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Early Bird Sale going on now!

For your Early Bird Beer Tasting Package $20, you get a "Beer Pass" wristband allowing you to sample beer at the festival, $10 "Festival Bucks" to spend on beer samples, food and attractions and when you buy online you will also receive a commemorative “beer can” glass. By purchasing a beer pass online, you are also automatically entered to win a “Year of Free Odell Beer”. Purchase here. 

Come see what's brewing this June and as more than 50 Colorado Breweries and beer lovers nationwide arrive to Downtown Fort Collins for the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival. 

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Twenty-five years ago, Scott Smith & Brad Page (CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing), Doug Odell (Odell Brewing Company), and Maggie Kunze (Downtown Fort Collins Business Association) worked together around a united cause, beer! Their vision was to create a celebration of craft brewing in Colorado. The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is a way to honor talented brewers across the state, to share their brewing craft and to celebrate the world class brewing industry in the great state of Colorado.

The Colorado Brewers' Festival has stood the test of time by becoming an annual Colorado summer tradition. We hope you'll join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

This year, the festival will offer patrons a chance to experience more Colorado flavor than ever before. Festival goers will enjoy Colorado brews including flagship/core brands, seasonal, specialty, small batch & rare brews at locations all over the festival grounds covering nearly 7 acres! Take in some shade and enjoy a variety of Colorado bands at our "Base Camp" entertainment area. New this year is "The Wilderness" activity area where you will be able to experience ziplining, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull riding and more. As well as tasting beers, patrons can have direct interaction with the brewers themselves in "The Summit" specialty beer area where we will feature a "Meet the Brewers" experience as well as the educational "Beer School". 

 

 

Colorado Brewers' Festival Info

  • 2014CBFglasses.jpgDates: 
    • Friday, June 27: All Brewers' Eve
    • Saturday, June 28: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
    • Sunday, June 29: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
  • Hours: 
    • All Brewers' Eve: 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
    • General Festival: 11:00 am—5:00 pm both days  
    • Must be 21 years of age to drink but festival grounds open to all ages   
  • Location: 
  • Sample Sizes:
    • 1 Festival Buck =  1 4oz tasting General Festival Beer or 2oz "The Summit" Area/Small Batch Beer 
    • 4 Festival Bucks = 1 full pour General Festival Beer (into 16oz Commemorative Glasses Only)
    • 8 Festival Bucks = 1 full pour "The Summit" Area / Rare Beer (into 16oz Commemorative Glasses Only)    
  • NEW Features:
    • Free entry (beer tasting package extra)
    • Wristbands are good ALL WEEKEND LONG. Buy once, attend both days.
    • "The Wilderness" -  Activity Area featuring rock climbing, ziplining, bull riding, bungee trampolines and more.
    • "The Backcountry" - Vendor area featuring Colorado vendors, Brewers and Colorado destination booths.
    • "The Summit" presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild - Specialty Beer area featuring rare brews, Beer School education tent, "Meet the Brewers" interactions

Breweries Attending

General Festival Beers (4oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck | 1 Full Pour into Commemorative Glass = 4 Festival Bucks)

Brewery Saturday 6/28 Sunday 6/29
1933 Brewing Company Belgian's Maibock Barrel Runner IPA
300 Suns Brewing Cap'n Long ESB Cap'n Long ESB
AC Golden Brewing Colorado Native Amber Ale Colorado Native IPL
Anheuser-Busch InBev Shock Top Lemon Shandy Bud Light
Avery Brewing Co. Avery IPA White Rascal
Barrels & Bottles Brewery Piney The First Juniperus Imperial IPA
Big Beaver Brewing Co. Screw the Pooch Pale Ale Beaver Stubble Stout
Black Bottle Brewery Ginger Scuba Steve
Blue Moon Brewing Co. Blue Moon Summer Honey Blue Moon Belgian White
Bonfire Brewing Pink-I Raspberry India Pale Ale Demshitz Brown Ale
Boulder Beer Co Shake Chocolate Porter Hoopla Pale Ale
Breckenridge Brewery Agave Wheat Agave Wheat
Bristol Brewing Company Yellow Kit Pilsner Laughing Lab
City Star Brewing Harley's Ol' One Eye Honey Wheat Harley's Ol' One Eye Honey Wheat
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing What A Melon Session IPA
Colorado Cider Company (See Cider Tent Page) (See Cider Tent Page)
Copper Kettle Brewing Company Mexican Chocolate Stout Mexican Chocolate Stout
Crabtree Brewing Company Greeley Collaboration Ale Berliner Weisse (sour)
Crow Hop Brewing Company Rado's Red Ale Rado's Red Ale
Dad & Dude's Breweria Dank IPA Leaves & Lemongrass
Durango Brewing Co Durango Blueberry Wheat Durango Amber Ale
Elevation Beer Company 8 Second Kolsch First Cast IPA
Epic Brewing Company Escape to Colorado Hop Syndrome Lager
FATE Brewing Company Watermelon Kolsch Style Ale Parcae Belgian Pale Ale
Former Future Brewing Company Perplexity Perplexity
Fort Collins Brewery Host Brewery Major Toms' American Wheat, Hopitude  Hoptitude, Major Toms' American Wheat
Freedom's Edge Brewing Company 1890 IPA 1890 IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company Colette Lasso IPA
Great Storm Brewing Brass Ale Honey Amber Brass Ale Honey Amber
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Little Red Cap The Griffin
High Hops Brewery Blueberry Wheat The Golden One
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company L-Cubed IPA Almost Summer Ale
Kokopelli Beer Company Cow Tipper Cow Tipper, Weizen Up
Left Hand Brewing Sawtooth Ale 400# Monkey
Loveland Aleworks Hefeweizen Hefeweizen
MillerCoors Batch 19 Coors Banquet
New Belgium Brewing Host Brewery Summer Helles Snapshot Wheat
Odell Brewing Company Host Brewery St. Lupulin Odell IPA
Odyssey Beerwerks Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter Ghost Drifer Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery G'Knight Imperial Red Ale Dale's Pale Ale
Pateros Creek Brewing Company TBD Seasonal TBD Seasonal
Prost Brewing Company Maibock Prost Pils
Ska Brewing Co. Pinstripe Red Ale Mexican Logger
Steamworks Brewing Company Steam Engine Lager Colorado Kolsch
Strange Craft Beer Co (Summit Area Only) (Summit Area Only)
The Post Brewing Co. American Brown Ale Top Rope Lager
Tommyknocker Brewery Maple Nut Brown IPA and a Half
Twisted Pine Brewing Company Hop Zealot Twisted Wit
Upslope Brewing Co. Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale Upslope Craft Lager
Verboten Brewing In Love with Summer (Straw/Rhubarb Wheat) Killer Boots (Carmel Porter)
Wild Cider (See Cider Tent Page) (See Cider Tent Page)
Wynkoop Brewing Company Orchard Wheat Pale Ale Mile HIgh Pale Ale

Collaboration Brew by Doug Odell of Odell Brewing Company,  Brad Page of Colorado Cider Co.
(CooperSmith’s founder) and Dwight Hall of
CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing 

25th Anniversary Collaboration Ale 25th Anniversary Collaboration Ale


Summit Area Beers presented by Colorado Brewers Guild (2oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck | 1 Full Pour into Commemorative Glass = 8 Festival Bucks)

Brewery Saturday 11am - 2pm Saturday 2pm-5pm Sunday 11am-2pm Sunday 2pm-5pm
Colorado Cider Company Ol' Stumpy Cider      
Boulder Beer Company Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA      
Verboten Brewing Rum Barrel Aged I'm All Right Jack      
Pateros Creek Peanut Brittle Red      
FATE Brewing Company Coffee IPA      
Odell Brewing Co Host Brewery Jaunt   Dr. Acula  
Strange Brewing Co Cherry Kriek      
New Belgium Brewing Host Brewery Gruit   Gratzer  
Fort Collins Brewery Host Brewery Smoked Märzen   Smoked Märzen  
Epic Brewing Sour Apple Saison      
Wynkoop Brewery   Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout    
Twisted Pine Brewing Company   Agaveras    
Steamworks Brewing Company   Backside Stout    
City Star Brewing   Dead or Alive Double IPA    
Black Bottle Brewery   The Ripper    
Grimm Brothers   Maidens Kiss    
Oskar Blues   Collaboration w/ Two Brothers Brewery    
Breckenridge Brewery   72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout    
Upslope Brewing Co.   Upslope Imperial IPA    
Loveland Aleworks   American Sour Ale with Raspberries    
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company     Sad Panda  
Avery     Twenty One  
High Hops Brewery     The Footwarmer  
Great Storm Brewing     Shine On Oaked Belgian Golden  
Ska Brewing     Estival Summer Stout  
Dad & Dude's Breweria     RYOT Rye Ale  
Kokopelli Beer Company     Smok'n Jo Smoked Porter  

General Festival Ciders (4oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck)

Cidery Saturday 6/28 Sunday 6/29
Colorado Cider Co. Glider Cider Grasshop-ah Cider
Wild Cider Wild Cider Apple Wild Cider Pineapple & Berry

Music & Entertainment

Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage: Take in some shade and enjoy a variety of Colorado bands and events at our "Base Camp" entertainment area.
Wilderness Stage: Relax in Civic Center Park and enjoy additional entertainment in our "Wilderness" activity park. Watch your friends navigate the climbing wall while being serenaded by the sounds of Colorado tunes.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28th
Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage
12:00pm- 12:45pm The 14ers Colorado Mountain Rock
1:00-1:45pm Glitta Kings Hip Hop
2:15-3:15pm Calder's Revolvers Soul, R&B, and Rock
3:45-5:00pm WhiteWater Ramble Jamgrass & Bluegrass
Wilderness Stage
11:30am- 1:00pm Marty Jones & The Brewbadours Honky Tonk
1:45-3:45pm Tyler Grant & Friends Bluegrass
Beer School within The Summit Beer Area
12:00pm CSU's Beer Brewing Institute Higher Education takes on craft brewing
1:00pm New Belgium Brewing Ancient Brewing Styles- Gruit and Gratzer
2:00pm Verboten Brewing A sinfully sweet pair: chocolate and beer
3:00pm High Hops Brewery Learn about growing hops at home
4:00pm Oskar Blues Know your Malt, from barley to wor
SUNDAY, JUNE 29th
Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage
11:30am- 12:15pm Toad in the Hole Americana & Rock
12:45-1:45pm The Jekylls 60's Style Pop
2:15-3:15pm Eef & the Blues Express Award-Winning Rockin' Blues
3:45-5:00pm DubSkin Reggae & Dub
Wilderness Stage
12:30pm-2:00pm Bonnie and the Clydes Country/Honky tonk
2:30-4:30pm Rich with Friends Bluegrass
Beer School within The Summit Beer Area
12:00pm Emily Hutto (Craft Brew Historian/Author)

 

Origins of Colorado Craft Brew

1:00pm Odell/Gradens n Spring Creek A garden treat-"Trellis" an Odell Collaborative beer
2:00pm Dan Rabin Award winning beer author "Joys of CO Beer"
3:00pm Wynkoop Brewery Libations w/craft brew and spirits

 

Food

Using the same "Festival Bucks" as you would for beer, great food including: traditional beer cuisine like burgers, 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.

OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES:

  • "ALL BREWERS' EVE"
    You can also attend All Brewers' Eve hosted by Wilbur's Total Beverage, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and El Monte Grill 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. $60 per person. Tickets on Sale
  • "COBF Breakfast & Brews at The Mainline" SOLD OUT!
    ATTENDEES WILL CHECK IN AT THE MAINLINE ALE HOUSE (125 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525) AT 9AM
  • "COBF Beer Week"
    Enjoy beer week in Fort Collins the week leading up to the Colorado Brewers’ Festival. A beer lovers’ dream come true, come enjoy craft beers, tours, dining and shopping experiences, and all Fort Collins brewing has to offer in Downtown Fort Collins. More details to come.

FAQ:

 
Not allowed to be brought inside festival:

✘ Pets (except clearly identifiable service dogs)
✘ Weapons of any kind
✘ Outside food or beverages
✘ Drugs or alcohol
✘ Glass containers
✘ Framed or large backpacks
✘ Skateboards, scooters, bikes, roller blades
✘ Wagons or carts

Permitted items
✔ Water bottles (EMPTY plastic or aluminum water bottle)
✔ Collapsible lawn chairs

No refunds on advanced sales, quantities limited on glasses. 

Event will happen rain or shine!

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. 

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