July 2016 Beer Calendar: Featured Beer Fests & Events

Can you even believe it’s already July 1st?  2016 is halfway over, and where did the time go? It makes us feel so old when we mention that time is flying by quicker and quicker each year, but dammit if it’s not the truth. So the lesson here is to get out and enjoy the rest of summer before it slowly fades away, like a summer sunset, or our youth. Because as douchey as it sounds, #YOLO is for real, y’all. So stop making excuses and go find yourself some summer fun while you still can. #TreatYoSelf

Okay, that’s enough with the hashtags. You get the idea. We’re excited.

To help you on the path of squeezing every bit of joy out of this summer, we thought we’d highlight a few of the great beer festivals & events happening this month. 

Featured July Beer Fests & Events

Avery Four On The 4th 4K | July Featured Events | BottleMakesThree.com

Avery 9th Annual Four on the Fourth 4K
Monday, July 4, 2016, 7:00 AM
Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder

Why not get a little exercise before you spend your holiday imbibing on craft beer, hot dogs and apple pie? Avery Brewing Company is hosting a 4K run on Monday, July 4th, complete with post-run breakfast and beer! Because nothing says ‘Merica like beer for breakfast! Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt and post-race party. Learn more and register at http://averybrewing.com/events/four-on-the-fourth-4k

20th Annual Denver’s Biergarten Festival
All weekend July 8-10, 2016
TEV Edelweiss, 17832 Colorado Hwy 8, Morrison
The Biergarten Festival at TEV Edelweiss is taking place on the Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, and this year organizers are promising the biggest and best event ever! Admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and free for kiddos 5 and under. Your admission gets you access to great beer, music, and entertainment. For the daily hours of the festival and more details visit: biergartenfest.com

20th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Riverside Park, 146 E Sackett St, Salida
Attendees at the 20th Colorado Brewers Rendezvous can sample more than 300 brews from 75 different breweries. Need we say more? Okay then, you can also enjoy live music, food vendors and the beautiful scenery at Riverside Park in Salida! The cost is $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event. Options are available for VIP, Designated Drivers, and kids. For full details visit the Official Colorado Brewers Rendezvous website

Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny | July Events | BottleMakesThree.com

Breckenridge Brewery’s 26th Anniversary Hootenanny
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton
Pro tip: Never pass up a Hootenanny! That is especially true for the Breckenridge Brewery 26th Anniversary Hootenanny, featuring great live music, food from the annual pig roast, and of course, plenty of great beer! This year’s music lineup includes Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel with Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Head for the Hills, and more! For full details and tickets visit: breckbrew.com

11th Annual Breckenridge Beer Festival
Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, Breckenridge
The 11th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year. This year they’ll have over 50 breweries from Colorado and beyond. Enjoy delicious beer tastings, live music, great food, and merchandise vendors, and wonderful views of the mountains from the location outside Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.  For full details visit: summer.breckenridgebeerfestival.com/

New Belgium Brewing 25 Year Birthday Bash | July 2016 Events | BottleMakesThree.com

New Belgium Brewing’s 25 Years Birthday Bash
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St, Fort Collins
New Belgium Brewing first opened back in 1991, so they are celebrating their 25th birthday with a proper 90’s style birthday bash! The celebration will be happening all day long with $1 off original beer brands all day. They’ll also have games, food trucks, a photo booth, and giveaways – including a New Belgium custom 2016 Detroit Bike! The Gin Doctors will be performing live from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Boulder Beer Company’s 37th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 2016, All Day
Boulder Beer Company, 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder
Celebrate Boulder Beer’s history of innovation at their 37th Anniversary Celebration! The Boulder Beer brewers will be showcasing some rare beers created just for this event. The celebration takes place all day long, with live music throughout the day. You can also purchase tickets to sample Pilot & Barrel-Aged beers and enjoy beer & cheese pairings, happening from 12 pm to 6 pm in the newly remodeled Beer Garden. For more info visit: boulderbeer.com/

"A Night To Remember" Beer Fest | July Events | BottleMakesThree.com

5th Annual “A Night to Remember” Beer Festival
Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver
12 people were fatally wounded and 53 others were injured on July 20th, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. One of the people who lost their lives that day was Copper Kettle Brewing Co’s friend, loyal customer and brew club member #28, Alexander C. Teves. Each year Copper Kettle hosts “A Night To Remember” Beer Festival to raise a pint to Alex and all the victims of that night. This year’s festival will include 33 Colorado breweries. For more information and to buy tickets visit: act-foundation.org/2016-a-night-to-remember-beer-festival/

2016 Denver Summer Brew Fest
Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave, Denver
The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond, plus live music, local food vendors, and more. The event is so big it takes place over two nights! Each night features a different mix of breweries, vendors, and bands. VIP tickets are available for early entry. Proceeds from the Summer Brew Fest benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. For full details and tickets visit: denverbrewfest.com/summer/

Jul-IPA Rooftop Party
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12 PM to 3 PM
The West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St, Boulder
The West End Tavern has a full month of Jul-IPA activities planned, but the grand finale is their Jul-IPA Rooftop Party! Enjoy delicious IPAs from breweries across the country, as well as great food, music, and a live auction. Tickets are $20 and include beer tastings, food, and raffle tickets. For more info on this event and all the Jul-IPA special happenings at The West End Tavern visit: thewestendtavern.com/

For even more events in July and beyond, visit our BMT Facebook Event Calendar. We keep a list of all the best events and festivals on there, so you’re always a click away from finding something fun to do.