Craft ales and music go together! That’s because there’s nothing better than kickin’ back with tunes and a beer after a good day of work, or on the weekend when you have time to putter and relax.
In order to bring you more of what you love, the All Colorado Beer Festival is delighted to join forces with the MeadowGrass Music Festival for the 2nd Annual MeadowGrass Beer Tasting on Friday, May 24th from 4:30 until 7:00 PM. The beer tasting will feature about 18 brewers with some 36 beers. AND, you can stick around until 10:00 enjoying the live music!
If you purchase a three-day pass to MeadowGrass, the beer tasting on Friday is automatically included ! For those who just want to come for the night and hear the fabulous Friday line-up while they sip delicious ales and lagers, a Friday-only ticket is available. Purchase this and your parking pass and you are ready to Take Time to Listen!
The Friday only ticket is $67.99. If you are over 12, but not yet 21 or want a designated driver ticket, you can get a Friday night ticket for $47.99. There is no separate parking charge this year! Both of these prices will remain in effect until Festival week or the night sells out, whichever comes first. You can get your ticket by clicking here.
Brewery lineup: AC Golden, Apple Valley Cider, Avery, Atrevida, Black Forest, Blue Spruce, Breckenridge, Cerberus, Colorado Boy, FH Beer Works, Fossil, Funky Town, Goat Patch, Gold Camp, Lost Friend, Oskar Blues, Peaks N Pines, and WeldWerks.
Of course, you also get to listen to the music lineup from 1:30-10:00 including Tenderfoot Bluegrass, Mama Magnolia, The Two Tracks, Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival, Woodshed Red, and A New Brain for Arnie! COMPLETE MUSIC LINEUP
Here are the brewers/cideries who will be at the 2nd Annual MeadowGrass Beer Tasting:
Changes are in the works for ACBF in 2019.
Gone will be the large November event. With the proliferation of beer festivals over the past five years or so, our attendance has softened, and without a growing attendance, we cannot meet the primary goal of the event: large donations to our beneficiaries.
Thus, we will move forward with a series of specialized events. First, we will continue with a small beer festival event at the MeadowGrass Music Festival on the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend. Last year we had 18 brewers and music throughout the event. It was wonderful! We will also continue to support the downtown Steers and Beers Festival and the Monument Bines and Brews Festival. We hope to remount the highly successful All Colorado Spirits Festival that many of you enjoyed a few years ago.
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Keep your eye on the ACBF website and Facebook page for more information on up-coming events.
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 registered in Colorado. The organization was established in 2007 to operate beer festivals with the express purpose of raising funds for Colorado Springs area nonprofits. To date, through ticket sales and our entirely volunteer staff, the ACBF has generated $513,900 for our beneficiaries. We could not make these large contributions without the many people involved in the festival. First, and foremost, the brewers. Without their generous donation of beer, there would be no festival. Brewers are not paid! They donate all the beer. Second, you our guests. About two-thirds of the price of each ticket goes directly to our beneficiaries and may qualify as a donation on your taxes. Finally, our entire volunteer staff: the planning committee, the captains and assistant captains, and the individual volunteers. Every person involved is a key contributor!
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 lot offers the closest parking.