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A Taste of Colorado adds new craft beer garden

Addition of craft beer garden attracts visitors
Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 21:09:00-04

DENVER – You don’t have to look far to find a craft brewery in Downtown Denver, and A Taste of Colorado is making the task even easier.

Coordinators added a Craft Beer Garden to the event this year, placing booths next to the Rock Stage.

Ryan Negley, the event’s cocktail coordinator, said he’s expecting to pour lots of drinks over the four-day weekend. Not only will the garden feature local breweries, but Colorado distilleries are being showcased as well.

The new attraction will focus on exactly what the state can do within the cocktail community.

Many who spoke with Denver7 said the beer garden was a perfect fit, considering more craft breweries are popping up around the state and the industry is growing in popularity.

A Taste of Colorado is in its 33rd year. It’s known to bring more than 500,000 visitors annually. It’s described as a family fun festival, organized by the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP).

DDP CEO and President Tami Door said providing visitors with a simple taste of local breweries is really a great nod to the craft beer industry.

The event features cuisine from more than 50 restaurants and food vendors, live musical acts on six different stages, and nearly 300 artisan booths and carnival rides.

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