The first annual North gate summer block party will be held on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Owners of The Brass Tap-Colorado Springs, Mike and Darlene Warmouth, are hosting the event with neighboring Polaris Pointe businesses: Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern, Dog Haus, Overdrive Raceway, Boot Barn, Lillie Avenue and Magnum Shooting Center.

Image courtesy of The Brass Tap-Colorado Springs.

Wrist bands provide entrance for $10 and all associated vendors will be offering incentives, like 25 percent off all alcohol at The Brass Tap. They will also feature live music, discounted beer and a stein hoisting competition at 5:00 p.m. both evenings.

Red Leg Brewing Co., Pikes Peak Brewing Co., Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery and High Hops Brewery are all donating beer to help sponsor the event.

The Brass Tap will donate all the proceeds from the five participating breweries to Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, along with a contribution of $0.25 for every Colorado pint sold April 1 through June 30. Warmouth anticipates that they have already raised more than $3,000 for the organization.

“We have been touched by this, like a lot of people have unfortunately, and this is a significant problem that needed our help,” says Mike Warmouth. “We also wanted to find someone local because everything we do here is based on giving back to the community.”

Owners of The Brass Tap-COS, Mike and Darlene Warmouth.