Colorado Craft Beer Week kicked off last weekend with the Collaboration Fest, and all week long there have been special tappings and beer events all around the state. This weekend wraps up the annual celebration of Colorado craft beer, but there are still plenty of events on the schedule to end the festivities with a bang!
Colorado Craft Beer Week Happenings
Today we’re highlighting some of the events lined up for this weekend, but for a full schedule of CCBW events visit the Colorado Craft Beer Week website.
Friday, March 27
Odell Brewing Happy Hour at The View House
View House, 2015 Market Street, Denver CO
Join Odell Brewing on Friday, March 27 for happy hour at the View House in downtown Denver. If you need more than happy hour with plenty of Odell beer on tap to convince you to be there, Odell will be giving away tickets to a Rockies opening weekend game and other Odell gear.
Colorado Beer Book Showcase at North Dock
Dry Dock North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora, CO 80011
In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, North Dock is hosting a Colorado Beer Book Showcase! Meet the authors of three Colorado beer titles — Colorado Breweries by Dan Rabin, Colorado’s Top Brewers by Emily Hutto, and Mountain Brew by Ed Sealover— from 4 pm to 7 pm at Canoe Room at North Dock. Guests can purchase books and get them signed at this event.
Left Hand & Oskar Blues Rare Beer Night at Freshcraft
Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, Denver, CO
Left Hand and Oskar Blues have teamed up with Freshcraft to bring some very special beers into Denver for Colorado Craft Beer Week! From Left Hand you can enjoy Milk Stout Nitro, Smokejumper Imperial Smoked Porter, and Oak Aged Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout. Meanwhile, Oskar Blues will be bringing their Bolivia Newton John Coffee Stout, Don’t Beer the Reaper Multigrain Harvest Ale, and Tickled Pink Raspberry Saison. The special tappings start at 7 pm.
2nd Chance Collaboration Fest and Pint Nights at the Terminal Bar
Terminal Bar at Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Celebrate Craft Beer Week in the Terminal Bar at Denver’s Union Station. All weekend they’ll be offering craft beer enthusiasts a second chance to try some of the collaboration beers from last weekend’s Collaboration Fest. This week only they’ll also be giving away a free pint glass when you purchase a pint of their Union Station Kölsch – brewed exclusively across the tracks by Denver Beer Company. For every pint of Union Station Kölsch sold, 25¢ will be given to the Colorado Brewers Guild.
Saturday, March 28
1st Annual Rye Fest at Black Sky Brewery
Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
A Rye beer festival? Rye the Hell Not! This 1st Denver Rye Fest will feature 10 local breweries: The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB ) , Chain Reaction Brewing Company , Baere Brewing Company , Renegade Brewing Company , Black Sky Brewery , Strange Craft Beer Company , Wit’s End Brewing Company , FERMÆNTRA , Brewery Rickoli Ltd. , and CAUTION: Brewing Co. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased for any of the participating breweries. Proceeds benefit the MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.
Hops + Handrails 2015: Beer Fest & Rail Jam
Left Hand Brewing Co, 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
Left Hand Brewing is bringing the mountain to the people, with 50 of their brewery friends! The Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam returns March 28th to Longmont, Colorado for their 3rd year. This hybrid winter event features a 50 craft brewery beer fest alongside a 40+ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition. Your $30 ticket gets you 5 hours of unlimited tasters from the best breweries across the US, all enjoyed while watching Colorado’s best riders do flips & tricks off the ramp. There will also be live music, local food, and merchandise vendors and a kid zone. Event proceeds benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation & SOS Outreach.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, CO
It will be a beautiful weekend to enjoy our Colorado mountains and what better way to enjoy the spectacular views than with a Colorado craft beer! The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Brewers Guild is excited to host the 2nd annual CRAFTED event on Saturday, March 28th from 12 pm to 3:30 pm. The venue will be located at the top of Painter Boy lift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. This on-mountain tasting event features 20 different breweries and distilleries from around Colorado in addition to delicious local fare.
Sunday, March 29
Beer and Donut Pairing Event at Pateros Creek Brewing
Pateros Creek Brewing, 242 N College Ave, , Fort Collins, CO 80524
Pateros Creek Brewing and The Donut Lodge are presenting a beer and donut pairing event in Fort Collins on the last day of Colorado Craft Beer Week. From 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm your ticket gets you 4 beers paired with 4 donuts, one of which is baked with Pateros Creek’s Stone Giant Oatmeal Raising Stout. Hear from the Pateros Creek Head Brewer about the brewing process, and from the owner of the Donut Lodge about this unique donut recipe. Tickets are $15 in advance or the day of the event and are available at Pateros Creek.
Pink Boots Society Beer Tapping
Bristol Brewing Co Pub, 1604 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Lynne and Tanya of the Bristol family spent a day brewing amongst great company for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. They’ll be tapping their beer, the Unite Red Ale, at Bristol Brewing at noon on Sunday, March 29th. The brewers soured the mash in the kettle before the boil to give this hoppy red a slightly tart finish. A portion of the funds raised will benefit the Pink Boots Society of Colorado, who empower women, beer professionals, to advance their careers in the beer industry through education.
Wherever you end up this weekend, be sure you celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week with a brew.