It’s no secret that Coloradans love their beer, and there are plenty of chances to taste the varieties around the Centennial State. If you want to drink in company, check out these great Colorado beer festivals that will leave you hungover. Aspirin and eye mask not included.
1. Great American Beer Fest
Nothing beats this Denver festival held every fall. Hundreds of breweries from around the world enter the competition for top beer. Join 49,000 people for one of the best beer fests in the country.
2. Breckenridge Oktoberfest
The largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains happens every fall in Breckenridge. Head to the mountains for an authentic Bavarian experience where the beer flows freely!
3. Colorado CRAFTED
This Crested Butte festival combines spring break, skiing, and great beer. Get ready to party on and off the slopes with a huge variety of local drinks.
4. UllrGrass Beer Festival
Start the New Year right with this party in Golden every January. The beer flows with bottomless glasses from dozens of the states best craft brewers.
5. Chili and Beer Festival
Crested Butte hosts a party every fall with a huge variety of local beers and chili that is sure to warm you up on a chilly day.
6. Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
It’s three days of camping, drinking, and listening to music in one of the most beautiful places in the state. Join thousands of fellow beer drinkers for an unforgettable weekend.
7. Fall Back Beer Fest
Head to Estes Park before daylight savings time to taste a huge variety of craft beers and learn how to brew your own.
8. Summer Brew Fest
More than 50 breweries, including some rare finds, are featured at this downtown Denver party with new entertainment and beers featured every day.
9. All Colorado Beer Festival
This Colorado Springs beer party showcases the best beers from around the state—and that’s saying something. A lot of the brews are only available at this event, so get ready to start drinking!
10. Tour de Fat
The best stop of the nationwide New Belgium tour is at its headquarters in Fort Collins. Expect big-time music acts, circus performers, a bike parade, and of course, lots of amazing beer.
11. Denver Beer Festival
Kick off the holiday season with some of the state’s best brewers. There are a huge variety of beer types to keep you warm when the weather gets cold.
12. Winter Wondergrass
Steamboat Springs is home to the best of local bluegrass and beer with multiple music stages and beer tents. You can even bring your own brew to enter into the home-brew competition.
13. Spring Beer Fest
Dozens of the state’s best brewers come together for drinks and great entertainment in downtown Colorado Springs every summer. Relax, people watch, and enjoy some great beer.
14. Vail Craft Beer Classic
Get your drink on in picturesque Vail. The summer weekend festival combines barbecue, 30 breweries, and amazing outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or fishing.
15. Denver Bacon and Beer Fest
Is there a better combination than bacon and beer? Mile High Stadium explodes with more than 100 local beers and 30 bacon dishes, plus games, music, and entertainment.