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Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
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Festival season is still going strong. It's been a summer packed with beer-centric events like the weekend's 20th anniversary party at Boulder's Avery Brewing and the Keystone Bluegrass & Beer fest that featured 30 Colorado microbrews and bluegrass seminars at Warren Station. Also over the weekend Grimm Bros. Brewhouse took the people's choice award at the Gnarly Barley Brew Fest.

Craft beer connoissueres can expect nothing less in August. Here's what's happening this month:


Celebrate easy-drinking session beers from breweries all over the country this weekend in Manitou Springs at this dog-friendly tasting event.

when/ Saturday August 10; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
where/ Memorial Park; Manitou Springs
features/ micro-distillery sampling, gluten free beer & food
tickets/ $40 full day, $30 half day
details/ click here


Enjoy unlimited samples from 25 breweries, and don't miss the fest after party at the The Winter Park Pub that begins at 6 p.m.

when/ Saturday August 10; 12 - 5 p.m.
where/ Hideaway Park; Winter Park
features/ live music, scenery
tickets/ $25 general admission; $65 VIP
details/ click here


Imbibe Denver presents this first-ever gathering to support the local nonprofit Water for People and to express the importance of water in the brewing and distilling industries. It will feature Colorado companies like Peach Street Distillers, Golden Moon Distillery, Ska Brewing, and Great Divide.

when/ Friday August 16; 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
where/ McNichols Building; Denver
features/ summer seasonal beers, cocktails from the Colorado Bartenders Guild, food, live music, lounges
tickets/ $40
details/ click here


The 15th annual San Juan Brewfest will serve beer from 40 breweries and benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado.

when/ Saturday August 24; 12 - 5 p.m.
where/ Buckley Park; Durango
features/ live music, food vendors
tickets/ $25 general admission; $50 VIP
details/ click here


Denver's newest and most inventive festival will feature an assortment of fermented foods and beverages from around the world and seminars on how to make kimchi, brew beer, and ferment kombucha.

when/ August 24 and Sunday August 25; 3:30 - 7 p.m.
where/ Highlands Masonic Center; Denver
features/ DIY classes, local vendors
tickets/ $30
details/ click here


This event "brings together food, farmers, chefs, artisans, thought leaders, and musicians" at various United States locations. The Denver event will feature live music from Cold War Kids and a lineup of celebrity chefs.

when/ Saturday August 17; 1 - 6 p.m.
where/ City Park; Denver
features/ beer samples from several Colorado breweries and cider tastings from Colorado Cider Co.
tickets/ FREE
details/ click here


This first-annual festival hosted by Castle Rock's Rockyard Brewing and the Colorado Brewers Guild will serve beer from the state's breweries and feature live bluegrass music.

when/ Saturday August 24;
where/ Rockyard Brewing; Castle Rock
features/ 30+ Colorado breweries serving
tickets/ $35 in advance; $40 at the door
details/ click here


New Belgium Brewing's beloved "Bike, Beer, and Bemusement" tour will hit 12 cities this year, Fort Collins on August 31. Pedal a route around Fort Collins that ends back at New Belgium for beers and live music. This year's event will benefit the Fort Collins Bike Coop and other local bike organizations.

when/ Saturday August 31; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
where/ Civic Center Park; Fort Collins
features/ costumes encouraged
tickets/ FREE
details/ click here

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