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April 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsApril 2014

April 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

April brings the promise of Spring, but can also be one of the snowiest months of the year. Most beer festivals this month remain indoors and celebrate not only beer, but music, community and to the return of Major League Baseball. The beer stops around LoDo start to come to life once again with open day at Coors field in early April. Time to start shedding those thick winter coats and bring on the Spring seasonal beers.

These calendar listings are updated almost daily whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a day or two.

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Colorado Rockies Opening DayColorado Rockies Opening Day in Denver
Friday, April 4, 2014
Coors Field - 20th and Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:10pm first pitch
Colorado's Boys of Summer return to the ball field today and mark the 21st anniversary of their team. The Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks to kick off the opening homestand of 2014. This year, Coors Field has brand new upper deck restaurants in right field with gorgeous views of not only the game, but the surrounding area. Bars, breweries and restaurants all over Denver will be marking the day with specials and parties. The entire LoDo area will be buzzing with activity and of course lots of great Colorado craft beer! Get your tickets early if you plan to take in the game. Or grab a bar stool in a nearby business and enjoy on their big screen! Visit:

Breckenridge Beer Festival8th Annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival
Saturday, April 5, 2014
100 block of Ridge Street
Breckenridge, CO
Time: All afternoon - time TBA.
Cost: VIP $70 + General $27.50 advance.
The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is a beer tasting & live music event that features over 30 craft brewers taking over Downtown Breckenridge. The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. Hosted by KSMT “The Mountain”, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is located on Ridge Street, this incredible location combines downtown Breckenridge and great views of the mountain in celebration of Music, Brews and Views! 2014 breweries will be announced soon! Breweries that have participated in the past are: AC Golden Brewing Co, Alaskan Brewing Co, Avery Brewing Co, Bonfire Brewing, Boulder Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co, Boulevard Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Co, Copper Kettle Brewing Co, Crabtree Brewing Co, Crazy Mountain Brewery, FATE Brewing, Goose Island Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Kona Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co, Oskar Blues Brewery, Palisade Brewing Co, Pug Ryans Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing Co, Sapporo USA, Ska Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewery, Trinity Brewing, Upslope Brewing Co & Widmer Brewing and more! PLUS, Food, retail vendors, and LIVE music throughout the day! They’ll have live bands playing from 12 – 5 p.m. - Official website.

2014 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo AmericaCraft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
Tuesday - Friday, April 8-11, 2014
Colorado Convention Center - downtown
Denver, CO
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day.
Cost: Full conference $450-$1230. BrewExpo only $235-$525.
The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. For professional brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. The conference is also a great social event with 7,000 brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together. BrewExpo America® allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant Craft Brewers Conferenceprofessionals encounter the latest and best products and services that industry vendors have to offer. This year, this event will also host the 2014 World Beer Cup awards as well. Look for dozens of related beer events around downtown Denver during this expo with hundreds of craft brewers visiting from all over the world. Official Website. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be a part of the 2014 conference and trade show for the brewing and brewpub industry!

Night of the SaisonsNight of the Saisons
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake St.
Denver, Co
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: Per beer.
Just in time for the Craft Brewers Conference. Instead of doing the GABF route and having different breweries every hour, Falling Rock Tap House has decided to do style nights. On this night they will have approximately 30 Saisons on tap from different brewers around the world. Check with your server for a list: they are in order giving you the brewery, beer, a short description and the ABV. ORDER BY NUMBER!

What The FunkWhat The Funk!?
Thursday, April 10, 2014
EXDO Event Center - 1399 35th St.
Denver, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Cost: $80.00 plus online fees.
What The Funk!? is an invitational festival celebrating barrel-aged, wild, sour, and funky beers and this go around a few ciders! On Thursday, April 10th from 6:00-10:00pm What The Funk!? will take place at the EXDO Event Center in Denver, Colorado. Food options will include Basic Kneads Pizza and Street Frites Denver. This event coincides with the Craft Brewers Conference. Breweries participating include: AC Golden, Ale Apothecary, Allagash, Anchorage, Avery, Bear Republic, Bell's, Block 15, Boulevard, Breakside, The Bruery, Cambridge, Cascade, The Commons, Crooked Stave, Cigar City, DESTIHL, Dieu du Ciel, Elevation, Epic, Evil Twin, Firestone Walker, Fremont, Gigantic, Goose Island, Grassroots, Hogshead, Jackie O's, Jester King, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Mikkeller, Oakshire, Oxbow, Perennial, Prairie, The Rare Barrel, Russian River, Sante Adairius, Shelton Brothers, Side Project, Siren, Societe, Stillwater, Surly, TRVE, Upslope, Westbrook, Wicked Weed, Widmer Brothers, and Yazoo. Last year's event sold out lightning fast. Get you tickets quick! Tickets at Eventbrite.

Night of the BarrelNight of the Barrel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: Per beer.
Just in time for the Craft Brewers Conference. Instead of doing the GABF route and having different breweries every hour, Falling Rock Tap House has decided to do style nights. Tonight they will have approximately 30 Barrel-aged beers on tap from different brewers around the world. Check with your server for a list: they are in order giving you the brewery, beer, a short description and the ABV. ORDER BY NUMBER!

Night of the SoursNight of the Sours
Friday, April 11, 2014
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: Per beer.
Just in time for the Craft Brewers Conference. Instead of doing the GABF route and having different breweries every hour, Falling Rock Tap House has decided to do style nights. Tonight they will have approximately 30 Sour beers on tap from different brewers around the world. Check with your server for a list: they are in order giving you the brewery, beer, a short description and the ABV. ORDER BY NUMBER!

Blue Sky Brew FestBlue Sky Brew Fest
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Absinthe House - 1109 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $25 early bird, $35 day of.
Join in for a benefit beer fest for Blue Sky Bridge - Child & Family Advocacy Center. Nearly a dozen Colorado breweries will be pouring beers at this fest. With unlimited beer tasting in your complimentary Blue Sky Brew Fest tasting glass, live music by the North Boulder Underground and food from Savory Cuisines included in the ticket price, this event is one you won't want to miss. There will also be a raffle packed with great prizes. Breweries participating are: Avery Brewing, Oskar Blues, City Star Brewing, Shine Brewery, Fate Brewing, Great Divide, Twisted Pine Brewing, Upslope Brewing, West Flanders Brewing, J Wells Brewery and Very Nice Brewing. Tickets and info at:

2013 The TasteThe Taste
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hilton Fort Collins - 425 W Prospect Road
Ft. Collins, CO
Time: 5pm-9pm VIP or 6pm-9pm General.
Cost: $100 VIP, $60 General.
With flavorful food, complementing beverages and a passion for helping the hungry and homeless, Fort Collins' top chefs, restaurants, wineries, and breweries gather for "THE TASTE", a major fundraising event for Food Bank for Larimer County and Neighbor to Neighbor. This annual fundraiser provides support to fight hunger and homelessness in the local community. All proceeds directly benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County and Neighbor to Neighbor, two of the area's largest non-profit organizations designed to provide resources for the hungry and homeless. More info:

New Brew Crew2nd Annual New Brew Crew
A Tasting of Unique and Special Ales
Thursday, April 17, 2014
West Flanders Brewing Co - 1125 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $35.00 per person.
Join 7 of the newest breweries in Boulder County for an intimate tasting of rare and special beers. Enjoy hand crafted artisan food paired with each beer while you mingle with the brewers whose skills and imagination created the unique brews. Purchase your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets or call or swing by West Flanders Brewing Company.

Saison. Farmhouse. Rendezvous. 2014Saison. Farmhouse. Rendezvous. 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Trinity Brewing Co - 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12pm to 5pm.
Cost: $45 advance, $50 day of (if any left).
This is Trinity's annual celebration of Saisons. Tickets go on sale April 1st and are very limited. Call the pub on April 1st to reserve yours. The beer list is expected to be unbelievable again this year. Nearly 3 dozen brewery's beers will be served up in this big Saison festival. Don't miss out on this festival. Proceeds to benefit the Colorado Brewer's Guild.

Southwest Arbor Fest and Craft Beer Expo13th Annual Southwest Arbor Fest & Craft Beer Expo
Saturday, April 19, 2013
Lincoln Park
Grand Junction, CO
Cost: $20 per person.
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
A fun family event with a craft beer expo on the side. Join in for the Colorado Beer Expo at the SW Arbor Fest in Grand Junction. Sample 40+ beers from 20 different Colorado Breweries while tasting some of the best red and green chilies on the Western Slope at the annual chili and salsa competition. The annual Southwest Arbor Fest, Grand Junction's favorite spring festival, is a great way to get your taste buds into action with the chili and salsa competition. All ages can visit the arts and craft booths, enjoy live music, experience the amazing touch-a-truck, enjoy yummy food, and have fun! Arbor Day continues with area experts on hand throughout the day to answer your tree and gardening questions and free tree seedlings while supplies last. More info at: 970-254-3866. Official Website.

BrüFrouBrüFrou - Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum - 7711 E Academy Blvd
Denver, CO
Time: Session 1: 11am-3pm, Session 2: 4pm-8pm.
Cost: $95 Full Pairing, $55 Dining only.
70+ Colorado Breweries & Eateries! Don’t miss Colorado’s marquee craft beer + culinary pairing event. Join foodies who appreciate the nuances of expertly prepared combinations at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum on April 19th, 2014. BrüFrou, pronounced [broo-froo], will feature 40 Colorado micro-breweries paired with unique chef creations from the best Front Range eateries. BrüFrou is Colorado's sophisticated tasting experience. Sample uniquely curated food and brewed pairings hosted in a 1939 built WWII era hangar in the heart of the nostalgic Lowry Community of Denver. Socialize and enjoy DJ selections that amplify the vibe and elevate your experience. Tickets and info at:

2014 Microbreweries for the Environment22nd Annual Microbreweries for the Environment
Friday, April 25, 2014
Boulder Theater - 2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO
Time: 8pm Doors, 8:30pm Start. Goes late.
Cost: $23 General Admission, Beer extra.
Since 1993, this event has raised nearly $160,000 for local environmental causes. The proceeds from this year's benefit will further the environmental initiatives of five local non-profit organizations: Urbiculture Community Farms, Sustainable Living Association, Colorado State University Environmental Learning Center, Earth Guardians, and the CU Environmental Center. Colorado microbreweries serve their best beers for only $2/pint. Admission includes a commemorative pint glass sponsored by Bottles. Participants can also opt to purchase a sampler glass for $12 to partake in unlimited sample-size tastings. This year’s 19 participating breweries are: Asher Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Dillon DAM Brewery, The Fort Collins Brewery, Left Hand Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Co., New Planet Beer Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Prost Brewing, Shine Brewing Co, Ska Brewing, Twisted Pine Brewery, Upslope Brewing Company, West Flanders Brewing Company. The event’s features two high energy Colorado-based bands: Euforquestra, and The Drunken Hearts. The benefit is a zero-waste and carbon-neutral event. They encourage people to walk, bike, or bus to the event. Doors open and beer tasting starts at 8:00pm, and the opening band starts up at 8:30pm. The event ends at 1:00am. Tickets are available at the Boulder Theater Box Office (303-786-7030 or

Big Ass Tap TakeoverBig Ass Tap Takeover
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Parry's Pizza - 9567 S. University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Time: 11am to close.
Cost: Per beer.
It's back for another year! If you could have Avery Brewing in your backyard for the day, where would you be? Yep, in your backyard. Parry’s Pizza is bringing the beer geek of the south suburbs that very experience with yet another Big Ass Tap Takeover. On Saturday, April 26th in Highlands Ranch, Avery Brewing will be very well represented with a slew of their crafty goodness on tap and a smattering of rare bottles to be cracked. This event will ONLY be in Highlands Ranch but don’t fret, it’s still gonna be an ass ton of fun. Around 30+ different Avery beers are expected to be available all at one time. Don't miss this event! View all Parry's events.

Colorado Springs Craft WeekColorado Springs Craft Week
Sunday - Sunday, April 27 - May 4, 2014
City wide events - many locations.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: See website.
Cost: Varies per event.
Colorado Springs Craft Week is dedicated to cultivating the craft culture in Colorado Springs through collaboration, education, celebration, and philanthropy in their community. They build support for the many small, craft businesses in the Pikes Peak region including craft coffee, beer, cocktails, and food. By coming together as a whole craft industry, they will highlight the shift of the community seeking a higher quality, locally crafted product with several events throughout the region that will in turn help other organizations with similar missions. Several dozen events at businesses all across the area. Visit their official web site - - for full list of events.

Other April Events Planned - Details coming soon.

- Tap and Handle 2nd Anniversary Party - early April - Ft. Collins, CO.
- 9th Annual Prohibition Party - early April - Bristol Brewing - Colorado Springs, CO.

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