The Fourth Annual Collaboration Fest Returns to Denver March 25th, 2017
The Colorado Brewers Guild and Two Parts have come together to host the 4th annual 2017 craft beer Collaboration Fest this March 25. Collaboration Fest brings together over 100 participating breweries to create 75+ “beer projects” brewed specifically for the festival. This celebration highlights one of the craft beer industry’s best characteristics, their long-standing spirit of community. Here’s how it works:
For every beer collaboration project, a Colorado-based brewery partners up with at least one other brewer (or two, or five) of their choosing to create something unique. These partnerships often include brewers from around the corner, a neighboring state, or 10 time zones away… past collaborations have even stretched around the globe. These mash-ups often end up blending genres to create unique and unexpected beers. The full list of 2017 collaborations can be found below.
Collaboration Fest 2017 will feature collaborations from:
105 West Brewing Company and Chain Reaction, 38 State Brewing and Backcountry Brewery, 4 Noses Brewing Co. and Wibby Brewing, Alpine Dog and Mountain Toad, Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Golden City Brewery and Holidaily Brewing Co., Beryl’s Beer Co. and Goose Island, Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Call to Arms Brewing Co., Big Choice Brewing and Molly’s Spirits, BJ’s BrewHouse and Shine Brewing Co., BJ’s BrewHouse and RedStone Meadery, BJ’s BrewHouse and Bryggeri Helsinki, Bonfire Brewing, Casey Brewing and Blending, and Breakside Brewery, Boulder Beer Co. and New Holland Brewing, a Summit County Collaboration including Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon DAM Brewery, Broken Compass and Pug Ryan’s Brewing, C.B. & Potts – Highlands Ranch and Dead Hippie Brewing, Cannonball Creek and Hogshead Brewery, Cerebral Brewing and Great Notion Brewing, Chain Reaction Brewing and Galveston Bay Beer Company, CO-Brew and Grandma’s House, CO-Brew and Southern Brewing and Winemaking, Colorado Plus Brewpub and Brewery RIckoli, Comrade Brewing and Überbrew, Copper Kettle and Bruz Beers, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Omnipollo, Crystal Springs Brewing Company and BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats, Declaration Brewing and Dark Horse Brewing Company, Declaration Brewing and FATE Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co. and Altitude Chophouse and Brewery, Diebolt Brewing Co. and Proper Brewing Co., El Rancho Brewing Co. and Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, Elevation Beer Company and Spangalang Brewery, Epic Brewing and Melvin Brewing, Epic Brewing Company and Telluride Brewing Company, Equinox Brewing and Coppersmiths Brewery, FATE Brewing Company and Reuben’s Brews, Fermaentra and Blue Moon Rino, Fiction Beer Company and Ursula Brewing Company, Fiction Beer Company and Mystery Brewing Company, Fossil Craft Beer Company and Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company, Fossil Craft Beer Company, Cerberus Brewing and Fieldhouse Brewing Company, Golden City Brewery and Nantahala Brewing Co., Gravity Brewing and KettleHouse Brewing Company, Holidaily Brewing Company and Ghostfish Brewing Company, RiNo Brewery Collaboration: Great Divide Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Co., Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Beryl’s, Our Mutual Friend, Zephyr, Ratio, Zephyr, Black Shirt, Crooked Stave and Mockery, Great Divide Brewing Co. and Maplewood Brewery, Grossen Bart Brewery and Verboten Brewery, Grist Brewing Company and Tommyknocker Brewery, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Pinthouse Pizza and Funkwerks, Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and Vail Brewing Co., Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and UberBrew, Joyride Brewing Company and Little Machine Beer, Kannah Creek Brewing Company and Roaring Fork, Launch Pad Brewery and Ursula Brewery, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Comrade Brewing Co., Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Überbrew, Living the Dream Brewing Company, Pikes Peak Brewing Company and Alter Brewing Company, Locavore Beer Works and Aquanaut Brewing Company, Locavore Beer Works and Goldspot Brewing, Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Platt Park Brewing Co., Mockery Brewing, Baere Brewing and Inland Island Yeast Co., Nighthawk Brewery and Barnett & Sons Brewery, Odd13 Brewing and Kane Brewing, Odd13 Brewing and New Image Brewing, Odyssey Beerwerks and River North, Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing, Ratio Beerworks and WeldWerks Brewing, Renegade Brewing and Ozark Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewery, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, Asher Brewing, Bootstrap Brewing and 12 Degree Brewing, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and Bosque Brewing Co., Station 26 and EatDenver, Steamworks Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing, Steamworks Brewing Co. and Fossil Cove Brewing Company, Strange Craft Beer Company, Ska Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Funkweks, Odell Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing and Pagosa Brewing Company, Strange Craft Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Company, The Brew on Broadway and Black Sky, The Post and Sleeping Giant, The Post Brewing Co. and Rubber Soul Brewing Co., The Post Brewing and Dogfish Head, TRVE Brewing and Cerebral Brewing, Two22 Brew and Überbrew, Upslope Brewing and Resolute Brewing, WeldWerks Brewing Co. and Great Notion Brewing, Westbound & Down Brewery and Powder Keg, Wiley Roots Brewing Company and Barbarian Brewing Company, Wonderland Brewing Company and Grateful Gnome, Zwei Brewing Co, and C.B. & Potts – Fort Collins
We’re especially excited about one Collaboration Project in particular…
the Colorado Brewers Guild “board collaboration.” This collaboration includes Strange, Ska, Left Hand, Pikes Peak, Funkwerks, Odell, New Belgium, Upslope, Renegade and Pagosa. Their beer collaboration will be brewed at Strange Brewing in Denver, CO on Wednesday, February 15th and will be ready for unveiling with all the rest of the Collaboration Projects at the Fest in March.
Ticket Info: Tickets for Collaboration Fest are on sale now at CollaborationFest.com. General Admission tickets are $60 and include unlimited tastings throughout festival and commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $85 and include hour-long early access (3:00 p.m. entry), unlimited tastings throughout the event, the commemorative glass, and a VIP T-Shirt.
About Two Parts
Two Parts is a Denver-based event production and ticketing company that coordinates with the best restaurants, bars, music venues, and other fine establishments to create craft events. Two Parts produces events such as the Denver Flea, Denver Beer Festivus and The Big Eat. For more information, visit www.twoparts.com.
About the Colorado Brewers Guild
The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado-brewed beer. Board members include: Brad Lincoln (Funkwerks Brewing Company), Brian O’Connell (Renegade Brewing Company), Chris Wright (Pikes Peak Brewing Company), Eric Wallace (Left Hand Brewing Company), Kim Jordan (New Belgium Brewing Company), Kristen Muraro (Ska Brewing Company), Matt Cutter (Upslope Brewing Company), Tim Myers (Strange Brewing Company), Tony Simmons (Pagosa Springs Brewing and Grill), Wynne Odell (Odell Brewing Company). For more information about the Guild, visit www.coloradobeer.org.
About the Brewtography Project
Dustin is an avid photographer and home brewer living in Denver, Colorado. He started the Brewtography Project in the summer of 2013 while sitting in one of his favorite local breweries realizing it would be a fun location to photograph. The project aims to capture the unique personality, feel, and methodology of Colorado’s breweries, cideries and distilleries through photography – telling the stories of the people working in them, allowing everyone a window into the culture of this amazing industry. Find out more at http://brewtographyproject.com/.