One of my favorite festivals happens just when the students of the University of Colorado-Boulder start returning to the city: The Boulder Craft Beer Festival. This year marks the 5th annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival, which is taking place on Saturday, August 18th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Boulder is known for many things: the outstanding quality and quantity of open spaces and mountain parks, with their beautiful hiking and biking trails, being nestled right next to the Flatirons at Chautauqua Park and the beginning of the Rocky Mountains, and being an epicenter for amazing craft beer! How do Boulderites drink so much good craft beer and still find the energy to get up at the crack of dawn to hike a 14er?!?! The Boulder Craft Beer Festival features 32 local brewers, six local eateries, and two local bands. It retains a communal local vibe even though the festival organizers are expecting around 2,500 people. This year the festival will be located at the North Boulder Park.
If you are looking to try lot different local beers in a short period of time or you need to get some practice in before the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver in the fall, give the Boulder Craft Beer Festival a try. There are several options for tickets, including a pre-craft beer yoga class and the always important Designated Driver ticket that costs $10 but includes a $10 food voucher and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.
See you there!