We just added another distiller to the lineup for Saturday. Marble Distilling from Carbondale will be providing a Marble Vodka, Midnight EXpresso Coffee Liqueur and the Gingercello Liqueur. The Marble Vodka is made with an original blend of all natural Colorado grains. Wheat and malted barley is distilled five times in an old fashioned copper pot still to ensure purity and clarity. It is the only vodka filtered through crushed Yule marble giving it a soft, creamy nose with a smooth, luxurious finish to create a unique Colorado vodka. The Gingercello is a tribute to springtime and a modern adaptation of the Italian classic. Marble uses fresh cut ginger and the sweetest part of the lemon zest for a refreshing taste.
New restaurants are: Buffalo Wild Wings and The Mining Exchange & Antlers Hotel.
Better get your TICKETS now!
Do you have plans for this weekend? How about going to a beer festival?
Oskar Blues is sponsoring a Flagship Beer Festival! Each featured brewer (and we hear there may be as many as 20) will bring their brewery’s flagship beer.
The price is right for this festival: $25 general admission and $45 for VIP admission.
Where: BooDad’s Beach House Grill, 5910 Omaha Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
When: Saturday, May 14th, General admission – 2:00-5:00, VIP – 1:00-5:00
Cost: GA – $25, VIP $45
Spring44 Distilling, located in Loveland, has joined our growing list of distillers for the 2nd Colorado Craft Spirits Festival. Spring44 spirits are made with Rocky Mountain artesian mineral spring water straight from the distillery’s source located at 9000 ft in Colorado’s pristine Buckhorn Canyon. Spring44 Spirits deliver unmatched quality and smoothness. Spring44 offers two styles of vodka, three styles of gin, and a fortified bitter liqueur.
This week we added another new distiller to the lineup for 2016: Boathouse Distillery out of Salida. Their signature spirit is Colorado Bourbon, but don’t miss their Colorado Moonshine, a smooth white whiskey with more character than other clear spirits and their Colorado Blue Agave Tequila, Colorado Vodka, and Colorado Rum.
Restaurants joining the festival include: Continental Sausage, Jimmy John’s, Tilted Kilt, Trader Joe’s, the Melting Pot, and Schnitzel Fritz.
How about a beer tour in Germany? You really should check this out (Beer Tour). Ten days in and around Frankfurt and Munich visiting breweries, chatting with the brewers, and sampling some of the best beers Germany’s big and small breweries have to offer. The tour includes hotels, meals, tours, and much more – all for just $1,999 plus airfare. Anke and Mitch Verburg, owners of Schnitzel Fritz restaurant in Colorado Springs have organized this tour specially designed for brewers and beer aficionados for July 8-18, 2016. This is not to be missed.
This week we welcomed two more distillers to the 2016 Colorado Craft Spirits Festival line up: Wood’s High Mountain Distillery and Mile High Spirits Distillery.
Don’t forget to buy your festival tickets. Tickets are on sale NOW!
Back for a second year at the festival is The Famous – now that’s classy food. Joining The Famous will be Alchemy with selections from its high end pub food menu, Culver’s who will pair frozen custard with spirits, BooDad’s cajun-style food, and Texas T-Bone for those who just can’t get enough steak. Watch this page for more restaurants coming soon!
Six of the distillers currently signed up for this year’s Colorado Craft Spirits Festival recently won medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition: Axe and the Oak, Breckenridge Distillery, Distillery 291, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies Distillery, and Vapor Distillery.
Altogether these six distilleries took home 20 medals. Vapor topped the list with six medals including two Double Golds for their Arresta Coffee Liqueur and their Ginsky Barrel Rested Gin.
Get you tickets now for the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival and savor these award-winning spirits!
We already have more distillers signed up for the 2016 Spirits Festival than our total for last year. Check out the lineup!
3 Hundred Days of Shine, Altitude Spirits, Axe and the Oak Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, Cockpit Craft Distillery, Distillery 291, Downslope Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, Lee Spirits, Leopold Brothers, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies, and Vapor Distillery.
Also returning this year as a sponsor is Coaltrain Wine & Spirits who promises to fill in some gaps for distilleries not able to come.
The 2016 edition of the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is coming soon: May 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We will once again set up in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre on the UCCS campus.
This year we are expecting 20 distillers and 10 restaurants. Our entertainment will be the Ian Ferguson Jazz Trio. We will once again have a series of education sessions. One of these will be a session on mixology led by the bar manager at the Famous.
Watch this page to see the lineup of distillers and restaurants signed up!