Denver Beer Fest: October 5 – 12October 4, 2012
Fourth Annual Celebration of All Things Beer Features 100 Suds-Centric Events
Proclaiming Denver as one of the world’s great beer cities, VISIT DENVER presents the fourth Denver Beer Fest, October 5-13, 2012. The citywide celebration coincides with America’s most prestigious craft beer competition, the Brewers Association’s Great American Beer Festival (October 11-13). The nine-day Denver Beer Fest will include rare beer tastings, beer-paired dinners, “brewer vs. brewer” nights, beer tappings, brewery tours, firkin tappings and a variety of entertaining beer events.
Denver Beer Fest got started on October 5 with a tapping of a special pumpkin ale brewed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. On September 19, the Mayor ground up barley, shoveled grains, and added hops and pumpkins grown by Denver Urban Gardens to a special brew prepared at the Denver Beer Company, and in conjunction with the Colorado Brewers Guild.
Denver citizens were asked to go on Facebook to help name this new pumpkin beer. At a press conference at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Denver Beer Company, the Mayor revealed the name of his new beer, Mayor Mike’s 5280 Brew, and tapped the first keg to offer a toast to Denver Beer Fest. The beer will be sold at Denver Beer Company until it runs out.
DenverBeerFest.com, is your one-stop shop for all things beer connected with the festival, and also includes information about local Denver breweries and brewery tours.
Company: Visit Denver
Contact: Visit Denver