14th Annual Event features more than 160 events and largest Denver Beer Trail ever
More than 160 beer-related events over nine days. The return of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in person. And, the largest Denver Beer Trail yet. It’s all part of VISIT DENVER’s 14th Annual Denver Beer Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 8.
Each year Denver Beer Week features tap takeovers, rare beer tappings, special beer pairing dinners, Oktoberfests, musical performances and more before culminating in the world’s largest beer competition at GABF. Additionally, as part of Denver Beer Week, VISIT DENVER creates the annual Denver Beer Trail – a fun, helpful guide to America’s greatest beer city. The 2022 edition features 48 breweries around Denver, making it the biggest beer trail to date and first since 2019.
“The dedication of local brewers and excitement of beer fans from around the country heading into Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Festival are proof that The Mile High City remains the craft beer capital of the U.S.,” said Richard Scharf, President/CEO of VISIT DENVER. “We’re excited to raise a pint to celebrate all things beer in Denver.”
Below are a few ways to enjoy Denver Beer Week 2022. A full listing of the more than 160 events and a digital version of the Denver Beer Trail, can be found on the Denver Beer Week website.
Black Shirt Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Games, giveaways and, of course, German beer and bratwurst make Black Shirt’s event a quintessential Oktoberfest experience.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Breckenridge Brewery Ale & Game House
Breckenridge Brewery is going all in with Oktoberfest and Autumn Ale on tap paired Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst and chicken schnitzel on the menu. Traditional pub games like shuffleboard, darts and billiards only add to the festive fun.
Oktoberfest @ Improper City
Oct. 1 at Improper City
This one’s for the air-chair athletes with competitions for stein holding and boot chugging! Specialty beers from Prost Brewing Co. and Wibby Brewing will also be served.
Oct. 4-6 at Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Presented by EatDenver and The GrowHaus, 18 Denver-area chefs will collaborate on a series of five-course dinners paired with Colorado spirits, wine, beer and more at the 15th annual Harvest Week celebration. Proceeds will support independent restaurants and efforts to alleviate food insecurity.
Great American Beer Festival
Oct. 6-8 at the Colorado Convention Center
Produced by the Brewers Association and celebrating its 40th anniversary, GABF is the largest ticketed beer festival in the country in terms of attendees, breweries and beers served. Tickets remain for the Thursday evening session only as 40,000 attendees are expected to sample more than 2,000 different beers from 500 breweries throughout the festival.
Adulting with the Animals: Oktoberfest
Oct. 6 at Denver Zoo
It’s time for the party animals to take over Denver Zoo during Oktoberfest. The adults-only fun includes Bavarian eats, live music from the Polkanauts, a yodeling contest and special animal encounters you might not get on a regular zoo day.
Oct. 7 at Raices Brewing Company
Raices is honoring diversity in the craft beer industry with a fiesta! In addition to serving cervezas that celebrate Latino culture, live music kicks off at 6 p.m. with Mono Verde Collective and Orquesta La Brava takes the stage at 9 p.m.
Yoga on Tap
Oct. 7 at Golden Mill
Head just west of Denver to the picturesque rooftop at the Golden Mill and kickstart your weekend with a mid-day, all-levels yoga class for $12. Entry fee includes one complimentary beverage (Kombucha, Beer, Wine, Margarita) after class!