MEDIA ADVISORY: CSU, C.B. & Potts host tapping party for shark beer, shark news

Note to Reporters: This event is open to members of the media. To reserve a spot, contact Mark Schermerhorn at

Colorado State University and C.B. & Potts will host a tapping party on Sept. 9 to celebrate the release of a new beer with a bite: It’s a brew in honor of the iconic 15-foot shark that hung in Potts’ former Campus West restaurant and was recently auctioned off to benefit CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program.

Turns out that the 250-pound shark, suspended from the brewpub’s ceiling for more than two decades, has escaped the jaws of private ownership. Exciting plans for its future home will be announced at the event.

Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, members of the media can contact Mark Schermerhorn at

WHAT: Tapping party for “End of the Food Chain Stout,” a collaborative effort between Colorado State University’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program and C.B. & Potts, and an announcement regarding the iconic Potts shark.

WHERE: C.B. & Potts Brewery and Taphouse, adjacent to its former Campus West restaurant, 1427 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9

WHY: Celebrate the release of the beer produced in honor of the shark; teaching assistants for CSU Professor Jack Avens’ brewing science class (FTEC 460) worked with Potts brewers Joe Bowden and Jeff Eaton on the colla-beer-ation.

Following the tapping, the beer will be available at all three Fort Collins Potts locations, while it lasts.

The Fermentation Science and Technology Program is part of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.