Changes on the Way for ACBF

Changes on the Way for ACBF

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.

 2018 ACBF guests  2018 ACBF guests

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 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!


Two Checks On the Same Day!

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 almost $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in Colorado Springs.

The Home Front Cares check was presented to Andy Cain at the group’s Christmas gathering by Randy and Trice Dipner and Matt Favier.

Home Front Cares Check Presentation

The Empty Stocking Fund check was presented to Dan Steever by Randy Dipner, Matt Favier, Trice Dipner, and Drew Martorella. Click here to view the Facebook Live! video of the presentation.

Empty Stocking Fund Check Presentation


Giving Tuesday Starts Funds Distribution

Giving Tuesday Starts Funds Distribution

Check presentation at UCCS Giving TuesdayGiving 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 $25,000 (to support THEATREWORKS and the All Colorado Beer Festival Scholarship Fund).

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, accepted the check from Randy Dipner, Trice Dipner, and Drew Martorella.

It feels really good after all the hard work to begin giving away the money!

2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

2017 All Colorado Beer Festival tickets are now on sale! BUY TICKETS NOW!

This is our 11th anniversary,that’s the 11th festival on the 11th day of the 11th month! We expect at least 70 Colorado brewers to participate.

The location will is new this year: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road

The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 PM. The evening session will begin at 6:30 PM. Early Entry tickets will get you access an hour earlier. We will also sell a limited number of Brewer Insider tickets that get you access to the brewers’ lounge and a ticket for a free lunch or dinner.

New Belgium pours at festival


Successful 10th Festival

Successful 10th Festival

The 10th All Colorado Beer Festival is over, and it was a success!

We raised enough revenue to donate $82,000, and we are now handing out the beneficiary checks. So far we have given The Home Front Cares $23,000, the Empty Stocking Fund $23,000, and the ACBF Scholarship Fund $10,000. That leaves one more check of $26,000 that will be presented to THEATREWORKS on Friday, December 9th.

Each ticket buyer helped make this possible. We estimate that 67% of the price of each ticket is a donation to the beneficiaries! Congratulations to each of you for your support of Colorado Springs nonprofits.

The Home Front Cares receives check for $23,000  
  ACBF Scholarship Fund receives c heck for $10,000