October Beer Events
Sat., Oct. 3, 12-4 p.m.: 10th Annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival at Falling Rock Tap House (1919 Blake St., Denver). Hop growers have about 24 hours to get hops from the farm to the brewery’s drying kiln before they start showing signs of spoiling. When these hops connect with the wort within that 24-hour window, then you get yourself one good fresh beer! These beers are exciting because every beer is different, all have varied levels of hoppy flavor, and are super exclusive due to the fresh hop process. The majority of the beers at this festival will come from Colorado, but you may see a few out-of-state guests.
Oct. 4-9: Harvest Week 2015 at The GrowHaus (4751 York Street, Denver). The epitome of an independent restaurant collaboration returns for the 2015 edition! Dinners will take place all week long. Each night a group of 5+ chefs / restaurants will come together to create pop-up parties at the GrowHaus—an urban garden. Every day includes a full bar, copious amounts of food, and endless amounts of fun. All the festivities of the week go to support EatDenver and the Growhaus. **Of particular interest may be the Grapes vs. Grains event on Wed., Oct. 7: With every course, the Colorado Brewer’s Guild and the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology pour their best offerings of Colorado beer and wine. Patrons vote after every course as to which pairing tasted better**
Sat., Oct. 10, 12-3 p.m. (1st session), 4-7 p.m. (2nd session): 2nd Annual Haunted Brew Fest at Colorado Springs Event Center (3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs). 40 breweries, 100 different beers, live entertainment, free prizes, discount tickets to Ghouls Gulch Haunted House.
Sat., Oct. 10, 12-6 p.m.: Brews and Bluegrass at City Hall ( 1144 Broadway, Denver). Who doesn’t love live music and great beer?! Brews and Bluegrass is presented by New Imagage Brewing to benefit Project Helping, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to create joy in the lives of people living with depression. Tickets are $25 and will include three beers. Additional drinks at the event will be cash bar.
Sat., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: The Grand Coffee Bazaar at Our Mutual Friend parking lot (2810 Larimer St., Denver). The event will feature tastings from 15 featured Colorado coffee roasters, multiple breakfast-focused food trucks, morning libations, and a specialty coffee bar. Your ticket includes unlimited coffee sampling, small bites from food trucks and coffee shops, a specialty coffee drink, morning cocktail or beer, and a keepsake mug. What else could you possibly want on a Saturday morning?
Sat., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.: Country Beer Fest at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. 80+ Colorado Craft Beers to taste:
• Check the list on our Breweries Page
• Three full hours of tasting (Four for VIPs)!
• Live Country and Bluegrass music!
• Great Games
• Cool Vendors
• Prize Giveaways
• Plus even more surprises!
Tue., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m.: Barley’s Angels “Preview Crazy Mountain Brewing’s New Denver Facility” at Crazy Mountain Brewing (471 Kalamath St., Denver). Crazy Mountain Brewing has invited Barley’s Angels female beer group to preview its new facility in Denver before it opens to the public. The full amount of the ticket price is payable here and includes your selections from 12 taps of their beer, as well as snacks and sweets.
Thur., Oct. 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Beethoven and Brews at Breckenridge Colorado Craft (2220 Blake St., Denver). Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony small ensemble performed in a casual setting. Beethoven and Brews features an ensemble performance and four 4 oz. samples of beer from your favorite local breweries. Additional beverage and a signature Beethoven and Brews pint glasses are also available for purchase.
Thur., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Dia de Los Muertos Beer Dinner at Kachina Southwest Grill (10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster). On Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm, Kachina Southwestern Grill honors those who have passed with a Dia de Los Muertos themed dinner in honor of the Mexican celebration to remember the dead. Kachina teams up with local brewery Grimm Brothers Brewhouse to pair unique beers with a four-course dinner. Highlights include Striped Bass + Ahi Tuna Ceviche with 3 Golden Hairs Pilsner Michelada;Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Snow Drop Kottbusser Ale; and Pork Adobada Tostada with Little Red Cap Alt Style Ale.
Sat., Oct. 31, 12-4 p.m. (11 a.m. for VIP): Fall Back Beer Fest at the Estes Park Event Center (1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park). Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. Returning for its third year, FBBF not only has exciting new additions, but this year we “fall back” on Halloween! Be sure to check out what’s new, including our Halloween celebration!
Sat., Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Baur’s All Hallow’s Eve Brunch at Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge (1512 Curtis St., Denver). Baur’s is serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All kids will receive a free pumpkin to carve at Baur’s. The pumpkins will be entered into a Jack-o-lantern contest for a chance to win $100 Baur’s gift certificate, prizes, candy and more. Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Adults can look forward to Halloween drink specials created by Brittany Wangsness who was just named to the Zagat 30 Under 30 list, including the Meaty Maria, a unique twist on a Bloody Mary topped with charcuterie from Baur’s Chef’s Counter for $8.
Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: Baur’s Dead Sexy Dance Party at Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge (1512 Curtis St., Denver). On Saturday, Oct. 31, guests are invited to put on their best “dead sexy” costume and join Baur’s for a night of music and Halloween tricks and treats including:
- Dance to DJ Son of Dog from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Enjoy a Halloween buffet with house made charcuterie and spooky snacks.
- Try signature Halloween cocktails including the La Calavera Catrina, a classic clear English milk punch-style drink, whose name loosely translates to ‘elegant skeleton’ and The Zombie featuring Orange Oleosaccrum infused Plantation 5-year rum, Bacardi Limon Rum, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Velvet Falernum, house made Grenadine, grapefruit juice and lime juice.
- Enter the costume contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Baur’s and other prizes.
Ongoing during the month of October at Colorado Rock Bottom locations: Colorado’s Classice Burger & a True Pint for Just $10. Rock Bottom’s Classic Burger begins with our handcrafted fresh signature burgers, made from Certified Angus Beef®, seasoned and cooked to your liking and served on a toasted bun. Classic Burgers are topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and a red onion, and can be enjoyed with a True Pint of one of our award-winning beers to enhance your dining experience.
This offer is available at the following locations in Colorado all-month long:
- Colorado Springs – 3316 Cinema Point Dr., Colorado Springs
- Denver Downtown – 1001 16th St. Unit A-100, Denver
- Loveland Centerra Promenade – 6025 Sky Pond Dr., Loveland
- South Denver Park Meadows – 9627 E. County Line Rd., Centennial
- Westminster Orchard Town Center – 14694 Orchard Pkwy. Suite #400, Westminster
- Westminster Promenade – 10633 Westminster Blvd. Suite #900, Westminster