What's Brewing Puts Spotlight on Open Lands
Aug. 10, 2017
If you go
What: What's Brewing in Broomfield Open Space
When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26
Where: Brunner Farmhouse on The Field at Midway Boulevard and Main Street
Cost: $25, which includes two drink tickets
More info: broomfieldopenspacefoundation.org
The Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF) again is hosting "What's Brewing in Broomfield's Open Space."
BOSF has partnered with four local, independent breweries, a winery, iPie, the Butterfly Pavilion and the Broomfield Bird Club to sponsor the upcoming event at the Brunner Farmhouse from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26.
Residents can discover more about the foundation while enjoying locally crafted libations.
"We're trying to get more people involved," said Pat Quinn, BOSF's president last year prior to the 2016 inaugural event. "The purpose of the brew fest has been to start expanding the open space foundation and its members to a new generation. We decided to have this event with the hope that we can educate young people and get them interested in open space."
What better way to attract young people than with local beer and wine?
Four local breweries — Four Noses Brewing Co., Rails End Beer Co., Nighthawk Brewery and Wonderland Brewing Co. — and a local winery, Turquoise Mesa Winery, all agreed to provide adult beverages for the occasion.
The 109-year-old farmhouse, at the corner of Midway Boulevard and Main Street, will provide the backdrop for an evening filled with both education and celebration.
BOSF will have co-sponsors, the Butterfly Pavilion, present information about the Urban Prairies Project, a project that focuses on habitat restoration of suburban and urban open spaces in Colorado by engaging with the community.
Volunteers from the Broomfield Bird Club will discuss the myriad birds found in Broomfield's extensive open lands and educate people about where and how to locate our feathered friends.
Representatives from the city and county also will have further information about open space at the event.
Quinn said last year that the Brunner Farmhouse on "The Field" was the perfect place for the event and somewhere people could enjoy the flora and fauna Broomfield's open space provides while tasting locally brewed beer and wine.
While BOSF certainly has come a long way since it began in 2006, as evidenced by Broomfield's more-than 8,000 acres of open lands, the foundation strives to reach 10,000 acres — a robust 40 percent open lands.
To attend the event area residents can either renew their membership or become a new member of the BOSF for $25. That includes yearlong membership to the Open Space Foundation and two drink tickets to the Aug. 26 event.
Parking will be limited, so the foundation advises attendees to walk, bike or carpool to the event.