A HUGE congrats to our friend Cody and his fantastic crew at Proper Grounds for the grand opening of their new location
in Lafayette! To celebrate the occasion, we’re each tapping a fresh batch of our cider/coffee collaboration The Proper Handlebar.
Roasty, chocolatey notes linger alongside a sweet, crisp apple finish. As crazy a combo as it sounds, it’s FANTASTIC and went fast last time! Head on over to The Old Mine OR Proper Coffee and Cocktails and get yourself a Proper Handlebar. Cheers, and again, congrats to Proper!
The Old Mine has had three fantastic years of operation in downtown Erie. We feel blessed to have had a hand in fostering community growth, one guest at a time. As we enter into 2017, we want to expand our reach and further impact Erie and the outlying, northern Colorado areas.
Beginning on February 20th, we’ll be hosting Mining for Good on Monday Nights until Memorial Day. Every Monday, we want to host charity/fundraising events at The Old Mine. On those nights, all profits will go toward whatever cause has partnered with us for that evening. This is very exciting for us! If you’d like to schedule a Mining for Good Monday Night with us, contact us. But please hurry—our Mondays are already filing up fast.
–Kevin Rodriguez c: 623.451.0578 p: 303.905.0620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bourbon Barrel Blend #1 is what happens when 13%ABV Imperial Handelbar Hard Cider is fermented and aged in three freshly dumped Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels and then blended with a touch of Handlebar and Crandlebar — taming the beast to an extremely drinkable 9.5% ABV. So come get a big glass of Bourbon Barrel Blend #1… and you can even take a growler home! Cheers!
I know this update is late in coming, but we wanted to let you all know about some frustrating news. After a year of blood, sweat and beers, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s best for us to cut our losses and walk away from the Erie hangar where we were planning to do The Handlebar Factory. We are still moving forward on the Factory, but we won’t be able to do it in the hangar–so we’ll be selling the property.
This is sad and disappointing news for us (and, maybe for you, too), but through all of this process we’ve been continually reminded that the most important things in life are relationships. So, thanks to you. Thanks for your relationship with us, your care, your love, and your support as we’ve fought to live out the next step of our dream. The fight continues, though! And we’re excited for 2017 and great things to come for you, us, The Old Mine, and The Handlebar Factory!
Merry Christmas and cheers to you!
Mike Yeager & John Jacquat
***UPDATE – They’re all gone but will be back next year! Cheers!*** Give thanks that Crandlebar Hard Cider is now on tap! We don’t know about you, but we love the Holidays because we can spend quality time with family and friends, eat amazing food, follow old family traditions, wear ugly Christmas sweaters, and the list goes on!
Speaking of traditions, we started a new one — this year we made a BIG batch of Crandlebar! Crandlebar has been carefully crafted with our signature Handlebar Hard Cider, fresh Wisconsin white cranberries, and seasonal spices. Your taste buds will think it’s Christmas in a glass. And… Crandlebar will be available for big pours and GROWLER FILLS to take to your Aunt Bessie’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. It is our gift to you!
We’re also releasing a small 5 gallon batch of our Apple Pie hard cider (which will be available for a limited time until it disappears.) So whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving — start a tradition and share a glass of Crandlebar and Apple Pie with your loved ones at The Old Mine! (ugly sweaters are encouraged.)
We are so grateful for all of you and would not be here today if it wasn’t for your support and wonderful community. Happy Thanksgiving Miners!
***UPDATE – This batch is all gone but not to worry, another one is on the way!*** A collaboration four years in the making! Our friend Cody and his fantastic crew at Proper Grounds Coffee Roasters in Lafayette continue to blaze the trail with insane results. The other day while hanging out we thought to ourselves, “Handlebar Hard Cider… Coffee… why not put them together!” So we dusted off the beakers and put on our mad-scientist goggles. Could it work?
A little bit of Roast #1… a little bit of Handlebar… a little bit more. Shoot. Too much. Gross. Start over. OK… a little bit of Roast #2, and on it went.
And eventually… we nailed it. We’re proud to introduce you to the “Proper Handlebar.” Roasty, chocolatey notes linger alongside a sweet, crisp apple finish. As crazy a combo as it sounds, it’s FANTASTIC! It’s a small batch collaboration that will go fast — so head on over to The Old Mine and get yourself a Proper Handlebar. Cheers!
Yes, we CAN!
Brand-spanking new Handlebar and Hop Miner Hard Cider 4-packed cans are available for purchase at The Old Mine and will hit the shelves at select liquor stores over the next few days (County Line in Erie, Atlas Valley in Lafayette, and Wyatt’s & Twin Peaks in Longmont to start. Call ’em to see if they’re on the shelf and spread the Handlebar love!)
THANK YOU for your support as we’ve CANpaigned hard to put our cider into cans!
Colorado Handlebar shirts now for sale at The Old Mine! Proceeds go toward helping us get our beloved Handlebar into cans. And… stay tuned! We have some exciting news on this front coming very soon! CHEERS!
Thar’s hopped up gold in them thar taps! We hear it all the time: people don’t like cider or they don’t like hops. Then, they take a sip of our Hop Miner Hard Cider and the tastes cause an explosion in their mouths, like TNT in a mineshaft. After that, they’re convinced of the delicious goodness that happens when we take our Sweet Tart Hard Cider and dry hop it in the kettle with just the right amount of Citra hops. Come on down to The Old Mine and take a taste of our wildly special and totally delicious liquid gold!