Hoppy Happenings around Boulder

The biggest weekend in beer is coming up right after Labor Day. Aside from the upcoming Great American Beer Festival in Denver Sept. 24-26, this weekend is going to be one of the busiest for beer yet. If you are looking to get out and enjoy some great Boulder County beers, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Here are some of the hoppy happenings you might like to try.

Think you have what it takes to win Best Dressed @ Oktoberfest? All this and more at the Longmont Oktoberfest presented by Left Hand Brewing. September 12 at Roosevelt Park, Longmont. Photo courtesy of Left Hand Brewing

Longmont Oktoberfest

Friday, Sept. 11 (4 to 10 p.m.) through Saturday Sept. 12 (Noon to 10 p.m.)
Location: Roosevelt Park, Longmont
Website: http://lefthandbrewing.com/events/longmont-oktoberfest-3/

Get those lederhosen out of storage and come celebrate the German fall tradition of food, beer and fun for the whole family. General admission is free with $5 suggested donation that goes toward 2015 beneficiaries. VIP tickets can be purchased in advance for $35.

Worlds Longest Weiner , 2014. Photo Left Hand Brewing.
Worlds Longest Weiner , 2014. Photo Left Hand Brewing.

Presented by Left Hand Brewing of Longmont, the festival boasts notable attractions including the Locomotion Parade Saturday 10-11:30 on Main Street, Between 3rd Ave + Longs Peak Ave.

Don’t miss your chance to help build the World’s Largest Weiner Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (Fun for all ages), plus 10 live bands and 9 breweries (the biggest beer fest to date)! There will also be a best dressed competition, as well as stein holding and brat eating contests.

Taste traditional German fare under the tents. Photo – Left Hand Brewing.

Breweries in attendance will be:

  • Left Hand Brewing Co.
  • Oskar Blues
  • 300 Suns
  • Grossen Bart
  • Long’s Peak Tap House
  • Shoes & Brews
  • Skeye Brewing
  • Wibby Brewing


Lafayette Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 12 (1 to 6 p.m.)
Location: Lafayette Florist, 600 S. Public Road, Lafayette
Website: http://business.lafayettecolorado.com/events/details/lafayette-brew-fest-2015-1445

Bring the family for a fun afternoon of live music, local craft beer, wine, food and more in quaint Old Town Lafayette. Entry is free, with reduced pricing for beer pours. See website for more details.

Breweries include:

  • Crystal Springs Brewing Company
  • Echo Brewing
  • Front Range Brewing Company
  • Gravity Brewing
  • Kokopelli Beer Company
  • Liquid Mechanics Brewery
  • Odd 13 Brewing Inc.
  • The Old Mine
  • 12 Degree Brewing
  • The Post Brewing Company
  • West Flanders Brewing
  • Westminster Brewing
  • Wonderland Brewing

Boulder Valley Beer Fest
Saturday, Sept. 12 (2 to 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Superior Community Park, 1350 Coalton Road, Superior
Website: http://www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com/

The Rotary Club of Boulder Valley, in conjunction with the Town of Superior Chili Fest will host a number of breweries and entertainment from blues funk and soul band, Jason Larson Band, and the award-winning, local a cappella group Face. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate.

Confirmed breweries include:

  • Upslope Brewing Company
  • Boulder Beer
  • Horse & Dragon (Fort Collins)
  • Crazy Mountain (Vail Valley)
  • Front Range Brewing Company
  • Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield)
  • Nighthawk Brewery
  • Oskar Blues
  • Odd13 Brewing
  • Vindication Brewing
  • FATE Brewing Company
  • Crystal Springs
  • Asher Brewing Co.
  • Westminster Brewing Co.
  • Skeye Brewing (Longmont)
  • Elevation Beer Co.
  • Very Nice Brewing Company
  • Wild Woods Brewery
  • Crow Hop Brewing Co.

Gravity Brewing 3 Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 12 (1 to 10:00 p.m.)
Location: Gravity Brewing, 1150 Pine Street Unit B, Louisville
Website: http://thegravitybrewing.com/special-events/

Live music from the Legendary Jazz Ram and Full Belly. Special menu from the Worldwide Vittles Kitchen. Special Barrel Aged and Small Batch Beer tappings every hour!

Sanitas Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 12 (2 to 10 p.m.)
Location: Sanitas Brewing 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A, Boulder
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SanitasBrewing/events

Enjoy live music, great beers and more at Sanitas Brewing’s 2-year celebration. Tickets are $10 for general admission. VIP tickets available.

Live bands include:

  • Head for the Hills
  • Branded Bandits
  • The Good Kind
  • Thunder & Rain
  • Color of the Week
  • DJ Dirty Girl

    Can Release Parties for The Post Brewing's Howdy Beer and Townie Ale
    Can Release Parties for The Post Brewing’s Howdy Beer and Townie Ale

The Post Brewing Company Can Release Party

Friday, Sept. 11: Centro Latin Kitchen
Saturday, Sept. 12: The Post Brewing Co.
Sunday, Sept. 13: Lola Mexican Fish House (Denver)
Website: http://www.postbrewing.com/event/can-release-party/

The Big Red F restaurant group celebrates the release of The Post’s Townie and Howdy cans by throwing three parties in three nights from 4 to 6 p.m. packed with live music, $1 Townie and Howdy cans, and fun. Don’t miss out on the festivities!