Happy Friday everyone! Not only is today Friday, but it’s National Doughnut Day! To quote Homer Simpson.. “Woohoo!” It’s also the first weekend of June, which to us, feels like the true start of summer. The days are longer and warmer, which means more time for outdoor fun. We should be enjoying lovely weather this weekend. So what are your plans? If you don’t already have some fun times penciled into your schedule, we have some suggestions for you! Check out our list of great June beer fests & events, below. Then get out and have some summer fun!
June Brewery Anniversaries
There are plenty of breweries celebrating anniversaries this month. Below are the events that we know about so far, but more will likely be added as we confirm details. Stop by and celebrate with your favorites and raise a pint to their continued success!
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- Ursula Brewery (3 years) – June 3
- Platt Park Brewing Co (3 years) – June 3
- Palisade Brewing Co (3 years) – June 3
- Rocky Mountain Brewery (9 years) – June 8
- Banded Oak Brewing Co (1 year) – June 10
- Hogshead Brewery (5 years) – June 15
- Pikes Peak Brewing (6 years) – June 17
- TRVE Brewing (5 years) – June 23
- Boulder Beer Co (38 years!) – June 24
- Bootstrap Brewing Company (5 years) – June 24
- Fieldhouse Brewing Company (3 years) – June 24
- Renegade Brewing Company (6 years) – June 24
- Skeye Brewing (2 years) – June 24
- Casey Brewing and Blending (3 years) – June 30
Featured Beer Fests & Awesome Events in June
Falling Rock Turns 20!
June 2 through June 11
Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St, Denver
Falling Rock Tap House is turning 20 and they’re celebrating with 10 days of great beer, friends, and so much more! Chris Black has been busy brewing beers for the event with many of his favorite breweries, so there will be lots of special tappings. New brews will tap daily, so make sure you visit several times during the week. Weekday brews will tap at 5:30 p.m. and weekend brews will tap at 2 p.m. | Event page
Sun Drenched Music Fest 2017
June 3, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m
Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St, Denver
Sun Drenched Music Fest is back this year, and promises to be better than ever! Enjoy live music all day, special pairings, sand volleyball, and beach games. There will be food trucks on site, and special beer and ice cream pairings from Little Man Ice Cream. Grab your friends and enjoy a day of summer fun! | Event link
2017 Burning Can Fest at Lyons Outdoor Games
June 3 and June 4
Bohn Park, 201 2nd Ave, Lyons
Enjoy a weekend of adventure, beer music and camping at the 2017 Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor games. Enjoy 60+ breweries pouring over 200 canned craft beers all while you’re enjoying outdoor competitions and live music. Spend the night camping under the stars, and continue the fun on Sunday! | Event link
New Kids on the Block Beer Festival
June 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m
The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver
New Kids on the Block Beer Festival is back for its 5th year! Join 20 of the best up-and-coming new Colorado breweries, all 2 years or younger, each showcasing 2 of their best beers. Join in the 80’s dance party while you sample! The DJ will be spinning the raddest 80’s tunes all night long, so make sure you dress the part! | Event link
6th Annual “A Night to Remember” Beer Festival
June 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m
Founders Green, 7601 E 29th Ave, Denver
On June 20, 2012, 12 people were fatally wounded and 70 others injured in an Aurora theater. Copper Kettle Brewing Company lost a loyal customer and friend that night, Alexander C. Teves. Join in “A Night to Remember” and raise a pint in Alex and all the victim’s honor. The event features beers donated by 30+ breweries, plus food trucks, live music and a silent auction. 100% of the proceeds goes to the ACT Foundation – the Alexander C Teves Foundation in Alex’s name, providing funds & opportunities to students with unique needs. Raise a pint, raise some spirits, and help raise funds for this incredible cause. | Event link
Feast of Saint Arnold V Family Friendly Beer Fest
June 10, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Chapel of Our Saviour, 8 Fourth St, Colorado Springs
The 5th Annual Feast of Saint Arnold will showcase the best of Colorado’s craft brewers, wine makers, and emerging distilleries. The festival takes place on the historic grounds of the Chapel of our Saviour Episcopal Church in the heart of the Broadmoor Neighborhood, at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. In addition to unlimited beverage tastings, activities include the family fun zone which is a separate area for organized kid’s activities, tours of the 1920’s era historic property and mansion, and continuous live music. Proceeds will benefit Westside Cares and the missions of Chapel of our Savior. | Event link
A-Town Funk Fest & Food Pairing
June 10, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora
Dry Dock’s A-Town Funk Fest is returning for its second year! There will be 11 funky and sour beers on tap, plus food, music and games. This year, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Wing Hut will be joining the event to bring you a food pairing like no other. You don’t want to miss the first Funkalicious Beer & Food Pairing! | Event link
2017 Lake Dillon Brew Fest
June 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
Dillon Marina Park
Take in the picturesque setting of Lake Dillon while enjoying delicious craft beer and live music at this fun summer event. Stick around after the beer festival for a free nighttime concert at Dillon Amphitheater featuring the Randy Hansen Experience. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado’s craft brewers. | Event link
Father’s Day Events
Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Why not treat him to a day out at a local craft brewery? Several Colorado breweries will have manly Father’s Day events. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons will have a special BBQ platter and $2 cans of Dale’s all day. If your pop prefers seafood, Seedstock Brewery in Denver is celebrating the day with a crawfish boil provided by Mile High Cajun. Fate Brewing in Boulder will be giving every dad a free core beer pint just for stopping by on Father’s Day. And Two22 Brew in Centennial will be offering a Feast Fit For Father’s (Day), with the help of Cruz In & Eat. Advanced reservations are required for a some of these events, so plan ahead and make your pop proud!
7th Annual Boulder SourFest
June 24, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder
Join Avery for their 7th Annual Avery SourFest, a celebration of tangy, horsey, funky, and face-puckering beers! Your ticket will include a commemorative glass and unlimited pours. Proceeds to go Attention Homes, a non-profit that works with at-risk youth to provide a safe shelter and access to crucial services. Tickets will sell out, so get them while you can! | Event link
Colorado Brewers’ Festival
June 24 to June 25
Civic Center Park, 201 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins
The award-winning Colorado Brewers’ Festival features 90+ Colorado beers, 40+ Colorado breweries, and an interactive Beer School with tastings and demonstrations. The fest also proudly features some of Northern Colorado’s finest musicians, vendors and food trucks. There’s no admission to enter the festival grounds, and Tasting Packages can be purchased to sample beer. Buy your Tasting Packages early and save time and money! | Event page
There are so many more special events, festivals and beer releases happening in June. Check out our Hoppy Happenings Event Page for even more fun things to do this month.
You can also always find a list of great Colorado beer fests and events on our Bottle Makes Three Facebook Event feed. Let us know which festivities you’ll be attending this month. Maybe we’ll see you there!