Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Denver Collaboration Festival

In just under a month craft beer lovers in Denver and around Colorado will be celebrating Colorado Craft Beer Week. While the events surrounding this week are always worth visiting around local bars and tap rooms this year will be better than in years past. Of course there will still be special beer releases at various breweries, and tap takeovers at bars this year will be headlined by the first ever Collaboration Festival to be held Saturday, March 22.
This inaugural event will bring together breweries from Colorado and across the country together to make one of a kind beers for this unique event. All in all there will be over 20 breweries from the Colorado Brewers Guild in attendance, and the collaborations involved will feature as many as 5 different breweries working together. Also a first for Colorado Craft Beer Week will be the involvement of out of state breweries participating in this great event as well. While the list is still being finalized here are the breweries working together in anticipation of this festival.
-Avery and Russian River
         -Barrels & Bottles and Golden City
         -Big Choice and Caution
         -Black Fox and TRVE
         -Bootstrap and Eddyline
         -Boulder Beer and Sanitas
         -Cannonball Creek and 12 Degree
         -Caution and Copper Kettle
         -Denver Beer Co and Upslope
         -Dry Dock and Steamworks
         -Echo and Front Range
         -Echo and Right Brain (MI)          
         -FATE and Mission (SD)
         -Fate, Bru, and Wild Woods
         -Former Future and Station 26
         -Denver Pearl Brewing and Front Range
         -Crooked Stave and Great Divide
         -Crooked Stave and Hogshead
         -Breckenridge, Cannonball Creek, Durango, Jagged Mountain, Eddyline, Mountain Sun, Telluride,
           Iron Springs (CA), Moo Brew
         -New Belgium and Odell
         -OMF and Wild Woods
         -Oskar Blues and La Cumbre
         -Oskar Blues and Shamrock
         -Oskar Blues and St. Archer
         -Pagosa Springs and Rockyard
         -Pug Ryan’s, Dillon Dam, Breckenridge, and Backcountry
         -Renegade, Wit’s End, Strange, TRVE, Black Sky, and Breckenridge
         -River North and TRVE
         -Rockslide, Kannah Creek, and Palisade
         -Ska and Nynashamns Angbryggeri
         -Pikes Peak, Bristol, and Phantom Canton
         -Telluride and Marble
         -Trinity and Black Bottle
         -Twisted Pine and Swamp Head
         -Wild Woods and Echo
         -Wynkoop and Wonderland
More participating breweries and collaborations to be added leading up to the event.
This event will be held Saturday, March 22 from 3:00-7:00PM at the Curtis Hotel located on 1405 Curtis Street in Denver. Tickets are $50 for General Admission which gives guests samples to all the available beers. There are also VIP tickets or Collaboration Aficionado tickets in this case for $80 which gives guests into the event an hour early, a private room with snacks, a private restroom, reserved access to breakout sessions, as well as a custom growler. Tickets can be purchased at
This event is sure to be a great time, but also a great way to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week, with the community of craft beer coming working together to put out a great and unique product. With so many great breweries coming together the beers are sure to be a hit, and hopefully this will be an annual event to look forward to and become a great addition to the festival calendar in Colorado.

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