Colorado beer festivals, brewery events, and other Colorado craft beer activities.
Big Beers, Belgiuns & Barleywines Festival – Vail, CO: Imagine a World Class Winter Wonderland of fun activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado…and then top off your trip with a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and Seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers.
January 7-9, 2016
Breckenridge Beer Festival – Breckenridge, CO: The 11th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 55 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains! Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world! July 9, 2016
Bruises & Brews Festival – Glendale, CO: Join thousands of rugby fans and beer aficionados at Glendale’s Bruises & Brews Beerfest Saturday August 27, from 12-4 p.m. at Infinity Park in Glendale. 20 breweries will showcase their top brews, along with a few distilleries and a couple terrific hard ciders. Beer and rugby… they are better together! For the complete Bruises & Brews Beerfest experience, fans also gain admittance to the 2016 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament. (This would be the “Bruises” part!)
Burning Can notjusta BeerFest – Lyons, CO: Craft Beer. Outdoor Sports. Live Music. Rocky Mountain Camping. Seriously – could there be a better way to spend your weekend? This summer tradition is an award-winning celebration of canned craft beer, Burning Can (notjusta) Beer fest is part of Lyons Outdoor Games. More than 60 craft breweries from around the country will be on hand to sample their canned brews – nearly 200 beers in all – and take part in the country’s original active beer festival that combines live music, spectator sports and sport competitions, and a concert by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Saturday, June 4, 2016
Collaboration Festival – Denver, CO: Entering into it’s third year, Collaboration Fest features some of the most creative beer projects throughout the craft beer industry. This year’s festival will feature more than 75 collaborative projects from across the world, where each beer is crafted by at least two, and at times more breweries working together. Per festival guidelines, one brewery must based in Colorado and a member of the Colorado Brewers Guild, while the collaborating partners could be located next door, across the state, across the country, or even over seas. March 19, 2016
Colorado Craft Beer Week – Now under the direction of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Colorado Craft Beer Week is a nine-day celebration of Colorado’s craft brewers, pubs and restaurants. Dozens of events will showcase brewers and educate beer lovers about Colorado’s unique craft beer community. March 19-27, 2016
Colorado Brewers’ Festival – Fort Collins, CO: This iconic annual event is the largest outdoor brewing festival in Colorado and one of the highest profile events of its kind in the nation, drawing over 20,000 people into Downtown Fort Collins. The weekend features 100+ Colorado beers, over 50 Colorado breweries, live music, dozens of vendors and food trucks, and an interactive “Beer School” with tastings and demonstrations.
Stay tuned for 2016 information.
Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – Salida, CO: The Brewers Rendezvous is held in Salida every July, and features more than craft breweries from around the state. It takes place along the banks of the Arkansas River and features great food and music.
July 9, 2016
Denver Brew Fest @ Mile High Station – Denver, CO: The Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. 125+ brews from 45+ craft breweries! There are two Denver Brew Fests, Winter & Summer.
Winter Brew Fest: January 22-23, 2016 | Summer Brew Fest: July 22-23, 2016
Erie Brewfest – Erie, CO: 25 Colorado Breweries will be at the 3rd Annual Erie Brewfest in Historic Downtown Erie, CO. There will also be live music and addional vendors at the event. Check back for 2016 info.
Estes Park Winterfest – Estes Park, CO: For those that have been with us from the beginning, you have seen us grow from hosting 1,000 people in year one to over 7,000 last year. This event is quickly becoming a popular festival not only in Colorado, but surrounding states. Micro-brews and Wine tastings from Colorado!
January 16-17, 2016
Evergreen Summerfest & Palette of Brews – Evergreen, CO: Evergreen’s very first beer tasting event will feature fifteen Colorado microbreweries serving unlimited tastes to ticket holders as part of Summerfest on July 19-20.. The event takes place only five minutes off I-70 in Evergreen at the Buchanan Park Athletic Fields (at Hwy 74 & Squaw Pass Rd.). July 16-17, 2016
Fermentation Festival & Market – Denver, CO: Come explore the unique world of fermented food and beverages! From beer, bread and cheese to kimchi, kombucha and kvass, the unique flavors produced by fermentation are diverse and exciting. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample and learn about the exotic and unknown as well as the familiar favorites! Check back for 2016 info.
Glendale Beer Fest “Bruises & Brews” – Glendale, CO: “Bruises and Brews” will feature unlimited tastings from 20 craft breweries (mostly local) and three Colorado distilleries, all adjacent to the 7s rugby tournament action for a perfect view with your perfect pour. This year, attendees may purchase larger pours in order to explore the stadium and enjoy a live performance from Denver’s own the Epilogues (3 p.m.) up close. Check back for 2016 dates.
Gnarly Barley Brewfest – Loveland, CO: Great brews, food and beer pairings, beer dinner, VIP area + live music! August 6, 2016
Great American Beer Festival – Denver, CO: A Denver tradition that takes place each fall. With exhibits manned by more than 400 of the top craft brewers in the nation, attendees are able to sample more than 1,800 different brews. The festival is produced by the Brewers Association, the national trade association for all craft breweries, which is located in Boulder, Colorado. October 6-8, 2016
Haunted Brew Fest – Colorado Springs, CO: The Haunted Brew Fest team have worked tirelessly preparing for one of the most unique brew fest’s Colorado Springs has ever seen! This Is Going To Be The Biggest Halloween Party To Date! Don’t Miss It!
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Hops + Handrails – Longmont, CO: Left Hand’s bringing the mountain to the people! In it’s fourth year, Hops+Handrails features the best of Colorado, mixing an epic beer fest with a live rail jam! Sip from 60 craft breweries, while riders do their best tricks down the 40ft. ramp with live music filling the air. Sam Bush will headline the Hops + Handrails stage, featuring his trademark bluegrass and jaw-dropping mandolin playing!
March 12, 2016
JUL-IPA Festival – Boulder, CO: A CELEBRATION OF THE BEST & BADDEST IPAs! The West End Tavern and The Millennium Harvest House bring you the Third Annual JUL-IPA Festival. Bringing together brewers, beer geeks + the community. Check back for 2016 info.
Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival – Keystone, CO: Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages. Check back for 2016 info.
Lafayette Brewfest – Lafayette, CO: Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time! Live Music by Chris Daniels and the Kings. Visit craft and business booths and a variety of restaurant and food booths. Check back for 2016 info.
Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival – Manitou Springs, CO: The event is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the City of Manitou Springs. The Festival will feature 25 Colorado Brewers, including all your favorites. 4 Bands including Grant Sabin, Blue Frog, Xanthe Alexis and the Electrical Universe and Joe Johnson and his Band Food and Fun! Check back for 2016 info.
Red, Whites and Brews – Avon, CO – The Reds Whites and Brews American Made Festival celebrates all of the finest things American! The weekend will kick off on Friday night with Avon After Dark – live music at various locations around Town. Then Saturday enjoy wine and beer tastings and amazing live music all day in the park! June 18,2016
Sesh Fest – Denver, CO: Enjoy dozens of breweries paying homage to the session-style beer at this summer’s Sesh Fest. Plenty of art, food, lawn games, and music to complement Colorado craft beer. We can’t find a real definition for session beers, but we here are Sesh Fest define them as any beer under 5% ABV with a balance of flavor between hops and malt and a clean, crisp finish all combine to give a beer high drinkability. Check back for 2016 info.
South Denver Beer Fest – Littleton, CO: South Denver Beer Fest features over 60 breweries both local and national. The festival takes place in beautiful Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado. The festival is set next to a lake with Rocky Mountain views in a distance.Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 150 beers and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. The festival will also feature a special VIP section -devoted to local distillers, chocolate and cheese producers. May 7-8, 2016
Steel City Brewfest & Competition – Pueblo, CO: Join us at the beautiful Pueblo Riverwalk for the Inaugural Steel City Brew Fest. The Steel City Brew Fest will allow participants to sample beer from Colorado craft breweries.The Pueblo Riverwalk and Pueblo’s Steel City Homebrew Club have teamed up to bring you the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project’s inaugural homebrew competition! We’ve selected 21 categories of all-American beer styles for judging. Entry is $5 per beer and registration ends May 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM MDT. Check back for 2016 info.
The All Colorado Beer Festival – Colorado Springs, CO: Lots of Great Colorado Beers. Lovers of Colorado Beer allow the All Colorado Beer Festival to distribute over $80,000 to very deserving charities during the past five years. The festival is located in Colorado Springs, CO. Novemeber 7, 2015
The Springs Beer Fest – Colorado Springs, CO: Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 55 Notable Craft Brewers. Join 4,000 beer enthusiasts for an afternoon of live music, local vendors, and local fare from food trucks and area restaurants. Check back for 2016 info.
Ullr Grass Music & Beer Festival – Golden, CO: Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 20 notable craft brewers along with an afternoon of live music, local vendors, and local fare from food trucks in lovely Parfet Park Golden, CO. Beer Festival sampling comes with a commemorative sampling cup and bottomless tasting from 1-4 PM Saturday January 30th 2016.