Highlands Ranch 2nd Annual Beer Festival

image (15)Highlands Ranch is one of the best places to live, hands down.  There are so many activities and events that our community offers.  Last year, Highlands Ranch offered it’s first ever Beer Festival which we attended and had it on our radar to attend this year’s festival.  Beer Fest is outdoors at Civic Green Park, which is within walking distance to our house.  Tickets are $25 each and this included entry to the festival and a sampling cup.  You get to keep the cup and then go around to various beer tents and get unlimited samples.  This year they also offered VIP tickets for $40.  This got you early entry (1 hour) to the event and a t-shirt.  We did not do the VIP this year.  Aside from the beer, they have live music, lawn games (like Corn Hold and Ladder Golf), and food trucks.  The event went from 2:00-6:00.  And a helpful hint:  make your own pretzel necklace to wear and munch on during the event!

Here is a list of the breweries that were at the event and their offerings (Beers in Red are ones I sampled that day):

  1. 3Freaks Brewery: Old Man Stout & Lucky Clovers Irish Red
  2. 38 State Brewing Co: Golden Lemon Honey Wheat, Dunkelweizzen & Chocolate Bourbon Stout
  3. ABI – Lime-A-Rita: Lime-A-Rita, Mango-Rita, Raz-A-Rita & Straw-ber-Rita
  4. AC Golden Brewing Co: Colorado Native Amber Lager
  5. Alaskan Brewing Co: Hopothermia & Summer
  6. Aspen Brewing Co: Independent Pass Ale & This Seasons Blonde
  7. Big Choice Brewing: Disconnected Red, #42 Poblano Stout & Hemlock Double IPA
  8. Black Sky Brewery:  Black Current Belgian Strong Ale & Demonseed IPA
  9. Boston Beer Co: Boston Lager, Summer Ale, Angry Orchard & Twisted Tea
  10. Boulder Beer Co: Hoopla & Hazed and Confused
  11. Breckenridge Brewery: Summerbright Golden Ale, Avalanche Amber, Lucky U IPA & Agave Wheat
  12. Bristol Brewing Co: Yellowkite Summer Pilsner & Red Rocket
  13. CB Potts: Pilsner & Saisonnier
  14. Colorado Cider Co: Pearsnickety & Grasshop-Ah
  15. Copper Kettle Brewing Co: Mexican Chocolate Stout
  16. Crabtree Brewing Co: Rebel Rye IPA & Oatmeal Stout
  17. Crazy Mountain Brewing Co: 
  18. Denver Beer Co: Graham Cracker Porter & Incredible Pedal IPA
  19. Deschutes Brewery: Pinedrops IPA & Chainbreaker
  20. Dry Dock Brewing Co: Apricot Blonde, Amber, Hefeweizen & Hop Abomination
  21. Elk Mountain Brewing Co: 
  22. Firestone Walker Brewing Co: 
  23. Fort Collins Brewery: Major Tom’s American Wheat, Red Banshee, Chocolate Stout & Rocky Mountain IPA
  24. Grand Lake Brewing Co: White Cap Wheat, Wooley Booger, Vienna Style Lager & Summit Coorado Pale Ale
  25. Green Flash Brewing Co: West Coast IPA & Road Warrior
  26. Grist Brewing Co: Staple English IPA, 3rd Ring Belgian Strong Ale & Imperial Berliner Weisse
  27. Hall Brewing Co: Red, IPA & Peach
  28. Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery: Spearhead Saison, Imlay IPA & Imperial White IPA
  29. Kannah Creek Brewing Co: Island Mesa Blonde & Broken Oar IPA
  30. Kokopelli Beer Co: Cow Tipper Milk Stout, Hopslugger IPA & Pale Face Ale
  31. Lagunitas: IPA, Daytime, Little Sumpin & Seasonal
  32. Left Hand Brewing Co: Polestar Pilsner & Sawtooth ESP
  33. Living The Dream Brewing Co: Belgian Wit & CCPB Cream Stout
  34. Lone Tree Brewing Co: Peach Pale Ale & Helles
  35. Magic Hat Brewing Co: Magic Hat #9
  36. Mike’s Hard Lemonade: Apple Ale & Black Cherry
  37. New Belgium Brewing: Snapshot Wheat, Rampant Imperial IPA, Summer Helles & Lips of Faith
  38. Odell Brewing Co: Loose Leaf Session Ale & St. Lupuin Extra Pale Ale
  39. Odyssey Beerworks: Heliocentric Hefeweizen & Ghost Drifter Pale Ale
  40. Oskar Blues Brewery: Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils & Old Chub Scotch Ale
  41. Pug Ryans:
  42. Renegade Brewing Co: Redacted Rye IPA, Elevation Triple IPA & 5:00 Afternoon Ale
  43. River North Brewery: White Ale & Barrel Reserve
  44. Rockyard Brewing Co: Hopyard IPA, Redhawk Ale, Double Eagle Ale & Lightning Strike Stout
  45. Ska Brewing:
  46. Squatters: Hop Rising Double IPA & Bumper Crop
  47. Stone Brewing Co: Stone to Go IPA & Arrogant Bastard Ale
  48. Trivoli Brewing Co: Trivoli Helles Lager & Sigis Wildhorse Buck Beer
  49. Trinity Brewing Company: Chi Belgian Pilsner & 3 Flowers Saison Vieille
  50. Upslope Brewing Co: Pale Ale, IPA, Craft Lager & Foreign Stout
  51. Wasatch: Ghost Rider White IPA & White Label Belgian Style Wit
  52. Wicked Hard: Papa’s Peach, Bad Ass Berry & Orange Rush
  53. Wynkoop Brewing Co: Patty’s Chile Beer, Mile High Pale Ale, Railyard Ale, Oyster Stout

The weather cooperated although, there were times where it looked like we might get rained on.  The beer was cold and the company was great! Another fun event in the books.  We’ll be attending Beer Fest in the years to come! Thanks for offering such fun things to do in our community Highlands Ranch!




2 thoughts on “Highlands Ranch 2nd Annual Beer Festival

  1. Where is this at? I lived I Washington state where they had beer fears quite often! Living in Kansas, I haven’t heard of beer fests… Maybe a good idea that I try to get one going?! 🙂

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