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May 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

May 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

May signals the end of the snowy season and the beginning of the outdoor beer festival season. College graduations are happening, celebrations are starting, the mountains open up for warmer recreation activities and with the coming of Memorial Weekend it marks the start of a long string of weekends ahead with plenty of beer flowing. 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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AHA Big Brew for National Homebrew Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Designated AHA Sites Statewide and National.
Time: Mornings thru Evening.
Cost: Free to attend.
This is a annual celebration of National Homebrew Day (May 3rd). Each year on the 1st Saturday of May, homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site to celebrate the holiday. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the homebrewing some beer, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT. Find out where the designated Big Brew site is in your area and attend on the official American Homebrewers Association website: Official Web Site.

America On Tap - Fort Collins
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Washington Park - 300 block of Maple St.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $35 advanced, $40 at gate.
America On Tap is coming to Fort Collins, Colorado on Saturday, May 2nd from 2PM to 5PM at Washington Park. The three hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from over 50 of America’s best craft breweries and imports as well. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. Tickets & info: americaontap.com/front-range-on-tap/

Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Memorial Park - 120 W. Eighth St.
Palisade, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $25 advance, $35 after April 24th. $15 DD.
What is the Brews & Cruise Festival? It’s clear there is a big world of beer out there and Colorado has more breweries per capita than any other state in the US. Palisade is hosting an inaugural event to introduce you to some new brews and teach you more about your favorites. Brews & Cruise offers an opportunity to taste and chat with fellow beer lovers. They will have several acclaimed craft breweries, beer, and food pairings, live music and the finest quality of handcrafted unique products and arts and crafts. No pets. No coolers. 21+ event. Website: http://palisadecoc.com/co/palisadecnbbrewscruise

2015 South Denver Beer Festival
Sat.-Sun., May 2-3, 2015
Clement Park
Littleton, CO
Time: General 2pm-5pm, VIP 1pm-5pm daily.
Cost: $40 General, $85 VIP.
South Denver Beer Fest showcases over 80 breweries from around the world with an emphasis on our local breweries. The festival takes place in beautiful Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado. The festival is set next to a lake with Rocky Mountain views in a distance. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 120 beers and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. The festival will also feature a special VIP section devoted to craft spirits and VIP ONLY BEERS. Tickets and info: www.southdenverbeerfest.com.

2015 New Brew Fest - Boulder County
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Whistlestop Park - 1st Ave & Murray St.
Niwot, CO
Time: General 1pm-5pm, VIP 12pm-5pm.
Cost: General $40, VIP $85, DD $10.
Welcome to this year's New Brew Fest - Boulder County. The home of the original all-new brewery craft brewery festival. Come join in this May 9th for an afternoon of new craft beer, local music, and local food. Meet the brewers and have a great time with other craft beer lovers! 30 local craft breweries and cideries bringing about 100 new flavors for you to sample - just for the beginning of a great craft beer summer! They are expecting another sell-out session, so be sure to buy your tickets early and let your friends know too! Website: www.newbrewfest.com.

Brew-La-La 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Veterans Park - Hwy 50 at 3rd Street.
CaƱon City, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $20 advance thru May 8, $25 at gate.
Some call it Brew-Ha-Ha and some are calling it Brew-La-La. Sponsored by Fremont Center for the Arts, the 11th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Festival offers live entertainment throughout the day held in Veterans Park, Canon City. Comedy and microbrew will make for a fun time. Enjoy the entertainment while sampling the special "micro-brews" from numerous Micro-Breweries. Tickets may be purchased at the Fremont Center for the Arts at 505 Macon Ave in Canon City, CO. Website: http://www.royalgorgetravel.com/events/brew-ha-ha-microbrew-comedy-festival

American Craft Beer Week 2015
Monday-Sunday, May 11-17, 2015
Multiple sites Statewide and Nationwide.
Time: All week.
Cost: Varies by event.
Beer weeks are giving craft beer fans across the U.S. ever-increasing options to enjoy and share the beverage they love. Beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft beer, and give breweries and beer businesses the opportunity to connect with the fans. The Brewers Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today's U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com, celebrate the culmination of these events each May with American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), The Mother of All Beer Weeks. Official Web Site.

5th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival
Friday, May 15, 2015
The Plaza at Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door.
Make your plans to join us for the 5th Annual Grand Valley Beer Fest! Supporting the Grand Valley Beer Festival helps support CMU student-athletes and graduate champions. Be part of making these students' dreams come true, on and off the field. All proceeds go to the Maverick Club, booster club for Colorado Mesa University Athletics. The Maverick Club is composed of individuals and local companies united to promote excellence in CMU's athletic programs. Tickets are available at Fisher's Discount Liquor Barn and also at Kannah Creek Brewing Company. Cash only. Website: https://supportingcmu.org/events/2015-grand-valley-beer-fest

Bonfire Block Party @ Eagle Outside Festival
Friday, May 15, 2015
Hosted by Bonfire Brewing - 127 W. 2nd St.
Eagle, CO
Time: 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Music starts 4:30pm.
Cost: Free & open to public to attend, charge per beer.
It's the official kick-off party for the Eagle Outside Festival in Eagle, Colorado. Join Bonfire Brewing as they celebrate with 3 new beer tappings plus their regular line-up of craft brews. Live music across 2 stages from several bands including: The Movement with Fox Street Allstars, The Altitones, Danny Black, and Roadside Diversions. It's free to attend. Just pay for the beers you order. No outside alcohol allowed. Food and more available too. More festival info: eagleoutsidefestival.com

Fort Love Brewers Jamboree
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Legacy Park - 300 Woodlawn Dr.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 1:00pm VIP, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $45 General, $75 VIP, $20 DD, 2 General for $80.
The 2015 Fort Love Brewers Jamboree was created by the Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers (LAFCCB) a group consisting of the commercial craft brewers in Fort Collins and Loveland. This event is envisioned as a journey through craft beer at a slower pace. Our goal is to put craft into the festival experience with a focus on the great culture of Fort Collins and Loveland breweries. This premiere event is for brewers, beer lovers and family and will have an emphasis on beer tasting, education, and brewers telling the stories of their journey into the craft beer industry. Website: target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://brewersjamboree.com/

2015 Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Beaver Creek Resort - Centennial (Chair 6) Lawn.
Beaver Creek, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $40 advance, $50 at the gate.
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings at the 12th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. On Saturday, Beaver Creek’s signature Culinary Demonstration Series will kick off for the summer season, providing complimentary barbecue demonstrations from local chefs. Don’t miss the Microbrew Festival on Saturday featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! Website: target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/blues-brews-bbq.aspx

14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort
Arapahoe Basin, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $25 per person.
It's the annual beach party in the mountains! Come celebrate the end of the ski season at A-Basin. This is their largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from a variety of Summit County brewpubs for one low price per mug (must be 21). Breweries include Pug Ryan's, Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, and more. Enjoy live music 1-4pm, springtime skiing and much more. More information here.

Brews & Views Beer Fest
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Hudson Gardens & Event Center - 6115 S Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
Cost: $25 General, $5 DD.
Spend your Memorial Day weekend sampling from more than 25 local Colorado breweries at Brews & Views Beer Fest. Ride your bike to The Hudson Gardens and Event Center, located conveniently along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Food trucks, music, nature and sunshine make this a perfect way to spend your long weekend! Tickets are $25 for tasting participants, and $5 for non-drinkers.
The fun takes place from 1-4 pm. 100% of the profits from the non-drinkers will go to Interfaith Community Services, a local non-profit that provides basic services to those in need in our community. Tickets at Altitude Tickets.

Front Range Rally3rd Annual Front Range Rally
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Loveland Food Share - 2600 N Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO
Time: 1:30pm VIP, 2:30pm - 7:00pm General
Cost: $40 General, $60 VIP, $80 VIP+Seminar, $10 DD.
The Front Range Rally is a festival celebrating Colorado’s rich culture of craft brewing and the emergence of a growing cadre of quality mobile food vendors. The two certainly go hand-in-hand and are a logical choice to support the work of Food Bank for Larimer County. Last year, 40 craft breweries and 10 food vendors served up an amazing array of unique food and fantastic beer. If you were there, you know what a blast it was. With 50 craft breweries and 12 food trucks, they're working to make it even better this year. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the festival go directly to Food Bank for Larimer County. In 2014, with a staff of 34 and over 2,400 volunteers, Food Bank provided more than 8.9 million pounds of food to thousands of people who struggle each day to feed themselves and their families. Front Range Rally is proud to be part of their mission. You can find more information about them at www.foodbanklarimer.org - Plan to join in for an afternoon of food, beer, music, fun and community. New this year for VIP's - optional Sour Beer Seminar. Tickets and info: frontrangerally.org.

Burning Can ExtravaCANza 2015 @ Lyons Outdoor Games
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (tentative)
Bohn Park - 219 2nd Ave.
Lyons, CO
Time: 10:00am VIP - 11:00am - 9:00pm.
Cost: $45 General, $60 VIP. Beer Relay $65. Relay + Beer Fest $100.
Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning Can ExtravCANza is the country’s first Active Beer Fest with live music and outdoor sport competitions including THE BEER RELAY. Featuring 50+ of the country’s top breweries. Burning Can is a celebration of craft beer in a can and the adventurous lifestyle. Be sure to plan to hang around to enjoy the free Live Concert at the Lyons Outdoor Games! More event info at Lyons Outdoor Games.

Brew with a View & Vino Too at the 'Cliffs
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Downtown Westcliffe - Main Street
Westcliffe, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $25 per person.
Kick back and join in at the 'Cliffs, Silver Cliff & Westcliffe, located 150 miles south west of Denver. It all takes place in downtown Westcliffe; Saturday, May 30th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Gate fee is $25.00. While you wet your whistle with your favorite brews and vinos too, enjoy good music and good food from local vendors. You will also get a taste of 740 square miles of Wow, the backdrop for this event. Join in for "Brew with a View and Vino Too at the 'Cliffs", Saturday, May 30th starting at 1:00 p.m. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED. More info on Facebook.

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

- Brewery Bingo - NoCo Breweries - May 11-17, 2015 - Ft. Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Berthoud, Windsor.

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