ACBF Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets for the 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival are now on sale. Our online ticket sales page is open for business with General Admission, Early Entry, and VIP tickets.

Groupon is offering a limited number of General Admission ticket packages for a limited time only – September 2-14! Early Entry and VIP tickets are not available through Groupon.

We expect to sell out both sessions of the Early Entry and VIP tickets quickly so get yours early.

Last year the evening session was completely sold out! This year we expect both sessions to sell out before we open the doors.

If you are interested, we are still accepting a few committed volunteers to help us during both sessions of the festival – Volunteers.


Only Five Spots Left!

Our 65th brewer is Ute Pass Brewing. Ute Pass is a returning brewer from last year. It’s good to have them back with us again this year.

Ute Pass Brewing

Happy Leaf Kombucha Offers an Alternative Non-Alcoholic Option

Maybe you know what it is and maybe you’ve never heard of it – KOMBUCHA. Kombucha is an ancient elixir that has been brewed for over 2000 years.  A combination of tea, organic cane sugar and a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast or SCOBY, are combined and lightly fermented to create a tart, effervescent tea.  While trace amounts of alcohol are created by the fermentation process, it is considered non-alcoholic and has less alcohol than non-alcoholic beer.  The tea has been regarded by some as the key to a long and healthy life.  The lactobacillus culture in kombucha aids in both liver detoxification and acts as a probiotic for digestion.  The fermentation process produces naturally occurring healthy acids and B-Vitamins which have been shown to enhance mood.

Happy Leaf opened less than a year ago in Denver to create this unique beverage and will be joining us as part of our Designated Driver area. However, we want everyone who comes to the festival to sample the wonderful flavors they offer. How about Longevity flavored with lemon, hibiscus, and ginger? Or maybe you will go crazy for Pura Vida with coconut, ginger, and lime. 

Happy Leaf Kombucha


Nano 108 Joins the Crowd

Keith Altemose and I had a chance to chat at the Rocket in My Beer festival a couple weekends ago. He has since sent me an email to confirm that he and his Nano 108 brewery will be part of this year’s All Colorado Beer Festival. For those who may not know, Nano 108 is just what it says in its name, a nano brewery. The goal is to keep a constantly rotating set of unique beers on tap – they currently are showing 12 at their website: Nano 108.

Nano 108 Brewing

Number 62 Is Riff Raff

Riff Raff Brewing Company from Pagosa Springs is the latest brewery to join the 2014 lineup. Great beer in a fun location with a wonderful menu – that’s Riff Raff Brewing.

Riff Raff Brewing

Last Year’s Big Winner Is Back!

Last year, Pug Ryan’s doppel bock won the gold medal in its category and then came back to win best of show. We are happy to welcome Pug Ryan’s back to the festival for another year. With their addition, we are at 61 brewers. Only space left for nine additional brewers.

Pug Ryans

And Two More Makes 60!

With the addition of two returning brewers our 2014 brewer lineup has reached 60. That means we only have ten remaining spaces for brewers.

Our two returning brewers are Rockyard from Castle Rock and C.B. & Potts which will be representing their newest location here in Colorado Springs. The new Potts location is expected to open around the first of the year.

Rockyard Brewing  CB & Potts Brewery

Oskar Blues Sponsors Silent Disco

Oskar Blues has stepped up to be a major sponsor for this year’s All Colorado Beer Festival. They will bring their super fun silent disco to the festival. Everyone can dance to their own special favorite. Oskar Blues silent disco has long been extremely popular at the Great American Beer Festival and this year we will have them in Colorado Springs at the ACBF. Welcome Oskar Blues.

Oskar Blues Silent Disco