Doors Open for Afternoon Session

Doors are open for early entry and VIP opening of the afternoon session. It’s a festival!

Afternoon Session ready to open Afternoon session ready to open

Tomorrow’s The Day! Evening SOLD OUT!

That’s right. Tomorrow is the 8th annual All Colorado Beer Festival. The evening session is SOLD OUT and only about 150 for the afternoon. Don’t wait! We will NOT oversell the venue! Buy your tickets NOW!

Beer deliveries happened all day today. We have three refrigerator trailers packed full of some of the greatest beers from Colorado and for that matter from the entire country.

The planning committee and the volunteer staff are worn out from setting up. Now it’s time to have a festival.

All Colorado Beer Festival logo

Two Days To Go

The ACBF team was hard at work today setting up the venue. The tables are all in place. The tap stands are laid out. The CO2 is run to all the booths. It’s starting to look like a real beer festival.

Tickets are going fast. Don’t wait. Everything may be gone by Friday afternoon. We will not over-sell the venue. No one likes a mob scene. We want everyone to have a quality experience. Buy your ticket NOW!

Jeremy, Randy, and Kirk at the venue

Three Days – Top Ten Survival List

With three days remaining, we thought it might be a good idea to put out a Survival Guide to help everyone have the best time they can at the festival. So, here it is, the top ten survival items for the All Colorado Beer Festival:

  1. DON’T FORGET YOUR ID. You may not need it to vote, but you can’t get into the festival without a valid government issued ID. A school ID isn’t good enough.
  2. Have a designated driver. We want everyone to be safe. Either bring a designated driver (tickets are just $10), have someone pick you up, use the Uber safe driver service, or call a cab!
  3. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before and during the festival. Water helps your body process alcohol. You can also try the sodas at the designated driver booth or the Happy Leaf Kombucha.
  4. Get some exercise. Stop by the Oskar Blues Silent Disco and shake it!
  5. Eat something. We have more variety from a wide range of food vendors. Food also helps you handle alcohol.
  6. Don’t bring a backpack. We can’t allow backpacks in the venue. Fanny packs are OK. Also remember there is no smoking in the venue. Use the smoking area.
  7. Take a break. You have plenty of time. Stop by the education booth and watch the brewing process. Take time out for a massage.
  8. Buy holiday gifts! Visit the merchandise booth. Check out the Rocky Mountain Hats vendor.
  9. Have some fun! Visit Jamie & Natalie’s photography booth. Try your hand at Frisbee Golf to win prizes and entry the door prize drawing for a New Belgium Fat Tire bike.
  10. Support our beneficiaries. Learn who we support by visiting our beneficiaries’ tables. You can also make a direct contribution there.

Survival is important, but more important is securing your ticket to either the afternoon or evening session. It’s simple just visit the 2014 Tickets page to pick your session and the number of tickets you need. However, don’t wait too long. There are only about 300 tickets available for each session!

Just Four More Days!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this festival to get here! With four days to go, our ticket sales revenue along with sponsor donations and anticipated other income and expenses have already pushed our donation amount past the $55,000 we gave last year. With your help over these last few days, we will sell out both sessions and be able to give $70,000 to our beneficiaries. That is truly amazing!

Buy Tickets! Have FUN!!

Our beer judging event this year is fully certified by BCJP. We have nationally recognized judges participating. At this time 148 beers have been entered for judging. How would you like to be one of the judges who has to taste and evaluate all those great Colorado beers?

ACBF Beer Judging Medals

Five Days and a New Brewer

Just five days to go until the All Colorado Beer Festival, and we have a new brewer! Prost will be joining us again this year. That makes 71 total for this year. Prost brews a great lineup of beers in the German tradition. Make sure you visit them on Saturday.

And don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

Prost Brewing

Six Days to Go!

As we mentioned yesterday, one of the new additions is a photo booth where you can immortalize your ACBF experience with costumes and fun props. Jamie & Natalie Photography will operate the booth and post each photo to Facebook so all your friends will see what a great time you are having.

Jamie and Natalie Photography

One Week and Counting!

In just one week we will all be at the 8th annual All Colorado Beer Festival. What/ You don’t have your tickets yet? Better get them right now. PURCHASE TICKETS

Don’t miss our largest selection of Colorado brewers, cideries, and kombucharies. We have 70.

Also this year we have three additional food vendors. In addition to the Buffalo Gals, we are pleased to welcome Mark Anthony’s Pretzels, All Things Pita, and Old Chicago. Of course we will also have Totally Nuts with their great honey roasted almonds, and this year we will also have KettleKorn.

And if great beer and food isn’t enough, we have Oskar Blues silent disco and a photo booth that will instantly post your photos to Facebook.

Oh, and one more thing – our designated driver booth will have several selections of soda from Nano 108 and Tommyknocker and Happy Leaf Kombucha is another alcohol free beverage for you to try. Uber is offering free rides home for those who register with them,

What more could you want? How about gifts for Christmas? Our merchandise booth will be stocked with amazing new styles of hats, hoodies, and shirts.

See you in a week.

The crowds from 2013