When is the Beer Festival in Colorado? 

If you’re wondering when is the beer festival in Colorado, there are a few options. There’s the Great American Beer Festival, the Vail Craft Beer Classic, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and the Mile High Beer Festival. These events feature hundreds of breweries and offer a wide variety of beer varieties. 

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Great American Beer Festival (GABF) 

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is a major annual event in the Denver, Colorado area. It is sponsored by the Brewers Association and held in late September and early October. The festival is held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This event is a great opportunity for beer lovers to experience the different styles of beer on offer. 

There are four main sessions to choose from, each featuring a different type of beer and food. General admission tickets cost $95 and include a commemorative tasting glass. GABF attendees can also attend PAIRED, a beer and food pairing event that features food from 25 different restaurants and breweries. Depending on the session, these tickets may cost $129 to $199. 

Vail Craft Beer Classic 

The Vail Craft Beer Classic is a two-day beer festival that brings Colorado’s best craft breweries together. Enjoy live music, meet the brewers and more in a beautiful mountain setting. Tickets for the festival go on sale approximately a month in advance. 

The Vail Craft Beer Classic includes over 100 different craft beers, including many crafted locally. It also includes over 30 different gardens and art exhibits. The event’s gardens and sculptures feature high-altitude flowers, a gurgling creek, and various other displays. 

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 

If you’re a music fan, you’ve probably heard of the Telluride Blues & Brewds Festival. This three-day music festival takes place in the picturesque Town Park in Telluride, Colorado. With 13,000-foot mountains as a backdrop, the venue is an ideal setting for live performances. 

The festival began in 1994 and features 21 breweries from all over the country. Entrance is $30, and tickets include unlimited tastings. If you’d like to try more than one craft beer, you can buy a festival pass for $30. The festival includes a “Blisters & Brews” 5k fundraiser race. Other special events include free yoga sessions and Blues For Breakfast. If you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon, you can also take advantage of the free Sunset Blues Concert. 

Mile High Beer Festival 

The Mile High Beer Festival in Colorado is an annual celebration of craft beer. This festival showcases artisan breweries as well as local breweries. The festival also features live music and food trucks. Vendors and retail shops can also be found at the event. The Mile High Beer Festival is open to people 21 and older. It is also a no-drive event, so you can’t go home buzzed from drinking alcohol. 

This festival is held in the early afternoon, with early entry ticket holders getting access to the festival at 12:30pm. The festival runs until seven in the evening, and admission includes unlimited sampling. Tickets are non-refundable and can’t be exchanged or resold, but they can be purchased in advance. The price of admission is 45$ (without service fees) for regular admission, and $60 for early bird tickets. 

WeldWerks Invitational Festival 

The WeldWerks Invitational is a craft beer festival that was created to celebrate the culture surrounding the ancient beverage. Its inaugural year was a sellout and it has since become a major driver of economic impact and philanthropy in the area. In 2018, the festival raised over $50,000 and distributed it to 13 local charities. 

This year, the WeldWerks Invitational will feature more than 40 craft breweries. Held at the DoubleTree at Lincoln Park, the festival is sure to provide a variety of brews. There will also be many rare, limited-release offerings from breweries throughout the United States. Some of these include Superstition Meadery’s Bunny Stacks, a mead aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with blueberry and cacao nibs.