Craft brewing differs from many other industries in that rather than fighting each other for customers, beer makers typically offer assistance and advice to their would-be competitors. While it doesn't always work, that spirit permeates the craft-brewing community as a whole, and it's one of the things that makes Collaboration Fest so special. Founded in 2014 by the Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver as a way to celebrate the aforementioned bonhomie, the fest showcases one-off beers that Colorado breweries have collaborated on with their in-state peers or with breweries in other states or countries. The first event was such a success that the second one, which took place in March, had to be moved to Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where drinkers got a chance to sample more than 75 cooperative, collaborative creations.
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