Monthly Beer Events

June Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

 

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Throughout the Month June: Thirsty Lion Beer Trilogy Series

Featured brewery for June: Funkwerks

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is running a fun beer promotion for the summer months. Each month from now through September, a different brewery will feature a trilogy series of craft beer that cannot be found elsewhere in Denver.

Three 13 oz beers will be offered as a trilogy for $15. Complete the trilogy (either alone or with friends) and enter to win a Beervana Mountain Ski & Snow Getaway. 

Thirsty Lion in Cherry Creek will be offering the trilogy and the patio is open!

For June, Thirsty Lion is featuring: Funkwerks

Farmhouse Saison

Raspberry Provincial

Tropic King Imperial Saison

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Throughout the Month of June: McLovin Month at Call to Arms Brewing Company

Call to Arms Brewing Company is excited to present…McLovin Month 2018! Why are we calling it McLovin Month, you ask? Welp, because we added more HOPS to it!

For all you Lupulin lovers, get ready for a month-long celebration of all things hoppy. McLovin will feature more than 12 different hop-forward tappings over the course of 30 days!

  • Friday, June 15th:  Brofessional Juicer Experimental IPA , collaboration with Cannonball Creek Brewing, 7% ABV
  • Saturday, June 16th: Station 26 Guest Tap 
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Throughout the Month of June: Tasting Tuesdays and Yappy Hour Fridays at Cherry Creek Beer Garden

Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, Marriott’s disruptive hotel brand and Cherry Creek’s newest hotel, is excited to launch its summer programming in the adjacent and newly opened Cherry Creek Beer Garden. Embracing the hotel’s mission of delivering experiences that promote interaction, vibrancy and fun, the summer series consists of recurring weekly offerings running June through September, including Tasting Tuesdays and Yappy Hour Fridays, as well as two special pop-up events featuring local fitness gurus and artisans.

 The perfect hangout for the free-spirited explorer who is looking to discover and share experiences with like-minded people, Moxy Denver Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek Beer Garden encourage visitors and locals alike to check out their summer programming highlights:

  •  Tasting Tuesdays: Every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Cherry Creek Beer Garden will offer $2 off all beer from a selected rotating local vendor or brewery, along with surprises from other local vendors. Tasting Tuesdays will begin June 12th with Great Divide Brewing Company. A complete beer menu can be found here. (Fun fact: Guests can continue the beer. love with Moxy’s Brew Your Way into Denver ultimate beer-lovers package, including amenities from Denver Beer Co. by booking with Corporate/Promo Special Rate Code LPR.)

 

  • ***Tasting Tuesday on June 19th with Odell Brewing Company: Odell is giving away a pair of Phish tickets to the Friday 8/13/18 show. Anyone that buys an Odell beer on Tuesday, June 19th, will be entered to win the tickets!***

 

  •  Yappy Hour Friday: Beginning June 1st, dog owners are encouraged to bring their pups to happy hour at the dog-friendly Cherry Creek Beer Garden every Friday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Dogs will enjoy dog-friendly beer options of Bowser Beer and Porky Pug Porter, dog treats, and toys, while their humans indulge in deals on select sausage bites and $5 grab cans.

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Fri., Jun. 1, 4:30-9 pm: Denver Deep Dish Party at Ratio Beerworks

Our good friends at Denver Deep Dish LoHi are bringing their party show on the road with a pop-up this Friday at Ratio Beerworks.

Come out Friday, June 1 beginning at 4:30pm to enjoy award winning wings and the rest of the greatest hits available for purchase from Denver Deep Dish!

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Fri., Jun. 1, 12 pm-10 pm: Limited Bottle Release: Crossbones at Bruz Beers

Releasing Friday June 1st at noon! Extremely limited quantity (only 22 cases releasing).

Crossbones
Belgian-style Rum Barrel Stout

Bruz Crossbones is a Belgian-style Stout that has been aged in rum barrels. Its roasty, grainy aroma and flavor profile, with distinct coffee and dark chocolate, is laced with rich tropical rum and oak notes. Undertones of dark fall fruits, raisins and dates complement the oaky and complex dry finish.
$14.50 per 750 ml. corked bottle.
ALC. 8.6 % BY VOL.

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Sat.-Sun., Jun. 2-3: 4th Anniversary Party (Keep the Pint) at Platt Park Brewing Company

Come help us celebrate our 4th Anniversary! The first 200 people will get a Limited Edition Pint glass with their first beer. Torchy’s Tacos will be here slinging delicious tacos and queso! They are also constructing an exclusive taco for the anniversary party!

Beer Lineup:

-Tropical Snow Dance IPA (SMaSH Mosaic)
-Madagascar Dream Vanilla Cream Ale on Nitro
-Gump’s Vienna-Style Lager
-Phaded Pale Ale (El dorado, Citra and Nelson Sauvin)
-Passion Fruit Phaded Pale Ale
-Dune Brut IPA
-Peach Dune Brut IPA
-Madagascar Dream with Strawberries
-Pear Berliner Weisse
-Blackberry Berliner Weisse
-Watermelon Berliner Weisse
-Coconut Coffee Porter

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Sat., Jun. 2, 9 am: 2018 Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games

The 2018 Colorado Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is the perfect weekend for lovers of adventure, beer, music, and camping. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Lyons Colorado boasts a natural playground for runners, riders, kayakers, dogs, and climbers. Featuring adventures to see and watch, a mountain-side beer fest with close to 100 breweries, world class athletes, beautiful camping, and a huge concert, the Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quickly growing to be one of the top outdoor lifestyle festivals in the U.S.

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Sat., Jun. 2, 1-5 pm: Wellington Brewfest 2018

We’re bringing craft beer to Wellington! Join us for the first annual Wellington Brewfest, sponsored by Cantina Liquor, M Rock Creative, Old Colorado Brewing Company and Soul Squared Brewing Company. Printing donated by Business Card Factory of Colorado and a special thanks to Source of Nature. All proceeds benefit Wellington Colorado Main Street.

Ticket information:
EARLY BIRD: $35 + FEES (APRIL 1 – 30)
GENERAL: $40 + FEES (MAY 1 – JUNE 1)
Your ticket includes a commemorative sample cup and an afternoon of unlimited craft beer samples from many northern Colorado breweries.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://wellingtonbrewfest.com

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Sat., Jun. 2, 2-6 pm: Highlands Ranch Beer Festival 2018

The Beer Festival will be held rain or shine unless weather conditions are determined to be unsafe so bring your rain gear and come prepared for Colorado weather!

Individual beers will be available for purchase.

Colorado, often called the “Napa Valley of Beer”, is home to over 250 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 6th Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event. Unlimited one ounce samples and a souvenir tasting glass is Included in the ticket pricing. Must be 21+ to partake in tastings. Individual beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund.

The festival is open to all ages; however, only those over 21 can consume alcohol. Proper ID required upon entry. Admission to the park is FREE! You do not need to purchase a ticket to enter the park. Only ticket holders will be allowed to sample beers at the festival.

Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 day of if not sold out.
VIP Hour – $50 will get you access to the festival at 1:00 p.m. and a limited edition t-shirt!

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Sat., Jun. 2, 11 am-9 pm: 4th Anniversary Party and Dave’s Cellar Beers at Ursula Brewery

Dave our Head Brewer will be releasing a list of a cellar beer list that will be available to purchase at 11am on Saturday June 2nd.
Starting at noon we will be celebrating our 4th anniversary with rare beers on tap and live music.
We will also be releasing our limited edition 4th anniversary t-shirt.
Hope to see you there!!!!

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Jun. 2-3: Persica Day and Stone Fruit Weekend at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Join us in celebrating Stone Fruit the weekend of June 2nd-3rd at the Crooked Stave Taproom with the release of Persica Harvest 2017!

Crooked Stave will feature a stone fruit tap takeover, the release of Persica on draught and in 750ml bottles, along with a huge magnum sale!

June 2, 2018: Persica Day!

Custom Persica glass + Pour – $15
750ml Persica ’17 – $28
Persica Magnum: $70

All additional pours after you purchase a Persica glass are $6/10 oz *If you don’t purchase a glass all pours are full price*

$3/ cans of Von Pilsner, IPA, St. Bretta, Colorado WildSage & Sour Rosé will be available for purchase on-site

Stone Fruit Beers on Draught:
Petite Sour Peach
Bianca Persica
Persica ’15
Persica ’16
Persica ’16 Sauv Blanc
Persica ’17
Surette Reserva Palisade Peach ’16
Surette Reserva Prunus Persica ’15
Colorado Reserva Palisade Peach ’16
L’Brett d’Apricot ’17
Colorado Reserva Goldbar Apricot ’17
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Colorado Reserva Green Bartlett Pear ’17
Colorado Reserva Red Heart Plum ’16
L’Brett D’Apricot Sauv Blanc ’17
Colorado Reserva Elberta Peach ’17
Surette Reserva Palisade Peach ’17
Colorado Reserva Farmhouse Palisade Peach ’17
Colorado Reserva Sour Cherry ’16
L’Brett d’Cherry ’16
Batch #50
Vieille Reserva Prunus Armeniaca

Tickets can be purchased the day of at the Taproom!

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Sat., Jun. 2, 1-8 pm:  Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series

First Stop: Five Points

Come hungry, leave happy! Here’s what’s in store:

  • Four blocks of good eatin’, drinkin’, and groovin’!
  • Truck Stop begins at 1pm sharp and goes until 8pm.
  • Entry is free! Pay for what you eat & drink!
  • Family friendly, rain or shine!

The rally will take over much of Welton Street in Five Points. We recommend entering through the main entrances on either end of the street closure–on 25th & Welton, or on 26th & Welton.

The food truck rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktail selections and a soundtrack of local music, all set against the vibrant backdrop of the Five Points neighborhood.

Participating food trucks offer options ranging from Mexican and Latin-inspired eats to down-home comfort food. The current lineup of trucks includes:
Mexican and Latin: Arepas Queen, Chivis Tacos, Cuban Fusion, Dog Gringos, Lomito Gourmet, Tacos With Altitude, The Road Runner 7
American: Amazingly Tasty Eats, Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Farmer Joe’s, Nomad Street Cuisine, Beef King
Comfort and BBQ: Big G’s BBQ, Rolling Smoke BBQ, Seasoned Swine 3
Eclectic: Baba’s Falafel, Cirque Kitchen, Gyros King, Muzo on Fire, Original by Greeks, Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company, Street Frites Mobile Eatery, VX-3 Mobile Food Unit
Seafood: Barbed Wire Reef, Maineiac Lobster Company
Dessert: Ba-NOM-a-NOM, Em’s Ice Cream, Happy Cones Co., Funnels, Rocky Mountain Snowflakes
And more to be announced closer to the festival date

Musical acts will keep the tunes going all day. The musical lineup includes: MU$A, Sethe, Mile High Soul Club, Venus Cruz, Nakira, Alex Anderson, Clay Cornelius and Gods of Groove featuring Secs Peterson.

Check out the link to see all food and beverage options! 

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Sat., Jun. 2, 3-8 pm: Mini Beer Fest at New Image Brewing

We had such a fun time last summer with our patio series that we decided to bring it back! This summer is going to be full of amazing breweries and distilleries pouring their beverages on our back patio. Aiming for a mini beer festival format, we will have free entry and sell tickets for beverages. June 2nd will be our first installment of so many dates with our fellow friends and musicians. Patio series 2.0 is in full swing. Join us this session with Cellar West Artisan Ales, Black Bottle Brewery & Our Mutual Friend Brewery.

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Tue., Jun. 5, 6:30-8:30 pm: Howdy ‘N’ Friends Beer Dinner at The Post Brewing – Rosedale

The Post Rosedale is kicking off the summer season with a special beer dinner on Tuesday, June 5. Guests will get the chance to enjoy 4 courses from Chef Jonathan Reyes, each paired with an ice-cold Post pint. Space is limited and reservations are required, so make yours soon! Reservations can be made in person at The Post or over the phone at (720) 466-5699.

The menu for the evening:

1st course:
Oxford Garden Greens Salad
heirloom cherry tomatoes, puffed barley, cotija crisps, creamy basil-jalapeño dressing
Pairing: Thunder Kölsch

2nd course:
Jalapeño & Cheddar Corn Dog
beer mustard dipping sauce, crispy tots
Pairing: Townie Easy Drinkin’ IPA

3rd course:
Blackened Trout
smoked tomato dirty rice, collard greens, red eye gravy butter
Pairing: Backyard Saison

Dessert:
Javier’s Rice Pudding
rum raisin coulis, candied orange zest
Pairing: Big Rosie Porter

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Fri., Jun. 8, 12 pm-11:59 pm: Tequila Sour Ale Bottle Release at Loveland Aleworks

Our GABF medal winning Tequila Sour Ale will be available for purchase this Friday. This beer took home bronze in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. Strong tequila aromas give way to a unique tart sour reminiscent of a fruity margarita.

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Sat., Jun. 9, 12 pm-11 pm: 2nd Anniversary Party at Banded Oak Brewing Company

Next month we party! We are so excited to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with you guys. Last year was amazing and this year will be even bigger. We’ll have 7 barrel aged beers, 2 bands, and 1 fantastic food truck with more details to come. Summer is here and it’s time to hang on the patio, listen to good music, drink some beer, and make new friends.

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Sat., Jun. 9, 12-5 pm: Avery Brewing Invitational at Avery Brewing Company

***SOLD OUT***

We’re obsessed with world-class beer and we want to drink with you!

We are thrilled to announce the Avery Brewing Invitational, a celebration of great beer for the sake of great beer. The selection you will find was hand-picked from wish-lists submitted by the entire Avery team. From your trusty tallboy to your cork-and-cage, we’re on the hunt to find the best of ’em!

If you’re wondering what’s up with this year’s Strong Ale Fest and SourFest, look no further! The Invitational brings these together, plus even more styles and beer experiences.

All proceeds benefit Colorado Water Trust, a non-profit that works with many diverse partners, including breweries, to keep Colorado’s rivers healthy, flowing and full of water.

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Sat., Jun. 9, 9 pm-12 am: Breckenridge Comic Con Kickoff Party! at Punch Bowl Social

We’re so excited for Denver Comic Con to start we’re kicking it off early and are going to party like it’s 1999!

10pm: Come groove to live music by Blink 90210, Denver’s premier 90’s cover band. Enjoy hits by Weezer, Blink 182, Nirvana, Green Day, Ace of Bass, Outkast, and so many more!

10pm: Breckenridge Brewery will be handing out free 2018 Breckenridge Brewery Comic Con collectible pint glasses (while supplies last)…perfect to fill up with RAZZNAROK, the official beer of 2018 Comic Con. They’ve taken over our taps and we will also be offering the official Comic Con beer of years past:
2012: THE FANTASTIC POUR
2013: THE CAPED BREWSADER
2014: BREWS WAYNE
2015: HULK’S SMASH
2017: I AM BREWT

No cover charge, so be there or be sad!

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Sat., Jun. 9, 3-6 pm: Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival

In its third year, The Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival summons 30+ Colorado craft breweries from all over the state up into the mountains of Snowmass for a perfect day of beer tasting and live music. This year’s festival includes access to The Drunken Hearts and Kyle Emerson playing slopeside after the tasting event. Experience two classic Colorado treats, good beer and good tunes, in one perfect day in the high country.

Heads up! We sold out last year and will be only selling discounted early bird tickets for a limited time!

Photo credit: Town of Dillon

Sat., Jun. 9, 1-5 pm: The 2018 Lake Dillon Beer Festival

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the Colorado Brewers Guild Beer Tasting will be held at Dillon Marina Park. Colorado’s worldclass breweries will gather to serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs.

The cost is $35 per person to sample over 25 Colorado breweries’ tasty suds and listen to live tunes. The Tasting will be ‘hoppenin’ between 1 pm & 5 pm.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a nonprofit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado’s craft brewers.

Location: The event will be held on the shores of Lake Dillon in Dillon, Colorado at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre and the Marina Park located on Lodgepole Street at the end of Lake Dillon Drive.

Parking: There is FREE and ample parking in the Town of Dillon and Marina lots.

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Sun., Jun. 10, 8:30 am-8 pm: Criterium and Brewfest

Join us on Sunday, June 10 for the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest. Now in its 5th year, the Ridge at 38 Criterium is chosen once again as the State Championships race–what an honor! This exciting and fun event has something for the entire family to enjoy. The Brewfest will include local breweries showing off their best summer brews. 

In addition to racing and beer, the event features free festivities for spectators, including a family-friendly festival with food, live music, vendors, lively commentators announcing the action, and a kids’ zone featuring a bouncy castle and face painting!

Schedule of Events
Pro & Amateur Racing | 8:30am – 5:30pm
Brewfest | 2 – 8pm
Live Announcer & DJ Music | All Day
Kids’ Zone | 10am – 5pm
Headlining Band: Tunisia | 6 – 8pm

Learn more and register to race here: http://ridgeat38.com/criterium/

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Sun., Jun. 10, 12-4 pm: Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser at Seedstock Brewery

Come give back with Seedstock! Free food will be available, including hot dogs and brats— donations appreciated. Grab a Seedstock pint and enjoy your friends, family, and neighbors all for a great cause!

 

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Wed., Jun. 13, 6 pm: First run of the Skyline Beer Garden Weekly Summer Running Series

Earn your brews with Skyline Beer Garden and bRUNch Running this summer. Every Wednesday from June 13th – September 26th (exception: July 4) grab your friends and head out for a paced 5K run through downtown Denver, followed by a free beer at Skyline Beer Garden.

Check-in starts at 6:00 p.m. with the group heading out at 6:30. Each week different vendors will be on-site offering up shoe demos, snacks, fitness demonstrations, and much more. And did we mention the 1 free beer post run! Just wanted to make sure you heard that!

For more information and to RSVP visit the Skyline Beer Garden Facebook page.

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Thur., Jun. 14, 3 pm:  Old Old Wooden Ship Beer Release at Call to Arms Brewing Company

Call to Arms Brewing will release Old Old Wooden Ship on Thursday, June 14. This port barrel-aged sour saison has notes of ripe nectarine, grapefruit, guava and tart cherry.

“You may remember a scene in ‘Anchorman’ where Ron Burgundy thinks the term diversity means an Old Old Wooden Ship,” said Jon Cross, proprietor and header brewer at Call to Arms Brewing. “Well, we could be wrong here, but we feel this name is very fitting for a beer aged in old old wooden barrels. And, it’s funny.”

Call to Arms reserved a portion of Beautiful Impression, from their collaboration with The Brewtography Project, blended it with Pediococcus and Brettanomyces, and then let the saison age for seven months. At 6.1 percent ABV, Old Old Wooden Ship is a dry and crisp fruity beer with a tart sour finish and lingering notes of soft oak.

Old Old Wooden Ship will be available in a limited release of 375-ml bottles and draft starting on June 14 at 3 p.m. Only 200 bottles will be available at $12 each with a limit of four bottles per person.

“This beer is light in body and highly carbonated, which gives it a pleasant, effervescent drinking experience,” said Cross.

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June 14-17: Vail Craft Beer Classic

Experience beer paired with adventure at the Classic. Over a dozen events including food & beer pairings, outdoor adventures and educational sessions in Vail, CO with craft breweries from all over the country.

Kick things off with Sip at the Summit, Presented by the Colorado Brewer’s Guild:

Take a beautiful gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain for Sip at the Summit, arguably the highest altitude beer tasting in the country! Explore the range of Colorado craft beer surrounded by breathtaking views as the talented chefs of Vail Resorts show off their skills at 10,350 ft. Presented by the Colorado Brewer’s Guild, this tasting exclusively features the breweries of our great state. Colorado’s best will be toasting with their favorites – from lagers to IPAs to pale ales as the sun sets over the horizon. If you’re a beer lover don’t miss this celebration of local beers and the folks who make them. Attendance is limited as this is your chance to get up close and personal.

Check-in for the Kickoff Classic will open one hour in advance of the event. The gondola ride is included in your ticket admission and will be running through the duration of the event for Classic patrons only.

Four days of Vail Craft Beer Classic events culminate with the festival’s signature tasting, the Toast of Vail, offering an impressive selection of samples from more than 50 breweries from coast to coast (and some international offerings) in the heart of Vail, adjacent to Solaris Plaza. Guests enjoy samples of their favorites, discover rare new offerings and have the chance to meet industry leaders and popular public figures during special pop-up sessions; the three free concert performances in Solaris Plaza then carry the fun into the evening. VIP ticketholders can bypass the crowds and start enjoying select breweries an hour before general admission ticketholders.

This year, the Vail Craft Beer Classic is offering two festival package options: The Weekender Package for $99 and the VIP Weekender Package for $139. The Weekender Package includes general admission access to the Sip at the Summit and Toast of Vail, allowing festivalgoers to get the most out of their Vail Craft Beer Classic experience with the weekend’s largest tasting events. The VIP Weekender Package includes general admission access to the Sip at the Summit event and VIP access to the Toast of Vail.

Also: Three popular Colorado bands will headline the Toast of Vail, the Vail Craft Beer Classic’s flagship event, on Saturday, June 16. Live music will fill Solaris Plaza starting at 2 p.m. with Float Like a Buffalo, followed by Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs at 3:45 p.m. and concluding with Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

***Use code BEERGIRL for 20% off select tickets!***

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Sat., Jun. 16, 1-11 pm: Robot Can Release: HAL – Galaxy, Medusa, Lemondrop DDH NEIPA at Fiction Beer Company

Dual Can Release!

HAL – Our 2001: A Space Odeysey inspired Double Dry Hopped New England Style IPA with hops inspired by space! Galaxy, Lemondrop, and Medusa hops are used for dry hops (Google Medusa and Lemon Slice nebulae—they are amazing—as are the hops!). Tropical citrus aroma and flavor for days! 5 lbs of dry hops per bbl, our most aggressively dry hopped beer! 🌴🍋🍊🔥

Do Not Touch The Flamingos – Apricot Saison. Complex fruity esters and spicy phenols blend perfectly in this dry, yet full-bodied Saison. A blend of 6 different yeast strains adds to the complexity of the aroma while the apricot delicately enhances the natural flavor profile of this beer leaving a lasting impression.

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Sat., Jun. 16, 2-5 pm: Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass! at Black Shirt Brewing

You asked and we listened! Our wildly popular event, Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass, returns on June 16th!

This event, featuring live bluegrass music, is free and open to the public. Out of Nowhere will be taking the pallet stage for your entertainment, and our friends from Tender Belly will be hanging out in the beer garden cooking up free samples of their cherrywood and habanero bacon. They’ll also have bacon by the pound for sale – the perfect hangover cure!

In addition to free samples, we’ve designed an entirely Tender Belly bacon-focused menu and will have those items for purchase all day. All this plus bonus beer specials in the afternoon with buckets of BSB cans! Come hungry, come thirsty, come ready to jig! Beer, bacon, and bluegrass cures all.

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Sat., Jun. 16, 12-4 pm: Tap Takeover Block Party at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews – Castle Rock

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews and New Belgium Brewing Company are teaming up in Castle Rock to bring you the Tap Takeover Block Party! The event will take place at the Castle Rock Red Robin on Saturday, June 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. and will give guests one of the first looks at Red Robin’s new in restaurant features (i.e. a new beer wall, self-serve milkshake machine and sauce bar)!

 In addition to being among the first to see these new improvements, attendees will sample a variety of burgers and brews, including new Fat Tire Belgian White, Sour Saison and 1969 Lager, which is completely exclusive to Red Robin restaurants. Guests can also gather in the parking lot for music, games and other fun activities such as creating personalized glassware and a raffle to win a New Belgium Cruiser bike!

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Thur., Jun. 21, 7-10 pm: 29th Annual Do At The Zoo

Hey party animals! Don’t miss the 29th annual Do At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko, on Thursday, June 21.

Enjoy grazing on sample dishes from 70 of the city’s best restaurants and breweries. Belly up to the watering hole for unlimited drinks, featuring the region’s best beers, wines and cocktails— all while enjoying live music and entertainment!

Proceeds from the event benefit “What We Do at the Zoo,” including science education, local and global conservation of wild animals and wild places, and world-class animal care.

FOOD & DRINK
Dine on exotic dishes from around the city while toasting spirits from around the world. Do At The Zoo will feature more than 70 of Denver’s most notable restaurants along with a variety of magnificent beverages

Breweries:
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado Cider Company
Denver Beer Co
Epic Brewing Company
Renegade Brewing Company
St. Killian Importing
Strange Craft Beer & Wit’s End Brewing Company
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Company

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Sat., Jun. 23, 12 pm-11 pm: French Toast Russian Imperial Stout Release at Launch Pad Brewery

We are releasing our monthly Imperial Stout-French Toast. Maple, vanilla and cinnamon. YUM!!

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Sat., Jun. 23, 12-7:30 pm: WeldWerks Invitational Festival at DoubleTree in Downtown Greeley

Join us on Saturday, June 23 for the inaugural WeldWerks Invitational Festival at the DoubleTree in Downtown Greeley, CO. Tickets are $100 each, which include a commemorative tasting glass and samples of nearly 100 beers from 40+ of the best breweries in the country. Several local food trucks will be on site with food available for purchase separately (food is not included with tickets). The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the festival will benefit local Weld County nonprofit organizations, including (but not limited to) the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado. Each session will last exactly three hours, so be sure to purchase tickets for the correct session:

Afternoon Session 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Evening Session 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Other than timing, there are no differences between the two sessions and equal amounts of all beers will be available at both sessions.

Breweries

Here is a tentative list of breweries who will be pouring at the festival, which is subject to change:

Amalgam, American Solera, Angry Chair, Atom, Avery, Barrel Culture, Bearded Iris, Black Project, Bottle Logic, Boulevard, Brew Gentlemen, Casa Agria, Casey, Cerebral, Crooked Stave, Destihl, Firestone Walker, Fremont, Funky Buddha, Great Notion, Hop Butcher, Horus, J. Wakefield, Jester King, Kane, Liquid Mechanics, Lost Abbey, Mikerphone, Modern Times, More, New Image, Odd13, Our Mutual Friend, Perennial, Rare Barrel, River North, Scofflaw, The Answer, The Bruery, The Veil, Toppling Goliath, Trve, Voodoo, Wiley Roots

Event Details

All attendees must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID (no exceptions). No minors (children/infants included) allowed.
Tickets will only be available for purchase online through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Afternoon Session tickets will only grant attendees access to the festival from 12-3 PM, and tickets for the Evening Session will only grant attendees access to the festival from 4-7 PM. Designated Driver tickets and other discounted tickets are not available.
Tickets must be presented for admittance, either printed or displayed on mobile devices.
Event is rain or shine and will be held in the Centennial Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Greeley, CO.

No pets allowed. Outside drinks are not permitted, other than empty or sealed water bottles. Water will be available at the event. Drink responsibly! We reserve the right to refuse admittance, refuse service, and/or remove individuals from the event for any reason.
All sales are final and tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded at any time. Ticket scalping (selling tickets above face value) is strictly prohibited.

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Sat., Jun. 23, 1-6 pm: Rocky Mountain Beer Festival at Louisville Community Park

Your Colorado summer afternoon just got better! Join us to taste beer from local and regional craft breweries, enjoy live music performances, and play classic lawn games at the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour. Presented by Boulder Creek Events, the producers of the Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder Creek Hometown Festival, and WinterSkate.

Formerly the Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival, we’ve expanded to a full-fledged beer festival tour with two summer dates in two Colorado cities – Saturday, June 23rd at Louisville Community Park and Monday, September 3rd at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. On both dates, the Festival opens at 1:00pm and the taps close at 6:00pm.

Additionally, the Festival Tour holds a friendly competition between breweries for the bragging rights of the People’s Choice “Best Brew” and “Hippest Hops”, with the grand prize “2018 RMBF Tour Champion” presented to the brewery with the most votes at the end of the Tour. Check out our ticket packages to learn how you can be a judge.

Still not convinced? Here’s just one more reason to attend – Boulder Creek Events gives back to the community. Each Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour event will donate a portion of ticket sales to a local non-profit. $1 from every ticket sold at the June 23rd event in Louisville will directly benefit the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center.

Check back in for updates and announcements about participating breweries, food vendors, musician lineups, and more!

Entrance to the Festival grounds is free and open to all ages and includes access to food vendors, live music performances, and lawn games. To taste the beers, you must have a ticket package and valid ID.

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Sat., Jun. 23, 11 am-6 pm: Hops and Harley 2018 at Fickel Park in Berthoud

Join us Saturday, June 23rd for the 6th Annual Hops and Harley at Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud, CO 11am-6pm.

This dog friendly community event benefits Harley’s Dream and features craft beer, live music, food trucks, vendors, kids activities, and much more!

Hops and Harley is FREE to attend. Dogs are welcome on a leash. Feel free to bring a chair or picnic blanket. The park has lots of huge shade trees, but don’t forget your sunscreen!

100% of the proceeds from Hops and Harley will benefit Colorado based nonprofit organization Harley’s Dream, established in 2016 to create awareness and educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills.

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Sat., Jun. 23, 1-4 pm: Govnr’s Park 9th Annual Beer Festival! at Govnr’s Park Tavern

Join us for Govnr’s Park 9th Annual Beer Festival!!! Tickets are on sale now and will go fast! Over 100 beers to sample. Funds raised go back to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods – CHUN. Tickets are $20. Vote for your favorite beer to be on tap at Gov’s! Raffles and giveaways from all of your favorite breweries!!!

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Sat., Jun. 23, 12 pm: LandLocked Ales 1 Year Anniversary Party at Landlocked Ales

We are celebrating our one year anniversary this June! Join us for beer releases, cornhole tournaments, food from Woodhill Small Batch BBQ, and live music throughout the day! More details to come on the beer and music line up.

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Sat., Jun. 23, 11 am-11 pm: 3 Year Anniversary at The Pint Room – Littleton

Can you believe it? It’s been three years already! Join us in celebration with drink specials, free food, live music, give aways and more! Stay tuned for updates.

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Thur., Jun. 28, 6-9 pm: Denver Pale Ale Launch Party at Helikon Gallery & Studios

Kick-off your summer with our Denver Pale Ale Artist Series No.3 Launch Party! Join us Thursday, June 28th from 6-9pm as we celebrate art, beer, and our vibrant city of Denver. Our 2018 release party will take place at the Helikon Gallery with food truck fare, free Denver Pale Ale, games, an opportunity to meet our new artist Rachel Jablonski, and of course, the reveal of our Denver Pale Ale Artist Series No.3 artwork. Alongside Rachels current work, the gallery will also be showcasing our past two Denver Pale Ale Artists, Josh Holland and John Vogl. So RSVP to reserve your spot and come celebrate the joining of two amazing Denver communities, craft beer and art!

*The event is FREE but you must RSVP (link below) to attend. Must be 21+ to attend*

RSVP: bit.ly/DPA3Launch

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Jun. 29-Jul, 1: 2018 Rapids & Grass Beer Festival in Buena Vista

Spend a weekend along the Arkansas River sampling beer from more than 45 craft breweries, jamming to live Bluegrass and Americana music, and taking in sweeping mountain views. The second annual Rapids & Grass Beer Festival in Buena Vista is set for Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1, with the beer tasting falling on Saturday, June 30th.

The 2018 Rapids & Grass Beer Festival kicks off on Friday, June 29 with a tap takeover at The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar featuring Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX) and Beachwood Brewing (Long Beach, CA) followed up by free shows from Tierro w/ Bridget Law and Bonfire Dub at The Beach at South Main. The main event is Saturday, June 30th with unlimited beer sampling from 48 premiere local and out-of-state breweries — including Arizona Wilderness, Beachwood, Jester King, Firestone Walker, Black Project, Cannonball Creek, Cerebral, and Outer Range — and live music all day at The Beach. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks throughout the beer tasting. The weekend wraps up on Sunday, July 1st with the Freedom Float raft trip down a Class 3 section of whitewater and more riverside live music from Chain Station at the River Runners rafting takeout.

For its second year, the Rapids & Grass Beer Festival ups the ante with a killer lineup of After Party shows at the brand new Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel, adjacent to the festival grounds. With a separate ticket, festival goers can enjoy amazing live shows from Rapidgrass on Friday, DJ Logic on Saturday, and Leftover Salmon on Sunday.

Attendees can choose from a number of ticketing options including a Full Weekend Pass ($200) which includes a ticket to the VIP tasting hour, access to all live music at The Beach, a seat on the Freedom Float on Sunday, as well as a ticket to the Rapidgrass, DJ Logic, Leftover Salmon after party shows at The Surf Hotel Ballroom. There are two lodging options offered with the Full Weekend Pass including first access to lodging at the new Surf Hotel or a camping pass within the festival camping area.

Other ticket options include the VIP Beer Tasting ($75), GA Beer Tasting ($50), as well as the options to add the Freedom Float raft trip ($60) on Sunday, and full weekend RV Camping ($20) or Tent + Car Camping ($15).

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Sat., Jun. 30, 5-10 pm: Hop Head Festival at Renegade Brewing Company at The Yard at Santa Fe

Hop Heads Unite!
Join Renegade Brewing Company for our 1st Annual Hop Head Festival!

A celebration of everything great about the little flower that could, our Hop Head Festival will have everything you need to have a killer summer Saturday:

  • Beer 
  • Games
  • Live Music (Animal Electricity, The Goonies and Blink 90210)
  • Special Release Beers (Hops Gone Mad, an IPA that uses Cryo Hops and will have three varieties – Red, White and Black – all characterized by their malt bill. The first of 5 special releases that will occur hourly throughout the event)
  • Food Trucks (Biker Jim’s, Cirque Kitchen and Sprinkle Me Smitten, which will all feature one item that utilizes Renegade beer or hops to flavor that dish)
  • An interactive hop buffet (say what?!)
  • Merchandise

There are 3 ticket types available:

Hop Head VIP Package | $35 (limited number of VIP tix available)
Includes:

Entry to the Festival
Unlimited Tastings
Commemorative Tasting Glass
A guaranteed 16 oz can of our TBA Special Release beer to take home
Food tickets are additional and can be purchased onsite

Hop Head Advanced Beer Ticket Package | $20 (must purchase by June 22)
Includes:

Entry to the Festival
4 beer tickets for the price of $3 ($20 value)
Additional beer and food tickets can be purchased onsite

Hop Head Festival Entry | $5
Includes:

Entry to the Festival
All beer and food tickets can be purchased onsite

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Sat., Jun. 30, 1:30-6 pm: America’s Beer Festival at
Jefferson County Colorado Fairgrounds

***Use code BEERGIRL for 15% off tickets!*** 

If you love beer and love America, then there is only one place to be on Saturday June 30th: AMERICA’S BEER FEST! Come sample 25+ American breweries, 60+ all-American beers, take part in the Star Spangled Beer Games, enjoy live music, great food, and join us as we break the world record for the largest flip cup game in the WORLD!

Also: celebrate all the things that make America great! Your friends, our community, and our American heroes. America’s Beer Fest is proud to offer FREE tickets to all active/retired military, first responders, and teachers. Come party with us while we honor this great nation!

Join us for America’s Beer Festival and we celebrate this great nation!

This event is for ages 21+. Valid ID must be presented at the door. No refunds will be issued.

 

July Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

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Sat., Jul. 7, 12 pm-11 pm: Baere’s 4th Anniversary Party! at Baere Brewing

We hope you will join us in the celebration of our 4th birthday! In standard celebratory fashion we will have tappings of new fun beers, beers we’ve been holding for this very occasion, a bottle release, free Sweet Action Ice Cream made with our beer, sour beer slushies, Vegan Van’s delicious food, and more! Stay tuned for details as they unfold. Cheers!

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Sat., Jul. 7, 12 pm-11:59 pm: 5-Year Anniversary Party at 12Degree Brewing

Save the date! Our 5th Anniversary Party will be Saturday, July 7! The party will start at Noon, with give-aways and special beer releases throughout the day. At 7:30, By the Lee featuring members of The Railsplitters will take the stage. These guys blew us away last year so we’re super excited to have them back! More details to come!

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Sat., Jul. 14, 11 am-10 pm: 4th Anniversary Celebration at Joyride Brewing Company

Can you believe we’re turning 4?!? Once again, we will be hosting the best anniversary party in Colorado. We’re shutting the street down in front of the brewery for a large stage where we will have SEVEN different bands, starting at 11am. There will be multiple food trucks and beer stations, as well as plenty of activities for the kids. We are also doing four collab beers to celebrate turning four, with those details coming soon. This is the biggest party in Edgewater every year, and you don’t want to miss it!

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Sat., Jul. 14, 1-5 pm: Colorado Brewers Rendezvous at Riverside Park in downtown Salida

AND

Fri., Jul. 13, 6-8:30 pm: Pre-Vous at the Steam Plant Center

The 22nd Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place at Riverside Park in historic downtown Salida, Colorado, surrounded by soaring mountains and hugged by the Arkansas River. You will enjoy live music throughout the event with great food vendors offering up tasty concoctions to pair with your favorite beers! The event features over 75 Colorado Breweries with over 300 samplings of beer offered. For more information visit: http://salidachamber.org/event/22nd-annual-colorado-brewers-rendezvous/

New this year is The Pre-Vous, a rare beer tasting the day before the main festival. This special preview features highly sought after beers from 20 breweries that will not be available at the festival on July 14.

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Sat., Jul. 14, 1-4 pm: Reflection Garden On Tap Beer Festival at 7/20 Memorial Foundation

Join us Saturday July 14th from 1-4pm in the Aurora Water Wise Garden for the 3rd annual Reflection Garden On Tap Beer Festival & fundraiser!

Enjoy unlimited beer tastings from local breweries, food trucks, live music featuring The Dollhouse Thieves, and sidewalk chalk artists all within an intimate garden setting! You will also get a sneak peak of “Ascentiate”, the artwork for the permanent 7/20 memorial which begins construction on July 2nd.

Admission to the event is free, but purchase of a wristband for beer tasting is required for 21 and over. Early bird prices will be available through 6/29/18. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/720BeerFest, or visit us at one of the City of Aurora summer events for tickets!

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Fri., Jul. 20-Sat., Jul. 21: Wiley Roots Five Year Anniversary at Wiley Roots Brewing Company

It’s been five years since we opened our taproom. 

There are a lot of amazing moments to celebrate, a lot of beers to bring back, and a lot to look forward to… including some BIG news. Unfortunately, we can’t announce it yet, so we are creating two events for people to save the date(s). 

Each day will have different events, beers on-tap, and special releases. Please click the links below to RSVP:

Friday, July 20, 2018 – facebook.com/events/1624080531023787 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – facebook.com/events/260754797816130

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Sat., Jul. 21, 12-6 pm: Twisted Pine’s Anniversary Party! at Twisted Pine

Did you know that Twisted Pine’s BIRTHDAY is coming up soon? 🎂

Mark your calendars, because on JUNE 21ST from 12-6 PM, we’re having an anniversary party at our Alehouse full of exclusive beer releases, yard games, and live music by the amazing WireWood Station!

We’re also partnering up with Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center for a Pints with a Purpose during the party. $1 from every pint sold that day will be #donated to BVWHC! 🎉

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Sat., Jul. 28, 11 am-6 pm: ThirstyFest 2018 at McNichols Building

ThirstyFest is a volunteer-led beer festival. All proceeds from the festival are donated to Water For People! Join us for a day of fantastic local brews, great music, and delicious food!

Tickets on sale now for $25! Want to support us but can’t make it to the fest? Donate through www.gofundme.com/thirstyfest2018

– Our Current Lineup –
Breweries:
Denver Beer Co
Left Hand Brewing Company
Renegade Brewing Company
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Joyride Brewing Company
Hogshead Brewery
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado Native Lagers
Good River Beer
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Bruz Beers
Goldspot Brewing Company
4 Noses Brewing Company
Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom

Entertainment:
Envy Alo
Boogie Mammoth
Devan Blake Jones
Sonic Flow
Ben Hammond
Malakai

Food Trucks:
Revenge of the Pork
Crescent City Food Truck
Koi & Ninja

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Sat., Jul. 28, 12-3 pm: 10th Annual Jul-IPA Party at West End Tavern

Join us in celebrating our 10th annual Jul-IPA celebration!

Live Auction, Food, Music & IPA Tasting from badass breweries:
Asher Brewing Co., Avery Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co, Colorado Native Lagers, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Elevation Beer Company, Epic Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, New Image Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Co, Platt Park Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing, Stone Brewing, Telluride Brewing Co., The Post Brewing Co., Upslope Brewing Company.

100% of proceeds benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence.

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