Dozens of breweries and hundreds of craft-beer fans came together Saturday for the first-ever Collaboration Fest, hosted by Imbibe Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild. The event, at the Curtis Hotel
, included nearly fifty collaborative beers from breweries all over the state, as well as a few in other states and even a foreign country (Sweden).
The fest was the kickoff for Colorado Craft Beer Week, which continues with tap takeovers, beer dinners, meet-and-greets and other events through next weekend (you can find some details in our Beer Calendar and the rest at coloradocraftbeerweek.com).
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The collaboration included everything from an all-female cast of Colorado Springs brewers to a roundup of several current and former brewers for the Mountain Sun and Vine Street Pub breweries, to a pairing between the Epic and Elevation breweries.
Westword photographer Danielle Lirette was there. Keeping reading to see a few of her photos, and then go to our full Collaboration Fest slide show for the rest.
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