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April 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

April 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

April marks the end of the Colorado ski season. The last snows of the season are falling and thoughts turn towards the promise of warmer days and the upcoming outdoor beer festival season. However, this month still keeps the beer fests mostly indoors with a few exceptions. 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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13th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Avery Brewing Company - 4910 Nautilus Court
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm (est)
Cost: $50 per person. On sale Feb 20th 9am.
Boulder Strong Ale Fest features epic brews from craft breweries around the country, bringing the beers of brawn and this king of categories to one holding pen for your pleasure! And this year it's being held at Avery Brewing Company's new location! To make it into this fest, a beer must be 8% ABV or higher and represent something very special from the heart and soul of its creator. Tickets go on sale soon. Ticket gets you 16 pours and a commemorative glass. Website:

23rd Annual Microbreweries for the Environment
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
Time: 7pm doors - til 11pm. VIP entry 6pm.
Cost: $25 GA, $50 VIP.
Music and craft beer all for a great cause. This year's beneficiaries include Colorado Prairie Initiative River Restoration, Adventures for Tomorrow, Americas for Conservation + The Arts. Tiyospaye Winyan Maka, and CU Environmental Center. Breweries participating: West Flanders Brewing Co, Left Hand Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, Ska Brewing Co, Twisted Pine Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Shine Brewing Co., FATE Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Co., and Sanitas Brewing Co. Musical groups this year: THE HEARD & ATOMGA. VIP package includes exclusive access to a pre-event reception with the brewery partners. Get to taste select, boutique offerings only available to VIP guests, and learn about local craft breweries from the brewers themselves. Package also includes a MBE t-shirt, pint glass, and other craft brew swag! Availability is very limited. Don’t miss this craft beer opportunity like none anywhere else! 21+ only event. Tickets and info at:

Colorado Rockies Opening DayColorado Rockies Home Opener Weekend
Friday - Sunday, April 10-12, 2015
Coors Field - 20th & Blake St.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:10pm Fri, 6:10pm Sat, 2:10pm Sun.
Cost: Varies by section.
Colorado's Boys of Summer return to the ball field today and mark the 22nd anniversary of the team. The Rockies take on the Chicago Cub to kick off the opening homestand of 2015. Again this year, Coors Field has some awesome upper deck restaurants in right field with gorgeous views of not only the game, but the surrounding area. Bars, breweries and restaurants all over Denver will be marking the day with specials and parties. The entire LoDo area will be buzzing with activity and of course lots of great Colorado craft beer! Get your tickets early if you plan to take in the game. Or grab a bar stool in a nearby business and enjoy on their big screen! Visit:

Breckenridge Beer FestivalBreckenridge Spring Beer Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Downtown - Ridge Street
Breckenridge, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Gen. $27.50/$35, VIP $70/$85.
The 9th Annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the premiere spring events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 30 breweries for tastings, FREE live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All taking place on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains! Enjoy a weekend of skiing and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world! The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. In honor of our radio station KSMT’s 40th Anniversary, we are theming the Spring Beer Festival after one of our longest-running radio shows – “The Friday Funk Show”! The Spring Beer Fest will be a funk-tastic theme party with disco balls, funky music and costumes! They'll even be hosting a costume contest for prizes! The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great live Music!

Colorado Springs On Tap
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Colorado Springs Events Center - 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $35 early, $45 after March, $55 at door.
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.

Trinity Brewing 2015 Saison Fest
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Trinity Brewing - 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $35 early, $45 at door.
Enjoy fresh Saisons from over 26 different breweries. Breweries include: Trinity Brewing, Green Bench, Back Country, Dry Dock, Rockyard, Barrels n' Bottles, Twisted Pine, Manitou, Black Bottle, TRVE, Upslope, Great Divide, River North, Wynkoop, Epic, 7venth Sun, Phantom Canyon, Yazoo, Strange, Pfriem, Wit's End, Ratio, Odell, Upright, Prairie, Stillwater, Mckenzie's, Elevation, Free Will. More to be added! Each ticket comes with 1 entry and a commemorative tasting glass. If you would rather come in to Trinity or order by phone, there are no surcharges (719) 634-0029. All phone orders must be picked up at will call the day of the event. Early bird discount of $10 off the gate begins at 9am on Wed 3/18 and ends at 11:30pm on Wed 4/8. Cheers! Tickets at Eventbrite.

The Taste
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Hilton Fort Collins - 425 W Prospect Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: General 6pm-9pm, VIP 5pm entry.
Cost: General $65, VIP $100.
Join in at THE TASTE, the foodie event of Northern Colorado. Enjoy samples of unique cuisine prepared by local chefs from 30 restaurants paired with flavorful wines and craft beers from 20 beverage purveyors. Celebrate the area's fabulous food and beverage culture while helping fight hunger in our community. Website:

14th Annual Southwest Arbor Fest & Craft Beer Expo
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Lincoln Park
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $20 per person.
Join in for the 14th annual Southwest Arbor Fest & Craft Beer Expo. Get your taste buds into action with the chili and salsa competition. Taste a wide variety of craft beers. Entry fee includes Commemorative Glass and Unlimited Beer Tastings. All ages can visit the arts and craft booths, enjoy live music, experience the amazing touch-a-truck, enjoy yummy food, and have fun! Website:

Colorado Craft for a Cause
Friday, April 24, 2015
Posner Center for International Development - 1031 33rd St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $25 advanced, $30 door, Students $15/$20.
Seven recognized Colorado homebrewers are coming together in the heart of the RiNo Art District to pour their delicious creations and help raise money for an amazing cause. Sip great beer, sign up for silent auction goodies from around RiNo, and learn how you can support mental wellbeing in Myanmar. Proceeds from the event will benefit Denver-based NGO SalusWorld, dedicated to the well-being of individuals and communities recovering from conflict and emergencies through innovative mental health interventions. Tickets at: Show your support for SalusWorld by being a brewer or taking part in the silent auction! For more information contact Gwen Vogel at

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum - 7711 E Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 1pm-4pm & 5pm-8pm. Talks at 12:30pm & 4:30pm.
Cost: $65 dining only or $75 beer & food. Talks $20.
Join in at the 2nd Annual BrüFrou, Saturday April 25, 2015. Featuring 80 Colorado brewers + chefs collaborating on 50+ unique beer and food pairings. This event will excite your epicurean senses. Meet the brewers & chefs leading the hop and culinary revolution. Website:

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

- Colorado Springs Craft Beer Week - last week of April - city wide - Colorado Springs, CO.
- 3rd Annual New Brew Crew - @ West Flanders Brewing Co (tentative) - Boulder, CO.

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