Colorado Beer Week is a celebration of ales and lagers in the state that has been called “The Napa Valley of Beer”. The second CBW now will be held in May 12-19 at restaurants, bars, hotels and other venues throughout Colorado.
Throughout the week, businesses will be hosting events that bring beginners and enthusiasts alike great beer and educate everyone on the versatility of this tasty beverage. CBW organizer, Scott Kerkmans has placed a special focus on beer and food pairings in regard to event selection, but promises spectacular special all over. Some events may require a ticket and the easiest way to get a hold of them is at cobeerweek.com.
Scott sent CraftBeer.com a short list of must attend events during Colorado Beer Week.
Opening Ceremony Saturday May 12th from 12PM-4PM
Join us under the afternoon Colorado sun at the Colorado Beer Week Opening Ceremony at Highland Tap and Burger. Opening festivities will feature more than 15 breweries and 2 Colorado distilleries. VIP guests will enjoy early entry and 6 oz full pours. General Admission guests will enjoy 3 oz pours of more than 35 beers. Colorado Beer Week would like to welcome the Colorado Craft Beer Radio Show AM 760 who will be broadcasting live from 12:00 – 1:00 at the Opening Ceremony. Plus, Oskar Blues just announced they will be selling their Beer Can Chicken for your eating pleasure. So, come join us on May 12. Tickets are available now! Breweries we know will be pouring…Great Divide, Odell, Denver Beer Company, Bull & Bush, AC Golden, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Ska Brewing, Lone Tree, and New Belgium, Crazy Mountain, Arvada Beer Company and Upslope.
Ska Brewing Cruiser Crawl Sunday May 13th from 1pm -5pm
Yup, it’s back! The 2011 Cruiser Crawl was so much fun that Ska Brewing is bring it back. Meet at the Star Bar at 4 and we’ll head out to 4 downtown Denver bars where they will offer $1.00 off any Ska beer. And…with the purchase of your ticket your first Ska beer is on us! Yes, FREE! Check back soon or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
Ernies Bar and Pizza IPA Night – Monday May 14th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Meet your brewers and kick back with some delicious pours of some of the best IPAs (and one IPL) from around the country. IPAs and Double IPAs from 6 craft breweries from around the country will compete against each other for your vote to see who is the king of hoppy beers. For only $20 you’ll enjoy a 6 oz pour from each of the 6 participating breweries. Odell, Alaskan Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewing Company, AC Golden, Denver Beer Company and Crazy Mountain will all be pouring.
Star Bar and Great Divide Beer Cocktail Showdown – Tuesday May 15th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
7 of the best bartenders from around Colorado will face-off with the Great Divide Brewery and Colorado Craft Liquors to create the best Beer Cocktail in the country. For only $25 you will sample each of the unique beer cocktails and receive a full pour of your favorite one. Check back again for more detail or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Oskar Blues Hoedown – Wednesday May 16th from 8:00pm – 10:00pm
It’s a good ‘ol hoedown with Oskar Blues. Join us at the Blake Street Vault for an evening of bluegrass, beer and brewers. Oh and did we mention it’s FREE? Awesome beer and awesome music will make this night one to remember.
Left Hand Brewing Crafty Ladies Night – Thursday May 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
…and a little something for the ladies. Once again Crafty Ladies is bringing woman together in the community one craft beer at a time at Highland Tap and Burger. Learn more about Crafty Ladies on Facebook at facebook.com/craftyladies. Left Hand will be pouring some great beer and educating women and men alike in the one of a kind event. Get your tickets now before these craft beer drinking dames snatch them all up.
Beer Week Central – Every day from May 12th-19th
Freshcraft serves upscale comfort food in a casual atmosphere. It’s is a great place for a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner, or something to fill you up after a night on the town. They make nearly all of our food from scratch using fresh ingredients and you can taste it. All week during Colorado Beer Week Freshcraft will be serving a special menu of beer and food pairings. 50% of the profits will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.
Company: Colorado Beer Week