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June 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

June 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

June 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events CalendarJune is when the beer festivals go into full swing, the air is warms, trees are green and the craft beer feels good cold. 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 fests, tapping parties, anniversaries, seminars and related events for June 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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Burning Can Beer FestBurning Can Beer Fest @ Lyons Outdoor Games
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Bohn Park
Lyons, CO
Time: VIP hour runs 3-4pm, General admission 4-7pm
Cost: VIP $30 advance, General $25 advance - at the gate $35.
Burning Can Beer Fest is a celebration of craft beer in a CAN! Once again, they’re teaming up with Lyons Outdoor Games & the Colorado Brewers Guild to bring you entertainment for both you and your taste buds. Lyons Outdoor Games is a world-class celebration of mountain sports. The event was created 11 years ago as a fundraising vehicle for the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events. In addition to a full compliment of kayaking, biking, fly fishing, chainsaw carving and dog events, the 2013 Games will feature numerous clinics & exhibitions put on by some of the world’s most elite professional athletes. In addition to the CANNED beer garden, there is the Burning Can Beer Fest! Come on out to beautiful Lyons, Colorado and enjoy over 30 craft breweries who CAN, outdoor sports competitions during LOG, and some good ol’ Rocky Mountain revelry. Website.

15th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Currier Inn - 1221 9th Ave.
Greeley, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person.
Come sample a variety of beer & wine from local and national vendors in a benefit event to help the Meals On Wheels of Greeley & Weld County. This is a 21+ only event. For more info, to purchase tickets or to donate auction items call Meals on Wheels at 970.353.9738. This event is sponsored by Hillcrest Liquor, La Salle Classic Liquor and 104.7 FM Greeley.

Taste of Fort CollinsTaste of Fort Collins
Friday - Sunday, June 7, 8, 9, 2013
Civic Center Park, Old Town Ft. Collins (4 locations)
Intersections of LaPorte Ave & Mason St, Mountain Ave & Howes St, LaPorte Ave and Meldrum St, and Howes St & Maple St.
Fort Collins, CO
Times: Friday 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am - 8pm
Cost: $5 before 3pm, $10 after 3pm. Beer and food extra.
The Taste of Fort Collins (TFC) is a Northern Colorado tradition - a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for the Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle. TFC continues to benefit Special Olympics Larimer County and Kiwanis Club International. This multi-day festival offers attendees food from local and national restaurants, entertainment from regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine artisans work as well as the region’s best crafters. Also featuring a New Belgium/Odell Craft Beer Pavilion with specialty and small batch beers, a Wine Pavilion and a Home Brew Competition.

Snowmass Mammoth FestSnowmass Mammoth Fest
Friday & Saturday, June 7-8, 2013
Snowmass Town Park - 2835 Brush Creek Road
Snowmass Village, CO
Time: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Friday, 12:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday
Cost: 2-day Pass $80, Friday only $35, Saturday only $55
Formerly known as the Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest, now in it's 10th year and in a new festival location, featuring more great music, on-site camping, a traditional specialty chili and microbrew competitions and tastings. This will be a fun long weekend of live music with over a 10 different bands. The Beer Grand Tasting will be on Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm and again on Saturday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. For tickets and more info visit:

Carbondale Bread and Brew FestivalCarbondale Bread & Brew Festival
Friday & Saturday, June 7-8, 2013
Performing Arts Center at 3rd Street (PAC3)
Carbondale, CO
Time: 5pm - late Friday, 12:30pm - 11pm Saturday (estimate)
Cost: TBA
The second annual Carbondale Brews and Bread Fest Presented By Sopris Liquor & Wine, held at Third Street Center and PAC3 in Carbondale, CO. The Bread and Bread showcases the art of home brewing, the choices of craft breweries, the fragrance of community bread baking and the creativity of music and puppetry surrounded by renewable energy options and a mother of all mountains called Sopris. There will also be live music each day. Around 16 breweries plan to participate. More info at:

Garden Grapes & Hops
Friday, June 7, 2013
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO
Time: 5-6:30pm Preview Party, 6:30-10pm Regular Admission, VIP Lounge 8-10pm
Cost: $85 VIP, $65 General, $60 Member General.
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to bring back their Garden Grapes & Hops event – a fun summer party featuring food, drink and live entertainment. Spend an evening in the Gardens' natural beauty with your friends at Garden Grapes & Hops. Due to the nature of this event, no one under the age of 21 will be permitted into the event. This includes infants. Expect over a dozen breweries and several wineries and distilleries. Tickets and info on the website.

Boulder SourFest4th Annual Boulder SourFest
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Avery Brewing Company - 5757 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $55 + fees - tickets go on sale April 26th 9:00am.
Pucker up beer lovers - this festival embraces brett, lacto and pedio like nothing else. It's Avery's 4th Boulder SourFest! There is expected to be over 60 different sour ales from around the country and from overseas at this popular festival. Your entry gets you a souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets and access to some of the best sour beers around. This is an event not to be missed. Ticket Link.

Highlands Ranch Beer FestivalHighlands Ranch Beer Festival
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Civic Green Park
Highlands Ranch, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $25 advanced, $35 day of.
Colorado, often called the “Napa Valley of Beer”, is home to over 160 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 1st Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event. Unlimited one ounce samples and a souvenir tasting class is Included in the ticket pricing. Must be 21+ to partake in tastings. Admission to the festival is free. Individual beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund. Call 303.471.8859 for info or at the HRCA rec center. Website.

South Pearl Street BrewgrassSouth Pearl Street BrewGrass
Saturday, June 8, 2013
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1pm to 10pm.
Cost: $5 admission, beer extra.
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?
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Pairsine Chefs Food & Beer PairingPairsine Chefs Food & Beer Pairing Competition
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Outdoor Pavilion at:
Omni Interlocken Resort - 500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO
Time: 4:30pm - 9:00pm VIP, 6:00pm - 9:00pm General.
Cost: General $65, VIP $100 + Eventbrite fee.
Pairsine/The Taste of Elegance is a signature foodie event, produced by Wine Country Network. This edition pairs award wining craft beers with outstanding culinary creations prepared by 10 Colorado Master Chefs. A professional panel of judges will choose the "Best Chef" and "Most Creative Chef". All attendees will vote for "The People's Choice Chef" and enjoy delicious beer/food pairings. More info and tickets at:

Great Divide 19th AnniversaryGreat Divide's 19th Anniversary Party
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Great Divide Brewing Company - 2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $25 + fees (estimate)
If there is only one Great Divide event you attend this year, this should be the one! They'll open up the brewhouse, taproom, patio and close off the street to throw a big bash to celebrate 19 wonderful years of beer-making. Entry fee includes beer, special release beers, Live music from 5 bands, and one food ticket. Additional food may also be purchased from 5 food trucks. It's the hottest party of the year! Tickets available in May. Website.

The Feast of St. ArnoldThe Feast of St. Arnold
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Chapel of Our Savior - 8 Fourth Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 11:00am VIP or 12:00pm General to 4:30pm
Cost: Varies - $15 to $55 - see ticket site.
Hi, I'm Saint Arnold, Patron Saint of Beer! Join me and my Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal friends at their very cool place (it's like a park) in the Colorado Springs, Broadmoor neighborhood on Saturday, June 15. It will be a festival of the Colorado's lifestyle and culture, which course includes Colorado's fine craft beer, wine and much more. Admission fee includes tastings from more twenty Colorado breweries, wineries, and distillers who will serve samples of their products. Continous live music, tasting seminars, tours of the century old estate (if these walls could talk), Kid's Zone and locally prepared artisan food will complement the day's activities. The proceeds will benefit Fort Carson's soldiers and families. Official website. Tickets @

Do at the Zoo
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Denver Zoo - 2900 E. 23rd Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $175 General admission, VIP is Sold out.
This is the Denver Zoo’s most anticipated summer event, the 24th Annual Do At The Zoo! The funds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the zoo’s continued sustainability efforts. The evening is guaranteed to highlight Denver’s best beer, restaurants and entertainment at one of the wildest local venues. Be ready to get your green on for this earth-friendly event and help raise funds to support Denver Zoo’s numerous sustainable practices. Website:

4th Annual Colorado Beer Connoisseurs Tasting
Friday, June 21, 2013
Sunset Event Center - 242 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $50 per person.
Once again Choice City Butcher & Deli will be holding their annual beer event! This is a great chance to meet brewers and reps from new breweries and some of your favorites in Colorado. They will be bringing their specialty and pilot system beers to share. Appetizers will be provided by Choice City Butchers and you can take home your commemorative glass. Tickets available at Choice City or Black Bottle Brewery for $50 starting Wednesday June 5th at 5pm. Questions: 970.490.2489. More info on the Choice City Facebook page.

All Brewers' Eve - Premium Tasting Experience
Friday, June 21, 2013
Colorado Brewer's Festival - 222 LaPorte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $60 + fees at
Introducing All Brewers' Eve! Your chance to taste Premium, Rare and Pilot Beers in a relaxed outdoor environment. This is a great chance to try Colorado beers you may have never even heard of. A ticket includes Unlimited Premium Tastings, Commemorative Belgian Beer Glass, Locally-Sourced Food Provided by Whole Foods and Opportunities to Meet and Mingle with the Brewers. More info at their festival Facebook page or at the Downtown Fort Collins website.

2013 Colorado Brewers Festival24th Annual Colorado Brewers Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23, 2013
Historic Downtown area
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 11am to 6pm each day.
Cost: VIP Tasting $45, General Tasting $22, $10 Designated Driver each day (plus fees).
This event brings the community and long time friends together to celebrate. Enjoy sampling Colorado's best brews, fabulous food, conversations with brewers, and two stages of stellar Colorado music. The 24th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival will take place June 22 & 23, 2013. Over 60 Colorado beers and nearly 40 Colorado breweries are represented along with great live Colorado music Saturday and Sunday in historic Downtown Fort Collins. Website.

Rails & Ales BrewfestRails & Ales 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Alamosa, CO and La Veta, CO train stations
Time: Train leaves 10:00am Alamosa, 10:30am La Veta
Cost: $39, $69, $79, $99, or $169 tickets based on train seating.
Rails & Ales combines some of your favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best. There's just something so special about hopping on a train with friends to the wide open space we call Fir Station - our "little piece of Heaven" custom-built for the railroad meant to highlight how nature can so perfectly complement music. The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event - you only get here by rail and it doesn't get any better than this. Train returns to La Veta by 5:15pm and Alamosa by 5:45pm. Website.

Lake Dillon Brew FestivalLake Dillon Brew Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lake Dillon Amphitheatre & Marina Park
Dillon, CO
Time: Brewfest and Music 1pm to 5pm, More music 5pm - 9pm
Cost: $30 per person.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the Colorado Brewers Guild Brew Tasting will be held at Dillon Marina Park. Colorado's world-class breweries will gather to serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs. The cost is $30 per person to sample over 25 Colorado breweries' tasty suds and listen to live Bluegrass. The Tasting will be 'hoppenin' between 1 - 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado's craft brewers. Website.

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Estes Park Brewery
Estes Park, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: TBA
The RMBF returns this year in Estes Park. Details coming very soon. Website:

Epic Beer Festival DenverEpic Beer Festival - Denver
Friday-Saturday, June 28-29, 2013
Colorado Convention Center - Hall F
700 14th Street
Denver, CO
Time: Fri: 7-10pm, Sat: 1-4pm & 7-10pm, VIP gets in 1 hour early.
Cost: $40 general, VIP extra.
This is the inaugural Epic Beer Festival. This fest will feature over 300 different beers from over 120 different breweries. Unlimited 2oz tastings, live music and more. Tickets on sale now. Website.

Knockin Rocks Brooms and BrewfestKnockin' Rocks Brooms & Brewfest
Saturday, June 29, 2013
PVREA Field just north of NoCo Ice Center - 7900 Fairgrounds Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: Regular Admission 1-5 pm / VIP Admission 12-5 pm
Cost: General Online $20, General at Door $25 / VIP Online $60, VIP at Door $65
Knockin' Rocks Brooms & Brewfest kicks off for the first time this summer in Northern Colorado. Featuring specialty beers from select breweries, it is a smaller venue for beer tasting to allow guests a chance to chat one-on-one with brewery reps and brewmasters. There will also be live entertainment and food vendors. But another big draw? The Bonspiel, a curling tournament, held in NoCo Ice Center over that same weekend… So come early or stay late to watch some curling matches. For more information and to order discounted online tickets for either Regular or VIP admission, visit

Reds, Whites & Brews
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Harry A. Nottingham Park
Avon, CO
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Cost: $25 thru 5/31, $30 June 1 - 28. $40 gate. VIP $65/$75.
This high country event returns for year 2 with unlimited wine and beer samplings, a gorgeous outdoor venue and live music with crowd-pleasing ‘hard country’ band the Railbenders. (Other bands TBA). Summer weather in the high country is legendary and getting around Avon is a breeze – you can hoof it, jump on your bike or catch the free Avon bus. If you drive to the event, consider throwing your friends in the car. Under age OK to enjoy the park and music. Food also available for additional cost. No pets allowed. Rain or shine. Website:

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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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