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September 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsSeptember 2014

September 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

September marks the end for the seasonal outdoor beer festivals. The harvests have begun, Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing and the fall seasonal beers are abundant. September still has a big variety of festivals, both indoor and outdoor, but the changing of the leaves means that soon beer drinkers will be heading inside. 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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6th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest
2014 Fall Harvest BrewfestFriday, September 5, 2014
The Lincoln Center - 417 W Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm. VIP 6:00pm.
Cost: $37.50 General, $55 VIP.
Brewfestivians will have access to 100+ beers from over 30 different breweries and micro-distilleries along with food pairings from some of Colorado’s favorite vendors and restaurants; all beer oriented of course. With the cost of admittance, each beer enthusiast will get a commemorative tasting glass for unlimited beer and spirit samplings. For those looking to expand their palate, be sure to check out some of the new breweries and micro-D’s on board for 2014: Crooked Stave, Colorado Cider and Black Canyon Distillery, among others. An expanded offering of non-alcoholic options will be featured, including Denver based Happy Leaf Kombucha and the decadent Dry Soda from Seattle. Live music will keep your toes tappin’ while local food trucks will keep your tastebuds are waggin’! Website:

Save the Ales 2014: Our Air. Our Water. Our Beer.
Friday, September 5, 2014
EXDO Hall - 3545 Larimer
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, 6pm VIP.
Cost: $35 General, $60 VIP w/early entry.
Conservation Colorado is partnering with over 20 Colorado microbreweries for the 4th annual Save the Ales Fundraiser and Beer Tasting event! It is taking place on Friday, September 5 in Denver. They will be celebrating the best microbreweries of Colorado while supporting and raising awareness about their efforts to protect Colorado's water, air, and, of course, great beer! VIP admission includes early-entry and other Save the Ales schwag. Enjoy unlimited beer tasting, some food and merriment! Tickets and info at:

Lafayette Craft Brew & BBQ Festival3rd Annual Lafayette Craft Brew & BBQ Festival
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Atlas Valley Shopping Center - 95th & Arapahoe
Lafayette, CO
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: TBD
This September 6 marks the third year of an exciting late summer event in the Boulder Valley – the Lafayette Craft Brew and BBQ Festival held at the Atlas Valley Shopping Center. For the past two years, and again this year, professional and amateur BBQ Chefs and Craft Brewers will gather for a friendly but spirited competition. (Competition is for the BBQ vendors and amateur brewers.) Professional restaurants and brewers will provide tasting samples to attendees. Music and kid’s activities along with a variety of community vendors make this the ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon while supporting the philanthropic outreach of both the YMCA of Boulder Valley and the Boulder Rotary Club. Website:

Boulder Valley Beer Fest
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Superior Community Park - 1530 Coalton Road
Superior, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $25 advanced, $30 at gate.
The Rotary Club of Boulder Valley is excited to announce the first annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest. The festival will take place in conjunction with the Town of Superior’s annual Chili Fest. All net proceeds from this fund raiser will be used by the Rotary club to support its many active community projects from improving literacy locally to helping eradicate polio globally. The Beer Fest will feature approximately 15 local breweries offering a wide variety of outstanding beers. General Admission includes an attractive souvenir mug and unlimited beer sampling. An Academy of Rock band from Globalsound Studio and the award-winning, local a cappella group Face will provide entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. This is a family friendly event. Tickets and info at:

2014 Brew at the Zoo
Friday, September 12, 2014
Denver Zoo - 2300 Steele St.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $85 General, $100 Preview VIP, $30 DD.
A favorite for beer connoisseurs, Brew At The Zoo will celebrate its 17th anniversary on September 12th. The event will feature 40 of Colorado’s local breweries and 20 local restaurants. Enjoy samples of old favorites or try a different brew. From porters to pale ales, the evening is a great opportunity to try some of the best beers of Colorado - you might just find a new favorite! Ticket price includes a souvenir tasting mug, complimentary appetizers, and unlimited 4oz beer samples. Tickets available online.

20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Friday - Sunday, September 12-14, 2014
Main Street area
Breckenridge, CO
Time: Fri: 2-9pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm.
Cost: Steins: 1/2 liter $30, liter $35 - 1 Day, VIP $120.
Breckenridge’s 20th annual Oktoberfest, September 12-14, 2014, includes a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, Paulaner Bier, genuine German cuisine, collectible steins and special accommodation packages. Don’t miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains. Oktoberfest is where Munich meets Breckenridge. When Main Street closes and comes to life as a street party with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, 5k run and, of course, Paulaner Bier. The Main Street Party features more than two dozen food vendors, lots of dancing and a weekend of fun. Due to the extensive food and beverage offerings, they ask that you please leave your best four legged friends at home as well as any outside alcoholic beverages. Don’t forget your ID though. Website:

2014 Telluride Blues & Brews FestivalTelluride Blues & Brews Festival
Friday - Sunday, September 12-14, 2014
Various venues around town.
Telluride, CO
Time: All weekend. Grand Tasting Sat. 12pm-3pm.
Cost: $185 3-day pass, $65-70 Single day pass.
Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews takes place every September in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of live music and microbrews held at Telluride Town Park, nestled in the valley of stunning 13,000-foot mountain peaks. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, jam band, rock, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows, and much more. 56 Breweries and 170 different beers. VIP is SOLD OUT. Website:

Lafayette Brew Fest
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Lafayette Marketplace - 400 W South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: Free admission, $2 for each 4oz pour.
Thirsty? Come join us for Lafayette's FIRST Brew Fest featuring Micro and Craft Beers for sale from the local area breweries. No Entrance Fee. Local Music by The Chris Daniels Band. Visit craft and business booths and a variety of restaurant and food booths. Purchase pours in advance by Sept. 11th and receive extra pours and a chance to win great raffle prizes such as growler fills and gift certificates from local breweries and more. Receipt must be presented day of the event. Those who are drinking must purchase tasting tokens and will receive a souvenir cup. For more information call 303-666-9555. Advance drink tokens and more info on the Official Website.

2014 Brews and Bites Pairing
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Governor's Residence - 8th & Logan
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: $100 or $250 VIP.
Join in for an afternoon of food, drink and fun in "Colorado's Home," the beautiful Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion. Enjoy tastes of the Colorado Brewers Guild member's masterfully crafted beer paired with the culinary creations of the chefs of the Colorado Chefs Association while wandering the rooms and gardens of "Colorado's Home." The proceeds raised from your ticket purchase will benefit the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund, an inclusive, non-partisan 501(c)3 dedicated to preserving the historic Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion in perpetuity of the people of Colorado to enjoy. Price includes over 20 beer & food pairings, a commemorative glass, live music and a tour of the mansion & grounds. Tickets & info.

Denver Oktoberfest 2014
Friday - Sunday, September 19-21 & 26-28, 2014
20th & Larimer Street
Denver, CO
Time: Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-5pm.
Cost: Free to attend. VIP $65-$175.
Fred and Hertha Thomas owned two shops in Larimer Square (Cafe Promenade and Boutique Int’l). In 1969, they decided to honor their favorite tradition in front of the Cafe, and quietly tapped a keg and served some pretzels and white radishes. Until 2007, the event was held on the 14th block of Larimer St. and since it has been hosted at 20th and Larimer in historic Denver, Colorado. The Denver Oktoberfest attracts over 350,000 people during the six-day festival and it was quoted in Maxim Magazine and USA Today as “The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States and “One of the country’s biggest and longest running traditions”. Plenty of beer, food and fun for the whole family. Website:

Loveland Oktoberfest 2014Loveland Oktoberfest 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson/Amphitheatre - 4250 Byrd Dr.
Loveland, CO
Time: 11am-10pm, Community 11am-6pm, Concert 6-10pm.
Cost: Free to attend fest, beer extra, Concert $15-20.
Grimm Brothers Brewery, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson are delighted to announce a collaboration to create a Fall powerhouse event – LOVELAND OKTOBERFEST. This event will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Colorado Youth Outdoors – a unique program that began in Northern Colorado with the simple vision of preserving traditional family values and enjoying our natural resources through hands-on outdoor experiences that kids and parents share together. The concert features music from the Flobots, Proverbial, and The Epilogues. The first 300 pre-sale tickets purchased through Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, the Loveland Visitor Center and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will include a voucher for one free beer redeemable at Loveland Oktoberfest 2014*. For tickets & more info visit: *Must be 21+ for beer. Beer provided by Grimm Brothers, Loveland Aleworks, Crow Hop Brewing, Verboten Brewing, Big Beaver Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, and Samuel Adams.

Red, White & Brew IV
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Golden Elks Lodge No. 2740 - 16795 West 50th Ave
Golden, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $15 per person.
Over 65 different beers will be pouring at this special fundraising event to aid homeless veterans. Tickets are available at all Elks Lodges within the Central Northwest District and the Englewood Elks Lodge. Beers will be offered in 1oz pours and snacks will be served. There's just 110 tickets available so get yours soon. In addition, there will also be a Silent Auction. After the beer tasting, there will also be an optional dinner hosted by the Golden Elks with a separate $10 fee featuring pulled pork and all the fixin's. More information at the website:

Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-off
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Time: 12pm - 5pm.
Cost: TBA, $15 DD.
2014 is the 15th Anniversary of the Annual Mt. Crested Butte Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-off! They're extending the hours this year, showcasing over 20 breweries and 60+ beers and more music. This annual event features hot chili and live music with cool microbrews set amidst beautiful mountain scenery. Tickets on sale August 1st. More info at:

Colorado Plus Oktoberfest Party
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Colorado Plus Brew Pub - 6995 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Time: 11:00am - midnight.
Cost: Free to attend. Pay per beer, flight or food.
Come celebrate their 1st Annual Oktoberfest Party at Colorado Plus this September 20th. This fest will be featuring a variety of your favorite brewery's Oktoberfest biers including ones from: Fort Collins Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, Prost Brewing, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and more. There will be festive music, homemade bratwurst and sauerkraut, giveaways and more! Come in and vote for your personal favorite Oktoberfest Bier - the winner stays on tap for the duration of the Oktoberfest season. More details and directions on their website.

Bines & Brews Hopfest
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Limbach Park - Front St & Second St.
Monument, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $30 per person.
Come out to this fantastic new event in the Tri-Lakes area. It's part of the weeklong festivities of Monument Beer Week. There will be 10 local breweries pouring some of their best beers at this fest that's co-hosted by Twisted Bine Hop Farm. There will be food vendors, music in the park and plenty of fantastic Colorado beer. Breweries include: Strange Craft Beer, Red Leg Brewing, Black Sky Brewery, Fossil Brewing Co, Smiling Toad Brewery, Nano 108 Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing, 38 State Brewing, Fieldhouse Brewing CO, and Lofty Brewing Co. This is a 21+ only event. No dogs please. More info on the Tri-Lake Chamber of Commerce website.

2nd Annual Elitch Gardens Brew Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Elitch Gardens
Denver, CO
Time: Rides 10am - 8pm, Beer 12pm - 5pm.
Cost: $45.99 unlimited thrills & pils.
This is one of the last weeks of the season for Elitch Gardens amusement park. Come ride the rides and enjoy unlimited beer sampling. This is a 21+ only event. This event is likely to sell out quick and will be bigger and better than before. There will be over 50 great beers, 50 rides, including 6 coasters. Tickets available online at

Tap Into Northern Colorado
September 21 - October 5, 2014
The Mayor of Old Town - 632 S Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: Two solid weeks all day long.
Cost: By the beer.
It's the annual Tour of Northern Colorado Breweries sponsored by the Mayor of Old Town. They do their own Tap Takeover and put 100 of the best beers from Northern Colorado on tap for the week before and the week of GABF! This is the best time to get to know the beers from Northern Colorado. Try some flights or individual pints. Plus plenty to tasty food available as well. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Longmont Oktoberfest 2014
Friday - Saturday, September 26-27, 2014
Roosevelt Park
Longmont, CO
Time: Fri. 4-10pm, Sat. 12-10pm.
Time to fill your stein with local libation and welcome the fall season – Longmont Oktoberfest is back September 26th- 27th! Presented by Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont’s favorite fall gathering will take place once again at Roosevelt Park, featuring six local breweries including Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Pumphouse, 300 Suns, Grossen Bart, and Long’s Peak – our biggest beer fest yet! Longmont Oktoberfest will offer fresh fare, live music, and German themed fun & festivities for all ages! Get in the Deutschland spirit with the annual best dressed, stein holding and bratwurst eating contests and more! More info: Left Hand Brewing.

2014 Greeley Oktobrewfest
Friday - Saturday, September 26 & 27, 2014
Lincoln Park - 8th St & 9th Ave.
Greeley, CO
Time: Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-9pm. VIP tasting Sat. 3-7pm.
Cost: Free to attend, beer extra. Saturday VIP tasting $30.
Oktobrewfest is a family friendly event and offers a great Children’s Area. And of course, there are games for big “kids” too including life-size beer pong, pie-eating contests, and volleyball. Additionally, there will be wide variety of arts and crafts for perusal and purchase. Join in Friday evening from 5-10pm for great beer, brats, games, and a free concert. Sign up for the “Iron-Man Stein Lifting” contest and pick up your annual collector’s steins. All day Saturday there will be polka music, great beer and food, endless fun for the kids, contests and games. The fest will wrap up with contemporary funk and blues music from 7:30-9pm! Join in also for the VIP Beer Tasting. VIPs will receive a commemorative tasting glass, 2 beer tokens for use in the General Area ($10 value), samples of reserve and specialty beers exclusive to the VIP Tasting, cheese samples from MouCo, food provided by Stuft Burger paired specifically with the beers, and a meet-and-greet with professional brewers. The VIP Beer Tasting will include reserve beers from Black Bottle, Broken Plow, Crabtree, Grimm Bros, High Hops, Odell, Oskar Blues, and Wiley Roots. For more information visit

Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Cost: $40 drinkers, $20 Designated drivers (plus fee).
Fresh hopped beers are defined as beers made with hops within 24 hours of being harvested. Hops play a vital role in the brewing process. Each hop flower contains lupulin, a sticky substance that is secreted when boiled. Lupulin contains essential oils, bitter acids and resins that contribute to bitterness, flavor and aroma of the beer. Hops also help preserve beer’s freshness. Falling Rock Tap House has hosted the Fresh Hop Festival for nine years now. This year they have decided to partner up with the Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Events to expand the festival. This event will showcase beers from Colorado and the West Coast. Over 21 Brewers will be producing fresh hop IPAs, pale ales, brown ales, Belgians and stouts. It will be a very hoppy afternoon! Get tickets online.

Green. Beer. Fest.Green. Beer. Fest.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Boulder Bandshell - 1212 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: Free to attend, Beer cup: $30 advance, $40 at the door.
Formerly called the Frack Free Brew Festival. Now in its second year, the Green. Beer. Fest. is a day long Colorado craft beer + creative mashup hosted in Boulder, Colorado. Created by Wade M. Norris, the Green. Beer. Fest. unites Colorado’s microbreweries, indie musicians, farmers, pioneering people and companies working across industries doing epic things to save the world (aka sustainable innovation). The 2014 Green. Beer. Fest. theme + campaign is ‘Edge of the Unexpected’. This may be the one time you can come and fully live out your '7 deadly sins' without getting punished for it! The name Green. Beer. Fest. is a double entendre: green = eco + natural herbs, beer = craft brews, fest = live music + living exhibits. We hope that the eclectic and chill vibe will bring together wicked cool people like us – who sincerely CARE about – healing, saving lives and making the world a better place regardless of their background or affiliation(s). Website:

17th Annual GABF Tapping Party
Monday, September 29, 2014
Falling Rock Tap House - 1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:00pm til 2:00am.
Cost: Per beer.
Each year, Falling Rock's GABF Countdown clock marks the time until they begin celebrating the annual festival. On Monday, September 29th, the clock reaches 0-hour and the party begins! Owner Chris Black will kick off this year's festivities and will be offering a wide selection of specialty kegs, rare beers and taps that you don't normally see around town. This is a chance for the Colorado locals to enjoy some great beers before the crowds arrive later in the week for GABF. For more information about this and other Falling Rock Tap House GABF events visit:

Other September Events Planned - Details and more events pending.

- Tour de Fat - Sept. 6 - Denver, CO - City Park.
- Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge - Sept. 12-13 - Grand Junction, CO - Lincoln Park.
- Breckenridge Brewing Night - Sept. 29 - Denver, CO - @ Freshcraft 7pm (1530 Blake St).
- New Belgium Brewing Night - Sept. 30 - Denver, CO - @ Freshcraft 7pm (1530 Blake St).
- Paramount Café Beer Festival - Sept. 30 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Café (16th St Mall).
- Women of CO Craft Beer Calendar Release - Sept 30 - Wheat Ridge, CO @ Colorado Plus 6:30pm.
- Beer Rep Karaoke - Sept. 30 - Denver, CO @ Star Bar 9pm-11pm.

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