Thursday, June 28, 2012

Colorado to Fight Fire With Beer

Fight Fire With Beer FestivalWhen the going gets tough in Colorado, the people rally and help give thanks to those who put their lives at risk to save our lives, property and the beauty of our state. A new celebration has been planned to give back some thanks to our state's firefighters. It's called: Firefighter Appreciation Week and surprisingly, it involves celebrating with a beer brewing competition and a beer festival.

The following statements come directly from the official web site of Firefighter Appreciation Week ( and explain what is being planned.

Governor John Hickenlooper Salutes Colorado Firefighters

Firefighter Appreciation Week and the First Annual Fight Fire with Beer Festival

Firefighter Appreciation Week in Colorado will be observed September 8th – 15th, culminating with the Fight Fire With Beer Festival September 15th in Boulder. The event was created to honor firefighters currently risking their lives battling fires across the state of Colorado as well as to provide an annual non-partisan platform to enable all residents of Colorado to say “thank you” to firefighters who work to keep them safe 365 days a year.

During Firefighter Appreciation Week, every restaurant and bar in Colorado will be asked to add their names to the Firefighter Appreciation Honor Roll by supporting Colorado Fire Departments through a variety of promotions designed to raise funds for them.

The week will culminate on September 15th with the Fight Fire With Beer Festival on Boulder’s 29th Street Mall. This family friendly festival of food, music and beer will begin at noon and go until 10p.m. with firefighters from across the state in attendance. At the festival local brewers will be asked to participate in a competition called the Fight Fire With Beer Governor’s Cup, which will be judged by Colorado fire chiefs and Governor Hickenlooper.

The winning brewery will have the honor of creating the “Official” Fight Fire With Beer beer, which will be featured in bars, restaurants, and made available for retail sale the entire year - until a new winner is selected. Proceeds will be donated to provide fire education throughout the state.

For more information on this new planned event, please visit the official web site:

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