It’s no secret that Colorado is among the country’s capitals for traditional beer and Coloradans just love this craft beverage. This is the reason why this centennial state hosts grand slam events like the Great American Beer Festival every year. While exploring the mountain peaks and waterfalls of Colorado, you will find plenty of chances to taste different varieties of beer.
However, if you want to drink in company, check out the great Colorado beer festivals that are hosted throughout fall and winter. You can’t afford to miss these 2020 beer events if you are planning to visit there:
1. The Great American Beer Fest
Nothing can beat this festival held at Denver every fall! It represents the largest collection of the US beer ever served. It is a public tasting event, as well as a privately judged competition. Hundreds of breweries from around the world participate in the competition for top beer. Through this fest, the state unites the beer lovers and brewers from all parts of the country and celebrates the nation’s craft beer culture. It will be hosted at Denver, Colorado from September 24-26, 2020.
So, book your stay in advance at the best Ouray CO hotels, and enjoy beer, music, and adventure all-together!
2. Breckenridge Oktoberfest
It is the largest Oktoberfest street party scheduled to take place in the Rocky Mountains Breckenridge from September 11-13, 2020. Strap on lederhosen, authentic German cuisine, and dive into the beauty of golden aspen trees changing colors. Head to the mountains where the craft beer flows freely for a truly Bavarian experience.
3. UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival
This beer fest entices the people to start the New Year right in golden every January. Several notable craft brewers join the fest for a bottomless beer tasting session. It is a part of a weekend of bluegrass music, fun and food honoring the Norse God.
4. Chili & Beer Festival
Crested Butte celebrates this party every fall that can warm up anyone on a chilly day. It is a charming former mining town that presents a perfect culinary pairing on the mountainsides. Get ready to a bevvy of Colorado-crafted beer, hot chili, and eye-catching views at Crested Butte on September 12, 2020.
5. Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
It is a three-day festival in the state’s most picturesque valleys where thousands of people gather to enjoy camping, music, and craft breweries. You can’t afford to miss this festival; so add it into your to-do list while visiting Ouray, Colorado. Join hundreds of fellow beer drinkers in this three-day-long fest from September 18-20, 2020 for an unforgettable weekend.
6. Fall Back Beer Fest
This event is held every year, one day before the clock falls back. It includes craft beer tastings, live music, seminars, along with home-brewing advice from the experts. The best thing is, Colorado-crafted soda is available there for the kids. Head to the Estes Park before the daylight savings time (November) to enjoy this festival.
7. Denver Beer Festival
Enjoy your holiday season with some of the best brewers of the state. This holiday-themed fest will celebrate its ninth anniversary in December 2020. From sours to stouts, you will find the city’s top brewers under one roof there!
8. Winter Wondergrass
Steamboat Springs hosts this fest with multiple music stages and beer tents in February. So, bounce between the stages showing some of the top names in bluegrass and tents with 18 Colorado-craft breweries. You can even bring your own brew to participate in the home-brew competition.
9. La Veta Oktoberfest
A tiny town in the shadow of Spanish Peaks hosts this party with German bands, beer, and people dancing in the streets. You can check out the ‘highway of legends’ during your trip to enjoy biking in the mountainous trail, but not after a couple of glass shots. The Colorado calendar has scheduled this fest for October 3, 2020.
So, get ready to discover these awesome winter and fall happenings in Colorado and get the taste of craft beers at numerous breweries across the state!