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