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August 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

August 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

August 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events CalendarAugust is when outdoor beer festivals are winding down, the heat is still on, the hop harvests are beginning and the fall seasonal beers start hitting shelves. Many outdoor beer festivals have been planned. Bring your shades and your sunblock and be sure to stay hydrated with water!

Here's the calendar of upcoming Colorado beer festivals, tapping parties, anniversaries, seminars and related events for August 2013. This calendar is updated weekly, so stop back often to see the latest happenings with beer in Colorado. Dates, prices and event info 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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#IPADayInternational IPA Day (#IPADay)
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Worldwide - Everywhere
Time: All Day
Cost: Up to you.
This is a day set aside to celebrate the India Pale Ale - aka the IPA. Whether it be a homebrew, a craft brew, a double or triple IPA, a flavored IPA, a dark or light colored one, an American, West Coast or English style - whatever you prefer - it's the hoppy ale that a lot of craft beer drinkers, particularly hop head enjoy most. Raise a glass of an IPA today and toast your fellow beer drinkers. Join in the online conversation on Twitter today using hashtag #IPADay and share your love of IPAs with your friends and fellow beer fans. If you haven't discovered the joy of drinking IPAs, today may be the day to get to know this wildly popular beer style.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer FeFestival17th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2013
Warren Station - Keystone Resort
Keystone, CO
Time: 1pm - 5pm Sat. & Sun.
Cost: $35 advanced by 6/17, $40 after 6/17 + at gate.
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 30+ microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages and the best of the best grace us with their presence through the festival bluegrass seminars taking place in Warren Station throughout the weekend. Confirmed 2013 Bluegrass Line-Up includes Sierra Hull, Hackensaw Boys, Fruition, Phoebe Hunt, Della Mae, Hit and Run, Spur of the Moment and more. Visit for the most up to date schedule of events. All Keystone festivals and events are pet free. Please leave them at home.

2013 LeftapaloozaLeftapalooza
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Left Hand Brewing Company - 1265 Boston Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $10 adult, $5 5-12 yrs, under 5 free. Beer extra.
Leftapalooza, featuring the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, is back for its third year! Left Hand Brewing Company’s ultimate music and craft beer experience brings together some of the most talented cover acts in the country to help raise funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With the live music kicking off at noon, the nine band line up have a little something for everyone plus plenty of local food, craft beer, and the Left Hand Kid Zone! More info will be posted at:

Mead DayMead Day
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Multiple locations sponsors by homebrew groups
Time: All Day
Cost: Varies per event.
First organized in 2002 by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), Mead Day is a national event to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers. Homebrewers around the world are encouraged to invite friends and family to celebrate Mead Day by making mead together. For more info visit:

2013 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival4th Annual Gnarly Barley Brew Festival
Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
Loveland, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm, VIP entry at 12:30pm.
Cost: $15 General Admission, $55 VIP. On sale now!
Over 27+ breweries will be on hand for this annual event set at the Larimer County Fair. General admission tickets give you a sampling mug and 7 drink tokens for 4oz samples. Additional tokens available for $1 each. VIP tickets get you a sampling mug and unlimited 4oz samples and access to the VIP tent with food and specialty beers and a souvenir t-shirt and pint glass. More info and tickets at:

Springs Beer Fest7th Annual Springs Beer Fest
Saturday, August 3, 2013
America The Beautiful Park - Cimino Drive between Cimarron and Colorado.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $25 advance before July 22, $30 after, $40 VIP
Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 45 Noteable Craft Brewers. Join 4,000 beer enthusiasts for an afternoon filled with games and amusements, live music and food from local restaurants! All proceeds will benefit Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. VIP entry gets in 1 hour early. Tickets and info at:

Avery Brewing 20th Anniversary PartyAvery 20th Anniversary Party
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Avery Brewing Company Taproom - 5763 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: TBA - go on sale June 21st at 9am.
Come help Avery Brewing celebrate their 20th anniversary in style at the brewery. Your entry fee includes five 12oz Avery brews, a big BBQ food spread and live music. VIP tickets available which include 4 additional pours from the cellar. Tickets will be available through the Avery Tap Room and online via a ticket link that will be posted on as the event gets nearer. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so act fast to get your tickets.

2013 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival11th Annual Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Memorial Park - Manitou Ave betw. Deer Path Ave & Old Mans Trail.
Manitou Springs, CO
Time: 11am - 8pm in two sessions - 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm
Cost: Tickets $30/session or $40 all day pass
The Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival is an outdoor, one day, multi session event and continues to grow each year. You'll enjoy great music, food and beer for MOST ages. Over the years, 18,000 people from all over the United States and Canada have included the Festival in their summer plans. This year you'll not only taste the finest lagers from all over the country, but you will also find: Micro-Distillery sampling (eg. Colorado Vodka's, wiskey, rum's etc), Gluten Free Beer & Food will be onsite - More info and tickets at:

Winter Park Beer Festival4th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Hideaway Park
Winter Park, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: VIP $65 adv/$75 gate - General $25 adv/$35 gate.
NRC365, LIFT106, KRKY “Colorado Country” and the Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the 4th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Hideaway Park, in downtown Winter Park, Colo. This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with 25 micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. - Tickets at Eventbrite.

Brews & BrewsBlues & Brews
Saturday, August 10, 2013
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $5 admission - then per beer.
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 Blues & Brews returns on August 10th on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. The street will be closed and featured a stage at the northern end of the block and farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local blues bands rocked into the night. This event attracts thousands of people with live music and plenty of good beer on hand. Now in its 7th year. Over 7 different musical groups performing live. More info at:

The Endless Summer Beer and Spirits FestivalThe Endless Summer Beer and Spirits Festival
Friday, August 16, 2013
McNichols Building - 144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am (7pm VIP).
Cost: $40 General Admission, $65 VIP.
Summer's biggest send off event is here! The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Fest will host some of Colorado's top craft breweries and distilleries at the historic Mcnichols Building downtown. Guests will taste endless amounts of breweries' summer seasonals (saisons, hefeweizens, etc) and distilleries' product (tastings along with summer cocktails). Endless Summer will also have top Denver food vendors, live music, lounges, and other awesome party features! All tastings, bites, and partying included with ticket price! More info at:

Art & Ale Brew FestivalArt & Ale Brew Festival
Friday, August 16, 2013
The Wildlife Experience - 10035 Peoria Street
Parker, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $35 Members, $40 Non-members.
This event features bountiful brews, tantalizing treats and a dazzling lineup of musical entertainment. Guests will soak up good food and craft beers from some of our finest local breweries and restaurants, and are welcome to peruse The Wildlife Experience’s galleries and exhibits that display the finest nature and wildlife art and sculpture from around the world. Later, rock the night away with Denver’s own cover band, Flock of Beagles! Ticket info here.

Ed Fest 2013Ed Fest - Beer & Community Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Riverwalk
Edwards, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 7:0pm
Cost: $35 General, $65 VIP.
The 3rd Annual The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest promises great beer, gourmet food, exciting live music and a fun social scene for the entire community. Featuring over 20 craft breweries with dozens upon dozens of micro-brews from around the nation, The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest marries the beauty of craft beer with the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. With all of this wonderful beer, accompanied by delicious food and entertaining live music, the 3rd Annual The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest is not only pleasing to the palate... but pleasing for the soul. Located right in the heart of downtown Edwards, Colorado, The Riverwalk at Edwards is the perfect venue for micro-brew loving Colorado crowds to enjoy our mountain community. Sponsored by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. VIP ticket includes: ticket to VIP Food & Beer Pairing hosted at Crazy Mountain Brewery on Friday, August 16th from 6-8 pm, Ed Fest admission fee, Crazy Mountain Brewery VIP Tent with private restroom area and Crazy Wagon food ticket. (Advance tickets only; VIP tickets will not be available at the door. Non-drinking tickets will be available for $20 at the door).

Stapleton Beer FestivalStapleton Beer Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Green - 2823 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: VIP (4-8pm) $50, General (5-8pm) $35 - higher after July 31st.
Over 25+ different local breweries will be pouring beers in this annual beer and food festival at The Green. There will be live music from 4pm through 8:30pm from two bands. Entrance for just the concerts is FREE. VIP tickets include a t-shirt, glass tasting cup, $9 in food vouchers and specialty pours (4-5pm). General admission includes $9 in food vouchers and a taster cup for beer samples. Get tickets at or call 303-388-0724.

ESPN BeerfestESPN Denver's Inaugural Beerfest
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Infinity Park Village of Glendale - 4599 E Tennessee Ave.
Glendale, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm. Rugby starts at 10:30am.
Cost: $35.00 per person advanced, $40 at the gate.
ESPN Denver is proud to announce the Inaugural Beerfest on August 17. The ESPN Denver Beerfest will showcase Colorado’s premier craft breweries, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty shops and world-class rugby as the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens Tournament hits the field at Infinity Park at Glendale. Ticket price also gets you access to some Rugby matches that begin at 10:30am. Ticket info on Facebook.

Fight Fire with Beer FestivalFight Fire With Beer Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Twenty Ninth Street Mall
Boulder, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $55 per person.
There will be unlimited sampling of local beers for $55 from 15+ breweries as a cap to Firefighter Appreciation Week. The price includes not only beer, but live music and access to the Fight Fire with Beer Governor's Cup beer competition. Proceeds go to benefit firefighters in the state. More info on this fest at:

2013 NedFestNedFest - Music & Arts & Microbrew Festival
Friday - Sunday, August 23-25, 2013
City-wide celebration
Nederland, CO
Time: Friday 5:30pm to Sunday late afternoon.
Cost: Fri $25, Sat + Sun $55 each day. Camping $20.
NedFest is an annual three-day outdoor music, arts and microbrew festival with camping located in the mountains of Nederland Colorado, just 17 miles west of (3, 000 ft. above) Boulder. It is an extremely cool, family-oriented event that happens the last weekend of August. The music featured is in the Bluegrass, Jazz, Jamband, Jamgrass and World genres, or moreover, a sound that blends these styles and others together. Five bands perform on Saturday and Sunday on one stage with acoustic 'tweener sets between each band. Tickets and info at:

The Fermentation Festival & MarketThe Fermentation Festival & Market
Saturday & Sunday, August 24-25, 2013
The Highlands Masonic Center - 3550 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: General 3:30pm to 7:30pm, VIP 2:30pm to 7:30pm each day.
Cost: From $15 DD to $50 2-day pass.
A celebration of all things fermented. Guests will have the opportunity to sample fermented foods and beverages from across the country. Participants include Kombucha Breweries, Local Distillers, Craft Brewers, Wineries, Restaurants and Sauerkraut Makers. The festival strives to increase awareness about fermented foods and beverages. Educational Seminars will be offered on a variety of topics. More info at:

San Juan Brewfest 2013San Juan Brewfest 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Buckley Park - 12th and Main Ave.
Durango, CO
Time: 1-5pm General, 12pm VIP.
Cost: GA $25, VIP $50.
The Four Corners only real beer tasting festival! The 15th annual San Juan Brewfest is shaping up to be the biggest ever. 43 breweries have committed to attending, so there will be nearly 100 beers to try. All guests receive a souvenir 5 oz. tasting glass to sample the beers. VIP’s get an early entry to the Brewfest at noon instead of 1 pm, access to the VIP Tent with FREE food while it lasts, and an invite to a private party with the attending brewers the night before the Brewfest Friday August 23. Entertainment provided by West Water Outlaws from Boulder and Waiting on Trial from Durango. The San Juan Brewfest benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Visit for more info.

Rendezvous at the RockRendezvous at the Rock - 1st annual Beer Fest
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Rockyard Brewing - 880 Castleton Road
Castle Rock, CO
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $35 advanced, $40 at the door. $10 DD.
A gathering of craft beer lovers to promote and share our passion for local craft beers. This event is being hosted by Rockyard Brewing and features beers from 25+ different craft breweries. This is a 21+ only event. Your ticket includes a food ticket & commemorative glass and unlimited samples. There will be plenty of food and live music. Get tickets at

2013 Foam Fest10th Annual Foam Fest
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Colorado State Fair
Pueblo, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $30 for the glass plus gate admission to the fair.
Want to taste some of the some of the best beer in Colorado? Join 15 Colorado Breweries for Foam Fest on Saturday, August 24th inside at the Colorado State Fair! Be sure to purchase and load your Smart Card to enter the event. Need a card? Get yours at the kiosk located right beside the Special Events tent! For more info, visit

Smokin' Brew BBQ
Friday - Sunday, August 30 - September 1, 2013
Parker Station - 19751 East Mainstreet
Parker, CO
Time: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10pm-7pm
Cost: Buy $1 tickets for all food and drink items.
Join the fun Labor Day weekend as over 50 teams compete to make the most mouth-watering BBQ that you'll find this summer. Bring the family for a weekend of smokin' BBQ, cold beer, entertainment and fun! They'll kick off the fun with Happy Hour Friday night and keep going through the Competition Judging Sunday afternoon. The Smokin' Brew BBQ is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition and a Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association Cup event. For more info visit:

Tour de FatTour de Fat
Saturday, August 31, 2013
City Park - W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 10am registration, 11am Parade, 12pm-5pm Revival.
Cost: Free to sign up.
The annual Beer, Bikes & Bemusement event from New Belgium is back to Ft. Collins! Bling out your bike to the max, dress up in something crazy and participate in a celebration of everything bicycles and beer. After the parade, stick around for some of the best live entertainment around from multiple stages and try some of the best New Belgium beers at New Belgium HQ. More info at:

A Taste of ColoradoA Taste of Colorado
Friday - Monday, August 30 - September 2, 2013
Civic Center Park
Denver, CO
Time: Fri 11:30a-10p, Sat&Sun 10:30a-10p, Mon 10:30a-8p
Cost: Free to attend - 15 tickets for $10 for food/drink.
It's the biggest celebration of food, music, arts & crafts and fun. What a way to celebrate the end of summer. Dozens of food vendors, dozens of live music acts, fun activities for the kids, 280 booths of Arts & Crafts and evening fireworks. Beer tents available from Blue Moon and Coors and more.

Other Events

- Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest - August 16-18, 2013 - Ft. Collins, CO -

- Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge - Meyer Ranch - Conifer, CO - August 16-17, 2013 - 2pm to 7pm Friday, 10am - 7pm Saturday.

- Denver Beer Company 2nd Anniversary Party - mid-August - Denver, CO.

- Chipotle's 2013 Cultivate Festival - City Park - Denver, CO - August 17th, 2013 - 11am - 7pm. Food, Ideas & Music and beers from Avery, Great Divide, Breckenridge, Bull & Bush, Denver Beer Co and Colorado Cider Co. Free to attend - food & drinks sold separately.

- Curly Wolf: Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival - Saturday, August 24th 12pm - 10pm - Frisco Adventure park - 821 Recreation Way - Frisco, CO - Part of the Outlaws of Dirt Bike Festival.

- 2nd Annual Great Central City Beer Fest - Main Street near Dostal Alley - Central City, CO - August 24th noon - 8pm - 18+ breweries.

- 2nd Annual Lafayette Craft Brew & BBQ Festival - Atlas Valley Shopping Center - Lafayette, CO - August 24th - 2pm to 6pm - visit

- Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival - Millennium Harvest House - Boulder, CO - August 24, 2013. Cigars, craft brew, wine & spirits, fine automobiles.

- Frack Free Brew Festival - Boulder Bandshell Amphitheater - Boulder, CO - August 25, 2013 11am - 7pm. $20 per person + fees. Tickets:

- 6th Annual Grillin' & Chillin' Brew & Music Festival - Fellin Park - Ouray, CO - August 24, 2013 1pm - 6pm. $25 per person. 11+ breweries and distilleries.

- 2013 Colorado Oktoberfests List - View city by city listings of Oktoberfest and Fall Harvest festival celebrations in the state of Colorado.

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