The concept of collaboration beers takes on an entire new level when the 5th Annual Collaboration Fest returns to Denver, Colorado on March 31, 2018. This annual fest that was created by Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild in 2014 brings together Colorado based breweries along with ones from across the globe.
This coming year’s Collaboration Fest will feature over 100 collaborations from over 80 breweries that includes ones from a few Oregon breweries that includes Fort George Brewery, Breakside Brewery, and Upright Brewing.
Tickets to the 5th annual Collaboration Fest go on sale beginning today, Monday, November 27, 2017, at 9:00am Pacific. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver located in downtown Denver across from the Colorado Convention Center.
Here are additional details including the collaborating brewery list from the press release…
“Last year we took over an empty concrete shell and made it a warm room full of craft beer industry folks and craft beer lovers. We came together to enjoy collaborations, and the collaborations were incredible, said PJ Hoberman of Two Parts. “We’re excited to take that momentum to the Hyatt in 2018 and elevate the event to new heights.”
Current collaborations include:
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales and Speciation Artisan Ales
Black Shirt Brewing Co. and Elevation Beer Co.
Boulder Beer Co. and Bristol Brewing Co.
Bruz Beers and Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Call to Arms Brewing Co. and Upslope Brewing Co.
Colorado Brewers Guild and Crooked Stave Artisan Project
Colorado Plus Brewpub and 3 Freaks Brewery
Comrade Brewing Co. and Breakside Brewery
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Maui Brewing Co.
Crystal Springs Brewing Co. and Something Brewery
Eddyline Brewery and High Alpine Brewing Co.
Epic Brewing Co. and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Fiction Beer Co. and Strange Craft Beer Co.
Funkwerks and Green Flash Brewing Co.
Funkwerks and New Image Brewing
Grossen Bart Brewery and Two Brothers Brewing
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and Überbrew
Joyride Brewing Co. and Little Machine Beer
Joyride Brewing Co. and Snowy Mountain Brewery
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and The Lost Abbey
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Wile Roots Brewing Co.
Locavore Beer Works and 38th State Brewing Co.
Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.
Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Sycamore Brewing Co.
Lost Highway Brewing and Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Mockery Brewing and Baere Brewing Co.
Mockery Brewing and Upright Brewing
Odell Brewing Co. and Avery Brewing Co.
Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Fort George Brewery + Public House
Our Mutual Friend Brewing and TRVE Brewing Co.
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew and The Brew on Broadway (BoB)
Renegade Brewing Co. and La Brasseie du Baril
Steamworks Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Strange Craft Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Co.
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project and 105 West Brewing Co.
Vail Brewing Co. and Lone Pine Brewing Co.
“A true collaboration beer is much more than just a beer, it’s a process,” said Steve Kurowski, director of operations for the Colorado Brewers Guild. “There are a ton of reasons two breweries may want to work together. The owners may be friends and have a fun idea they want to explore or it could be two breweries who both specialize in the same style of beer or maybe it’s the brewery around the corner or even a brewery half way across the world. Whatever the reason, the true answer is simple, brewers collaborate because they can.”
General admission tickets start at $65 and includes unlimited tastings throughout the event and commemorative glass. Connoisseur tickets are $85 and include early access, unlimited tastings throughout the event and commemorative glass. To purchase tickets or more information visit https://www.collaborationfest.com.
Collaboration Fest Hyatt Regency Denver 650 15th Street Denver, CO 80202
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.