This year the All Colorado Beer Festival will feature two great bands: Jake and the Snakes and Goya.
Jake and the Snakes will play during the afternoon session. They are made up of three generations of musicians and have been performing around the Colorado Springs area for two years with front man Tim Langness on lead guitar, and his son Jake Langness on rhythm guitar. They have been playing together for 20 years. Recently they added Kevin Rupejko on bass guitar and Jake’s sons Joey and Justin on percussion helping them form a new color to the sound. Preferring smaller, more intimate audiences, they mostly play breweries and community benefits. Jake and the Snakes cover Rock and Blues songs, performing the best of the past with artists like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and more recent artists like Everlast and Coldplay.
Goya will be featured for the evening session. When it comes to cover-band origin stories, Goya’s is as unusual as its repertoire. A kind of local super-group, the band brings together members of hard rockers Sanguine Addiction, -itis, and Last Supper. Goya originated as an impromptu band that original guitarist Craig Soderberg put together for a different kind of open mic night. ”He was going for a thing called ‘Bandeoke’ at Union Station with a band who’d have singers come up and do karaoke with them,” says Dave Zahara, who would take over guitar duties in Goya after Soderberg moved to Maui. “And Josh [Lanier] was one of the guys who went up there and sang some really crazy stuff. Mötley Crüe, Guns N Roses, Skid Row etc.” Goya has also played full tribute sets as Pantera and AC/DC. Meanwhile, their regular repertoire continues to expand. Look them up at www.facebook.com/goyaband for show dates and info.
Dry Dock Brewing was one of the most decorated brewers at this year’s Great American Beer Festival taking home five medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze. Dry Dock will pour four beers on the All Colorado Festival floor plus one more in the VIP Zone:
- Dry Dock Apricot Blonde - Misty golden blonde, titanium white lacing. Bright, crisp, ripe apricot. Prickly carbonation, round fruit flavor, honey. 5.1% ABV, 17 IBU
- Hop Abomination IPA - A hoppy warship of an IPA. Massive amounts of floral, citrus and tropical hop flavors lurk beneath ivory whitecaps, swirling amid glowing golden seas, waiting to conquer your palate with their bitte rdeliciousness. Our take on an American favorite. 6.5% ABV, 70 IBU
- Dry Dock Amber Ale - A sun-kissed amber with an ivory head. Toast, biscuits, and walnuts in the nose. Rich malt, mild bitterness, earthy. 5.8% ABV, 49 IBU
- Dry Dock Hefeweizen - Light straw, cloud-white head, unfiltered. Banana, hint of clove. Refreshingly effervescent, light-bodied, tart finish. 4.3% ABV, 12 IBU
- Dry Dock Pumpkin Ale (VIP ZONE) - 5.5% ABV 17 IBU
The VIP tickets for both sessions of the All Colorado Beer Festival are SOLD OUT!
We still have availability for Early Entry tickets at both sessions, but they are going fast. Claim your opportunity to beat the crowd – Early Entry ticket holders get in an hour early to sample without lines.
General Admission tickets are still available as well. We generally have GA tickets available at the door, but this year is unlike any previous festival. With 64 brewers and 170 beers on the floor, we may sell out before the doors open. Don’t find yourself on the outside looking in.
Thirty-three Colorado brewers won 46 medals at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, second only to California with 52. Colorado brewers won 19 gold medals (California had just 16). Colorado also won for the best Brewpub Group: Rockbottom, and best large brewing company: Sandlot.
The best news is that 18 of these award-winning brewers will be serving up their beers at the All Colorado Beer Festival:
- AC Golden
- Blue Moon
- Bull & Bush
- CB & Potts
- Dry Dock (five medals!)
- Great Divide
- Grimm Brothers
- New Belgium
- Rockbottom (four medals!)
- Twisted Pine
- Yak & Yeti
Don’t miss your chance to sample beer from these medal-winning brewers including many of their GABF medal-winning brews.
Great Divide Brewing Company will bring four of their beers to pour on the main floor at the All Colorado Beer Festival.
- Colette is Great Divide’s homage to the saisons that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Colette is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats — a beer as refreshing as it is complex. (7.3% ABV)
- Hibernation has been Great Divide’s celebrated winter tradition since 1995. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character. (8.7% ABV)
- Yeti is Great Divide’s base imperial stout. It is an onslaught of the senses. It starts with big, roasty malt flavor that gives way to rich caramel and toffee notes. Yeti gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops. It weighs in at a hefty 75 IBUs. One of Great Divide’s Yeti series won gold at this year’s GABF. (9.5% ABV)
- Titan IPA is a big, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale brewed for hop disciples. It starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness. (7.1% ABV)
Get your tickets now and enjoy these Great Divide beers at the All Colorado Beer Festival.
With over 11 days to go until the 7th All Colorado Beer Festival, tickets for the VIP Zone and for Early Entry are selling fast. Sixty-six percent of the VIP tickets have already been claimed (the afternoon has only 6 remaining tickets), and nearly a third of the Early Entry tickets are sold. Don’t miss our on the extra hour of tasting beers from 60 Colorado brewers including many new faces. Remember these tickets guarantee that you won’t be fighting lines. One whole hour with just 200 people in the venue!
Overall, we have already sold over 1,100 tickets. The sessions may be sold out before the festival doors open. Don’t be shut out! Buy your tickets in advance and guarantee you spot.
The 7th Annual All Colorado Beer Festival has reached its maximum brewer capacity. With 61 brewers registered for this year’s event, there simply isn’t anymore space for more brewers. Our original goal was 45 brewers this year. At 50 we started wondering where we would squeeze everyone in. As we approached 60, we had to stop accepting additional brewers.
What a lineup! Check out the list of brewers planning to attend the 2013 All Colorado Beer Festival. Brewer List