“Craft beer has become one of the pillars of the Denver lifestyle and brand,” he says Richard Scharf, President and CEO of VISIT DENVER, the congress and visitor office. “The more than 70 breweries that we have here exemplify the entrepreneurial, creative spirit of the city. It is a privilege to be able to celebrate such a renowned beer scene.”
In addition to the start of the 10th year Denver Beer FestVISIT DENVER unveiled the largest Denver Beer Trail ever, a handy visitor guide featuring 39 breweries – most of all time – plus beer-themed itineraries, information about Denver year-round beer festivals, brewing culture, and more.
Below is a small selection of events taking place across the city Denver Beer Fest;; For a full list of nearly 250 events, plus hotel deals and a digital version of the Denver Beer Trail, visit the Denver Beer Fest Website.
Grandoozy, Overland Park Golf Course (September 14th to 16th)
This September, Denver is hosting its first Grandoozy – the newest major festival from Superfly, producers of the popular Outside Lands and Bonnaroo. Headliners include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, and Stevie Wonderand the festival will also be The Chainsmokers, Logic, Sturgill Simpson, Miguel, Phoenix, Young the giant, St. Vincent, the war on drugs, Ty Dolla $ ign, Kelela, Denver Local Tennis and many more on multiple stages over the weekend. Grandoozy also shows off Denver’s art and cooking scene, as well as craft beer culture. The festival will pour beers from local favorites like the Denver Beer Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Lone Tree Brewing, and others.
Great American Beer Festival, Colorado Convention Center (September 20th – 22)
The Great American Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in the world. and each year it represents the largest collection of US beer ever served – both in a public tasting and in a private competition. The festival that takes place in Colorado The Convention Center brings brewers together and offers a variety of beers from across the nation.
7th annual Hooves & Hops, Osteria Marco (September 18) – Every year, Osteria Marco combines a four-course menu with four craft beers from a single brewery. This year the locally inspired dinner will be paired with Ska Brewing beers. In addition to Pork Three Ways made from two whole pigs, the menu includes a lobster risotto, a local seasonal salad, and a S’Mores dessert. The dinner is $ 45 per person, excluding taxes and tips.
Pair of truffle cheese and beer, Strange Craft Beer Company (September 19th) – The Strange Craft Beer Company will pair five beers – two of their own, two from Freetail Brewing, and a collaboration beer – with five different cheeses from Truffle Cheese Shop. Tickets are $ 25.
Got Your Beer And Eat It Too, Kitchen Uncorked (September 20th) – Explore the differences between different beers as you taste and discuss cooking techniques with fellow craft beer lovers. This class not only combines beers with food, but also includes beers with food. The menu includes calamari whipped with beer with Kolsch aioli, lager braised baby back ribs, beer and rosemary biscuits and much more. Classes cost $ 210 For two people.
GABF at Great Divide: Beer + Dessert Pairing, Great Divide Barrel Bar (September 20th) – This Great American Beer Festival, Good Sugar Baking, is partnering with Great Divide Brewing Co. to pair four delicious desserts with some of Great Divide’s own beers. Costs are $ 16 For four tasters and four desserts, a percentage of each sale goes to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado.
RiNo beer & Graffiti, Denver Microbrew Tour (16th September & 23) – Take the Denver Microbrew Tour and explore the craft culture of the River North (RiNo) Art District. Get off the beaten path to have beer in one of Denver’s hottest neighborhoods and learn about the brewing process, how cider is made, and the amazing stories of the companies on the tour route. Sample the beers that are made right in the neighborhood, experience local art and outdoor murals, and get to know one of Denver’s hottest areas.
Explore Colorado Breweries’ book signing, the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (September 18) – Denver photographer Dustin Hall brings the art of photography and brewing together in Discovering Colorado Breweries, a 232-page 11×13 coffee table book with photographs of more than 70 craft breweries in Colorado. On Tuesday September 18th of 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.He will be in the taproom of the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, signing copies of the book and showing an exhibition of photographs taken in local breweries Colorado. The event is free of charge; and if you pick up a copy of the book, Dustin will buy you a beer.
Sown together beer tasting, Museum of Contemporary Art (September 22) – SOWN Together is a beer tasting event where breweries share the common goal of showcasing local ingredients to directly support local suppliers and producers. At MCA Denver’s rooftop terrace, guests can enjoy city views while they sample beers Colorado and across the country. Participating breweries are Oskar Blues, TRVE, our mutual friend, and more. Tickets start at $ 30.
Sports and fitness events
Breathe, Bend & Brew, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (September 15th) – Join After Yoga Teacher, Caitlin Anderson Scolari, for yoga exercises in the taproom of the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, followed by half a liter of one of Crazy Mountain’s delicious beers. Tickets start at $ 17 and include yoga and a beer.
Brewery Boot Camp, RESOLUTE Brewing Co. (16th September) – Before you enjoy a delicious craft beer, earn it on this one-hour full-body workout at RESOLUTE Brewing Co. Workouts are designed for people of all fitness levels, and everyone can enjoy discounted drinks afterwards. The cost of the training is $ 10.
3rd year Can-Wood Derby, Ale House (September 19th) – Ale House will host its third annual CAN-WOOD Derby race. Participants make miniature Derby-style cars out of beer cans – rather than traditional pine – and race them down a 60-foot route. During the race, spectators can enjoy exclusive GABF beer tastings only available at the Ale House. and there will be prizes and brewery loot all night long. The event is free and food and drinks can be purchased.
BASEketball League, Preamble of the Declaration Brewing Company (September 19th) – BASEketball is a combination of baseball and basketball and is no longer an imaginary sport. The Declaration Brewing Company’s Preamble will host a preview night prior to the start of a league dedicated to the sport.
Special tappings and releases
Hunt for the Red Oktoberfest, Comrade Brewing Co. (September 14th) – Comrade Brewing Co. is holding their annual Red Oktoberfest Hunt to celebrate the return of their Oktoberfest beer. Beer drinkers are encouraged to bring their traditional German glasses and they will fill them with Oktoberfest lager. Traditional Oktoberfest clothing is recommended and there will be a stone holding competition. The event is free and beer and food can be purchased.
Peach Party Special Release, Woods Boss Brewing (September 19th) – Woods Boss Brewing will have a peach party and bring out three separate peach beers – The Peach Oswald, a New England IPA; Peach Camp Sweep, a cream ale; and Peach Fruity Flash, a sour cauldron. Each beer has 75 pounds palisade Peaches per barrel. In addition to the pints on tap, there are a limited number of Crowler triple packs for beer lovers to buy and taste at home.
6th Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco, Epic Brewing Company (September 20th) – The brewers at Epic Brewing Company have created 50 unique firkins for beer lovers to sample as they wander the brewery during this favorite annual event. Tickets start at $ 30 and include unlimited sampling of all 50 firkins; Grocery and souvenir t-shirts can also be purchased.
3rd year [email protected]CTA Catalina Weinmischer, Call to Arms Brewing Company (September 20th) – Call to Arms Brewing Company will be drafting all of the wine and port keg aged beers they made in the past year and some keg guests from TRVE Brewing, Cellar West Artisan Ales, and Westbound & Down Brewing Company accommodate. All taps start at 12 noon and there is only a limited supply of each beer available. The event is free and beer can be bought.
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5th Annual Beer Flights, Denver International Airport (September 14th to 24th) – Denver International Airport (DEN) welcomes travelers on a different type of “flight” upon arrival. For the fifth time in a row, DEN will set up a pop-up beer garden with some of them on the square at the south end of the Jeppesen Terminal Colorado Top craft brewers serve their own beer, live music and much more. Entry is free and beer can be bought.
4th annual GABF after-party & karaoke night, Ratio Beerworks (September 22) – After the final session of the Great American Beer Festival, join the Ratio Beerworks team to bring out some tunes and help them start GABF’s final night in style. Everyone is welcome to join the party, and anyone who signs up for a song will get their first beer for free.
Via VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
VISIT DENVER celebrates 109 years of promoting The Mile High City and is a non-profit trade association that has contracts with the City of Denver To market Denver as a convention and vacation destination, increase economic development in the city, create jobs and generate taxes. A record 17.4 million visitors stayed in Denver generate in 2017 $ 6.5 billion In supporting nearly 59,300 jobs, tourism is one of the largest industries in Denver. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER or by calling 800-2-DENVER. Denver International Airport (DEN; flydenver.com) connects The Mile High City with more than 190 destinations worldwide, including non-stop service to 26 international destinations in 11 countries. For the latest updates, follow Denver’s social media channels: Facebook.com/visitdenver; Twitter.com/visitdenver; Instagram.com/visitdenver; and YouTube.com/visitdenver.
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