2016 Spirits Festival Tickets Now On Sale

Colorado Craft Spirits Festival

The Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. A very limited number of tickets are available for the event: 300! Each general admission ticket includes tastings of the spirits from participating distillers plus gourmet food from regional caterers and restaurants. The designated driver ticket holder also has access to all the food samples just like the GA ticket holder. There will be music and lectures on the distilling process, spirits tasting, etc.

Buy you tickets NOW before they are gone!

Another Distiller and More Restaurants

This week we added another new distiller to the lineup for 2016: Boathouse Distillery out of Salida. Their signature spirit is Colorado Bourbon, but don’t miss their Colorado Moonshine, a smooth white whiskey with more character than other clear spirits and their Colorado Blue Agave Tequila, Colorado Vodka, and Colorado Rum.

Boathouse Distillery

Restaurants joining the festival include: Continental Sausage, Jimmy John’s, Tilted Kilt, Trader Joe’s, the Melting Pot, and Schnitzel Fritz.

 Jimmy John's  Trader Joe's  Trader Joe's  Melting Pot  Continental Sausage  Schnitzel Fritz

Now For Something Different

How about a beer tour in Germany? You really should check this out (Beer Tour). Ten days in and around Frankfurt and Munich visiting breweries, chatting with the brewers, and sampling some of the best beers Germany’s big and small breweries have to offer. The tour includes hotels, meals, tours, and much more – all for just $1,999 plus airfare. Anke and Mitch Verburg, owners of Schnitzel Fritz restaurant in Colorado Springs have organized this tour specially designed for brewers and beer aficionados for July 8-18, 2016. This is not to be missed.

German Beer Tour

Two More Distillers Sign Up!

This week we welcomed two more distillers to the 2016 Colorado Craft Spirits Festival line up: Wood’s High Mountain Distillery and Mile High Spirits Distillery.

Don’t forget to buy your festival tickets. Tickets are on sale NOW!

 Mile High Spirits  Woods High Mountain Distillery

Let’s Talk Food At The Festival

Back for a second year at the festival is The Famous – now that’s classy food. Joining The Famous will be Alchemy with selections from its high end pub food menu, Culver’s who will pair frozen custard with spirits, BooDad’s cajun-style food, and Texas T-Bone for those who just can’t get enough steak. Watch this page for more restaurants coming soon!

  Alchemy  The Famous Steakhouse  Culver's  Texas T-Bone BooDad's

Award-Winning Distillers at the Festival!

Six of the distillers curDenver International Spirits Competitionrently signed up for this year’s Colorado Craft Spirits Festival recently won medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition: Axe and the Oak, Breckenridge Distillery, Distillery 291, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies Distillery, and Vapor Distillery.

Altogether these six distilleries took home 20 medals. Vapor topped the list with six medals including two Double Golds for their Arresta Coffee Liqueur and their Ginsky Barrel Rested Gin.

Get you tickets now for the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival and savor these award-winning spirits!


Many Distillers Already Signed Up for 2016 Spirits Festival

We already have more distillers signed up for the 2016 Spirits Festival than our total for last year. Check out the lineup!

3 Hundred Days of Shine, Altitude Spirits, Axe and the Oak Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, Cockpit Craft Distillery, Distillery 291, Downslope Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, Lee Spirits, Leopold Brothers, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies, and Vapor Distillery.

Also returning this year as a sponsor is Coaltrain Wine & Spirits who promises to fill in some gaps for distilleries not able to come.

  300 Days of Shine   Altitude Spirits   Axe and the Oak Breckenridge Distillery   Cockpit Craft Distillery    Distillery 291  Downslope-logo Laws Whiskey House Lee Spirits Company Leopold Brothers  Rising Sun Distillery Spirits of the Rockies Vapor Distillery


2016 Colorado Craft Spirits Festival Is Coming Soon

The 2016 edition of the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is coming soon: May 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We will once again set up in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre on the UCCS campus.

This year we are expecting 20 distillers and 10 restaurants. Our entertainment will be the Ian Ferguson Jazz Trio. We will once again have a series of education sessions. One of these will be a session on mixology led by the  bar manager at the Famous.

Watch this page to see the lineup of distillers and restaurants signed up!