Best Beer Festivals: 2023 Collaboration Fest Returns To Denver Metro

, Best Beer Festivals: 2023 Collaboration Fest Returns To Denver Metro

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A celebration of everything we love about the craft beer biz – community, camaraderie, creativity, and craft beer, the 2023 Collaboration Fest is returning to the Denver area, on Saturday March 25.

The largest gathering of Colorado’s craft breweries, this is a world-class beer festival and something worth travelling to.

Hosted by the Colorado Brewers Guild and presented by On Tap Credit Union, Collaboration Fest is the original collaboration beer festival where Colorado craft brewers team up with brewers both near and far and let their imaginations run wild.

Past collaborations have gone to become commercial hits like Oskar Blues’ award-winning Death by Coconut, which was originally brewed with Shamrock Brewing for the first Collaboration Fest in 2014.

Other unlikely Collaboration Fest “blasts from the past” include ramen beers and even a beer brewed while rafting down the Platte River. Brewery collaborations for the festival showcase each brewer’s distinct brewing methods, and highlight the cooperative nature of the Colorado craft beer scene.

, Best Beer Festivals: 2023 Collaboration Fest Returns To Denver Metro

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This year Collaboration Fest, which takes at the Westin Westminster, just outside of Denver, welcomes more than 20 out-of-state brewers to the festival and two international collaborations.

“Not only are members of the State of Craft Beer teaming up with one another, I’m delighted to see non-Colorado breweries such as Beachwood Brewing and Monday Night Brewing on the roster, as well as Cyprez Tap Room out of Mexico..” says Shawnee Adelson, CBG executive director. “The Collaboration Fest is a world-class beer event that brings both breweries near and far.”

Now in its 8th year, this year’s festival, which helps fund Colorado Brewers Guild, will present more than 120 never-before collaborations…some of the most exciting, rare, and delicious beers you’ll find anywhere. VIP tickets go for a very reasonable $85 and General Admission only $65. This festival draws beer lovers from all across the nation and you can get tickets HERE.

The 2023 Collaboration Fest Beer List



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