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August 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

August 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

August 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

August is in the midst of the long 3-month summer outdoor beer festival season. There's so many beer festivals going on in Colorado during the warm months that you'll never have a lack of events to go to. Here are many of the Colorado beer-related festivals and events that you can attend this month. 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.

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GABF Tickets Go On Sale
August 2 & 3, 2016
Where: TicketMaster.com
Time: 10:00am Mountain Time each day.
Cost: Public: $80 plus fees - AHA/BA members $65 plus fees.
This is the time to get your clickers ready to buy tickets for this year's Great American Beer Festival set for October 6-8, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Don't miss out - tickets for each session tend to sell out in less than 1 hour. August 2nd sales are for BA/AHA Members only who joined prior to July 24, 2016. August 3rd is General Public sales. Limit 4 tickets per session per person.

India Pale Ale Day
#IPAday - Nationwide 1st Thursday of August.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

International Beer Day
Friday, August 5, 2016 - Worldwide.

Boulder County Fair Brewers' Festival
Friday, August 5, 2016
Boulder County Fairgrounds Pavilion Park - Nelson Rd & S. Hover Rd.
Longmont, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm, VIP 5:00pm.
Cost: from $10 to $40
Website: www.bouldercountybrewfest.org
Tickets: Eventbrite
It's all about Boulder County craft brewing. Beer, cider, & mead. Because Boulder County has been in the business of craft brewing since 1979, and now boasts more than 60 awesome destinations, from Louisville to Longmont, Niwot to Nederland, they have a lot to pack in! This year they are serving up 30 of the local craft brewers, 5 local musicians, food from great local foodies, all in one great session!

National Beer Mile
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Front Range Airport - 5200 Front Range Pkwy
Watkins, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: from $35 to $75.
Website: https://secure.nationalbeermile.com/affiliate/BeerFests/event/NationalBeerMile-DENVER
Four beers. One mile. One awesome after-party! The National Beer Mile tour rolls into Denver on Saturday, August 6th at Front Range Airport! Run, Drink, Repeat, Party! National Beer Mile is a one-mile fun run for runners, social drinkers, and party-goers alike. Drink a beer, run/walk/jog (or dance, skip, party-boy - whatever you want) your way quarter mile down the course, repeat three more times, then party! Create your own #NBMsquad by recruiting your friends and coming up with an awesome theme (hint: you can save money by purchasing a "Group of 5" ticket package). Join in for the best mile of your life!

Winter Park Beer Festival
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Hideaway Park - 78829 US 40
Winter Park, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: from $15 to $70.
Website: www.winterparkbeerfestival.com
This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from Noon to 5:00 p.m. with 35+ micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. This event is a ‘don’t miss’ for beer aficionados, music lovers and festival goers. Besides great beer, Beer Fest attendees will enjoy food from vendors, retail vendors, and live music from 3 acts throughout the day (there will be no other alcohol served inside the venue besides the tastings).

3rd Annual Sesh Fest 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Highland Masonic Events Center - 3550 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost: $30 adv to $35 at door.
Website: seshfest.com
This year's Sesh Fest features dozens of breweries paying homage to session-style beers at the Highlands Masonic Events Center. With a new location comes plenty of food, lawn games, and music to complement Colorado craft beer! Sesh Fest invites breweries to pour beers of the lighter, more sessionable variety, which means they are all under 5% ABV — all of them designed with your day drinking pleasure in mind! When purchasing tix online - use promo code BREWER to save $5.

10th Annual Springs Beer Fest
Saturday, August 6, 2016
America the Beautiful Park - 126 Cimino Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: from $35 to $50.
Website: www.springsbeerfest.com
Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 55 Notable Craft Brewers. Join 4,000 beer enthusiasts for an afternoon of live music, local vendors, and local fare from food trucks and area restaurants.

Gnarly Barley Brew Fest
Saturday, August 6, 2016
The Ranch/Budweiser Event Center - 5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost: from $18 to $60, DD $7.
Website: www.gnarlybarleybrewfest.com
Great beers from 32+ different breweries. They will also have food trucks and vendors pairing up some of their delicious menus with some of the breweries at Gnarly Barley. Please be sure to visit them all and find out how their food and the beers from the breweries really wet your palate and set off an explosion of taste in your mouth.

2016 Denver Beer Olympics & Beer Fest
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Civic Center Park - 101 W 14th Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Cost: $75 for a team of 4 to compete.
Website: www.denverbeerolympics.org
Teams of 4 (2 men + 2 women) will compete in 8 beer-filled events going for gold and fighting against cancer. Each of the eight events will be worth points, based on how your team does. At the end the team with the most points wins. Events include: Beer Pong, Cornhole, Hammerschlagen, Beersbee, Flip Cup, Beer Relay, Quarters, and Das Boot. And oh yes, there will be plenty of beer too.

Avery Brewing's 23rd Anniversary Party
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Avery Brewing Co - 4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: from $20 to $60.
Website: avery23.eventbrite.com
Avery Brewing Company is planning to host a big Avery Brewing 23rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the brewery in Boulder, CO. Tickets are available now at avery23.eventbrite.com. A $20 Avery Base Layer ticket gets you into the party with live music, a custom glass, and access to 60+ rare & vintage beers. $5 drink tokens get you a 12oz pour of beers up to 8% ABV, an 8oz pour of beers 8-12% ABV, or a 4oz pour of 12%+ ABV and barrel-aged beers. A $60 Avery Aficionado ticket gets you all of the Base Layer plus nine beers and lots of food too. Come check out their recently built expanded brewery and join the party. #CraftTheJourney

Beers, Bacon + Bicycles Festival
Saturday, August 6, 2016
William Oliver's Publick House - 2608 S Timberline Road.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $25 adults, under 21 Free to attend.
Website: www.williamolivers.com/beersbaconandbicyclefestival
This is the 1st annual Beers, Bacon, and Bicycles Festival Hosted by William Oliver's. Parking is limited. Please walk or ride a bike if you can! They are taking over the parking lot behind William Oliver's on August 6th from Noon-6pm. There will be bacon-themed food available for purchase from both William Oliver's and other food vendors. Tickets will include beer/food tokens. More tokens are available for purchase online or at the festival. Children are welcome, but no pets please.

5 Points Brew & BBQ
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Historic 5 Points - 26th & Welton St.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Cost: $5 Admission, $2 per 4oz, $7 per pint, or $40 unlimited.
Website: milehighfestivals.com/brewandbbq/
The 5 Points Brew & BBQ will bring together some of Colorado’s favorite and most unique craft beers and showcase the culinary talents of Denver BBQ grill masters, restaurants and food trucks. Each attendant will walk away with the commemorative 5 Points Brew & BBQ Beer Mug and eco-friendly shopping bag for all the goodies in store. Festival goers can enjoy their brews and sample bites while enjoying live music from local bands, playing blues and soul favorites. In addition, a market of artisan goods that display the “craft” of multiple Colorado purveyors will align the streets. From confections, to gourmet foods, carefully selected fashion vendors and good ol’ bbq chefs, all will be onsite to represent the best of Colorado based products, goods and services.

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Sat. & Sun, August 6 & 7, 2016
River Run Village - 140 Ida Belle Dr
Keystone, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6pm, 1pm First Pour tix.
Cost: from $40 to $75.
Website: http://www.keystonefestivals.com/festivals/bluegrass-and-beer/
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a pieces of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys while 13 national and regional bluegrass acts entertain on three different village stages.

Save the Ales
Friday, August 12, 2016
EXDO Event Center - 1399 35th Street
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm, VIP 6pm entry.
Cost: $35 to $60.
Website: conservationco.org/events/save-the-ales/
Join in on Friday, August 12, in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood to taste beers from 40 Colorado craft breweries and learn how our state’s unique water ways support this thriving industry. At Save the Ales, spend a summer evening with your friends enjoying live music and drinking the craft creations that are the pride of Colorado, all while supporting Conservation Colorado’s work to protect the rivers that make it possible.

Art & Ale Brew Festival
Friday, August 12, 2016
Wildlife Experience
Parker, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm. VIP 5:00pm entry.
Cost: General $45, Annual Pass Holder $40, CU Alumni $35, VIP $100, DD $25.
Website: southdenver.cu.edu/events/event/art-ale-august12
Enjoy unlimited tastings from an amazing array of craft breweries and local restaurants, dance to live music, play cornhole and other games, see professional artists create new art and make your own to take with you! All this and more! Special VIP hour 5 – 6 p.m. – A limited number of VIP Tickets will be sold. This exclusive hour will get you into the festival to enjoy the breweries and restaurants without the crowds. Includes a special commemorative mug and lanyard. Art & Ale is a 21+ event. Rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

South Pearl Street Blues & Brews
Saturday, August 13, 2016
1200 Block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Cost: Entry $7.50 - beer costs extra.
Website: southpearlstreet.com/events/
What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Blues & Brews festival. Entering its ninth year, the music festival has become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. The question remains – Is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music?

Spirit of the Lake Brews & Crews
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Gene Stover Park/Beach
Grand Lake, CO
Time: Races start 7am, event runs til 6pm.
Cost: varies - beer sold separately.
Website: Grand Lake Chamber
Human powered boat races & regatta on Grand Lake with a brew fest afterwards!

Rendezvous at the Rock - Annual Beer Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Rockyard Brewing Company - 880 Castleton Road
Castle Rock, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm, VIP 12:00pm.
Cost: from $35 to $50, DD $10.
Website: www.rendezvousattherock.net
Enjoy lots of Colorado craft breweries all in one place, along with four hours of sampling. There will be a huge variety of craft beer styles to choose from. You also get to bring home your "Rendezvous at the Rock" tasting glass. LIve music and plenty of food and other vendors.

Westy Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2016
City Park - 10455 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Cost: from $25 to $45.
Website: www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/WestyFest
Lots of beer, food, fun for everyone! Come out to the park for a fun filled day in Westminster, Colorado. Food, music, fun run and more - plus beer too!

Georgia Boys Blues, Brews & BBQ 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Crist Park - 105 5th St.
Frederick, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
Cost: General $35, $50 VIP, $10 no-beer 13+ and up, 12 and under FREE.
Website & Tickets: Ticketfly
Welcome to a Southern Family Fair. You can’t beat their music line up with the FHS Drum Line to start, and great friends The Prairie Scholars, The Johnny O. Band, and The Jack Hadley Band. There’ll be so many thirst quenching Breweries there from 4-8:00pm they dare ya to try to sample them all! And of course, what’s a Southern Family Fair without some lip smackin, award winning, mouth waterin’ Georgia Boys BBQ to fill ya up? There will be Watermelon Eating and Seed Spitting contests. A Pie Judging contest. Plus a Barnyard Challenge where teams of 3 will compete for 1 hour to finish 6+ pounds of food from a huge cast iron skillet.

Boulder Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2016
West Central Park - 1000 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: from $35 to $60, $10 DD.
Website: www.bouldercraftbeerfest.com
The event brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. The festival includes music, lawn games and food for purchase. Please note: a limited number of tickets are available, the event sold out in its first two years! Attendees will be able to sample beer from 25 breweries. Brewers will be onsite to answer all of your questions. The Boulder Craft Beer Festival includes a performance stage, this year featuring indie-folk and bluegrass.

Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater - 530 S Frontage Rd E.
Vail, CO (new location!)
Time: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Cost: from $39 GA to $79 VIP (plus service fees)
Website: www.edfestbeer.com
Delivering excellent beer, mouthwatering local food, exciting live music, and a fun social scene for the entire community, Ed Fest is a beer and music festival which marries craft beer and great music with the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. Over 40 breweries with dozens upon dozens of microbrews from around the world, accompanied by nationally touring bands brings the community of Edwards, front range residents, and Vail Valley visitors together for a celebration of the fastest growing community in Eagle County. Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival benefits the Eagle River Watershed Council, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental conservation organization.

2016 Fort Collins Peach Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hughes Stadium - 1800 S Overland Trail
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 8am 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am Breakfast, 9:00pm - 6:00pm festival.
Cost: Free admission, $5 Parking, cost per beer.
Website: www.fcpeachfestival.com
It's Colorado's biggest peach festival of the summer. Enjoy and celebrate everything peach! There will be live music, lots of peach-themed food, plus a big peach beer competition that several local breweries will participate in. Vote for your favorite peach beer! Bring the kids - lots of children's activities too. Plenty of Palisade Peaches available to take home in bags and boxes. This festival's proceeds help the Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins support your neighbors and community.

The 2nd Wheat Ridge Brewfest BBQ Bash
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Colorado Plus Brewery - 6995 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Per $2 beer token
Website: www.coloradoplus.net/events/2nd-annual-c-brewfest/
This returning brewfest has over 15 breweries, a Colorado+ BBQ tent, and a special firkin tapping half way through the festival by New Image Brewing. It is a token system in which guests purchase as many $2 tokens as they wish. Each brewery will have a one token beer and a specialty two token beer. The festival runs from 4pm-8pm. It's a fun and laid back feeling festival. They have added breweries to keep the lines down so everyone can spend more time mingling than waiting. Tokens can only be purchased the day of!

National Craft Beer Relay Races
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
Copper Mountain, CO
Time: Check-in 11am, Races start 1pm, Awards 6pm, Closes 8pm.
Cost: $279 per 4-person team
Website: craftbeerrelay.com/event/denver-co/
Who says kids get to have all of the fun? And, costumes are only for Halloween? This ain’t your Daddy’s fun run. The Craft Beer Relay is like nothing you have done before. The 5K’ish 4-person relay will challenge your will and your palate as you and your teammates navigate a race course filled with team games and individual challenges. 12 local craft beer stations along the course are sure to keep you motivated! Before and after your race, enjoy an awesome craft beer festival with live music, food trucks and all your favorite local craft breweries pouring their delicious beer for you. Amazing prizes for best team costume, best team name, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Not to mention, awards for 16th, 64th, 128th & last place! Lot of Local Craft Beer = Everyone Wins.

Garden City Bootleggin' Days Brewfest
Friday - Saturday, August 26-27, 2016
Town Hall / Garden City Park - 621 27th St Road
Garden City, CO (next to Greeley, CO)
Cost: Free to attend - charge per beer.
Time: Fri. 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Sat. 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Website: www.gardencityba.com
The town of Garden City will once again host their annual Bootleggin' Days Brewfest across two days. There will be a beer garden featuring beers from 9 local breweries plus live music from 5 different bands, a Free BBQ meal 5-7pm Friday for the first 500 guests, Bike Show (Fri), Kids area on Saturday, prize giveaways and much more. Details to come soon.

The Great Central City Beer Fest
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Main Street
Central City, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: $30 advance, $40 day of, $50 VIP.
Website: www.centralcitybeerfest.com
Come sample some of Colorado's Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one. What could make tasting some of the best brews around better, you ask? A chaser of amazing musical talent-that's what. Central City loves the mountains, the laid back atmosphere of the front range, but most of all, the wonderful breweries that CO has to offer, come share in this love.

Glendale's Bruises and Brews Beerfest
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Infinity Park - 4599 E Tennessee Ave.
Glendale, CO.
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Cost: $35 per person.
Website: infinityparkatglendale.com/2015/beerfest
Join thousands of rugby fans and beer aficionados at Glendale’s Bruises & Brews Beerfest at Infinity Park in Glendale. 20 breweries will showcase their top brews, along with a few distilleries and a couple terrific hard ciders. Beer and rugby… they are better together! For the complete Bruises & Brews Beerfest experience, fans also gain admittance to the 2016 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament. (This would be the “Bruises” part!) Admission for the Bruises & Brews Beerfest includes a ticket to the rugby tournament, a commemorative beer tasting mug. Free parking only a block from the stadium is available for all.

Colorado Cider & Beer Circus
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Copper Mountain Ski Resort - 0509 Copper Road
Frisco, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm, 1:00pm First Pour tix.
Cost: from $35 to $55.
Website: www.cidercircus.com
Think you don’t like cider? Think again! This event is for tried and true cider-lovers, and they’ll have some great craft beer for those of you who think cider is not for you, though they’re betting you’ll leave with a cider favorite, or two, or three. The Cider Circus brings a unique element to a cider and beer tasting with amazing entertainers including jugglers, aerial arts and more. Family Entertainment can be found at the ‘Cider Circus’. They’ll have cider-making demonstrations, kids crafts and great food provided by Copper Mountain’s incredible selection of restaurants. With more than 20 cideries and breweries represented, you’re sure to find plenty to sample and enjoy at the Circus.

San Juan Brewfest
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Buckley Park
Durango, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm, 12pm VIP
Cost: $15 DD, $30 to $70.
Website: sanjuanbrewfest.com
Enjoy craft beer in historic downtown Durango! There will be 54 breweries pouring beer, great live music from 3 bands, and lots of fun - all to benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. General Admission ticket holders gets a 5oz souvenir tasting glass and unlimited tastings from the breweries and distilleries that are participating in this year’s San Juan Brewfest. Upgraded General Admission ticket holders get the 5oz souvenir tasting glass and unlimited tastings, plus you get in 1/2 hour early at 12:30 pm. You also get an event t-shirt included with your entry. VIP ticket holders get a 5oz souvenir tasting glass, unlimited tastings, a fest t-shirt, special samplings and entry at 12pm.

Colorado Oktoberfests
- T.E.V. Edelweiss Club Oktoberfest - Morrison, CO - Aug. 27-28.


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