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December 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

December 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events

December 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events CalendarIn December, the brewing year wraps up and the festival pace slows for the start of the holiday season. It's a time when winter seasonal beers are on tap, beer dinners and food pairings become more popular and the traditional start of the winter holidays. More events will be added as they are announced. It's the most wonderful time for a beer!

Here's the calendar of upcoming Colorado beer festivals, tapping parties, anniversaries, seminars and related events for December 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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Oskar Blues 11th CANiversaryOskar Blues 11th CANiversary - Viva Lyons
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Lyons, CO
Time: 7pm to close.
Cost: $10 per person for entry.
The CANiversary is upon us! 11 years ago Oskar Blues kicked off the Canned Beer Revolution and they're celebrating where it all started at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO on Fri. Dec. 6th. This year, they have the amazing West Water Outlaws headlining with Rocktin Grove opening the show up at 7pm. Tix are $10 and will definitely sell out so get 'em here before they're gone at: Eventbrite.

Parade of Darks 2013Parade of Darks 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wynkoop Brewing Co - 1634 18th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $35 advanced, $42 day of.
More than 35 breweries will offer their finest seasonal beers for tasting at the fourth annual “Parade of Darks,” hosted by Wynkoop Brewing Co. with proceeds going to Metro CareRing. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, ending shortly before Denver’s annual "Parade of Lights.” Last year’s “Parade of Darks” featured more than 80 different winter seasonals, brown ales, stouts, sour beers, and barley wines from the best breweries in Colorado and beyond. The list of attending breweries is still being prepared, but this year’s lineup promises to be even larger and more diverse. All proceeds from the event go to Metro CareRing, Denver’s largest hunger-relief organization directly serving families. The funds will be used to provide healthy food, nutrition education, self-sufficiency programs, and supportive services to fill hungry bellies while also combating the root causes of hunger. Tickets at:

Littlest Big Beer FestivalDenver's Littlest Big Beer Fest with Perennial Artisan Ales
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm to close.
Cost: Per beer.
For this month's Littlest Big Beer Fest, Hops & Pie is featuring the beers of Perennial Artisan Ales on Saturday, December 7th starting at 12:00pm. There will be 9 different Perennial Artisan Ales beers on tap including: Aria, Hommelbier, Saison de Lis, Peach Berliner Weisse, Heart of Gold, Hereafter, Peach Offering, Barry Rye, and La Boheme Kriek. Perennial beer is distributed through Crooked Stave Artisans. Located at: 3920 Tennyson Street in Denver, CO. More info on the Hops & Pie Facebook page.

BeerAdvocate Winter Warmer Pub CrawlBeerAdvocate Annual Winter Warmer Pub Crawl - Denver
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Multiple locations
Denver, CO
Time: Starts at 11am, through 8:00pm.
Cost: Pay as you go.
BeerAdvocate (magazine) is continuing their yearly tradition of a winter warmer pub crawl for the city of Denver. In Boston, they annually host a crawl for hardcore beers. It's to get the blood warm and to separate the real beer drinkers from the meek. Each bar is required to provided at least one big abv beer for this pub crawl. Some special offering for the crowd and/or a regular line up of big beers. They host this event every first Saturday of December every year (December 7th). Locations & Times: Lucky Pie Lodo 11am-1pm, Great Divide Tap Room 1pm-3pm, Star Bar 3pm-5pm, Jagged Mountain 5pm-6pm, Falling Rock Tap House 6pm-8pm. Format is pay as you go. Any additional stops after this will be based on the shape everyone is in. More info at: BeerAdvocate.

Denver Beer Festivus 2013Denver (only) Beer Festivus
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The McNichols Building - Civic Center Park - 144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $40 per person.
Billed as "A beer festival for the rest of us". About 24+ Denver-only breweries will be on hand pouring the best that the city has to offer. This will be one of the best December beer festivals in a long time. Sponsored by This year - more food - more music - more people - more beer! Tickets go on sale October 9th at 10am. This event will sell out - get tickets early. Info at:

Black Bottle 1st AnniversaryBlack Bottle Brewery's 1st Anniversary Party
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Black Bottle Brewery - 1611 S. College Ave, Suite 1609
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 11am - 12am
There will be 40 different Black Bottle beers on tap to celebrate the first anniversary of this Fort Collins-based brewery. There will be great food, special hourly tappings starting at 3pm, and even a one-man band at 9pm. Special tappings include: Dramamine at 3pm, I'll Sais It's On #1 at 4pm, Homebrewr's Do It in the Garage at 5pm, I'll Sais It's On #2 at 6pm, Angry Elf 1st Anniversary Beer at 7pm with free beer toast and cupcakes, and the BBB/Feisty whiskey collaboration at 8pm. Come celebrate their 1st successful year at Black Bottle. And if you happen to find Carlos the squirrel - bring him along too.

Denver's Littlest Big Christmas Beer FestDenver's Littlest Big Christmas Beer Fest
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm til close
Cost: Per beer.
You've had a Christmas beer before, but have you ever gone to an event that features only Christmas beers? Here's your chance. Hops & Pie has put together a collection of 16 different Christmas beers and put them all on tap. Try one individually or in a flight. This will surely put you into the holiday spirit. Check the poster to see all of the festive pours you'll have access to at this holiday event. Plenty of food available too from their menu - pizzas are their specialty!

New Year's Eve SpeakeasyNew Year's Eve Speakeasy
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Pikes Peak Brewing Co - 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive
Monument, CO
Time: 7:00pm to 1:00am
Cost: $65 per person advanced, $75 after Dec 20th.
The days of the Vollstead Act are back and PPBC is hosting Monument's only Speakeasy for New Year's Eve! Dress as a gangster, flapper, or even in the style of Downton Abbey or The Great Gatsby! Your admission price includes 2 beers, a champagne toast, tasty bites from our catering partners, the music of Good Green and loads of 1920's style fun! Tickets at Only 110 tickets available - get them early and save $10 each.

CHUBurger NYE Stout OffCHUBurger New Year's Eve Stout Off
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CHUBurger - 1555 S. Hover
Longmont, CO
Time: 5:00pm to close.
Cost: Per flight.
5 Stouts @ 5pm. Thanks to your support during the IPA Showdown last month, CHUBurger has decided to kick it up a notch and bring you a new sampling competition focused completely on stouts! Join in December 31st, New Years Eve, for the event and a chance to win FREE BEER for month! (limit to one per day). AND, join in the next morning for $5 Bloody Mary's to start off 2014 the right way! More details at:

Odyssey Beerwerks New Year's Eve PartyNew Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Odyssey Beerwerks - 5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107
Arvada, CO
Time: Open til 1:00am
Cost: Per beer.
Join in at Odyssey Beerwerks as they ring in the New Year at the taproom. Come dressed in attire from your favorite decade (think skinny ties, bell bottom pants, popped collars, zoot suites, etc.). Prizes will be awarded for best dressed. Live music from the Social Livers. Open until 1:00am. No tickets required, just dress up and show up! Plan to get a taxi home or bring a Designated Driver. Website:

Big Choice New Years PartyBig Choice Brewing New Years Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Big Choice Brewing - 7270 W. 118th Place
Broomfield, CO
Time: 8:00pm to 1:00am
Cost: $55/pp drinkers, or $25/pp designated driver.
PARTY LIKE ITS 19??! Come ring in the New Year with Big Choice on Tuesday, December 31st from 8pm to 1am and dress up in your favorite Decade Costume (Best dressed gets BEER FOR A YEAR! Votes will be made by your peers and winner is announced right before midnight). Entry ticket includes food from Noodles & Company and Unlimited Beer (or unlimited soft drinks for DD), a Champagne Toast, Giveaways and Trivia/Games. Want to stay at a hotel? The Westin Westminster* is offering a rate of $105 for the night. Call 303-410-5038, ask for Kayla Simmering or Amy Skarbek and mention Big Choice Brewing room block. This is a 21+ only event.

FCB New Years Eve Party2013-2014 New Years Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Fort Collins Brewery / Gravity 1020 - 1020 E. Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm to after midnight.
Cost: $100 per couple.
Enjoy a prohibition-era celebration. Dress up as a gangster, a flapper, a silent movie star or as your favorite Speakeasy patron. Their New Years Eve event includes a free cigar, music and dancing, a champagne toast and a 4-course Beer Dinner. Costumes from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s are encouraged. For reservations call Gravity 1020 at (970) 682-2260 or stop by the brewery / restaurant. Hurry, tickets are selling fast.

New Year's Eve with Left Hand Brewing
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Ale House at Amato's - 2501 16th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 5:00pm to Close.
Cost: Per Beer.
New Year's Eve is at hand! This year, they're celebrating at Left Hand's Tap Takeover at the Ale House at Amato's in Denver! Check out the full tap list, plus a toast with Left Hand's Widdershins Barleywine at midnight! Celebrate with this Left Hand Tap List: 2013 Pro Am Schwarzbier, Oktoberfest, Dunkel Weiss, Deep Cover Brown Ale, Jackman’s Pale Ale, Motherlode Golden Ale, Munich Dark Crystal Lager, Fade to Black Volume 4, Milk Stout Nitro and Widdershins Barleywine.

Other Events Planned - Details coming soon.

More New Year's Eve Parties - multiple locations - Statewide - December 31st.

January 2014 events now posted!

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