Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Epic Beer Festival Denver promises to be big

2013 Epic Beer Festival Denver[Paid Sponsor Post] While most Summer beer festivals head outdoors this time of year, there's one new beer festival coming to Colorado that plans to do it all indoors in one of Colorado's biggest venues. Why? Let's just say that the sheer size of this festival is going to be Epic! From the creator of the Epic Beer Festival in San Diego - Denver has been chosen to be the next big city to get another giant sized beer fest - Epic Beer Festival Denver.

Epic Beer Festivals Director Chad Bratt says his company is no stranger to doing events here in Colorado. They've previously put on the Boulder Brew Fest for a few years and also the Mile High Beer Fest last year. The festivals have gotten to be so well attended that they quickly outgrew their venues. So this year, they reserved the Colorado Convention Center (Hall F) in downtown Denver for the June 28-29, 2013 Denver Epic Beer Festival.

Just how big is this festival?

Normally, the average beer festival attracts anywhere between a handful to a few dozen breweries. The Denver Epic Beer Festival is planning to have over 120+ craft breweries in attendance and over 350 different beers being poured. Even Gluten-free drinkers will have at least 14 breweries offering GF choices.

The festival will span three separate tasting sessions: Friday, June 28th from 6pm to 10pm, and Saturday, June 29th at 12pm to 4pm and again at 6pm to 10pm. The organizers are expecting to attract over 10,000 attendees and end up being the biggest Summer indoor beer festival in Colorado this year.

This festival will feature not only American craft breweries, but also several dozen international craft breweries. Attendees will get unlimited 2oz tastings. In addition to the beer, there will be over 30 vendors at the festival showing off their products. Live music will also be playing all session long from 3 to 4 local bands on stage. Food will also be available inside the Convention Center hall. The beer tables will be manned primarily by volunteers. Every brewery is also encouraged to have a representative in attendance in order to talk about their beer with their fans.

Epic Beer Festival doesn't rely on breweries donating kegs for this festival, instead they purchase ALL of the beer for the event, whether its from distributors or self distributed brewers. This way, they can get a lot more breweries involved in this growing event.

More Beer? Epic!Denver's Epic Beer Festival is planning to become an annual event and will likely become one of a few premier beer festivals in Denver. There will also be moreEpic Beer Festivals happening in two other big cities later in the year and in 6-8 total festivals nationwide starting in 2014. The cities of Philadelphia and Dallas will be the next cities getting this festival.

Where to get tickets:

The official web site for all Epic Beer Festivals can be found at: www.epicbeerfestival.com. There you can locate the Denver festival information and also purchase tickets which are now on sale. General Admission tickets are $40. VIP tickets will be sold as well which will give entrance 1 hour early each session plus a festival t-shire and tasting cup. Designated Driver tickets will also be available with special incentives. Ticket prices and deals are listed on the website. Hurry, get your tickets soon, as the VIP session for Saturday night is already Sold Out!

This is a 21+ event only. No children or pets will be allowed inside the festival hall. Volunteers are also needed for this festival. If you'd like to help out apply online.

Epic Beer Festival Denver
June 28-29, 2013 - 3 Sessions
Colorado Convention Center - Hall F
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Website: www.epicbeerfestival.com

Are you planning to attend? This festival is definitely going to be, well... EPIC!

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