27th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival: June 25-26
Beer (and Music) Fans rejoice! The award-winning* Colorado Brewers’ Festival (COBF) returns to Downtown Fort Collins on June 25th & 26th! This iconic event weekend will feature 90+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries and an interactive Beer School with tastings and demonstrations. The fest also proudly features some of Northern Colorado’s finest musicians, vendors and food trucks – with no admission charge to enter the festival grounds in Washington Park.
While entry is free, the one-time purchase of a tasting package is required to sample beer, which includes a commemorative Govino "Go-Anywhere" 16-ounce beer glass and 10 Taster Tickets redeemable for food and beer.
Date: June 25, 2016 12:00 – 6:00 pm and June 26, 2016 12:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park, Downtown Fort Collins
Tickets: $25 in person (see details below), $30 online, or $35 day-of
Stay tuned for announcements on the beer list and entertainment schedules for the 2016 festival!
Purchase a Tasting Package Early: Save $$ and Time
Beginning May 2nd, save time and money by purchasing specially-discounted tasting packages directly from local brewery taprooms at the promotional price of $25 each. Save even more by picking up tasting packages for your friends, family, co-workers or your entire festival crew!
- $25 each: Purchase limited-availability tasting packages directly from these participating Fort Collins taprooms: 1933 Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery, CooperSmith’s, Fort Collins Brewery, Horse & Dragon, Snowbank Brewing, Rally King Brewing, Zwei Brewing, and Patero's Creek Brewing Company.
- Or…$30 each: Purchase online, today, and pick up your glass at the festival or in advance at The Group, located at 121 E. Mountain Ave.
- Or…$35 each: Wait in line the day of the festival and purchase at the box office (while your friends sample beer without you!).
Saturday June 25th
11:45 – 12:40pm = Cary Morin
1:00 – 1:55pm = Colony Funk
2:15 – 3:10pm = Lunde Station
3:30 – 4:25pm = Wasteland Hop
4:45 – 6:00pm = Mason Howling
Sunday June 26th
11:45 – 12:40pm = Matt Skinner Duo
1:00 – 1:55pm = The Seers Band
2:15 – 3:15pm = Taylor Scott Band
3:45 – 5:00pm = Atomga
Beer Geeks Unite! On Friday, June 24th, we’re welcoming the weekend by rolling out the red carpet for aficionados at this Friday night kick-off specialty tasting affair! "The Summit @ COBF" features unlimited tastings of 40+ rare and special-release beers, as curated by The Colorado Brewers' Guild. Beneath Washington Park’s lush tree canopy, the brewers themselves will mingle, play host and delight in pouring your beer amidst the sounds of a live string quartet (that plays both Beethoven and Led Zeppelin!).
A very limited quantity of tickets will be available starting May 2, for $40 each.
To learn more, click here.
**A Tasting Package purchase does not include a ticket to The Summit on June 24th.
Interested in being a vendor at the 2016 Colorado Brewers' Festival? Click here. The application will be released soon!
Interested in being a food vendor at the 2016 Colorado Brewers' Festival? The application is now ready. Please click here to apply.
Does your brewery want to pour at the 2016 Colorado Brewers' Festival? Click here.
*2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence: “Best Event or Festival” in the State