Think Denver Beer Fest (Sept. 23-Oct. 1) is just going to be a bunch of barstool-sitting and brew-sipping? Think again! Beer Olympics, zip lines, bike rides, runs and more are on the schedule this year. Visit to see more than 70 special events during this year’s nine-day celebration of suds.

1st Annual Cheeky Monk/Avery Brewing Duathalon w/the Brewers
October 1
Compete with your favorite brewers on a .32-mile run and 2 two-mile stationary ride, which will be sure to test even the stoutest of drinkers. The event kicks off at the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Bar on 534 East Colfax Ave.

Long Dog Derby at Oktoberfest Denver
Sept. 25
Get your wieners ready to race! Wiener dog, that is. Oktoberfest Denver proudly returns the 6th Annual Long Dog Derby - the race that determines Denver's fastest dachshunds. After the race hoist a stein to the winners.

Chang Beer Tower Challenge
Sept. 23-Oct. 1
Are you up to the challenge? At Wild Bangkok Bar and Grill, get 100-oz. Chang Beer Towers for $10 throughout Denver Beer Fest (with GABF badge.) Chang is Thailand's #1 beer – a smooth, satisfying import lager.

Beer Olympics
Sept. 25
May the best beer lover win! At the Coyote Ugly Saloon, teams of four hardy beer lovers will sign up to play in five head to head beer games. Games include speed beer pong, beer spooning, flip cup, straight beer chug – and an obstacle course just for good measure. Every team wins a prize.

Zip and Sip
Sept. 23-Oct. 1
Head to the Rocky Mountains and soar through the air on a 435-foot zipline. After that, who doesn’t need a beer? A Tommy Knocker's Brewery Sampler in Historic Idaho Springs is included in the package.

Denver Patio Ride
Sept. 23-Oct. 1
Cruise from event to event during Denver Beer Fest on this revolutionary mode of transportation. It’s a 16-person, bicycle powered bar on wheels! The bike’s solar panel operates the sound system and the bars on the route offer generous discounts for their customers.

The Oskar Blues Ordeal
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
The ultimate beer road trip. Join Oskar Blues Brewery for four days of bus tours, featuring live music, specialty beers and all access visits to their brewery. Visit the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, the 50-acre Hops & Heifers farm, Homemade Liquids & Solids Restaurant and The Tasty Weasel Taproom in the Brewery.

Midnight Breakfast at Euclid Hall
Sept. 29
Don't go hungry after GABF day 1! Sit down at Larimer Square’s acclaimed Euclid Hall for a late night session with an awesome menu of creative dishes paired with creative ales.

Heaven & Hell Party at Freshcraft & Blake Street Vault
Sept. 30
Brave hell to reach beer lovers’ heaven at Freshcraft and The Blake Street Vault. Avery Brewing teams up with these LoDo neighbor bars to present a night of sin and salvation, including some extremely rare brews.

Diva DJ night at aloft DIA
Sept. 27
Drink some amazing beers and burn calories as you dance the night away at aloft DIA. Diva DJ will be spinning Tues Sept 27th from 7pm to 10pm. Draft beers are $3 all night.

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