Even clouds and the chance of rain couldn’t cast a shadow over the 21st annual Father’s Day 5K, and CooperSmith’s was proud to be a part of the event again.
The Father’s Day tradition inaugurated a fresh route this year, with participants making their way around The Shops at Foothills, in a 5K and a 1-mile kids race. Turnout was fantastic! As founding sponsors, we were excited to see families returning. We provided root beer floats to help participants quench their post-race thirst, and more than 600 runners received coupons for free beer or soda they can redeem at our Old Town Fort Collins locations.
Music (and craft beer) fans have a packed calendar this summer, as there are more Old Town music events this summer than ever before. There’s no better way to enjoy it all than at CooperSmith’s Old Town Patio with a cold beer in your hand.
The Old Town Square stage gets a lot of use in 2018, with free concerts held every Thursday, many Fridays and, of course, all through New West Fest/Bohemian nights weekends. There’s no better way to experience the breadth of Fort Collins’ music scene, though navigating the sheer volume of artists can be tricky to newcomers. Get a leg up on planning your summer a rundown of the events and CooperSmith’s favorites for each event.
Bohemian Nights – Thursday Night Live
Brought to you by the same folks who made NewWestFest’s sister music festival Northern Colorado’s top summer event, Thursday Night Live runs every Thursday between May 31 and Aug. 2, and presents styles that range from Americana to indie to Soul/R&B. Curated with the same care as the festival, Thursday Night Live presents a stacked lineup all summer.
CooperSmith’s Pick: Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, June 7
If you haven’t had a chance to see Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, you haven’t been trying too hard. A mainstay of Fort Collins’ indie scene for more than a decade, the band’s third album, The Palm Reader and The Palm Writer, shows just why we treat them as hometown heroes – even after relocating to Denver.
Downtown Sessions Concert Series
Presented by the Downtown Business Association, the event brings bands to the stage once a month. If you’re lucky, they overlap with downtown’s First Friday gallery walk. Even when they don’t they present family-friendly area bands with sounds that connect with diverse audiences.
CooperSmith’s Pick: The Patti Fiasco, July 7
There’s a reason Bon Jovi selected The Patti Fiasco to open for its March date at the Pepsi Center. You’ll immediately see why. A blend of classic country and rock’n’roll that’s not quite alt-country, yet not quite rock, it mines a vein of comfortably upbeat sounds. Plus, you’ll have better seats than at the Pepsi center, guaranteed.
Bohemian Nights New West Fest
It’s the weekend music fans look forward to all year, and for good reason. Bringing three nationally known headliners to the stage as well as some of the state’s most acclaimed musicians, it’s a whirlwind of sound that presents everything from hip-hop to classic rock. Best of all, it’s 100 percent free to enjoy it all.
CooperSmith’s Pick: Everything! Literally everything! Aug. 10-12
Bohemian Nights’ 2018 lineup is still under wraps, but it’s bound to be fantastic. With previous headliners such as Cake, The Steve Miller band and the B-52s, just make plans to attend now. It won’t be a mistake.
We’re proud to announce that we have raised a total of $9,909 during the Annual Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins benefiting The Food Bank For Larimer County.
We offered a 2-course dinner for 2 plus 2 pints for $25. Dinner options included Surf N’ Turf, New York Strip Steak, Fish N’ Chips, Schweineschnitzel or Highland Cottage Pie with a choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Mousse to finished out the meal.
“Great Plates is one of our favorite annual fundraisers to participate in, not only because it involves the entire community, but because it brings together the restaurant community for a great cause,” said Dwight Hall, President and Brewer at CooperSmith’s. “We really try to engage our entire staff throughout the week and we’re thrilled with the amount we were able to raise for The Food Bank this year.”
CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing is beyond thrilled to support the 25th Annual Gala Dinner and Benefit Auction for Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. This event will be held on March 3rd at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road in Fort Collins, Colorado. Join us at 5:00 for this fun-filled event with great people and delicious food benefiting the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. This event has been happening for 30 years, so don’t miss the incredible opportunity to be part of a community tradition. Grab your friends and family as we rally behind an honorable cause to keep our environment and animals in it thriving for at least another 30 years!
The silent auction will be at 7:00 P.M. and will include some great items! Help us in supporting the rehabilitation of injured raptors.
CooperSmith’s is proud to be a part of such a wonderful event and fundraiser. Our Great Plates 2018 menu is available on Poolside & Pubside. Check it out:
GREAT PLATES MENU 2018
Any of the below two entrees for $25
Surf N’ Turf– A sirloin steak and coconut shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies. Served with a pineapple dipping sauce and red wine dem-glaze.
New York Strip -A New York strip seasoned and grilled to temperature, served with sautéed veggies, roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Served over onion rings and topped with gorgonzola butter.
Fish and Chips-Atlantic cod dipped in our ale batter and breaded with crispy bread crumbs. Served with pub chips, horseradish mayonnaise and malt vinegar.
Schweineschnitzel– Pork tenderloin pounded thin, breaded and deep fried. Served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes and bacon beer sauerkraut. Finished with a lemon butter cream sauce.
Highland Cottage Pie -Colorado lamb marinated in our Horsetooth Stout and fresh herbs. Then we combine the lamb with celery, carrots and onion, and then layered in a flaky crust with mashed potatoes. Finished with lamb gravy and parmesan cheese and baked, served with hot apple sauce.
2 for $25 Great Plates special includes choice of 2 entrees with 2 pints and each entrée is served with a choice of vanilla or chocolate mousse to share.