It looks to be a jam-packed, beer-filled weekend ahead, with anniversaries, openings, and festivals up and down the Front Range from Greeley to Colorado Springs. With the great weather there’s no excuse to stay home, no matter where in the metro area you live!
Friday 20 – Sunday 22: Kick off a hard-core weekend of wicked-looking beer releases for Launch Pad Brewery’s third anniversary. In addition to multiple daily releases, Saturday will offer up a pig roast and employee beer showdown, and Sunday features coffee and brunch.
Friday 20: Take a road trip to Boulder for Finkel & Garf Brewing Company’s fourth anniversary party, offering up new beer releases, patio games, and free hot dogs and popsicles.
Friday 20 – Saturday 21: Heading further afield, Wiley Roots Brewing Co. in Greeley celebrates five years with Friday beer releases and a Saturday food truck accompanied by huge patio games (think life-size beer pong). Throughout, the brewery will serve up 18 tap beers and 15 more to go, but you better get there early as all the brews are first-come, first-served.
Saturday 21: Throw on your best Hawaiian shirt and lei to get $1 off your first beer at Kokopelli Beer Company’s Summer Luau. Specialty tropical beers and drinks will complement Hawaiian pizzas and if you stick around til dusk you can enjoy a beach movie on the patio.
Saturday 21: Get your hop on at Hops & Pie’s Hop Fest on Tennyson Street. The festival features brews from over a dozen breweries, both local and far-flung.
Saturday 21: Also on Tennyson, Call To Arms Brewing will throw a 3rd Anniversary Fun Fest with carnival games, music, and naturally beer releases.
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22: Living the Dream Brewing Company hosts their fourth anniversary Beer Bash with loads of activities including a Saturday cornhole tournament with $700 in prizes.
Saturday 21: The Stapleton Beer Fest brings over 40 breweries to downtown Stapleton starting at 5 p.m., plus a free concert later in the evening. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Saturday 21: Colorado Springs welcomes another brewery to the beer community. Metric Brewing Co. will hold their grand opening starting at noon with a ribbon-cutting, door prizes, and of course brand-spanking-new beers.
Saturday 21: Celebrate Belgian National Day at River North Brewery! In honor of Belgium’s Independence Day will host a Belgian Beer Celebration with special beer releases and a Belgian-themed food truck.
Saturday 21: Up in Boulder, Twisted Pine Brewing Co. celebrates their 23rd anniversary with beer releases, yard games, and live music.