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.


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.


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.


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!”


$8,000 Raised for the American Cancer Society

January 23, 2017

LAKEWOOD, WA – In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, The RAM Restaurant Group partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise nearly $8,000! All company locations offered a unique Drink Pink menu with $1 from each purchase being donated to the ACS to help finish the fight.

The menu featured fun pink libations that included the Bacardi Dragonberry Colada, the Black Opal Margarita with el Jimador and Chambord, the Absolut Pink Citron Fizz, and glasses of Chloe Chardonnay, each served with a pink ribbon wine charm. In addition to the drink features, all company locations also presented pink tortilla chips on all nacho menu selections to create additional awareness of the initiative.

The American Cancer Society appropriately distributed monies raised back to the communities that The RAM serves. The donations will benefit local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaigns.

American Cancer Society staff were in attendance to accept the donation check from RAM Team Members.

Irrascible Zipper 2016 Barleywine Release

November 28, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo.- C.B. & Potts will be releasing their award-winning Irrascible Zipper 2016 Barleywine just in time for the cold weather and holiday season.

This big, bold, adventurous beer in a 22-ounce bottle has an alcohol content of more than 10 percent and is described as having bold hops, and tastes of prunes, dried fruit, and caramel.

The Irrascible Zipper won a silver medal at the North American Beer Awards and will make its public debut at the C.B. & Potts taphouse as well as the C.B. & Potts Foothills location on Nov. 21.

Beer connoisseurs can purchase to-go bottles of the Irrascible Zipper for $10 at the C.B. & Potts taphouse, located at 1427 W Elizabeth St. The to-go bottles are this year’s novelty gifts, as well as this year’s holiday party go to drink.

American style barleywines are aggressive, drier, and showcase a bold hop presence compared to other beers. And that is exactly what consumers can expect when tasting C.B. & Potts’ Irrascible Zipper 2016 Barleywine.

The award-winning beer can also be enjoyed over a meal with $12 bottle service at the C.B. & Potts Foothills location at 195 E. Foothills Parkway. For the in-house consumption, customers can share the larger bottle that will be poured into a tulip glass to enhance the bold taste.

“We actually brewed this 2016 batch in November of 2015. It has been aging in the barrels for a little over a year now, so we are anxious to reveal to the public for a limited time,” Joe Bowden, head brewer said.

Last year was the first time the brewery had crafted and aged a beer like this. After releasing the 2015 batch, they held some back and continued to let it age for another year.

This will be the first year that beer lovers can experience both the 2015 batch and the 2016 batch side-by-side. Whether that is in the dining room at the Foothills location, in the comfort of their own homes, or at holiday parties.

“The change in year makes a huge taste in the beer. It makes the beer more deep, complex, and interesting over all. Barleywines tend to be sharp and aggressive when they’re young, that’s why we sit on it for a year, to get through some of that sharpness,” Bowden said. “But after the second year of aging [the beer] is even more complex.”

Although the beer uses the same recipe each year, each batch tastes slightly different because of the extra year of aging.

“Ideally what we want to have is a three-year set of inventory, so next year we will have the remains of the 2015 and 2016 batch, and will be releasing the 2017 batch,” Bowden said.

With all three batches available next fall, consumers will have the opportunity to taste the difference in the three years of aging and have to chance to experience this vintage beer.

Although the Campus West location closed earlier this year, the taphouse is still open and brewing all of the C.B. & Potts beers for Northern Colorado, including the Irrascible Zipper.

Aside from brewing the beers for the Foothills and Collindale locations, the taphouse also has a sitting area, a menu of its own, and of course C.B. & Potts beer on tap and available to-go.

C.B. & Potts Joins the Fight with Eat and Drink Pink Menu

October 10, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery is making strides against breast cancer with their Eat and Drink Pink Menu. One dollar from each Pink Drink purchased will be donated to the American Cancer Society local programs to help the fight to end breast cancer.

C.B. & Potts’ special features include the Dragon Berry Colada, a taste from the islands, with Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, strawberry puree and Tavern Pina Colada Mix. The Black Opal Marg with el Jimador Blanco Tequila, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and muddled limes. The Pink Citron Fizz is a refreshing combination of Absolut Citron Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, strawberry puree and Gosling’s Ginger Beer. The featured wine is Chloe Chardonnay, a well-balanced wine with flavors of fresh citrus, apple, pear, creamy butter, and vanilla. Enjoy it by the glass or by the bottle.

In addition to the delicious Drink Pink Menu, C.B. & Potts is also proudly serving PINK tortilla chips on our Pink Nachos creating a unique visual display and spin on a favorite menu item. With every order of PINK Chips made by C.B. & Potts through the supplier a percentage of that order will be donated back to breast cancer awareness programs.

In 2015, The RAM Family of Restaurants raised just over $8,000 which was appropriately distributed by the American Cancer Society back to the local community chapters served by The RAM Family of Restaurants. The RAM is hoping to beat that record in 2016!

Come visit your favorite C.B. & Potts throughout the month of October and order a Pink Drink, Pink Chip Nachos or a Pink Bracelet to help finish the fight.


C.B. & Potts shark circles CSU Homecoming to kick off ‘Shark Week’

October 10, 2016

A host of festivities have been planned over the next 10 days to celebrate the successful auction — and subsequent return — of the C.B. & Potts shark.

The iconic 15-foot shark that hung from the ceiling of Potts’ former Campus West location was auctioned off this spring to raise money for CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program. Kiki and Drew Anderson, CSU alumni who had a weekly date night at Potts while in college, paid the winning bid of $4,000 in hopes of giving it to Kiki’s sister Cammy MacMillan, who collects oversized objects. When the Andersons realized it would be too problematic to transport the shark to MacMillan’s Los Angeles home, they decided to donate it back to Potts, where it will hang at the new Foothills Mall restaurant.

Kicking off a “Shark Week” celebration at that location, on Friday the retired movie prop will appear on a CSU Homecoming Parade float, where its handlers will be chumming with candy and Potts coupons.

Then, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Potts and CSU will celebrate the arrival of the shark at the Foothills location. Attendees will toast with free tasters of “End of the Food Chain Stout,” a commemorative beer honoring the shark that was crafted by teaching assistants for CSU Professor Jack Avens’ brewing science class and Potts brewers Joe Bowden and Jeff Eaton. Students and faculty from CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program will be on hand to answer questions about the beer, the program and the partnership.

Potts is inviting people to share their favorite Potts memory on Facebook for a chance to win a VIP package that includes riding on the shark parade float Friday as well as a “shark selfie session” and VIP seating at the restaurant party Saturday.

In support of CSU’s Cans Around the Oval food drive and the “End of the Food Chain” theme, patrons attending the Saturday party are asked to bring canned goods that will be donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County. Potts will donate 10 percent of its sales during the three-hour event to the food bank.

The ensuing “Shark Week” at Potts will feature free tasters of the stout twice a day, a shark-themed photo booth and decorations.

The Fermentation Science and Technology Program is in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

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