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.
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
- Friday, June 27: All Brewers' Eve
- Saturday, June 28: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
- Sunday, June 29: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
- 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
- Civic Center Area, Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado
- 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
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|
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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
✔ 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.