Small Batch Fest 2018

Small Batch Festival is back.

Over 40 different beers, live musical performances, and some of Fort Collin’s best food trucks.

 Check back soon for a sneak peek at the beer line up!


 This year we’re going big:

two stages and five bands


Get your tickets now

$35 Tickets: 2 beer tokens and a commemorative stainless steel cup.

Any additional beers are $5 each. Only 21 and up and no pets please.


A portion of ticket sales will contribute to our $10,000 Small Batch Grant. This year’s recipient is Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed.


More Details:

  • All guests must be 21+. Absolutely no exceptions!
  • Parking is limited. Please ride your bike to the event.
  • This is a ticketed event. All tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event.
  • Tickets include 2 free beers, a commemorative stainless steel pint cup, and live music!
  • No Pets will be allowed during Small Batch.
  • No smoking in festival venue.
  • Re-entry only permitted through front gate.
  • All Backpacks and Bags are subject to search.
  • No outside food or drink permitted. There will be food trucks with food / sodas available for purchase.
  • Free Water will be available in the venue.
  • We will have lemon-limeade and root beer available for purchase during the event.
  • This is a beer only event. No wine or liquor.
  • All beers are 1 token. Tokens are $5 each.
  • Credit Cards are welcome.
  • Limited Merchandise will be available for sale.
  • No tours will be conducted during this event.
  • This event will take place in rain or shine.
  • Overnight parking will only be permitted in upper dirt lot.
  • Please drink responsibly and plan for a safe ride home!

Odell Brewing Now in Montana


Tuesday, June 6th

– Butte –

6pm | Pour House Pub | 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll, Myrcenary

– Billings –

5pm | Tiny’s Tavern | 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll

5pm | Bistecca |90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll


Wednesday, June 7th

– Missoula –

5pm | The Dram Shop | 90 Shilling, Odell, IPA, Drumroll

– Kalispell –

6pm | The Brass Tap | 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll, Myrcenary

– Bozeman –

5pm | Montana Ale Works | 90 Shilling, Odell, IPA, Drumroll

7:30pm | Red Chair Cafe & Bar | 90 Shilling, Odell, IPA, Drumroll


Thursday, June 8th

-Missoula-

3pm| Orange Street Food Farm | Sampling 90, IPA, Drumroll, Myrcenary

5pm| Paradise Falls | Pouring 90, IPA, Drumroll

-Whitefish-

6pm| Casey’s Rooftop | Pouring 90, IPA, Drumroll, Myrcenary

– Bozeman –

6:30pm | Bozeman Taproom & Fill Station | 90 Shilling, Brombeere, IPA, Drumroll​

6:30pm | Pour House Bar & Grill | 90 Shilling, Drumroll


May Charity of the Month: The Growing Project

Charity of the Month: The Growing Project 

9 years ago, a young woman working on her Masters Degree at CSU approached us with an idea: what if we were able to provide healthy, sustainable food for impoverished people living in “food deserts.” Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers. The Growing Project was aspiring to provide Fort Collins the perfect way to endow our community with fresh produce and help insure healthy soil systems which lead to a healthy watershed, and beer made from the best water! We are so proud that we were able to contribute the first ever monetary donation to this amazing agency and have supported its success ever since.

The Growing Project has achieved a permanent home out at Hope Farms and continues to engage our community by utilizing property to grow healthy food, free farmers’ markets/stands to distribute the food to those in need, classes on agriculture and education for food preparation.

On Tuesday, May 2nd, we will host a fundraiser in our tap room for The Growing Project. Please join us at 7:00pm and learn from the farmers, gardeners and committed TGP fans what this group is really all about!

Learn more about their programming. 

Get involved or Donate.

 

TIP JAR: The FoCo Cafe

Following the lead of Brad and Libby of the SAME Cafe in Denver, Jeff and Kathleen have created FoCo Cafe for Fort Collins: a space to serve food to folks from every walk of life where they feel like they belong, the food, albeit healthy and delicious, almost feels secondary to the ambience in the FoCo Cafe. As a patron, you are given the opportunity to pay what you can, volunteer to be fed or pay it forward (paying what you think is a fair price for your lunch and contributing a little extra for those in need. The food is fresh and tasty, sourced as locally as possible and most is provided through donations from local farmers, The Food Coop, Sprouts and Wholefoods. Through Jeff’s creative touch, he turns these piece-meal offerings into delicious fare not to be missed! On the BEST days, you can even find 90 Shilling Green Chile and at one point he made a cheddar soup with our Loose Leaf, Session Ale; YUM! Please join them for the most pleasant meal in town at 225 Maple Street.

Volunteer at FoCo Cafe.

Donate to FoCo Cafe.

April Charity of the Month: Poudre Valley Community Farms

Poudre Valley Community Farms

Please join us at the tap room this month to help us support our community partner, Poudre Valley Community Farms. Poudre Valley Communuty Farms is, at its core, a land cooperative.  By harnessing the power of member-owner investment and combining it with creative financing techniques such as conservation easements and community partnerships the cooperative buys and owns farmland.  The cooperative leases long-term to local farmers and ranchers at competitive market rates.

The vehicle for achieving PVCF’s mission is a multi-stakeholder cooperative.  First, let’s consider the more familiar but less important parts of PVCF.  Think of a traditional consumer cooperative, like a food co-op, where consumers pool their buying power to purchase products at better prices.  Now think of a traditional producer cooperative, like most farmers’ cooperatives, that pool buying power and access to distributors and consumers to benefit the producer.  Now put the two together and you have an understanding of the LESS important parts of PVCF.

Now consider the third, and MOST important, part of the PVCF cooperative model.  The consumers and the producers contribute capital through their membership dues which is used to purchase farmland.  The long-term access to farmland to produce food is the key to this land cooperative model.

 

TIP JAR: Loveland Youth Gardeners

Our committee has chosen Loveland Youth Gardeners as the April Tip Jar Partner. Through the month of April, 100% of of our taproom gratuity is donated to this organization.

Loveland Youth Gardeners is a non-profit dedicated to cultivating job & life skills, environmental stewardship and service in youth facing barriers by building healthy relationships with people, agriculture, and community.  Loveland Youth Gardeners has been serving our community since 1996 and offers Youth Education Programs for ages 5-21.  Most of the programs focus on at-risk and special needs students in the Loveland community. They also sponsor Loveland Plant a Row for the Hungry, which provides fresh produce for low-income residents.

March Charity of the Month: Partners Mentoring Youth

Partners Mentoring Youth

Please join us in the tap room this month as we partner with Partners Mentoring Youth. Partners Mentoring Youth works with community partners to identify youth who need extra support in their community or school, while also seeking caring adults to volunteer as mentors. We create intentional partnerships based on need, shared interests, logistical preferences, and common values. Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives.

Proceeds from every Taster Tray sold, for the whole month of March, will help fund the donation to Partners Mentoring Youth. You can also directly support and volunteer with the organization here.

 

The Jacob Center

Our committee has chosen The Jacob Center as the March Tip Jar Partner. Through the month of March, 100% of of our taproom gratuity is donated to this organization.

The Jacob Center is a private non-profit youth and family service agency founded in 1988 by three social workers. The center works with youth, families, and the community to inspire positive and lasting change. They offer a variety of programs and services such as, respite care, family therapy, and youth coaching.

Learn more and give to The Jacob Center by contacting them here.

February Charity: SPIE Grants (Poudre School District Foundation)

Poudre School District Foundation SPIE Grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Creativity is where we start to think differently, and Innovation is where Creativity comes to life” -George Couros

The SPIE Grants through the Poudre School District Foundation are symbiotic of our mission here at Odell including innovation, creativity and collaboration. These grants offer teachers, our boots on the ground, an opportunity to combine their experience and imagination to produce thoughtful ways to engage young minds. Grants have been awarded to 7th to 10th graders to do coral restoration off the coast of Florida, contributed Spanish novels for high school students and provided smart boards for an elementary school to name a few.

Please watch these incredibly moving videos to see the extraordinary teachers and motivated kids that have benefited from these grants.

 

Tip Jar: B.A.S.E. Camp

 

We understand that the future of our community relies on the care of our young people today and that affordable care for kids while their parents are working is integral in their success.

“B.A.S.E. Camp’s (Before and After School Enrichment) vision is that our children achieve life-long success. Our mission is to be the choice provider of safe, affordable, accessible out-of-school-times childcare with enrichment services, aligned with the community schools.

Programs are offered to over 3,250 children annually at 33 elementary school sites throughout Larimer County, including a variety of activities and enrichment choices for children in grades K-7. Sliding fees insure that all families can afford our programs with scholarships ranging from 10% to 100%.”

Click to learn more about B.A.S.E. Camp.

January Charity of the Month: First Descents

First Descents

Please join us in the tap room this month as we partner with First Descents, a local organization that offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. Proceeds from every Taster Tray sold, for the whole month of January, will help fund the donation to First Descents.

You can also directly support First Descents by donating here: http://firstdescents.org/get-involved/donate/

December Charity of the Month: Disabled Resource Services

Disabled Resource Services

Please join us in the tap room this month as we partner with Disabled Resource Services, a local organization that empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence through services supporting advocacy, awareness and access to their community.

Our mission to serve the community that has provided our success often leads us to reaching out to underserved and marginalized populations. This month in our tap room, Disabled Resource Services is present to share their goals and efforts with our guests and visitors. DRS’ overarching goal is ensuring those in need the ability to locate resources and receive services to stabilize their circumstances in order to accomplish self-identified goals that maximize their independence and improve their quality of life. Mahatma Ghandi said, “the true measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable.”

Join us in supporting DRS by donating here: http://disabledresourceservices.org/donate-now/

Dark Days of November

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Welcome to the dark side of craft beer and the Dark Days of November. We’re offering a special taster tray of our favorite and limited dark beers. Check out the line up and stop in at the tap room for a taste.

Nitro Cutthroat Porter

Everything you love about Cutthroat but with a silky, creamy finish.  Smooth, robust and inspired by classic London porters. We use dark roasted malts to create a deep, rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee.

3 C Stout Chili Chocolate Cinnamon Stout

Warning! This beer has some major kick to it. You will also pick up hints of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. The heat comes on a little later and will stick around to remind you who’s boss.

Sweet Prince Coffee Milk Stout

A big, balanced, sweet milk stout with locally roasted coffee. We added just a hint of vanilla to really “tie the room together.” We think you’ll agree that nothing about this beer is “over the line.” So stay, finish your coffee.

Mountain Standard Black IPA

We brew this one with hand-picked hops on Colorado’s western Slop. The assertive American hop profile and roasted malt character balance perfectly with just a touch of bitterness.

Charlie’s Udder Bourbon barrel aged Lugene

Since we will be retiring Lugene for 2017, we wanted to give this crowd favorite a proper send off. We took the last batch tried a few different things:

The first-last batch of Lugene was aged in bourbon oak barrels. This triple chocolate milk stout is rich and smooth flavor with hints of smokey wood and syrupy sweetness.

3 Teets to the Wind Stranahan’s Barrel Aged Lugene

We took the rest of the Lugene and let it rest in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels. You’ll find it rich and full bodied, with notes of molasses and dark chocolate liquor. Sure to knock the socks off any stout lover.

 

 

November Charity of the Month: Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency

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Please join us in the tap room this month as we partner with Project Self-Sufficiency, a local organization which helps enable single parents to achieve economic independence while building healthy families.

Corkie Odell, mother of four and owner/founder of Odell Brewing Company, understands first-hand what it takes to successfully balance work and family. Corkie is also a former board member and ongoing advocate of Project Self-Sufficiency.

We are so proud to support this outstanding organization that offers single parents the opportunity to improve the circumstances in their families’ lives.

If you’d like to donate, please visit:  http://www.ps-s.org/Pages/DONATE.php

Second Wind

second-windSecond Wind is new to the Odell Brewing cache of partner agencies and we are thrilled to kick off our relationship by hosting them on our November tip jar where 100% of of our taproom gratuity is donated to their organization. They provide an important service to our community’s youth by overcoming financial or social barriers to connect young people with critical mental health care. They provide kids at risk of suicide with up to 12 sessions with a licensed therapist in their network. Their goal is to provide hope and healing.

For more information on our Charities of the Month program, you can reach out to Karla Baise at karla@odellbrewing.com

Charity of the Month:  Food Bank for Larimer County 

Harvest is in full swing and we are starting to see the first tomatoes ripen on the vine and the hot peppers share all of their sun-inspired glory; the perfect time to celebrate our local Food Bank for Larimer County and host them in our tap room for the month of August. They aim to “Provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.” Our Food Bank boasts unique and thoughtful programming that puts healthy, homegrown food in the hands of families in need. Plant It Forward encourages families with excess in their gardens at harvest to share the bounty through Food Share that allows its clients to “shop” the Food Bank pantry sending them home with fresh vegetables and a healthy dose of dignity. On Monday, August 29th, if you bring in your extra harvest to the tap room at Odell Brewing Company, we will deliver your veggies to the Food Bank and buy you a beer! Their “Kids Café” program partners with our local Poudre School District to ensure that kids that receive free or reduced lunch throughout the school year have access to healthy lunches all summer provided in the cafeteria of their local elementary or middle school. Feeding Us Forward is a great way for us to get involved as individuals and offer planned monetary support of our Food Bank. If you are interested in hosting a food or fund drive for the Food Bank for Larimer County, please visit the site below and be sure to visit the tap room this month!

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Fund and Food Drives: http://www.foodbanklarimer.org/fund-and-food-drives/

If you’d like to donate, please visit: http://www.foodbanklarimer.org/donate-money/

To learn more about the history of our Food Bank, please visit here: http://www.foodbanklarimer.org/history/

For more information on our Charities of the Month program, you can reach out to Karla Baise at karla@odellbrewing.com

Tip Jar: FoCo Café (Feeding Our Community Ourselves)

Community Cafes seem to be gracing the landscape of towns and cities more and more, but none seem to be more successful or supported by their communities than our very own FoCo Café! The café offers the opportunity for EVERYONE in our community to enjoy a delicious, healthy meal regardless of their socio-economic background. Guests of the café are encouraged to “pay what they can” and are never turned away for lack of funds. If you have a little extra spending money, you can pay it forward and buy an anonymous café visitor lunch. Folks can also volunteer and work off their meals by bussing tables and helping to clean up. Jeff and Kathleen Baumgardner started raising funds in 2012 and opened the doors on Thanksgiving Day in 2014. We have been proud sponsors of this fine addition to our community since its inception and work with their mentors, SAME Café in Denver as well! You will find Odell brews at their annual events, the FoCo Café Bike-In Music Fest, First Friday summer evenings at the Shire and Colorado Gives Day that we host in our tap room in December. So far the café has served 39,692 meals and have been gifted with more than 9,800 hours of volunteer service! They are located at 225 Maple Street in Fort Collins and we hope to see you there!

To learn more about the café visit: http://fococafe.org/foco-cafe-history/

To donate please visit: http://fococafe.org/donate/

Raising one for our community,

Karla Baise, Community Outreach Coordinator

Fall/Winter Montage Chili Recipes

Fall is officially here in Fort Collins. What better way to welcome fall than with a perfect pot of chili? Whether you want a traditional style chili or something a little hotter, we’ve got you covered. Grab our Fall/Winter Montage Variety Pack and get cookin’.Montage

Cutthroat Porter Chili Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 can Dark Red Kidney beans
1 can Garbanzo beans
1 can Great Northern beans
1 can Black beans
1 can Pinto beans
½ cup Chili powder
1 ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 bottle of Cutthroat Porter
Salt & Pepper to tasteCutthroat Porter Chili

Directions:
1. Brown the ground beer over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion, jalapeño, bell pepper, and garlic.
3. Drain the meat/veggies and pour into a 5 quart pot.
4. Add tomato, drained cans of beans and seasonings.
5. Pour the Cutthroat Porter over the mat and beans and stir well (if you like soupier chili, you can add another ½ bottle of beer or ½ cup of water).
6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy with a refreshing bottle of Rawah Rye IPA.

 

Isolation Ale Pork Green Chili

 

Ingredients:
3 lbs. Anaheim chilies (or 36-ounce can roasted green chilies)
1 lb. tomatillos, peeled (or 16-ounce can)
2 lbs. pork shoulder
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, diced
3 tbsp. flour
3 cups chicken stock
1 12-ounce bottle of Isolation Ale
1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, to taste
1 lb. fresh tomatoes, chopped (or 16-ounce can, diced)
1 ½ tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. dried Mexican oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
Salt & pepper to tasteIsolation Green Chili

Directions:
1. Heat grill to high heat or set oven to broil and roast tomatillos on each side until soft.
2. Grill chilies until blackened on all sides, then wrap in a towel to steam. Once cooled, skin and de-seed chilies then roughly chop. Blend tomatillos in some stock to form a slightly chunky sauce.
3. Warm chicken stock and beer. Remove excess fat from pork shoulder and cube to desired size. Heat 1 tbsp. oil on high heat in a large pot, then cook pork until brown on all sides. Remove pork and set aside, leaving oil in the pan.
4. Turn heat to medium, add onion and cook about 10 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Then add flour to form a paste. (If it’s too dry, add a couple tbsp.. stock to loosen it up and cook for another minute.)
5. Add pork, stock, tomatillos and chilies. Bring to a boil, then add tomatoes, cumin, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring back to a boil and check the heat. (Add more serrano peppers to add heat to the chili.) Simmer 1-2 hours or until pork is tender.

Pop open a bottle of IPA and enjoy!