City Star Brewing Brings Flap Jack Day Back to Berthoud

City Star Brewing is bringing Flap Jack Day back to life from the dusty pages of Berthoud's history books. Free flap jacks for all this Labor Day in small town Colorado.
Flap Jack Day - Historic Photo copy.
Flap Jack Day - Historic Photo copy.
BERTHOUD, Colo. - Sept. 3, 2015 - PRLog -- In 1948 the Town of Berthoud created "Flap Jack Day" to be celebrated on Labor Day, bringing neighbors together and visitors from afar to enjoy one of the simple pleasures in life... flap jacks. The annual festivities that brought upwards of 3,000 people to the town were canceled in 1959 and City Star Brewing is bringing this annual celebration back to life.

City Star Brewing will give out free flap jacks on Labor Day, September 7th from 11am-4pm at the downtown Berthoud tasting room. Community members have volunteered to flip flap jacks and Hays Market is contributing free breakfast sausage to complete the meal. In a modern twist the craft brewery will offer a flap jack themed breakfast beer flight to serve throughout the day: Coffee Stout, Peach Belgian Pale Ale, Vanilla Brown Ale, Strawberry Golden Ale, and Cask Conditioned Maple Brown Ale. Proceeds from a portion of the beer flights and all donations will benefit The Berthoud Historical Society.

A bit of flap jack history courtesty The Berthoud Historical Society... from 1948 to 1958 the local Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce hosted a Flapjack Day in Berthoud Town Park that drew hordes of people to “The Garden Spot.” On the first Flapjack Day (1948) an estimated 1,000 persons descended on Berthoud to devour 5,000 free pancakes. By 1949, The Berthoud Bulletin announced that 3,700 visitors from 21 states downed a whopping 7,400 apjacks. Over its eleven-year span, Flapjack Day grew to include the crowning of a Flapjack Queen. spike-driving, swimming and diving contests, a baton twirling competition, pet-and-doll parades, a pig catching scramble, a tractor driving challenge. The last Flapjack Day was held in 1959 when the Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel; the event due to the high cost of hosting such a spectacle.

This Flap Jack Day attendees will learn a little history at a 1pm presentation. At 3pm ladies will compete in the Flap Jack Queen Contest to be the first lady to finish 5 flapjacks. City Star Brewing will crown the first Flap Jack Queen since 1958, complete with a tiara and prizes from local businesses. Learn more at

City Star Brewing is located at 321 Mountain Avenue in downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The taproom is open 7 days a week: Mon-Tues 2-9pm, Wed-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Six "mainstay" brews are always on tap: Cowboy's Golden Lager, 6 Shooter Pale Ale, Red Necktar American Red Ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman Stout. In addition, four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers. Visit their website at:

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