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FRONT PAGE NEWS: WCCA Beautification Project #2

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Get outside, some beer and prizes on the Sloans Lake Bike 'n Brew Loop Tour, the weekend of Sept. 22 through 24, presented by the West Colfax Business Improvement District.

Guided by a map, participants pedal to seven breweries and are eligible to receive free schwag after purchasing an 8-ounce pour (or more) at each, between Friday, Sept. 22 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Or, meet up do the loop as a group on Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at Sloans Lake Tap & Burger, finishing 5 p.m. at the Alamo Theater’s BarFly.

Breweries include Sloans Lake Tap & Burger, 1565 Raleigh St.; Joyride Brewing Co., 2501 Sheridan; Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave.; Little Machine Brewery, 2924 W. 20th Ave.; Strange Craft Beer Co., 1330 Zuni St.; Seedstock Brewing Co., 3610 W. Colfax Ave.; and BarFly at Alamo Theater, 4235 W. Colfax Ave.

For more information and a map, visit bit.ly/sloansbikenbrew.