Book

Q: What is Denver Beer Fest?

A: Denver Beer Fest (DBF) is a weeklong celebration of “all things beer” in the Mile High City and also serves as a kickoff to the Brewers Association’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Denver is already regarded as one of the most sophisticated beer cities in the world. The purpose of this event is to build on that reputation, generate national publicity, bring more visitors to Denver, and stimulate business for VISIT DENVER partners.

Q: What are the dates of DBF?

A: The official dates are September 30 - October 8, 2016.

Q: What/when is the Great American Beer Festival?

A: The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held October 6-8, 2016, is the largest beer festival in the world in terms of the number of beers available for sampling. Denver has proudly hosted this event for the past 30 years. The festival attracts visitors from across the globe; each year the event has record attendance and tickets sell out in record time. More information can be found at www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com.

Q: Is there a schedule of events?

A: Events will be posted on our events page as they become available, and will be listed by date and type of location. Check back frequently.

Q: How do I register to offer an event during Denver Beer Fest?

A: You can submit your event through the Denver Beer Fest event submission form.

Q: What if I’m not a partner of VISIT DENVER? How do I become one?

A: To learn more about benefits of being a partner of VISIT DENVER, contact Joni Watkins at jwatkins@visitdenver.com.

Q: Can you give an example of a DBF Event?

A: Possible events will fall into several categories:

  • Beer Tastings
    A bar or restaurant features a tasting program highlighting the beers of one brewery
  • Meet the Brewer Nights
    A brewer will be on hand at a bar to talk about their beers
  • New Beer Nights
    A new beer will be tapped for the first time
  • Firkin nights
    A cask conditioned beer will be tapped and drained until it is gone
  • Tap Takeovers
    A brewery takes over all the taps at a bar or restaurant
  • Beer-paired dinners
    A restaurant works with the brewery and has a different course paired with a different beer in a fixed-price dinner
  • Beer Competitions
    Beers are paired off against each other, often with the bar patrons voting for their favorites, until there is one winner
  • Beer Specials
    Special prices on select beers for the evening
  • Beer Education
    Special programs or lectures that discuss different aspects of beer tasting or brewing
  • Pub Crawls
    Two or more bars work together on a pub crawl, or beer walking tour, or beer cruiser bike night
  • Rare Beer Tastings
    Ability to taste rare or exclusive beers
  • Brewery Tours
    Special theme-tours of breweries
  • Beer Games
    Quizzes, contests, special events
  • Music
    Music events that take place during Denver Beer Fest and can be tied into it
  • Beer and athletic competitions
    Like the Tour de Fat
  • Beer fundraising events
    Beer tastings like Brew at the Zoo, or a proposed fundraiser for the Brewers Guild, possibly hosted by Westword

 

Q: What is the best way to partner with a Colorado brewer or brewery?

A: If you are interested in partnering with a Colorado brewer or brewery, please contact Steve Kurowski at manager@coloradobeer.org. He will help pair you with a Colorado Brewers Guild brewery.