Lafayette Brew Fest – Sept. 8, 2018

Lafayette Brew FestLafayette Brew Fest, Sept. 8, 2 – 7 p.m., Old Town Lafayette. Explore craft beer one pour at a time! The event will feature 26 Breweries and Cideries all within 75 miles of Lafayette.

Event day pour prices:
$2.00 for each 4 oz pour
$6.00 or 3 pour tickets for 8 oz glass of wine

Discounted pre-pour sales on sale now
Twenty-one – 4oz pours – $36.00 – Save $6.00
Fourteen – 4 oz pours – $24.00 – Save $4.00
Seven – 4 oz pours – $12.00 – Save $2.00

Participating Breweries:
Avery Brewing Co., Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Co., Call to Arms Brewing Co., Crystal Springs Brewing, Elevation Beer Co., Endo Brewing Co., Fate Brewing Co., Front Range Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., Loveland Aleworks, Mother Tucker Brewery, Odd13 Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery/Cigar City Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Renegade Brewing Co., Stem Ciders, The Old Mine Cidery and Brew Pub, The Post Brewing Co., Twisted Pine Brewing, West Flanders Brewing Co.

Local food includes – Suburban Wiener, Butcher and the Blonde, Big Dawg Barbecue

Enjoy music by – Blind Alley Troubadours

21 & Over to drink (Must show ID at the door) There are no age limits for entrance, but there are limited things for those under 21 to do at this event. We ask that you use your discretion in bringing kids.

No animals allowed except for service animals – Be kind to your pets and leave them at home when you visit the Lafayette Brew Fest. Only service dogs allowed in the barricaded area. .

Those who are drinking must purchase tasting tokens and will receive a souvenir cup.

For more information call 303-666-9555

2017 Colorado Beer Festivals

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 2017 Colorado Beer Festival list will continue to grow throughout the year and you can find the updated list here.

2017 Colorado Beer Festivals

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. Summer Brew Fest: July 28-29, 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

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

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. August 10, 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

Wild West Fermentation Fest – Glenwood Springs, CO: The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts & 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

Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival May 7, 2016

CNB-Brews-and-Cruise-logo (2)What is the Brews & Cruise Festival?  It’s clear there is a big world of beer out there and Colorado has more breweries per capita than any other state in the United States. Palisade is hosting our 3rd Annual event to introduce you to some new brews and teach you more about your favorites. 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.

Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival

Friday, May 6th
New to 2016. The Brews Beer Bus Tour. The luxury shuttle bus will pick up at Palisade Brewing Company where you will be treated to a tour and local handcrafted beer samples, next stop is Copper Club Brewing Company in Fruita for small batch beer on tap, last but not least is Edgewater Brewery on the river in Grand Junction’s newest playground. Tours, samples, snacks, water, complimentary beer mug – all for only $48.00.  Must be 21 and over to participate.  Buy Here

After the tour drops you back off at Palisade Brewing  Company walk on over to the street dance at the intersection of 3rd and Main in downtown Palisade! We will have live music with Stray Grass, food, and Palisade Brewing Company.  7 P.M. – 10 P.M.  Then Palisade will be lively with Peach Street Distillery, Palisade Brewing Company and the local bars ready to make the night fun!

Saturday, May 7th
Cruise on over to The Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival to be held Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from Noon – 5:00 P.M. at Palisade Memorial Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, food, brew samples, local wine for sampling, and live entertainment with Lincoln Pants Band and Dual Lakoo. Powderhorn bag jump for the thrill seekers. All drinking tickets, $25/person, receive a complimentary beer mug. Bring your bike for the ride home. Non-drinking tickets are also on sale now.  Volunteers are welcome to call 970-464-7458 for sign up form. Click Here for more information.

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Front Range Hop Company: Supporting Growth of Colorado Hops

Front Range Hops Comany LogoFront Range Hop Company is a family owned and operated hop processor and wholesaler Located in Longmont, Colorado. Front Range provides a number of services both to local hop growers and breweries. Their mission is to support the growth of the hop industry in Colorado by helping to facilitate farm expansion and advocating for the broader use of local hops by local breweries. The team at Front Range Hop Company has a passion for local hops and craft beer, and hope to be a valuable resource to the growing Colorado craft beer industry.

From www.FRHops.com, “At The Front Range Hop Company, we are dedicated to supporting the local Colorado hop producing industry. We provide numerous processing services to remove barriers for existing as well as new hop growers. We also provide a single point of contact for brewers that are looking to source quality and consistent hops for their beers. Above all we believe in the quality of our products and that high quality ingredients make high quality beer.”

For Breweries:

Consistency of Product:
You can have peace of mind that no matter what local farm you hops came from that they have been handled correctly. All of our hops go through the same process so you can be sure of a quality and consistent product every time you order through us

Single Point of Contact: Looking for more than one type of local hop can be difficult and time consuming. Who grows that locally? How can I get in touch with them? Do they have any left? We partner with many farms and are always looking to expand our network. Because of this we can be your single point of contact for all your local hop needs. Even if we don’t have a particular variety we will always attempt to point you in the right direction

High Quality: We have made investments in state of the art processing equipment to ensure the highest quality in the hops we process. We do not allow our hops to exceed 100F at any point in our processing, this includes our drying and pelletizing processes. By keeping the temperature of the hops below 100f we preserve volatile compounds that are normally destroyed in large scale hop processing. This results in a better quality product and fresher more tasty beer

Laboratory Testing Each hop variety from each farm is professionally laboratory tested by a independent third party lab. This takes the guesswork out of working with hops of unknown alpha/beta levels. each package is marked with the type, farm of origin as well as all laboratory findings

Anticipated 2014 Crop Through our local hop farm partnerships we anticipate having the following variety available after the 2014 harvest

  • Cascade
  • Chinook
  • Crystal
  • CTZ
  • Willamette
  • Mt Hood
  • Tettnanger
  • Nugget

Very Limited Avaliability

  • Glacier
  • Kirin II
  • Sorachi Ace

For Hop Growers:

Professional Picking:
We utilize a local Wolf Picker to professional pick our bines. This service takes a bit or coordination depending on when your crop is ready but once that is done all you need to do is cut down your bines and let us handle all the picking work for you. When it is this easy maybe you can handle planting another couple acres?

Drying:
After our hops are picked they arrive at our facility. There they are cataloged and loaded into our custom oasts (dryers). Unlike some large scale commercial drying operations that will dry at temperatures exceeding 140f we use minimal heating and never above 100f. This produces a higher quality hop and preserves volatile compounds that are lost at higher temperatures. Our oasts are designed to dry a total of 4000lbs of wet hops to 8% moisture in a 24 hour period. The smallest amount of one type of hop that can be dried is 50lbs (wet weight)

Milling and Pelletizing:
After drying hops can be used as leaf hops or further processed into pellets. Our custom Hammer Mill and Pellet Mill are professionally made in Colorado. We pelletize under active liquid nitrogen cooling to preserve the quality of the finished product. At no time in the processing do we allow the temperature of the hops to exceed 100f, again preserving volatile compounds and providing the highest quality product. Our Pellet mill will pelletize roughly 40lbs of material an hour

Packaging:
We utilize state of the art modified atmosphere packaging technology. This process removes all air in the packaging and replaces it with nitrogen. Combining this technique with high quality 7mil Mylar bags provides optimal shelf life and ensures a high quality product. We can package in anything from 3oz packages to 5lbs packages to fit your needs

Sales and Distribution:
Through our contacts at many local breweries we can assist in finding a home for your crop. Many times we receive calls looking for certain varieties. We can help with the transaction and delivery of your finished hops

Pay In Hops Program:
We know that for most farms around the harvest time cash can be tight. Our Pay in Hops Program aims to help with this cash flow problem. We allow our customers to pay some or all of their processing bills with their finished hops.

For Homebrewers:

Starting in 2014 we will be packaging some of our crop in 3oz packages of pellets for home brewers. you will be able to order here through our website as well as in some Colorado home brew stores. If you haven’t made a locally hoped IPA yet plan on doing one this year!

Anticipated 2014 Crop: Through our local hop farm partnerships we anticipate having the following varieties available after the 2014 harvest

  • Cascade
  • Chinook
  • Crystal
  • Willamette
  • Mt Hood
  • Tettnanger
  • Nugget

Front Range Hop Company
1240 Ken Pratt Blvd, Unit 9B
Longmont, CO 80501
info@frhops.com

Colorado Craft Beer Map

Colorado-Craft-Beer-Map-HeaderCheck out our Colorado Craft Beer Map – a helpful tool to easily find local breweries across Colorado. Simply type in the brewery name in the search bar, or sort by city/region in the drop down. We hope this helps all of your wildest beer dreams come true. Cheers!