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The event calendar is always in a state-of-flux. Check back often for recent additions!
03
Friday 
Gnarly Barley Brewmaster Dinner
The brewmaster dinner kicks off the Gnarly Barley festival, held Aug 4th this year. This year's brewmaster is Funkwerks.

Tickets are $45 for a single or $85 for a couple.

The dinner will be at the Executive Restaurant at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO

6pm Reception and 6:30 Tapas Style.
ev12.evenue.net
04
Saturday 
Craft Lager Festival
This year is the 10th annual Craft Lager and Small Batch Festival held in Manitou Springs, CO.

Sample lagers and Micro-Distilleries.


-All Day Pass 11AM - 8PM - $40.00
-Morning Session 11AM-3PM - $30.00
-Afternoon Pass 4PM-8PM - $30.00
-Designated Driver- $15.00

The festival is at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs.

Find a map and buy tickets on their website.
www.craftlagerfestival.com

Mile High Beer Festival
The first annual Mile High Beer Festival will be held at the Ogden Theater in Denver.

This spectacular beer bonding experience will feature over 70+ brews from some of the best brewers in the nation coupled with live music and more!

Guests can choose to delight themselves to an exclusive VIP hour prior to the mass public entry which will include a collectors beer tasting mug, food and exclusive deals to local businesses.

All general admission tickets include a taster cup, unlimited tastings, live music and more all within the famous theater in the heart of Denver! Please drink responsibly!

VIP
Collector tasting mug
Entry 1 hour before General Admission
Sample snacks... while they last
Unlimited Samplings

General Admission
Commemorative tasting cup
Unlimited Samplings

Session 1 (1pm - 5pm)
VIP $50 1pm entry
GA &35 2pm entry

Session 2 (6pm - 10pm)
VIP $50 6pm entry
GA $35 7pm entry

The Ogden Theater
935 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218
milehighbeerfest.com

Gnarly Barley Brew Festival
The Gnarly Barley Brew Festival will be held from 1-6pm at the Larimer County Fair.

General Admission Tickets are $15 which include a sampling mug and 7 tokens. Each token is good for one four ounce pour. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1

VIP Admission is $55 and includes a sampling mug, 12:30pm entrance, unlimited 4oz pours, access to the VIP tent with specialty food and beers, a souvenir t-shirt and a pint glass.

Beer Ambassadors from Anheuser-Busch will offer food and beer pairings on a first-come first-serve basis every 30 minutes from 1:30-5:30pm. Sign up when you arrive at the festival.

There will be a pre and post party at The Mayor of Old Towne in Ft. Collins. There will also be a shuttle running from The Mayor to the Festival and back every half hour throughout the afternoon.

Tickets can be purchased online.
ev12.evenue.net

Bull & Bush 41st Anniversary
Bull & Bush is celebrating their 41st Anniversary all month long with a special tapping each night. Check out their website to see all the amazing beers they will have throughout the month. But today is the day that they'll be tapping their 41st Anniversary Ale. "The Samples" will play too.

Tickets are $19.71 at the door.
bullandbush.com
05
Sunday 
Brew Class at Arvada Beer Company
For $25 per person, you get your first pint of beer and a 6 pack of the beer made that day when it is ready ( limited to the first 10 people who sign up). If you want to just come watch and ask questions, the classes cost $10 each person, which includes your first beer. All Classes start at 9 am with mash in and should end around 3 pm. Must be over 21 to attend class.

For all of the classes they will be brewing 25 gallons of beer on the pilot system ( Kelly and Cary's old homebrew setup).

For this class Cary will be brewing Arvada Beer Company's GABF entry for 59'er.

There are also classes on Aug. 12 and Sept. 2. Check event dates for details.

Sign up on their website.
www.arvadabeer.com
08
Wednesday 
Crabtree Brewing New Taproom Opens
Come celebrate the opening of Crabtree Brewing's new taproom at their new location, 2961 29th St., Greeley, CO 80634. The festivities start at 4pm.
The last day to stop by the "old" place will be Friday, August 3rd.
www.crabtreebrewing.com
11
Saturday 
The Springs Beer Fest
12PM-5PM Come and join Old Chicago,UpaDowna, The Friends of Cheyenne Canyon and Bristol Brewery for a day of fun in the sun! Live music, over 50 breweries, amusements for the whole family, great food from local joints and YOU!

Over 50 breweries, great food from Old Chicago, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwerery, Monster Dawgz: Gourmet Dogs, Jose Muldoons & more! Live music featuring Andy Clifton & Co.!

Family friendly activities boast a rock climbing wall, bungee jump, massive slide, jumping castle and the great outdoors. Multiple onsite vendors.

Ticket sales include souvenir taster mug and bottomless beer samplings. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Colorado Springs Old Chicago Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or Bristol Brewery. Also buy tickets online on the website below.

Parking is available on the street or is complimentary in the Antlers Hilton parking garage after 2pm.

This year's event is in memory of Josh Osterhoudt.

The Fest is at Antler's Park: West Pikes Peak Ave & South Sierra Madre St. in Downtown
31 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
www.blacktie-colorado.com
12
Sunday 
Brew Class at Arvada Beer Company
For $25 per person, you get your first pint of beer and a 6 pack of the beer made that day when it is ready ( limited to the first 10 people who sign up). If you want to just come watch and ask questions, the classes cost $10 each person, which includes your first beer. All Classes start at 9 am with mash in and should end around 3 pm. Must be over 21 to attend class.

For all of the classes they will be brewing 25 gallons of beer on the pilot system ( Kelly and Cary's old homebrew setup).

For this class Kelly will be making her Best of Show at "Queen of Beer" English Mild. Kelly even modifies the water for this beer based on the water profile in Arvada.

There is also a class on Sept. 2. Check event dates for details.

Sign up on their website.
www.arvadabeer.com
17
Friday 
Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My Horses
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses, the third annual summer fundraiser held in the intimate FAC Courtyard.
Tickets are $20 for FAC Members; $25 for non-members. The event runs from 6pm-9pm.
Discounts availble at the door; only one per guest
Wear a big-ass belt buckle and get a $5 discount
Wear official U.S. Olympic Team schwag from the 2012 London Games and get a $5 discount
The event features a whiskey and beer tasting from Colorado craft distilleries and breweries; New West barbeque; plus the music of The J. Miller Band, who just released a CD of outstanding original Americana music. The band is also well versed in Waylon, Willie and Merle. A significant increase in both hooting and hollering is anticipated from the previous two editions. Also included with your ticket is free admission to view the FAC galleries.
Breweries and distilleries lined up include Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument), BierWerks Brewery (Woodland Park), Kraft Beers (Colorado Springs), Distillery 291 (Colorado Springs), Dancing Pines Distillery (Loveland) and Spring 44 (Loveland). Buffalo Gals will have heapin' helpins' of New West BBQ available for purchase.
www.csfineartscenter.org

Art & Ale Brew Festival
This event features a dazzling lineup of musical entertainment, bountiful brews and tantalizing treats. Guests will soak up good food and frosty beverages from some of our finest local breweries and restaurants, and are welcome to peruse The Wildlife Experience's galleries and exhibits that display the finest wildlife art and sculpture from around the world. Later, rock the night away with Denver's own cover band, Flock of Beagles!

$35 - Members of The Wildlife Experience
$40 - Non-members
$25 - Designated Driver
$150 - Hotel Combo

Buy Online or Call 720-488-3344

Event is from 6-10pm
Check the website for a list of vendors and breweries.

The Wildlife Experience
10035 Peoria St
Parker, CO 80134
thewildlifeexperience.org
18
Saturday 
Ed Fest At Crazy Mountain Brewery
Ed Fest 2012, Crazy Mountain Brewery's second annual beer and community festival, will be held at the Riverwalk in Edwards on August 18th from 3pm - 8pm. Sample beer from over 25 craft breweries and enjoy food and other vendor booths. There will be live music by a nationally touring headliner (band name announced on August 1st) and an afterparty at E-Town sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon and Kettle One. For more information, call 970-926-3009. Tickets are $35. Must be 21 years old to attend.
www.crazymountainbrewery.com

The Great Central City Beer Festival
The first Great Central City Beer Festival will be held August 18th from noon to 7pm on Main St. in Central City. Over a dozen breweries participating, 50 + varieties, historical tours of ancient breweries and locations, live music, food, fun, and fortune! Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, includes tasting glass and exclusive, free casino offers.
www.facebook.com

Stapleton Beer Festival
4pm-8pm. Tickets $35 if purchased by Aug.17th. $40 at the door.There will be more than 20 breweries from around the state as well as live music from Tommy & the Tangerines and Chris Daniels & the Kings. On The Green in Stapleton.
www.stapletondenver.com
22
Wednesday 
Bristol Brewing Belgian Release Party
Join us on Wed. Aug. 22nd at 5 pm for the introduction of Bristol's Belgian Dubbel & Bristol's Belgian Trippel. To be sold exclusively in 750 ml bottles, this is your chance to sample our newest beers. We will also have specially selected cheeses available to pair with each of the Belgians, provided by Blue Sage Catering. Bristol's Dubbel Belgian-Style Ale: A frothy marriage of deep, caramelized richness, fruity undertones, and the lush complexity that bottle conditioning brings. Bristol's Tripel Belgian-Style Ale: A golden, richly aromatic beer that's high in nuance, low on fuss. Clean, dry, and biscuity with a dense, snow white head. Gezondheid!
www.bristolbrewing.com
23
Thursday 
Meet The Brewer, Crabtree Brewing At Front Range Barbeque
7pm at Front Range BBQ meet Head brewer Andrew Sheffield from Crabtree Brewing. He will be bringing some great beers! Check out this description of the Menage A Trois: A blending of three different beers. The first was their Boxcar Brown ale aged with homegrown plums in Merlot barrels. The second was an Oatmeal Stout aged in whiskey barrels. And the third started out as a Northern Colorado Wildflower honey mead (18% ABV) mixed with a dash of malt to create a braggot and blended with Boxcar Brown and aged further in Merlot barrels. WOw! / 2330 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. No cover, you just pay by the pint. Also includes Great Door Prizes!
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Prost Brewing Grand Opening in Denver
Prost Brewing Co. in Denver will open their doors at noon on Thursday, August 23rd.
Head on down to LoHi and enjoy WeiBbier, Pils or Dunkel on opening day or opening weekend! See you there!
www.prostbrewing.com
25
Saturday 
Grand Lake Brew Fest
1pm-5pm, showcasing hand-crafted beers from around the state of Colorado. This 2nd annual brew festival will be held at Town Park on Grand Ave. in Grand Lake. The festival will feature live music, food, and the opportunity to pay one price for unlimited samples, or pay for individual tastes with tickets. More info to come
www.grandlakechamber.com

Foam Fest At The Colorado State Fair
Our goal is to educate the public about the wonderful beer that Colorado has to offer.
This festival is open exclusively to Colorado breweries and is a celebration of the Centennial State's best ales and lagers.
Prior to the festival, Homebrew competition beers are judged as well as commercial beers entered into competition. Awards will be presented during Foam Fest.
The festival runs from 6pm-10pm in the Special Events tent inside the fairgrounds.
Tickets are $30 at the door, plus admission fee into the fairgrounds. No prior ticket purchase is available.
www.coloradostatefair.com
26
Sunday 
Hop Harvest Party At Windsor Gardener
Hop Harvest Time! Join us Sunday August 26 for the 2nd annual hop harvest at the Windor Gardener.-- noon to 5 pm prizes for best costume and most picked. 5-6 pm free beer and food for pickers. Live music throughout the day.
highhops.net
31
Friday 
Colorado Mountain Brewery New Location Opens-POSPTPONED
Friday, Aug. 31st, Colorado Mountain Brewery will not be the opening day for their new location in the Roundhouse at the corner of 21st St. and Hwy 24. Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7th
www.cmbrew.com
 
 
More Events (Multiple Dates, Week & Month Long)
Thursday Music Series at the Avery Tap Room
The Avery Tap Room now has local musicians showcasing their acoustic talents every Thursday evening. Stop by, have a brew and enjoy the tunes!

Sunday Open-Mic
Open Mic Sundays hosted by Hotfoot from 2:30 - 6:00 PM at the Avery Tap Room. Bands interested in playing should be at the Tap Room by 2pm to sign up with Shawn from Hotfoot. Email kellner(at)averybrewing.com with any questions.
"Tunes Every Tuesday"
Trinity has an extensive event list each month. Check out their site for details.
Every Tuesday Pint Night
Buy a logo pint glass for $4.69 and get one free fill and $2.69 refills day of purchase.

Each month on a Thursday, tap a new beer, complimentary glasses from 6:00-6:30
Check individual Rock Bottoms for dates and brews.
Every Friday "Frikin Friday"
Check the website.
Monthly pool tournaments
On the first Thursday of every month, put your skills to the test in a double-elimination pool tournament, starting at 8pm. There is a $10 entry fee.
If you have a beer related event that you would like us to add to the calendar, please send an email with the necessary information. If possible, please include a picture.

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