On Saturday April 2nd the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO) will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Greeley Beer and Spirits Festival. The event is a benefit for the GPO and is the GPO’s way of reaching out to a more casual crowd than might not usually be associated with an orchestral setting. Held at The Garage Creative Co-op in downtown Greeley, attendees will be able to partake in unlimited sampling of beer and spirits from 19 craft breweries and distilleries (full list below). VIP ticket holders will receive a commemorative glass which upon request at the event may bypass the sampling restriction and be filled to the brim for a full beer experience.

The event was designed as a sister fundraiser to the GPO’s “Wines of Note” fundraiser, which tends to be slightly fancier and highbrow. In contrast, the Greeley Beer and Spirits fest is catered towards the casual craft enthusiast. Live music will be performed by Synesthesia, a small group of members of the philharmonic who play popular and well known songs on classical instruments. Nick Kenny, the philharmonic’s administrative coordinator and organizer for the event told The Pint that the goal of the event is “to get more people to hear classical music and drink a good beer.”

To keep you full and on track, local food trucks The Bavarian Grill and The Slawpy Barn will be in attendance.

The Greeley Philharmonic is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi and is 106 years old. So purchase your tickets now to help keep the tradition alive and experience a casual event fundraiser in a cool and creative space. General Admission $25, VIP Experience $40, all proceeds benefit the GPO.

As an added bonus, all ticket holders can receive a $20 coupon good towards a taxi ride home, courtesy of the Auto Collision Center. So fear not, you can enjoy all the beer you want and still make it home safe.

 Use Discount Code: BEERFEST to receive 10% off. Only valid: Wednesday March 30th.

Get your tickets here: Greeley Beer Fest Tickets

List of Breweries and Distilleries:

Brix Taphouse & Brewery

Grand Lake’s 16th St Tavern

Berthoud Brewing Co

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company

Feisty Spirits

Syntax Spirits Distillery

Wiley Roots Brewing Company

Fort Collins Brewery

Big Thompson Brewery

Großen Bart Brewery

Left Hand Brewing Company

Samuel Adams

Prost Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company

Boulder Beer Co.

WeldWerks Brewing Company

AC Golden Brewing Company