Champion Award

This year the ACBF celebrates its 10th anniversary. To date we have given away over $315,000 to our beneficiaries.

Each year, in addition to raising a lot of money for our beneficiaries and pouring a lot of beer for our 3,200 guests, the ACBF presents its Champion Award to an individual or organization that has provided special support to the ACBf and/or the Colorado brewing industry. In the past, we have presented the award to Mike Bristol of Bristol Brewing, Kieth Villa of Blue Moon, and New Belgium Brewing. This year we take great pleasure in presenting the award to a true Colorado brewing pioneer: Governor John Hickenlooper.

Governor Hickenlooper was part of the group that opened Wynkoop Brewery in lower downtown Denver and converted that sketchy neighborhood into the destination it is today. Wynkoop was the second craft brewery in the state after Boulder Beer and truly transformed a neighborhood. Just another example of the amazing impact of beer!

The ACBF team presented the award to Governor Hickenlooper in his office on Thursday.

 Champion Award with John Hickenlooper Champion Award with John Hickenlooper


71 and Counting!

That’s right, we have 71 breweries already signed up and planning which of their beer lineup to bring to the festival. Recent additions include: BRU, Durango, Florence, Halfpenny, Periodic, Ursula, and Vail. Be sure to check out our Brewer Lineup page for a complete list of the brewers at this year’s event.

 Bru Durango Brewing florence-brewing halfpenny-round-logo-copper-white-400x400 periodic-brewing ursula-brewery-logo Vail Brewing

Festival Sponsors

The primary mission of the All Colorado Beer Festival is to raise money for local nonprofit organizations. (Check out our Beneficiaries page.) Most of this money comes from your purchase of tickets to the event – over half of your ticket price goes to our beneficiaries!

However, there are still costs associated with running the festival: t-shirts for volunteers, tasting glasses, ice, venue rent, insurance, and much more. Our Sponsors offset these costs with their contributions to the festival. Every dollar these sponsors provide is another dollar we can give our beneficiaries.

Today another sponsor, Deluxe Corporation, joined our team. Their contribution coupled with a great price from our ice vendor, Ice N Easy, means our ice cost this year will be zero! Check out all our wonderful Sponsors!

Deluxe Corporation

We’re Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

The All Colorado Beer Festival succeeds because of our outstanding volunteers. Every year almost 200 folks dedicate thousands of hours to making the festival work. Without them we couldn’t give away so much money to our beneficiaries.

Almost all of our volunteers return year after year meaning we don’t accept many new folks. This year we are looking for a few hard-working beer lovers to help pour beer for brewers at the festival. We are looking for folks who can work both sessions or the evening session. You will receive a festival shirt and a chance to sample beer during your breaks. But make no mistake, you do have to work as well – pouring beer for our guests and enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow volunteers and the brewers.

If you are interested sign up NOW! We only need a few new folks!

Volunteers pouring beer

2016 Brewer Lineup at 59!

Here’s the brewer lineup so far for 2016. The count is at 59 so far. We are aiming for 80 with well over 225 beers! If your favorite brewer is missing on our 2016 BREWER LINEUP page, please ask them to contact us. Please remember to thank these brewers when you visit them. There would be no festival without the support of our brewers. Remember, the brewers are not paid. They donate all the beer for the festival.

Below are four of our sponsoring brewers. Their financial support is key to making the festival a success.

Breckenridge Brewing  New Belgium Brewing  Oskar Blues Brewing  Blue Moon Brewing

Here’s Your Next “Where Am I?”

Here’s your next “Where Am I?” This one should be easy! The trick is that I need the specific location because this brewery has multiple sites.

Whoever correctly identifies the specific brewery location first (based on the date/time stamp of your response below) will receive two GA tickets to the session of your choice. Fill out the entry form below.

We will notify the winner as soon as we receive a correct answer and post the correct answer on the website and Facebook page.

Where Am I

Where Am I?

Very good. You got it! Yes, this is the centerpiece over the new RiNo Blue Moon Brewery bar. The bar serves 23 Blue Moon beers on tap including a really tasty Grand Cru, and Eldorado Brown IPA, and a Cappuccino Stout. Stop by when you are up in Denver. Congrats to Karen D. who posted the correct answer.