January 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events
January 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, anniversaries, tapping parties, seminars and related events for January 2013. 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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Vertically Epic Tasting of Stone Vertical Epic Ale
Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Hops & Pie
3920 Tennyson Street
Cost: By the glass or flight.
Cost: By glass or flight.
It's a tapping of Epic proportion. A Vertically Epic Tasting of Stone Vertical Epic Ale. For the last 12 years, Stone Brewing has come out with some specialty beers released during the special numbered days that only happen once in a century. They'll be pouring beers from 08.08.08 (Belgian Strong Pale Ale), 09.09.09 (Wine barrel aged brew with spices), 10.10.10 (Ale brewed with 3 different grapes and chamomile), 11.11.11 (Ale brewed with Anaheim Chilies and Cinnamon), and 12.12.12 (a Belgian Strong Pale Ale).
50th ULLR Fest
Sunday, January 6th through Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Breckenridge Ski Resort - all over town
Time: All day.
Cost: Free - beer extra.
Ullr Fest is an annual wacky winter festival like no other, and it is taking place January 6-12, 2013. 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.
Info at: www.gobreck.com/events/ullr-fest
Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines
Thursday, January 10th through Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Time: See festival schedule.
Cost: Commercial tasting & seminars: $55/pp. Many events sold out.
Join in for the 13th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival Weekend! 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. For those of you who are Big Beers Festival veterans, this 13th Anniversary celebration promises to live up to your previous experiences and take it one step further. Look forward to more goodies from Executive Chef Todd Bemis and his culinary team at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, calibrate with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Avery Brewing Co., enjoy special features by Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker Brewing Co., and sample over 200 amazing creations by breweries from around the globe. More info at: www.bigbeersfestival.com.
2013 Estes Park Winter Festival
Fri - Mon, January 18-21, 2013
Fairgrounds at Stanley Park - Indoor heated pavilion
Estes Park, CO
Time: See schedule.
Cost: $30 all you can taste beer & wine (21+), 10-21 $10, 4-9 $5, 0-3 Free.
Join in at the indoor heated pavilion for: wine and beer tastings from Colorado wineries and breweries, a Chili Cook-Off plus a Mac n'Cheese Showdown, artisans displaying and selling their art, jewelry and more. Top if off with live music. Cool off outside with a toboggan run, giant "live" interactive snow globe, pony rides, petting zoo, interactive ice sculptures and much more. Official web site.
Crazy Mountain 3rd Anniversary Party
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Crazy Mountain Brewery - 439 Edwards Access Road B-102
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $2 pints of select beers.
Crazy Mountain is throwing themselves an anniversary party that Saturday from 5-10pm with $2 pint specials and live bluegrass by The Olora Brothers. Cheers to 3 whole years of success and growth. Thanks for drinking! GET CRAZY.
Elevation Beer Company Tap Takeover
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Mayor of Old Town - 632 S. Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO
Cost: By the beer.
Come on out and meet the four Co-Founders of Elevation Beer Company. they will have giveaways as well as some EXTREMELY rare beers on tap including: Oil Man - Imperial Stout aged in Breck Distilling Barrels, Señorita - Horchata Imperial Porter, Apis IV - Belgian Honey Quad, Apis Red - Apis IV aged in Napa Valley Cabernet Barrels, Downpour - Imperial Red Ale, 8 Second - Traditional German style Kölsch, First Cast - West Coast Style IPA, and Little Mo', Robust Porter. Something for every taste!
Winter Brew Fest
Friday, January 25th, 2013
Mile High Station - 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave.
Time: 6-10PM VIP, 7-10PM General.
Cost: VIP $40 adv./$45 door, General $30 adv./$35 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. More info at: www.denverbrewfest.com/winter/.
2013 SnowDash Xtreme
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Winter Park, CO
Time: 1st wave 10:00am, last wave 11:30am, Expo 8am - 1pm.
Cost: To enter: $60 early, $70 day of.
Enter the most outrageous snow race in Colorado. You'll be running a challenging course up and down a mountain area in the snow. Your entry fee includes 1 free beer from Avery Brewing (after the race), SnowDash t-shirt, loud music to party by, post-race snack + water, and a SnowDash race bib. No outside alcohol allowed. More info at: www.snowdashcolorado.com.
Dry Dock Tap Takeover
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Parry's Pizza (2 locations)
Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock, CO
Time: 11am to Close
Cost: Per beer.
Parry's Pizza will host Dry Dock Brewing on Saturday, January 26th at it's Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock locations. Raffles will be held throughout the day for merchandise, gift cards to the brewery and some other miscellaneous items. Brewery reps will be around to talk to those in attendance about their award-winning beers. What to expect on tap: Paragon Apricot Blonde, U-Boat Hefeweizen, HMS Victory Amber, Hop Abomination, Sugar Daddy Brown, Honey Badger Blonde and two other rare beers that have yet to be announced. Ale Yeah!
Vintage Beer Sale
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake Street
Time: 12:00pm til they're all gone.
Cost: Varies by bottle purchased.
It’s been a few years since FRTH has done one of these but they are always a lot of fun and rather exciting to see how well the beers have held up and any changes we weren’t expecting! A few things to remember: These beers are VERY limited. So much so there will be a board with all the beers listed and a number next to it indicating how many bottles are left in the sale. Come in early for the best chances and selection. Some vintages only have 2-3 bottles. You can NOT take the bottles of beer with you unless they are empty and rinsed out. Colorado Liquor law prohibits bars from selling bottled or growler beers to be drunk off-premise. You will have to drink it there, so they suggest bringing some friends down. Most of these beers are meant to be shared anyway! When a beer is off the list, its gone. There are no more available for sale at this time, assuming they will ever have them again. Prices will be posted on Saturday. They are at a much lower price than what these beers would be sold at any other time.
Strange Days Beer Fest
A Legal Defense Benefit for Strange Brewing
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Rackhouse Pub - 208 S. Kalamath Street
Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost: $25 (plus service fee) in advance.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) will be partnering with the Rackhouse Pub to hold a benefit to help with legal fees for Strange Brewing Company. It's their hope that breweries across Colorado will donate a keg for this event and help promote it state wide. They will also name a charity to benefit from any monies not needed by the legal defense fund. Strange Brewing was recently challenged for their naming rights. Come hoist a few pints and help Strange Brew stay Strange. The idea to help them with legal fee's started with one of our taproom employees. For questions or to Donate a Keg contact Russell@grimmbeer.com. Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com.
iSnowDown 2.0.13 - Get Your Geek On
Wednesday, January 30th through Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
All over town - various venues.
Time: All day long for 5 days.
Cost: Most events free, beer & food extra.
Now in its 35th year! A long time ago back in 1979 the Land of Durango was covered in winter's darkness and the People and Commerce were depressed. A great lament was heard throughout the Land, as the days were short and bore little fruit. And so it came to pass one dark day The Founder John Murrah, heard this hue and cry. He enjoined the Lords of Business and the Lords of Information Dissemination that a winter celebration would bring Enterprise to the land and raise up the people in their time of need. Then the Founder said to the people, "Let there be FUN!" And SNOWDOWN was established as a winter Fun celebration. This year's theme is "Get Your Geek On". And there's always plenty of beer related activities in this beer town. For more info visit: www.snowdown.org.
Other events expected:
- Crazy Mountain Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party - Edwards, CO.
- Ouray Ice Festival - January 10-13, 2013 - Ouray, CO.
CO Beer Dinners - Expand your palate! How about a beer dinner or pairing event? Lots of events are taking reservations now. Check out the Colorado Beer Dinner & Pairing Events listing.
Live Music - Beer and music go great together and many Colorado breweries and watering holes offer live entertainment every day. Check out the Colorado Brewery Music Listings and find who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar. Updated daily.
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