Tickets for the 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival will go on sale very soon. Our online ticket sales page will open for business with General Admission, Early Entry, and VIP tickets on September 2nd.
We are planning a short Groupon offering for General Admission ticket packages. These will be for a limited time only – September 2-14! Early Entry and VIP tickets are not available through Groupon.
We expect to sell out both sessions of the Early Entry and VIP tickets quickly so get yours early.
Last year the evening session was completely sold out! This year we expect both sessions to sell out before we open the doors.
If you are interested, we are still accepting a few committed volunteers to help us during both sessions of the festival – Volunteers.
Our 65th brewer is Ute Pass Brewing. Ute Pass is a returning brewer from last year. It’s good to have them back with us again this year.
Maybe you know what it is and maybe you’ve never heard of it – KOMBUCHA. Kombucha is an ancient elixir that has been brewed for over 2000 years. A combination of tea, organic cane sugar and a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast or SCOBY, are combined and lightly fermented to create a tart, effervescent tea. While trace amounts of alcohol are created by the fermentation process, it is considered non-alcoholic and has less alcohol than non-alcoholic beer. The tea has been regarded by some as the key to a long and healthy life. The lactobacillus culture in kombucha aids in both liver detoxification and acts as a probiotic for digestion. The fermentation process produces naturally occurring healthy acids and B-Vitamins which have been shown to enhance mood.
Happy Leaf opened less than a year ago in Denver to create this unique beverage and will be joining us as part of our Designated Driver area. However, we want everyone who comes to the festival to sample the wonderful flavors they offer. How about Longevity flavored with lemon, hibiscus, and ginger? Or maybe you will go crazy for Pura Vida with coconut, ginger, and lime.
Keith Altemose and I had a chance to chat at the Rocket in My Beer festival a couple weekends ago. He has since sent me an email to confirm that he and his Nano 108 brewery will be part of this year’s All Colorado Beer Festival. For those who may not know, Nano 108 is just what it says in its name, a nano brewery. The goal is to keep a constantly rotating set of unique beers on tap – they currently are showing 12 at their website: Nano 108.
Riff Raff Brewing Company from Pagosa Springs is the latest brewery to join the 2014 lineup. Great beer in a fun location with a wonderful menu – that’s Riff Raff Brewing.
Last year, Pug Ryan’s doppel bock won the gold medal in its category and then came back to win best of show. We are happy to welcome Pug Ryan’s back to the festival for another year. With their addition, we are at 61 brewers. Only space left for nine additional brewers.
With the addition of two returning brewers our 2014 brewer lineup has reached 60. That means we only have ten remaining spaces for brewers.
Our two returning brewers are Rockyard from Castle Rock and C.B. & Potts which will be representing their newest location here in Colorado Springs. The new Potts location is expected to open around the first of the year.
Oskar Blues has stepped up to be a major sponsor for this year’s All Colorado Beer Festival. They will bring their super fun silent disco to the festival. Everyone can dance to their own special favorite. Oskar Blues silent disco has long been extremely popular at the Great American Beer Festival and this year we will have them in Colorado Springs at the ACBF. Welcome Oskar Blues.
Two more have signed up for the 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival. First an old favorite brewer: Paradox Brewing from Woodland Park. We are super happy to have them back again this year. Second, Wild Cider from Firestone, Colorado will join us for the first time this year. Firestone is located north of Denver and east of I-25 opposite Longmont. Check out their line up at: wildcider.com.
Do you want to be a part of the 8th annual All Colorado Beer Festival? Now’s your chance. We are looking for some volunteers to help pour beer, greet guests, and many other jobs. (Oh, by the way, volunteers get to sample the beers at the festival just like the guests!)
You must be at least 25 to work as a volunteer. You must be able to get to the festival about 45 minutes before the start of the session and must stay for about 30 minutes after the end of the session. You can volunteer for one or both sessions.
Are you interested? If so, follow this link, REGISTRATION, to fill out the volunteer registration form. Once you complete your registration, you will see a confirmation page and within a few days our volunteer coordinator will contact you to officially confirm your registration.