Thursday, June 28, 2007
After much extensive research that essentially involved writing to a couple of friends at breweries, I came up with what I think is a fairly extensive list of beer festivals for this summer. If I've missed any, let me know and I'll try to update this. But here's what I have so far:
*July 7, Colorado Brewers Rendevous, Salida Riverside Park, 1 to 5 p.m, 40 breweries, $20 for a glass and 12 beer tokens;
*July 21, Breckenridge Beer Fest, Main Street Station, Noon to 7 p.m., statewide breweries.
*Aug. 4-5, Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone River Run Village, 1 to 5 p.m. both days, 30 breweries, $30 unlimited drinking.
*Aug. 5, Rocky Mountain Wine, Beer and Food Festival, Winter Park Resort, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $40 for food and beer.
*Aug. 11, Craft Lager Festival, Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs, 1 to 6 p.m., 30 national breweries, $25 unlimited pours.
*Aug. 24, Art and Ale Festival, Wildlife Experience in Parker, 6 to 10 p.m., $35 for beer and food.
*Sept. 2, Gunnison BeerFest, Jorgensen Park, 5 to 10 p.m., $15. Runs with Taste of Gunnison.
*Sept. 9, Fall Festival of Beers and Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte
*Sept. 15, Grand tasting that is part of Sept. 14-16 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park, Noon to 3 p.m., 50 national breweries, $60 for Saturday pass.
*Sept. 22, Steamboat Brewers’ Festival, Torian Plum, Noon to 4 p.m., 30 breweries, $30 includes six 5-oz. tasting tokens