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1st-time beer brewing/tasting program at Old Colorado City Library June 17

      
A scene like this will decidedly NOT be part of the Old Colorado City Library's Beer Brewing and Tasting program June 17, which will offer only a few small-quantity beer samples. (Note: The photo is from the website, acidcow.com, and is part of a photo essay entitled "Funny Beer Moments.")
Courtesy of acidcow.com
The Old Colorado City Library will offer a program Saturday, June 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. where people can learn about brewing craft beer and get to sample different types.
       Leading the activities will be the Fossil Craft Beer Company, which operates a small brewery and tasting room on the Westside at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Suite 1.
       The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration (ages 21 and over) is required at 634-1698.
       It will be the first brewing/tasting ever at the Old Colorado City Library, but not for the Pikes Peak Library District as a whole. Similar programs have been held successfully at other branches in the Pikes Peak Library District; one branch (Sand Creek) even has an “octoberfest,” said Old Colorado City library information specialist David Rasmussen.
       “It won't be a big drinking festival,” he clarified of the Old Colorado City program, noting that only a few small-quantity samples will be provided. “It's a chance to bring in a different sort of patron,” and while they're present, “we'll let them know about other things the library has going on.”
       The library website is promoting it as a “Father's Day weekend beer tasting, toasting and roasting.”
       Scheduled to oversee the activity is Josh Mater, the head brewer and co-owner of Fossil. The business was started three years ago “by five friends who are crazy about craft beer,” the brewery's website states.
       According to Rasmussen, Mater will talk about different aspects of beer-making, including what's involved in brewing beer at home, after which attendees will get a chance to sample four of his company's “flagship beers” and to learn about their different brewing processes.

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(Posted 6/8/17; Community: Old Colorado City Library)

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