The inaugural Collaboration Fest took over the Curtis Hotel in March 2014, showcasing over 50 collaborative brews. We were fortunate enough to attend and had a fabulous time and many fantastic beers. For this second annual Collaboration Fest the organizers are promising even more beers and collaborations. Also new this year, the fest will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, making the 2015 Collaboration Fest an incredible, once in a lifetime experience that you should not miss.
For those not in the know, the Collaboration Fest gives beer lovers a rare and unique opportunity to taste more than 50 collaborative brews. Each beer is brewed by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, in conjunction with one or more additional breweries from both inside and outside of Colorado, including a few breweries from outside the country. Several collaborations feature many breweries working together on one special beer.
There are several very special collaborations to seek out at this event, such as:
- The ladies of Bootstrap Brewing, Strange Craft Beer, Wynkoop Brewing, Big Choice Brewing, Barrels & Bottles Brewing, and CAUTION: Brewing Company will be collaborating on a all-female collaboration beer
- Summit County breweries are coming together for an All Summit County Collaboration, featuring the Bakers’ Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Broken Compass Brewing and Pug Ryans Brewing
- Ska Brewing Company is collaborating with Stone Brewing on a Tripel Trippel brewed with Bagstonge Belgian Ale yeast. The beer is being brewed at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station, is called The Mighty Mighty Bastogne*
Breweries confirmed to be participating in the 2015 Collaboration Fest are:
The Bruery • Devils Backbone • Stone • Freetail • Beavertown • Starr Hill • Cigar City • Blind Tiger • SKA • Strange Craft • Our Mutual Friend • CAUTION • Black Bottle • FATE • Breckenridge • Elevation • Dad & Dude’s Breweria • Cannonball Creek • Renegade • Front Range Brewing Company • Oskar Blues • Epic • Station 26 • TRVE • Sanitas • Odell • Copper Kettle • BJ’s BrewHouse • Kokopelli • The Bakers’ Brewery • Left Hand • Boulder Beer • Former Future • Crooked Stave • Big Choice • Bootstrap Brewing • Wit’s End • Twisted Pine • Horse & Dragon • Hall • Dry Dock • Zwei Bruder • Scrumpy’s Cider • Verboten • Trinity • BRU • Wild Woods • 12 Degree • Echo • Gravity • Crystal Springs • Dillon Dam • The Bakers’ Brewery • Vindication • Pateros Creek • Broken Compass • Pug Ryans • Backcountry • Wonderland • 4 Noses • Bootstrap • Wynkoop • Barrels & Bottles • Colorado Cider Company
The 2015 Collaboration Fest is a Lovibond Event, sponsored by Imbibe Events and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Tickets and more information about the Collaboration Fest can be found at CollaborationFest.com.
We hope to see you there,
*We’d be lying if we didn’t tell you that we are hoping the Ska/Stone collaboration, Mighty Mighty Bastogne, is an indicator that maybe, just maybe, the ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will make an appearance at Ska’s 20th Anniversary Party later this summer. We know it’s a longshot, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed, because that would be awesome.