Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 Promises More Events

Festivities to run from March 18 through March 25

DENVER – Feb. 10, 2017 – Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 will host hundreds of brewery supported events throughout the state from educational panels at neighborhood breweries to the fourth annual Collaboration Fest at the National Western Stock Show Complex.

“We are looking to take Colorado Craft Beer Week to the next level,” said Steve Kurowski, director of operations for the Colorado Brewers Guild. “We’ve had Collaboration Fest, Colorado Pint Day, tap takeovers, etc, and while these events are all great on their own, we wanted to make the week bigger, better, and redevelop the programming into something Colorado brewers, retailers, bars, restaurants, and visitors will embrace.”

Starting on March 18, craft beer lovers will be able to experience what makes Colorado the state of craft beer with events in more than a dozen cities throughout the state. Each day will feature a different theme, helping to highlight different aspects of the Colorado brewing industry.

Saturday, March 18th
Featured Event: Western Slope Craft Beer Celebration
Join Western Slope based brewers for an afternoon on the lawn at Kannah Creek Brewery. Participating breweries include (list of several breweries).

Daily Theme: Tour a Brewery and Meet the Brewer Day
Colorado breweries will host tours lead by brewers with special tappings and tastings. These will not be your ordinary brewery tours. #COBeerTour

Sunday, March 19th
Featured Event: Great Divide Brewing Co. has teamed up with bRUNch Running to host a beer and pancake themed fun run from their Barrel Bar. Registration includes fun run, pancake breakfast, 2 beers, and donation to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Daily Theme: Tour a Brewery and Meet the Brewer Day
Colorado breweries will host tours lead by brewers with special tappings and tastings. These will not be your ordinary brewery tours. #COBeerTour

Monday, March 20th
Daily Theme: Education
Craft beer lovers are looking for more and more ways to learn about craft beer. From beer styles and flavors to what makes a brewery work, our communities want to learn more. Breweries will host a variety of educational events in their tasting rooms, neighborhood pub or local liquor store. These events will dive deep into a range of topics.

Tuesday, March 21st

Daily Theme: Food and Beer
Colorado’s food and beer scene is gaining national recognition. Brewers and chefs will be teaming up across the state to host beer dinners, special menus, and pairings.

Wednesday, March 22nd
Featured Event and Theme: Colorado Pint Day
Colorado Pint Day is a celebration of Colorado, The State of Craft Beer. Buy a 14 ounce fresh craft beer at select Colorado breweries on March 22, 2017, and you will be able to keep the glass, the 14er Glass, exclusive made for Colorado Pint Day. $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Thursday, March 23rd
Daily Theme: Tasting Thursday
Colorado breweries will host special tasting events in their taprooms and pubs. Expect to taste beers from the cellar, single hop projects and more.

Friday, March 24th
Daily Theme: Statewide Collaboration Beer Fest Tailgate
Beer is better when you drink it with friends. Breweries will host special tappings of their Collaboration Fest beers throughout the state. This will give craft beer lovers throughout the state the chance to experience the vibe of Collaboration Fest. Craft beer bars will host tappings of multiple collaborations, while breweries will offer up their own creations. This day is all about spreading the collaboration message all over the state.

Saturday, March 25th
Featured Event: Collaboration Beer Fest, Denver, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Now in its fourth year, Collaboration Fest is quickly becoming one of Colorado’s most popular beer festivals. Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Brewers love to brew beer with friends, and by creating a collaboration they are able to push their own limits and experiment with new styles and techniques. Collaboration Fest highlights the innovative minds within the four boundaries of Colorado, and around the world. The festival will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the National Western Stock Show Complex (4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216)

For more information on Colorado Craft Beer Week and to purchase tickets to any events listed above visit coloradobeer.org.

About the Colorado Brewers Guild
The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado-brewed beer. Board members include: Brad Lincoln (Funkwerks Brewing Company), Brian O’Connell (Renegade Brewing Company), Chris Wright (Pikes Peak Brewing Company), Eric Wallace (Left Hand Brewing Company), Kim Jordan (New Belgium Brewing Company), Kristen Muraro (Ska Brewing Company), Matt Cutter (Upslope Brewing Company), Tim Myers (Strange Brewing Company), Tony Simmons (Pagosa Springs Brewing and Grill), Wynne Odell (Odell Brewing Company). For more information about the Guild, visit www.coloradobeer.org.