Burning Can – June 4th
Oskar Blues Brewing Company’s mega-fest, featuring over 50 breweries serving their beer in, you guessed it: cans; plus live music and camping! Burning Can takes place in Lyons, Colorado on June 4th. Find out more at burningcan.com.
Greeley Blues Jam – June 10th and 11th
Moo…the cows are calling! Greeley’s world renowned blues festival is back again for 2-days of camping, music, and beer at Island Grove Arena. Some of the best blues artists will be in attendance, plus a decent selection of beer. Don’t forget the Blues Jam Pre-Party on the 9th St. Plaza Friday, June 9th. Check out greeleybluesjam.com for more info.
RockMont – June 11th
Left Hand Brewing Company’s local music and arts festival, located in Longmont’s Roosevelt Park. RockMont brings together all of Longmont’s breweries with local food vendors and artists. This High Five Event will benefit Arts Longmont, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Drinking for a good cause!
Visit: http://lefthandbrewing.com/events/rockmont2016/ for more.
Erie Brewfest – June 11th
Erie’s 4th Annual Beer Festival. It is what it sounds like, a beer festival in Erie. Slightly more information can be found at http://www.eriechamber.org/events/details/4th-annual-erie-brewfest-502.
Snowmass Craft Beer Rendezvous – June 11th
In an effort to bring people to the mountains during the summer months, Snowmass Village has pulled together a great little beer fest to kick of the warm season. Over 50 breweries, a morning 5k, and live music. Plus, when surrounded by mountains, beer just seems to taste better.
Find more at: gosnowmass.com.
Wyoming Brewers Festival – June 17th and 18th
It is the 21st year of the Wyoming Brewers Festival in Cheyenne. With over 30 breweries attending, half from out of state, the State of Wyoming is making one thing clear, their beer scene is not as robust as ours. Go support your favorite Colorado breweries, or discover something new. Proceeds from the event benefit an old train depot. Priorities people!
Boulder SourFest – June 18th
Hosted by Avery Brewing Company, the 6th annual Boulder SourFest is the place where sourpusses can unite. Over 80 of the best sour and wild ales from across the country will be available for tasting, just don’t make the pucker-face. The event takes place at Avery’s new brewing facility in Boulder.
Visit: averybrewing.com for more.
Red, Whites, & Brews – June 18th
Another mountain high beer festival, should be fun. The whole family is welcome to enjoy the great outdoor with live music, food, and of course, beer.
Check out redwhitesandbrews.net for more.
Hops and Harley – June 25th
The little beer fest for the little chihuahua, Harley. Unfortunately, Harley passed away this year, but his foundation is alive and well. Go to the Hops and Harley beer festival in Berthoud to help support the National Mill Dog Rescue. Learn more at citystarbrewing.com
Colorado’s Brewers Fest – June 25th and 26th
Northern Colorado’s premier beer festival kicks off Fort Collins Craft Beer Week, the most important beer week in the world. Spanning two days in the hot Colorado sun, the event will feature over 40 breweries with live music and various activities. We’ll see you there! Visit: downtownfortcollins.com for more info.
Breckenridge Beer Fest – July 9th
Another mountain beer fest. We really need to get our butts up there this summer. Again, over 50 breweries meet amongst live music and beautiful mountain scenery. What’s to lose? Find out more at breckenridgebeerfestival.com
Kyle’s Brew Fest – July 14th
Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident is not only a rocking musician, but also a craft beer enthusiast. Join him at Great Divide’s new Barrel Bar in Denver’s RiNo district. This is the official pre-party to SCI’s string of Red Rocks performances on July 15th, 16th, and 17th. Kyle and his band will be performing at the Barrel Bar on the 14th. All proceeds benefit SCI’s Conscious Alliance. Go to kylehollingsworth.com for more.
Denver’s Summer Beer Fest – July 22nd and 23rd
Ahh the ying to the Denver Winter Beer Fest’s yang. Harmony and balance. Drinking for Summer, drinking for Winter, there is always a good reason to drink. The event takes place at the Mile High Station, and if we remember correctly, Wiley Roots Brewing Company stole the show last go-round. Find a full list of breweries at denverbrewfest.com.
The DIvide Music Festival – July 22nd – 24th
It is the inaugural year for The DIvide Music Festival in Winter Park. The event will feature big names like Edward Sharpe, The Fray, Kid Cudi, and many more. The beer supply will be adequate with showings from Great Divide Brewing Company, Ska Brewing Company, and Odell Brewing Company; VIP ticket holders will receive various special beer tastings and other amenities.
Gnarly Barley Brew Fest – Aug 6th
Yes, Loveland has a beer festival too. A great one, in fact. Thirty-two breweries, a homebrew competition, plus lots of great food and music. In the past, this event has had lots of space to move around, so you will never feel cramped. The event takes place at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. Visit: gnarlybarleybrewfest.com
Leftapalooza – Aug 6th
Left Hand Brewing Company’s final High Five Event of the Summer. The fest is a tribute to another music festival of a similar sounding name. As such, Leftapalooza brings together the best tribute bands around and pits them against each other in friendly competition. Leftapalooza will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. See more at: lefthandbrewing.com/event/high-five-events.
10th Annual Springs Beer Festival – Aug 6th
Boasting over 4,000 attendees, Colorado Springs apparently doesn’t mess around. Over 55 breweries and all the other things that come along with a brew fest. Event takes place at America the Beautiful Park. Doesn’t that just sound nice? Go to: springsbeerfest.com for more
Boulder Craft Beer Festival – Aug 20th
Downtown Boulder’s 3rd annual craft beer festival, featuring, of course, all of Boulder’s favorite brewers, music, food, and fun. Tickets for the event go on sale in early June. For more info visit: boulderdowntown.com
Rocky Mountain Cigar Fest – Aug 20th
It’s a cigar fest, but they also have craft beer. According to rmcigarfestival.com “The festival attracts consumers that are geared toward premium high-end product – including premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, unique wine and spirits, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life.” We are looking forward to this event as nice change of pace from the traditional beer festival. Visit rmcigarfestival.com for more.
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus – Aug 26th and 27th
Finally, someone is putting the cider lovers first! With over 75 cideries and breweries attending, plus circus themed events, even those who have sworn off gluten can enjoy themselves. Join the circus at Copper Mountain.