The 4th Annual BrüFrou: Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing

The 4th Annual BrüFrou: Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event will showcase 125 Colorado brewers, chefs, mixologists, 80+ unique pairings and live music featuring national touring artists. This fun event will take place on July 16, 2017, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Tivoli Quad, 1363 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80218.

The country’s finest chef + brewer pairing event comes to town on July 16th for the 4th annual pairing festival. After three years of chilly April showers, BrüFrou takes on summer with a who’s who of chefs, brewers, mixologists and musicians! Continuously innovating the craft beer & culinary event scene, BrüFrou expands to BrüFrouFEST (BFF) with two ticket levels, 50% more pairings, specialty tents and live music. The event will take place on the redesigned Tivoli lawn in the heart of downtown Denver.

New this year– 2 ticket types for even more accessible goodness. BFF will provide an expanded experience appealing to both aficionados and those new to local craft beer.

  • The VIP package amplifies classic BrüFrou– extra special culinary and brewed pairings under the VIP tent. Perfect for the foodies among us. Samples from all 125 partners.
  • The GA entry provides craft beer + food fans a starting kit- 8 one-bite pairings and a show for $40 with the ability to add-on as you go. Samples from 80 partners.

Both experiences offer connections with top chefs, master brewers, award-winning mixologists plus live music; specialty tents featuring bacon, cheese and chocolate pairings; beer cocktails from some of Colorado’s best craft cocktail bars and a vendor marketplace, too! Adding some flavor to the day, national touring artists including: The Mowgli’s, Zach Deputy and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will bring music from Coast to Coast with Bossa Nova, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Island-infused Drum & Bass and Sunny West Coast Indie-Rock.

Craft beer, food and music lovers over 21 are invited to join the fun. Come toss your favorite festival blanket, relax with your first pairings as you peruse the menu of more than 80 delectable offerings. Play your favorite lawn games, dance with the bands, stroll through the marketplace in between bites and beer until you are fat & happy. Play with us on July 16th at BrüFrouFEST 2017.

Featured Colorado Breweries:
• Vail Brewing Company (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Westbound & Down (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Gaijin24886 (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Odd 13 (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Spice Trade Brewing (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Spangalang Brewery (New to BrüFrou for 2017)
• Cerebral Brewing (New to BrüFrou 2017)
• Ska Brewing
• Weldwerks Brewing
• Prost Brewing
• Wibby Brewing
• Four Noses Brewing Co.
• Ratio Beerworks
• Little Machine Beer
• Sanitas
• Odell Brewing
Featured Colorado Eateries:
• Blackbelly
• Departure
• Cart-Driver
• Euclid Hall
• Hooked (Beaver Creek)
• To the Wind
• River & Woods
• Work & Class
• Toscanini (Beaver Creek)
• 24 Carrot Bistro
• Rhine Haus
• Boxcar (Avon)
• Next Door

How we pair partners:
Breweries and eateries are paired based on compatible flavor profiles, style and brand—we look for mutuality & contrasts. Sometimes partners have previously collaborated or are seeking new partners for an infusion of creativity; sometimes it’s
pairing French cuisine with French farmhouse beers. Sometimes, breweries are
looking for new tap placements while eateries are seeking the latest beer styles to
complement their cuisine. No matter the specific reason, the goal is to bring Colorado
communities—brewers, chefs and diners—together.

Music Line-up:
• The Mowgli’s: With hits including “San Francisco” & “I’m Good,” they are known for their laid-back mix of sunny West Coast pop, garage rock & 60’s Laurel Canyon folk sound.
• Zach Deputy: A multi-instrumentalist & songwriter based in Savannah, GA, Zach is best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as “island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.”
• Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the five Wisconsinites that make up the band, produce a sound that will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.
• Banshee Tree: Originally from upstate New York, the group plays a mix of standards like “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and mellifluously joyful originals like “Make it Rain” with a surprisingly original and enticing mix of gypsy jazz, folk pop and swing.
• Flatirons Jazz Quintet: From Bop to Bossa Nova to Funk to Mainstream, the jazz
quintet plays a wide cross section of favorite standards & original compositions.

Beer Festivals

Beer FestivalsColorado beer festivals, brewery events, and other Colorado craft beer activities.

Big Beers, Belgiuns & Barleywines Festival – Vail, CO: The perfect combination for a Winter Wonderland getaway: A world-class beer festival in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Meet renowned brewmasters and brewery owners, taste hundreds of big, Belgian style, and experimental beers, explore beer & food pairings, and learn from an impressive array of brewmasters and industry experts. January 4-6, 2018

Boulder Craft Beer Fest – Boulder, CO: The 4th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older. August 19, 2017

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival – Breckenridge, CO:  The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the coolest events of the spring in the Colorado Rockies!  Featuring brews, views and free live music, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is an event you don’t want to miss. April 8, 2017

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival – Breckenridge, CO: The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the coolest events of the Summer in the Colorado Rockies!  Featuring brews, views and free live music, the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is an event you don’t want to miss. July 8, 2017

BrüFrouFEST – Denver, CO: BrüFrouFEST 2017 will not only be the largest craft brewer + chef pairing event in the country, but also the finest. As always, the main attraction will be the finest Colorado craft beer + culinary pairing menu featuring 120 local brewers & chefs collaborating on 80+ unique pairings. July 16, 2017

Bruises & Brews Festival – Glendale, CO: Join thousands of rugby fans and beer aficionados at Glendale’s Bruises & Brews Beerfest Saturday August 26, 2017 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 2017 RugbyTown Sevens tournament.

Burning Can notjusta BeerFest – Lyons, CO: Music. Food. 50+ Breweries. Rocky Mountain revelry. Our cans only beer fest set in our home town that kicked off the can beer apocalypse – Lyons, CO. All proceeds benefit ‘Can’d Aid’ the non-profit side of Oskar Blues Brewery, and is a public charity dedicated to giving back and doin’ good. June 3, 2017

Collaboration FestivalDenver, CO: Collaboration Fest returns for a 4th year! Don’t miss out on America’s most creative beer festival featuring 100+ beer projects with over 150 participating breweries. Come for the beers, stay for the conversation! Every beer tapped at Collaboration Fest has a unique story as two or more breweries come together to brew something special. The result? Some of the most exciting, delicious beer tappings you’ll find anywhere. March 25, 2017

Colorado Craft Beer Week – Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 will host hundreds of brewery supported events throughout the state from educational panels at neighborhood breweries to the fourth annual Collaboration Fest at the National Western Stock Show Complex. March 18-25, 2017

Colorado Brewers’ Festival – Fort Collins, CO: Beer (and Music) Fans rejoice! The award-winning* Colorado Brewers’ Festival (COBF) returns to Downtown Fort Collins on June 24th & 25th, 2017! This iconic event weekend will feature 90+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries and an interactive Beer School with tastings and demonstrations. June 24-25, 2017

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 8, 2017

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. 100+ brews from 45+ craft breweries! There are two Denver Brew Fests, Winter & Summer.
    Winter Brew Fest: January 27-28, 2017 |  Summer Brew Fest: July 28-29, 2017

Easy Brews Beerfest – Aurora, CO: Join us at Easy Brews Beer Festival for an afternoon of unlimited craft beer tastings, food trucks galore, live music from Wake Up & Live all while enjoying the view of the beautiful rocky mountains! All proceeds to benefit the National Hemophilia Foundation: Colorado Chapter. June 4, 2017

Erie Brewfest – Erie, CO: 30 Local Colorado Breweries, Regional Food Trucks, Music by local groups. This is the Erie Chamber’s 5th Annual OUTDOOR BREWFEST held in Historic Downtown Erie on Briggs Street between Wells and Moffatt. June 10, 2017

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 14-15, 2017

Evergreen Summerfest & Palette of Brews – Evergreen, CO: Colorado breweries serving unlimited tastes to ticket holders as part of Summerfest on July 15-16. 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 15-16, 2017

Feast of Saint Arnold – Colorado Springs, CO: The 5th Annual Feast of Saint Arnold. “Colorado’s Family Friendly Beer Festival ” showcasing the best of Colorado’s craft brewers, winemakers, and emerging distilleries. It is located on the historic grounds of the Chapel of our Saviour Episcopal Church in the heart of the Broadmoor Neighborhood at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. June 10, 2017

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 5-7, 2017

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! Check back for 2017 info

Hops + Handrails – Longmont, CO: Back for its fifth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns March 11th to Longmont, Colorado with the support of Winter Park Resort, Burton Boards, and the Satellite Board Shop. The hybrid winter event will feature a 60+ brewery craft beer fest alongside a 40′ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition, world-class rock and blues lineup. March 11, 2017

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 2017 info.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival – Keystone, CO: Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, mountain music and a unique blend 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages. August 5-6, 2017

Lafayette Brewfest – Lafayette, CO: Come and join us for the Lafayette’s Brew Fest featuring craft beers for sale from 25+ breweries.  Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time! No entrance fee. Tickets sold by 4 oz pours. Visit a variety of restaurant and food booths, wine will also be sold. Only Service Dogs allowed. September 9, 2017

Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival – Manitou Springs, CO: Manitou Springs welcomes 25+ local craft breweries to Memorial Park for the ultimate beer tasting experience! Tickets get you admission unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, music, food and more. Help support the Manitou Springs Heritage Center in the preservation of Manitou Springs History. September 2017 (check back for date)

Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival – Palisade, CO: The Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival offers an opportunity to taste and chat with fellow beer lovers. We will have several acclaimed craft breweries, beer, and food pairings, live music and the finest quality of handcrafted unique products and arts and crafts. New this year is the VIP tent for 100 serious beer lovers. May 6, 2017

Parker Brewfest – Parker, CO: Many of the best, local craft brewers from Douglas and surrounding counties will showcase their products for sampling and discussions with attendees. 100% of proceeds from this event go to our Rotary Club’s support for many local projects and organizations and can be eligible for matching funds from our Rotary District 5450. August 19, 2017

Red, Whites and Brews in The Boat –  Steamboat Springs, CO – The Reds Whites & Brews In The Boat Festival (formally known as Reds Whites & Brews) is proud to announce we’re moving to Steamboat Springs this June. The Reds, Whites & Brews Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer!  This event will feature amazing unlimited wine & craft beer tastings, LIVE music, vendors and food all in beautiful Downtown Steamboat Springs. June 14, 2017

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. Check back for 2017 info.

Steel City Brewfest & Competition – Pueblo, CO: Join us at the beautiful Pueblo Riverwalk for the 4th Annual Steel City Brew Fest. This event is part of the 17th Annual Loaf ‘N Jug Boats, Bands and BBQ Festival, presented by Loaf ‘ N Jug, an annual event that draws over 30,000 people over a two day period. The Steel City Brew Fest will allow participants to sample beer from both Colorado and national craft breweries. This event benefits the HARP Foundation, a 501(c)(3). May 20, 2017

Taste of the West – Golden, CO: Taste of the West is the premier culinary event in Jefferson County, Colorado. The “Taste” will feature award-winning cuisine from many of Jeffco’s best restaurants and caterers. In addition to tasty food samples, the festival will feature an assortment of beer from local breweries, wine and culinary exhibitors. 2017 marks the 3rd year for our Taste of The West beer garden, which highlights the great local craft beer from Jefferson County. June 8, 2017

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. November 2017 (check back for info)

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. August 5, 2017

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 January 26-28, 2017.

Westy Craft Brew Fest – Westminster, CO: Westminster’s premier beer festival is back and better than ever! Presented by RE/MAX Alliance, this year’s event features more than 45 regional breweries! Enjoy unlimited 5-oz beer samples while enjoying live music, food trucks, an enhanced VIP experience, and unparalleled vistas of the Front Range. Free childcare available on site. Buy your ticket in advance and $save! Tickets are limited so you can enjoy the beer — not long lines.

Wild West Fermentation Fest – Glenwood Springs, CO: The Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Roaring Fork Events look forward to spending the weekend with you at the 2nd Annual Wild West Fermentation Fest. Craft Breweries ♦ Cideries ♦ Distilleries ♦ Wineries ♦ Music ♦ Art ♦ Food. June 30th & July 1st, 2017