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June 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsJune 2014

June 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

June signals the real beginning of the summer beer festival season. You can expect to have anywhere between 1 to 4 different festivals each week as the popularity of beer festivals in this state continues to grow. More and more events will be added to this calendar as June approaches. So get out your favorite hat, put on your sun block and head outdoors for some of the best beer fests in the country.

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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Highlands Ranch Beer Festival2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Civic Green Park
Highlands Ranch, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm, VIP 1:00pm.
Cost: $25 General adv, $35 day of, $40 VIP. On sale April 7th.
Colorado, often called the “Napa Valley of Beer”, is home to over 210 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event. Unlimited one ounce samples and a souvenir tasting glass is Included in the ticket pricing. Must be 21+ to partake in tastings. Individual beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund. The festival is open to all ages; however, only those over 21 can consume alcohol. Proper ID required upon entry. Fest website.

Boulder SourFest5th Annual Boulder SourFest
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Avery Brewing Company - 5757 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $55 + fees (tentative) - tickets on sale late April.
Pucker up beer lovers - this festival embraces brett, lacto and pedio like nothing else. It's Avery's 5th Boulder SourFest! There is expected to be over 60 different sour ales from around the country and from overseas at this popular festival. Your entry gets you a souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets and access to some of the best sour beers around. This is an event not to be missed. Ticket Link. www.averybrewing.com

Steel City Brew FestInaugural Steel City Brew Fest
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Gateway Park at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk
Pueblo, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $20 per person.
Join in at the beautiful Pueblo Riverwalk for the Inaugural Steel City Brew Fest. This event is part of the 14th Annual Boats, Bands and BBQ Festival, presented by Loaf ' N Jug, an annual event that draws over 35,000 people over a two day period. Events for the festival include a KCBS BBQ competition, live entertainment, food and product vendors, Kids Fun Zone, Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wing Eating Competition, along with other special events. The Steel City Brew Fest will allow participants to sample beer from Colorado craft breweries. The $20 Brew Fest ticket will provide entrance to the larger festival on the day of the event which is 10:00am to 11:00pm. More info at official website.

Taste of Fort Collins18th Annual Taste of Fort Collins
Friday - Sunday, June 13-15, 2014
Civic Center Park - Old Town
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 3-9pm Fri, 11am-9pm Sat, 11am-7:30pm Sun.
Cost: $5 before 3pm, $10 after 3pm. Kids under 12 and Seniors 65+ Free.
The Taste of Fort Collins is a Northern Colorado Tradition – a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle. TFC continues to benefit Special Olympics Colorado and Kiwanis Clubs of Fort Collins. This three-day festival offers attendees food from local and national restaurants, entertainment from regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine artisans work as well as the region’s best crafters. New Belgium and Odell Brewing will help sponsor the beer tent. Tickets and info at: www.tasteoffortcollins.com.

Snowmass Mammoth FestSnowmass Mammoth Fest
Friday - Sunday, June 13-15, 2014
Snowmass Town Park - 2835 Brush Creek Road
Snowmass Village, CO
Time: 1pm-9pm Fri, 9am-11pm Sat, 11am-8pm Sun.
Cost: 1, 2 or 3 day passes, $20 to $225.
Formerly known as the Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest, now in it's 11th year, featuring more great music, on-site camping, a traditional specialty chili and microbrew competitions and tastings. This will be a fun long weekend of live music with lots of different bands. The Beer Grand Tasting will be on Saturday from 2:00pm - 5:00pm with 25+ breweries and over 50 different beers. For tickets and more info visit: snowmassmammothfest.com.

South Pearl Street BrewgrassSouth Pearl Street BrewGrass
Saturday, June 14, 2014
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1pm to 10pm.
Cost: $5 admission, beer extra.
What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals. Inaugurated in 2007, the brainchild of a South Pearl Street merchant, the first Blues & Brews debuted on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. Entering its seventh year, the music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. Come enjoy a day outdoors listening to some great Bluegrass music. The question remains – is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music? Web site.

The Feast of St. ArnoldFeast of Saint Arnold
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Chapel of Our Savior - 8 Fourth Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 11:00am VIP or 12:00pm General to 4:30pm
Cost: Varies - $20 to $55.
Hey, I’m Saint Arnold, patron Saint of Beer. Join my friends and me on June 14, for my Feast Day on the sprawling, historic grounds of Chapel of Our Saviour, located in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Colorado Springs. It will be a “Festival celebrating Colorado’s lifestyle and culture,” benefiting Westside CARES! The Festival will, of course include beer and Colorado wine and much, much more, like a family interactive fun zone for all ages! Admission fee includes tastings from more twenty Colorado breweries, wineries, and distillers who will serve samples of their products. Continuous live music, tasting seminars, tours of the century old estate (if these walls could talk), Kid's Zone and locally prepared artisan food will complement the day's activities. The proceeds will benefit Fort Carson's soldiers and families. Tickets and info at: feastofsaintarnold.com.

Country Club ClassicCountry Club Classic - A beer tasting with a golf theme.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Sculpture Park
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $30 1st 100, $35 regular, $40 at the door.
The 6th Annual Country Club Classic takes a new twist on two of America’s favorite past times: golf and beer. This one-of-a-kind event is a beer tasting/silent auction fundraiser with a golf theme. At each “hole” guests will sample three beers from one of Colorado’s finest breweries and attempt to match the beer they taste with an option provided. No actual golf involved! Come out to this great event to taste some fabulous Colorado brews, enjoy the finest Denver Food Trucks, and support the American Lung Association in Colorado! Dress your best! Pull those argyle socks and golf hats out of the back of your closet because there will be prizes awarded for the best dressed! Beer buffs will be rewarded with prizes for matching the most beers. Amid the tasting, attendees will enjoy a special silent auction to benefit the programs of the American Lung Association in Colorado. With a number of fabulous and unique items, we hope to raise more than $30,000 to help kids learn how to manage their asthma, teens quit smoking, and improve the air quality for all of Colorado. Please join us for this incredibly unique and exciting fundraising event. To learn more and purchase tickets visit www.countryclubclassic.org.

Great Divide 20th Anniversary PartyGreat Divide 20th Anniversary Party
Saturday, June 14, 2014
3403 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $30 advanced, $35 at the gate (if available).
Tickets go on sale May 9th, 2014 for this big 20th Anniversary event. They're moving this celebration to the site of their upcoming future 2nd location - just across the street from The Source on Brighton Boulevard. This will be an afternoon of special beer releases, food trucks, live music from several bands, and much more. Sorry, no pets allowed. Help Great Divide celebrate 20 years of making great craft beer. Tickets and more info HERE.

Do at the Zoo25th Annual Do at the Zoo
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Denver Zoo - 2900 E. 23rd Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, VIP 6pm.
Cost: $175 General admission, VIP $300.
This is the Denver Zoo’s most anticipated summer event, the 24th Annual Do At The Zoo! The funds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the zoo’s continued sustainability efforts. The evening is guaranteed to highlight Denver’s best beer, restaurants and entertainment at one of the wildest local venues. Be ready to get your green on for this earth-friendly event and help raise funds to support Denver Zoo’s numerous sustainable practices. Website: denverzoo.org/doatthezoo

Rails & Ales BrewfestRails & Ales 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - 610 State Ave.
Alamosa, CO and La Veta, CO train stations
Time: Train leaves 10am Alamosa, 10:30am La Veta returns 5:15, 5:45pm.
Cost: $39, $69, $79, $99, or $169 tickets based on train seating.
Rails & Ales combines some of your favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best. There's just something so special about hopping on a train with friends to the wide open space we call Fir Station - our "little piece of Heaven" custom-built for the railroad meant to highlight how nature can so perfectly complement music. The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event - you only get here by rail and it doesn't get any better than this. Train returns to La Veta by 5:15pm and Alamosa by 5:45pm. Website.

Lake Dillon Brew FestivalLake Dillon Brew Festival
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Lake Dillon Amphitheatre & Marina Park
Dillon, CO
Time: Brewfest and Music 1pm to 5pm, More music 5pm - 9pm
Cost: $30 per person (estimate).
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the Colorado Brewers Guild Brew Tasting will be held at Dillon Marina Park. Colorado's world-class breweries will gather to serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs. The cost is $30 per person to sample over 25 Colorado breweries' tasty suds and listen to live Bluegrass. The Tasting will be 'hoppenin' between 1 - 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado's craft brewers. Dillon Events Calendar.

2014 Culture JamCulture Jam
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Left Hand Brewing Co - 1265 Boston Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $28.00/pp. Kids (5-15) $10.
Celebrating the rich cultural diversity in our community, Left Hand Brewing Company is proud to host Culture Jam for its second year! The annual concert and cultural display brings Colorado together for a family-friendly evening of world class music, dancing and community arts to benefit Intercambio Uniting Communities. Join in for a vibrant summer night at the brewery full of great music, global fare and craft beer, and community love! - See more at: lefthandbrewing.com/events/culture-jam.

YIPE Brew Classic
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Station 26 Brewing Co - 7045 E 38th Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Cost: $30/pp and tax deductible.
Join the Young Innovative Professionals Engage (YIPE) for the Brew Classic at one of Denver's hottest new breweries - Station 26 Brewing Company. Your ticket gets you two pints (one is a special release brew exclusive for the party), two slices of pizza provided by Basic Kneads Pizza, and a collector pint glass! Proceeds benefit the InnovAge Foundation, a non-profit organization providing aging adults with a broad spectrum of services to help them age independently. The mission of YIPE is to support the InnovAge Foundation through leadership, personal and professional development and community partnership. Tickets and info online or call 720-974-6037. Bike valet provided by Campus Cycles.

2014 Colorado Brewers Festival25th Annual Colorado Brewers Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 28-29, 2014
Historic Downtown area
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 11am to 6pm each day.
Cost: VIP $45, General $22, $10 Designated Driver each day (tentative).
Celebrating their 25th Year! This event brings the community and long time friends together to celebrate. Enjoy sampling Colorado's best brews, fabulous food, conversations with brewers, and two stages of stellar Colorado music. The 25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival will take place June 28 & 29, 2014. Over 60 Colorado beers and nearly 40 Colorado breweries are represented along with great live Colorado music Saturday and Sunday in historic Downtown Fort Collins. Website.

2014 Reds, Whites & BrewsReds, Whites & Brews
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Harry A. Nottingham Park
Avon, CO
Time: 12pm to 5pm.
Cost: $25 to $75.
In the gorgeous setting of Harry A. Nottingham Park in quaint Avon, Colorado, the Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Reds Whites and Brews American Made Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer! This event is the kick off to July 4th week in Avon, Colorado and will feature American Made wine & beer tastings, LIVE music, artists, vendors and food! The Reds Whites and Brews American Made Festival celebrates all of the finest things American! The weekend will kick off on Friday night with Avon After Dark – live music at various locations around Town. Then Saturday enjoy wine and beer tastings and amazing live music all day in the park! Live music, food specials, and more at local bars and restaurants! Saturday’s grand event will take over Harry A. Nottingham Park in Downtown Avon Colorado from 1-8 p.m. New for 2014, the event will stretch into the evening hours with American craft beer and wine tastings throughout the event, live Americana music from three live bands, local artists and vendors showcasing their products, and more. Info and tickets: redswhitesandbrews.net.

Other June Events Planned - Details coming soon.

- Great Divide's 20th Anniversary Party - June 14, 2014 - Denver, CO. Tickets on sale early May.
- 5th Annual Colorado Beer Connoisseurs Tasting - Fort Collins, CO - Friday, June 27th - 7pm-10pm - $50/pp (est) - see Choice City Facebook page.
- All Brewers' Eve - Premium Tasting Experience - Fort Collins, CO - Friday, June 27th - $60/pp (est) - Colorado Brewers Fest Facebook page.
- Denver Epic Beer Festival - date/time TBA. Could be June, July or August.
- Rocky Mountain Brew Fest - Estes Park, CO - No word yet on if they will do a fest this year due to flood last year.


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