All of the best Colorado beers are coming to town this June and beer lovers nationwide will descend on Downtown Fort Collins for the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival.
This signature event will take place on June 28 & 29, 2014 in Civic Center Park. This year’s festival hosts over 40 Colorado breweries and boosts over 70 Colorado craft beers for people to sample. Colorado breweries from the far corners of the state will feature their best native beers at the festival. More than two decades ago local Fort Collins’ brewery owners Doug Odell and Scott Smith approached the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association with an idea to create an event celebrating local brewing; 25 years later the Colorado Brewers’ Festival is one of the region’s most nationally acclaimed events.
This year the festival will offer patrons a chance to leisurely enjoy the festival all day long and taste Colorado brews to get a sense of their favorite of 70+ craft beers while listening to their favorite Colorado bands. As well as tasting beers, patrons can have direct interaction with the brewers themselves as the festival showcases each brewery in their own booth offering them a chance to meet and talk with their fans. Colorado has a huge beer industry and Fort Collins has the most breweries per capita of any city in Colorado.
Beer geeks can also attend All Brewers' Eve on Friday June 27 to have access to exclusive limited craft beers as well as visit with brewers and master brewers from across the state. The Fort Collins host brewers welcome brewing professionals from across the state to come share their craft.
• Date: Saturday, June 28th & Sunday, June 29th
• Time: General Hours 11:00am-5:00pm
• Location: Civic Center Area (Laporte Ave. and Howes St) Downtown Fort Collins, CO
Entertainment Lineup coming soon!
Food vendors serving everything from traditional beer cuisine like bratwurst and pizza, to more worldly options such as Greek food, will provide the perfect pairing to a wide variety of craft beers and is sure to please any palette.
The festival organizers also remind people to wear sunscreen to enjoy the beautiful Colorado sunshine safely. No pets are allowed on festival grounds; please leave all pets at home. Grass, shade and City of Fort Collins water is available at the festival, and attendees are able to hang out and enjoy entertainment all day and then enjoy restaurants and shops in historic downtown.
Proceeds from the Colorado Brewers’ Festival help fund year round downtown activities such as free concerts, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Summer Concerts, Santa’s House and the holiday lighting brought to you by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association. The proceeds also fund the operation of the DBA, a non-profit completely self-funded organization that promotes Downtown Fort Collins and helps to keep historic Downtown vibrant.
Colorado Brewers' Festival 2014 Food Vendor Booth ApplicationAvailable Here
Festival non-food vendor applications available now
CooperSmiths Pub and Brewing
5 Old Town Square
Fort Collins Brewery - Gravity 1020
1020 East Lincoln Ave.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
500 Linden St
Odell Brewing Company
800 E. Lincoln Ave
Pateros Creek Brewing Company
242 North College Ave