The Mile High City toasts its thriving microbrew culture in two annual beer events starting with the 9-day celebration of beer, the Denver Beer Fest from October 5-13, 2012. The Denver Beer Fest was created by VISIT DENVER to offer more beer-themed events to the more than 50,000 beer lovers attending the ultimate beer-tasting event: The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), October 11-13, 2012. A bit of the Irish brew at Katie Mullen's is Denver's largest and newest premium Irish Restaurant and Bar — Photo courtesy of Katie Mullen's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Brewer of more beer than any other U.S. city, Denver is the perfect destination for beer connoisseurs to explore. The Denver Beer Fest returns for its fourth year with plenty of opportunities to lift your beer mug. All events are listed on the official Denver Beer Fest site, including Meet the Brewer Nights to beer-paired dinners, firkin nights and brewer competitions. The Denver Beer Fest will also host its first “official Denver Beer Crawl.”
Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the daddy of all beer events, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the world’s largest beer carnival. Last year, the GABF nabbed a Guinness World Record for most beers available for tasting at a single event with 2,375 different American brews from 500 breweries. GABF returns to Denver October 11-13 to yet another sold-out show with even more opportunities to cheer: 580 breweries and 2,700 different beers being served.
Visit Denver Beer Fest for a complete list of events.