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November 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

November 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

November 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events CalendarIn November, the brewing year starts winding down and festivals head indoors for the start of the long winter season. It's a time where winter seasonal beers are on tap, beer dinners and food pairings become more popular and the traditional start of the winter holidays. There are several beer events held during November that you'll want to participate in.

Here's the calendar of upcoming Colorado beer festivals, tapping parties, anniversaries, seminars and related events for November 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 beer event not listed here please Contact us and let us know.

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All Colorado Beer Festival 2013All Colorado Beer Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center - 3650 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 1-4:30pm, and 6:30pm-10pm.
Cost: $35 General, $30 Military, $40 early entry, $50 VIP.
November's biggest beer festival is back for a 7th year. They expect to have over 40 Colorado-only breweries participate in the biggest ever event in Colorado Springs. There will be two sessions of tasting with options to get in early with VIP or Early Entry passes. Designated Drivers can attend for $10. There will be a special VIP zone where ticket holders can sample food and beer pairings and 24 additional beers not available to the General audience. Tickets are on sale now. More information and tickets at:

Learn to Homebrew DayLearn to Homebrew Day
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Events all across Colorado
Time: All day
Cost: Free to participate
Gather your friends and introduce them to one of the greatest hobbies around. Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999. Brewing sites are held all around the world so people can learn how to brew or teach others how to brew.

Colorado Hard Cider Festival2nd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Delicious Orchards Farm Market - 39126 Highway 133
Paonia, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: Per drink.
Now in it's 2nd year and growing! Come taste hard cider at the source! There will be hard cider tasting from 4 Colorado cideries including Big B's Hard Cider (Paonia), Colorado Cider Company (Denver), Blossomwood Cidery (Cedaredge) and Blown Spike Cidery (Loveland). Also, listen to live music from Halden Wofford & The High Beams and Honey Don't. There will be great BBQ, an amateur cider contest and on-site fresh pressed Colorado apple juice. More info at: and also at: Or call (970) 527-1110.

Fall Back Beer Festival1st Annual Fall Back Beer Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Riverside Plaza, downtown
Estes Park, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $30 per person. $10 extra for VIP tent.
Celebrate the the clocks turning back on Saturday, November 2nd, with good company and brews, while learning more about the brew process, homebrewing techniques and more. Enjoy seminars, tastings, and ingredient lists to show comparisons between the different local Colorado brews. Your ticket includes unlimited tastings from Colorado micro-breweries and a sampling mug. There will be live entertainment from 1-5pm from "Chainstation" and the "Railsplitters". Also attend a Homebrew Seminar from 1:30pm - 2:30pm, and a Beer Pairing tasting from 3-4pm (additional cost). It's all happening at Riverside Plaza in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Official website. Due to the flooding, Hwy 34 and Hwy 36 are closed. Access to Estes Park is through Boulder, CO via Rt. 119 to Nederland, then Rt. 7 to Estes Park.

Beethoven & BrewsBeethoven and Brews – Feat. Odell Brewing Co.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Magnolia Hotel Ballroom - 818 17th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $40 GA, $65 VIP
Experience your symphony in a brand new way… with great beer! Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony chamber ensemble performing Beethoven in a casual setting. Each evening will feature two 20-minute ensemble performances and staff from Odell Brewing Co. will be on hand to pour each guest four 6 oz. samples of beer. After enjoying numerous distinct brews and savoring the cuisine, grab a glass of your favorite brew from the cash bar. For more information and tickets, click here.

Boulder IPA Fest 20132nd Annual Boulder IPA Fest
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Avery Brewing - 5757 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12pm - 5pm.
Cost: $55 + fees (estimate) - tix on sale Sept 27th 9am.
Be they dank or piney or floral or tart, spiced or fruited or dry-hopped or wet, Double or Imperial, a little of some or all those together, we celebrate India Pale Ale in all of its iterations and strengths! Gather up at Avery Brewing Company for an afternoon filled with IPAs from all over the USA. Tickets are available at:

Rocky Mountain Brew FestRocky Mountain Brew Fest
Friday & Saturday, November 8-9, 2013
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo - Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
Time: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-4pm & 5-8pm.
Cost: Combo expo + beer fest: $30 adv / $35 door.
Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, their resorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionate about their favorite lagers, ales and stouts that they enjoy apres ski. The third annual Rocky Mountain Brew Fest returns to this year’s 22nd Annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Brew Fest attendees can sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during 3-hour tasting sessions throughout the weekend. A $30 advanced purchase combo ticket (available starting in September) includes admission to one tasting session featuring unlimited samples and admission to the Ski & Snowboard Expo on the same day. More info at:

International Stout Day 2013International Stout Day 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Worldwide - at breweries, bars, & pubs.
Time: All day long.
Cost: Per beer.
The third annual International Stout Day is happening again on November 8, 2013. It's a holiday for beer lovers to unite and make merry of the darkest, and some say, best style of beer out there. Stouts are darker and richer, so this year, when you're reaching for your pint, be sure it's a pint of the darkest brew you can find. Look for specials at a watering hole near you and give in to the dark side! Celebrate and share your experiences on-line with hashtag #StoutDay.

Hops for HopeHops for Hope - Beer Spirits Food
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Budweiser Events Center - The Ranch
Loveland, CO
Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm, VIP 4:00pm.
Cost: $25 General, $35 VIP
Hops for Hope, presented by The Ranch and American Eagle Distributing, will serve up beer, spirits and food for the second year, as the event returns to the Budweiser Events Center Saturday, November 9. The event features beer, liquor and food vendors and will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. VIP ticket purchasers will be able to enter an hour early at 4 p.m. VIP tickets are $35 and include a one-hour early entry and a commemorative glass. Tickets will be available for purchase at, 877-544-TIXX (8499) or at Budweiser Events Center Box Office. Group discounts are available by calling 970-619-4122. Event info website.

2013 Denver Bacon & Beer FestivalDenver Bacon & Beer Festival
Sunday, November 10, 2013
EXDO Event Center - 1399 35th Street
Denver, CO
Time: TBA
Cost: $45 Regular, $60 Baller.
It's back! The beer festival that honors both beer and bacon in one big epic event. Local breweries and local restaurants will be stationed side-by-side with tempting food pairings that all include bacon. Stay tuned for details. Visit the official event site for details.

Chef & Brew FestivalChef & Brew Festival
Thursday, November 14, 2013
EXDO Event Center - 1399 35st Street
Denver, CO
Time: VIP 6-10pm, General 7-10pm.
Cost: GA $49 Adv/$59 door, VIP $59 Adv/$69 door.
The Chef & Brew Festival is back for its second year in Denver. The event features 15 top chefs and 15 local brewers in a competition to create the ultimate beer and food pairing. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a plethora of one of a kind food alongside the best craft beer the Colorado Front Range has to offer. The festival is all part of an effort to showcase the versatility and complexity of craft beer. This year’s event will feature a much larger venue with plenty of room to sit, enjoy and truly examine each of the beer and food pairings. About 700 festival attendees are expected. Beer and Food will be served in a tasting format, 2oz beer pours paired with an appetizer from each chef. Guests will receive a souvenir tasting glass with full access to the beer and food once inside. The 2012 festival sold out in advance and this year’s tickets are selling even quicker. More info at:

Renegade Publik House: Cans of WrathCans of Wrath - Canned Beer Festival
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Renegade Publik House
2043 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at door.
On Saturday, November 16 from 1-5 PM Renegade Publik House is celebrating craft cans...big ones. This event will exclusively feature canned craft beer over 7% ABV. Enjoy an unlimited sampling of over 25 beers from around the country. The purchase of a ticket includes a full-size souvenir glass. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $40 or at the door for $45. Beers from: Oskar Blues, Redstone Meadery, Wynkoop, Crabtree, Aspen, Eddyline, Pikes Peak, Bonfire, Asher, Ska, Fate, Upslope, Santa Fe, Renegade, and a few surprises. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.

Thanksgiving RendezvousThanksgiving Rendezvous
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Stapleton Brewing - 8286 Northfield Boulevard #1525
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $40 per person.
The Colorado Brewers Guild produces a full calendar of special events intended to feature and promote the world-class beers of its members. This fall the Colorado Brewers Guild will introduce the latest of its Rendezvous events, the Thanksgiving Rendezvous. Tickets are now on sale for the 1st Annual Colorado Brewers Guild Thanksgiving Rendezvous. This is going to me a small, intimate beer festival with lots of great Colorado craft beers from over 19 different breweries. Tickets are available at

Holiday Beer BashAmerican Craft Beer Radio's Holiday Beer Bash
Friday, November 22, 2013
Mile High Station - 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 6-9pm General Adm. or 5-9pm VIP.
Cost: $35 General, or $45 VIP.
It's never too early to start planning your holiday parties. In this case, one is already being planned for you. On Friday, November 22nd from 6pm to 9pm it's the "Holiday Beer Bash" at Mile High Station in Denver (2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave). Over 30 breweries and more than 75 different beers await you in this pre-Thanksgiving beer fest. Admission is $35 for General Admission at 6pm or for $45 you can get in at 5pm with your VIP ticket. This event is being sponsored by American Craft Beer Radio (102.3 FM) and its host Gary V. Tickets will be available at

Other Events Planned - Details coming soon.

Wynkoop's 2013 Beers of the Year - early November (TBA) - Every Wynkoop beer made in 2013 all in one sitting. Denver, CO.

Oskar Blues' 11th Year CANniversary - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew - Lyons, CO - mid-November - TBA.

Ho Ho Ho Slapdown @ Dry Dock Brewing - Aurora, CO - November 23, 2013 12pm-5pm (estimate).

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