The fest began last year as a way to capitalize on the annual Great American Beer Festival, which hits town September 16 to 18, and dozens of restaurants, bars, hotels and other venues have joined the party, not to mention existing beer-centric events like Oktoberfest (now in its 41st year) and Brew at the Zoo.
A random sampling of events taking place during Denver Beer Fest, which opens today and runs through September 19: Breckenridge Brewerys Gastravaganza of Beautiful Beer and Splendid Street Food, on September 18; Beer Gardens at Elitch Gardens, on September 10; the Beer Advocate Does Denver Pub Crawl, on September 17; brewery tours; beer buses; a home-brew competition at City, O City; beer-pairing dinners at numerous restaurants, including Panzano, Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Oceanaire Seafood Room; the Colorado Beer Ice Cream Fest at Sweet Action; beer burlesque; and meet-the-brewer nights.
The Denver Beer Fest is organized by Visit Denver, the citys convention and visitors bureau. For details and a full list of events, go to www.denverbeerfest.com.
Sept. 10-19, 2010