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September 2009 Colorado Beer Festivals

2009 Colorado Beer Festivals

September 2009

Here are the upcoming Colorado beer festivals and events that are known or planned for the month of September. Please note, dates and times and event details are subject to change so please check the official event web site before making plans. Events updated regularly so please stop back again later for more events.

Tour de Fat Fort Collins
September 5, 2009 (Sat)
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering to Fort Collins spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle and donating to a local non-profit. Along with their exceptional ability to roust a city's inner-cyclist, in 2009 New Belgium Brewing hopes to drive their message even deeper by bringing you a show of one lucky Fort Collins resident who will trade their car for a gloriously hand built commuter bicycle. Event runs from 9am to 4pm. Details at their web site.

Odell Tapping Party - Bourbon Barrel Stout
September 7, 2009 (Mon)
Odell Brewing Tap Room
Fort Collins, CO
Labor Day is the perfect time for a new beer release. Visit Odell Brewing Company at 1pm on the 7th and taste some of their latest barrel aged brew: Bourbon Barrel Stout. Web site.

Brewery Restaurant Job Fair
September 8-9, 2009 (Tues-Wed)
The Tasty Weasel (Oskar Blues)
Longmont, CO
Ever wanted to work for a brewery? Oskar Blues is opening up a new brew bar and restaurant called The Homemade Liquids & Solids restaurant and they need a bunch of people to work for them. Applicants can come between 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm each day at the Tasty Weasel tasting room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. Get an application at http://www.oskarblues.com/.

Cultiva, Growing Gardens beer dinner
September 9, 2009 (Wed)
Harvest House
Boulder, CO
Boulder's best chefs combine their most creative dishes with some of Boulder's best beer, including Avery Brewing Company. Dinner starts at 5pm. Call: (303) 440-4324.

Brew at the Zoo
September 11, 2009 (Fri)
Denver Zoo
Denver, CO
Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres from more than 50 Colorado breweries and restaurants, music and dancing at the zoo after dusk; event is a fund-raiser for the zoo's Red Apple Fund for life-long learning. Web site. Event runs from 6pm - 10:30pm.

Evansfest
September 11-12, 2009 (Fri-Sat)
Riverside Park
Evans, CO
Crabtree Brewery will be serving beers in the beer garden at this annual festival in Evans, Colorado. There will be live music, a parade and fireworks. Be a part of the world's largest human wheelbarrow. Web site. (970) 356-0516.

Band and Brew Blowout
September 11-13, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
Downtown Park
Pagosa Springs, CO
12pm - 6pm. Please attend this year's festival. Last year was the first annual event that drew an enormous crowd, 11 microbreweries from around the region, and very talented musicians. This year will be even bigger and better. For more information contact Autumn at the Pagosa Springs Chamber (970) 264.2360 or emal info@pagosachamber.com. Price and details coming. Web site.

Longmont Oktoberfest
September 11-13, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
Roosevelt Park
Longmont, CO
Live music, arts & crafts and kid's events as well as plenty of beer from Left Hand Brewing. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. 303-772-0258. Web site.

Sunnyside Music Festival
September 12, 2009 (Sat)
Chaffee Park
Denver, CO
Breckenridge Brewery will be pouring the beers at the Sunnyside Music Festival. Lots of great music, food and fun in Chaffee Park in Denver. Details: http://www.breckbrew.com/. (303 623-BREW.

Boulder Beer Heat Rave
September 12, 2009 (Sat)
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
2pm-6pm. See why Colorado's Front Range is called "The Napa Valley of Beer", featuring unlimited hard-to-find samples of small-batch and brewery-only releases from several of Colorado's great microbreweries including: Walnut, Mountain Sun, BJ's, Avery, Upslope, Bristol, Twisted Pine, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Odell, Coors, Pumphouse, Sam Adams, Coopersmith, Wynkoop, Breckenridge, Great Divide, Trinity and more. The Boulder Beer Heat Rave is a fundraiser for the Miracle on Walnut Street, providing Christmas Day meals for Boulder's homeless. Tickets available starting August 12 thru the Boulder Beer webstore. $25 for unlimited samples. All proceeds will be donated to the Miracle on Walnut Street, giving the displaced and homeless families in Boulder a warm welcome and fine Thanksgiving meal. Web site.

Tour de Fat Denver
September 12, 2009 (Sat)
City Park
Denver, CO
Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering to Denver spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle and donating to a local non-profit. Along with their exceptional ability to roust a city's inner-cyclist, in 2009 New Belgium Brewing hopes to drive their message even deeper by bringing you a show of one lucky Denver resident who will trade their car for a gloriously hand built commuter bicycle. Event runs from 9am to 4pm. Details at their web site.

Colorfest
September 12, 2009 (Sat)
Pagosa Springs, CO
This festival combines beer, bands and hot air balloons. Over 12 different local Colorado breweries will be on hand serving up some of their best beers. Amica's, Carver Brewing, Colorado Boy, Durango, Estes park, McCellan's, Pagosa, San Luis Valley, Ska Brewing and Steamworks, among others. Event starts at 12 noon immediately after the morning hot air balloon launch. Info at: Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce. (970) 264-2360.

Fall Festival of Beer and Chili
September 12, 2009 (Sat)
Mt. Crested Butte Ski Area
Crested Butte, CO
Over 14 breweries are expected to be pouring beers at this annual brew and chili celebration. Look for: The Eldo, Smuggler's, Great Divide, Deschutes, New Belgium, Bristol Brewing, Ska Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Steamworks, CB & Potts, Revolution, San Luis Valley, Odell Brewing and the Aspen Brewery to be on hand. Info at: http://www.cbchamber.com/. (800) 545-4505.

Boulder Beer's Cornhole Tournament
September 14, 2009 (Mon)
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
Qualification Rounds 3-6pm. Tournament 6-8pm. Tossing one-pound bags of corn feed 27 feet onto slick boards is the perfect outdoor accompaniment to taking down a few cold brews; it's like low-risk horseshoes! Winners take home a keg of Boulder Beer or a custom set of Boulder Beer Cornhole boards, plus a pair of tickets for Friday night's Boulder Beer 30th Anniversary Bash at the Boulder Theater! Free to play, top teams advance to tournament after qualification rounds. Second and third place prizes as well.

Working Stiff's Brewery Tours
September 14-17, 2009 (Mon-Thu)
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
5:30pm each day. For those of you with jobs, finally a chance to take a brewery tour without taking a sick day! Grab a cold pint and tour the Boulder Beer brewery with their fun and informative tour guides. Free. Part of the 30th anniversary celebration.

Beer & Food Pairing Dinner
September 15, 2009 (Tue)
The Pub @ Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
6:30pm. Join Boulder Beer for an exlusive beer dinner in the Pub, complete with a special menu designed perfectly to match with their award-winning microbrews. Hosted by Brewemaster David Zuckerman. Advanced ticket sales only, available beginning August 14th at the Boulder Beer web site. Limited seating. $35 all-inclusive. Web site.

Homebrewers & Collectors Support Group
September 16, 2009
(Wed)
Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
6pm - 8pm. Ever craft and/or age a very special beer and then pop it for a group of people that don't know or really care what they're drinking? It leaves you feeling hollow, right? Others too. That's Avery Brewing starting a monthly support group for homebrewers and collectors. Bring your special beers down to the Tap Room and open them around a group of enthusiastic and learned quaffers and revel in the time and effort that was spent. $5 cover charge to keep the undeserving out. Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Elways at the Ritz Beer Dinner
September 16, 2009 (Wed)
Elways @ The Ritz
Denver, CO
Avery Brewing beers will be paired with a great line-up of food including: Tiradito of toro tuna cilantro salad with orange zest and jalapeno dressing, crispy duck confit spring roll with cabbage slaw and Colorado lamb with apricot and Colorado peach chutney, shitake mushrooms, yukon gold tratin and peit pan summer squash. Cost: $70/person. 303-312-3123. Web site.

Founder's Night & Homebrew Rally
September 16, 2009 (Wed)
The Pub @ Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
5pm. Join Boulder Beer Company founders David Hummer and Stick Ware for an informal night of tasting and stories about the brewery's early days. In the spirit of the brewery's homebrewing beginnings, they will also release and tap the winner of their homebrewing competition, as well as two special brews concocted by the sales and marketing teams at Boulder Beer - under close supervision!

Left Hand Brewery Beer Tasting
September 16, 2009 (Wed)
Zamparelli's Italian Bistro
Lafayette, CO
Here's your chance to sample a great selection of the best beers from Left Hand Brewing and sample 6oz glasses of beers like: Polestar Pilsner, Hay Stack Wheat, Oktoberfest, Deep Cover Brown, and Milk Stout. All for $10. From 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 303-772-0258.

Colorado Harvest Dinner with Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg
September 16, 2009 (Wed)
Jax Restaurant
Boulder, CO
Over 10 different Avery Brewing beers will be paired with a five course gourmet meal and prepared by Bravo's newest Top Chef. Two seatings available: at 6:30pm and again at 8:00pm. Cost: $85/person. Reservations: 303-444-1811.

Avery Brewing Beer Dinner
September 17, 2009 (Thu)
Le Central restaurant
Denver, CO
Dine in high style at this Denver staple and freak out over the amazing beer and food pairings. Call: 303-440-4324 for details and reservations.

Denver Beer Fest
September 18-27, 2009
(week long)
Entire metro area
Denver, CO
This is the first of two week long beer celebrations in Colorado. 10 solid days of celebrating the best of Colorado beers. Nearly 100 activities and events are being planned for the Denver Beer Fest. As more news of this event unfolds it will be posted here. This falls during the same week as the GABF but expands the celebrations to the many corners of Denver and beyond. A second week long festival is being planned for Spring 2010 and will be called Denver Beer Week. Stay tuned! Web site.

Telluride Blues & Brews
September 18-20, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
Telluride Town Park
Telluride, CO
One of the most scenic music festivals in the country, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place every September in Telluride, Colorado. The festival is a three day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking mountain peaks for a backdrop. By day, experience live blues, rock, funk, gospel, and soul, the best micro brews from over 50 micro breweries during Saturday's Grand Tasting, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, and more - all on the festival grounds. By night, follow the festival as it flows into the town of Telluride and Mountain Village, with late night juke joints and after-hours jams. Tickets go on sale early March. Web site.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest
September 18-20, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
Historic Main Street
Breckenridge, CO
Each year, Main Street transforms into a ‘Mini-Munich’ for three days to commemorate a time-honored tradition of German heritage. Join us for the 15th Annual Oktober Festival presented by Paulaner, the original Munich beer. The Breckenridge Resort Chamber brings three days of German cuisine, beer, polka tunes and family entertainment to historic downtown. So grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen, and join this Breck mainstay event. The weekend kicks-off with a Brewmaster’s Dinner on September 18th, and continues with a nonstop street party, Munich-style. Web site.

Oktoberfest on Larimer Square
September 18-20 + 25-27, 2009 (Two weekends)
Grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and get ready for Denver’s 40th and final annual Oktoberfest! Modeled after Oktoberfest in Munich Germany, Oktoberfest on Larimer Street commemorates this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage. The festival has truly become a Denver mainstay offering German attractions, music from national touring groups, performances by international dancers, children’s activities, the 2nd annual Oktoberfest Denver 10K Run, a Green Village, splendid d├ęcor, and accordion concert, and authentic cuisine. Admission to the event is FREE and guests may purchase food, bier and children’s activities. Web site.

Boulder Beer Company's 30th Anniversary Bash
September 18, 2009 (Fri)
Historic Boulder Theater - 14th & Pearl
Boulder, CO
The 30th Anniversary is the Pearl Anniversary. What better way to celebrate their own Pearl Anniversary than to head down to Pearl Street in Boulder and rock out that the Boulder Theater. The anniversary party to top all anniversary parties, join Boulder Beer at the Boulder Theater for live music by Great American Taxi and Oakhurst. There will be prize drawings, beer celebrations, and crazy specials on Boulder Beer all night long. Tickets available through Boulder Beer web site.

Free Sample Friday at Great Divide
September 18, 2009 (Fri)
Great Divide Tap Room
Denver, CO
Get up to 8 free samples of Hercules, Titan, Hoss, Yeti and everything else. 10am to 10pm. Downtown LoDo. 303-296-9460. Web site.

Octoberfest Release Party
September 18, 2009 (Fri)
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado Springs, CO
Bristol Brewing is releasing their Edge City Octoberfest beer and throwing a tapping party starting at 5pm. 719-633-2555. Web site.

Steamboat Brewers' Festival
Postponed to 2010
Torian Plum Plaza
Steamboat Springs, CO
Web site.

Great Divide - Vesta Dipping Grill Beer Dinner
September 20, 2009 (Sun)
Vesta Grill
Denver, CO
Chef Matt Selby hosts this pairing of tasty food from Vesta Grill and beer pairings from Great Divide. Limited seating. Call for reservations: 303-296-1970. Web site.

Great Divide Beer Dinner
September 21, 2009
(Mon)
Appaloosa Grill
Denver, CO
Appaloosa Grill and Great Divide have paired up for Denver Beer Week to celebrate local food and local beer. This very special evening will begin at Appaloosa, where you'll be treated to a three-course meal paired with Great Divide beers. Then you'll be taken to Great Divide for a dessert course, also paired with beer, followed by a brewery tour. Finally, you'll be taken back to Appaloosa to enjoy live music and whatever else your heart might desire (as long as it's related to beer or food). Space is very limited for this one-of-a-kind event - only thirty slots are available - so reserve your spot ASAP by contacting Mindy Lorens at events@appaloosagrill.com.

Tastings and Tassles
September 21, 2009
(Mon)
Lannie's Clocktower Caberet
Denver, CO
Avery Brewing will be pairing beer with burlesque for this multi course evening of pushing flavor and social boundaries. Call for tickets. (303) 293-0075. Web site.

GABF Week at the Avery Tap Room
September 21-27, 2009 (Mon-Sun)
Avery Tap Room
Boulder, CO
Big, sour, hoppy, crazy, complex, interesting, odd and world-class. They'll all be there at the Avery Tap Room for GABF week! They have extended hours for the entire week. Open 10 AM - 8PM Monday 9/21 through Thursday 9/24. 10 AM - 10PM Friday 9/25 and Saturday 9/26. 10AM - 7PM on Sunday 9/27. SPECIAL TAPPINGS EVERY DAY at 11AM sharp. Here's the list: Monday, 9/21 - Eagle Rare Reverend. Tuesday, 9/22 - Bad Sally. Salvation Belgian Golden aged in oak and soured up! Wednesday, 9/23 - Sui Generis. Thursday, 9/24 - Voltron and Hot for Sammy. Think sour, and their Samael's Oak Aged ale in an altered state. Friday, 9/25 - Sour Cherry Mephistopheles' Stout. A 2009 vintage of a fav from 2008. Saturday, 9/26 - IPA DAY. Sunday, 9/27 - The Holy Trinity of Ales. Web Site.

Beer Dinner at Jax
September 22, 2009
(Tues)
Jax Fish House Denver
Denver, CO
Avery Brewing is planning a killer evening of amazing beer and food with some of their oldest friends in Denver. Be sure not to miss this amazing 4-course beer dinner! Reservations required. Event will likely sell out. Dinner starts at 7:30pm. Cost: $50 per person. Web site.

Great Divide Beer Dinner
September 22, 2009
(Tues)
Osteria Marco / Larimer Square
Denver, CO
Reception starts at 6:30pm and the dinner at 7pm. Cost $40/person. Four courses will be offered featuring 5 different Great Divide beers including: Denver Pale Ale, Samurai, Tripel, St. Bridget's Porter and Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti. Call 303-534-5855 to reserve a seat.

Herman Joseph's Private Reserve Beer Dinner
September 22, 2009
(Tues)
Parallel Seventeen
Denver, CO
Parallel Seventeen (an award-winning bistro and bar in Denver) is partnering with Herman Joseph's Private Reserve for an exclusive dinner during Denver Beer Week. The event is Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30pm and is $50 (excluding tax and gratuity). What's unique about this dinner is that the beers served are brewed solely for the judges of the Great American Beer Festival, thus guests will be able to sample them before the judges. Also, Herman Joseph's is not available for sale in liquor stores and may not be available for another year. http://www.parallelseventeen.com/

Hot Kitchen Five Way
September 23, 2009
(Wed)
The Kitchen
Boulder, CO
7pm - 8pm. Five of the world's best brewers are going head to head to see who will cry first during one of the best dinner events Boulder has ever seen. Come eat and drink with Adam Avery (Avery Brewing), Vinnie Cilruzo (Russian River), Rob Todd (Allagash), Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head) and probably not Tomme Arthur (Port Brewing / Lost Abbey) (he's getting picked on).

Beer vs Wine dinner at TAG
September 23, 2009
(Wed)
TAG, Larimer Square, Denver, CO
7:30pm - 8:30pm. If you have a soft spot for Master Somellier Doug Krenig make a point of not coming to the opening of this 12oz of whoop ass on him. The boys from Avery and Bull and Bush are ganging up on Doug (Southern Wines and Spirits token Master Som) to show why beer pairs better than wine with food. Call now to secure your seat! Beer vs. Wine Dinner - Wednesday September 23 2009. The pairings will be kept secret so as not to scare the wine guys so badly that they don't show.

2009 Boulder County Brews Cruise (BCBC)
September 23, 2009 (Wed)
Bus from Denver Convention Center
Denver, Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, CO
Join in on Wednesday, September 23rd for 4th year of the insanely popular Boulder County Brews Cruise, and kick off the GABF in Denver a day early. This first bus is hosted by Left Hand's Bubba Love and cruises from the Convention Center in Denver (14th & Stout) @ 8AM and hits: Boulder Beer, Left Hand Brewing, Oskar Blues Longmont and Lyons, Avery Brewing and gets you back into Denver by 4:00 PM. Your ticket includes the ride, breakfast, lunch, commemorative T-shirt and tasting glass and 15% discounted merchandise at each stop. The second bus is hosted by Left Hand's Brendan Guernsey and cruises from the Convention Center in Denver (14th & Stout) @ 9:45AM and hits: Boulder Beer, Left Hand Brewing, Oskar Blues Longmont and Lyons, Avery Brewing and gets you back into Denver by 5:45 PM. Cost $55. Questions call Aly @ 303.772.0258 ext. 102. Reserve your t-shirt and tickets at the Left Hand Brewing web site.

Deschutes Beer Dinner
September 23, 2009 (Wed)
Baker Street Pub & Grill
Denver, CO
6pm-10pm. Join Deschutes Brewery in the Denver Tech Center at the Baker St. Pub & Grill for a Deschutes Brewery Beer Dinner. 4-5 Course meal wrapped around Deschutes Brewery's family of hand-crafted ales. $50.00 per person, Pint Glass give-away, raffle and more... For more information call: 303-577-2790. Web site.

Great American Beer Festival
September 24-26, 2009 (Thu-Sat)
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado
The 28th annual GABF is earlier this year! Don't miss out on one of the biggest beer festivals on earth. Over 470 breweries and 2400 beers will be on hand along with 45,000 fans. This year is expected to be as big as ever. Get your tickets EARLY starting in late June as this event usually sells out by September. Hang out after the fest each day in LoDo for several before and after GABF parties. If you can only attend one Colorado beer festival this year - make it this one! Web site.

Denver Rare Beer Tasting
September 25, 2009 (Fri)
Wynkoop Brewery
Denver, CO
All About Beer Magazine, in cooperation with BeerAdvocate.com, will present a premier tasting of rare and exotic beers on Sept. 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign. The inaugural Denver Rare Beer Tasting is taking place in Mile High City during the annual Great American Beer Festival when thousands of beer fans will be in the city. The event will feature a select group of more than 20 of America’s top craft brewers each pouring a legendary beer. These very special, rare and exotic beers will be presented by the brewers who created them to an extremely limited audience. Money raised by the event goes to support the Pints for Prostates campaign, created in 2008 by Rick Lyke, a drinks journalist and prostate cancer survivor. The campaign uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important message about the need for regular prostate health screenings.

A preliminary partial list of participating brewers includes Alaskan, Allagash, Avery, Boston Beer, Bison, Dogfish Head, Foothills, Harpoon, Jolly Pumpkin, Matt, New Belgium, New Glarus, Pizza Port, Rogue, Stone, Stoudt, Victory and Wynkoop. Each will bring a special beer to the tasting. The event will be held at the Wynkoop Brewery at 1634 18th St. in Lower Denver. Only 450 tickets will be available for the event. Admission, which includes unlimited beer samples, hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative tasting glass and the chance to meet some of America's top brewers, is $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Etix at www.allaboutbeer.com/pints and at the Wynkoop Brewery. For information call 800-977-BEER or visit www.ustoo.org/pints.

Flying Dog's 2nd annual FBAG
September 25, 2009
(Fri)
Flying Dog Warehouse (LoDo)
Denver, CO
Come on down to the old Flying Dog warehouse not far from Coors Field for the 2nd annual F.B.A.G. (Flying Dog Brats and Gonzo) celebration. (That's GABF spelled backasswards). Lots of fun and good Flying Dog brews on hand to warm you up for the big Friday night GABF session. Free brats and live music. FBAG runs from 3-6pm. Look for their special 20th anniversary beer. 2401 Blake Street. Web site.

Greg Koch Apres-GABF Keg Tapping
September 25, 2009
(Fri)
Cheeky Monk
Denver, CO
Right after the Friday night GABF session, head on over to the Cheeky Monk for a tapping of a special Belgian-style beer. Greg Koch of Stone Brewing will be on hand to open up one of his personal kegs. The celebration starts at 10:30pm. Pace yourself at the GABF in order to survive this treat. The Cheeky Monk. Address: 534 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203. Phone: (303) 861-0347

Greeley's Oktoberfest 2009
September 25-26, 2009 (Fri-Sat)
Downtown area
Greeley, CO
Experience German heritage in overdrive! The celebration starts 1 day early this year! Come enjoy free live music, life size beer pong, delicious food, and beer from Pitcher's Brewery, Crabtree Brewing, and others. Festivities begin Friday night at 7pm to 11pm downtown with live music, food, drink and fun. Saturday, Oktoberfest starts around 11:00 a.m. and runs til 10pm. At the beer garden, try beers from Greeley's own breweries as well as other local brands. Also, delicious food will be available. Oktoberfest patrons can enjoy strolling through numerous craft and novelty vendors. An improved children’s area “Kid’s World”, will entertain children beginning at 11am. Oktoberfest will have lots of fun contests. B3 - Bike, Board, Blade parade on Saturday. Come as you are or celebrate the traditional costumes. Web site.

Annual GABF Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill
September 26, 2009
(Sat)
Falling Rock Tap House
Denver, CO
Chris Black (owner) has once again graciously given Dr. Bill the downstairs of the Falling Rock Tap House on Saturday Sept. 26th during the GABF for his annual tasting. Event runs from 9pm to closing (2am) unless there is a consensus to start earlier. For those of you who haven't attended previous events they ask for a $20 contribution to help pay for the beers we will order from Chris and to tip out the service staff. Also feel free to bring beers you may want to share. Dr. Bill will be pouring over 100 rare and exotic offerings. A few teasers would be; LA Duck Duck Gooze, Santa's Little Helper aged in Bourbon barrels, Angel's Share, Cuvee de Tomme, RR Temptation, Consecration, Deviation, Bottleworks 10th Anniversary, The Bruery Papier, Alesmith BA Speedway, etc. Address: 1919 Blake Street.

Oktoberfest Fort Collins
September 26, 2009 (Sat)
Downtown Fort Collins, CO
The day will be filled with lederhosen, pretzels, polka and great Colorado Beer! The festival is free to the public and will take place in Civic Center Park (located at Laporte Ave & Howes St) in Fort Collins. Live German entertainment all day long including Schuhplattler dancing and great polka bands! Eat authentic bratwurst, drink Fort Collins best brews, dumplings, strudel, experience hands on kids activites, learn a little about German history in Colorado, and sing Ein Prosit with your comrades! It is Oktoberfest time! Web site.

GABF Beer Dinner with Flying Dog
September 26, 2009
(Sat)
Brauns Bar and Grill
1055 Auraria Parkway #100
Denver, CO
Flying Dog is hosting their 2nd Annual Beer Dinner with Brauns Bar and Grill during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver at 7PM on September 26th, 2009. The cost of the five course meal is $35.95. They will accept reservations through September 24th. Get your tickets soon, this beer dinner will definitely sell out! For more information head to the http://www.flyingdogales.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=72.

Siebel Sensory Analysis Workshop
September 29, 2009
(Tue)
Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO
The Siebel Institute of Technology & Brewers Association are proud to present professional-level brewing education after the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The 4-hour Siebel Institute Sensory Analysis Seminar is designed to train brewers and beer enthusiasts in the process of sensory evaluation of beer. During this informative & practical presentation, students will learn to employ techniques used in professional breweries worldwide to assess the quality of their ales and lagers. The seminar will follow the brewing process from brewhouse to packaged product focusing on positive and negative flavor compounds produced during the various stages of the brewing process, including fermentation, maturation, packaging and storage. The origin and control of the various flavors will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to smell & taste beers that have been spiked with a variety of food-grade flavor compounds. The $140 fee includes the 4-hour presentation, seminar notebook, and all tasting samples. You can book space in the Sensory program by downloading the GABF Sensory Analysis Seminar registration and faxing the complete form to our offices at 312-255-1312. Web site.

3rd Annual Osktoberfest
Late Sept/early Oct. 2009 (Date TBA)
Oskar Blues Cajun Grill & Brewery
303 Main Street
Lyons, CO
Join the crowd at Oskar Blues for their 2nd Annual Osktoberfest. They’ve brewed a special Osktoberfest beer this year to add to the joyous celebration. The day will include free music. They’ll feed ya too, a $10 (estimate) all you can eat buffet will have more options than you can shake a Bratwurst at. The day will also have face painting, raffle prizes and custom Osktoberfest steins. Web site.

Additional events will be added as they become known. Please report and additions or corrections to Chipper Dave (see email on the side column).

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