Featured Festival: Fall Back Beer Fest 2018, Estes Park

There’s little need to find an excuse to travel, but a beer festival in a fantastic Colorado town is a good one. After all, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate fall than by drinking beer in Estes Park?

This is a great fall town because it’s less busy in the autumn, the elk are plentiful and sweaters are extra comfy in Estes Park. Did I mention that beer tastes better here too? It does, and I should know. We’ve been attending Fall Back Beer Fest since the beginning and it’s one of my favorite beer fests.

Poppy’s Pizza & Grill & Mama Rose’s present the 6th Annual Fall Back Beer Fest,
an Estes Valley Board of Realtors Event

Why is this such a good beer fest? First, and foremost, while it’s a destination beer festival, it’s close, and there are lots of places to stay in Estes Park making it an easy getaway for beer lovers on Colorado’s Front Range. Also, now that the extensive construction on Highway 34 is complete and the road is open, it’s a breeze for people in Loveland, Fort Collins and all points north to get to the festival.

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017, elk crossing the road in Estes Park, photo by My Big Day, LLC
Elk crossing the road near YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. Please yield to the wildlife! Photo Credit: My Big Day, LLC

Secondly, the brewers like this one too, and that means they show up to at this event to pour their beer. Quite frankly, I’ve gotten tired of festivals where the beer pourers know nothing about the beverage they are pouring. It’s bad for the festival goer and it doesn’t reflect well on the brewery. You will not find that happening here; at Fall Back Beer Fest you’re invited to meet and chat with brewers.

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park 3, Photo Credit Brewtography Project
Photo Credit: Brewtography Project

At Fall Back Beer Fest it’s all about the beer and for the sixth year they are working to educate the public on aspects of this malted barley and water combination. The festival always occurs in conjunction with Learn to Home Brew Day and there will be brewing kits given away during the event. In addition, there will be hop farmers, yeast labs, malt producers and brewing equipment fabricators to help you make better beer at home (or simply to educate you about the process).

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park 2, Photo Courtesy of FBBF
Homebrewers at FBBF 2016. Photo courtesy of the fest.

Again this year, a free trolley service will run between Bond Park and the Visitor Center to Fall Back Beer Fest during the event. This makes it extra easy to get to and from the festival that’s held in the top-notch Estes Park Events Center ajacent to the fairgrounds.

Best Pizza I ever ate in Colorado. Poppy's Pizza & Grill, Rocky Mountain Pizza. HeidiTown.com
Rocky Mountain Pizza at Poppy’s Pizza & Grill in Estes Park, Colorado. I love this smoked trout pizza!

Fall Back Beer Fest is family-friendly and there are always strollers in attendance and cute kiddos dancing to live music. So grab your friends and family and plan to join me in Estes Park, Colorado this November 3 for one of Colorado’s best beer festivals.

Fall Back Beer Fest

presented by Poppy’s Pizza & Grill


November 3, 2018

VIP 12 to 5 p.m. | $55

General Admission 1-5 p.m. | $35


*online purchase fees apply

Estes Park Events Center (click for map)

Follow Fall Back Beer Fest on Facebook

All profits of this festival go to support the Estes Valley Board of Realtors’ Down Payment Assistance Program. For more detail, go HERE.


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