Changes are in the works for ACBF in 2019.
Gone will be the large November event. With the proliferation of beer festivals over the past five years or so, our attendance has softened, and without a growing attendance, we cannot meet the primary goal of the event: large donations to our beneficiaries.
Thus, we will move forward with a series of specialized events. First, we will continue with a small beer festival event at the MeadowGrass Music Festival on the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend. Last year we had 18 brewers and music throughout the event. It was wonderful! We will also continue to support the downtown Steers and Beers Festival and the Monument Bines and Brews Festival. We hope to remount the highly successful All Colorado Spirits Festival that many of you enjoyed a few years ago.
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Keep your eye on the ACBF website and Facebook page for more information on up-coming events.
2017 All Colorado Beer Festival tickets are now on sale! BUY TICKETS NOW!
This is our 11th anniversary,that’s the 11th festival on the 11th day of the 11th month! We expect at least 70 Colorado brewers to participate.
The location will is new this year: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road
The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 PM. The evening session will begin at 6:30 PM. Early Entry tickets will get you access an hour earlier. We will also sell a limited number of Brewer Insider tickets that get you access to the brewers’ lounge and a ticket for a free lunch or dinner.
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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.
Fifteen categories were judged and the winner are announced. Download the winner list.
Anyone who drinks beer in Colorado Springs and hankers for a special beer from somewhere in the US or around the world knows that they should stop in at Coaltrain Wine & Liquor and Austin Sherwood will be able to find it or get it. But, did you know that Coaltrain has been a longtime supporter of the All Colorado Beer Festival sponsoring the VIP Zone with both cash and the donation of kegs of specialty beers.
In recognition of their support of both the All Colorado Beer Festival and the Colorado brewing industry, we are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the ACBF Champion Award is Coaltrain Wine & Liquor. Congratulations to Peggy McKinlay, Jim Little, and Austin Sherwood.