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:Read More
9 Breweries and More Celebrating Pride in Denver
From parades to beer releases, the city is filled with love and pride
1. Brewer’s Light Pride Parade & Rumpus
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.
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2. Guava IPA Release at Goldspot Brewing
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.
3. Rainbow Lightning Release & Pride Celebration at Diebolt Brewing Co.
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.
4. Glitterita! Pride Release at Lady Justice Brewing
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.
5. Denver PrideFest
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
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.
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7. Pride Happens Here at Pride & Swagger
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.
8. Black Shirt Brewing Co.
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.
9. Station 26 Brewing Co.
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.