Denver’s 4th Annual Collaboration Beer Fest Features More Than 100+ Unique Brews

20 February 2017

imageFrom the CO Brewers Guild:

Denver - Feb. 9, 2017 - The fourth annual Collaboration Beer Fest returns to Denver on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m. at the National Western Stock Show Complex (4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216). Collaboration Fest is the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week, which runs March 18th - 25th. 

“This year we have more than 100 unique collaborative beers from 154 breweries, 20 states and even Finland, Sweden, and Italy,” said Steve Kurowski, director of operations for the Colorado Brewers Guild. “Collaboration Fest has surpassed all expectations from when we first started talking about the idea of this beer festival. There is no other beer tasting event like this in the country.” 

Collaboration Fest is a unique beer festival in that each beer is created specifically for this event. Colorado Brewers Guild members team up with breweries from near and far to create one-time-only beers, and share a story about how and why a certain beer is created. This festival was created by Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild in 2014, as a way to give brewers the opportunity to brew a unique beer with another brewery. 

Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Each brewery choose who they want to work with, and what style of beer they want to make, allowing for the brewers’ imagination to run wild. Many of these beers will only be available at the festival. 

Collaboration Beer Fest 2017 will feature collaborations from:

105 West Brewing Company and Chain Reaction

38 State Brewing and Backcountry Brewery

4 Noses Brewing Co. and Wibby Brewing

Alpine Dog and Mountain Toad

Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Golden City Brewery and Holidaily Brewing Co.

Beryl’s Beer Co. and Goose Island 

Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Call to Arms Brewing Co.

BJ’s BrewHouse and Shine Brewing Co.

BJ’s BrewHouse and RedStone Meadery

BJ’s BrewHouse and Bryggeri Helsinki

Black Bottle Brewery and Blue Point Brewing

Bonfire Brewing and Casey Brewing and Blending

Bonfire Brewing and Breakside Brewery

Boulder Beer Co. and New Holland Brewing

Butcherknife Brewing Company and Mountain Tap Brewery

C.B. & Potts - Highlands Ranch and Dead Hippie Brewing

Call to Arms Brewing Co. and Spangalang Brewery

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company and Hogshead Brewery

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Co.

CAUTION: Brewing Company and WestFax Brewing Company

Cerebral Brewing and Great Notion Brewing

CO-Brew and Grandma’s House

CO-Brew and Southern Brewing and Winemaking

Colorado Brewers Guild Board: Strange Craft Beer Company, Ska Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Funkweks, Odell Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing and Pagosa Brewing Company

C olorado Plus Brewpub and Brewery RIckoli

Comrade Brewing and Überbrew

Copper Kettle and Bruz Beers

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company and Saucony Creek 

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company and 14er Brewing Company

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Omnipollo

Crystal Springs Brewing Company and BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats

Declaration Brewing and Dark Horse Brewing Company

D eclaration Brewing and FATE Brewing Company

Denver Beer Co. and Altitude Chophouse and Brewery

Diebolt Brewing Co. and Proper Brewing Co.

El Rancho Brewing Co. and Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

Elevation Beer Company and Spangalang Brewery

Epic Brewing Company and Melvin Brewing

Epic Brewing Company and Telluride Brewing Company

Equinox Brewing and Coppersmiths Brewery

FATE Brewing Company and Reuben’s Brews 

Fermaentra and Blue Moon Brewing Company RiNo

Fiction Beer Company and Ursula Brewing Company

Fiction Beer Company and Mystery Brewing Company

Florence Brewing Company and Bristol Brewing Company

Fossil Craft Beer Company and Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company

Fossil Craft Beer Company, Cerberus Brewing and Fieldhouse Brewing Company

Golden City Brewery and Nantahala Brewing Co.

Gravity Brewing and Kettle House Brewing Company

RiNo Brewery Collaboration: Great Divide Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Co., Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Beryl’s, Our Mutual Friend, Zephyr, Ratio, Zephyr, Black Shirt, Crooked Stave and Mockery

Grist Brewing Company and Tommyknocker Brewery

Grossen Bart Brewery and Verboten Brewery

Halfpenny Brewing Company and Seedstock Brewery

Holidaily Brewing Company and Ghostfish Brewing Company

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Funkwerks 

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and Vail Brewing Co.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and ÜberBrew

Joyride Brewing Company and Little Machine Beer

Kannah Creek Brewing Company and Roaring Fork

Launch Pad Brewery and Ursula Brewery

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Comrade Brewing Co.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Überbrew

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Alter Brewing Company

Locavore Beer Works and Aquanaut Brewing Company

Locavore Beer Works and Goldspot Brewing

Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Platt Park Brewing Co.

Mockery Brewing and Molly’s Spirits

Mockery Brewing, Baere Brewing and Inland Island Yeast Co.

Nighthawk Brewery and Barnett & Sons Brewery

Odd13 Brewing and Kane Brewing

Odd13 Brewing and New Image Brewing

Odell Brewing Company and Georgetown Brewing

Odell Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company 

Odyssey Beerwerks and River North 

Our Mutual Friend Brewing and  and Fort George Brewery

Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing

Ratio Beerworks and WeldWerks Brewing

Renegade Brewing and Ozark Brewing Company

Rock Bottom Orchards and Pumphouse Brewery

Sanitas Brewing Company, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, Asher Brewing, Bootstrap Brewing and 12 Degree Brewing

Sanitas Brewing Company and Sixpoint Brewing Company

Ska Brewing and Boulder Beer

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and Bosque Brewing Co.

Something Brewery and Blue Moon Brewing Company RiNo

Something Brewery and New Boswell Brewing Company

Station 26, Eat Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild

Station 26 Brewing Co. and Exile Brewing Company

Station 26 Brewing Co. and 4Hands Brewing

Steamworks Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing

Summit County Collaboration: Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon DAM Brewery, Broken Compass and Pug Ryan’s Brewing

Strange Craft Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Company

The Brew on Broadway and Black Sky

The Post and Sleeping Giant

The Post Brewing and Dogfish Head 

The Post Brewing Co. and Rubber Soul Brewing Co.

Tivoli Brewing Company and Butcherknife Brewing Company

TRVE Brewing Co. and Cerebral Brewing

TRVE Brewing Co. and Burial Beer Co.

Two22 Brew and ÜberBrew

Upslope Brewing and Resolute Brewing

WeldWerks Brewing Co. and Great Notion Brewing

Westbound & Down Brewery and Powder Keg

Wonderland Brewing Company and Grateful Gnome

Wynkoop Brewing Company and Pikes Peak Brewing

Zwei Brewing Co, and C.B. & Potts - Fort Collins


“Someone once asked me what the best part of putting this festival together was, and, I've got one word for that: Collaboration,” said Tobias Krause, event manager at Two Parts. “Seeing two or more breweries come together to make one beer, for one special event is something unique, fun and enjoyable for the masses. Collaboration Fest is a pillar of what it means to be a part of the Colorado craft beer industry and celebrate our successes and dreams in a fun and inviting environment.” 

Brew Days: Media interested in covering brew days should contact Alexandra Weissner at alex@lexapr.com

Ticket Info: Tickets for Collaboration Fest go on sale on Wednesday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. MST via CollaborationFest.com

General Admission tickets are $60 and include unlimited tastings throughout festival and commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $85 and include hour long early access (3:00 p.m. entry), unlimited tastings throughout the event, commemorative glass, and VIP T-Shirt ($25 value). This festival has sold out in previous years.

Additional ticket information can be found on the Collaboration Fest website

Media Access: To apply for media credentials, please visit http://www.collaborationfest.com/media. Media application deadline is March 15, 2017. 

Photos: Photos from brew days can be found at http://bit.ly/2kNsVr5.  Photos from last year’s festival can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/CollabFest. Photo credit courtesy of Dustin Hall with The Brewtography Project. 

Transportation: Lyft is the official transportation partner for Collaboration Beer Fest. The festival will have on-site drop off and pickup for easy access for attendees. Attendees who have never used Lyft can use the code TWOPARTS for free rides to and from the event.

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