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 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 Brewing, and SquarePeg Brewerks.
The 69 breweries and cideries at this year’s ACBF hale from 33 cities across Colorado. Of course, Colorado Springs, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, and Manitou Springs are represented. But we also have Bailey, Brighton, Dillon, Divide Durango, Firestone, Lafayette, Louisville, Pagosa Springs, Poncha Springs, and Windsor plus all the Denver and Denver metro areas.
Isn’t it wonderful to have so many breweries in so many areas all across the state!
Two new brewers have joined the 2017 ACBF lineup: Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery and New Planet Beer Company.
Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery is located in Bailey, Colorado and was formed in 2010 to become a lifelong dream for Jack and Allison (owners). After living 3 years in Germany, they ate and drank their way across the country and were inspired by the German Beers and Beer Gardens.
When New Planet’s founder first discovered he was Celiac, he thought his craft beer drinking days were over. What started out as a personal quest quickly turned into the launch of New Planet Brewery. Established in 2009, New Planet headquartered its brewing operations and Tap Room in Boulder, CO. With a view of the Boulder Flatirons in the company’s backyard, it’s hard not to be inspired to make great beer.
Many of you have known Yak & Yeti for years as a maker of fine beers in Arvada since 2008. Yak & Yeti is now Spice Trade Brewing. Spice Trade is now a stand alone brewery brewing out of Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada, CO. They hand craft all of theirbeer in small batches on a 7 barrel brew house and focus on a wide variety of flavors and beer styles. Spoice Trade will be at the 2017 ACBF!
As of September 29th, the brewer count for the 11th All Colorado Beer Festival is 58. We have room for just 12 more brewers. Coaltrain is also on board as the featured liquor store sponsor. Austin assures us that he will once again bring a range of very special beers for you to taste.