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Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park
Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park
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9 Breweries and More Celebrating Pride in Denver

From parades to beer releases, the city is filled with love and pride

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Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park
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Each year, Denver hosts one of the largest PrideFests in the city — but this year, local bars, breweries, and restaurants are stepping up, too, to join (or create) their own parties. Check out what these nine establishments are doing for Pride this year:

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1. Brewer’s Light Pride Parade & Rumpus

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4526 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 328-8258
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On Saturday, June 15, local craft brewers who were not allowed to participate in the Coors-sponsored Pride parade decided to make their own parade. The party starts at Grateful Gnome at 3 p.m. before trekking to Emporium and Call to Arms breweries. In addition to a special beer release, there will be a DJ, food, and ice cream. Part of the event’s proceeds benefit The Trevor Project.

Call to Arms
Call to Arms
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2. Guava IPA Release at Goldspot Brewing

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4970 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 955-5657
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Head to Goldspot Brewing anytime on June 15 to try the new Guava IPA, a 5.2% ABV beer brewed in honor of Pride. The brewery donates $1 of every pint to One Colorado.

Goldspot Brewing
Goldspot Brewing is participating in the Brewers Light Parade, listed above, as well.
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3. Rainbow Lightning Release & Pride Celebration at Diebolt Brewing Co.

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3855 Mariposa St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 643-5940
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Throughout June, $1 from every four-pack and a portion of taproom profits from the Rainbow Lightning Ale will go to One Colorado. On June 15, stop by Diebolt for a release party complete with giveaways and the inaugural tapping of the first in a series of fruit ales that span the colors of the rainbow. Call the brewery for more details.

Diebolt Brewing Co.
Diebolt Brewing Co.
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4. Glitterita! Pride Release at Lady Justice Brewing

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3845 Lipan St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 441-4735
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Lady Justice Brewing created Glitterati!, a strawberry, lime, and poblano-flavored glitter gose, to celebrate Pride this year. $1 from every pint goes toward Transformative Freedom Fund, a local nonprofit that supports the authentic selves of transgender Coloradans.

Lady Justice Brewing
Lady Justice Brewing
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5. Denver PrideFest

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101 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 913-1311
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One of the largest celebrations in the nation, Denver PrideFest rages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The jam-packed two days include a 5K and the Coors Light Denver Parade. Check out the website for more information.

6. Il Posto

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2601 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 394-0100
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Starting on June 14, Il Posto offers rainbow tagliatelle pasta dish, complete with five-color noodles, goats milk creme, herbs, and crispy prosciutto. A portion of the proceeds from each $20 dish sold will go to One Colorado.

Il Posto
Il Posto
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7. Pride Happens Here at Pride & Swagger

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450 E 17th Ave #110
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 476-6360
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Throughout the weekend at Pride & Swagger, LGBT community members and allies alike can explore half of Pennsylvania street for a summer block party. Patrons can expect food trucks and live entertainment throughout the weekend, including DJs on Friday.

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8. Black Shirt Brewing Co.

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3719 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 993-2799
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During Pride weekend, Black Shirt releases the Love at all Cost, a dry hopped raspberry-passion fruit Berliner Weisse, on its nitro tap. A portion of profits from the beer’s sales will go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
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9. Station 26 Brewing Co.

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7045 E 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 333-1825
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Throughout all of June, the brewery will donate $1 from Mojito, Mo Problems pours and 100% of the profits from the “For You For All” shirts to Inside/Out Youth Services. Station 26 is also slated to join the Brewer’s Light Parade Pride & Rumpus.

Station 26
Station 26
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1. Brewer’s Light Pride Parade & Rumpus

4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Call to Arms
Call to Arms
Call to Arms/Facebook

On Saturday, June 15, local craft brewers who were not allowed to participate in the Coors-sponsored Pride parade decided to make their own parade. The party starts at Grateful Gnome at 3 p.m. before trekking to Emporium and Call to Arms breweries. In addition to a special beer release, there will be a DJ, food, and ice cream. Part of the event’s proceeds benefit The Trevor Project.

4526 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

2. Guava IPA Release at Goldspot Brewing

4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Goldspot Brewing
Goldspot Brewing is participating in the Brewers Light Parade, listed above, as well.
Goldspot Brewing/Facebook

Head to Goldspot Brewing anytime on June 15 to try the new Guava IPA, a 5.2% ABV beer brewed in honor of Pride. The brewery donates $1 of every pint to One Colorado.

4970 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80221

3. Rainbow Lightning Release & Pride Celebration at Diebolt Brewing Co.

3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211
Diebolt Brewing Co.
Diebolt Brewing Co.
Diebolt Brewing Co./Facebook

Throughout June, $1 from every four-pack and a portion of taproom profits from the Rainbow Lightning Ale will go to One Colorado. On June 15, stop by Diebolt for a release party complete with giveaways and the inaugural tapping of the first in a series of fruit ales that span the colors of the rainbow. Call the brewery for more details.

3855 Mariposa St
Denver, CO 80211

4. Glitterita! Pride Release at Lady Justice Brewing

3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80211
Lady Justice Brewing
Lady Justice Brewing
Lady Justice Brewing/Facebook

Lady Justice Brewing created Glitterati!, a strawberry, lime, and poblano-flavored glitter gose, to celebrate Pride this year. $1 from every pint goes toward Transformative Freedom Fund, a local nonprofit that supports the authentic selves of transgender Coloradans.

3845 Lipan St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Denver PrideFest

101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

One of the largest celebrations in the nation, Denver PrideFest rages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The jam-packed two days include a 5K and the Coors Light Denver Parade. Check out the website for more information.

101 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

6. Il Posto

2601 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Il Posto
Il Posto
Il Posto [Official Site]

Starting on June 14, Il Posto offers rainbow tagliatelle pasta dish, complete with five-color noodles, goats milk creme, herbs, and crispy prosciutto. A portion of the proceeds from each $20 dish sold will go to One Colorado.

2601 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. Pride Happens Here at Pride & Swagger

450 E 17th Ave #110, Denver, CO 80203
Information for Pride Happens Here
Pride & Swagger/Facebook

Throughout the weekend at Pride & Swagger, LGBT community members and allies alike can explore half of Pennsylvania street for a summer block party. Patrons can expect food trucks and live entertainment throughout the weekend, including DJs on Friday.

450 E 17th Ave #110
Denver, CO 80203

8. Black Shirt Brewing Co.

3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Black Shirt Brewing/Facebook

During Pride weekend, Black Shirt releases the Love at all Cost, a dry hopped raspberry-passion fruit Berliner Weisse, on its nitro tap. A portion of profits from the beer’s sales will go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

3719 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Station 26 Brewing Co.

7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207
Station 26
Station 26
Station 26/Facebook

Throughout all of June, the brewery will donate $1 from Mojito, Mo Problems pours and 100% of the profits from the “For You For All” shirts to Inside/Out Youth Services. Station 26 is also slated to join the Brewer’s Light Parade Pride & Rumpus.

7045 E 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80207

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