By Caramie Petrowsky
There’s much more than just sipping and behind-the-scenes tours taking place at Fort Collins breweries these days. From kitten yoga to painting classes and even outdoor boxing classes, Fort Collins breweries know how to think outside the kettle.
Title Boxing Club in Fort Collins hosts a Boxing at the Breweries Tour, held the third Saturday of every month at rotating Fort Collins breweries.
The next event will take place at Snowbank Brewing on July 15 at 12 p.m. This 60-minute outdoor boxing class will include a 15-minute warm up with cardio, stretching and shadow boxing, followed by eight stations of boxing related exercises, like bag and mitt work. The class will wrap up with a cool down and some core exercise. And, following all the hard work, attendees can cool down further with a cold beer (one frosty brew is included with the ticket price). The cost is $15 for members or $25 for non-members.
August's event will take place Odell Brewing at 10 a.m. The class structure and the ticket prices are the same.
Zwei Brewing, a German-style Fort Collins brewery located at 4612 S. Mason Street Ste. 120, hosts yoga classes once a month. The next one, Hatha & Hops Yoga for Hounds, is slated for July 8 at 9 a.m. The fee is $10 and includes a medium beer. A portion of the fee is donated to Animal House Rescue and Grooming in Fort Collins.
Zwei also hosts a Pinot’s Palette painting class on June 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. The class is $40 and includes a take home painting you’ll work on that evening; attendees will enjoy a 20 percent discount on beer tabs during the class. Register online at Pinot’s Palette website as space is limited..
New Belgium offers Yoga Thirstdays with free CorePower yoga on the lawn slated for July 6 and 27. And there’s a Bikepacking Clinic series where bikepacking teacher Amanda DelCore, who has cycled the North American Continental Divide, will lead an intro class for women on July 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Swap stories, enjoy snacks and talk about your summer goals at this free event. Another class is set for July 18. You can find additional info on all events at www.newbelgium.com.
Prost Brewing hosted Kitten Yoga earlier this month in the tasting room. The event sold out, but check the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic website for more dates.
Maxline Brewing has a weekly bingo night that takes place every Monday night. It has appropriately been named Beer & Bingo.
Funkwerks Brewery and New Belgium each host a concert series every Friday Night, and Odell Brewing has live music every Wednesday and Sunday night.
Gilded Goat Brewing Company dips their toes into a little bit of everything. They host yoga classes in conjunction with Meraki Yoga Studio, painting class with Pinot's Palette and comedy nights every so often. Check their events page for more details and upcoming dates. Speaking of comedy nights and yoga, Prost Brewing and Maxline Brewing each hosts comedians and have live music while Horse and Dragon Brewing does yoga in conjunction with Mind Body You.