Colorado Craft Beer Week – March 21-29, 2014

Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Colorado craft beer celebration, Colorado Craft Beer Week. The celebration consists of a collection of events featuring local brewers, restaurants and pubs that serve Colorado craft beer. The next nine days will be a great time to try a new brewery, or check out a taphouse or pub you’ve never been to. There are quite a few different opportunities during the week to learn more about the ever growing Colorado craft beer industry.

ColoradoCraftBeerWeekColorado Craft Beer Week is run by the Colorado Brewers Guild. As they describe it, “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.”

There are too many events to list them all, so here are the featured events for the week:

  • Collaboration Fest: March 22, 2014 – This event will showcase the release of over 20 Colorado collaboration beers, all being unveiled at the event! Each beer featured at Collaboration Festival will be created by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from near and far.
  • Escape to Colorado: March 21-29, 2014 – All week long, Epic Brewing will be donating $.25 per pint sold in the tap room of our much-loved Escape to Colorado IPA to the Colorado Brewers Guild. Raise a glass to the CBG for all the work they do for Colorado’s craft breweries.
  • Colorado Craft Beer Week Classic: March 25, 2014 – In celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Lou’s Food is teaming up with four of Colorado’s top breweries to host a 5-course beer dinner. Featured beers provided by Avery Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing. Upslope Brewing Company and Prost Brewing.
  • New Kids on the Block: March 27, 2014 – New Kids on the Block is a beer-centric event celebrating Colorado breweries under 2 years old. Come in your finest 80s duds to this all-you-can-drink event! The event will include unlimited beer tastings, 80′s jams, a beer-themed buffet and a costume contest.
  • Hops & Handrails: March 29, 2014 – Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 29th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature the finest craft breweries alongside a 25’ high ski ramp at Left Hand Brewery. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer!

There are quite a few more events going on during Colorado Craft Beer Week. To find out more, check out the event calendar. Have a fun week checking out Colorado craft beer, and be safe out there!

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!

 

Colorado Homebrew Suppliers and Resources To Get Started

HopsAre you interested in brewing your own beer? Many people think brewing is too difficult to try, and leave it to the professionals. Don’t get caught up in thinking brewing is too difficult for you. There are certainly steps to learn, and there is a fair amount of science involved. At the same time, there are many great resources available to help those that are interested in homebrewing. Colorado is home to a great deal of craft breweries, mostly due to the many beer lovers that enjoy freshly brewed craft beer. Join the thousands of Colorado beer lovers that are brewing their own beer! Check out our list of Colorado Homebrew Suppliers to get started.

Here are some more resources that may come in handy in as you get started in homebrewing. You will find there are many places to find information on homebrewing. These are just a few to get you started. Happy brewing!

 

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Colorado Craft Brews was born after years of cultivating a love of local craft beer. Jeremy Fleming is a Colorado native, and like many locals, he had a dedicated relationship with Coors for the majority of his adult life (only after he turned 21, of course). In July of 2008, he attended the Colorado Brewers’ Rendezvous in Salida, CO for the first time. This was when he realized how many great Colorado craft beers were available. An evolving taste for craft beer led IMG_20130609_184613him to leave his longtime love (Coors Banquet Beer), to move on and see what else was out there…ultimately his love for Colorado craft beer became so great, he decided he had to spread the word to others, and Colorado Craft Brews was created in February 2013. While he still enjoys a Coors Banquet, he has developed a serious connection with IPAs.  Jeremy’s favorite Colorado craft beer is the Tommyknocker Pick Axe IPA.

Thanks for visiting! I hope www.ColoradoCraftBrews.com is a valuable resource for you. Please feel free to contact me, or to submit information for use in blog posts here.

Cheers,

Jeremy

Denver Makes It Rain – Fundraiser for Colorado families affected by fires

Denver Makes It Rain
 
Denver Makes It Rain is a fundraiser to raise money for the many families that were affected by the devastating wildfires this summer. The non profit organizations that will receive the donations are the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Black Forest Foundation. The Denver Makes It Rain Fundraiser will be held this Sunday, August 4th from 2-8 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and day of show is $15. If you love Colorado craft beer, and want to help out families in need, this is a must attend event!  The event will be held at Prost Brewing, which is west of I-25 accross from Coors Field at 2540 19th St. Denver, CO 80211.
 
All ticket sales include one free beer ticket and one free raffle ticket. Once inside you can buy beer tickets: $4/1 beer ticket or $20/6 beer tickets. There will be 16 craft breweries from Colorado donating 3-4 kegs each. Including: Odell, Stone, Prost, Alaskan, Elevation, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues, Breckenridge, Rock Bottom, Left Hand, Boulder Beer, Boulevard, Crazymountain, Hall Brewing. Raffles include over $2,000 worth of restaurants, chiropractors, bars, museums, bowling alleys. $4/ raffle ticket. Food trucks, live art, family friendly and live music including Building a Desert, Lead by Design, Digg, G.R.V., and headlining Joey Porter’s Vital Organ!
 
Buy tickets online at www.cervantesmasterpiece.com or visit our website at www.facebook.com/DenverMakesItRain 
 
100% of ticket sales, beer sales and raffle sales and 20% of food and merchandise sales go to the non profits! 

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