Colorado is full of great breweries and of course, great beer. Along with the great beer comes many fun beer festivals around the state. Our list includes some of our favorite festivals and is not meant to be a master list with every beer festival in Colorado. The 2018 Colorado Beer Festival list will continue to grow throughout the year and you can find the updated list here.
2018 Colorado Beer Festivals
Belgian Brewfest – Denver, CO: Belgian Brew Fest started in 2017 as a celebration of Belgian-style beer and the Denver breweries bringing it to life. We pioneered RFID Taste Tracking and Spigot Labs is back with their latest tech. Come enjoy the first outdoor festival of the season with your favorite friends, family, and Flemish Reds!
April 28, 2018
Big Beers, Belgiuns & Barleywines Festival – Breckenridge, CO: 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 18, 2018
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, 2018
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 7, 2018
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. 2018 Date TBD
Bruises & Brews Festival – Glendale, CO: Join thousands of rugby fans and beer aficionados at Glendale’s Bruises & Brews Beerfest Saturday, August 25 & 26, 2018 at Infinity Park in Glendale. More than 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! August 25-26, 2018
Burning Can notjusta BeerFest – Lyons, CO: The 2018 Colorado Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is the perfect weekend for lovers of adventure, beer, music, and camping. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Lyons Colorado boasts a natural playground for runners, riders, kayakers, dogs, and climbers. Featuring adventures to see and watch, a mountain-side beer fest with close to 100 breweries, world class athletes, beautiful camping, and a huge concert, the Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quickly growing to be one of the top outdoor lifestyle festivals in the U.S. June 2-3, 2018
Collaboration Festival – Denver, 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 31, 2018
Colorado Brewers’ Festival – Fort Collins, CO: Beer (and Music) Fans rejoice! The Colorado Brewers’ Festival returns to Downtown Fort Collins on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2018! This iconic event weekend will feature 90+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries and an interactive Beer School with tastings and demonstrations. The fest also proudly features some of Northern Colorado’s finest musicians, vendors and food trucks – with no admission charge to enter the festival grounds in Washington Park. June 22-24, 2018
Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – Salida, CO: Over 75 Colorado Breweries celebrate the 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous with plenty of food and fun with live music throughout the day! Sample more than 200 different beers from 78 Colorado brewers on Saturday, July 14, in Riverside Park. Hosted by the Salida Chamber of Commerce. It takes place along the banks of the Arkansas River and features great food and music. July 14, 2018
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 26-27, 2018 | Summer Brew Fest: July 27-28, 2018
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. 2018 Date TBD
Erie Brewfest – Erie, CO: 30 Local Colorado Breweries, Regional Food Trucks, Music by local groups. This is the Erie Chamber’s 6th Annual OUTDOOR BREWFEST held in Historic Downtown Erie on Briggs Street between Wells and Moffatt. June 9, 2018
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 13-14, 2018
Evergreen Summerfest & Palette of Brews – Evergreen, CO: Colorado breweries serving unlimited tastes to ticket holders as part of Summerfest on July 21. 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 21, 2018
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 9, 2018
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. September 20-22, 2018
Hops + Handrails – Longmont, CO: Back for its sixth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns to Longmont, Colorado with the support of Winter Park Resort. The hybrid winter event will feature a 2-day beer fest with 55+ craft breweries. Day 1 will feature a 40’ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition and headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Day 2 will be a family-focused winter wonderland featuring a sledding & tubing hill. March 24-25, 2018
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 2018 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 4-5, 2018
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 8, 2018
Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival – Leadville, CO: The world’s highest BBQ competition at 10,152′ Don’t miss all of the incredible beer, bbq, and fun to be had in historic and scenic Leadville, CO. The Leadville BBQ & Brew Fest is facilitated by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce. June 22-23, 2018
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 29, 2018
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 5, 2018
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 18, 2018
Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour – Boulder & Louisville, CO
The Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour brings together the best for your summer afternoon – refreshing craft beer, live music from local artists, and classic lawn games – in a family-friendly forum for breweries to showcase their best products. June 23, 2018 Community Park in Louisville and September 3, 2018 Hometown Festival, Boulder.
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 23, 2018
Save the Ales – Denver, CO
Raise a glass with friends while helping Conservation Colorado raise funds to protect, conserve, and ensure a future with plenty of clean water for all Coloradans. Because no water means no beer! Your Save the Ales ticket purchase will help Conservation Colorado educate citizens on how to be stewards of water, collaborate with lawmakers to protect water at the policy level, and encourage people to stand up for the basic human right to clean, healthy water for all. 2018 Date TBD
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 2018 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). 2018 Date TBD
Steers and Beers Brewfest with Whiskey – Colorado Springs, CO: There will be hundreds of brews and spirits to sample. Yes, we said spirits too. It’s a Whiskey and Beer Brew Fest. Step into the RNDC Whiskey Trail Rooms to listen to some live music and enjoy some of the top whiskey out there served to you by whiskey professionals. August 18, 2018
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. 2018 marks the 4th year for our Taste of The West beer garden, which highlights the great local craft beer from Jefferson County. June 7, 2018
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 10, 2018
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. July 21, 2018
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, 2018.
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. July 28, 2018
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 29-30, 2018