, we’ve been transparent about what goes into our beer since Day 1. Unlike the “Big Four” mega-breweries, we’ve always known that the folks who drink our beer care about what we put in it. That’s why we started out as a gluten-free beer company. We have since expanded our market to meet the demand for people seeking gluten-reduced beer.

Ingredients are still what make us, “Us.” So, while the FDA may begin asking (and, perhaps, someday require) all ingredients be listed on cans and bottles, we’ll still be doing business as usual, because what goes into our beer becomes who we are.

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Rocky Mountain Pizza and Pint Festival 9-5-16

rocky mountain pizza and pintRocky Mountain Pizza and Pint Festival Tour (Boulder Creek Fest) in Boulder, Colorado on Monday, September 5 from 1pm to 6 pm. The mission of Boulder Creek Events is to produce successful, family-oriented events that strengthen, empower, and inspire community members, local businesses and philanthropic organizations to get involved, connect and thrive. Your two favorites just got better! Join us for two days of pizza, beer, live music, and lawn games for the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival!

Purchase tickets to one or two dates!

A Colorado summer night + pizza + beer + live music + friends = perfection


Performances by ROB DRABKIN (3:30-5:30pm) and HOT SOUP (6:30-8:30pm)

And don’t miss out on your chance to vote for your favorite local Brewery and Pizzeria with the People’s Choice Competition for “Best Brew”, “Hippest Hops” Spirit Award, and “Best Pizza”.

$1 from every ticket sale will benefit a local non-profit.  The Louisville location will benefit Love for Lily & the Boulder location will benefit The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

ATTENTION ALL BREWERIES & PIZZERIAS:  Attend both dates and you’ll be eligible to win our new Grand Prize awards for “Best Brewery” and “Best Pizzeria”.





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Brews and Views 9-3-16

Brews and Views in Littleton, Colorado on Saturday September 3 from 1pm to 5pm. 2nd Annual Brews & Views Beer Fest

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September 3, 2016

Brews & Views Beer Fest is a community event co-presented by the City of Littleton and Hudson Gardens. Make plans to join us for the second annual event on September 3, where you can choose from over 40 local craft beers, enjoy live music and play lawn games under the beautiful Colorado sky.

2015 craft brewers included:

Avery Brewing Co.

Blue Spruce Brewing Co.

Boggy Draw Brewery

Bristol Brewing Co.

ButcherKnife Brewery

Chain Reaction Brewing Co.

Coda Brewing Co.

Colorado Cider Co.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crow Hop Brewing Co.

Denver Beer Co.

Elevation Beer Co.

FATE Brewing Co.


Grist Iron Brewing Co.

Lefthand Brewing Co.

Living the Dream Brewing

Locavore Beer Works

Mockery Brewing

Mu Brewing

Odd 13 Brewing Co.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

The Post Brewing

Redstone Meadery

Renegade Brewing Co.

RiffRaff Brewing Co.

Rocky Mountain Brewery

Something Brewery

Tivoli Brewing Co.


Wild Cider

Wiley Roots Brewing Co.





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Pints in the Park 9-3-16

pints in the parkNew Planet Beer will be one of the sponsors at Pints in the Park in Louisville, Colorado on Saturday September 3 from 12pm to 4pm.



12pm – 4pm


$30 at the door

Souvenir Pint Glass included with ticket!


**Online Ticket Sales End at 11:59pm on Friday September 2nd

This is strictly a 21 & Over Event

Infants okay, if worn by the parent as an accessory; no strollers.

For the safety of your 4 legged family members, there are no dogs allowed at this event, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Event will happen rain or shine. All sales are final, no refunds.




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Incredible Edible Gluten Free Food Fair 8-21-16

incredible edibleIncredible Edible Gluten Free Food Fair in Denver Colorado on August 21 2016 from 10 am to 3pm.

Please join your Denver Celiac Support group for our 10th Annual Incredible, Edible Gluten Free Food Fair on Sunday, August 21st from 10am – 3pm. This will be a great celebration with lots of gluten free vendors who will offer samples of amazing gluten free products. Make sure to check out the fun presentations and food demos going on during the day as well!

New Planet Beer will be one of the Bronze Sponsors!

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Craft Beer Festival 8-20-16

boulder craft beer festivalBoulder Craft Beer Festival in Boulder Colorado on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 12pm to 5 pm. Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival (August 20, 2016, 1-5 p.m.).  The event brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer.  The festival includes music, lawn games and food for purchase.  Please note: a limited number of tickets are available, the event sold out in its first two years!

Attendees will be able to sample beer from 25 breweries (click here to view the full line-up) while enjoying live music with two-hour sets from indie-folk band The Heartstring Hunters (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) and Chain Station (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.) high-energy, get ’em out on the dance floor string band. A number of restaurants and local food trucks will be participating in the festival with food for purchase onsite at the event.

There will also be free lawn games available for attendees including ping pong and corn hole.

This year, the Boulder Craft Beer Festival is back for round 3, and will be held on August 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place in West Central Park (just West of Broadway on Canyon Blvd.)

The first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival, in 2014, was a huge success. Since then, this iconic annual event draws thousands of beer enthusiasts in Boulder County, making it one of the largest outdoor brewing festivals in Colorado.

The event brings together 26 of the best craft breweries from Boulder County alongside New Planet Beer, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beers.

Attendees are sure to expand their palates as they enjoy unlimited samples from participating breweries and food from local food trucks. Screamin’ Sicilian, Suburban Wiener, Still Smokin, Cuban Fusion will be on site.

Of course, the beer festival won’t be complete without live music. This year, attendees will enjoy performances by Chain Station and The Heartstring Hunters. There will also be lawn games like corn hole and ping pong. The event is sure to delight both seasoned and new craft beer drinkers.

VIP tickets are $50 per person and General admission tickets are $35 per person. Meanwhile, tickets for designated drivers are available for only $10.
VIP tickets include early admission, specialty beer samples from participating breweries, unlimited beer samples, commemorative tasting glass, and an event hat. General admission tickets include unlimited beer samples and a commemorative tasting glass. Designated drivers, on the other hand, have a food voucher good for $10 plus unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Please be reminded that there are only a limited number of tickets available. Tickets get sold out every year, so we advise you to get your tickets early. To purchase tickets, you must be 21 years of age or older. Don’t forget to bring your ID on the day of the event and to stop by the New Planet Beer booth to say Hello!




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