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January 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

January 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

January 2012January is a time for playing in the snow, skiing, boarding and keeping warm. While the number of events scheduled during January tend to be very low, there are always drink and food specials going on at most Colorado breweries. And let's not forget about bowl games and football playoffs. This page will be updated often as news of upcoming January events are announced.

Here is a list of the upcoming Colorado beer fests, beer dinners, tapping parties, seminars and related events for January 2012. 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 at any time so please check with the event web site before attending. If you know about another event not listed here please add a comment below.

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Gary Brewsey: Men's Beer Club
Every Monday Night

The Mayor of Old Town - 632 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Cost: $5 taster flight
Join the growing number of men who meet each week at The Mayor of Old Town to talk beer and learn about it's history, the styles and how it's made. Select samples from the 100 different beers on tap each week.
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Beer Bettys: Ladies Only Beer Club
Every Tuesday Night
The Mayor of Old Town - 632 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm
This free to join Ladies Only club meets every Tuesday at 6pm. They are a grass roots group of women who are interested in learning more about beer, it's history, the flavors and more. Sample from over 100 different beers on tap.
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Big Beers Belgians & BarleywinesBig Beers, Belgians & Barleywines
January 5-7, 2012
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Vail, CO
Time: See website schedule
Cost: Varies by activities: $125 Traditional package, $200 Full event package
Come up to Vail to experience the event that beer connoisseurs are raving about. Homebrewers, Professional Brewers and Industry Gurus alike speak highly with regard to the unique format, the unusual international collection of beers, the organization and the overall quality of the event. This 12th Anniversary celebration promises to live up to your expectations and take it one step further. Look forward to more goodies from Chef Votaw at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, calibrate with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Avery Brewing Co., enjoy special features by Bell's Brewing Co. & Breckenridge Brewery, and sample over 200 amazing creations by breweries from around the globe.

Ouray Ice FestivalOuray Ice Festival
January 5-8, 2012
Ouray Ice Park - south end of town
Ouray, CO
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
This Ouray Brewery sponsored event serves as a fundraiser for the Ouray Ice Park. This unique locally owned festival has become a Mecca for professional and amateur ice climbers from far and wide. The multi-day event includes: climbing demonstrations, clinics, new product demos, competitions, and of course, plenty of opportunities to celebrate with a tasty Ouray microbrew. More info coming at the official website. (970) 325-4288

Greyrock G.F. Release + Beer Tasting
January 6, 2012
Pateros Creek Brewing Company - 242 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Cost: $5 per beer or $2 per sampler, $1 off if you fill out a survey.
Thanks to the awesome brewmaster, Steve, at Pateros Brewery ... gluten free beer is in NoCo! They are having a tasting event on First Friday, Jan 6th from 4-8 p.m. Pints are $5 bucks and tasters are $2 bucks. Complete the gluten free beer survey and get a $1 buck discount!

Luminaria Bock Release Party
January 7, 2012
Del Norte Brewing Company - 3190 W. Evans Ave. #2-O
Denver, CO
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Cost: $15 at the door (cash only)
Del Norte is having a party to celebrate the release of their Luminaria Bock. The party starts at 3pm and the Strange Americans start on the main stage at 4pm. This is the first of many parties they are planning. If you miss this party, what will you talk to your grandchildren about in the future? Cost includes: Del Norte Souvenir pint glass, 3 pint tickets, live music and good times.

January 8-14, 2012
(Sunday - Saturday)
Breckenridge, CO - all over town
Ullr Fest is an annual wacky winter festival like no other, and it is taking place January 8-14, 2012. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join in to rejoice with Ullr himself. Ullr is old - real old, but he still loves a good party. In Norse mythology Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the winter god. He was the son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the "God of Thunder." Ullr loved the cold, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests. There will even be an Ullr Beer Bar sponsored in town. Named one of Colorado's best winter festivals.
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Chug and Grub Volume Two: Breckenridge Brewery
January 11, 2012
Ale House at Amato's - 2501 16th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
Kick off the New Year right and toss your resolution out the window... join us for an evening of good food, good drink and good cheer! Four small plates and five great Breck beers, featuring the release of Pandora's Bock.
Reservations are required and must be made at 303.433.9734 or
Menu: Welcome Beer ~ Avalanche Amber, First Course ~ Jerk pork tostadas with Agave Wheat, Second Course ~ Bock braised rabbit with bacon ricotta gnocchi with Pandora's Bock, Third Course ~ Apricot date stuffed filet mignon with 471 IPA, Fourth Course ~ Black cherry cheese cake ice cream with 72 chocolate stout caramel sauce with 72 Imperial Chocolate Stout.

Beer and Cheese Pairing
January 12, 2012
Copper Kettle Brewing Company - 1338 S. Valentia St. Unit 100
Denver, CO
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Cost: $20 per person
Copper Kettle and The Truffle Cheese Shop are getting together to host a beer and cheese pairing event. Here's your chance to sample some unique cheeses and try them out with a variety of fresh craft beer. Bulk cheeses will also be available for purchase. (720) 443-2522.

Back to Beer Basics
January 12, 2012
Avery Brewing Company Barrel-Aging Cellar - 5757 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $7 includes beer tasters, paired hors d'oeuvres. RSVP required.
Start the year off right by getting back to the basics! This event is hosted by Avery's Sisterhood of the Hop, which gets women interested in and educated about the art and science of brewing and tasting beer. All genders welcome! The "Back to Beer Basics" event will explore the ingredients and process of brewing, followed by a guided tasting and food pairing. Join them whether you're a beer novice or a homebrewer!

Meet the Brewer - Oskar Blues
January 13, 2012
Another Pint - 13860 Gleneagle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 7:00pm
Colorado beer blog is hosting another in their series of Meet the Brewer nights at Another Pint. This time it's the guys from Oskar Blues: Dale Katechis (owner) and Dave Chichura (head brewer). Come chat and sample some special brews from Oskar Blues including: Belgian Smidy, Diviant Dales, Mama's Little Yella Pils and Velvet Elvis American Stout. Beers will be available to sample and purchase by the pint.

Estes Park Winter FestivalEstes Park Winter Festival
January 13-16, 2012
Fairgrounds at Stanley Park and other locations in town
Estes Park, CO
Time: See event schedule.
Cost: $5 Festival Entry + Chili, $25 Entry, Chili, Wine & Beer.
Friday night - Barn Dance - $4 microbrews or $5 wine 7pm-12am. Saturday/Sunday - Fairgrounds at Stanley Park - chili tasting and beer/wine. 11am-5pm. Lots of indoor and outdoor activities all over town. Fun for all ages. Confirmed breweries include: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Pateros Creek Brewing, Bristol Brewing, Funkwerks, Estes Park Brewery with more to come! Also wineries, meaderies and cider companies too. Monday - tours, walks and more.
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Homebrew & Bottle Collector Support Group
January 16, 2012
Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come share and taste your creations with Avery. Please plan to join Avery each month at 6PM on the THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH! Have you ever crafted or aged a very special beer, only to serve it to a group of people that don't know or really care what they're drinking? It leaves you feeling hollow, right? That's why Avery started a monthly support group for homebrewers and collectors that meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. Bring your special beers down to the Tap Room (22oz. minimum) and open them around a group of enthusiastic homebrewers and drinkers.

Pourhouse Beer Dinner with Bristol Brewing
January 17, 2012
Pourhouse Bar & Grill - 124 E. 4th Street
Loveland, CO
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $35 per person not including gratuity
On Tuesday, January 17th, Bristol Brewing will be co-hosting a Beer Dinner at the Pourhouse Bar & Grill in Loveland, CO. The dinner will feature 4 courses and be paired with a unique brew from Bristol Brewing. Seating starts at 6:30pm with dinner being served at 6:45pm. Cost is $35/person not including gratuity. For reservations and info call the Pourhouse at (970) 669-1699. Tickets at:

Can Can Girls "We Love Them Cans" Kick-off Dinner
January 19, 2012
Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids
Longmont, CO
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $50 includes tax and gratuity
Oskar Blues is bringing back the Can Can Girls Club - a special regular meeting just for women who love craft beer. Sign-up sheet at the Tasty Weasel. The club is a place to explore and learn about craft beer in a fun, friendly and social environment. Join in for a special night filled with Oskar Blues brews, a deliciously prepared dinner by their award-winning head chef, Jason Rogers, raffle prizes, and live music, all in the name of raising money for breast cancer. The evening is dedicated to Connie Porter, one of the original Can Can Girls, who was lost to breast cancer several years ago. Net proceeds from the beer dinner, and all proceeds from the raffle tickets & special firkin will be donated to breast cancer research. Head brewer Dave Chichura will be in attendance, as will the firkin-fiend, Tim Matthews, who will be there to tap his Blood Orange Gubna Firkin. Both Chef Rogers and Dave will discuss the pairings, and are happy to answer any and all questions you ladies have!

Brews, Bands & Georgia Boys BBQ
January 20, 2012 (Friday)
Left Hand Brewing Company - 1265 Boston Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $10 cover
You're invited to support Left Hand's efforts to provide transitional housing and services for diverse homeless individuals and families to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Listen to live music from 5:30 to 10pm. Eat some great BBQ and savor some Left Hand brews.

Grimm Brothers Beer Dinner Benefiting Hearts & Horses
January 21, 2012 (Saturday)
Backbone Gourmet Grub & Brewhouse - 1480 Cascade Ave.
Loveland, CO
Time: 5:30pm first seating, 7:30 second seating
Cost: $25 per person
Backbone Gourmet Grub & Brewhouse will host its first beer dinner to benefit local nonprofit Hearts & Horses. The beer dinner will pair three courses of Backbone’s comfort-inspired cuisine with complimenting Grimm Brothers Brewhouse beer. The event corresponds with the release of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse’s newest specialty brew – 7 Ravens, a Schwartbier. This is a dark German lager that balances roasted yet smooth malt flavors with moderate hop bitterness. The Backbone is the only restaurant with access to Grimm’s specialty brews in addition to what’s on tap. The beer will be paired with Backbone’s newly created dish, a beef stroganoff, which is the highlight of the dinner. For full menu see the Facebook Event page. Reservations call: (970) 622-8008.

Pliny the Elder Tapping
January 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Trinity Brewing Company - 1466 Garden of the Gods #184
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 11:00am til it's gone (1 keg only)
The guest tap is going to feature a rare keg of Russian River's Pliny The Elder considered one of the best IPA's in the land. If you've never had one on draft - this would be your chance.
(719) 634-0029.

Littlest Big Beer Fest
January 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Per beer
This month, the Hops & Pie Littlest Big Beer Fest is featuring 5 beers on draft from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Beers on tap include: Pale 31 (CA Style Pale Ale), Parabola (barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout), Walker's Reserve (robust porter), Double Jack Double IPA, and Velvet Markin (oatmeal stout). This is your chance to try many different FW beers all in one place. Info: (303) 477-7000.

Winter Wonderland Guided Dinner
January 24, 2012 (Tuesday)
Gravity Ten Twenty - 1020 E. Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $35 per person
Come gather for the monthly beer dinner at Gravity Ten Twenty. Sample delicious food paired perfectly with beer from the Fort Collins Brewery. Reservations suggested: (970) 682-2260. Menu includes: Stuffed bacon wrapped mushrooms, Z Lager cocktail sausages, Green chili macaronit bite, citrus ginger salad, Tandoori IPA Whitefish with minted peas and coconut rice, or Beef tenderloin stew with Imperial black IPA. Then Black and white chocolate fondu with Bock marinated grilled fruit.

A Night On The Town Beer Dinner
January 24, 2012
Avenue Grill - 630 E. 17th Avenue (at Washington St.)
Denver, CO
Time: 6:30pm reception, 7:00 dinner - to 9:30pm
Cost: $35 per person plus tax/tip
Join Great Divide Brewing Company at Avenue Grill in Denver for a very special beer dinner featuring gourmet pairings with their seasonal and year-round beers. There will be a reception brew, 3 courses plus a dessert course each paired with a GDBC beer. Contact Avenue Grill for details and reservations. (303) 861-2820. Details on Facebook.

Limelight Beer Dinner
January 24, 2012 (Tuesday)
Limelight Lounge - 355 S. Monarch Street
Aspen, CO
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $40 per person (includes tax+tip)
Get a wonderful 3-course meal paired with selected beers from New Belgium Brewing. Limited seats available - call for reservations (970) 925-3025.

Winter Food & Beer Pairing Dinner
January 25, 2012 (Wednesday)
Freshcraft - 1530 Blake Street
Denver, CO
Time: Seating every 30 minutes from 6pm until 8pm.
Cost: $45 per person not including tax + tip
Head to Freshcraft on Wednesday January 25th, 2012 for their annual seasonal Food & Beer Pairing Dinner celebrating Winter. Their kitchen has come up with a delightful menu focusing on flavors of Winter - sure to warm you up. Their will be 4 full courses plus an after dinner Digestif each paired with a special beer that is sure to please. Breweries include: Russian River, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand Brewing and Odell Brewing. Max 40 tickets sold. Educated staff & brewery representatives will be on hand to speak about the beer and why each course was developed to complement it.

Yeti Vertical Tapping
January 25, 2012 (Wednesday)
Trinity Brewing Company - 1466 Garden of the Gods #184
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 5:00pm
Trinity will be invaded by FIVE different Yeti's from Great Divide Brewing Company. Here's your chance to try side-by-side many different varieties of Yeti: Regular, Chocolate, Belgian, Oak Aged and Espresso Yeti. Get some. (719) 634-0029.

Highlands Ranch Brewer's Dinner
January 25, 2012 (Wednesday)
C.B. & Potts Highlands Ranch - 43 West Centennial Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $49.95 per person
Ty Nash, brewer, has teamed up with Chef James & Chef Estrada to create a unique five course meal using their handcrafted beer as inspiration. Start off with a special tasting of their gold medal winning Colorado Blonde Ale at 6pm and then sit down to dinner featuring such tastes as Butternut Squash Bisque, Prime Rib Brochette, a garden salad, Saison Apple Stuffed Pork Loin, and a Banana Chocolate Cream Pie - each paired with a special C.B. & Potts brew. Space is limited. Call for reservations - (720) 334-1200.

Grapes vs Grains Dinner
January 26, 2012 (Thursday)
Austins American Grill - 2815 E. Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $49.95 per person
Four mouthwatering courses each paired with one wine and one beer. At the end you get to vote on your favorite pairings and they'll tally up a winner. All for only $49.95!! The local brewery will be represented by New Belgium. Wines represented by Cherie A. Fedrid C.S.W. Call for reservations: (970) 267-6532.

Denver Winter BrewfestWinter Brew Fest
January 27, 2012
Mile High Station - 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: VIP 6pm-10pm, General 7pm-10pm
Cost: VIP $40/$45, General $30/$35 Advance/At-Door
The Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. craft brews and feature; live music from Kinetix, food, and other vendors. Dozens of breweries and 50+ brews available. All attendees get a souvenir glass. Don't miss this winter beer fest tradition as it's a long way will the summer beer fest season! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

DIFF Beer Release Party
January 27, 2012 (Friday)
Ska Brewing Company
Durango, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: per beer
Come to the big release party for Ska's latest creation: Ska Work Orange Cream Stout (an oak aged brew) and find out the details on the upcoming Durango Independent Film Festival running February 29 - March 4, 2012. There will be live music by Sean Costanza and plenty of great beer available. Plus, special Ska Work Orange hoodies for sale.

Crazy Mountain 2nd Anniversary Party
January 27, 2012 (Friday)
Crazy Mountain Brewing - 439 Edwards Access Road
Edwards, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $2 beers for a limited time
There will be live bluegrass music fro The Laughing Bones and lots of $2 beer specials from 6pm to 9:30pm. Come help celebrate their two years of brewing.

Stout Month Preview
January 28, 2012
Vine Street Pub & Brewery - 1700 Vine Street
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm
Cost: $50 per person.
For those of you who can't wait, they're throwing the Stout Month Preview on Saturday, January 28th at 3pm in the BRAND NEW Vine Street Brewery. Tickets are on sale NOW at all three pubs and are only $50. Get your tickets soon because this event will sell out. Stouts to Sample: Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout (BRAND NEW RECIPE), Old School Dry Irish, Trickster, Chocolate Dip, Addiction, Dropkick, Stoked Oak, Nihilist, Girl Scout, and Korova Cream.

Crabtree's 2nd Annual Crock Pot Cook-Off
January 28, 2012 (Saturday)
Crabtree Brewing - 625 3rd Street Unit D
Greeley, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
It's the 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Cook-Off! Bring your best crock-pot dish, still in your crock-pot of course. It doesn't matter what it is... stew, soup, chili... whatever your best dish is. Please bring appropriate serving utensils for your dish. Crabtree Brewing will have a "Bucket Judge" for the event. The brewery will supply paper bowls and plates, plastic-ware, and napkins. And as always there will be lots of delicious beer for drinking!! Please email any questions to stephanie [@]

Mario's Oskar Blues Beer Dinner
January 29, 2012
Mario's Pizza & Pasta - 213 West Tomichi Ave.
Gunnison, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $35/person or $120 for a table of 4.
Chef & Owner Danny Lefebvre will be cooking up a mouth-watering 4 course meal using all Oskar Blues brews. Danny will not only cook with OB deliciousness, each course will be paired with one of our BIG, BOLD, BAD-ASS brews too! OB's own firkin master TIM MATTHEWS will be there to talk all about the beers & brewing process and of course there will be swag! Get your tickets before they're gone - 970-641-1374.

CKBC Breakfast Stout BrunchBreakfast Stout Brunch
January 29, 2012
Copper Kettle Brewing Company - 1338 S. Valentia Street #100
Denver, CO
Time: 10am (50 seats) and 12 noon (40 seats)
Cost: $30 per person
Yes, that's right beer for breakfast! This is a 3-course sit down breakfast featuring their new High Country Breakfast Stout - an imperial oatmeal stout make with Coffee, Dark Chocolate and Kentucky Aged Bourbon. Tickets are $30/person. Get your tickets soon. Click the image to see the event poster.

Barley Wine Tapping
January 30, 2012
Trinity Brewing Company - 1466 Garden of the Gods #184
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 5:00pm
Trinity will be featuring several Barley Wines on tap from Avery, Boulevard, Lefthand, Great Divide, Phantom Canyon and MORE! Get to know this powerful style of brew and see what you like best. (719) 634-0029.

Click to view menuTAG Beer Dinner
January 31, 2012
TAG Restaurant - 1441 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
Time: 7pm
Cost: $58 per person, plus tax & gratuity
Come join us in Denver for a special dining event featuring the beers of Tommyknocker Brewery paired with selections from Colorado's Best Beef Company. There will be five courses, each with a unique beer/food pairing specially prepared by TAG chefs to tempt your palate. Seating is limited, please RSVP for reservation (303) 996-9985 or visit their website.

Beer & Cheese
January 31, 2012
Great Divide Brewing Company - 2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $24 per person - RSVP required.
Beer is the unsung hero of pairing with cheese - for a number of reasons beer & cheese make so much sense to pair together (think of the marriage of all of those malty, caramely flavors). Enjoy sipping and tasting 5 artisan cheeses paired with 5 Great Divide beers while taking in the views of their brewhouse. Email to RSVP for this not-to-be-missed event.

Stay tuned for more Winter and Spring events being announced soon!

Related articles:
- February 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar.
- March 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar.
- April 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar.

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