This is one exciting beer festival. The only way to get there is by train! The only way to get back is by train.
Details from their Facebook Page,
Rails & Ales combines some of their favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best.
There's just something so special about hopping on a train with friends to the wide open space they call Fir Station-their "little piece of Heaven" custom-built for the railroad meant to highlight how nature can so perfectly complement music.
The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event-you only get here by rail and it doesn't get any better than this.
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's most popular event sells out earlier each year. Don't miss your chance to experience Colorado's most unique brew fest.
Don't wait to buy tickets, this event sells out fast and the 9th annual Rails & Ales promises to be the best yet.
*Photo from their Facebook Page
Professional Brewers, Home Brewers, Beer Lovers & friends of all the above
- April 20, 2016 -
Join Anke and Mitch from Schnitzel Fritz Restaurant and Deli located in Colorado Springs for an opportunity of a lifetime. They are putting together a trip through the Beer Country of Bavaria. Celebrate 500 years German Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot).
~Visit large breweries, craft breweries, microbreweries & home brewers.
Compare old philosophies with the new trend of mirco or craft breweries.
~Exchange ideas, be involved, ask real questions, and go behind the scenes.
~Learn about the German Purity Law - it's only 500 years old!
~Take guided city tours or venture on your own.
~Join two short river cruises.
~Make new and lasting contacts.
~Hike in the foothills of the Alps, enjoy amazing views
~All this with regional food and of course a variety of fantastic BEER!
Join Copper Kettle Brewing Co for a huge five day celebration for their five year anniversary! They will be releasing 12 beers over the five days and have lots of music, food, beer, and fun!
Thank you for being a part of the family for this journey! Copper Kettle is excited for the next five!!
See their website for a list of events during their 5 day celebration
The Brew Hut Closed March 14 - 16 for Construction
- March 10, 2016 -
From The Brew Hut Newsletter,
The Brew Hut is CLOSED for construction Monday, March 14 through Wednesday, March 16, so stock up on supplies in advance this weekend!
They are expanding into the space next door, adding a grain room, a mill room, and a new classroom with a full kitchen for onsite brewing! Construction will be complete in April. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Grand Lake Brewing Co Opens and Reopens locations!
- February 26, 2016 -
There are now 2 places that you can try out Grand Lake Brewing Company's delicious brews.
Grand Lake's Yukon Street Tavern is back open in Arvada at 5610 Yukon Street. They have starters, sandwiches, calzones and pizzas to munch on. They also have their delicious beers including their Vienna Lager and Wooly Booger Nut Brown Ale on tap.
Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern is located in Greeley at 915 16th Street. Stop in and try their Frito Pie, Focaccia Pizza or grab a sandwich. Wash it down with a Rocky Mountain Red Ale or Dopplebock Lager.
Grand Lake Brewing is all family owned. Stop in and say hi to the family at either location!
Pikes Peak Library District Offers Homebrewing Class
Oh, the things you can learn at the library: Horticulture, history, homebrewing...
To help Colorado Springs-area beer fans and wannabe brewers better understand the components, tastes and processes that go into making their favorite craft beverage, the Pikes Peak Library District will offer a class on home brewing and beer tasting, led by a professional home brewing teacher, Saturday at Library 21C.
Students will be introduced to the basic steps and equipment needed to brew at home and can familiarize themselves with the core ingredients - hops, grains, yeasts - that combine to give beer its unique flavors and characteristics. Because the proof's in the pudding, especially with suds, students then can sample a brew recently made using the same procedures and components about which they've just learned.
Basic Beer Brewing and Tasting is 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ent Conference Center at the library, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Participants must be 21 and pre-register, by Friday, at ppld.org. Info: 884-9712.
Suds in the City
- February 12, 2016 -
5280, The Denver Magazine, just released a great article on some great craft beer insights, Suds in the City. The article has 10 New Denver Breweries You Need to Visit, Craft Trends, Beer-Cations and much much more.