Get ready Fort Collins! We only have one more week until this year’s Colorado Brewers Festival. This year marks the 28th Brewers Festival since it all started. With the band lineup, beer picks, food choices and the vendor booths, this year is sure to be a great one!
The Brewers Festival will be taking place June 23rd, 24th and 25th. Friday, June 23rd is a special tasting event called The Summit at Colorado Brewers Festival and takes place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The main festival is Saturday and Sunday, opening at noon on both days, ending 6:00 pm on Saturday and 5:00 pm on Sunday. The festival is located in Washington Park in Downtown Fort Collins.
More than 20 breweries and beer trucks will be attending for you to have a taste of their best beers. This year includes breweries such as Odells, New Belgium, Horse & Dragon, Black Bottle Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery and many more. While entry to the festival is free, in order to have samples of all these great breweries, you will need a tasting package.
Like every year, there are 3 different options for obtaining your tasting package. You can go to participating Fort Collins locations to get your tasting package for only $25 per package. The full list of the participating locations can be found below. Get them quick, though, as their for a limited time only!
Participating Fort Collins locations: Equinox Brewing, Gilded Goat Brewing, Maxline Brewing, Intersect Brewing, Rally King Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery, CooperSmith’s Pub & Grub, Zwei Brewing, Horse & Dragon Brewing, Snowbank Brewing, Prost Brewing, Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Mulberry Max, and Visit Fort Collins.
You can also purchase you tasting package online and pick up your glass and taster tickets in advance at The Group Real Estate at 121 E. Mountain Ave. Tasting packages bought online cost $30. The last option for getting your tasting package is by waiting in line on the day of the festival and purchase at the box office. Buying it at the event will cost $35 and time you could have been using to get in line for your first beer!
This year’s festival will feature 9 bands playing throughout the two days. The full list and time of bands can be found below.
Saturday June 24th
12:00PM – Cary Morin
1:00PM – Matt Mahern and Constitution
2:15PM – Write Minded
3:30PM – Maxwell Mud
4:45PM: Mama Lenny and the Remedy
Sunday June 25th
12:00PM – Johnny & The Mongrels
1:00PM – The 14ers
2:15PM – Slow Caves
3:45PM – Taylor Scott Band
More information on the festival can be found on the Downtown Fort Collins website.