Just before the Friday performance of It’s a Wonderful Life, the All Colorado Beer Festival planning committee came on stage at THEATREWORKS to present Artistic Director Murray Ross with a check for $20,000. The ACBF check is 25% more than last year. It comes in the midst of THEATREWORKS’ annual fund drive. Randy Dipner challenged each donor to increase their giveing to THEATREWORKS by a similar 25%.
The Committee stayed to see the evening’s performance and were surprised by a radio advertising jingle embedded in the show that featured the All Colorado Beer Festival! We highly recommend the show for one and all: THEATREWORKS
Wednesday, November 20th marked the kickoff of the 30th annual Empty Stocking Fund. Last year the program raised over $1 million for 15 local social service charities. The All Colorado Beer Festival was once again a featured community partner at the event. With the help of all our guests, brewers, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers, we were able to increase our contribution this year to $15,000. In addition, the ESF volunteers raised almost $1,000 at their beer pong booth.
The All Colorado Beer Festival thanks our 2013 festival brewers, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and especially all of you who purchased tickets to the festival. Through your support, we will donate over $55,000 to local nonprofit organizations.
Our first check presentation will be at the Empty Stocking Fund kickoff on Wednesday, November 20th. The THEATREWORKS check presentation will be on Friday, December 6th before the performance of It’s a Wonderful Life. The Home Front Care will receive a check on Wednesday, December 18th at their monthly board meeting. We want each of you to share these events with us because without you they would not be possible. We will post photos of each presentation.
Save the date! The 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival will take place on November 1, 2014.
Tickets for the 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival to go on sale September 1, 2014! We expect to sell out next year before the doors open. That means no tickets for sale at the door!!
Stay tuned to the All Colorado Beer Festival site for the latest on brewer recruiting, special pre-sale offers, and more!
Travis Flett from New Belgium pulled the winning door prize ticket from almost 240 entries this morning at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. Travis will be contacting the lucky winner, Greg C., in the next day or two and will personally deliver the Fat Tire cruiser. Congratulations Greg!
Additional door prize winners are:
- Bryan F. – 2 tickets to the VIP Zone at the 2014 ACBF
- Topher – 2 early entry tickets for the 2014 ACBF
- Steve E. - 2 early entry tickets for the 2014 ACBF
- Jeff M. – 2 general admission tickets for the 2014 ACBF
- Tim W. – 2 general admission tickets for the 2014 ACBF
- Nicola L. – 2 general admission tickets for the 2014 ACBF
- John J. – 2 general admission tickets for the 2014 ACBF
ACBF staff will be in touch with each of our ticket winners over the next few days to confirm names and email addresses for delivery of you tickets to next year’s ACBF on November 1, 2014.
The All Colorado Beer Festival selected Mike Bristol and Bristol Brewing to receive this year’s Champion Award for furthering the mission of the All Colorado Beer Festival and the Colorado brewing industry. Bristol brewing has attended every ACBF since the early years when we were struggling to get brewers. Bristol Brewing is also one of the greatest philanthropic organizations in Colorado Springs. Mike Bristol is, personally, one of the leaders of the brewing industry in Colorado. The festival was honored to have Tom Zurenko, General Manager of Bristol Brewing, accept the award at the sold out evening session of the festival. Please congratulate the Bristol staff the next time you stop in for a pint or growler refill.
Also note that Bristol’s Winter Warlock was the gold medal winner in the Stouts and Porters category at this year’s festival!