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C.B. & Potts Helps Raise Over $20K for ALS Research

October 18, 2017

For the 3rd year, C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery, owned by The RAM Restaurant Group, participated in the Ales for ALS national fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research. With overwhelming response, the company’s locations recently tapped out of their 2017 IPA 4 ALS specialty brew, bringing their grand total donation to $20,173! This exceeds their donation from 2016 by nearly $5,000! One dollar for every pint sold was donated to the cause.

“We are so excited to break the $20,000 raised mark for ALS in 2017! Our company locations brewed 100 barrels of IPA 4 ALS and sold the batch out in just over 4 weeks,” Said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewing Operations. “This year’s hop blend featured Citra, Loral and a few experimental varieties to create tropical fruit notes in the beer. It was amazing to see our guest’s excitement for this beer and excitement to support such a great cause.”

The ‘Ales for ALS’ program was created by Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, Washington provides a promising experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend, free-of-charge, to participating brewers to create a great beer for a great cause. C.B. & Potts was proud to be chosen to participate along with a select group of other esteemed brewers throughout the country, including only four breweries in Colorado!


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All-New Burger Rama Menu Available at C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery

October 2, 2017

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has unveiled their limited-time Burger Rama fall menu line-up just in time to celebrate the change of seasons. This menu is not to be missed, featuring three innovative all-new burger selections, two bold-flavored salads, and new appetizer and dessert selections.

C.B. & Potts chef James P. Cassidy enthusiastically suggests the all-new Bavarian Burger. “We take our fresh, never-frozen 100% USDA Choice natural beef patty and grill it over 800-degree flames to sear in the flavor, then baste it with a creamy stone-ground garlic butter. Yum! And that is just the start.” Cassidy adds, “We quick-sear fresh sauerkraut, smoked Applewood bacon, and red onions together with fresh thinly sliced eye of the round corned beef and melt creamy Wisconsin Havarti over the top for that ‘little taste of Germany.’” All of these mouthwatering ingredients are placed on a grilled pretzel bun with creamy stone-ground garlic butter crowned with Thousand-Island dressing. Cassidy adds, “Lederhosen and The C.B. & Potts’ Oktoberfest Bier are optional but both certainly would enhance the Bavarian Burger experience!”

Next up is the Beef Brisket Burger, bursting with impeccable melded flavors for your discerning taste buds. Potts chefs fire-grill a signature blend of choice ground brisket and ground chuck then top it with a savory parmesan crisp, lightly bbq-smoked garlic-charred red onions and a slice of creamy Wisconsin Havarti. Chef Cassidy says, ”All this goodness comes together on a garlic-grilled brioche bun with roasted red pepper spread and fresh winter greens tossed with trendy Green Goddess dressing.” Pair this burger with C.B. & Potts Buttface Amber Ale.

Salad-lovers, take heart. There is a limited time menu selection for you too, including the Macadamia Crusted Chicken Salad which features a half-pound tender chicken breast, lightly coated with savory macadamia nuts, sweet flaked coconut, and crunchy panko bread crumbs. It’s cooked to a golden brown and placed on a bed of fresh Fall greens and vegetables that are tossed in a nice light-style pineapple soy sesame vinaigrette with fresh jalapeno to add just a little kick. For the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy, the Macadamia Crusted Chicken Salad is finished with soba (buckwheat noodles) and tossed in sweet and salty Kalbi sauce, with a final touch of smoked fresh pineapple salsa paired with spicy kimchee. An ice-cold Dr. Pepper™ pairs perfectly with this salad or any of the Burger Rama selections.

Other featured Burger Rama choices include the Crispy Artichoke Hearts appetizer, the Super Bowl salad with sweet-chili vinaigrette marinated chicken, and the Goddess of Love turkey burger. For dessert Chef Cassidy suggests the perfect ice cream sandwich that is two sandwiches in one. The White Chocolate Macadamia Ice Cream Sandwich features creamy vanilla ice cream layered between white chocolate macadamia nut cookies which are rolled in coconut and macadamia nuts, then dipped in milk chocolate, served with strawberry dipping sauce.

Enjoy all of these Burger Rama selections now through Sunday, October 29th!


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Tour de brew: C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery

September 13, 2017

Written By Michael J. Casey at Boulder Weekly

As it has become increasingly apparent, hopheads, lager lovers, wheaties and stoutettes are growing up and having families. That means a night out drinking isn’t likely to involve going to the local microbrewery, where running children might slam into a fermenting tank or trip over a drainpipe. But just because Mom and Dad have to take the kids to a restaurant with a good insurance policy and a large menu doesn’t mean they want to see the usual suspects of fizzy yellow beers on tap. That may have been the case a generation or two ago, but today’s parents are used to drinking flavorful, unique and fresh beer.

That is where places like C.B. & Potts come in. Here you can give the little one anything from chicken fingers to pasta while you put down a hoppy IPA or a robust porter.

The first C.B. & Potts opened their doors in 1974 in Fort Collins as a standard tavern; 21 years later, they got into the brewing game and started producing beer under the moniker “Big Horn Brewing Company.” Now Ram International Restaurants, based in Lakewood, Washington, owns all eight C.B. & Potts locations in the Centennial State, which has stabilized and streamlined their “deluxe tavern” approach. And with the spacious and inviting interiors and rooms full of activities, these deluxe taverns are the answer to the family that needs a night out and the parents who need a cold beverage.

Bernie Tonning is the man in charge of the suds at the C.B. & Potts FlatIron Crossing location. Tonning — who did a stint at Boulder’s Redstone Meadery and Great Divide Brewing in Denver — works with a ten-barrel brewhouse to put out seven core beers and three seasonal rotators; currently a pilsner, an IPA and a double IPA, Vesuvius (eight percent alcohol by volume), for those who have had a hard day at the office.

All seven mainstays are easy-drinking beers ranging from crushable — Home Town Blonde (4.5 percent) and Buttface Amber Ale (5.8 percent) — to full flavor dinner brews: Total Disorder Porter (5.2 percent) and ’71 Pale Ale (5.5 percent). Of the seven staples, Buttface (think rams fighting for dominance) reigns supreme. It’s a beautiful brown ale reminiscent of Newcastle with loads of malt and caramel, and it goes well with just about anything on the menu.

For the waning days of summer, C.B. Wapper Von Pils (5.5 percent) has a sweet nose with the delectable taste of crisp, clean hops. And once the weather turns for good, Bernie’s Destroyer IPA (7.6 percent) awaits. You can order Bernie on either CO2 or nitro, the former having a sharper edge and the latter rounding out those corners and sliding the hops right down the gullet.

As the saying goes: Growing old is getting old. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up the pleasures of untethered adulthood. You just have to adjust your aim a little.


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IPA 4 ALS On Tap at C.B. & Potts Monday, August 7 Great Beer, Great Cause

August 7, 2017

COLORADO – C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery is honored to be included in the annual ‘Ales for ALS’ fundraising campaign for the second consecutive year. One dollar from each pint of IPA 4 ALS sold will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leader in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research.

The ‘Ales for ALS’ program, created by Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, WA, provides a promising experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend, free-of-charge, to a select handful of brewers throughout the U.S. to create their special brew. C.B. & Potts will tap their fresh and local IPA 4 ALS small batch seasonal release at all locations on August 7th.

“This year’s IPA 4 ALS hops blend features Citra, Loral and four experimental varieties. The aromatic hops produced dank tropical fruit with pungent citrus notes,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations. “C.B. & Potts is one of four Colorado breweries along with New Belgium, Cerebral Brewing, and O’Dell Brewing Co. to be selected to participate in this campaign. Beer lovers and especially hops aficionados are encouraged to stop in at their local C.B. & Potts to raise a pint of this great beer and support a great cause.”

In 2016 over 15,000 pints of IPA for ALS were enjoyed at the company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations with $15,762 donated to help find a cure for ALS. Participating ‘Ales for ALS’ breweries throughout the United States collectively raised over $1.25 million for ALS research.


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C.B. & Potts Taps Barefoot Wit Seasonal Release

June 20, 2017

The long days of summer are finally upon us and C.B. & Potts is beating the heat with their guest favorite seasonal beer, Barefoot Wit Belgian White Ale. On tap now at all C.B. & Potts locations, Barefoot Wit is the perfect companion to enjoy with your favorite shades and flip flops.

Dave Leonard, Director of Brewing said, “Barefoot is the perfect summer beer, light and hazy with exotic flavors of coriander and orange peel. Guests can look forward to kicking back on a sunny patio with a few pints of Barefoot. The flavors transport you to a favorite beach or back yard BBQ. Best shared with friends hanging out in the sun.”

Sip away into lazy summer days at C.B. & Potts! If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed.


C.B. & Potts is the Best Place to Celebrate Moms!

May 8, 2017

Sporting great food and frosty, handcrafted beers, all C.B. & Potts locations will be featuring their full menu on Mother’s Day! It’s the perfect choice for lunch or dinner! Every Sunday at C.B. & Potts kids12-and-under eat for just $1 with purchase of each adult entree. Reservations are available.

C.B. & Potts will also be introducing their $8 Grand Mimosa on Mother’s Day Sunday. Served in a ½ liter carafe with sparkling champagne and OJ, it’s perfect to raise a toast to Mom. C.B. & Potts bartenders have also created a couple of tasty Mother’s Day drink features including delicious Chocolate or Peach Martinis.

Of course, Mom will enjoy the legendary18 oz. signature Proud Mary Bloody Mary served with a 3 oz. snit of gold medal-winning Blonde Ale and a vegetable and cheese K-bob.

This year, treat Mom on her special day and gather your family at C.B. & Potts and let them take care of all of you.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift that’s always in great taste, get Mom a gift card to enjoy on a future visit. Right now, you can receive a free $10 gift card with every $50 gift card purchase.


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C.B. & Potts is Tapping Cinco Patas on Cinco de Mayo!

May 2, 2017

Dust off your sombrero, it’s Cinco de Mayo and C.B. & Potts is celebrating by tapping their newest small batch release, Cinco Patas! This Mexican style lager is the perfect party companion for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Cinco Patas (five paws) was inspired by the mythical Aztec creature, Ahuizotol, whose tail was adorned with a 5th paw. The ‘thorny one from the water’ dwelled in the local lakes, protecting the fish within and sending those fisherman it met to the earthly paradise of Tlalocan. All earthly paradises need beer and Cinco Patas fulfills that need!

“We wanted to create a refreshing golden lager and with 5.5% ABV and 17 IBUs, we did just that with the Cinco Patas seasonal,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewing Operations. “This lager is perfect for drowning your thirst wherever you find your paradise.“

Cinco Patas taps at all C.B. & Potts locations on May 5th and is available for a limited time only.


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Big Dread IPA Tapping 4/20 at C.B. & Potts

April 13, 2017

C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery is tapping their Big Dread IPA on Thursday, April 20th at all locations. This American-style IPA is the kinder brother of Potts’ Big Red IPA and is only available for a limited time.

Big Dread is hopped with Hop Hash to create a dank hop and laid-back character. “Hop Hash, more literally hop kief, is a powder of aromatic hop crystals and oils without excessive plant matter and imparts a clean concentrated hop flavor,” said Dave Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations. The hazy, copper-hued IPA is packed with hops that create billowing aromas and resinous flavors.


Easter Sunday at C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery

April 12, 2017

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery will be celebrating Easter Sunday by offering their full menu including house favorite Big Red’s IPA Baby Back Ribs, Harris Ranch Sirloin Steak, wild Alaskan Salmon and Southern Fried Chicken, Biscuits, and Gravy. Guests can also enjoy limited time BurgerRama menu selections including eight all-new burgers, grilled melts, and sandwiches. Featured on Easter Sunday will be $1 Kids Meals for all children 12 & under from the Kids Menu with each full price adult entree purchase.

The Easter Sunday bar special will be Potts’ signature 18 oz. Proud Mary Bloody Marys for just $5.00. The Proud Mary is complemented with a skewered vegetable and cheese K-bob and a snit of gold-medal-winning blonde ale. Of course, guests can also enjoy a variety of frosty hand-crafted beers on tap or their favorite creative cocktail or classic wine.

Reservations are available.


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Rabbit Punch Hoppy Red Ale on Tap at C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery!

February 21, 2017

COLORADO – C.B. & Potts’ Rabbit Punch Hoppy Red Ale is available now and on tap at your favorite neighborhood location. This spring seasonal beer delivers a one-two combo of toasty malt sweetness and Citra hop flavors. Pale, Munich, Crystal and Flaked Barley malts combine to create a warm malt profile and Citra hops deliver a punch of hoppy flavor and aroma.

“We updated our Rabbit Punch this year from an Irish Red style to a Hoppy Red for our spring seasonal. Rabbit Punch keeps a balanced character with a toasty malt backbone,” said Dave Leonard Director of Brewing Operations. “Citra is one of my favorite hop varieties and we wanted to capture the tropical, tangerine notes with large dry hop and whirlpool additions. It’s smooth down to the last sip!”


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