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.

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...

33 Colorado Cities Represented!

The 69 breweries and cideries at this year's ACBF hale from 33 cities across Colorado. Of course, Colorado Springs, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, and Manitou Springs are represented. But we also have Bailey, Brighton, Dillon, Divide Durango, Firestone, Lafayette,...

Two New Brewers!

Two new brewers have joined the 2017 ACBF lineup: Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery and New Planet Beer Company. Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery is located in Bailey, Colorado and was formed in 2010 to become a lifelong dream for Jack and Allison (owners).  After living 3 years...

Brewery Name Change

Many of you have known Yak & Yeti for years as a maker of fine beers in Arvada since 2008. Yak & Yeti is now Spice Trade Brewing.  Spice Trade is now a stand alone brewery brewing out of Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada, CO. They hand craft all of theirbeer...

Find You Way At the New Venue

There's a lot going on at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. To help you find your way, here is a satellite photo from Google with the Event Center and Parking identified. There is lots of parking between the areas immediately to the north of the building and to the...

We Are Almost Full!

As of today, 64 breweries and 3 cideries have signed up for this year's festival. Plus, Coaltrain Wine, Craft Beer and Liquors will hold down an booth as you enter the venue to provide beers from brewers who couldn't attend. We have room for no more than 70 breweries....