Certainly not us at Broken Compass, where we do our damnedest to make your mud season and our mud season some of the best times of the year.
The highlight of the fall offseason will be the first ever
Broken Compass LostOberfest
(not lobsterfest, there will be no lobsters) on Oct. 28th! As a thank you to all of our fans and patrons, we're throwing a massive party that's essentially a combination of our anniversary parties (ask anyone who's attended how much fun they had. Every answer: all of the fun) and an Oktoberfest party. There will be live music all day long, free sausages and sides for 400-500 people, specialty beer tappings, both dog and human costume contests, potentially a cornhole tournament and much, much more! Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this town party.
Other Notable Events You Should Probably (Definitely) Not Miss
Great American Beer Festival (Oct. 5-8, Denver): For the second straight year, we're pouring in the Meet the Brewer section of GABF! Come pay us a visit and try some of our delectable and award winning brews, and cross your fingers for more hardware coming back to the mountains!
SCUBA (Summit County United Brewers Alliance) Tap Takeover (Oct. 4, Southside Bar Kitchen, Denver): To kick off the Great American Beer Fest festivities, all the Summit County breweries are hosting a tap takeover on Wednesday night at Southside Bar Kitchen on Colfax in Denver. We're all bringing down some of our classic and specialty brews to for the evening. Take this opportunity to get some of the best beers you can find in the mountains on the front range!
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Stout release: Every fall, we tap this Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Stout. Every year, people lose their fucking minds over it. We brewed it yesterday (Sept. 25). It will almost certainly be tapped as our One Off Wednesday special release on Oct. 11th. You want this beer. You need this beer.
LostOberfest Märzen: To help celebrate or first ever LostOberfest throw down, we've brewed our first ever German style Marzen that is lagering away as we speak! Look for it to be on time sometime in early October.
Pumpkin Themed Monday Night Potluck (Oct. 16th, 7 PM): It wouldn't be a proper October without a proper pumpkin-flavored feast at the Broken Compass Monday Night Potluck. Bring a pumpkin-inspired dish (or honestly, whatever dish you want to eat and share, pumpkins be damned) and win free growlers and beer! Potluck starts at 7 PM.
Halloween Themed Monday Night Potluck and Tuesday Night Trivia (Oct. 30th & 31st, 7 PM): Join us for special editions of our weekly events, where costumes win you bonus points and bonus points win you prizes! More details forthcoming.
Broken Compass Staff Chili Cookoff (Nov. 6th, 7 PM): For the second year in a row, come on down for our staff chili cookout, where we take our normal Monday Night Potluck and twist it on its head - this time, we're cooking for you! Come sample all our staffs chilis and vote for your favorite and least favorites (undoubtedly Lyndsey's). Don't worry about bringing any food (ok, you can bring a side if you want), we're hosting this event as another way to say thanks to our regulars and regular potluckers!
Keep an eye out for more fun events as they come up, and make your mud season the least muddy possible!