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October 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsOctober 2014

October 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

October is usually marks the beginning for indoor beer festivals. The harvests have begun, Oktoberfest celebrations are nearly done and the fall seasonal beers are abundant. October still has a big variety of festivals, both indoor and outdoor, but the changing of the leaves and the coming of snow means that 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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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.

Denver Beer Fest 2014
Friday - Saturday, Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2014
Various Venues
Denver, CO
Time: All week long!
Cost: Varies by event.
You're not going to disappear in the Denver Beer Triangle, but it is easy to get lost in the fine, handcrafted beers, ales, stouts and porters found along the way. Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the area between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins is often called the "Napa Valley of Beer." Here you'll find Coors Brewery, the largest single brewery in the world, as well as some six-dozen other award-winning brewpubs and microbreweries. Every year, in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival, Denver throws a week-long Denver Beer Fest. Look for special beer events and tappings all over the metro area and also throughout the Boulder and Fort Collins areas. Check out the official website for more events, lodging and travel info.

Offensively Delicious - a Craft Beer Comedy Show
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Oriental Theater - 4335 W 44th Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 6:00pm til ???.
Cost: $40 Advance, $45 at the door.
Renegade Brewing Company and Sexpot comedy present a craft beer comedy show! This will be a first-time event and is expected to be an annual show taking place every year before the Great American Beer Festival. Renegade has invited nine other breweries to participate in this inaugural event. These breweries include Epic Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Santa Fe Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, Schmaltz Brewing (HE'BREW), Community Beer, and one yet to be announced. Each brewery will participate in two ways. They'll each feature at least two beers for the unlimited tasting, and also send a brewery representative to perform a short stand-up comedy performance. The night will start at 6:00pm with an open tasting of the 20+ beers from around the country. At 8:00pm, the breweries will take the stage in the Open Mic portion of the event. After a few laughs from the featured breweries, two local comedians and a headliner will round out the night. Local comedians are Andy Juett and Adam Cayton-Holland. Headliner will be Nikki Glaser who has gained renown from MTV's Nikki and Sara Live as well as her thriving career as a stand-up comic. Tickets are available through Imbibe and may also be purchased at A portion of proceeds will go to MaxFund no-kill Animal Shelter.

The Brew Night Show with Marty Jones
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret - 16th St & Arapahoe
Denver, CO
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm, w/post-show party.
Cost: $20.00 per person.
It's America's first and most entertaining beer-focused talk and variety show. In addition to the beery humor and music from Marty Jones, the night features interviews with beer-industry leaders including Charlie Papazian, Green Flash Brewmaster Chuck Silva, brewlesque performers, and a one-night-only list of exceptional beers from Green Flash, Odell Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewing, Wasatch, Squatters and Dude's Brews. Marty's backing band, The Brewbadours, will serve as the house band for the evening. Tickets are $20 and are available at The ticket price includes a free year’s subscription to Draft Magazine and other beery perks. Doors open at 7 PM, the show begins at 8 PM. A post-show party begins at approximately 9:30 PM and includes more beer-minded music from Jones, and songs from beer-industry parody group the Rolling Boil Blues Band, led by Celebrator Beer News publisher Tom Dalldorf. After party admission is just $5 at the door.

2014 Great American Beer Festival2014 Great American Beer Festival
Thursday - Saturday, October 2-4, 2014
Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th St.
Denver, CO
Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Sat afternoon 12:00-4:00pm.
Cost: SOLD OUT!!
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since. The GABF offers 49,000 attendees the opportunity to sample almost 3,000 beers from approximately 700 U.S. breweries across 4 separate tasting sessions. Tickets sold out on July 31st (as usual), but visit the official website for more info & hotel listings.

What the Funk!? GABF 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Exdo Event Center - 1399 35th St.
Denver, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
Cost: $85.39 (SOLD OUT)
Did you get shut out on tickets to the GABF? No worries - there's another event happening on Thursday night you won't want to miss. The third installment of What the Funk!? is right around the corner. On Thursday, October 2, 2014 a special group of breweries will be presenting barrel-aged, sour and funky beers from many brewing friends around the world. The breweries will be showcased at the Exdo event center from 6 to 10pm. Tickets will go on sale August 20th, 2014 at 6am MST on Eventbrite.

20th Annual World Brewer's Forum
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Denver Marriott City Center.
Denver, CO
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am.
Cost: FREE
The 20th annual KROC World Brewers Forum will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 8pm - 12am at the Denver Marriott City Center. We hope that you will join us at the 20th Anniversary WBF. Come sample one or many of the 20+ homebrews on tap during the event. During the event, winners of the 8th Annual KROC Great American Beer Challenge will be announced, and medals will be given out. The entry window will open shortly. A drawing and a silent auction will be held during the event. Prizes up for grabs include gift certificates, glassware, t-shirts, growler fills, and more! You never know what's going to show up in our silent auction - previous years have included bags of grain, learn to homebrew kits, food tastings, beer for a year, and homebrew equipment. The event is 21+ and free to all. IDs will be checked at the door. Sponsors by the Keg Ran Out Club (KROC) Homebrew Club of Broomfield, CO.

Beers Made By Walking Festival
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wynkoop Brewing Co - 1634 18th St.
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $40 per person.
Beers Made By Walking invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new beers that are inspired by plants from the trail. Each beer is a unique, drinkable portrait of the landscape. We are excited to announce our annual festival at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver on Friday, October 3rd, from 12-4pm MST. Now in it’s fourth year, the event showcases 30 place-based beers to the countless beer lovers that have gathered in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Over twenty of the beers were made specifically for this event from Colorado breweries that have collaborated with us. Each beer is inspired by landscapes in an area of the brewer’s choosing. Brewers have hiked up 14,000 foot mountains, trekked through lush canyons, camped in national parks, and strolled through community gardens to find inspiration. Additionally we will serve a series of beers that fit into the Indigenous Style Category from breweries around the country. Tickets go on sale September 3rd at noon MDT. Visitors will receive special glassware for the event, and unlimited access to the beers, until they run out. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Cottonwood Institute in Denver. Tickets at

Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI
Friday, October 3, 2014
McNichols Civic Center Building - 144 W Colfax
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, VIP 12pm.
Cost: General $110, VIP sold out.
50 brewers are committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI in support for Pints for Prostates. The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 50 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. All ticket holders to this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night organized tour for two of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. General admission tickets available at

Great Avery Boulder Fest
Friday, October 3, 2014
The Fox Theater - 1135 13th St.
Boulder, CO
Time: Doors open at 8:30pm til late.
Cost: $20.00 per person.
It's the biggest beer week of the year and Avery Brewing wants to celebrate in their hometown and feature a local venue, local bands, and local beer! They're bringing rarities from the Avery Tap Room like Lilikoi Kepolo, barrel-aged beers like Pump[KY]n (their brand new Bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin porter), and gems from Adam Avery's cellar! Enjoy live music from "The Magic Beans" with "Analog Son". Tickets and more info here.

Lakewood Cider Days - Hard Cider Tasting
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Lakewood Heritage Center - 801 S Yarrow St.
Lakewood, CO
Time: Noon to 4:00pm.
Cost: $22 = $7 fest entry + $15 tasting.
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family! Cider Days hosts the same great experience either Saturday or Sunday, and your admission covers all activities and entertainment, except for the Hard Cider Tasting (separate charge). Stop by the hard cider tasting area from noon to 4pm on Sunday. This is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Cider Association. There will be over 40 different hard ciders from over a dozen different hard cider companies from Colorado and the region. Visit: for more info.

Patrick's Belgian Tasting featuring Westvleteren XII
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Patrick's Irish Pub - 907 8th Ave.
Greeley, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $30.00 per person plus ticket fee.
For Patrick's 3rd Beer Cellar Tasting, they decided to up the ante. They are featuring various vintages of Belgian style beers, all leading up to the tasting of the rare and remarkable Westvleteren XII. Here are the beers attendees will be sampling: 2013 Ommegang Gnomegang, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Ommegang Three Philosophers, 2014 Ommegang Valar Morghulis, 2014 Duvel, 2014 Duvel Triple Hop, 2013 Boulevard Sixth Glass, 2013 Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, 2014 Boulevard Love Child #4, 2014 Elevation Signal de Botrange, and finally the 2013 Westvleteren XII. These tickets will go fast. Tickets available at: Eventbrite.

Refreshment for a Cause
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Parry's Pizza locations (4 metro)
Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker, CO
Time: 11am to close.
Cost: Per beer and food item.
Not too long ago Parry's paired up with Epic Brewing to provide them a beer that would be private labeled through Parry’s. The beer was to be called, Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat. They wanted this to be a refreshing beer for a cause. So, they paired up with St. Jude Children’s Hospitals to make the sales of this beer go further for the good of children and their families. For every pint they sell of this beer, they are going to give .25¢ to St. Jude. They've been doing this since October 1st of 2013 and the last day for this round of donations is October 1st of this year. After October 1st, they'll tally everything up and then they're throwing a party. But don't fret, they'll be doing this from here on out with Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat. Many breweries have generously donated kegs of their own beer to further their efforts in getting St. Jude the donations they need to continue doing what they do. All sales from these beers will be donated to St. Jude. Their Greenwood Village location is where the check will be presented to St. Jude’s representatives and a photo op with many of the contributors. It’s also where Epic Brewing will have their one-off firkin made especially for this event. Locations:

Haunted Brew Fest
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Colorado Springs Event Center - 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost: $25 General, $55 VIP.
Now that you're recovered from the GABF, it's time for another beer fest! The Haunted Brew Fest will feature over 140 different beers from 50 breweries. There will be plenty of live entertainment, free prizes, unlimited 2oz beer samplings, and discount tickets to Ghouls Gulch Haunted House. There will be food from 3 Margaritas, Ernie's Smokin BBQ (food sold separately), live music and live broadcasts from 6 different radio stations. Since this is a Halloween themed brewfest, costumes are welcome (but not required). $50 prizes for best male and best female costumes. More information at:

Hops & Pie Presents: Pumpkin Beer Fest
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hope & Pie - 3920 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO
Time: 12:00pm to close.
Cost: Per beer.
Are you a lover of pumpkin beer? If so, you'll want to head to Hops & Pie on Saturday, October 25th for their annual Pumpkin Beer Fest. The pumpkin beers start flowing at 12pm and run all day long. They will have over 18 different pumpkin beers flowing. Flights and single pours will be available. No tickets necessary - just show up and order what you like! Beers include: Avery Rumpkin, Bruery Autumn Maple, South Hampton Pumpkin Ale, Dogfish Head Punkin', Strange Craft's Pumpkin Porter, Sam Adam's Fat Jack, Denver Beer Co Hey Pumpkin, Hopping Frog Hoppin' Hollow Double Pumpkin, Southern Tier's Pumking, Alaskan Brewing's Pumpkin Porter, St. Ambroise's Citrouille, Elysian's Night Owl, Epic's Fermentation With out Representation, Almanac's Heirloom Pumpkin, Upslope's Pumpkin, Avery's Gored, Southern Tier's Warlock, and Fate Brewing's Pumpkin Ale. Website:

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Mile High Station - 2027 Old West Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:30pm to 12:00am
Cost: General $35, VIP $65.
World of Beer is partnering up with ESPN to bring you WOBtoberfest, the most interactive beer festival connecting people through sports, and great craft beer! Join us Thursday, Oct. 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the Mile High Station for sports, passion and beer. We are the only beer festival that combines live music, sports, and an endless flow of craft beer. A variety of interactive games will be spread throughout the venue that are both physically and mentally stimulating for all guest, you will have local craft beer celebrities, including celebrity athletes and cheerleaders participating in the games and festivities! VIP tickets are available and include early entrance, exclusive access to rare beers, celebrity guest speakers, gift bags, awesome food trucks and many more surprises. Tickets and info at:

FCB Halloween Party
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Fort Collins Brewery (Parking Lot) - 1020 E Lincoln Ave.
Ft. Collins, CO
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Cost: Free with Canned Food Donation.
Back by popular demand, it is the return of FCB's Halloween Parking Lot Party and Costume Contest! Enjoy live music by Blue Heron Blues Band, great food & plenty of excellent FCB beer! Free entry with canned food item and/or cash donation for Larimer County Food Bank. Be sure to stop by FCB before your late night parties and Halloween shenanigans. There will be some great prizes to win. More info at:

Brewery Halloween Parties
- Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Oct. 26 - Pumpkin Carving Contest 2:30pm - 5pm.
- Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Oct. 31 6pm-12am - Halloween Party.
- Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Oct 31 5-10pm - Halloween Party - parking lot.
- Great Storm Brewing (Colo. Springs) - Oct 31 all day - Halloween Party.
- Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Oct 31 evening - Halloween Party.
- Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Oct. 31 6-11pm - Halloween Party.
- Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder - Lee Hill) - Oct. 31 9pm-1am - Halloween Party.
- West Flanders Brewing (Boulder) - Oct. 31st all day - party, costume contest.
- High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Oct. 31st party.
- Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - Oct. 31st - Halloween party.
- The Industrial Revolultion Brewing Co (Erie) - Oct. 31st 6-10pm - Halloween party.

Other October & GABF Events Planned - Updated regularly.

- Upslope Brewing Night - Oct. 1st - Denver, CO @ Freshcraft 7pm (1530 Blake St)
- Horizontal Farmhouse Ale Tasting - Oct. 1st - Denver, CO @ River North Brewery 3pm.
- TRVE Brewing + 3 Floyds GABF After Party - Oct. 2nd - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO 6pm-12am.
- Oskar Blues Ordeal - Oct. 1-3 - Longmont, CO.
- East Coast, West Coast, No Coast Tap Takeover - Oct 1-5 - Arvada, CO @ Braun Taphaus & Grille.
- Crooked Stave Artisans Tap Takeover - Oct 2nd - Denver, CO @ Hops & Pie - 11:30am - close.
- Elevation Beer Co Day - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO @ Freshcraft 3-7pm (1530 Blake St).
- Oskar Blues Tap Takeover - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO @ Hyatt Regency Convention Center 3pm.
- Cellar Sale - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO @ River North Brewery - Afternoon.
- Hyatt Rock The Dock - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO - 3-5pm - Details TBA.
- Avery Midnight Breakfast - Oct 2nd - Euclid Hall 11pm - Denver, CO - $125.
- Green Flash Party - Oct 2nd - Denver, CO @ Lucky Pie LoDo - 4:30pm.
- Left Hand Firkin Festival - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO @ Lucky Pie Pizza - 2pm.
- Epic Brewing's Fifty Firkin Fiasco - Oct. 2nd - $25 - Epic Brewing, Denver, CO.
- Ska & Cigar City Night - Oct. 2nd - Denver, CO @ Freshcraft 7pm (1530 Blake St).
- Winter Wondergrass GABF Party - Oct. 2nd 7pm - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO.
- Metal Breweries Present... A Metal Show - Oct 2nd 6pm - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 6pm.
- New Belgium/Odell Brewing Special Release - Oct 2nd - Denver, CO @ Star Bar 6pm.
- Siebel Sensory Analysis Seminar - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Denver Marriott City Center 1pm-5pm.
- Stone Brewing Tapping - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Lucky Pie LoDo 1pm.
- Dogfish Head Event - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Lucky Pie LoDo 4pm.
- Odell & Boulevard Class of '89 Release Party - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Freshcraft 2-7pm.
- Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 9pm w/Breckenridge Brew.
- Alpha King Challenge - Oct. 3rd - Denver, CO @ Rock Bottom 1pm judging, 3-4pm awards (1001 16th St)
- Robe One Out w/Avery Brewing - Oct 3rd - Denver, CO @ Star Bar 10pm-close.
- Firestone Walker Party - Oct. 4th - Denver, CO @ Freshcraft 4-7pm (1530 Blake St).
- Dr. Bill Falling Rock Beer Tasting - Oct. 4th 8pm Falling Rock Tap House - Denver, CO.
- Breakfast w/The Bruery - Oct 4th 8am - Denver, CO @ Cheeky Monk (Colfax).
- Elite Brands Mountain Showcase - Oct 4th 12pm - Denver, CO @ Lucky Pie LoDo.
- Empty The Cellar Party - Oct. 4th - Denver, CO @ River North Brewery - 1pm-10pm.
- BRU GABF Hangover Brunch - Oct 5th - Boulder, CO @ BRU handbuilt ales & eats 9:30am-3pm.
- Crooked Stave Beer Brunch - Oct 5th - Denver, CO @ Lou's Food Bar 10am-3pm.

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