Colorado Brewers’ Festival

Early Bird Sale going on now!
For your Early Bird Beer Tasting Package $20, you get a “Beer Pass” wristband allowing you to sample beer at the festival, $10 “Festival Bucks” to spend on beer samples, food and attractions and when you buy online you will also receive a commemorative “beer can” glass. By purchasing a beer pass online, you are also automatically entered to win a “Year of Free Odell Beer”. Purchase here. 

Come see what’s brewing this June and as more than 50 Colorado Breweries and beer lovers nationwide arrive to Downtown Fort Collins for the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival. 

Twenty-five years ago, Scott Smith & Brad Page (CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing), Doug Odell (Odell Brewing Company), and Maggie Kunze (Downtown Fort Collins Business Association) worked together around a united cause, beer! Their vision was to create a celebration of craft brewing in Colorado. The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is a way to honor talented brewers across the state, to share their brewing craft and to celebrate the world class brewing industry in the great state of Colorado.
The Colorado Brewers’ Festival has stood the test of time by becoming an annual Colorado summer tradition. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
This year, the festival will offer patrons a chance to experience more Colorado flavor than ever before. Festival goers will enjoy Colorado brews including flagship/core brands, seasonal, specialty, small batch & rare brews at locations all over the festival grounds covering nearly 7 acres! Take in some shade and enjoy a variety of Colorado bands at our “Base Camp” entertainment area. New this year is “The Wilderness” activity area where you will be able to experience ziplining, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull riding and more. As well as tasting beers, patrons can have direct interaction with the brewers themselves in “The Summit” specialty beer area where we will feature a “Meet the Brewers” experience as well as the educational “Beer School”. 

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Colorado Brewers’ Festival Info
Friday, June 27: All Brewers’ Eve
Saturday, June 28: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival
Sunday, June 29: 25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival

All Brewers’ Eve: 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
General Festival: 11:00 am—5:00 pm both days  
Must be 21 years of age to drink but festival grounds open to all ages   


Sample Sizes:
1 Festival Buck =  1 4oz tasting General Festival Beer or 2oz “The Summit” Area/Small Batch Beer 
4 Festival Bucks = 1 full pour General Festival Beer (into 16oz Commemorative Glasses Only)
8 Festival Bucks = 1 full pour “The Summit” Area / Rare Beer (into 16oz Commemorative Glasses Only)    

NEW Features:
Free entry (beer tasting package extra)
Wristbands are good ALL WEEKEND LONG. Buy once, attend both days.
“The Wilderness” –  Activity Area featuring rock climbing, ziplining, bull riding, bungee trampolines and more.
“The Backcountry” – Vendor area featuring Colorado vendors, Brewers and Colorado destination booths.
“The Summit” presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild – Specialty Beer area featuring rare brews, Beer School education tent, “Meet the Brewers” interactions

Breweries Attending
General Festival Beers (4oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck | 1 Full Pour into Commemorative Glass = 4 Festival Bucks)
Saturday 6/28
Sunday 6/29
1933 Brewing Company
Belgian’s Maibock
Barrel Runner IPA
300 Suns Brewing
Cap’n Long ESB
Cap’n Long ESB
AC Golden Brewing
Colorado Native Amber Ale
Colorado Native IPL
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Shock Top Lemon Shandy
Bud Light
Avery Brewing Co.
Avery IPA
White Rascal
Barrels & Bottles Brewery
Piney The First
Juniperus Imperial IPA
Big Beaver Brewing Co.
Screw the Pooch Pale Ale
Beaver Stubble Stout
Black Bottle Brewery
Scuba Steve
Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Blue Moon Summer Honey
Blue Moon Belgian White
Bonfire Brewing
Pink-I Raspberry India Pale Ale
Demshitz Brown Ale
Boulder Beer Co
Shake Chocolate Porter
Hoopla Pale Ale
Breckenridge Brewery
Agave Wheat
Agave Wheat
Bristol Brewing Company
Yellow Kit Pilsner
Laughing Lab
City Star Brewing
Harley’s Ol’ One Eye Honey Wheat
Harley’s Ol’ One Eye Honey Wheat
Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing
What A Melon
Session IPA
Colorado Cider Company
(See Cider Tent Page)
(See Cider Tent Page)
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Mexican Chocolate Stout
Mexican Chocolate Stout
Crabtree Brewing Company
Greeley Collaboration Ale
Berliner Weisse (sour)
Crow Hop Brewing Company
Rado’s Red Ale
Rado’s Red Ale
Dad & Dude’s Breweria
Dank IPA
Leaves & Lemongrass
Durango Brewing Co
Durango Blueberry Wheat
Durango Amber Ale
Elevation Beer Company
8 Second Kolsch
First Cast IPA
Epic Brewing Company
Escape to Colorado
Hop Syndrome Lager
FATE Brewing Company
Watermelon Kolsch Style Ale
Parcae Belgian Pale Ale
Former Future Brewing Company
Fort Collins Brewery Host Brewery
Major Toms’ American Wheat, Hopitude 
Hoptitude, Major Toms’ American Wheat
Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company
1890 IPA
1890 IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
Lasso IPA
Great Storm Brewing
Brass Ale Honey Amber
Brass Ale Honey Amber
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Little Red Cap
The Griffin
High Hops Brewery
Blueberry Wheat
The Golden One
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
L-Cubed IPA
Almost Summer Ale
Kokopelli Beer Company
Cow Tipper
Cow Tipper, Weizen Up
Left Hand Brewing
Sawtooth Ale
400# Monkey
Loveland Aleworks
Batch 19
Coors Banquet
New Belgium Brewing Host Brewery
Summer Helles
Snapshot Wheat
Odell Brewing Company Host Brewery
St. Lupulin
Odell IPA
Odyssey Beerwerks
Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter
Ghost Drifer Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery
G’Knight Imperial Red Ale
Dale’s Pale Ale
Pateros Creek Brewing Company
TBD Seasonal
TBD Seasonal
Prost Brewing Company
Prost Pils
Ska Brewing Co.
Pinstripe Red Ale
Mexican Logger
Steamworks Brewing Company
Steam Engine Lager
Colorado Kolsch
Strange Craft Beer Co
(Summit Area Only)
(Summit Area Only)
The Post Brewing Co.
American Brown Ale
Top Rope Lager
Tommyknocker Brewery
Maple Nut Brown
IPA and a Half
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Hop Zealot
Twisted Wit
Upslope Brewing Co.
Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale
Upslope Craft Lager
Verboten Brewing
In Love with Summer (Straw/Rhubarb Wheat)
Killer Boots (Carmel Porter)
Wild Cider
(See Cider Tent Page)
(See Cider Tent Page)
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Orchard Wheat Pale Ale
Mile HIgh Pale Ale

Collaboration Brew by Doug Odell of Odell Brewing Company,  Brad Page of Colorado Cider Co.(CooperSmith’s founder) and Dwight Hall ofCooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing 

25th Anniversary Collaboration Ale
25th Anniversary Collaboration Ale
Summit Area Beers presented by Colorado Brewers Guild (2oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck | 1 Full Pour into Commemorative Glass = 8 Festival Bucks)
Saturday 11am – 2pm
Saturday 2pm-5pm
Sunday 11am-2pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm
Colorado Cider Company
Ol’ Stumpy Cider
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA
Verboten Brewing
Rum Barrel Aged I’m All Right Jack
Pateros Creek
Peanut Brittle Red
FATE Brewing Company
Coffee IPA
Odell Brewing Co Host Brewery
Dr. Acula
Strange Brewing Co
Cherry Kriek
New Belgium Brewing Host Brewery
Fort Collins Brewery Host Brewery
Smoked Märzen
Smoked Märzen
Epic Brewing
Sour Apple Saison
Wynkoop Brewery
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Steamworks Brewing Company
Backside Stout
City Star Brewing
Dead or Alive Double IPA
Black Bottle Brewery
The Ripper
Grimm Brothers
Maidens Kiss
Oskar Blues
Collaboration w/ Two Brothers Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Upslope Brewing Co.
Upslope Imperial IPA
Loveland Aleworks
American Sour Ale with Raspberries
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Sad Panda
Twenty One
High Hops Brewery
The Footwarmer
Great Storm Brewing
Shine On Oaked Belgian Golden
Ska Brewing
Estival Summer Stout
Dad & Dude’s Breweria
RYOT Rye Ale
Kokopelli Beer Company
Smok’n Jo Smoked Porter
General Festival Ciders (4oz Sample Size = 1 Festival Buck)
Saturday 6/28
Sunday 6/29
Colorado Cider Co.
Glider Cider
Grasshop-ah Cider
Wild Cider
Wild Cider Apple
Wild Cider Pineapple & Berry
Music & Entertainment
Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage: Take in some shade and enjoy a variety of Colorado bands and events at our “Base Camp” entertainment area.Wilderness Stage: Relax in Civic Center Park and enjoy additional entertainment in our “Wilderness” activity park. Watch your friends navigate the climbing wall while being serenaded by the sounds of Colorado tunes.
Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage
12:00pm- 12:45pm
The 14ers
Colorado Mountain Rock
Glitta Kings
Hip Hop
Calder’s Revolvers
Soul, R&B, and Rock
WhiteWater Ramble
Jamgrass & Bluegrass
Wilderness Stage
11:30am- 1:00pm
Marty Jones & The Brewbadours
Honky Tonk
Tyler Grant & Friends
Beer School within The Summit Beer Area
CSU’s Beer Brewing Institute
Higher Education takes on craft brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Ancient Brewing Styles- Gruit and Gratzer
Verboten Brewing
A sinfully sweet pair: chocolate and beer
High Hops Brewery
Learn about growing hops at home
Oskar Blues
Know your Malt, from barley to wor
Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage
11:30am- 12:15pm
Toad in the Hole
Americana & Rock
The Jekylls
60’s Style Pop
Eef & the Blues Express
Award-Winning Rockin’ Blues
Reggae & Dub
Wilderness Stage
Bonnie and the Clydes
Country/Honky tonk
Rich with Friends
Beer School within The Summit Beer Area
Emily Hutto (Craft Brew Historian/Author)

Origins of Colorado Craft Brew

Odell/Gradens n Spring Creek
A garden treat-“Trellis” an Odell Collaborative beer
Dan Rabin
Award winning beer author “Joys of CO Beer”
Wynkoop Brewery
Libations w/craft brew and spirits
Using the same “Festival Bucks” as you would for beer, great food including: traditional beer cuisine like burgers, bratwurst and pizza, to more worldly options such as Greek food, will provide the perfect pairing to a wide variety of craft beers and is sure to please any palette.

“ALL BREWERS’ EVE”You can also attend All Brewers’ Eve hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and El Monte Grill on Friday, June 27 to have access to exclusive limited craft beers as well as visit with brewers and master brewers from across the state. The Fort Collins host brewers welcome brewing professionals from across the state to come share their craft. $60 per person. Tickets on Sale
“COBF Breakfast & Brews at The Mainline”Saturday Morning 9am at the Mainline, June 27th.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast with other beer lovers. Tuba procession over to festival grounds to enjoy to the event. $40 includes brunch and advance COBF beer tasting package. Tickets available now! Ticket sales close at 3pm on Wednesday, 6/25!
“COBF Beer Week”Enjoy beer week in Fort Collins the week leading up to the Colorado Brewers’ Festival. A beer lovers’ dream come true, come enjoy craft beers, tours, dining and shopping experiences, and all Fort Collins brewing has to offer in Downtown Fort Collins. More details to come.

 Not allowed to be brought inside festival:✘ Pets (except clearly identifiable service dogs)✘ Weapons of any kind✘ Outside food or beverages✘ Drugs or alcohol✘ Glass containers✘ Framed or large backpacks✘ Skateboards, scooters, bikes, roller blades✘ Wagons or cartsPermitted items✔ Water bottles (EMPTY plastic or aluminum water bottle)✔ Collapsible lawn chairs
No refunds on advanced sales, quantities limited on glasses. 
Event will happen rain or shine!
The festival organizers also remind people to wear sunscreen to enjoy the beautiful Colorado sunshine safely. No pets are allowed on festival grounds; please leave all pets at home. Grass, shade and City of Fort Collins water is available at the festival, and attendees are able to hang out and enjoy entertainment all day and then enjoy restaurants and shops in historic downtown. Proceeds from the Colorado Brewers’ Festival help fund year round downtown activities such as free concerts, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Summer Concerts, Santa’s House and the holiday lighting brought to you by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association. The proceeds also fund the operation of the DBA, a non-profit completely self-funded organization that promotes Downtown Fort Collins and helps to keep historic Downtown vibrant. 

Official Rules for “Free Beer for a Year” Contest.

Who Can Enter

Entrants must be 21 years of age and legal Colorado residents, have lawful access to the Internet, valid identification and a valid email address.

Employees of Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, Odell Brewing Co, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.

How To Enter

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only one entry per person. The contest begins when posted and all entries must be received by 11 am local time on June 25th, 2014.

To enter, fill out the form above or mail self-addressed stamped envelope including first & last name, valid email address and a contact phone number to Downtown Fort Collins Business Association ℅ “Beer for a Year”, 19 Old Town Square Suite 230, Fort Collins, CO 80524 postmarked before June 14th, 2014.

Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

One winner will be chosen at random and notified from the list of entries on Friday, June 25th, 2014 at 11am will win the prize. Winner will receive notification via email and will be presented prize on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival. Attendance not required.

The Prize

One (1) winner will receive Beer for a year which includes One (1) Case 24/12oz bottles of beer every month for 12 consecutive months. First case pick up is in July, 2014, and final pickup will be June of 2015. Winners may not receive more than 1 case per calendar month. Beer selection is limited to six-packs of Odell “Core” brands plus IPA and seasonals: St Lupulin, Isolation Ale, and Runoff Red Ale. Availability of brands not guaranteed. Total retail value is $503.52.

The winner must bring valid photo ID to Odell Brewing Company, 800 E. Lincoln Ave, Ft Collins CO 80524 to redeem prize.

Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winner. The winners cannot assign or transfer prize. Downtown Fort Collins Business Association reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any reason.

The winners are responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes set forth in these rules.

This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules. Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.
By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.

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