Many Distillers Already Signed Up for 2016 Spirits Festival

We already have more distillers signed up for the 2016 Spirits Festival than our total for last year. Check out the lineup!

3 Hundred Days of Shine, Altitude Spirits, Axe and the Oak Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, Cockpit Craft Distillery, Distillery 291, Downslope Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, Lee Spirits, Leopold Brothers, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies, and Vapor Distillery.

Also returning this year as a sponsor is Coaltrain Wine & Spirits who promises to fill in some gaps for distilleries not able to come.

  300 Days of Shine   Altitude Spirits   Axe and the Oak Breckenridge Distillery   Cockpit Craft Distillery    Distillery 291  Downslope-logo Laws Whiskey House Lee Spirits Company Leopold Brothers  Rising Sun Distillery Spirits of the Rockies Vapor Distillery


2016 Colorado Craft Spirits Festival Is Coming Soon

The 2016 edition of the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is coming soon: May 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We will once again set up in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre on the UCCS campus.

This year we are expecting 20 distillers and 10 restaurants. Our entertainment will be the Ian Ferguson Jazz Trio. We will once again have a series of education sessions. One of these will be a session on mixology led by the  bar manager at the Famous.

Watch this page to see the lineup of distillers and restaurants signed up!

2016 Spirits Festival Tickets Now On Sale

Colorado Craft Spirits Festival

The Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. A very limited number of tickets are available for the event: 300! Each general admission ticket includes tastings of the spirits from participating distillers plus gourmet food from regional caterers and restaurants. The designated driver ticket holder also has access to all the food samples just like the GA ticket holder. There will be music and lectures on the distilling process, spirits tasting, etc.

Buy you tickets NOW before they are gone!

Help Us Help More!

If you shop on Amazon (and who doesn’t?), you should register with so a portion of each purchase will be donated to charity. And what better charity is there than the All Colorado Beer Festival.

Once you are registered just make your Amazon purchases from, and 0.05% of every dollar you spend will be donated to the All Colorado Beer Festival. In turn, All Colorado Beer Festival will pass along 100% of your donations to our beneficiaries. No addition expenses on your part. Just more dollars for our beneficiaries. What a great way to leverage your every day purchases.

To get started go to and select All Colorado Beer Festival as your charity. Then each time you shop on Amazon start at so All Colorado Beer Festival charities will benefit.

Amazon Smile for ACBF

Last Minute Opportunity!

If you need something to do this evening, get on the phone and reserve one of the last seats available for the Cowboy Star – New Belgium Beer Dinner at 6:00. The four-course dinner is paired with some of New Belgium’s top of the line beers including their gold medal winning Le Terroir and La Folie. This is a dinner not to be missed, and the cost is only $55! Call the Cowboy Star for reservations: 719-631-6050.

Cowboy Star Beer Dinner Menu

Check Number 2!

This morning the ACBF crew presented its second BIG check. This one goes to the UCCS Scholarship Fund; specifically to the All Colorado Beer Festival Scholarship. This scholarship fund provides needed support, primarily to seniors, to get over the hump in finishing a degree. The funds can go to anything from buying books or paying tuition and fees to getting a set of tires for the car or paying for day care – whatever it takes to help the student graduate.

The check this year is for $8,000 and should help at least 5-10 students.

Check presentation to UCCS scholarship fund

First Big Check!

This is the fun part! The All Colorado Beer Festival is presenting BIG checks to our beneficiaries!

The first big check was presented to the Empty Stocking Fund at the ESF Kickoff event on November 19th. The $20,000 check represents an 11% increase over our 2014 level of support.

Check presentation at ESF

2015 ACBF Medal Winners Announced

Fifteen categories were judged and the winner are announced. Download the winner list.

ACBF Medals