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.

ACBF Announces Donations for 2018

The 2018 All Colorado Beer Festival raised enough revenue to donate $49,000. The Home Front Cares received $15,000, the Empty Stocking Fund $15,000, the ACBF Scholarship Fund $4,000, and THEATREWORKS $15,000. The All Colorado Beer Festival is a 501(c)(3) corporation...

Know Before You Go!

As shown in the image below, the best parking for the All Colorado Beer Festival is in the North Chapel Hills parking lot. From there you can easily enter the event center at the primary entrance. While you can access the event center from inside the mall, the north...

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...

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...