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On August 20th, Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) will host craft breweries in West Central Park for annual craft beer tasting extravaganza
Boulder, Colorado [June 8, 2016] – Tickets for the 3rd annual Boulder Craft Beer Fest happening August 20, 2016 are now on sale at BoulderCraftBeerFest.com. This year’s event will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. in West Central Park (west of Broadway on Canyon Boulevard). Participating craft breweries:
This year’s Boulder Craft Beer Fest will include 2,000 attendees, as well as “first timers” - Open Door and Red Stone Meadery and old sampling favorites like Avery Brewing, Twisted Pines and Boulder Beer. The 2016 event also features indie-folk band The Heartstring Hunters (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) and Chain Station (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.) a high-energy, “get 'em out on the dance floor” string band. A number of food trucks will be on site selling a wide selection of delectable offerings. Vendors include: Cuban Fusion, Still Smokin, Suburban Wiener, pizza samples from Screamin’ Sicilian, and more. There will also be free lawn games available for attendees, including ping pong and corn hole.
To commemorate the third annual Boulder Craft Beer Fest, a limited number of VIP tickets will be sold that includes: early admission (entrance at noon), VIP only beer samples from participating breweries and a commemorative festival hat. Advance tickets can be purchased online at BoulderCraftBeerFest.com. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets purchased before the day of event are $50. There are also designated driver (DD) tickets available for $10 and include unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and a food voucher good for $10 at any of the food vendors at the event. The DD tickets must be purchased in advance. A valid photo ID for all ticketed attendees will be required. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID. If the event does not sell out prior to August 20th, day of ticket prices will be $45 (general admission) and $60 (VIP). Additional information on day of ticket sales can be found on the event website.
“This event is a quintessential part of summer in Boulder,” said Anna Salim, DBI’s VP of Events. “The event selling out the past two years shows how much the craft beer scene has exploded right here in our own backyard. The advanced ticket sales are a strong indication that Boulder has created its’ own first-class craft beer culture which is celebrated at the festival. We are excited that so many breweries want to be involved. This event has become increasingly popular over the past two years and with so many high profile craft breweries participating, there is a high likelihood that tickets will sell out prior to the event date.”
Designated drivers will find a variety of parking options available. City of Boulder parking garages will be free (Saturdays and Sundays, City of Boulder garages are free year round. Learn more at Boulderparking.com). Attendees are also encouraged to consider taking alternative rides to and from the event (zTrip, public transportation and bike share). There will be a bike valet hosted by Boulder B-cycle on site (for a small fee). See website for more information.
The Boulder Craft Beer Fest is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and presented by Boulder Liquor Mart. Sponsors include: MINI of Loveland, Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co., Savory Spice Shop, Dry Sparkling, The Daily Camera, 5280 Magazine, and Eldorado Springs.
The Boulder Craft Beer Festival helps fund a variety of DBI's annually produced events such as Bands on the Bricks, St. Nick on the Bricks and the Lights of December Parade. 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.
Release written by: Anna Ogilvie, Marketing & Communications Intern