2017 All Colorado Beer Festival

Summary of the 11th annual ACBF

The 2017 All Colorado Beer Festival Is History

11th Festival on the 11th Day of the 11th Month

The 2017 All Colorado Beer Festival is in the books. In a few days we will know just how successful we were as we total up the ticket sales and pay the bills. Thank you to all of our patrons, sponsors, and volunteers. The 2016 ACBF raised $82,000 for our beneficiaries. Our 2016 beneficiaries were THEATREWORKS, The Home Front Cares, The Empty Stocking Fund, and the ACBF Scholarship at UCCS. In eight years the ACBF has donated $399,900 to local nonprofits. For more visit our beneficiaries page.

The new venue threw us a few curve balls as the lights went out for a few minutes during the evening session when someone found the switches. Unfortunately, the lights have to cool a bit before they come back on. Thank goodness for cell phone flashlights. The tasting continued right through the short black out.

The judging went very smoothly this year and thanks to a better PA system we were able to make the award announcements in the main hall. Paradox was the big winner with a gold, a silver, and the best of show medal. Check out the Judging and Champion Award page for the complete winners list and pictures.

The All Colorado Beer Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established to operate beer festivals for the express purpose of raising funds for Colorado Springs area nonprofit organizations. Approximately 60% of the purchase price of each ticket is tax deductible.

New Brewers Join the 2018 Festival

The 12th Annual All Colorado Beer Festival is pleased to welcome seven new brewers to the growing list of brewers for 2018. New brewers include: Atrevida Beer Company, Black Forest Brewing, Colorado Boy Brewery, Funky Town Brewery, Metric Brewing, Mountain Cowboy...

We’re Looking for a Few Great Volunteers

Volunteers make the All Colorado Beer Festival work. They help pour beer, greet arriving guests, haul beer and ice, and much more. We need a few more volunteers for the evening session (5:30-10:00). You can also volunteer for both sessions. Just follow this link to:...

2018 ACBF Tickets on Sale NOW!

Tickets for the 2018 All Colorado Beer Festival are now on sale. In addition to General Admission tickets, Early Entry and Brewer Insider tickets are available. Now is the time to get these special entry tickets. They will sell out quickly. [button...

Two Checks On the Same Day!

Thursday the 14th of December was a good day! The Al Colorado Beer Festival presented two checks for $20,000 each to the Empty Stocking Fund and The Home Front Cares. This is by far the best part of the beer festival - giving away the money. To date, ACBF has donated...

Giving Tuesday Starts Funds Distribution

Giving Tuesday was November 28th - a fitting day to begin the distribution of the funds raised by the 11th Annual All Colorado Beer Festival. The ACBF gave the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Giving Tuesday campaign a jump start by presenting a BIG check for...