Colorado Beer Week

admin April 21, 2011 0

Colorado Beer Week (CBW) is a celebration of the brews available to be purchased in Colorado.  The first annual CBW was held from April 8, 2011 to April 16, 2011 at various restaurants, bars, and hotels in CO.


The festivities kicked off at The Blake Street Tavern at an event hosted by the New Belgium Brewing Company.  Representatives from 15 different local breweries were available to talk with festival goers and to handout samples of their beers.  VIP passes available at the door enabled participants to get into the festivities about 30 minutes early in order to meet representatives and sample brews.


The Odell Brewing Company hosted the festivities on Saturday.  Those that attended the event at Euclid Hall in Denver were able to meet the head brewer of the company as well as to sample 4 different types of ales available at the brewery.


On Sunday, the Ska Brewing Co hosted an event held at the Civic Center Park in Denver starting at 1pm.  After this event, the Paramount Café, The Cheba Hut, The FreshCraft, and the Star Bar also hosted events in Denver.


A Charity Golf Tournament was held on Monday, April 11th at the Pradera Golf Club in Parker, Colorado sponsored by  The Fort Collins Brewery and the Denver Life Magazine.  Participants enjoyed playing golf on the course, tasting the food available, and sample free beer available compliments of The Fort Collins Brewery.


A free event was held at the Rackhouse Pub in Denver on Tuesday.  Proceeds from the event benefited the Colorado Brewers Guild.  Those who participated in the event were given a free pint glass.


On Wednesday, Rogue Ales and The Cheeky Monk Belgian Café sponsored a fresh oyster fest starting at 3pm.  On tap were 4 of Rogue Ale’s best brews including Double Dead Guy, Chatoe OREgasmic, Chipolte Ale and Hazlenut Brown.  For $25, participants could sample a dozen oysters and a pint of beer.  The event lasted all evening and those that couldn’t participate until after work were able to order online and reserve their oysters and beer until they arrived at the event.

The Alaskan Brewing company and Falling Rock Tap House sponsored a tasting party of Smoked Porter Beer, an outstanding award winning beer made in the United States.  Participants sample the 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 vintages of the beer as well as enjoyed great food.  In addition, the first 30 people at the event got a free t-shirt.


On Friday, New Belgium Brewing kicked off an event designed to introduce its new Lips of Faith Beer Series.  The new beer series was available at Stoney’s, FreshCraft, and Star Bar.  Participants who sampled the new brew were eligible for prizes.


To find out more about Colorado Beer Week, send an email to [email protected]

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