In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11, RMFR tracks down the best deals and promotions for former military members in Colorado Springs, and along the Front Range. So bite, sip and enjoy these tokens of gratitude from local establishments that honor those who have served in the past as well as our current active duty personnel.
Red Leg hosts a Veterans Day party on Saturday, November 10, with food from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage, a live performance by Joe Johnson Music, a special spiced orange IPA firkin and hourly raffles. Five veterans also have the opportunity to win personalized Stanley stein beer mugs with $5.00, 24-ounce refills in the taproom for an entire year.
Additionally, on Sunday, November 11, Red Leg releases a hazy IPA made with specialty hops, only available to participating breweries in the Veterans Beer Alliance. All proceeds from the hops purchased benefit the Semper Fi Fund and this rare blend is intended specifically for beer releases on Veterans Day.
Metric Brewing releases a collaboration beer with Bristol Brewing Company in their taproom on Sunday, November 11, and plans to donate $1.00 from every pint sold to a veteran-based organization. The hazy/juicy IPA is made with a special hop blend, known as the veterans blend, that consists of simcoe, mosaic, ekuanot and cashmere varietals, with $3.00 from every pound sold to benefit a veteran-focused philanthropy.
Brass Brewing Co. serves up $4.00 pints to veterans all day on Sunday, November 11, with a small batch release of a tiramisu brown ale and food available from Tacos El Bueno from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Piglatin provides two free island tacos to active duty and veterans with proof of I.D. via the Piglatin Food Truck at Goat Patch Brewing Company on Sunday, November 11, and at their brick and mortar location, Piglatin Cocina, on Monday, November 12.
The Collective and The Wobbly Olive East and West locations offers veterans a free specialty martini with the purchase of an entree.
Colorado Mountain Brewery salutes all veteran, retired and active duty military for their service with a free appetizer on Monday, November 12.
Brewer’s Republic gives active duty and veterans an all day happy hour that includes $1.00 off full pours on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12.
Peaks N Pines offers BOGO pints to vets and active duty beginning on Saturday, November 10, through Monday, November 12.
On Sunday, November 11, the first five veterans to walk through the door at Distillery 291 (the tasting room opens at noon) receive one free bottle of American Whiskey.
Black Forest Brewing Co. releases a New England-style hazy IPA made with Veterans Day Hops with proceeds of hop sales to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. For every Veterans IPA sold, Black Forest also plans to donate $1.00 to the Mt. Carmel Veteran Service Center in Colorado Springs.
Ascent Restaurant Group from chef proprietor, Jay Gust, provides a 10-percent discount on the entire check for all active duty and veterans with a military I.D.
Atrevida offers a BOGO deal for active duty and veterans on Friday, November 9, through Monday, November 12.
Streetcar520 gives active duty and veterans (with a valid military I.D.) a BOGO drink special along with a free small snack plate beginning on Friday, November 9, through Monday, November 12.
Iron Bird Brewing Co. offers 20-percent off on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, for all active duty, retirees and veterans with a valid military I.D.
On Monday, November 12, Dueces Wild has $4 pints for current and prior service members, burgers, hot dogs and wings catered by Oskar Blues Grill & Brew and a drawing to win handcrafted flags made by Veteran Woodworks at 7 p.m. Dueces plans to donate all flag proceeds to a select veteran-focused organization.
Slice420 plans to donate 10-percent of all profits from Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, to the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, a local non-profit that provides wellness services for veterans, military and their families in the Pikes Peak Region. Plus, all service members receive a free slice of cheese pizza and 10-percent off their entire order with a military I.D. on both dates.
On Sunday, November 11, Goat Patch Brewing Co. offers a free pint from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. to service members or veterans with a military I.D. card.
503W supplies a 5-percent discount on the entire check for active duty and veterans as well as a list of select “Winter Warmer” cocktails available for $5.00 starting on Tuesday, November 6, through Monday, November 12.
On Sunday, November 11, JAKs Brewing offers “your first beer free” for all veterans.
105 West Brewing Co. gives veterans their first pint for free on Sunday, November 11.
Acova in Denver, offers 50-percent off anything on the menu to show their appreciation for former and active duty members of the armed forces. This includes specialties such as the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, honey-stung fried chicken and PEI mussels, in addition to all desserts and drinks.
“Wear your hat and we’ll tip a cap,” says Betsy Workman, co-owner of Acova.
Pizzeria Locale in Denver, plans to donate 50-percent of all of Sunday’s sales, on November 11, to the Colorado Veterans Project. This organization works to enhance pride and patriotism in all of Colorado by building a strong and supportive community around our military.
On Sunday, November 11, veterans can choose a free item from a special menu that includes 9” personal pizzas, meatball sandwiches, pasta bowls and more, with a fountain drink. This menu will be available all day long on Veterans Day at participating locations only with a valid military ID.
- Greenwood Village
- Highlands Ranch
- Castle Rock
Vets are invited to eat for free at all Rock Bottom Breweries around the country with complimentary entrées on Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12.
In addition to this promotion, each brewery will be brewing a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA and from Saturday, November 10, through Saturday, November 17, $0.25 cents from every pint goes towards a local veterans charity. The Rock Bottom Brewery – Denver benefits Operation Traumatic Brain Injury Freedom (OTF) that supports recovering vets.