Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2016

The 14th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest was held at Avery Brewing last Saturday, March 5th. And I was extremely excited to attend for the first time ever. I’ve been to numerous beer festivals over the years, and there are several factors that play into how enjoyable–or not–each event is. For me personally, the main…

March Beer Events

Here are some fun beer events to consider in March. Also check out my St. Patrick’s Day post (including St. Patrick’s Day Parade) for holiday-specific events! Plus, Colorado Craft Beer Week is March 19-27, so there is LOTS to do! Wed., Mar. 2, 6-11 p.m.: Homebrewer Appreciation Night, hosted by Fermentologists & TRVE at TRVE…

January Beer Events

Farewell, 2015! Time for a new year and new beer events! Fri., Jan. 1, 3-10 p.m.: New Year’s Day Tamales, TV’s, and Brewski’s at Factotum Brewhouse (3845 Lipan St, Denver). We know our crowd isn’t a bunch of amateurs and will be ready to get out on the first day of 2016 to get the weekend…

GABF 2015: Recap, Best in Show

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival promised to be “Bigger. Better. Beerier” than ever before. There was an additional 90,000 square feet in the tasting hall, a second entrance for ticket holders and around 3,800 beers from 750 or so breweries. And in my opinion, it was the best yet. I’ve been to dozens of beer festivals over…

September Beer Events

Sure, the Great American Beer Festival is sold out. But whether you’re attending or not, there are plenty of other fun beer events in September! Note: Due to events being continually announced, I will update this post as necessary. Starting Tue., Sep. 1: The Great Douglas County Libraries Brew Tour 2015  (takes place at 8 breweries;…

Barley’s Angels Colorado: Beer Education for Women

I recently started volunteering for a great women’s beer group, Barley’s Angels Colorado, and I wanted to share this information and help get the word out about this fun, educational opportunity for females in the Denver/Boulder area. Barley’s Angels is an international organization of women and beer with chapters in approximately 7 countries. Its purpose is…

GABF 2014: Best In Show

I’ve been to the Great American Beer Festival for the past several years. Normally I don’t run into too much of a problem paring down my list of favorites…but this year is proving to be the most challenging yet. Perhaps it’s that, with all the beer drinking I do on a regular basis, my palate…

GABF Week Events 2014

It’s almost my favorite time of year again: GABF week! The Great American Beer Festival is something to get very excited about. But even for those not attending the festival, there are endless other great beer events going on before, during and after it. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading about dozens…

First Ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival

Last Saturday I attended the first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival in downtown Boulder.  Great breweries, a nice outdoor venue, tasty food, and live music all contributed to a fun afternoon at this inaugural event. Some of my favorite Boulder County breweries were there, such as Fate, Gravity, Avery and Sanitas, to name a few. The full…

First Ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival

On Saturday, August 23rd, Downtown Boulder will host its first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival. Boulder County is home to some awesome breweries, and this event will bring 20 of them together in one place for an afternoon of unlimited sampling. Participating breweries: 12 Degree Brewing Oskar Blues Brewery Upslope Brewing Co. Avery Brewing Gravity…