More beer is brewed in Denver than any other city, so it is only natural that The Mile High City honors its brewing tradition with a nine-day celebration of all things beer.
More than 150 beer-centric events are scheduled for the fourth annual Denver Beer Fest (#DenBeer) from October 5 to 13, including Meet the Brewer Nights, beer-paired dinners, firkin nights, brewer versus brewer competitions and the first-ever Denver Beer Fest-official Denver Beer Crawl.
Denver Beer Fest events is listed on DenverBeerFest.com, which will also have information on Denver brewery tours and the city's brewing history, as well as profiles of craft breweries around the state.
Denver Beer Fest is designed to overlap the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the "Super Bowl of Beer," which takes place October 11 to 13 at the Colorado Convention Center. GABF is considered to be the most prestigious and coveted beer competition in America. It is certainly the world's largest beer celebration with a Guinness World Record for the most beers ever made available for tasting at a single event - some 2,400 different brews from 500 breweries in 2011.
Denver Beer Fest was created to offer more beer events around GABF, and also give local breweries an opportunity to showcase their products to the 50,000 beer lovers who attend the granddaddy of beer festivals, as well as Denver locals who can't make GABF 2012.
The area between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins is often called the Denver Beer Triangle and is considered to be the "Napa Valley of Beer" with the largest concentration of award-winning craft breweries in the country. This area is also home to the Coors Brewery, the largest single brewing site in the world. Denver ranks first in the nation in beer production per capita, and Colorado is home to four of the top-50 brewing companies in the nation. There are more than 140 breweries statewide. Denver was selected as the No. 1 micro-brew beer city in the nation in 2011 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER, on Twitter @iknowdenver and the VISIT DENVER Facebook page, or by phone at 800 2 DENVER.
For more information about top events in Colorado take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Colorado