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March 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

March 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

March is one of the coldest and snowiest months in Colorado. Beer festivals remain indoors and thoughts turn towards Spring and Spring Break. There will be several special Saint Patrick's Day events, beer dinners for two, special tasting events and even music and beer celebrations. 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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Winter Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Coors Event Center - 950 Regent Dr.
Boulder, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm, VIP 1pm entry.
Cost: GA: $40 advance or $45 at door, VIP $75, DD Free entry.
They started the WCBF with the goal of creating an event that would become a staple in the Boulder community for years to come that would benefit 30 to 50 local businesses all at once. The organizers are Boulder natives that love the creativity and collaboration of the craft beer industry and love that so much is happening right here in their backyard. They saw the need to celebrate these things at a great venue in the middle of winter when we all are looking for something fun to do. Tickets and more info at the official website: www.wintercraftbeerfestival.com.

2015 Frozen Dead Guy Days
Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, 2015
Nederland, CO
Time: All day - 3 Days.
Cost: Per item/event.
Celebrating its 14th year in 2015, Nederland, Colorado’s Frozen Dead Guy Days is known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country and continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment. Get some tasty craft beers in the Re-Animate or Brain Freezer tents. Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” features outrageous events like the Blue Ball, coffin races, costumed polar plunge, ice turkey bowling, frozen T-shirt and brain freeze contests, snowy beach volleyball, a parade of hearses and the frozen salmon toss. It all takes place amid an incredible free music festival featuring Colorado’s most talented acts in an “eccentric cross between morbid and hilarious that permeates the weekend’s atmosphere.” - Visit: frozendeadguydays.org.

4th Annual Fort Collins Beer Pairing
Friday, March 13, 2015
CSU Lory Student Center Ballroom 350
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $40 Alumni Assoc members, $50 non-members.
Enjoy unlimited samples from 15 Colorado breweries paired with gourmet small plates. Brought to you by the Colorado State University Alumni Association and the Fort Collins Ram Network. Event sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Black Bottle Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, The Fort Collins Brewery, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, High Hops Brewery, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Loveland Aleworks, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Co., Pateros Creek Brewing Co., Summit Hard Cider, Verboten Brewing. More info at: CSU Alumni Website.

Western Slope On Tap
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Mesa County Fairgrounds - 2785 Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $30 advance, $40 at door. DD $10.
The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, March 14th at the Mesa County Fairgrounds! This three plus-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music! They recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the event as ID checks must be performed. In order to be admitted to the event you must have your printed paper ticket in hand or a digital ticket on your mobile device. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door for only $10. Website: americaontap.com/western-slope-on-tap/

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Week of March 17, 2015
Statewide - Many Venues
Colorado and Nation-wide.
Time: All Day - some all week.
Cost: Per beer or per event.
It's one of America's biggest drinking holidays of the year! St. Patrick's Day may be only 1 day a year, but many Colorado breweries and beer bars celebrate the occasion all week long! Stop by your favorite local watering hole and ask for their St. Patrick's Day beer special. While you may want to avoid the green beer and stick to the good stuff - no matter where you celebrate - this is truly a beer holiday to commemorate. Look to the daily Colorado Beer News postings for word on upcoming events at local Colorado breweries.

2015 Mazer Cup Mixer
Friday, March 20, 2015
Omni Interlocken Hotel - 500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO
Time: 8:00-10:00pm General, 7pm-10 VIP.
Cost: $60 General, $100 VIP.
Sample some of the finest Mead from around the world. Savor canapés that highlight the layers of flavor in the meads you sample. Get to know people who make of the best Mead in the world.
Don’t delay! Purchase your tickets and support the Community Food Share. Entry includes entry with a complementary Mead Mixer tasting glass, many different meads that are not widely available in the USA, chance to talk with new and established meaderies, Gourmet canapés crafted to enhance your tasting experience, and a detailed program guide (Mead Passport) with meadery and sponsor listings. If you haven't experienced the world of mead then you need to check this out! Website: www.mazercup.com/mcimc_meadmixer_nfo.html

Collaboration Fest
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm.
Cost: $50 General, $75 Fanatic.
Collaboration Fest was crafted by a group of like minded folks looking to create the ultimate showcase event to kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week. The goals for this event were lofty. The organizers dreamed of an event that not only showcased the rarest of beers, but most importantly, an event that captures the true nature of the craft beer industry. Luckily, the mentality of collaborating has forever been a part of the scene. So they built an event around it! Each beer featured at Collaboration Festival is created by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from near and far. The other breweries are from both in and out of state and some collaborations involve more than five breweries! The out-of-state brewery involvement is an exciting element for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Tickets and info at: www.collaborationfest.com.

New Kids on the Block Beer Festival 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Lobby - 2191 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO
Time: VIP 6pm, GA 7:30pm - 10:30pm.
Cost: GA $25, VIP $45.
New Kids on the Block is a beer-centric event celebrating Colorado breweries under 2 years old. Come in your finest '80s duds to this all-you-can-drink event! The event will include unlimited beer tastings, '80s jams, and a costume contest. As a part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, New Kids on the Block is brought to you by Imbibe, The LOBBY and PorchDrinking.com. It's time to get radical at this annual event! For our VIP ticket buyers, we have a 3 course seated beer dinner! VIP starts at 6:00pm, before the main event. A VIP ticket comes with dinner and the beer fest. Tickets and info at: www.imbibe-events.com.

KSPN's Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Aspen Highlands, CO - base of ski mountain.
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $25 Advanced, $30 at the door.
The tradition is back! Let’s ski, have fun & win prizes with Blitzenbanger 2015! Join us for one of the oldest community-wide celebrations Aspen – Blitzenbanger – KSPN-FM’s Birthday Bash! Once again, KSPN will celebrate their birthday with the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-AU – a Beer Fest & Luau Party!! The event will be held in Aspen Highlands again this year. This year Blitzenbanger will once again be even bigger with a beer fest & winter luau décor plus a kids area! This festival will bring locals and visitors alike to the base of Aspen Highlands for an on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m. (must have lift ticket or pass to participate), unlimited beer tastings from 15+ local & regional breweries, live music and fun! Come out & ski or ride in the morning and participate in the on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m. Find numbers hidden on the mountain & bring them to the KSPN-FM tent to redeem your prize. All lift tickets are sold separately by Aspen Ski Company. Lift tickets are not included in any Blitzenbanger pricing. Blitzenbanger tickets are solely for the beer tastings from 12 – 5 p.m. at the base of the mountain. Website: www.blitzenbanger.com.

2015 Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Roosevelt Park - 700 Longs Peak
Longmont, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $30 Best Fest & Rail Jam, $10 Rail Jam only.
Craft beer + Rail jam: It’s a match made in Colorado heaven! Back for its third year, Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 28th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature 50 of the finest craft breweries alongside a 4-story hi ski ramp and keg wall. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer! Schedule: Doors open 11:30am | Beer Fest: 12-4:45pm | Rail Jam: 1:45-5pm | Award Ceremony: 5:00pm. (All times subject to change). More info at: lefthandbrewing.com/events/hops-handrails-2015/.

3rd Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Edgewater Brewery - 905 Struthers Ave.
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Cost: TBA.
Join in for a beautiful spring day of great Western Slope craft beer and music! THey are still working on all the details but this is an awesome beer festival you don’t want to miss. More details at: www.kannahcreekbrewingco.com/event/3rd-annual-western-co-craft-beer-celebration/

Denver Rye Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Black Sky Brewery - 490 Santa Fe Dr.
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $35 per person.
Who's ready to Rye? A festival focused on rye beers featuring breweries from around the Denver area. Participating breweries include: Black Sky Brewery, Baere Brewing Co, The Brew on Broadway (The BoB), Chain Reaction Brewing, Fermaentra, Brewery Rickoli, Renegade Brewing Co, Strange Craft Beer Co, and Wit's End. Tickets are available at any of the participating brewery taprooms. Portions of the proceeds will help benefit Max Fund No Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Admission included unlimited tasters, and a rye fest pint glass. Adding a collaboration element to this fest was an important feature since it will be held during Colorado Craft Beer week. The collaboration beer will be a rye pale ale that used the additions of pale rye, flaked rye and crystal rye malts and a generous 30 minute continuous hopping using a special blend of various earthy and spicy hops that truly make this brew a 1 of a kind that will never be brewed again.

Sour and Wild Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am to close.
Cost: Per beer, pay as you go.
Hops & Pie has gathered some of the regions best sour and wild beers and will be tapping them all day long for a special tribute to these popular beer styles. Tappings start at 11am. Flights and single pours will be available of all beers. No tickets necessary. Choose from sour & wild ales from: Cantillon, Cascade, Crooked Stave, Epic Brewing, New Holland, Siren/Prairie, Brasserie Du Blaugies, Almanac, Evil Twin, Sante Fe Brewing, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Mikkeller and Firestone Walker. Bring a friend. Come hungry too and try slices of their famous pizza pie. It's the best little fest around. Click the poster to see the pour list.


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

- Colorado Craft Beer Week - March 21-29, 2015 - Many events at many breweries statewide.


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