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July 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar
July 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

July 2012July brings the heat to Colorado and the peak of the outdoor beer festival season. Vacations are in full swing, brew fests and outdoor music concerts are in abundance and summer ales are in stock. There are always plenty of drink and food events going on at most Colorado breweries and entertainment venues as well. This page will be updated often as news of upcoming events are announced.

Here is a list of the upcoming Colorado beer fests, beer dinners, tapping parties, seminars and related events for July 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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A Salute to the Stars and Stripes
July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Equinox Brewing - 133 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $10 advance for 3 nibbles and 3 5oz beers
Join Equinox and Fish Restaurant to kick off your 4th of July celebrations. Advanced tickets can be purchased before July 3rd at Equinox or Fish for $10 and gets you three nibbles of delicious food from Fish and three 5oz beers. Food is $4 a nibble day of event. Live music 5:00pm-7:00pm. Food from Fish 5:00pm-8:00pm. Nibbles Menu: Oysters on the half shell (3 with lemon, cocktail sauce, horseradish, hot sauce); Asian Shrimp Skewers (oyster sake glaze)' and Fish Cakes (sweet thai chili & cilantro jalapeƱo sour cream dippers).

Whole Foods Colorado Beer Tasting
July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Whole Foods Market - 870 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $12
Join in at Whole Foods Market Colorado Boulevard for a Colorado Beer Tasting. They've invited your favorite local Colorado breweries for this tasting, 100% of all proceeds will benefit Elephant Talk a local 501C3 supplying food to families across the front range. Your entry fee gets you a logo taster glass, access to listen to live music, a photo booth and more. Age 21+ only. Tickets on sale as of June 16th. Later on, the City of Glendale will be hosting fireworks at dusk.
Facebook event page.

Red White & Brews
July 4, 2012 (Wednesday)
Yamaguchi Park Baseball Field
Pagosa Springs, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
Cost: $15 general admission, $50 VIP
Come to a special afternoon and evening of music, fun, fireworks and beer. Six different bands will take the stage and around 9:15pm there will be a fireworks display followed by one last musical group. The event is sponsored by Coors, New Belgium, Ska Brewing and Breckenridge Brewery. VIP access gets you stage-front seating, cocktail service and a private bar, VIP restroom facilities and a chance to rub shoulders with the artists. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Pagosa Springs fireworks fund.

Brewmaster's Weekend
July 6 & 7, 2012 (Friday & Saturday)
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - 1300 Westhaven Drive
Vail, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm Friday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm Saturday.
Cost: $20
Enjoy a weekend of Avery beers, an awesome 4 course beer pairing, and a meet and greet with Avery's Head Brewer Matt Thrall and Vail Cascade Resort's Executive Chef Todd Bemis! Meet the Brewmaster on Friday, July 6th at 4-7pm, and $20 small plate and Avery pairings guided by Matt and Todd on Saturday, July 7th at 4-5:30pm. - Reservations for the resort are running out, so book as soon as you can - cheers!

Breckenridge Brewery's 22nd Anniversary Party
July 7, 2012 (Saturday)
Breckenridge Brewery - 471 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: $22 all inclusive. 21+ only event.
Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating their 22nd anniversary as a brewery at their Kalamath location. Your ticket gets you unlimited beer and great pig roast grub until it's gone. There will be live bands over 7 hours including The Colorado Goat Ropers Guild, Gun Street Ghost, Zoloft & The Destroyers and more. The Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) will also be doing a live remote from the celebration from noon til 2pm. Renegade Brewing will also be on hand to assist in all the fun (and beer). Tickets available at

16th Annual Biergarten Festival
July 13-14, 2012 (Friday - Saturday)
TEV Edelweiss Pavilion - 17832 Highway 8
Morrison, CO
Time: 4pm - 10pm Friday, 11am - 10pm Saturday
Cost: $5 1-day or $10 2-day admission. Extra for each beer.
This is a traditional Biergarten as found in southern Germany. Two day family event with Schuhplattlers, German music, food and, of course, beer. Also games for children and appearance by professional sports figures. Date is July 13 & 14, 2012 at TEV Edelweiss Pavilion on Highway 8 near Morrison, Colorado. Hours are 4pm to 10pm Friday and 11 am to 10 pm Saturday. Admission $5 for Friday or $10 for both days. Info and RSVP: (303) 837-1146.

Loveland Loves BBQ Bands & BrewsLoveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brew
July 13-14, 2012 (Friday - Saturday)
Downtown Loveland 4th Street and 5th Street - Railroad Ave.
Time: Friday 3pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm.
Cost: Per food/beer item
Come downtown to taste award winning brews, enjoy live entertainment and mouth watering BBQ, July 13 & 14. Other activities to experience are amusements, shopping marketplace and Saturday's car show. Featuring the beers of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland Aleworks and more. Food, Fun and drinks for the whole family. More info at: (970) 980-4764.

Breckenridge Beer FestivalBreckenridge Beer Festival
July 14, 2012 (Saturday)
Downtown - 505 South Main Street
Breckenridge, CO
Time: Afternoon
Cost: $25 includes sample glass.
The Breckenridge Beer Festival has grown into one of the best beer festivals in the Colorado. Every July, brew masters from around the country get together to show off their best beers for thousands of thirsty beer enthusiasts. Enjoy beer samplings from local and national breweries, while you jam to free live music on the Main Street Station stage. With great beer, tons of food and shopping, this is one beer festival you don't want to miss out on!
Web site

16th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous
July 14, 2012 (Saturday)
Riverside Park
Salida, CO
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Cost: $25 estimate
Over 50+ Colorado breweries will be in attendance for one of the best brewer attended festivals of the year. There will be live music, local food vendors and plenty of beer. Meet the brewers. This is a major fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers' Guild.
Official web site

Twisted Pine's 17th Anniversary Parking Lot Party
July 14, 2012 (Saturday)
Twisted Pine Brewing Company parking lot - 3201 Walnut St - Suite #A
Boulder, CO
Time: 2pm - 7pm
Cost: $25
Twisted Pine is turning seventeen this July and will be celebrating with a parking lot party full of good times, great people, live music and delicious beers. Over 25 brews will be on hand for the celebration including rare and aged beers from their cellar. The event will be marked with the limited release of Red Rye-der, Twisted Pine's 17th anniversary brew. Enjoy live music from Danny Shafer, Longest Day of the Year and Hot Soup. The first 20 entrants receive a free T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at their ale house or online at

South Pearl Jam Festival
July 14, 2012 (Saturday)
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 12pm - 9pm (tentative)
What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals. Inaugurated in 2007, the brainchild of a South Pearl Street merchant, the first Blues & Brews debuted on August 11th on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. Entering its fifth year, the music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. Held on the second Saturdays of June, July, and August, this year’s series includes a new genre, jam music and has been affectionately and respectfully nicknamed South Pearl Jam. The question remains – is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music?
Web site

Moot House Beer Dinner MenuMoot House / Crazy Mountain Beer Dinner
July 19, 2012 (Thursday)
Moot House - 2626 S. College Ave. (College + Drake)
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $34.95 per person, not including tax + tip
The Moot House is hosting a special beer dinner paired with the finest offerings from Crazy Mountain Brewery. You'll enjoy 5 courses each paired with a different beer. Space is limited. Call 970-226-2121 for reservations. Click the image for the full menu.

Hops for Habitat
July 20, 2012 (Friday)
Plains Conservation Center - 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Cost: $30 per person.
Join dozens of Colorado brewers for an evening of fun, music, and beer. Meet the brewers while surrounded by the summer beauty of the prairie. Live music from two bands, wagon rides, campfire with s'mores, root beer floats and games. Info: (303) 693-3621.
Web site

Wynkoop's United Tastes of Belgium
July 21, 2012 (Saturday)
Wynkoop Brewing Company - 1634 18th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $30.00 Advanced, or $37.50 day of.
It's the 2nd annual showcase of Belgian-style beers from Colorado and the US. With chocolates, cheeses and also some actual from-Belgium beers. Buy advance tickets and see the brewery & beer list at

Elizabeth Celtic Fest
July 21-22, 2012 (Saturday-Sunday)
Casey Jones Park
Elizabeth, CO
Time: 9am - 9pm Saturday, 9am - 5pm Sunday
Cost: $10 adults, $5 teens/seniors, Kids 12 and under free. Beer separate.
Come to the 20th year of celebrating the spirit of the Scots and the Irish. See traditional Scottish Highland Games, listen to badpipes, see caber tossing, british cars, animal petting, whiskey tasting seminar, and two pubs on premises!

2nd Annual Hops & Honky Tonk Festival
July 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids - 1555 S. Hover
Longmont, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $10 per person for all the live music.
It's a celebration of great music, beer and food. Their smoker will be working hard featuring Smoked Turkey Legs, Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad, Beans and Grilled Corn on the Cob and of course ice cold cans of Oskar Blues beer. All items are available ala carte. Enjoy 4 live bands including: Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams, Bonnie & the Clydes, Cowboy Dave Band, and Ethyl & The Regulars.

Summer Brew FestSummer Brew Fest
July 27, 2012 (Friday)
Mile High Station - 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 6:00pm VIP, 7:00pm - 10pm General Admission
Cost: $30 General, $40 VIP - tickets will sell out quick, limited day-of tix $35
The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Dozens of breweries in attendance, over 125+ different beers from over 45 craft breweries. This is a Denver summer favorite event.
Official web site

Kyle's Brew Fest BOULDER
July 28, 2012 (Saturday)
Boulder Beer Company - 2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $25 - logo pint glass, concert, drinks, silent auction access
With three consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Kyle Hollingsworth brings his charity beer festival and concert to Berkeley, CA, and Boulder, CO this Summer, benefiting Conscious Alliance. Tickets on sale May 25th at 10am Mountain time. Over 30 craft breweries and 60 craft beers! Age 21+ only.
Facebook event page. Tickets on sale as of May 25th.

Pies and Pints Festival
July 28, 2012 (Saturday)
Denver Beer Company - 1695 Platte Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Cost: $10 tickets sold at the brewery and at the door.
Maple Street Pie Company and Denver Beer Company are teaming up to give you an afternoon of good beer paired with great pies (dessert pies that is). Pairings of three different combos including Key Lime Pie w/ Kaffir Lime Wheat, Apricot Peach Pie with Tart Apricot Ale, and Mexican Chocolate Pie with a Chile Stout. Visitors can also participate in a pie eating contest at 3pm. More info at the brewery.

Garden To Table Dinner
July 29, 2012 (Sunday)
Copper Kettle Brewing Company - 1338 S. Valentia Street #100
Denver, CO
Time: 5:30pm and 7:30pm sessions
Cost: $45 per person - pre-paid tickets only
Three courses, Three Beers. Enjoy entrees such as Crisp Summer Vegetable Salad, Seasoned Port Chop with Romesco Sauce, and Fruit Frangipane Tart. Vegetarian options also available. Hosted in part by the Harvest Food Truck. Get tickets at the brewery. Contact: (720) 443-2522.

41 Beers in 41 Days
July 30 - September 8, 2012 (Month-long+)
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery - 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO
Time: All day for 41 days
Cost: Per beer.
The marathon of beer tasting is back!! In celebration of their 41st Anniversary month, Bull & Bush will be tapping a new special beer every day for 41 days. The fun starts on Monday, July 30. Download and print their calendar so you can track your progress!

Related articles:
- August 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar.
- September 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar.
- 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar.

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