Colorado Beer Events

October 2014
01
Wednesday
Denver Beer Fest

The sixth annual Denver Beer Fest, presented by VISIT DENVER in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild, runs September 26 - October 4, 2014.

Featuring more than 300 beer related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions. From beer tastings to firkin tappings, events include beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer paired dinners, brewery tours, brewer vs brewer competitions, meet the brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

Check out their website for specific details on events for different days

www.denver.org

Oskar Blues Ordeal + Hops & Heifers Barn Burner & Pig Roast

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Address: 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $100 plus fees
Time: Pick up at Hyatt Regency at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, October 1st - Oskar Blues Ordeal + Hops & Heifers Barn Burner & Pig Roast

11:00 a.m. - Pick up at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

12:00 p.m. - 1st Stop! Pay a visit to CHUBurger, Oskar Blues' craft-casual burger joint, for a tasty Ten FIDY handshake.

12:40 p.m. - 2nd Stop! We're serving up a Cajun-style lunch and picking up the tab for (1) Oskar Blues brew at our Home Made Liquids & Solids restaurant!

2:00 p.m. - Check out where all of the "other" magic happens and enjoy an ice cold root beer at our REEB Cycles fabrication shop and B. Stiff & Sons Root Beer brewery & cannery.

2:30 p.m. - 3rd Stop! Time to hit the mothership! We're picking up the tab in the Tasty Weasel tap room for (1) Oskar Blues beer (be sure to check out our selection of specialties and try some tasters!) and showing you around the Oskar Blues Brewery. Mix and mingle with the OB crew that helps put the "RAD" in coloRADo craft beer.

4:00 p.m. - 4th Stop! We're drinking a REEB Rye'd IPA or a Vienna Lager-the house beers at our newest location and home of the REEB Cycles retails shop, the CyclHOPS Bike CANtina.

5:00 p.m. - 5th Stop! It's farm time! We're hitting up the Hops & Heifers Farm for a good ol' fashioned barn burner and pig roast. Enjoy live music, a bon fire, plenty of food, specialty brews, and ridiculously awesome views of the Boulder Flatirons!

8:00 p.m. - The party's over, folks. Hop back on the bus and we'll drop you back off at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center!

See more information and get your tickets

www.eventbrite.com

Front Range Barbeque Music Night

Come in for some great BBQ, cold craft beer and Nouveaux Honkies. The band starts at 7:30pm. Blues Swing Band from Florida! Blues Review Magazine linked their sounds to The Stones, with hints of Dire Straights, Curtis Mayfield, Hendrix, and Wolf. You do not want to miss them!

See more events on the FRBBQ website

www.frbbq.com
02
Thursday
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation.

Date: October 2-4 2014
Time: Thursday October 2 5:30pm-10pm
Friday October 3 5:30-10pm
Saturday October 4 Session 1 Noon-4pm (members only) Session 2 5:30pm-10pm
Location: The Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado

Check for more information here for updates!

www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com

20th Annual World Brewer's Forum

The 20th annual KROC World Brewers Forum will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 8pm - 12am at the Denver Marriott City Center. Come sample one or many of the 20+ homebrews on tap during the event.

During the event, winners of the 8th Annual KROC Great American Beer Challenge will be announced, and medals will be given out. The entry window will open shortly.

A drawing and a silent auction will be held during the event. Prizes up for grabs include gift certificates, glassware, t-shirts, growler fills, and more! You never know what's going to show up in our silent auction - previous years have included bags of grain, learn to homebrew kits, food tastings, beer for a year, and homebrew equipment.

The event is 21+ and free to all. IDs will be checked at the door.

See their website

www.kroc.org

Midnight Breakfast

Venue: Euclid Hall
Address: 1317 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $125 per person
Time: 11:00 p.m.

Avery Brewing Company and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen are welcoming the Great American Beer Festival attendees in great American style for the fourth year with Midnight Breakfast at Euclid Hall right after the first GABF session on Thursday, October 2nd. The doors at Euclid Hall kick open at 10:45 and the breakfast gets underway at 11:00 p.m. Tickets for this late night beer breakfast are $125 per person (tax and gratuity included).

Billed as a late night beer breakfast of epic proportions, the culinary crew at Euclid Hall and Avery Brewing Co. have joined forces yet again to create a multi-course breakfast that is not to be missed. Look for special Avery brews like Meretrix, Uncle Jacobs, 2003 Czar, and a few other pulls from the cellar.

Get your tickets

www.brownpapertickets.com

Oskar Blues Ordeal Tour

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Address: 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $100 plus fees
Time: Pick up at Hyatt Regency at 8 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - Pick up at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

9:15 a.m. - 1st Stop!Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons. Visit the place where it all began! We're serving up a southern-style breakfast and a breakfast beer, showing you around the original Oskar Blues brewery and cannery, and you can hand-can and label your own souvineer beer.

10:30 a.m. -2nd Stop! Load up the tractor, we're serving up Oskar Blues brews and giving tractor-drawn tours of the Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm.

12:00 p.m. - 3rd Stop! Taco 'bout a good time. Next up-lunch and tasty REEB Rye'd IPA or Vienna Lager at our newest location and home of REEB Cycles retail shop, the CyclHOPS Bike CANtina.

1:00 p.m. - 4th Stop! Time to hit the mothership! We're picking up the tab in the Tasty Weasel tap room for (1) Oskar Blues beer (be sure to check out our rad selection of specialties and try some tasters!) and showing you around the Oskar Blues Brewery. Mix and mingle with the OB crew helping put the "RAD" in coloRADo craft beer.

2:30 p.m. - 5th Stop! Pay a visit to CHUBurger, Oskar Blues' craft-casual joint, for a tasty Ten FIDY handshake!

3:00 p.m. - The party's over, folks. Hop back on the bus and we'll drop you back off at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

See More information and get your tickets

www.eventbrite.com

50 Firkin Fiasco - 2nd Annual

To celebrate the Denver Brewery's first anniversary and The Great American Beer Festival, Epic Brewing is hosting a special event on October 2nd. Epic Brewing's Second Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco will feature fifty unique cask beers that highlight the brewery's beer portfolio and the creativity of its brewers and cellar staff.

This year the full event will be open to the public from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and include a 7oz tasting glass. The first 100 people through the door will also receive a "50 Firkin Fiasco" t-shirt.

Get your tickets now!

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Denver Beer Fest

The sixth annual Denver Beer Fest, presented by VISIT DENVER in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild, runs September 26 - October 4, 2014.

Featuring more than 300 beer related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions. From beer tastings to firkin tappings, events include beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer paired dinners, brewery tours, brewer vs brewer competitions, meet the brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

Check out their website for specific details on events for different days

www.denver.org
03
Friday
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation.

Date: October 2-4 2014
Time: Thursday October 2 5:30pm-10pm
Friday October 3 5:30-10pm
Saturday October 4 Session 1 Noon-4pm (members only) Session 2 5:30pm-10pm
Location: The Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado

Check for more information here for updates!

www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Beer Made By Walking

Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, each beer is a portrait of that landscape. The program happens in multiple cities each year. Over twenty of the beers were made specifically for this event from Colorado breweries that have collaborated with us. Each beer is inspired by landscapes in an area of the brewer's choosing.

This year it is happening in Denver Colorado

12pm - 4pm at Wynkoop Brewing, 1634 18th St. Denver.

Ticket sales begin Sept. 3rd at 12pm MST
$40

See more information on the website

www.beersmadebywalking.com

Collaboration Celebration

Presented By: Denver Beer Co.
Address: 1695 Platte Street, Denver, CO 80202
Cost: Free
Location: Denver Beer Co.
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Denver Beer Co. is collaborating with 5 different breweries from across the U.S. Each of those breweries will be here to meet guests, pour the collaboration beers and celebrate!

See the website

www.denver.org

Hop-on-Hop-off Brewery Bus

Presented By: Denver Microbrew Tour
Cost: $30
Location: Convention Center, River North, Ballpark, Lodo
Time: 12p-8p

Denver Microbrew Tour is doing things a little bit differently for Great American Beer Festival this year. Instead of our normal tours, we will be offering a hop-on-hop-off bus to visit Denver's local breweries on Friday, October 3, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.

What's Included - Unlimited rides throughout downtown Denver and the surrounding neighborhoods. - Physical map of the route and featured breweries. - Swag from Denver Microbrew Tour and from the featured breweries / bars.

Get your tickets and see all the breweries that are on the stop

www.denvermicrobrewtour.com

Oskar Blues Ordeal + Gospel Brunch

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Address: 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $100 plus fees
Time: Pick up at Hyatt Regency at 8 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - Pick up at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

9:00 a.m. - 1st Stop - Hallelujah! Arrive at our Hops & Heifers Farm for a soul-saving Gospel Brunch! Great food, live music, breakfast beers and Mama-mosas... Can I get an Amen?

11:30 a.m. - 2nd Stop - We're drinking a REEB Rye'd IPA or a Vienna Lager-the house beers at our newest location and home of the REEB Cycles retails shop, the CyclHOPS Bike CANtina.

12:00 p.m. - 3rd Stop - Check out where all of the "other" magic happens and enjoy an ice cold root beer at our REEB Cycles fabrication shop and B. Stiff & Sons Root Beer brewery & cannery.

12:30 p.m. - 4th Stop - Time to hit the mothership! We're picking up the tab in the Tasty Weasel tap room for (1) Oskar Blues beer (be sure to check out our rad selection of specialties and try some tasters!) and showing you around the Oskar Blues Brewery. Mix and mingle with the OB crew helping put the "RAD" in coloRADo craft beer.

2:00 p.m. - 5th Stop - We're serving up a Cajun-style lunch and picking up the tab for (1) Oskar Blues brew at our Home Made Liquids & Solids restaurant!

3:00 p.m. - The party's over, folks. Hop back on the bus and we'll drop you back off at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center!

Get your tickets

www.eventbrite.com

Rare Beer Tasting VI

Presented By: Pints for Prostrates
Venue: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues
Address: 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $110 - $150
Time: Starting: 12:00 PM

A truly unique boutique-style tasting, The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from more than 40 of America's top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A buffet lunch is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles.

Pints for Prostates is a grassroots organization raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men's health screenings. Pints for Prostates was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008.

See their website for more

pintsforprostates.org

Great Avery Boulder Fest

The Fox Theater - 1135 13th St.
Boulder, CO
Time: Doors open at 8:30pm til late.
Cost: $20.00 per person

Join Avery Brewing Company at the Fox Theater during the biggest beer week of the year for an event that celebrates a local venue, local beer and local bands- The Great Avery Boulder Fest. Beers available will include rare Tap Room exclusives and some gems from Adam Avery's cellar.

Enjoy live music from "The Magic Beans" with "Analog Son".

See more information and get your tickets

foxtheatre

Denver Beer Fest

The sixth annual Denver Beer Fest, presented by VISIT DENVER in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild, runs September 26 - October 4, 2014.

Featuring more than 300 beer related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions. From beer tastings to firkin tappings, events include beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer paired dinners, brewery tours, brewer vs brewer competitions, meet the brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

Check out their website for specific details on events for different days

www.denver.org
04
Saturday
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation.

Date: October 2-4 2014
Time: Thursday October 2 5:30pm-10pm
Friday October 3 5:30-10pm
Saturday October 4 Session 1 Noon-4pm (members only) Session 2 5:30pm-10pm
Location: The Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado

Check for more information here for updates!

www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Denver Beer Fest

The sixth annual Denver Beer Fest, presented by VISIT DENVER in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild, runs September 26 - October 4, 2014.

Featuring more than 300 beer related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions. From beer tastings to firkin tappings, events include beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer paired dinners, brewery tours, brewer vs brewer competitions, meet the brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

Check out their website for specific details on events for different days

www.denver.org

Craft Beer Tour

Presented By: Culinary Connectors
Venue: Blake Street Vault
Address: 1526 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202
Cost: $29
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

It's no mistake Denver is known for the finest breweries, brew pubs and tap houses, and our expert beer guides know them all! Join us on one of our exciting craft beer tours with other like-minded beer lovers, enjoying tastings at three different tap rooms and one local brewery. We rotate between LoDo, LoHi and Ball Park neighborhoods. This tour is limited to 15 people so everyone can enjoy a wonderful experience. You will receive an itinerary once you have registered for the tour.

See their website for more information

www.blakestreetvault.com

Sips, Suds, & Smokes

Presented By: Sips, Suds, & Smokes
Address: 534 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Cost: $0
Time: 5-7pm

The Cheeky Monk Sat. Oct. 4- Colfax Location

Sips, Suds, & Smokes Radio Show Audience Participation Episode Taping Beer and other random trivia contest Come meet Good ol' Boy Mike, Rev. Mark, Good ol' Gal Julieanna, and Good ol' Boy Dave, with special guest Chris Allen GABF Pro-Am 2014 Competitor.

See their website for more information

www.thecheekymonk.com
07
Tuesday
American Sign Language Night
Join Avery the first Tuesday of every month for an ASL happy hour!
Must be deaf or actively signing (or learning to sign) and receive $1 off your pint of beer!

WHERE: Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe, Unit B1, Boulder CO 80303

COST: Price of a pint with a dollar off

WHEN: The first Tuesday of every month 4pm-8pm

averybrewing.com

Tuesday Night Bingo at Great Storm Brewing
Come enjoy Great Storm Brewing Beers and Bingo every Tuesday night. Bring friends or make new ones!

Prizes, Beer, Fun and Totally Free

WHERE: 204 Mount View Lane, Unit 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

COST: Free!

WHEN: Weekly on Tuesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 719-266-4200.

www.greatstormbrewing.com
14
Tuesday
Tuesday Night Bingo at Great Storm Brewing
Come enjoy Great Storm Brewing Beers and Bingo every Tuesday night. Bring friends or make new ones!

Prizes, Beer, Fun and Totally Free

WHERE: 204 Mount View Lane, Unit 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

COST: Free!

WHEN: Weekly on Tuesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 719-266-4200.

www.greatstormbrewing.com
18
Saturday
Octoberfest

Join Adams County Regional Park in the Al Lesser Building from 9am-6pm for their Octoberfest.

See their website for more details

www.co.adams.co.us
21
Tuesday
Tuesday Night Bingo at Great Storm Brewing
Come enjoy Great Storm Brewing Beers and Bingo every Tuesday night. Bring friends or make new ones!

Prizes, Beer, Fun and Totally Free

WHERE: 204 Mount View Lane, Unit 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

COST: Free!

WHEN: Weekly on Tuesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 719-266-4200.

www.greatstormbrewing.com
25
Saturday
Very Nice Brewing Celebrates 2 Years!

Join Very Nice Brewing as they celebrate their 2 year anniversary. The event runs from 12pm-10pm. They will have lots to do and lots to drink. They will have a special 20oz bombers of their 1st anniversary party, the Phunkin' Monster for sale and many other special tappings. Join them from 6pm-10pm to catch the Caribou Mountain Collective, from Boulder as the put on a great show including some bluegrass, folk and Americana music.

What better to do on October 25, 2014 than hang out at Very Nice Brewing and enjoy door prizes, beer giveaways, music and of course great beer!

Check out their website for more

www.verynicebrewing.com

Lost Highway Brewing Company Grand Opening

They are finally open. After three years of planning Lost Highway Brewing Company has opened their doors. They are having a Grand Opening party from 12-6PM with live music from Jim Dalton of the Railbenders, chile roasting, food and more.

Join the crew on Colfax and welcome the only brewery on that street to the neighborhood.

For more information check out their Facebook page or website.

www.losthighwaybrewing.com
28
Tuesday
Tuesday Night Bingo at Great Storm Brewing
Come enjoy Great Storm Brewing Beers and Bingo every Tuesday night. Bring friends or make new ones!

Prizes, Beer, Fun and Totally Free

WHERE: 204 Mount View Lane, Unit 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

COST: Free!

WHEN: Weekly on Tuesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 719-266-4200.

www.greatstormbrewing.com
29
Wednesday
Great Storm Trivia

Join Great Storm and Buzzwordz Trivia every Thursday night from 6pm-8pm to exercise your brain. There are round prizes and game prizes that you do not want to miss out on.

All you need is yourself and if you choose, up to 6 playing people to join your team. Pick a team name and win some prizes.

Every craft beer needs a little trivia!

Check out their website for more details.

www.greatstormbrewing.com
31
Friday
Nightmare on Craft Beer Street

What are you doing for Halloween?

Well, Green Man has partnered with Iron Bird Brewing, Fieldhouse Brewing, Zeezo's Costume Company, and Downtown Fine Spirits & Wines, among others, to host an adult costumed craft beer crawl to support the non-profit American Distance Project called "A Nightmare On Craft Beer Street."

What's it all about?

In traditional Halloween mode, the craft beer crawl will progress like this:

- Adults will create their own costumes;
- Check in at Green Man at 7:30pm on Halloween, Friday, October 31st, & get a free pint for the road;
- Venture out on a downtown New South End craft beer trick-or-treat crawl;
- Receive adult trick-or-treats, including, well, of course, CRAFT BEER!, Zombie Fingers and Muldwine as they make their way from stop to stop;
- The adult trick-or-treaters will return to Green Man for another free pint, live music, and a costume contest with prizes!

What could be more fun?

Get your tickets today!

www.greenmantaps.com

Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party

Finish up that costume, and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31st (9:00 pm-1:00 am) at their Lee Hill tap room.

They are clearing out their barrel room to make room for all the Thriller dance moves they know you'll be busting out to the live DJ, Old Man Winters. They'll also have a costume contest at 11:00 pm (1st place wins a $100 tap room gift card!), a specialty Halloween-themed brew, Cheese Louise food truck, and games & prizes kicking off the night beginning at 5:00 pm.

Check out their Facebook page and website for more about Upslope Brewing.

upslopebrewing.com