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September 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

September 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

September 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events CalendarSeptember is a time of change. Beer festivals turn to the celebration of the harvest. Oktoberfests are in full swing. Many outdoor and now indoor beer festivals have been planned. Break out your lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for seasonal Fall brews.

Here's the calendar of upcoming Colorado beer festivals, tapping parties, anniversaries, seminars and related events for September 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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Fall Harvest Brewfest5th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest
Friday, September 6, 2013
Lincoln Center - 417 W. Magnolia
Ft. Collins, CO
Time: 7pm to 10pm General, VIP 6pm.
Cost: General $37.50, VIP $55.
Drink beer, save a dog! The 5th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest will be held Friday, September 6th at the Lincoln Center in Old Town Fort Collins! Fall Harvest Brewfest is pairing once again with Animal House Rescue to celebrate this bountiful time of year with your favorite brews, music, food and exaltation of all things canine. Find your inner beer enthusiast with over 25 breweries, micro-distilleries and craft beer-inspired local food pairings. Mosey West will headline with their Americana inspired revelries to pilot your way through the exploration of hops, malt, and soul. Catch it. For more info visit:

Craft Beer FestCraft Beer Fest
Friday, September 6, 2013
The Ranch Country Club - 11887 Tejon Street
Westminster, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $55 online, $60 at the door. $25 Designated Driver.
The Westminster 7:10 Rotary Club is hosting a Craft Beer Fest at The Ranch Country Club featuring 18 breweries and 5oz pours. There will be Club Level Stadium Food, door prizes, commemorative tasting glass, insights from brewery staff on their beer and operations, even some craft distilled spirits. Proceeds support local Rotary Projects including: Computers for Kids, Young RYLA, Dictionaries for Third Graders and more. Visit for info and tickets.

Boulder Beer Rave34th Annual Boulder Beer Rave
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Boulder Beer Company - 2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $30 per person.
Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, will be celebrating their 34th Anniversary at their annual Anniversary Beer Rave on Saturday, September 7th from 2:00 – 6:00pm. The Beer Rave will showcase rare, “taproom only” draft beers from 34 outstanding Colorado breweries, in addition to 12 Brewer’s Choice specialty beers from the Boulder Beer brewers including barrel-aged, cask and pilot brews. Tickets cost $30 and are on sale at or in person through the Boulder Beer Pub. Guests can look forward to a casual, laid back day in the sun, tasting some of the most underground, experimental beers made in Colorado, all for a good cause. This year’s ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Boulder B-Cycle Program and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Tickets on sale at

Beat the Heat BBQ Brews & ChiliBeat the Heat BBQ, Brews & Chili Challenge
Friday & Saturday, September 6-7, 2013
Cole Park
Alamosa, CO
Time: TBA
Cost: Per food and beer item.
This is an official Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition. San Luis Valley Brewery will be complimenting the amazing food of these professional cookers with some tasty craft suds in Cole Park.
More info:

Tour de FatTour de Fat
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Civic Center Park
Denver, 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 Denver! 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 across the park and try some of the best New Belgium beers. More info at:

Ska 18th Anniversary PartySka Brewing's 18th Anniversary Party and Brewers Invitational
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Ska Brewing HQ - 225 Girard Street
Durango, CO.
Time: 3pm - 8pm
Cost: $30 per person.
Join in for our 18th Anniversary Party and Brewers Invitational! Ska kicking it up a notch and are super excited to have the English Beat headlining the show this year! You won't want to miss them. Sample tasty brews from 25 of our closest brewery friends. Your ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass, beer, 3 live bands and lots of fun! Food vendors on site. Must be 21 or over. Event is Rain or Shine and NO REFUNDS. Tickets at:

Gravity Brewing 1st AnniversaryGravity Brewing 1st Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Gravity Brewing - 1150 Pine Street
Louisville, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: Per item purchased.
Set your alarms for Saturday, September 7th from 12pm to 10pm for Gravity Brewing's 1st annual anniversary celebration. They'll be pouring some special barrel-aged and small batch beer tappings along with the rest of their line-up of beers. Live music from "Full Belly" will be playing from 6pm to 9:30pm. Food truck will be on hand serving up a variety of specialty foods. Plus Gravity Brewing will be offering up some specialty merchandise just for the occasion. Visit them on the web at: or Like them on Facebook for more info.

Harvest Beer Festival - Cortez15th Annual Harvest Beer Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Parque de Vida
Cortez, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $25 advanced, $30 at the gate.
Join in once again for a great festival of music, beer, food and friends. There will be a series of prizes and door prizes given away as well. You entry fee gives you unlimited beer tastings. Plenty of beer and live music from Beautiful Loser Society. Plenty of kids activities as well. Children under 12 are welcome to attend FREE! Tickets available online or at the Montezuma Land Conservancy office at 215 W. Montezuma Ave in Cortez, CO. More info at:

Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-offFall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Mt. Crested Butte Resort
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: Starting at $25 to $40 with options.
14th annual event! Nearly 20 breweries from all over are on hand with their finest brews to take the heat off the chili prepared by Crested Butte locals. In addition to beer & chili tasting, attendees will be able to enjoy live music while taking in the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte. This annual event features hot chili and live music with cool microbrews set amidst beautiful mountain scenery. The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce expects to bring well over 1,000 beer enthusiasts to the festival. More info and tickets at:

CO Pork and Hops ChallengeColorado Pork and Hops Challenge
Friday & Saturday, September 13-14, 2013
Historic Lincoln Park
Grand Junction, CO
Time: Friday 4:30pm - 10pm, Saturday 11:30am-10pm.
Cost: per beer & food item.
The Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge has become one of the top annual events in Western Colorado. The 2013 Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge kicks off with over 13,000 people coming out for this All-American Family Festival which includes a professional KCBS BBQ competition where over 50 professional BBQ teams from all over the country flock to Grand Junction to compete for over $20,500 in cash and bragging rights. An Amatuer BBQ competition for local contestants will also take place for anyone who thinks their BBQ is the best in the city. There will also be BBQ tasting as well as activities for the whole family. Several food vendors will be serving up award winning lip smackin' BBQ and other festival favorites. Bud Light beer tents throughout the event and tons of live bands will be performing. More info:

Brew at the Zoo16th Annual Brew at the Zoo
Friday, September 13, 2013
Denver Zoo - 2300 Steele Street
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $75 general, $100 VIP, $30 DD.
Bottoms up! A favorite for beer connoisseurs, Brew At The Zoo will celebrate its 16th anniversary on September 13. The event will run from 7 – 10 p.m. and feature 40 of Colorado’s local breweries and 20 local restaurants. Enjoy samples of old favorites or try a different brew. From porters to pale ales, the evening is a great opportunity to try some of the best beers of Colorado - you might just find a new favorite! Guests can purchase a preview ticket to enter the event early at 6 p.m. or get a discounted designated driver ticket. More info at:

2013 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Fri. - Sun., September 13-15, 2013
500 E. Colorado Ave.
Telluride, CO.
Times: All day. Grand tasting Sat 12pm - 3pm.
Cost: 3-day pass $170, Fri $55, Sat. or Sun. $65
Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews takes place every September in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of live music and microbrews held at Telluride Town Park, nestled in the valley of stunning 13,000-foot mountain peaks. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, jam band, rock, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows, and much more. More info + tickets:

Stout & Oyster FestStout & Oyster Fest
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Denver Beer Company - 1695 Platte Street
Denver, CO
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: $25 per person. $15 for additional oysters.
Plan to attend the upcoming Stout & Oyster Fest on Saturday, September 14th from 12-4pm at Denver Beer Company. For $25 you'll get 2 beers & 1 dozen oysters. There will be East Coast oysters, West Coast oysters and even Rocky Mountain oysters on 3 different stations. Plus from 11am - 12pm you can attend a special VIP Oyster Class in the Barrel Room for a unique Oyster & Stout Pairing - get 6 oysters paired with 3 tasters and learn about oyster types and how to shuck an oyster. Tickets are available in the taproom and at the door or call 303.433.2739.

Monument Beer WeekMonument Beer Week - Beers of the World
Sunday - Saturday, September 15-21, 2013
Pikes Peak Brewing Co
Monument, CO.
Time: Something new every day for a week.
Cost: Tix avail for Sept 17 and 21 events.
--- Sun. Sept 15 - Halfway to St. Pat's - Irish beers, food & music.
--- Mon. Sept 16 - Beers of the World Tap Takeover.
--- Tue. Sept 17 - Grain vs. Grape - expert discussion and sampling.
--- Wed. Sept 18 - Barrel Aged Beer and Chocolate + Local 5 Pale Ale can release.
--- Thu. Sept 19 - Beer Cocktails. Beer and spirit based drinks.
--- Fri. Sept 20 - Belgian Beer Night - special brews from Belgium and local.
--- Sat. Sept 21 - Oktoberfest - beer, food, games!
More info on these events at:

Weekend Oktoberfests - check them out here.

Elitch Gardens Brew FestElitch Gardens Brew Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Elitch Gardens - Downtown
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $39.99 per person, $5 for season ticket holders.
Looking for some "Thrills and Pils"? Come to their special event. You can ride the rides from 10am to 7pm and enjoy from over 45 different beers from 12pm - 5pm. Unlimited tastings and unlimited rides all in one deal. Over 17 different breweries are expected to pour beers. Brew fest area is open to those 21+ only. Watch out, riding the coasters after beer may be unsettling. Buy tickets online at

Hops & Pie 3rd AnniversaryHops & Pie 3rd Anniversary Party
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO
Time: 12 noon to close.
Cost: Per food and drink item.
It's time to Par-Tay! Coming up on Saturday, September 28th all day starting at 12 noon, it's Hops & Pie's 3rd Anniversary Party and you're all invited. They've partnered up with Avery Brewing to bring an excellent selection of beers to pour just for the occasion. Avery will be bringing: The Reverend (2010), Uncle Jacob's Stout, Lilikoi Kepolo, Bad Apple, Wee Turtles, Trogdor the Burninator, Tweak, duganA, White Rascal, Cascade Hop-backed Avery IPA, The Beast, Chai Brown, Samael's, Odio Equum, Black Pearl, Thensaurum, and some other special taps you won't want to miss. Also, the Colorado Craft Beer Show will be on site doing a live broadcast from 12-2pm (AM 760). Hops & Pie will be offering up some fantastic raffles & prizes. More info at:

Weekend Oktoberfests - check them out here.

Other Events Planned - Details coming soon.

- 5th Annual Bands, Brews, Etc. - September 21, 2013 - ColorFest - Pagosa Springs, CO.

- 44th Annual Denver Oktoberfest - Sept 27-29 & Oct 4-6 - 2 weekends - on 20th and Larimer -

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