Snowmass Mammoth Fest: June 13-15, 2014

Snowmass-Mammoth-FestThe Snowmass Mammoth Fest, formerly Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest, returns for its 11th year on June 13-15, 2014 in collaboration with Snowmass Tourism. Tickets are on sale now.

The Colorado summer festival season kicks off in Snowmass Village at this year’s Snowmass Mammoth Fest. Snowmass Mammoth Fest is proud to announce that Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Leftover Salmon, will headline the event this summer. Additional musical artists include Xavier Rudd, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, The Motet, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bonerama, Houndmouth, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Wheeler Brothers, The London Souls, Miner, and local DJs Berkel Beats, and Echo Da Funk.

Snowmass Mammoth Fest will include great music and food, but don’t forget about the brews! Come celebrate the Grand Tasting on Saturday, June 14th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the festival grounds where 25+ breweries will participate with over 50 different beers. Come sample some tasty brews from your favorite breweries on Saturday afternoon while listening to great music in Snowmass Town Park.

Mammoth-Fest-Brewery-ListThere are options of staying in a local hotel near the event, or you can camp at the event. Snowmass Mammoth Fest is coming up pretty soon, so be sure to check out avialability at local hotels here. Snowmass Mammoth Fest is a unique opportunity to be able to camp out at a festival with great music, food, and of course, craft beer. If you’re more interested in camping, check out the options here.

Snowmass Mammoth Fest – June 13-15, 2014
Snowmass Town Park
2835 Brush Creek Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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!

 

Beer Mapping: The rise of Craft Beer

The New Yorker recently ran a story about the rise of craft beer in the United States. There are currently 2,360 American craft breweries, and the number is steadily rising each year. The flavors, styles and unique characteristics of craft beer play a major part in the rise in craft beer. Another major reason for the popularity of craft beer is that Americans continue to gravitate towards locally grown and sourced food and beverages. Craft beer is a great example of this. There is something special about getting a freshly brewed beer from a tap, or from a bottle that was filled earlier that day. Chances are the beer was not only brewed locally, but included ingredients that were sourced locally as well.

Black & Tan from Brewery Rickoli in Wheat Ridge, CO

A few interesting facts:

  • Costco’s beer sales now make up 30% of all beer sales.
  • All but 2 states brewed more craft beer in 2012 than in 2011.
  • 27 of the top 50 craft breweries are located in California, New England, Oregon, or the Mid-Atlantic coast. Meaning most of the larger craft breweries are on either the East Cost or West Coast.
  • Colorado has 6 breweries that are listed in the top 50 craft breweries in the country.
  • Craft breweries are least dense in the South.

The story by The New Yorker includes a really cool map that can be sorted by many different criteria. You can sort the map to find out more about breweries in an individual state, how many breweries there are per 500,000 people, which breweries are growing the fastest, or many other other categories. Below are some facts that pertain to Colorado breweries, or to the craft beer industry in Colorado.

Colorado Beer Facts:

  • Two of the top 50 fastest growing craft breweries are Oskar Blues (#36) and Upslope Brewing Company (#41)
  • Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, Oskar Blues and rank in the top 50 largest craft breweries.
  • In 2012 Colorado had 151 craft breweries, ranking #3 of all states.
  • Total Colorado craft beer production was 1,291,711 barrels, ranking #3 of all states.
  • Total Colorado craft beer production went up 8.98%, ranking #41 of all states.
  • Colorado has 15 craft breweries for every 500,000 people, ranking #5 of all states.

Check out some of the great information available from the beer map on newyorker.com.
For even more information about the craft beer industry, check out the Brewer’s Association’s website

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival: April 6, 2013

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will be held in downtown Breckenridge, CO. on Saturday April 6th. This beer tasting event will feature over 30 craft brewers, many of them from Colorado! If you’ve never been to Breckenridge, this would be a great time to make your first trip. Breckenridge is an awesome mountain town and a great place to visit. To find out more about visiting Breckenridge, visit the Town of Breckenridge website: http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/.

With 30 craft brewers, and 100 unique brews to sample, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will have craft beers of all kinds. The list of brewers on tap for the show is outstanding, and no doubt you will find one of your favorite Colorado brewers there.  Below is a list of all the brewers that will be part of the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival:             * = Colorado Brewers

AC Golden Brewing Company* Kona Brewing
Alaskan Brewing Company Left Hand Brewing Company*
Avery Brewing Company* Oskar Blues Brewery*
Bonfire Brewing* Palisade Brewery*
Boulder Beer Company* Prost Brewery*
Boulevard Brewing Pug Ryans Brewery*
Breckenridge Brewery* Samuel Adams
Bristol Brewing Company* San Luis Valley Brewing Company*
Copper Kettle Brewing Company* Sapporo USA
Crabtree Brewing Company* Sierra Nevada
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company* SKA Brewing*
Deschutes Brewery Stone Brewing
Echo Brewing* Trinity Brewing Company*
FATE Brewing Company* Upslope Brewing Company*
Goose Island Widmer Brothers
Great Divide Brewing Company*  

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will provide live music from three bands from 12:00-5:00PM. The headliner will be 7Horse, you can find out more about them here: http://www.7horsemusic.com/. There will also be food and retail vendors at the event. The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is sponsored by KSMT The Mountain.

To get tickets to the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, go to: http://breckenridgebeerfestival.net/april/event-info-2/

 

Breweries

Brewery-List-HeaderColorado Brewery List — to inform beer enthusiasts about all of the great Colorado Craft Beer the state has to offer. To locate the breweries below, check out our Colorado Craft Beer Map! Colorado, “The State of Craft Beer!”

53 Peaks Brewing – Littleton, CO

4B’s Brewery – Cedaredge, CO

105 West Brewing Company – Castle Rock, CO

7 Hermits Brewing Company – Eagle, CO

10 Barrel Brewing – Denver, CO

3 Freaks Brewery – Highlands Ranch, CO

300 Suns Brewing – Longmont, CO

38 State Brewing – Littleton, CO (Read our blog here)

12 Degree Brewing – Louisville, CO

AC Golden Brewing Company – Golden, CO (Read our blog here)

Alpine Dog Brewery – Denver, CO

Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery – Salida, CO

Animas Brewing Company – Durango, CO

Asher Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Aspen Brewing Company – Aspen, CO

Avalanche Brewing Company – Silverton, CO

Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Backcountry Brewery – Frisco, CO

Baere Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Barnett & Son Brewing – Parker, CO

Barrels & Bottles Brewery – Golden, CO (Read our blog here)

Beer By Design Brewery – Northglenn, CO

Berthoud Brewing – Berthoud, CO

Beryl’s Beer Co. – Denver, CO

Bierwerks Brewery – Woodland Park, CO

Big Beaver Brewing Company – Loveland, CO

Big Choice Brewing – Broomfield, CO

Black Bottle Brewery – Fort Collins, CO

Black Shirt Brewing – Denver, CO

Black Sky Brewery – Denver, CO

Blue Moon Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Blue Spruce Brewing Company – Centennial, CO

Boggy Draw Brewery – Sheridan, CO

Bonfire Brewing – Eagle, CO

Bootstrap Brewing – Niwot, CO

Bottom Shelf Brewery – Bayfield, CO

Boulder Beer – Boulder, CO

Breckenridge Brewery & Pub – Denver, CO

Brewery Rickoli – Wheat Ridge, CO (Read our blog post)

BREW Pub & Kitchen – Durango, CO

Briar Common Brewery & Eatery – Denver, CO

Bristol Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Brix Taphouse & Brewery – Greeley, CO

Broken Compass Brewing – Breckenridge, CO

Broken Plow Brewery – Greeley, CO

BRU Handbuilt Ales – Boulder, CO

Brues Alehouse – Pueblo, CO

Buckhorn Brewers – Loveland, CO

Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery – Denver, CO

Butcherknife Brewing Company – Steamboat Springs, CO

Call to Arms Brewing – Denver, CO

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company – Golden, CO

Can’t Stop Brewing – Denver, CO

Carbondale Beer Works – Carbondale, CO

Carver Brewing Company – Durango, CO

Casey Brewing & Blending – Glenwood Springs, CO

Caution Brewing Company – Denver, CO

CB & Pott’s Restaurant & Brewery – Fort Collins, CO

Centennial Beer Company – Fort Collins, CO

Cerberus Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Cerebral Brewing – Denver, CO

Chain Reaction Brewing – Denver, CO

City Star Brewing Company – Berthoud, CO

Cliffhangers Brewing – Littleton, CO

CO-Brew – Denver, CO

Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery – Ridgway, CO / Montrose, CO

Colorado Mountain Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Plus – Wheat Ridge, CO

Comrade Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing – Fort Collins, CO

Coors Archive Brewing Company – Golden, CO

Copper Club Brewing – Fruita, CO

Copper Kettle Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Crabtree Brewing Company – Greeley, CO

Crazy Mountain Brewery – Vail, CO

Creede Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Crooked Stave – Denver, CO

Crow Hop Brewing – Loveland, CO

Crystal Springs Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Dad & Dudes Breweria – Centennial, CO

Dead Hippie Brewing – Sheridan, CO

Declaration Brewing – Denver, CO

Deep Draft Brewing – Denver, CO

De Steeg Brewing – Denver, CO

Denver Beer Company – Denver, CO

Denver ChopHouse & Brewery – Denver, CO

Diebolt Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Dillon Dam Brewing Company – Dillon, CO

Dodgeton Creek Brewing – Trinidad, CO

Dolores River Brewery – Dolores, CO

Dostal Alley Brewpub – Central City, CO

Dry Dock Brewing Company – Aurora, CO

Durango Brewing Company – Durango, CO

Echo Brewing Company – Frederick, CO

Elk Mountain Brewing Company – Parker, CO

Eddyline Brewing – Buena Vista, CO

Eldo Brewery & Taproom – Crested Butte, CO

Elevation Beer Company – Poncha Springs, CO

Equinox Brewing – Fort Collins, CO

Estes Park Brewery – Estes Park, CO

Factotum BrewHouse – Denver, CO

Fate Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Fermaentra Brewing – Denver, CO

Fiction Beer Company – Denver, CO

Fieldhouse Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Finkel & Garf Brewery – Boulder, CO

Flood Stage Aleworks – Brighton, CO

Florence Brewing Company – Florence, CO

Flying Dog Brewery – Denver, CO

Former Future Brewing – Denver, CO

Fossil Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

Fort Collins Brewery – Fort Collins, CO

Front Range Brewing – Lafayette, CO

Funkwerks – Fort Collins, CO

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company – Glenwood Springs, CO

Golden Block Brewery – Silverton, CO

Golden City Brewery – Golden, CO (Read our blog here)

Goldspot Brewing – Denver, CO

Gold Camp Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

Gore Range Brewery – Edwards, CO

Grandma’s House – Denver, CO

Grand Lake Brewing Company – Grand Lake, CO

Gravity Brewing – Louisville, CO

Great Divide Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Great Storm Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Green Mountain Falls Brewery – Green Mountain Falls, CO

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – Loveland, CO

Grist Brewing Company – Highlands Ranch, CO

Grossen Bart Brewery – Frederick, CO

Gunbarrel Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Gunnison Brewery – Gunnison, CO

Halfpenny Brewing Company – Centennial, CO

Hall Brewing – Parker, CO

Hideaway Park Brewery – Winter Park, CO

High Hops Brewery – Windsor, CO

Hogshead Brewery – Denver, CO

Holidaily Brewing Company – Golden, CO

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO

Horsefly Brewing Company – Montrose, CO

Industrial Revolution Brewing – Erie, CO

Iron Bird Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

Ironworks Brewery & Pub – Lakewood, CO

J Wells Brewery – Boulder, CO

Jak’s Brewing Company – Peyton, CO

Joyride Brewing Company – Edgewater, CO

Judge Baldwin’s Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

J. Fargo’s Restaurant & Microbrewery – Cortez, CO

Kannah Creek Brewing Company – Grand Junction, CO

Kettle & Spoke Brewery – Boulder, CO

Kokopelli Brewing Company – Westminster, CO

Launchpad Brewery – Aurora, CO

Left Hand Brewing Company – Longmont, CO

Living The Dream Brewing – Highlands Ranch, CO

Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Lafayette, CO

Locavore Beer Works – Littleton, CO

Lone Tree Brewing Company – Lone Tree, CO

Lost Highway Brewery – Denver, CO

Loveland Aleworks – Loveland, CO

Lowdown Brewery – Denver, CO

Lumpy Ridge Brewing – Estes Park, CO

Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery – Bailey, CO

Mahogany Ridge Brewery – Steamboat Springs, CO

Main Street Brewery & Restaurant – Cortez, CO

Mancos Brewing Company – Mancos, CO

Manitou Brewing Company – Manitou Springs, CO

Meadary of the Rockies – Palisade, CO

Mockery Brewing – Denver, CO

Moffat Station Brewery – Winter Park, CO

Moonlight Pizza & Brewery – Salida, CO

Mother Tucker Brewery – Thornton, CO

Mountain Toad Brewing – Golden, CO

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery – Boulder, CO

Mu Brewery – Aurora, CO

Nano 108 Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

New Belgium Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO

New Image Brewing – Arvada, CO

New Planet Beer – Boulder, CO

Nighthawk Brewery – Broomfield, CO

Oasis Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Odd 13 Brewing – Lafayette, CO

Odell Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO

Odyssey Beerwerks – Arvada, CO

Old Colorado Brewing Company – Wellington, CO

Old Mill Brewery – Littleton, CO (now called Cliffhangers Brewing)

Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub – Erie, CO

Ouray Brewery – Ouray, CO

Ourayle House Brewery – Ouray, CO

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew – Denver, CO  (Read our blog here)

Oskar Blues Brewery – Longmont, CO

Pagosa Brewing Company – Pagosa Springs, CO

Palisade Brewing Company – Palisade, CO

Pateros Creek Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO

Paradox Beer Company – Woodland Park, CO

Peak to Peak Tap and Brew – Aurora, CO

Peaks N Pines Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

Periodic Brewing – Leadville, CO

Phantom Canyon Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Brewing Company – Monument, CO

Pints Pub – Denver, CO

Platt Park Brewing – Denver, CO

Post Brewing Company – Lafayette, CO

Powder Keg Brewing Company – Niwot, CO – Niwot, CO

Prost Brewing Company – Denver, CO (Read our blog post)

Pug Ryans Brewery – Dillon, CO

Pumphouse Brewery – Longmont, CO

Rally King Brewing – Fort Collins, CO

Ratio Beerworks – Denver, CO

Red Leg Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Renegade Brewing Company – Denver, CO (Read our blog here)

Resolute Brewing Company – Centennial, CO

Revolution Brewing – Paonia, CO

Riff Raff Brewing Company – Pagosa Springs, CO

River North Brewery – Denver, CO (Read our blog here)

Roaring Fork Beer Company – Carbondale, CO

Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery – Grand Junction, CO

Rock Bottom Brewery Denver, CO

Rock Cut Brewing Company – Estes Park, CO

Rocky Mountain Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

Rockyard Brewing Company – Castle Rock, CO

Royal Gorge Brewing – Canon City, CO (no longer serving their own beer)

Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company – Littleton, CO

San Luis Valley Brewing – Alamosa, CO

Sanitas Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Seedstock Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Shamrock Brewing – Pueblo, CO

Shoes and Brews – Longmont, CO

Silverton Brewing Company – Silverton, CO

SKA Brewing Company – Durango, CO

Skeye Brewing – Longmont, CO

Smiling Toad Brewery – Colorado Springs, CO

Smuggler’s Brewpub – Telluride, CO

Snowbank Brewing – Fort Collins, CO

Some Place Else Brewery – Arvada, CO

Southpark Brewing Company – Fairplay, CO

Spice Trade Brewing – Arvada, CO

Station 26 Brewing – Denver, CO

Steamworks Brewing Company – Durango, CO

Storm Peak Brewing Company – Steamboat Springs, CO

Storybook Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

Strange Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Suds Brothers Brewing – Fruita, CO

Telluride Brewing Company – Telluride, CO

The Baker’s Brewery – Silverthorne, CO

The Brew On Broadway – Englewood, CO

The Eldo Brewery – Crested Butte, CO

The Library Sports Grill & Brewery – Winter Park, CO

Three Barrel Brewing Company – Del Norte, CO

Tivoli Beer – Denver, CO

Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub – Idaho Springs, CO

Trinity Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Triple S Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

TRVE Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Twisted Pine Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Two22 Brew – Centennial, CO

Two Mile High Brewing Company – Leadville, CO

Two Rascals Brewing – Montrose, CO

Upslope Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Ursula Brewery – Aurora, CO

Ute Pass Brewing – Woodland Park, CO

Vail Brewing Company – Vail, CO

Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO

Very Nice Brewing Company – Nederland, CO

Walnut Brewery – Boulder, CO

Walter Brewing Company – Pueblo, CO

WeldWerks Brewing – Greeley, CO

Westbound & Down Brewing Company – Idaho Springs, CO

WestFax Brewing Company – Lakewood, CO

West Flanders Brewing Company – Boulder, CO

Westminster Brewing Company – Westminster, CO

Whistle Pig Brewing – Colorado Springs, CO

Wild Woods Brewery – Boulder, CO

Wiley Roots Brewing – Greeley, CO

Wit’s End Brewing Company – Denver, CO (Read our blog post here)

Wonderland Brewing – Broomfield, CO

Wynkoop Brewing Company – Denver, CO

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Spice Trade Brewing) – Arvada, CO (Read our blog here)

Yampa Valley Brewing Company – Hayden, CO

Zuni Street Brewing Company – Denver, CO