August Beer Events
There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!
Ongoing Promotion (through 2019): ‘Brew Your Way Into Denver’ Package at Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver is known for its craft beer scene, experience Denver’s own Denver Beer Co. with this special package crafted for the beer lover. The package begins at $119.00 and will be available for stays from now until the end of 2019.
Valid for stays Thursday-Sunday, the Brew Your Way Into Denver package includes:
• Room accommodations
• One (1) 6-pack of beer from Denver Beer Co.
• Two (2) Pint glasses from Denver Beer Co.
• Buy One, Get One coupons and miscellaneous swag from Denver Beer Co.
Now through Aug. 9, 2020: Beer Here! Brewing the New West Special Exhibition at History Colorado Center
A river of beer flows through Colorado’s past.
Back in the gold rush, saloons weren’t just saloons. They were post offices, restaurants, hotels, and social clubs. But then Colorado banned alcohol—four years before Prohibition hit the rest of the country. By the 1970s, beer was big business again—really big business. Now, homebrewers have gone pro and it seems like there’s a brewery on every corner.
All of this making you thirsty for more? Come explore our brewing past, present, and future. See beer-brewing equipment from then to now, a massive bottle-breaker from Prohibition days, the nation’s first aluminum beer cans, and a wealth of other artifacts from our state’s hoppy history.
Visit nineteenth-century saloons, Prohibition-era “drugstores,” and the kitchen that brewed up the modern craft beer industry.
After you view the exhibit, stay awhile to enjoy a sampler tray of historic beer styles.
More than just a tale of ale, this is a story of Colorado—told over a few beers.
Beer Here! is generously supported by lead sponsors Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company.
Sat., Aug. 3-Sun., Aug. 4: Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 40+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music kicks up on three stages and the “best of the best” grace us with their presence throughout the two days. This year’s 2019 rocking Bluegrass Line-Up includes Local Folk, The Pine Beatles, Sugar & The Mint, Ground Score, The Mighty Pines, Grass It Up, Chain Station, Oakhurst, Woodbelly, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel Experience and Lindsay Lou.
Beer Tasting Packages:
1-Day Beer Glass Pass (Saturday ONLY or Sunday ONLY): $40 in Advance // $45 At the Gate
Saturday OR Sunday ONLY.
Weekend Beer Glass Pass: $75 in Advance // $80 At the Gate
We give back! Keystone Bluegrass and Beer is a proud supporter of High Country Conservation Center whose grassroots efforts and programs support waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation and green building in our mountain community.
Sat., Aug. 3 (2-9 pm) and Sun., Aug. 4 (2-7 pm): We’re Turning Two! at Purpose Brewing and Cellars
Purpose will be celebrating our 2nd Anniversary with music, games, food, and……… wait for it …….. BEER. Lots of beer! We have the fun & funky tunes of jangleTHUMP playing Saturday and the lyrical musings of CSU alum Nina Forsyth on Sunday. Grab your beer and head to one of the many game spots — giant Jenga, mega ring toss, mini ping pong, XL bananagrams and checkers… and more. Friendly rivalries encouraged! Our very talented friends from Z•Catering have created a menu that thoughtfully pairs with our anniversary beers. We look forward to celebrating our big day with you… and don’t forget your dog!
Sat., Aug. 3, 12 pm-11 pm: 4-Year Anny Yacht Party at Call to Arms Brewing Company
4 YEARS…where does the time go?!?! It sure does fly by when surrounded by this extraordinary community, incredible patrons, amazing staff, and tasty, tasty beers. Join us for our 4-Year Anny Yacht Party on Saturday, August 3rd in celebration & gratitude with special beer releases (some old favorites and some newbies), music, food, and who knows what else!
Think Boats & Hose, the Seaward, SS Minnow, Jenny, Gone Fission…so many epic boats. So much inspiration for beer names. We just wanna throw a party on a boat! Enter…4-Year Anny Yacht Party! Yup, in a parking lot not on the ocean, but it’ll be festive fo sho.
We’ll have Rolling Smoke BBQ at Stanley Marketplace food truck in the house from Noon – 7pm. DJDesire will me mixin’ up the yacht rock from 3 – 6pm. And The Alcapones will be bringing the live jazz/ska/reggae fusion as the sun goes down from 7 – 9:30pm. Stay tuned for more event deets!
Don your captain hat and sweetest shades, and join in the shenanigans! Let’s partaaayyy!
Sat., Aug. 3, 12-4 pm: Pop-up Farmers Market at Seedstock Brewery
Come celebrate Seedstock’s first farmers market! There will be free yoga, local produce vendors, and live music. This is our tip-of-the-hat back to the farming community and we hope you join in on the festivities with us.
Molly Jo, the founder of Seedstock’s Fermented Flow, returns for a special all-levels, donation based yoga class from 9:45-10:45am
Farmers Market starting at noon with:
Beautiful bouquets and flowers: Lily’s Flower Farm
Locally farmed microgreens: Mountain Man Micro Farms
Live Music: Megan Bee & Molly Jo: 1:30-3:30
*If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please email email@example.com
Thur., Aug. 8, 6-10 pm: Save the Ales 2019 at Mile High Station
Save the Ales, one of Denver’s most affordable and eco-friendly beer festivals, is back.
Guests can enjoy unlimited sips of brews from some of Colorado’s best craft breweries, grab a bite from a local food truck, pose in the photo booth, and learn more about how we’re working to keep our water flowing and healthy. This year, Joyride Brewing Company is brewing our Save the Ales brew.
We’re also excited to hose Elvtd at 5280, Colorado’s first seltzery, this year!
Raise a glass while helping us raise funds to protect, conserve, and ensure a future with clean water for all Coloradans and the breweries we love.
This year, we’ll have games like giant Jenga, supersized Connect 4, cornhole alongside a photo booth and food trucks for guests to enjoy. Local band Mary and the Weber Brothers Band will provide the tunes.
Remember: no water means no beer!
Fri., Aug. 9, 4-6 pm: Bites & Brews: Jagged Mountain at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Give into beer-pressure! Craft Beer has always earned a seat at our table but we’re taking it beyond the glass this time. Beer is just as delicious in cooking as wine but perhaps not as straightforward. Join us for a class that combines the basics of cooking with beer with a menu that is meant to complement the complexities and flavors of a craft brew. The Cook Street Chefs will guide you through a menu catered directly to the beers you will be enjoying. Joining us for each class will be one of our favorite local breweries who will take you through a guided tasting of some of their beers. *This class is 21+
This month we have partnered with Jagged Mountain to bring you a tasty beer & food pairing. Join us at 4pm for an hour of food demo, using the beer as our guide in menu planning (and cooking!) then and hour to sit down, enjoy the food and learn the story of how these beers came to life.
Location: 1937 Market St. Denver 80202
Sat., Aug. 10, 5-9 pm: Hops in the Hangar at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Each year we welcome dozens of the Denver Metro area’s best breweries to our WWII-era hangar for an evening of friends, food and of course, fantastic local beer. This year’s event will also have RFID taste-tracking technology powered by Spigot Labs so you can remember all the tasty brews you tried and vote for your favorite breweries.
Tickets include unlimited beer tastings, popcorn, access to games, activities, aircraft cockpits, live music from Mama Magnolia, and lots more. Designated drivers are FREE and will receive a water bottle and unlimited Kombucha tastings.
Check out our Instagram @wingshopsinthehangar for live updates!
Purchase tickets today: wingsmuseum.org/hops
Sat., Aug. 10, 2 pm: Blues and Brews at Swallow Hill Music – S. Pearl St.
New this festival: buy beer tickets in advance online! Click “tickets” for more info.
What do you get when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold craft beers, and some fun, funky music? The South Pearl Street music festivals – including Blues and Brews on August 10!
You won’t feel blue listening to tunes from this year’s lineup, including Otis Taylor, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Nic Clark Band, and more. All for just $10/$8 advance! Event starts at 1pm. Music starts at 2pm.
8 hours of incredible music, pours from Colorado-based breweries and tasty eats make this the place to be!
This year’s Blues and Brews musical lineup includes:
- Otis Taylor – 8:40pm
- Albert Cummings – 7:00pm
- Chris Daniels & The Kings – 5:35pm
- Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – 4:15pm
- The Delta Sonics – 3:05
- Nic Clark Band – 2:00pm
This year’s Blues and Brews brewery lineup includes:
- Alpine Dog
- Black Project Beer
- Dead Hippie Brewing
- Dos Luces Brewery
- Fiction Beer
- Odell Brewing
- Mancan Wine
- Platt Park Brewing
- Stem Ciders
- Tivoli Brewing Company
Sat., Aug. 31, 10 am-6 pm: 2019 Tour de Fat Fort Collins at New Belgium Brewing
- 10 a.m.- Noon at Mountain Avenue and Howes Street
Festivities at the Brewery:
- 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Main Stage Performances: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m
SHIFT GEARS. GET WEIRD.
New Belgium’s annual Tour de Fat is back for 2019, offering a day packed full of FREE festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. Entering its 20th season, the Tour de Fat has raised nearly $6 million dollars for local bike non-profits since it all began. Join us for a three-city tour of bike parades, touring ensembles of comedians, cirque performers, general mayhemists, top-notch live musicians and, of course, world-class New Belgium beer.
It’s a celebration of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle! So, come celebrate self-propelled, two-wheel travel and dress up as your alter ego while raising money for your hometown cycling community — hit the links below to see the Tour de Fat line-up near you. Get your costume ready. It’s time to shift gears and get weird.