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Boulder Craft Beer Festival

August 17, 2017
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The 4th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival is happening this Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1PM – 5PM at North Boulder Park in Boulder, CO. The festival brings together the best craft breweries and a handful of local cideries from Boulder County and beyond for a day of beer tasting, music and fun!

The Beer

boulder craft beer festival

Photo Courtesy Downtown Boulder

Sample beer from more than 30 local breweries, including many of Boulder’s favorites. General admission tickets cover unlimited beer samples, so you can taste as many as you want! VIP ticket holders will have access to unlimited samples including specialty brews (as well as scoring early admission to the festival!).

Here is a complete list of participating breweries: Asher Brewing CompanyAvery Brewing CompanyBoulder BeerColorado Cider CompanyCrooked Stave, Crystal Springs Brewing Company, Echo Brewing Company, FATE Brewing Company, Finkel & Garf Brewing CompanyGravity Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Company, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, Mama Bear’s BrewNew Planet Beer Company, Oasis Brewing Company, Open Door Brew Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, The Post Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks, Redstone MeaderySanitas Brewing Company, Soul Squared Brewing Company, Stem Ciders, Twisted Pine Brewing CompanyUpslope Brewing Company, U Turn BeerWest Flanders Brewing Co., Wibby Brewing, Wild Cider, Wild Woods Brewery and Wonderland.

The Music

Photo Courtesy Wandering Natives Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy Wandering Natives Facebook Page

Enjoy live music while sipping your beer with two-hour sets from blues trio The Red Petals (12:30 – 2:30 pm) and Wandering Natives (3:00 – 5:00 pm) a high-energy, progressive, jam-grass band.

The Food

boulder craft beer festival

The Cuban Sandwich, Courtesy Arepas Caribbean Food Facebook Page

A number of local food trucks will be participating in the festival with food for purchase onsite at the event, including local favorites: incredible gourmet tacos from McDevitt Taco Supply, delicious Asian fusion cuisine from The Ginger Pig, made-from-scratch Schnibs Pretzels, smokey BBQ favorites from Still Smokin’, Caribbean favorites from Arepas, and fancy hot dogs from Suburban Weiner.

The Fun

boulder craft beer festival

Photo Courtesy The Shutterbus

The festival would not be complete without lawn games like ping pong and cornhole! Take fun photos together in The ShutterBus, a photo booth built inside a charming vintage VW bus.

Ticket Details

$35 per person General Admission ($45 the day of the event) ticket includes: Commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples.  Tickets available here.

$50 per person VIP ticket ($60 the day of the event) includes: Commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, specialty beer samples from participating breweries, VIP early access starting at 12:00 pm & logo souvenir item. Tickets available here.

$10 per person Designated Driver (not be available the day of the event) ticket includes: Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, & food voucher good for $10 at any of the food vendors at the event. Tickets available here.

The Boulder Craft Beer Festival will take place this Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1PM – 5PM at North Boulder Park. For further information, visit the website: boulderdowntown.com/craft-beer-festival

I am Rachel, Boulder writer and mother. I started this blog as a resource for Boulder newcomers and those considering relocating to this amazing, unique city. It has become my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I’ve learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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