Friday, July 31, 2009

Craft Lager Festival comes to Manitou Springs

Craft Lager FestivalHere's the official word on the upcoming Craft Lager Festival coming to Manitou Springs, Colorado on August 8th and 9th. For more festivals in Colorado like this, check out the 2009 Colorado Beer Festival listings.

The Seventh Annual Craft Lager Festival is coming to Manitou Springs on August 8th and 9th, 2009, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Contacts: Julian Heron 719-930-5620, Jason Yester 719-287-0524

[PRESS RELEASE] Manitou Springs, CO (July 20, 2009) — Join us in Historic Manitou Springs, Colorado, for the best lager beers you have ever tasted! Over 30 brewers from around the U.S. will participate in this year’s festival. Also included for the first time is Michelob Brewing Company with a Sneak Preview of four new experimental lagers that never have been released out in the market. Other brewers scheduled to participate include Samuel Adams, Arctic Craft Brewing, Carver's Brewing, CB and Pott's (Fort Collins), Big Horn (Highlands Ranch), Full Sail, Kona Brewing, Maui Brewing, Rock Bottom (Colorado Springs), Il Vicino, Tommyknocker, Good Old Boys Brewing Co-Op, Phantom Canyon, New Belgium, Flying Dog, Left Hand Brewing, and San Luis Valley Brewing.

All proceeds from this event support open space and parks in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. The more tickets we sell, the more we can support our local trails and parks.

The 7th Annual Craft Lager Festival, held for two days this year, will feature:

* America’s first solar-powered beer festival
* The finest hand-crafted lagers in the U.S.
* Live music and dancing in Memorial Park
* Discounted tickets for sponsors!
* A non-profit event staffed by volunteers
* Brewers from more than 20 states on hand
* Rain or shine! Party tents for shade or shelter
* Solar-powered, sustainable, Earth-friendly!
* Free soft drinks for designated drivers
* Free parking, first come first served at the park
* Live music with Big Paddy & Grass It Up on Saturday and The Jack Trades & Creating a Newsense on Sunday

To pre-order discounted tickets or for more information, go online today at

Julian Heron, President of Craft Lager Festival, says, “Craft Lager Festival, Inc. is a 501c (7) non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. We host an annual beer festival for bottom-fermented, hand-crafted beers (craft lagers). USA Today rated us one of the Top Ten Beer Festivals in the country. We continue to be the only U. S. beer festival that highlights this specific type of beer, provides a setting with close access to the brewers, and offers a solar-powered, sustainable festival. To top it all off, the setting for this year is Memorial Park in beautiful Manitou Springs, Colorado. We have made it a two-day event for everyone to enjoy the beers!”

Heron continues, “All proceeds for this event support open space and parks in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. To date we have supported Section 16 and Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Friends of Cheyenne Canyon, and Soda Springs Park. The more tickets we sell, the more we can support our local parks. This year’s theme is DRINK A BEER – SAVE A TREE to show our commitment to help preserve the environment.”

This event is sponsored in part by Comcast, Michelob Brewing Co., 94.3 KILO and 103.9 KRXP, The Gazette, Classic Rock 98.1 KKFM, 92.9 The Peak, 95.1 KCAT Country, AM 740 KVOR, 98.9 Magic FM, The Independent, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, NODUICOSPRINGS, Elk Creek Technology Partners, Jake & Telly’s Greek Cuisine & Wine Bar, Pizzeria Rustica, Front Range BBQ, Lewan & Associates, Kinfolks Mountain Shop, Hop Union. Tajine Alami, Marilyn’s House of Fine Pizza and All About Merchants.

Historic Manitou Springs offers world-class outdoor activities, great sights such as Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods, and abundant nearby lodging and dining. It’s an easy walk to the festival in the big park in Manitou Springs, Memorial Park at 502 Manitou Ave. from local motels and B&Bs. Come discover this scenic, historic city at the foot of the Colorado Rockies.

We need your help! If you’d like to sponsor this event with a donation or services, please send us a message at Your sponsorship will be marketed on event materials

(T-shirts, banners, cups, etc.), in media advertising (radio, print, cable, Internet, TV) and acknowledged during the two-day festival.

You will be proud to be part of this ground-breaking, non-profit event!

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