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July 2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

July 2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

Here is a list of the upcoming Colorado beer festivals, beer dinners, tapping parties, seminars and related events that are known or planned for the month of July 2010. These listings are updated every week, so stop back often to see the latest happenings with beer in Colorado. Dates and events are subject to change. If you know of a Colorado event that you don't see here, please leave a comment and let us know. I'll be happy to add it.

Note: Most dates for July 2010 events have not yet been finalized. The following list is intended to give an indication of the recurring events that are typically held each year.

4th of July Celebrations
Weekend of July 2-5th, 2010
(Fri - Mon)
Various Breweries
Check back here often for updated news on the many celebrations at numerous Colorado breweries and cities.

Summerfest in the Rockies
July 9-11, 2010 (Fri-Sun)
Civic Center Park/Downtown
Loveland, CO
SummerFest in the Rockies is a community event that is held annually the second weekend in July in downtown Loveland. SummerFest in the Rockies kicks off on Friday evening with a wine tasting and entertainment on the plaza at the Foote Lagoon. Participants enjoy live entertainment from a local/regional band and tasted Colorado’s finest wines. Saturday and Sunday activities included a beer/wine garden, live entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts booths and activities for the whole family. SummerFest also includes a car show on Saturday and Sunday for people to enjoy on Washington Street. We will also launch fireworks on Saturday night to conclude the day’s festivities. Beer garden Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 5:30pm. Web site.

14th Annual Colorado Brewers' Rendezvous
July 10, 2010 (Sat)
Riverside Park
Salida, CO
The Colorado Brewers Guild, a trade association dedicated to the Colorado craft brewing industry, facilitates beer educational activities in Colorado. No other nation offers as many different and exciting, flavorful beers as the United States, with thousands of different ales and lagers now available to Americans in all regions of the country. The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous is an excellent opportunity for everyone to tap into the rich heritage and tradition of American brewing, as well as the unique flavors offered by Colorado brewers. Event open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Web site.

Breckenridge Beer Festival
July 17, 2010
Main Street Station
Breckenridge, CO
The festival is located at the Main Street Station, on the south side of Breckenridge at 505 S. Main Street. Beer lovers rejoice! Samplings from 20 microbreweries and over 40+ craft beers. Beer sampling from 1pm - 6pm for $25 (estimate) in advance or $30 (estimate) at the gate. Live music from three live bands on the "Summit Stage". No pets allowed. Web site.

Summer Brew Fest
July 23, 2010
Mile High Station
Denver, CO
A Denver beer fest with unlimited samples of the best regional suds from more than 25 breweries and 75 different beers. Live music to be included. The Summer Brew Fest will celebrate Colorado's finest craft beverages. There will be a special VIP session that starts at 6pm for $40 in advance or $45 at the door and lets you sample beers with a smaller crowd for an extra hour. Then the regular session starts at 7pm and will run until 10pm. Regular ticket price is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Web site.

The Springs Beer Fest
July 24, 2010
(Sat) 11am - 6pm
Antlers Park 31 W. Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
This fest, formerly known as Foam Fest, will be one of the Springs' best beer fests of the year. Tickets available online soon. Check the Facebook page for further details.

14th Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Fest
July 31 - August 1, 2010
(Sat & Sun)
River Run
Keystone, CO
7:30PM Friday Night Concert at the Pavilion at Keystone
12-5PM - Beer Garden and Festival
1-5PM - Beer Tasting
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain-music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barley. Visit the beer garden and unwind and savor a cold one. Enjoy acoustic bluegrass music accompanied with beers. Live music on 3 stages. Inflatables and wacky activities for the kids. Ticket info TBA. Web site.

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

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