Hey Colorado beer lovers! If you thought St. Patrick’s Day was your only excuse to drink beer this month, you were way wrong. Today begins a week of amazing craft beer events, as we kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week from March 19 – March 27, 2016. Beginning today you’ll find dozens of great beer happenings at spots all over the state. Colorado Craft Beer Week is such a big event that they’ve extended the “week” to 9 full days! Each day of Colorado Craft Beer Week is jam-packed with events to celebrate and showcase our amazing Colorado brewers, pubs and restaurants, and to educate beer lovers about our unique craft beer community.
Read on to learn about some of the featured events of Colorado Craft Beer Week:
Now in its third year, the Collaboration Fest is hands-down our favorite festival of Colorado Craft Beer Week. Featuring more than 75 collaborative projects from across Colorado and beyond, you’re guaranteed to get to sample several new, exciting, creative and limited-release brews. Each beer is crafted by two or more breweries working together, with at least one of the breweries being a member of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Breweries from across the country and beyond participate with our Colorado breweries to create some rare and magical beers. It’s a great way for breweries to show off the collaborative nature of the industry, and we all get to reap the benefits and enjoy their delicious creations. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a ticket you’re out of luck… the Collaboration Beer Fest has been sold out for weeks. However, tickets are still available for the Collaboration Fest after-party, and you will be able to find many of the collaboration beers at participating breweries or craft beer bars after the event – while they last.
Colorado Pint Day
Colorado Pint Day is March 23rd, and on this day all Colorado craft beer lovers are invited to raise a pint and join in the celebration of Colorado, The State Of Craft Beer. On this day buy a 16 ounce fresh craft beer at any of the 30+ participating venues and you’ll get to keep the glass. And as if free stuff isn’t awesome enough, $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild. Click here to view the full list of participating breweries and pubs, and enjoy this excuse to raise a pint in the middle of the week for all our great Colorado beer. Cheers!
4th Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration
If you ever plan to motor west, skip Route 66 and head to Grand Junction next weekend to attend the 4th Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration. This fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild is hosted by Kannah Creek Brewing on the lawn of their Edgewater production facility. Featuring more than 10 Western Slope breweries, plus live local music, food, and more, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week. This event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets now at Kannah Creek or Edgewater Brewery.
But Wait, There’s More!
These events are just the tip of the iceberg of awesomeness that will be happening all over the state for Colorado Craft Beer Week. We’ve updated our Event Calendar to showcase some of our favorite events, but by no means is our calendar all-inclusive. To find ALL the great Colorado Craft Beer Week events near you, check out the official calendar at ColoradoCraftBeerWeek.com. There is so much fun to be had this week, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to start. Where ever you end up, as long as you have a great Colorado craft beer in your hand, you’re doing it right.