Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 is underway, but it’s not too late to visit your local pub and get involved. Hundreds of brewery supported events are going on all week throughout the state from educational panels at neighborhood breweries to the fourth annual Collaboration Fest at the National Western Stock Show Complex. Each day features a different theme, helping to highlight different aspects of the Colorado brewing industry.
Wednesday, March 22nd
Colorado Pint Day is back for a second year as a featured event for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Scheduled for Wednesday, March 22rd Pint Day will raise a little coin for the CBG, about $1 per glass sold. The best part: you get to drink the beer and then keep the glass!
This year the Colorado Craft Brewers Guild worked with independent artist, Liam Ashurst, to create limited edition artwork for the Colorado 14er glass. We used a 16oz glass and created a 14oz pour line to create the “perfect pour”. Yes, this glass is part style, part education and all Colorado. We also used some super cool metallic gold and blue inks to make this feel a little extra special.
Thursday, March 23rd
Daily Theme: Tasting Thursday
Colorado breweries will host special tasting events in their taprooms and pubs. Expect to taste beers from the cellar, single hop projects and more.
Friday, March 24th
Beer is better when you drink it with friends. Breweries will host special tappings of their Collaboration Fest beers throughout the state. This will give craft beer lovers throughout the state the chance to experience the vibe of Collaboration Fest. Craft beer bars will host tappings of multiple collaborations, while breweries will offer up their own creations. This day is all about spreading the collaboration message all over the state.
Saturday, March 25th
Featured Event: Collaboration Beer Fest, Denver, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Now in its fourth year, Collaboration Fest is quickly becoming one of Colorado’s most popular beer festivals. Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Brewers love to brew beer with friends, and by creating a collaboration they are able to push their own limits and experiment with new styles and techniques. Collaboration Fest highlights the innovative minds within the four boundaries of Colorado, and around the world. The festival will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the National Western Stock Show Complex (4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216)
For more information on Colorado Craft Beer Week and to purchase tickets to any events listed above visitcoloradobeer.org.