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January 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

January 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

January begins the long cold winter and with it, most beer activities are indoors. The holiday season is over, but the winter seasonal beers are abundant. January has a few festivals, but winter means that beer drinkers will be looking to stay warm with bigger beers. These calendar listings are updated regularly 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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2015 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival
Thurs-Sat, January 8-10, 2015 (Commercial Tasting Saturday)
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - 1300 Westhaven Dr.
Vail, CO
Time: Seminars 9:30am-2pm Sat. Commercial Tasting Sat. 2:30pm-6pm.
Cost: Commercial Tasting $65, Seminars $10 each.
Join in for the 15th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival Weekend! Come up to Vail to experience the event that beer connoisseurs are raving about. Homebrewers, Professional Brewers and Industry Gurus alike speak highly with regard to the unique format, the unusual international collection of beers, the organization and the overall quality of the event. For those of you who are Big Beers Festival veterans, this 15th Anniversary celebration promises to live up to your previous experiences and take it one step further. Look forward to more goodies from the culinary team at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, calibrate with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Avery Brewing Co., enjoy special features by our 2015 Featured Brewmasters from Papago Brewing Co. and Brouwerij Van Steenberge, and sample over 200 amazing creations by breweries from around the globe.

52nd Annual ULLR FEST 2015
Sunday-Saturday, January 11-17, 2015
City wide events
Breckenridge, CO
Time: All week long.
Cost: Free to attend - food and beer extra.
Ullr Fest celebrates 52 years this Jan. 11-17, 2015 and Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join in to rejoice with Ullr himself. Ullr is 52 – and is ready for a good party. In Norse mythology Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the winter god. Ullr loved the cold, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests. Plenty of beer to be found around town with this festival.

Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival
Friday to Sunday, January 16-18, 2015.
Colorado Plus Brewery & Tap House - 6995 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Time: 3pm Friday through Sunday.
Cost: Per beer.
Come try a variety of barrel aged Belgian Quads, imperial stouts, barley wines, and specialties from all of your favorite local breweries. Get some of the best bbl-aged brews from Dry Dock, Elevation, River North, Kannah Creek, Avery, Crazy Mountain, Diebolt, Odell, Butcherknife, Oskar Blues, Verboten, Telluride, Colorado Plus, Epic, Breckenridge and Grimm Brothers. You've never tasted so many barrel-aged brews in one spot! No tickets needed - just be there!

2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest
Friday-Saturday, January 23-24, 2015
Mile High Station - 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: Daily 7-10pm, VIP entry at 6pm.
Cost: General $30 adv. VIP $45 adv. $55 2-day pass.
Spanning two days! The Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. craft brews and features live music, food, and other vendors. Over 50 breweries set for Friday and over 35 breweries on Saturday. Some different breweries will pour on different days so if you go both days you'll get brews you didn't get at the other session. All attendees get a souvenir glass and unlimited samples. Don't miss this winter beer fest tradition as it's a long way will the summer beer fest season! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Best Western Plus Crossroads & Conf. Center - 5542 E US Hwy 34
Loveland, CO
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: $40 Individual, $50 VIP, $70 Couple, $150 VIP Couple.
It's Northern Colorado's first Firkin Festival! Loveland breweries - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Verboten Brewing have teamed up with at least 28 breweries and Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Conference Center to host a special firkin & cask event set for Saturday, January 24th from 4pm to 8pm. This unique festival showcases one-off beers by the best local breweries. The event is a smaller, more intimate beer festival with representatives from the Northern Colorado brewing community. Food and music will round out the evening's entertainment. Tickets are limited - buy them online today. More fest info at:

Steampunk Snowdown 2015
Wed-Sun, January 28 - February 1, 2015
Downtown area.
Durango, CO
Time: Various events - see schedule on web.
Cost: Free to attend - beer & food extra.
Now in its 37th year! A long time ago back in 1979 the Land of Durango was covered in winter's darkness and the People and Commerce were depressed. A great lament was heard throughout the Land, as the days were short and bore little fruit. And so it came to pass one dark day The Founder John Murrah, heard this hue and cry. He enjoined the Lords of Business and the Lords of Information Dissemination that a winter celebration would bring Enterprise to the land and raise up the people in their time of need. Then the Founder said to the people, "Let there be FUN!" And SNOWDOWN was established as a winter Fun celebration. This year's theme is "Steampunk Snowdown". Think H.G. Wells, steam gadgets & gears, and Victorian-era costumes. And there's always plenty of beer related activities in this beer town.

2015 2nd Annual Northwest Beer & Wine Fest
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Oriental Theater - 4435 W 44th Ave.
Denver, Co
Time: 8:00pm to 12am. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Cost: $25 per person.
The 2nd Annual 2015 Northwest Beer Fest is on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 8:00 pm - Midnight at the Oriental Theater in Denver. Enjoy generous beer and wine samples from local breweries and wineries. Brought to you by NW Denver parents, the Northwest Beer Fest benefits North High School and Skinner Middle School, both Denver Public neighborhood schools located in Northwest Denver. Once again they are partnering with the Highlands Street Fair (Saturday, June 20, 2015) in presenting a Battle of the Bands. Local bands will battle it out on the Oriental’s stage to win a coveted spot performing at the Highlands Street Fair. Samples from over 15 local breweries and wineries including: Joyride Brewing Company, Bonacquisti Wine Company, Colorado Plus Brewpub, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Rykers Cellar, Diebolt Brewing Company, Green Flash, Epic Brewing, Dry Dock, Glider Cider, Firestone Walker and more. Tickets and info at the Oriental Theater website.

UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Parfet Park
Golden, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Cost: $25 per person.
Coral Creek Music Presents the UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival in Parfet Park in Golden. Your $25 ticket includes unlimited 3oz beer sampling from 1-5pm and access to the Parfet Park stage for music. Beers from AC Golden, Coda Brewing, Colorado Cider Co, Crooked Stave, Dad & Dudes Breweria, Fiction Brewing, Golden City Brewery, Mountain Toad Brewery, Pateros Creek Brewing, Stem Ciders, and Upslope Brewing. Music from The Drunken Hearts, The Grant Farm, The Good Time Travelers and more. Buy tickets at Mountain Toad Brewing or on-site or at

Other January 2015 Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.

- Ouray Ice Festival - January 8-11, 2015 - Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, CO -

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