Drink Your Fate in 2018
Wondering what your fate might be for the 2018 year? Will you follow your diet, layoff your vices, drag yourself to the gym? Chances are, if you didn’t stick to your guns in 2017, a New Year’s resolution isn’t going to change a thing. In that case, I dare you to drink your fate! You might as well save yourself the hassle, relax, and pour a pint. So, let’s kick the New Year off right, celebrating Boulder’s finest: Beer.
Our celebration begins with the birthday of FATE Brewing Company, which was incorporated just 6 years ago this month! FATE, founded in 2012 by Mike Lawinski, is a staple to the Boulder beer culture, offering a unique and fun twist to the craft community. When Lawinski saw his fate written in the stars, he realized his mission: “To share with the world our passion for craft beer, love of innovative crave-able food and devotion to service and community.” We all thank you, Mike.
FATE even chose to name their core beers after gods/goddesses whom represent fate, destiny, and purpose. Names such as the Baltic Goddess, Laima and the Slavic Goddess, Sudice join forces, uniting diverse cultures under one name: FATE. Sudice, a 7%, American Style Stout is a unique spin on a classic, while Laimas is a lighter 5% Kölsch Style Ale. This Kölsch is not your typical German beer, booming with bold flavor that won it Gold in the Great American Beer Festival.
Not only is the beer bursting with flavor, but the Boulder taproom is painted with canvas prints of local landscapes and eye-popping art, making for an inviting atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends. Did I forget to mention their award-winning food? Oh yes, they have some sensational dishes, including their BBQ that’s cooking in their Yoder Smoker out back. See for yourself—have a kick-ass meal or pop in for a tour of the brewery any given Sunday. And, be sure to check out FATE’s new location in Lafayette!