Boulder Craft Beer Fest returns Saturday

It’s that time of year in Boulder – a time when craft beer enthusiasts (present company included) will gather in Boulder for the second year of the Boulder Craft Beer Festival. With some 26 breweries in attendance, as well as plenty of food, games and music, this year is sure to be even better than the last!

When? This Saturday, Aug. 22, the highly anticipated Boulder Craft Beer Festival will serve spectators starting at 1 p.m. for general admission and 12 p.m. for VIP ticket holders at City of Boulder Municipal Building (corner of Canyon and Broadway). The event takes place in the grass between the Boulder Public Library and the Municipal complex. View the Map here.

Last year’s event sold out so festival organizers are urging patrons to purchase their tickets in advance through the Downtown Boulder website. General admission is a fair price of $35 per ticket.

Local breweries in attendance:

Patrons will receive a free Boulder Craft Beer Festival tasting glass to taste beers from 26 different breweries. Photo by Downtown Boulder.
Patrons will receive a free Boulder Craft Beer Festival tasting glass to taste beers from 26 different breweries. Photo by Downtown Boulder.
  • 12 Degree Brewing
  •  Asher Brewing Co.
  • Avery Brewing
  • Boulder Beer
  • BRU handbuilt ales
  • C.B. & Potts
  • City Star Brewing
  • Crystal Springs Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company
  • Finkel & Garf Craft Beer
  • Gravity Brewing
  • J Wells Brewery
  • Left Hand Brewing Company
  • Mountain Sun Boulder
  • New Planet Gluten Free Beer
  • Oasis Brewing Company, LLC.
  • Odd13 Brewing
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • The Post Brewing Co.
  • Sanitas Brewing Co.
  • Shine Brewing Co.
  • Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
  • Upslope Brewing Company
  • Walnut Brewery
  • West Flanders Brewing Co.
  • Wild Woods Brewery

The festival will also host a variety of local food options and yard games including ping pong and corn hole. Music by the indie-rock group the Strange Americans will take place from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and The Rail Splitters (high energy, bluegrass roots quintet) will close the event from 3 to 5 p.m.

This year’s festival is being presented by Boulder Liquor Mart and sponsors include: Kettle Brand; Savory Spice Shop; CLIF Bar; Dry Sparkling; Daily Camera; Eldorado Natural Spring Water.

The Boulder Craft Beer Festival helps fund year round downtown activities such as Bands on the Bricks, St. Nick on the Bricks and the Lights of December Parade brought to you each year by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI). The proceeds also fund the operation of DBI, a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.

A portion of the proceeds will also go toward the Colorado Brewers Guild. CBG was founded in 1995 by Colorado craft brewers in an effort to promote the quality and diversity of the growing Colorado craft brewing industry. was provided with one comped ticket to attend this event.