Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017: Everything you need to know about the week's events

DENVER – If you love to see Colorado and craft beer together in the same sentence, then Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 might just be the event you’re looking for.

From March 18 to March 25, hundreds of brewery events will take place across the state. Each day will feature a different theme, helping to highlight different aspects of the Colorado brewing industry.

Saturday, March 18:

Featured Event: Western Slope Craft Beer Celebration

Join Western Slope based brewers for an afternoon on the lawn at Kannah Creek Brewery. 

Daily Theme: Tour a Brewery and Meet the Brewer Day

Colorado breweries will host tours lead by brewers with special tappings and tastings. Officials say these will not be your ordinary brewery tours. Use the hashtag #COBeerTour if you're participating. 

Sunday, March 19:

Featured Event: Great Divide Brewing Co. has teamed up with Brunch Running to host a beer and pancake themed fun run from their Barrel Bar. Registration includes fun run, a pancake breakfast, two beers and donation to the Colorado Brewers Guild. 

Daily Theme: Tour a Brewery and Meet the Brewer Day

Colorado breweries will host tours lead by brewers with special tappings and tastings. These will not be your ordinary brewery tours, officials said. Use the hashtag #COBeerTour if you're participating. 

Monday, March 20:

Daily Theme: Education 

Craft beer lovers are looking for more and more ways to learn about craft beer. From beer styles and flavors to what makes a brewery work, Coloradans want to learn more about the beer industry. Breweries will host a variety of educational events in their tasting rooms, neighborhood pub or local liquor store. These events will dive deep into a range of topics, according to officials.

Tuesday, March 21:

Daily Theme: Food and Beer 

Colorado’s food and beer scene is gaining national recognition. Brewers and chefs will be teaming up across the state to host beer dinners, special menus, and pairings.  

Wednesday, March 22:

Featured Event and Theme: Colorado Pint Day

Colorado Pint Day is a celebration of Colorado, The State of Craft Beer. Buy a 14-ounce fresh craft beer at select Colorado breweries on March 22, 2017, and you will be able to keep the glass, the 14er Glass, exclusive made for Colorado Pint Day. One dollar from each pint sold will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Thursday, March 23:

Daily Theme: Tasting Thursday

Colorado breweries will host special tasting events in their taprooms and pubs. Expect to taste beers from the cellar, single hop projects and more. 

Friday, March 24:

Daily Theme: Statewide Collaboration Beer Fest Tailgate

Beer is better when you drink it with friends. Breweries will host special tappings of their Collaboration Fest beers throughout the state. This will give craft beer lovers throughout the state the chance to experience the vibe of Collaboration Fest. Craft beer bars will host tappings of multiple collaborations, while breweries will offer up their own creations. This day is all about spreading the collaboration message all over the state.

Saturday, March 25:

Featured Event: Collaboration Beer Fest, Denver, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Now in its fourth year, Collaboration Fest is quickly becoming one of Colorado’s most popular beer festivals. Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Brewers love to brew beer with friends, and by creating a collaboration they are able to push their own limits and experiment with new styles and techniques. Collaboration Fest highlights the innovative minds within the four boundaries of Colorado, and around the world. The festival will take place at the National Western Stock Show Complex, located at 4655 Humboldt Street in Denver.

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