Finally, the art of craft brewing gets its day in the sun. This specialty way of approaching beer has made a comeback in a big way, and Colorado residents are more than happy to celebrate the spoils that come with a unique, locally made product. Here are some great events you won’t want to miss if you’re a craft beer lover living in the Boulder area:
Craft Brew Races
In Boulder fashion, the Craft Brew Races bring together two seemingly different worlds of running and craft beer. This race is “open to craft brew lovers of all speeds.” Once you build up that thirst, join fellow participants for a post-race celebration with all the ale you can handle. Complete with live music, a collectable pint glass, and lots of sampling, everyone 21 and over is encouraged to come out and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into a finely brewed pint. The event will be held on August 15th at the Boulder Res – more information may be found here.
Boulder Craft Beer Festival
If the Craft Brew Races leave you thirsty for more, then the Boulder Craft Beer Festival is just the ticket. The 2nd annual event will bring together beer lovers on August 22nd from 1pm-5pm in West Central Park to experience all things local.
Festivities include over 25 craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond, as well as local restaurants and food trucks. Complete with live music from local bands, this event is a crowd pleaser for all.
Denver Beer Festival
For 8 days in September, Coloradoans can experience all the beer-related festivities their hearts desire. The 7th annual Denver Beer Fest is coming September 18-26, featuring over 300 activities to choose from at local breweries, tap houses, and restaurants. The schedule of events includes a midnight beer breakfast, beer bike nights, and brewer vs. brewer competitions, just to name a few. This is the ultimate experience when it comes to the beer scene in Denver, and is an awesome way to immerse not only the cool events the festival is sure to bring, but also the exciting and diverse nightlife that Denver has to offer. A full schedule of events may be found here.
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer competition and festival. On September 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center, this festival will bring together the brewers and beers that make our country the world’s greatest brewing nation. It was listed as one of the top 1,000 U.S. places to visit before you die, so you don’t want to miss it! You can purchase your tickets on Ticketmaster.com and find more details on their website.
Combined with many other entertainment options, these festivals are a great way to spend a few hours enjoying the art and craft of beer, as well as the unique flavor that only Colorado brings. Love craft beer? Tell us in the comments below which local company is your brew go-to & enter to win a gift card!