Every year, Colorado is filled to the brim with summer beer festivals — so much so that it can be pretty hard to decide which ones to attend.

But that’s why you’ve got us! Consider this your go-to guide for Colorado’s summer beer festivals, and we promise not to “stir” you wrong (Ha! See what I did there?).

Below you’ll find an extensive list of the state’s best beer festivals, all of which have been organized by date, from April through August. So, c’mon, let’s “hop” to it! Seriously, we can “barley” stand the wait! (Okay, okay. I’m done with the bad beer puns.)

April 2018

Belgian Brew Fest

When: April 28 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Garden @ Bruz Beers, Denver
Purchase Tickets Online ($48)

Belgian Brew Fest started last year as a “celebration of Belgian-style beer and the Denver breweries bringing it to life.” Expect plenty of beer, plenty of food, and plenty of entertainment all afternoon. And I wouldn’t miss out if I were you, ’cause this is the first major beer festival of the season, and we want you to start the summer off on the right foot, with a beer in hand!

May 2018

summer beer festivals

Courtesy of Denver Bacon and Beer Classic (Facebook)

Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival

When: May 5 | 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Palisade Veterans Memorial Park, Palisade
Purchase Tickets Online ($10 to $55)

Enjoy craft brews from more than 30 breweries, or if wine and cider are more your style, there will be samples available, too. Guests will also have the chance to take in the sights of Palisade in the best way possible: a bike tour. We just suggest not doing both at the same time … could get a bit messy, just sayin’.

Denver Bacon and Beer Classic

When: May 12 | various timeframes
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver
Purchase Tickets Online ($69 to $125)

100-plus beers from regional breweries + 30-plus bacon dishes from local chefs = Denver Bacon and Beer Classic. ‘Nuff said.

Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

When: May 26-27 | 12 to 6 p.m. | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Centennial Lawn, Beaver Creek Resort
Purchase Tickets Online ($40 to $80)

With the live music, a wide variety of food, and plenty of beer from local breweries, there’s no question that this is the BEST way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend! Plus, you can enjoy all of that and more as you gaze upon the gorgeous views that Beaver Creek has to offer. Not too shabby, huh?

June 2018

Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games

When: June 2 | 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Bohn Park, Lyons
Purchase Tickets Online ($10 to $20)

If you’re more of the adventurous type, then this is the festival for you. Set right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Lyons is the perfect playground for athletes of all kinds. And with 100 breweries, athletes, camping, and a huge concert, the Burning Can Fest has grown into one of the largest “outdoor lifestyle festivals” in the country!

Taste of the West

When: June 7 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Jeffco Fairgrounds, Golden
Purchase Tickets Online ($20 to $100)

For its fourth year, Taste of the West is the ultimate beer garden! It’s considered the “premier culinary event” in Jefferson County, and with good reason. More than 1,300 guests have attended in the past, and it’s only going to grow this year. Try samples from local breweries, wine, and culinary exhibitors.

Feast of Saint Arnold

When: June 9 | 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs
Purchase Tickets Online ($75)

It’s known as Colorado’s family-friendly beer festival and showcases the best that breweries have to offer! Not only will there be unlimited drink tastings, but there’s a fun zone full of kid-friendly activities and so much more. Plus, all proceeds will go towards Westside Cares.

Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival

When: June 22-23 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Harrison Ave., Leadville
Ticket Information TBA

The Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival is the world’s highest BBQ competition at 10,152 feet! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend full of the best beers, BBQ, and music. Plus with its proximity to Denver (only 100 miles), you can make a quick getaway out of it!

Colorado Brewers’ Festival

When: June 22-24 | 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: Washington Park, Fort Collins
Ticket Information TBA

The award-winning Colorado Brewers’ Festival is back! The event will feature more than 100 Colorado beers, 40-plus Colorado breweries, and an interactive Beer School, complete with tastings and demos. Oh, and there will be live music to entertain you as you drink to your heart’s content.

Red, Whites & Brews in the Boat

When: June 23 | 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs
Purchase Tickets Online ($25 to $65)

What do you get when you combine unlimited wine and beer tastings, live music, and downtown Steamboat Springs? The Red, Whites & Brews in the Boat! The festival has become a “don’t miss” event of the summer — so, you know, don’t miss it.

Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour

When: June 23 | 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Community Park, Louisville
Purchase Tickets Online ($15 to $35)

This festival brings together the best parts of summer: refreshing craft beer, live music, and classic lawn games! There’ll be some competitions sprinkled throughout the afternoon, too, including “Best Brew” and “Hippest Hops.”

Wild West Fermentation Fest

When: June 29-30 | 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs
Ticket Information TBA

With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, the Wild West Fermentation Fest will not only have a gorgeous setting but a wide assortment of craft beer, cider, and liquor. As you drink and try some samples, be sure to check out the food carts to help quench your appetite!

July 2018

summer beer festivals

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Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival

When: July 7 | 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge
Ticket Information TBA

This year marks the 13th annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival, which will have more than 40 breweries on-site for tastings as well as live music and other food and retail vendors. Enjoy a beautiful day outdoors and be surrounded by fellow beer enthusiasts!

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

When: July 14 | 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park, Salida
Ticket Information TBA

More than 75 Colorado breweries will be available for the 20th Colorado Brewers Rendezvous! Try different and unique beers from across the state as you enjoy the great outdoors.

The Springs Beer Fest

When: July 21 | 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: America The Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs
Tickets Information TBA

At the Springs Beer Fest, you’ll have the choice of 120-plus beers and food vendors. And that’s all we know about this festival, at least so far. We expect more to be released closer to the event!

Denver Brew Fest

When: July 27-28 | 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Mile High Station, Denver
Purchase Tickets Online ($40 to $50)

Sample an unlimited amount of the best brews available in Colorado and beyond! Oh, and the cool part is that all guests will receive a free souvenir glass. For VIP guests, you’ll get to be part of a special MouCo cheese sampling and beer pairing!

August 2018

The Winter Park Beer Festival

When: August 4 | TBA
Where: Hideaway Park, Winter Park
Ticket Information TBA

Three words: unlimited craft beer. Unfortunately, that’s all we know so far. But you can stay up-to-date by visiting its website or Facebook page.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival

When: August 4-5 | 12 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ida Belle Dr., Keystone
Purchase Tickets Online ($40 to $75)

“Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just pieces of the pie,” according to the event’s website. At the Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival, folks from across the state will come together to enjoy 40-plus craft breweries, 14 national and regional bluegrass acts, and so much more!

Parker Brewfest

When: August 18 | 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: O’Brien Park, Parker
Ticket Information TBA

Grab some friends and get ready for the third annual Parker Brewfest! And if you’re a fan of beer, GOOD! Because you’ll be able to try an unlimited amount of samples. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon, if I do say so myself.

Steers and Beers Brewfest with Whiskey

When: August 18 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Antler’s Hotel, Colorado Springs
Ticket Information TBA

Not only will there be hundreds of samples of premium beers but, like the name says, there’ll be plenty of whiskey, too. Personally, I’m not a whiskey fan — so more for those of you that are! Did we mention there’s going to be a mechanical bull?

Bruises & Brews Beerfest

When: August 25-26 | 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Infinity Park, Glendale
Ticket Information TBA

If you’re a rugby fan, then this is the event for you! Join thousands like you as more than 20 breweries show off their best brews, ciders, and more. Oh, and play a game or two of rugby! Rugby and beer — that’s not a disaster waiting to happen …

What do you think? Will you be attending one of these summer beer festivals? If so, which one has you the most excited? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll see you there! Cheers!

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