Win passes to Colorado Brewers’ Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado

Northern Colorado is known as the Napa Valley of Beer for a very good reason – people here LOVE beer, and everyone fancies themselves a beer snob, and whether they enjoy stouts, IPAs, wheats or reds, it’s gotta be Colorado-brewed.

Today, you’d be hard pressed to throw a rock and not hit a brewery in Northern Colorado. More than a dozen new breweries popped up in just the last year, with several more in the works.

Northern Coloradoans live in Beer Heaven, so it makes sense that they should have one of the longest running beer festivals in the state in their backyard every summer. The 23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival, referred to by locals as Brewfest, is June 23 and 24, at Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, Colorado.

This year, patrons will have the opportunity to taste 70 beers from 40 Colorado breweries. There’s also a full lineup of music scheduled including a special Brewfest reunion show from  12 Cents for Marvin.  There will also be a Beer Experience Tent – I believe this is new – with beer talks and demonstrations.

This year I’m giving away two pairs of passes to this fun, fun, fun event. That means that two of you will be winners – of course, all of you are winners in my heart.  The pass gets you into the fest and includes 10 free tasting tokens.  This year, tokens are good for the purchase of beer, soda and food.

Just leave me a comment letting me know your favorite taproom in Colorado. This is a difficult questions because there is a wide variety of taprooms across the state. I enjoyed the taproom at the Dolores River Brewery  in Dolores, Colorado, and I love the ambiance of Equinox Brewing in Fort Collins.

Leave me a comment and you’ll be entered to win. I will choose a two winners by using next Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m.

Tickets to Colorado Brewers’ Festival are $20 online and $25 at the gate. For the full band line up and more details about the fest go to

Note: You must be 21 or older to enter this contest. IDs will be checked at the festival gate.


Website Comments

  1. Heather

    Palisade Brewery in Palisade, CO. Yummy beer and I love looking up at all the mesas amidst the green.

  2. Jen

    I’ve never had a bad experience at Funkwerks, and I’m also already a big fan of Grimm Brothers in Loveland, after just one visit. Can’t beat trying out a new place with a 14-beer sampler flight!

  3. Chris Palmer

    Odell Brewing’s tap room. Lots of beers, lots of room, lots of parking.

  4. Christine

    Fort Collins Brewery for sure!
    I love this festival—it just happens to be the place we went on our second date…4 years ago. 🙂

  5. Kelly Garbarino

    Grimm Brothers, love how hidden/out of the way it is but very cool inside!

  6. Tina clay

    The Keg House in Denver it has always been a tradition with my husband and I to go once a year! The atmosphere is great service is great and location is great!

  7. LaurieLynn

    Love Funkwerks beer and the Mouco cheese and Nita cracker plate to absorp all the lovely liquid ABV.

  8. Tom

    My new favorite tap room and some free advertisement for my friends: Big Choice Brewing in Broomfield.

  9. Coralee

    I really enjoy Renegade in Denver and Funkwerks in the Fort and Trinity in Colorado Springs!

  10. Kristi Ritter

    Best taproom in Colorado is certainly Left Hand Brewing in Longmont! Love the JuJu Ginger!

  11. Wendy Oldenbrook

    I like the Breckenridge Brewery off Sante Fe drive in Denver for the beer and the BBQ! A close second is the Ale House, also Denver, because they have super fun flights of beer that allow you can try a bunch of new beers.

  12. Beer Ambassador

    This might be the most difficult question ever posed. My favorite is usually the one in which I am quaffing a beer in at any given moment. When pressed for another answer, Avery always hits the spot.

  13. Bonnie

    Wish I could say Arvada Beer in Olde Town Arvada, their beer is good, but the ambiance leaves a lot to be desired.

    I can burrow in for a week at Mountain Sun in Boulder… beer’s awesome, food is amazing, and I always meet some interesting people.

  14. Melody Newkirk

    Love Odell’s the best. 90 Shilling is hard to beat. Live in Boulder but used to live in Fort Collins. Coming up for the Festival on Saturday!

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