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August 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsAugust 2014

August 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

August is another busy month for outdoor beer festivals. 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. As the harvests start coming in you can expect to see a few Oktoberfest celebrations starting near the end of the month. 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 weekly or 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 few days.

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2014 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival6th Annual Gnarly Barley Brew Festival
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Larimer County Fairgrounds
The Ranch Events Complex Courtyard - 5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $15 General Admission, $60 VIP, $5 DD.
The Gnarly Barley is back for its 6th year. This is an outdoor event that will take place rain or shine. Your General Admission ticket is good for a Gnarly tasting mug and 7 tokens. Each token is redeemable for one (1) four ounce pour from any of the breweries. Additional tokens are available for $1 each. You also get to enjoy some great live entertainment and learn a lot about the great local breweries and their products. The festival will be providing shuttles to and from the festival to several local stops. Look for mini food & beer tastings offered every 30 minutes from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Sign up for a taste when you arrive. Tickets and more info at:

2014 Springs Beer Fest8th Annual Springs Beer Fest
Saturday, August 2, 2014
America The Beautiful Park - 126 Cimino Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $25 General (advance), $30 at Gate, $50 VIP.
Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 45 notable Craft Brewers. Join 4,000 beer enthusiasts for an afternoon of live music local vendors, games and local fare from food trucks and area restaurants. Ticket sales include souvenir taster mug and bottomless beer samplings. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Colorado Springs Old Chicago Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or Bristol Brewery. More info at:

2014 Sesh FestSesh Fest
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sculpture Park - 1101 13th St
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $20.00 6 6oz pours, or $30 unlimited pours.
It's an entire beer festival with beers all under 5% ABV. The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) and Imbibe Denver present the second event in the Lovibond series, Sesh Fest on August 2 from 3 – 7 p.m at Sculpture Park in downtown Denver. The Lovibond Series includes three separate events: Collaboration Fest (March 22), Sesh Fest (Aug. 2) and Fresh Hop Festival (Sept. 27). Each Lovibond festival focuses on a specific aspect of the brewing process and industry. Session beers create a unique balance of flavors between hops and malts. These beers have a crisp, clean finish to give the beer a high drinkability. Nearly 25 breweries will be participating. More info and tickets:

18th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival 2014
Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014
River Run Village
Keystone, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm daily.
Cost: $40 1-day beer pass, $75 Weekend beer pass.
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30+ microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages and the best of the best grace us with their presence through the festival bluegrass seminars taking place in Warren Station throughout the weekend. Confirmed 2014 Bluegrass Line-Up includes Peter Rowan, The Deadly Gentlemen, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Larry Keel Experience, Chatham County Line, The Hillbenders, The Railsplitters, Missed the Boat, Drunken Hearts, Wood and Wire, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Finnders and Youngberg and more. More info & tickets:

Avery Brewing's 21st Anniversary Party
Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Avery Brewing Co - 5763 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $40 per person, $20 Designated Driver.
Their alley brewery has served them well for 21 years. They've gone from making 800 barrels of beer a year to 50,000, from 3 annual beer styles to 22 and counting, from 3 employees to 93 and counting, and from a 6-car-garage brewhouse to a series of 6-car-garages. Avery will love their alley forever, but they need to keep following their dreams! For their last anniversary party in their original location, Adam Avery is digging deep into his cellar and is pulling out rare and vintage beers to share with you! There will be vertical tastings of over a dozen different Avery beers. Plus - live music and more! Tickets and more info.

Steamboat Wine Fest Beer-B-QSteamboat Wine Festival's Beer-B-Q
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Torian Plum Plaza - 1855 Ski Time Square Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
Cost: $75 per person.
On Saturday, August 9th explore the world of barbecue and craft beer with none other than the world-renowned chefs of Rex’s. They’ll show off their grilling skills as brewers from Colorado’s famous craft breweries showcase a wide range of delicious beers and styles. And just like any true barbecue, live music will keep the party hopping through the evening. Mountain chic attire recommended. 21+ event. Website:

South Pearl Street Blues & BrewsSouth Pearl Street Blues & Brews
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1pm to 10pm (est.)
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.

Winter Park Beer Festival 20145th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Hideaway Park
Winter Park, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: Presale Unlimited Tasting or DD $30, VIP Presale $70.
The Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, The LIFT FMand KRKY “Colorado Country” are proud to announce the 5th annual Winter Park Beer Festival on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Hideaway Park, in downtown Winter Park. This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with 30+ micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. This event is a ‘don’t miss’ for beer aficionados, music lovers and festival goers. Besides great beer, Beer Fest attendees will enjoy food from vendors, retail vendors, and live music from 3 acts throughout the day including headliner The Samples, White Water Ramble, and Missed the Boat. The Winter Park Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Grand Foundation. Website:

2014 Kyle's Brew FestKyle's Brew Fest + Album Release Party
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Liquor Mart - 1750 15th St.
Boulder, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
Cost: $25 early bird to 6/22, Higher after.
Kyle's Brew Fest Album Release Party early bird tickets on sale NOW! On Saturday, August 9th, at Liquor Mart, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band and other special friends will treat fans to a beer festival and album release party, plus a selection of more than 60 craft beers from more than 30 breweries. Get your tickets today at and at Boulder Theater box office. Sponsored in part by Boulder Beer Company.

2014 Westy Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Christopher Fields - 5875 W 104th Ave.
Westminster, CO
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: $20 per person.
Craft beer drinkers rejoice! Brand new this year as an extension of Westy Fest, The City of Westminster is hosting the Westy Craft Brew Fest on Saturday, August 9 from 5 – 8 pm at the Christopher Fields Softball Complex, 5875 W. 104th Avenue. Tickets are $20 and include samples from local breweries, a free concert, and the perfect outdoor setting for tasting some of the best beer brewed in Colorado. Designated drivers and those not drinking beer get in FREE! Breweries include: Kokopelli Beer, Westminster Brewing, Four Noses Brewing, Gordon Biersch Brewing, Wonderland Brewing, Front Range Brewing, Echo Brewing, C.B. & Potts, and Rock Bottom. Tickets and more info.

Fermentation Festival & Market
Saturday & Sunday, August 9-10, 2014
Highlands Masonic Center - 3550 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 3:30pm - 7:30pm daily, VIP entry 2:30pm daily.
Cost: $5 to $60.
A celebration of all things fermented. Guests will have the opportunity to sample fermented foods and beverages from across the country. Participants include Kombucha Breweries, Local Distillers, Craft Brewers, Wineries, Restaurants and Sauerkraut Makers. The festival strives to increase awareness about fermented foods and beverages. Educational Seminars will be offered on a variety of topics including homebrewing, kefir fermentation, cheesemaking, winemaking, kimchi & kraut, fermented Korean foods and more. Tickets & info at:

2014 Rocket In My Beer Fest
"A Taste of Space Technology"
Saturday, August 10, 2014
Space Foundation Discovery Center - 4425 Arrowswest Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $19 advance, $24 at the door.
Local Breweries, Brews and Space Technology! Who knew beer was high-tech?!? Don't miss this special beer tasting event at the Discovery Center! Learn about how beer - yes beer - has gone high-tech, using space technology throughout the process, from planting barley to refrigeration, shipping and more. Local breweries will be here with top flight brews for your sampling pleasure. Purchase of a $24 bracelet gets you into the beer tasting and includes one complimentary admission to the Discovery Center. Their special partners at Beer Drinkers Guide to Colorado will be on hand to put this all in perspective, answer questions and show you why space technology makes better beer. Sponsored by Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado and All Colorado Beer Festival. Must be age 21 or older with valid I.D. Tickets & info at:

Art & Ale Brew Festival 201411th Annual Art & Ale Brew Festival
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Wildlife Experience - 10035 Peoria St.
Parker, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $40, $45 at the door.
This event features a dazzling lineup of musical entertainment, bountiful brews, and tantalizing treats. Guests will soak up food and beverages from some of our finest local breweries and restaurants, and are welcome to peruse The Wildlife Experience's galleries and exhibits. Purchase tickets online, or by calling (720) 488-3344 on site. Visit their website:

Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge & Beer Tasting
Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16, 2014
Meyer Ranch - US Hwy 285 & Eagle Cliff Rd.
Conifer, CO
Time: Fri. 2-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm.
Cost: $25 each day or $35 for 2-day voucher.
The Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge will include a special opportunity for people to taste some unique Colorado Craft Beers. Around 15 craft breweries as well as several wineries in Colorado will be on hand for this big annual BBQ challenge with a $10,000 purse. Free parking and free admission to the BBQ competition. For more info and advance tasting tickets visit:

Ed Fest 20144th Annual Ed Fest Craft Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Freedom Park soccer fields at WECMRD - 0450 Miller Ranch Rd.
Edwards, CO
Time: Beer Tasting 3-6pm 6-10pm concert.
Cost: GA presale $39, VIP Presale $79. GA at gate $49.
The Fourth-Annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest, brought to Edwards by the team at Crazy Mountain Brewery, celebrates international craft beer culture with over 40 craft breweries tasting microbrews from around the world. Ed Fest promises summer fun for the whole community with gourmet bites from local restaurants and food trucks, wares from Colorado purveyors, and live music by the nationally-renowned North Mississippi Allstars. Ed Fest benefits the Eagle Valley Land Trust, a local nonprofit dedicated to conserving and protecting Eagle Valley’s natural spaces. General Admission includes souvenir tasting cup, access to the unlimited beer sampling from 3-6 p.m. and entry to all live music acts. More info & tickets:

Colorado Craft Beer Roundup
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Crist Park - 105 5th Street
Frederick, CO
Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm, 3pm VIP.
Cost: General $30, VIP $40
Ready for a boot-stomping, beer tasting good time? Mosey on over to the CO Craft Beer Roundup where over 20 Colorado breweries will be serving up suds to quench your thirst as food vendors quell your hunger, and plenty of live music and games entertain you! Featuring a kids corral with free kids activities including a fun splash pad, this fundraiser for the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce is sure to delight fun lovers of all ages! With a General Admission ticket, you get a mini Co Craft Beer Roundup tasting mug, unlimited samples from over 20 awesome Colorado Breweries and access to the event’s entertainment! If you want to skip the lines and get to the beer tasting quicker than the General Admission crowd, you can buy the VIP Admission ticket so you can get into the event at 3:00pm. Tickets and info at the Official Website.

Glendale's Bruises + Brews Beerfest
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Infinity Park - 4599 E Tennessee Ave.
Glendale, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $35 for Rugby & Beer, $10 Rugby only.
Glendale’s summer beerfest is back again this year, Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. “Bruises and Brews” will feature unlimited tastings from 20 craft breweries (mostly local) and three Colorado distilleries, all adjacent to the 7s rugby tournament action for a perfect view with your perfect pour. This year, attendees may purchase larger pours in order to explore the stadium and enjoy a live performance from Denver’s own the Epilogues (3 p.m.) up close. Tickets & info at:

Thunder Mountain Moody Brews & Blues Fest 2014Thunder Mountain Moody Brews & Blues Fest
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Cleland Park
Delta, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
Cost: $20 per person (at gate).
Join in for the 1st annual Thunder Mountain Moody Brews & Blues Fest! Saturday, August 16th at Cleland Park in Delta, Colorado from 3pm to 7pm. All proceeds go to charity. Cost is just $20 (available at the gate). Taste all of the local and statewide flavors of beers and ciders! Kick back and relax while listening to the Take Five jazz ensemble, and support the local Delta Lions Club. This event will help raise money for the Delta Lions Club to continue to provide eye glasses, vision screens, health fairs, human trafficking prevention, scholarships, and many other community projects. The festival features many local brewers, breweries, and cideries. With over 14 breweries in attendance, there will be 30-40 beers and ciders to taste. Food will also be available for purchase, courtesy of CB's Tavern. More info on their Facebook page.

Flavors of Colorado
Saturday - Sunday, August 16-17, 2014
Nottingham Park
Avon, CO
Time: Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-4:30pm.
Cost: Free Admission, food & drink separate.
Flavors of Colorado is a celebration of Colorado's own chefs, artists, musicians, 9 craft brewers and 7 distillers. Flavors of Colorado is full of fun, entertaining and educational activities and events. From food and drink tastings, live music, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, an art showcase and activities for the kids, the festival is a free event and offers something unique and interesting for the entire family. Flavors of Colorado is a weekend-long festival experience taking place August 16-17, 2014 in Avon, Colorado's Harry A. Nottingham Park. There is also a Farm to Chefs Table kick-off dinner on Friday, Aug. 15th too. More info at:

NedFest 201416th Annual NedFest
Friday-Sunday, August 22-24, 2014
Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park - Easy Street
Nederland, CO
Time: Friday 5:30pm, Sat. 11:30am, Sun. 10:30am.
Cost: 3-day $135, 2-day $95, 1-day $45-55.
NedFest is an annual three-day outdoor music, arts and microbrew festival with camping located in the mountains of Nederland Colorado, just 17 miles west of (and 3,000 ft. above) Boulder. It is an extremely cool, family-oriented event that, in recent years, is held the last weekend of August (before Labor Day weekend). The music featured can range from Bluegrass, Jamband, Jamgrass, and Rock to Jazz and World genres, or moreover, a sound that blends these styles and others together. Friday evening there are two bands then five acts perform on Saturday and Sunday on one stage with acoustic "tweener" sets between each band. There are also "official" late night shows on Friday and Saturday at an indoor venue nearby. Website & Tickets:

2014 San Juan BrewfestSan Juan Brewfest 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Buckley Park (downtown) - 12th St & Main Ave.
Durango, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm. (VIP 12pm)
Cost: $25 General Adm, $50 VIP, DD FREE! Kids 13-20 $10.
Around 50 breweries and 100+ different beers will be pouring beers in beautiful Buckley Park in historic downtown Durango for this annual event that benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Event will go on rain or shine. Tickets available starting June 1st. This is primarily a 21+ event, however, kids are allowed in if they are supervised. Kids 13-20 ticket is $10. Kids 0-12 Free. There will be several food vendors available with food for purchase. VIP's get food included in the VIP lounge. More info and tickets at:

Inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014
West Central Park - west of Broadway on Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $30 early, $35 at gate. DD $10.
Don't miss the inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival. The event brings together Boulder County's best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer from over 20 different breweries. The festival includes live music and food from local restaurants for purchase. Join in for this first of its kind event in Boulder County! Music from Andy Hackbarth (12:30pm - 2:30pm) and The HillBenders (3pm - 5pm). More info and tickets at:

Rendezvous at the Rock Beer Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Rockyard Brewing - 880 Castleton Road
Castle Rock, CO
Time: 1-5pm General, VIP 12-5pm.
Cost: $35 General, $50 VIP, $40 at door, $10 DD.
Castle Rock's Premiere Beer Festival! Rockyard Brewing is opening its location to over 30 different craft breweries for this 2nd annual event. There will be plenty of great beers, live bluegrass music and a lot of awesome food outside in the parking lot. A VIP ticket will get you in 1 hour early and also give you a brewers swag bag. More info and tickets at:

The Great Central City Beer Festival 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Historic Main Street
Central City, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm. VIP @ noon.
Cost: $30 advance, $40 day of, $75 VIP.
What a better place to hold a beer festival than on the streets of Central City! There will be over 40 breweries attending and pouring beers. Wander historic Main Street with your to-go cups, drink beer, play in the casinos and have some fun. Food and additional refreshments are available also. No pets please. Park anywhere off of adjacent streets and lots. Families are welcome. Plenty of street vendors, live music and restaurants too. Bring your ID for all drinking and gambling. More info at:

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, CO
Time: General 1pm-7pm, VIP 12pm-7pm.
Cost: Social $45, General $130, VIP SOLD OUT.
The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range. For the first time, the RMCF will be held at the world renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado! The festival attracts consumers that are geared toward premium high-end product – including premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, unique wine and spirits, fine automobiles, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life. Event Attendees have the chance to mingle with the most prominent cigar manufacturers and celebrities from around the world. All attendees purchasing a cigar ticket will be provided with an official festival bag containing over 20 premium cigars samples, cutter, lighter, festival glass, t-shirt, drink tickets and much more. Each attendee is provided with a free meal. Various ticket levels are offered to suit your needs. Official website:

3rd Annual Fight Fire With Beer Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sculpture Park - Champa St & N Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Cost: $35 unlimited pours or $5 single pour.
In 2014 Firefighter Appreciation Week will be observed in Colorado from August 17th – 23rd. Coloradans from across the state will celebrate firefighters and their families during the week long tribute. The week culminates with thousands of residents showing up to participate and support firefighters in the family friendly, 3rd annual, Fight Fire With Beer Festival. The festivities will take place on Saturday, August 23rd at Sculpture Park in downtown Denver. Come and celebrate to say "Thank You" to our brave firefighters. Find tickets on Eventbrite.

Foam Fest Microbrew Tasting
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Colorado State Fair - 1001 Beulah Ave.
Pueblo, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $30 per person + fair admission.
Looking to taste some great craft beer while you visit the Colorado State Fair? Stop over at Foam Fest inside the Special Events Tent. Come and taste beer from more than 20 of Colorado's craft breweries! Admission is $30 and gets you a commemorative cup and the chance to take a tasting tour of more than 40 of Colorado's best beers. You also will see the awards presented for the Fair's home-brew and craft beer competitions! Does not include the cost of admission to the Fair. More info on the official website:

T.E.V. Edelweiss Oktoberfest
Saturday & Sunday, August 23-24, 2014
T.E.V. Edelweiss Pavilion - 17832 Hwy 8
Morrison, CO
Time: Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-5pm.
Cost: $7 adults, $3 Kids 6-15, 5 and under FREE.
2 Days of Oktoberfest fun. We will have Opening ceremonies and Oktoberfest kick off starting at 11:30 am. The first band starts at 12:00pm Die Eldesteiner, and the 2nd band starts at 5pm the Rhinelanders. They will have 2 German dance groups perform throughout the day. They will have plenty of beer from Prost Brewing Company. They will also have a special display from the German American Heritage Museum for no extra charge. There will be kids games, face painting and German food served throughout the day. For more information, visit:

Pints in the Park
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Community Park - 955 Bella Vista Dr.
Louisville, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $25 advanced, $30 at the gate.
Come enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the park in Louisville, Colorado. There will be 16 local breweries pouring beers for your enjoyment. There will also be several restaurants and food trucks on site. The idea for this event is to highlight local businesses and have something that brings adults together to have fun. This is a 21+ event only. Breweries include: Gravity Brewing, 12 Degree Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing, Odell Brewing, Oskar Blues, Fate Brewing, The Post Brewing, Odd13 Brewing, 300 Suns Brewing, The Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub, Industrial Revolution brewing, West Flanders Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Front Range Brewing, Boulder Beer, and Liquid Mechanics Brewing. Website:

Other August Events Planned - Details and more events coming soon.
- Odd13 Brewing Company 1st Anniversary Party - Sat, Aug. 2, 2014 - Lafayette, CO.
- Tour de Fat - Sat, Aug. 30, 2014 - Civic Center Park - Ft. Collins, CO.
- Grillin' & Chillin' Brew and Music Festival - Aug. 23, 2014 - Ouray, CO. 1pm-7pm.
- Craft Lager Small Batch Festival - CANCELLED - See you in 2015 - Manitou Springs, CO.

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