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July 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

July 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

July 2016 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

July 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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Four on the Fourth 4K
Monday, July 4, 2016
Avery Brewing Company - 4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO
Time: 7am to 8:30am packet pickup, race start soon after.
Cost: $35 registration.
Run. Breakfast. Beer. 'murica! Win your weight in beer! Registration is $35 and includes a tech shirt & a post-race party with food and beers! - See more at: 4th Anniversary Party
Friday, July 8, 2016
Corkscrews Wine Storage of Denver - 1845 W 12th Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: Bottle share - bring two bottles, $10 suggested donation.
It's become tradition, starting with their launch party and again the past two years, that they throw a big old fashioned bottle share for all of their friends to celebrate's passing anniversary. It's an awesome communal activity for all legal-age people to enjoy and discover great beer. This year's party will be hosted at Corkscrews Wine and Beer Storage for PD staff, close friends and industry members only. So please bring a bottle or two of something nice or a suggested donation of $10 and come enjoy an evening with your closest friends!

20th Annual Denver's Biergarten Festival
Friday - Sunday, July 8-10, 2016
TEV Edelweiss - 17832 Colorado Hwy 8
Morrison, CO
Times: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11a-10pm, Sun 10a-5pm.
Cost: $5, Children 6-12 $3, Children 5 & under free.
This year’s Biergarten Festival will be bigger and better than ever before! They have added more music, more beer and more entertainment. Compete in the Stein Hoisting contest on Saturday 4pm. Bring your Dachshund on Sunday to participate in the fest's 1st Dachshund Race on Sunday 2pm. Be sure to join in at Denver’s largest and most authentic Biergarten Festival! Dog friendly (on leash please). Website:

The Colorado Irish Fest 2016
Fri-Sun, July 8-10, 2016
Clement Park - 7306 W. Bowles Ave.
Littleton, CO
Times: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 10-10pm, Sun 10-7pm.
Cost: Varies $10 to $16 - VIP $30 Fri, $75 Sat or Sun.
Colorado Irish Festival commemorates its 22nd Anniversary in 2016! Held in the heather of Clement Park in Littleton, with a backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Highlands, the Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing; and the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the Emerald Isle. The 2016 line up promises to be a memorable weekend of great entertainment. If you thought St. Patty's was fun, imagine 3 days of non-stop celebration. Be sure to get tickets to the Paddy'O VIP area for all the Irish drinkin' you can handle! Website:

20th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Riverside Park - 146 E Sackett St.
Salida, CO
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: General $40 adv/$50 door, VIP $120 12pm entry, DD or kids 13-20 $15.
One-day brewfest in beautiful Riverside Park in downtown Salida. Sample the different and unique beers by specialty craft brewers from around Colorado. Live music, food vendors and unlimited samples of over 300 Colorado beers. More than 75 Colorado breweries will be there serving up their best brews. Brought to you by the Salida Chamber and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Website:

Breckenridge Brewery's 26th Anniversary Hootenanny
Saturday, July 9, 2016
2920 Brewery Lane
Littleton, CO
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm rain or shine.
Cost: $26 to $45, $30 DD.
Join in for their 26th Anniversary Hootenanny on July 9th to celebrate 26 years of the Breckenridge Brewery! The event is ALL INCLUSIVE of music, food from their pig roast, and of course lots of beer! Bands include: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel with Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, and Head for the Hills - and more over on the Beer Garden Stage. Park at Arapahoe Community College or Mineral Light Rail Station for shuttle. Website:

Inaugural Steers and Beers 5K Run & Brewfest
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Norris-Penrose Event Center - 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd,
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: Session One 12-3pm, Session Two 5-8pm, VIP 1 hour earlier each session.
Cost: From $10 to $85
Have a run and some fun afterwards in this new beer fest spread out across 2 drinking sessions. Not only will there be beer sampling but whiskey sampling as well. Must be 21 to attend beerfest. 5K Run starts at 10m in Bear Creek Park. Dress up in your best Cowboy/Cowgirl costume for judging. Website:

11th Annual Breckenridge Beer Festival
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center Parking Lot
Breckenridge, CO
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
Cost: From $5 entry only, $27.50 to $70 with drinking.
The 11th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 50 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains! Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world! The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. Website:

Inaugural Beer and Bacon Festival
Saturday, July 9, 2016
High Hops Brewery - 6461 State Hwy 392
Windsor, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: $20 for VIB bracelet
Join in for the inaugural Beer and Bacon Festival on Saturday, July 9th from 2pm to 8pm. There will be live local music, great auction items, and of course great beer and bacon! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Weld RE-4 elementary music programs to help them buy the necessary instruments for students. Music is the foundation for life’s success and will help these students in the core curriculum subjects! ​You can purchase a VIB bracelet at the event for $20, proceeds will go to the Weld RE-4 Education Foundation. You will get 5oz flights of High Hops beer and 3 strips of delicious bacon. As noted, this event is 21+ with valid ID required.

Kyle's Brew Fest RiNo
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Great Divide Brewing Co Barrel Bar - 1812 35th St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, show @ 5:30pm.
Cost: $35 day of.
Website: Facebook Event Page
Kyle Hollingsworth is throwing another special Fest as an official SCI Red Rocks Pre-Party outside at the Great Divide Barrel Bar in Denver. Great beer from many breweries, awesome live music from Kyle Hollingsworth with special guests and more. Get a limited edition Kyle's Brew Fest commemorative drinking vessel and sample beers from over 30 craft breweries.

10th Annual Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews
Friday-Saturday, July 15-16, 2016
Downtown area - betw. Railroad & Cleveland Ave & 5th Street.
Loveland, CO
Time: Fri. 3pm-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm.
Cost: Free to attend, cost per beer/food item with tokens only.
Take a trip to downtown Loveland July 15 & 16 for mouth watering BBQ, award-winning brews and live music - a new band plays every hour. Other activities include shopping marketplace, amusements, car show (Saturday only) and welded art & assemblage show. There is no cost to enter. Purchases at the event for BBQ and adult beverages are by TOKENS only; you must present an ID to get the bracelet required for adult beverage purchase.

4th Annual Summerfest - Palette of Brews 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Buchanan Park Rec Center Ball Fields
Intersection Hwy 74 & Squaw Pass Rd.
Evergreen, CO
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm daily.
Cost: $20 advance, $25 at door plus $3 fest admission.
Back by popular demand, Summerfest presents the third annual Palette of Brews - a Colorado beer tasting event. A separate admission ticket will provide you with unlimited tastes from some of Colorado and the region's finest craft brewers. Ticket prices are $20 when ordered online beforehand, $25 at the door. Satisfy your appetite with cuisine from gourmet food trucks. Music, entertainment, art and fine crafts included; bring your friends! To purchase your tickets in advance visit:

Inaugural Centennial Brew-N-Que
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Centennial Center Park - 13050 E Peakview Ave.
Centennial, CO
Time: 11am to 9pm.
Cost: $15 for Ten 3oz samples.
The City’s first ever BBQ & Beer Tasting Festival will feature local breweries and BBQ food trucks. All ages are welcome. Must be 21 or older to participate in the beer tasting. Cost for beer tasting: $15 wristband for 10, 3 oz. sample tastings. Wristbands may be purchased in advance through Eventbrite.

Boulder Beer Company's 37th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Boulder Beer Company - 2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 10:00pm.
Cost: TBA - ticket required for 12pm-6pm tasting event.
Celebrate the history of innovation with Boulder Beer at their 37th Anniversary Celebration! Their brewers will be showcasing an array of rare experimental brews they’ve created for the event in the outdoor beer garden on their newly remodeled patio. A beautiful setting with killer views of the Flatirons! This special tasting event will run from 12-6 pm and they'll be selling tasting tickets with a commemorative glass so you can sample them all! They will also be releasing a brand new limited-edition seasonal beer that day called Good Trip Tripel – a slightly spicy, golden-colored, Belgian-style Strong Ale. Good Trip will be available on draft and to-go in 22 oz. bottles. Murray's Cheese will be on site sampling their delicious cheeses with pairing suggestions with their brews. Live music all day from 12-10 pm with Half Raff kicking off the party at Noon, The Al Capones going on at 2:30 pm, and headliners The Goonies rocking out the night starting at 6pm. And a special event menu will available all day from their grill station with some tasty treats to keep you going all night! This event is free and open to the public with beer, wine, spirits and food available for purchase.

2016 Stapleton Beer Festival
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Founder Green - 2900 Roslyn St.
Denver, CO
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, VIP 4:00pm.
Cost: $50 General to $60 VIP.
This festival features a variety of craft breweries, local food trucks, live music and more! The Stapleton Beer Festival will also feature a free concert for the general public; admission to the concert is free and participants will not need tickets to attend the concert. The festival will also feature FREE bike parking on the East Crescent (29th Ave & Syracuse). Over 28 breweries will be pouring their beers. VIP is already sold out.

5th Annual "A Night to Remember" Beer Festival
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Four Mile Historic Park - 715 S Forest St.
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm.
Cost: General $35, DD $25.
12 people were fatally wounded and 53 other injured on July 20th, 2012 in Aurora, CO one of which was Copper Kettle Brewing Co's friend, loyal customer and brew club member. Join them on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM for their 5th annual "A Night to Remember", as they raise a pint to honor Alexander C. Teves, age 24, brew club member #28, who was one of the victims that night. They'll be hosting the 33Colorado brewery only beer festival at Four Mile Historic Park in Alex & all of the victims's honor. Website:

St. Arnold's Day - aka "Day of Beer"
Monday, July 18, 2016

719 Day Brewfest
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Switchbacks Stadium - 6303 Barnes Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, 5pm VIP.
Cost: $35 GA, $45 VIP
RXP’s 2nd Annual Brewfest is all about celebrating local!! Come out to Switchbacks Stadium (6303 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922) on Tuesday July 19th from 5-9pm for local brews, local food, and local music! You’ll be sampling a unique variety of 719-based brew! That’s not all-The best 719 local bands will provide entertainment! There will even be a "Best Beard Competition", a cornhole competition and a Water Pong competition with some great prizes.

2016 Denver Summer Brew Fest
Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
Mile High Station - 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
Times: General 7-10pm, VIP 6-10pm.
Cost: Gen. $35 adv/$45 day of, VIP $45 adv/$55 day of.
The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. It's so big that they've split it between two nights. Different mix of brewers and bands each night - so if you go twice you'll get to sample different brews! VIPs get access to special cheese sampling and beer pairing. Be sure to get your photo taken at the Chipper Photo Booth. Website:

Wiley Roots 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
Wiley Roots Brewing Company - 625 3rd St, Unit D
Greeley, CO
Time: Fri. 2pm - 11pm, Sat. 12pm - 11pm.
Cost: per beer & food item. Cigar & Beer event $15 (Saturday 9pm).
Come help celebrate 3 years of brewing in Greeley with Wiley Roots. There will be special draft and bottle releases all weekend long, plus live music, special food and treats, a water balloon launch contest, and even a cigar and beer pairing on Saturday night outside from 9pm to close. New beers include: Single Hop Session IPA (draft), Watermelon Gose (draft) and "Funk Yo Couch "Wild Capture" Brett Saison in bottles (Friday). On Saturday they'll release: Ginger Berliner (draft) and Key Lime Gose (draft) and a bottle release of "Jam the Radar Dark Raspberry Sour". Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Arvada on Tap - A Craft Beer & BBQ Fest
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ralston Park
Arvada, CO
Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
Cost: $2 per 3oz sample or $6 for 12oz pours. $40 VIP.
Arvada on Tap: A Craft Beer & BBQ Fest is produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and its community partners Arvada-Jefferson Kiwanis, Arvada Rotary, Arvada Sunrise Rotary, and Arvada Vitality Alliance. All net proceeds will benefit these partners to support their local community projects. Enjoy Craft Beer – Over 25 commercial craft breweries will offer samples and pours from their breweries. Sample 3 ounce beers for $2 each and buy 12 ounce pours for $6 each. Or purchase a “Sampler Pack” (a taster beer mug and 10 tokens for beer samples or food) for $10. Website:

2nd Annual Longmont CollaBEERation 5K & Brewfest
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Left Hand Brewing Co - 1265 Boston Ave ( Race Start)
Shoes & Brews - 63 S Pratt Pkwy (Finish & Brewfest)
Longmont, CO
Time: 10am to 2pm.
Cost: $30 registration fee.
The tradition continues as Shoes & Brews and Left Hand Brewing come together to host the Longmont CollaBEERation 5k. Starting at Left Hand Brewing, running along the Saint Vrain river, and finish at Shoes & Brews. At the finish line, beer, music and food will be waiting. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be directed towards our local community via the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Included in your $30 registration fees are admission are an event customized Boco Gear race hat ($25 value), entry into the after race expo & brew fest along with raceday/packet pick-up discounts on running gear at Shoes & Brews and entry into the after-race bib raffle giveaways. Website.

3rd Annual Colorado Craft Beer Round Up
Saturday, July 23, 2016
James M Crist Park - Main St & 5th St.
Frederick, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm, VIP 1:00pm.
Cost: $25 General, VIP $50, Minors Free.
Ready for a boot-stomping, beer tasting good time? Mosey on over to the CO Craft Beer Roundup where 20+ Colorado craft breweries will be serving up suds to quench your thirst as food vendors quell your hunger, and plenty of live music and games entertain you! Featuring a kids corral with free kids activities including a fun splash pad. Four hours of unlimited craft brew sampling (2PM-6PM), sampling cup, general admission credentials. Access to partner brewery (TBA) after party. Tickets at: Eventbrite.

BoulDurango Finish Line Fest
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Avery Brewing Company - 4910 Nautilus Court N
Boulder, CO
Time: 2:00pm til close.
Cost: per beer.
Website: Avery Brewing Co.
Brewery owners and employees from Avery, Ska, Boulder Beer, Epic, and Great Divide are banding together for the 7th annual BoulDurango Ride. This year, they'll be cycling 436 miles from Durango to Boulder, stopping for beers (and occasionally food and rest) at breweries and pubs along the way. At the end of this absurd undertaking, they'll celebrate with revelry and beers from all the participating breweries! Everyone is invited!

2016 Großen Bart Brewery'’s Longmont Mane Event
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Großen Bart Brewery’ - 1025 Delaware Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Cost: $5 advance or $8 at door. $10 Competition.
Join Großen Bart Brewery to Celebrate Facial Hair, Great Beer, Good Food and Awesome Music! Großen (pronounced Grossen) Bart translates to "Big Beard" -- which is exactly what they plan on celebrating at the brewery's annual Longmont Mane Event set to take place on July 23rd at the brewery in the heart of Longmont. Come on out for a fun-filled day celebrating beards, mustaches, beer, and more! Beard and Mustache Competition - Open to the Public - 4-5 p.m. Live Music from 2-8 p.m. Price of Entry for Public Beard Competition - $10.

3rd Annual Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Festival
Friday, July 29, 2016
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds - 25690 E Quincy Ave.
Event Tent
Aurora, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $15, Fair entry also required (extra) $10-$15.
The third annual Craft Brew Fest will be held on Friday, July 29 from 4 - 9 p.m. at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Event Tent. Unlimited sampling tickets are just $15 per person. Taste beer from nearly 20 craft breweries. Craft Brew Fest tickets are sold online, at the Main Gate or at the Event Tent. More info at:

West End Tavern's Jul-IPA Rooftop Party
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The West End Tavern - 926 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $20 General, $10 DD.
Annual celebration of the best & baddest IPAs around. Try IPA's from around 20 breweries. Also food from The West End Tavern and Live Music. Website: Get tickets at The West End Tavern. [MAP]


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