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Stay tuned for details on the 30th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival!

The Original Craft Beer Festival Returns

June 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

The weekend festivities feature 150+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries, food vendors, artisan exhibitors and 10+ hours of live music on the Choice Organics Stage in Washington Park!

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Festival Tasting Guide Announced!

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What’s New This Year

The debut of the Fort Collins Collaboration Beer Pavilion: 20+ Fort Collins breweries join forces to brew six exclusive festival beers available only at COBF!

All breweries will feature different beer on Saturday versus Sunday!

The return of Breakfast & Brews at Union on Saturday morning!

All beer served out of brewery’s 10’ x 10’ tents: meet and mingle with the brewers and brewery staffs!  

Online combo package purchase options – attend all three events and save money (and drink more beer!). 

Grand Beer Hall featuring interactive Beer School presented by Green Co2 and Live Comedy 

 

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Colorado Brewers’ Festival has your weekend covered.

 

June 22nd

On Friday evening, enjoy unlimited pours of specialty beer and barrel-aged creations served by the brewers themselves.

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5:00pm – 8:00pm Washington Park, Fort Collins, CO

June 23rd

On Saturday morning, enjoy festival beers paired with an exquisite breakfast at this beer-themed brunch! Festival tasting package included.

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10:00am – Noon Union Bar & Soda Fountain, Fort Collins, CO

 

June 23rd & 24th

The Saturday and Sunday afternoon festivities feature 150+ Colorado beers, 40+ breweries, food vendors, artisan exhibitors and hours of live music in Washington Park!

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Washington Park, Fort Collins, CO

Event Details

When is the Main Festival?: Saturday, June 23rd (Noon-6:00 pm) and Sunday, June 24th (Noon-5:00 pm). 

Cost: Free Festival Entry! Tasting Packages $40 online and onsite OR $30 in select Fort Collins Brewery Taprooms. 

How: View online purchasing options below, which range from a standalone tasting package for the main festival, to the All Access Package, which grants admission to The Summit event, Breakfast & Brews event and includes a main festival tasting package.Breakfast & BrewsThe Summit and the Main Festival! 

Where: The Summit and The Main Festival takes place in Washington Park, Downtown Fort Collins, CO (321 Maple St.); the Breakfast and Brews event takes place at Union Bar & Soda Foundation (250 Jefferson St). 

Why: The 29th annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival carries on the tradition of Fort Collins craft brewing and the significant contributions made to the craft brewing industry throughout the state of Colorado.  COBF is the 4th longest-running beer fest in the nation! 

Who: The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is proudly produced as a fundraiser by and for the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, a 501c6 non-profit whose mission since 1982 is to advance the vitality and prosperity of Downtown Fort Collins.  

Music Lineup

Colorado’s original craft beer festival returns to Downtown Fort Collins on June 23rd and 24th! Get ready to celebrate under the shaded tree canopy of Washington Park with 10+ hours of free live music on the Choice Organics Stage.

Remember, whether you’re a beer lover or simply want to stop by to enjoy some live music, entry into the Colorado Brewers’ Festival is completely free and fun for the whole family! So grab your friends, a picnic blanket, and your dancing shoes for some live music and summer fun in Washington Park!

Saturday, June 23rd

12:00pm – The Seers

1:00pm – The Great Salmon Famine

2:15pm – Sixty Minute Men

3:30pm – Colony Funk

4:45pm – Guerrilla Fanfare

Sunday, June 24th

12:45pm – The Matt Skinner Band

2:15pm – The Symbols

3:45pm – Maxwell Mud

beer school & comedy stage
presented by green co2 systems

Come see interactive beer demonstrations and live comedy presented by Green Co2 Systems.
Live comedy by 970 Comedy in between demonstrations.

Saturday, June 23rd

12:30pm – CSU Fermentation Sciences
Brewing Wild, Lessons Learned From a Year of Spontaneous Ferments

1:30pm – Green CO2 Systems
Carbonation for Brewers’ and Brew Pubs

2:30pm – Soul Squared Brewing Company
Recipe Formulation

3:30pm – Old Town Spice Shop
Old Town Spice Shop: Post Production Alterations

Sunday, June 24th

12:30pm – Soul Squared Brewing Company
Recipe Formulation

1:30pm – Green CO2 Systems
Carbonation for Brewers’ and Brew Pubs

2:30pm – Old Town Spice Shop
Old Town Spice Shop: Post Production Alterations

Purchasing Options

1. COBF Tasting Package: $40

Featuring 150+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries, food vendors, artisan exhibitors and 10+ hours of live music!

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Saturday, June 23rd & Sunday, June 24th

2. The Summit Pass: $75

Enjoy an evening of unlimited pours, specialty beer and barrel-aged creations served by the brewers themselves.

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Friday, June 22nd – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

3. Breakfast & Brews: $75

Enjoy festival beers paired with an exquisite breakfast at this special COBF brunch! Festival tasting package included.

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Saturday, June 23rd – 10:00am – Noon – Limited Quantities Available!


 

4. The Summit + COBF: $99

Package includes:

  • The Summit Pass ($75 value)
  • Colorado Brewers’ Festival Tasting Package ($40 value)

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Limited Quantities Available!

5. All Access Package: $125

All access package includes:

  • The Summit Pass ($75 value)
  • Breakfast & Brews ($45 value)
  • Colorado Brewers’ Festival Tasting Package ($40 value)

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Limited Quantities Available!

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FAQs

 

Beer & Food

Why purchase Tasting Packages early?

Save $10 by purchasing your pre-sale Tasting Packages in select Fort Collins brewery taprooms and other locations for $30 each. Skip the lines at the festival and head straight to the beer with your glass in hand! Tasting Packages purchased online are $40, and Packages purchased at the festival are $40.

What is “The Neighborhood?”

This area in Washington Park features Fort Collins breweries encircled around the Main Stage. Lounge in the shade, listen to live music and meet some of Fort Collins’ finest brewers in their element.

Where can I find the Colorado Brewers’ Festival Collaboration Beers?

6 unqiue and one-time-only beers brewed by 20+ Fort Collins breweries will be available starting at 1:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The beers will be poured out of the “COBF Collaboration Pavillion” tent located inside “The Neighborhood.” Be sure to grab your spot in line prior to the tapping of the beers, as they are expected to run out fast!

Click here to view the collaboration beers!

How can I find the beer I want?

Please reference the festival guidebook for beer lists and locations, and stay tuned to our website for last-second updates and a detailed site-map. All pouring stations will be clearly labeled by brewery and beer. If you’re looking for that Fort Collins fix, head to “The Neighborhood”.

Will any of the beers run out?

Yes! Be prepared for beers to run out toward the end of the evening and by Sunday afternoon. Why? The Colorado Brewers’ Festival purchases a minimum of kegs from each of the participants to place them on a level playing field and they flow until they run dry. Some beers will inevitably sell faster; there is a good chance that the beer “everyone is talking about” will probably run out! If you are coming to taste specific beers, we recommend you come earlier in the day.

What’s up with the glass this year?

This year, every Tasting Package will include a 16 oz Govino “Go-Anywhere” Beer Glass. It’s made of a clear BPA-free polymer that is recyclable, reusable, hand-washable, shatterproof, does not taint aroma or taste and features an “ergonomic thumb notch.”

What’s up with Taster Tickets this year?

As in past years, the Taster Tickets provided in your Tasting Package are valid on both Saturday and Sunday of the main festival.

Is there any alcohol besides beer on the premises? Gluten-free options?

We are working on securing some tasty gluten-free beer options and will update you here, as well as the master beer list.

Is there any food on-site?

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival will feature over a dozen of the areas best food trucks, carts and mobile eateries; these will be located throughout the festival. Food will be available for purchase with both cash and credit.

 

Other

Who produces The Colorado Brewers’ Festival?

The festival is produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association (DBA), a 501c6 non-profit with the mission to “Advance the vitality and prosperity of Downtown, the heart of Fort Collins.” We think Fort Collins is an awesome place to live, work and play and would like to keep it that way!

Where does the money go?

After covering expenses (such as paying brewers for their beer!), event proceeds fund year-round Downtown Fort Collins activities and programs such as monthly art and food walks, Downtown Sessions Concerts, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Downtown gift card program, the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The DBA also produces annual events such as Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, the Old Town Car Show, Fortoberfest, First Night Fort Collins and more.

Entry & Parking

What does the festival cost to enter?

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is not a ticketed event and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds (Free Entry!).  In order to consume beer, the one-time purchase of a Tasting Package is required, which includes a commemorative Govino “Go-Anywhere” 16 oz beer glass and 10 Taster Tickets redeemable for 40oz of beer. Additional Taster Tickets can be purchased for $1 each. It costs four Taster Tickets for a full glass of beer, or one ticket for a 4 oz sample pour. Tickets will only be valid for beer purchases only. All food vendors will be accepting CASH AND CREDIT ONLY.

On-site, Tasting Packages (glasses and Taster Tickets) are sold at the Box Office. The tent is open from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm and closes one-half hour before the taps shut off. All purchases are non-refundable but glasses are good throughout the entire weekend, so take it with you and bring it back.  If you forget your glass upon return, you’ll have to purchase a new one.

Where can I find parking?

Bikes: bike racks will be located near the main entry gate (Laporte Ave. & Howes St. intersection)

Cars: Civic Center Parking Garage located at Laporte Ave. & Mason St., or the Old Town Parking Garage located at Remington Ave. & Mountain Ave.

MAX: The MAX Rapid Transit travels the Mason St. corridor and drops you several hundred feet from the main entry gate.

What is the appropriate ID to get a wristband?

No matter your age, please be prepared to show proper identification as proof of age. Valid ID includes a valid state driver license with a photo; a valid ID card issued by a state with photo, name, date of birth and physical description; a valid passport; or a valid United States military identification card. We are unable to accept any foreign driver’s license (with the exception of Canada). Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the festival.

Can I bring a child?  What’s the “under-21” policy?

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is a family-friendly event located at Washington Park. Minors are allowed during all hours of the festival with a parent or guardian. All festival patrons MUST be wearing a wristband if sampling beer. Local law will be enforced by Fort Collins Police Services.  Please do not rely on a minor as a designated driver option.

Can I bring my pet?

Please leave your pet at home! Animals are not allowed on the festival site except for service animals while performing their qualifying services. If you bring an animal that does not qualify, you will be asked to remove the animal.

Does The Colorado Brewers’ Festival accept credit cards or checks?

Tasting Packages and additional Taster Tickets may be purchased with cash or credit card. Sorry – we don’t accept checks at the festival!

Can I bring in outside food and beverage to the venue?

Outside food and beverages are prohibited.  Please come hungry and support our hard-working food vendors!  Empty water bottles are allowed and free water table drinking fountains are available to the right of the stage in Washington Park.  Please stay hydrated out there.

Is smoking allowed?

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is a non-smoking event!  Please respect your fellow fest-goers and use neighborly discretion – common sense goes a long way.

Is the event ADA accessible?

Yes, the festival is ADA accessible. Fencing and other crowd barriers are placed to provide an accessible route. The event is located near the fully accessible Civic Center parking garage and MAX rapid public transportation. Most of the footprint takes place in city parks and in city streets with afforded access. There are ADA restrooms available in multiple locations (app. one ADA unit per every 10). There is accessible ADA service available and marked at each of the beer trailers with beer runners provided to get beers. Food and other beverage options are located on an accessible route, with all self-service items placed accordingly when possible.  If you would like a music sign language interpreter, please call the DBA office at least 72 hours prior at (970) 484-6500.