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Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Previews Brewery List

2018 Avery Invitational Glass

In the game of beers, you evolve or you die. Game of Thrones allusions aside, Avery Brewing, one of Colorado’s most storied brewing programs, has leaned into the notion that all great things must continue to evolve.

This philosophy rang true when the Boulder-based brewery left its humble roots in the alley for a state-of-the-art 67,000 sq. ft. facility in 2015. Such was the case when Avery sold a 30% stake in the company to Spanish family-owned brewing group Mahou San Miguel in 2015. It continued last year, when Avery scrapped popular festivals like Strong Ale Fest and Sour Fest for the debut of the Avery Invitational, and just weeks ago, Avery announced that it would extend Mahou’s investment to a 70% share of the company. Suffice it to say, Avery has seen quite a bit of change in a short period of time.

(READ: Adam Avery on the Decision to Sell Stake to Mahou San Miguel)

2018 Avery Invitational Crowd
Photo by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

But while some in the industry may bemoan change, change is necessary, and it’s not always bad. The Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary, which now enters its second year, is primed for an even bigger celebration than its debut. Armed with an all-star cast of breweries, and plans to unleash a myriad of vintages, this year’s festival aims to make a statement in celebration of its 26th anniversary.

Events Manager, Rachael Burrell teased that attendees can expect legacy brands like Mephistopheles’ Stout, Samael’s, The Beast and vintages of Rumpkin, Pumpkin, Tweak and Uncle Jacob’s, as well as a host of one-off gold foils.

2018 Avery Invitational Barrel Program
Timed specialty barrel tappings | Photo by Beer Breath CO

This year’s Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 12-5pm. Tickets go on sale today, April 16 at 9:00 A.M. for $45. Attendance includes:

– 2 oz pours of 200 beers from more than 70 breweries hailing from Colorado and around the U.S.

– Timed Barrel Tappings from the Avery Wood Cellar

– Specialty Avery beers from Adam Avery’s Cellar

– Local live music on two different stages

2018 Avery Invitational Sensory Seminar
Former Avery employee and current Cerebral team member, Patrick Combs leads a seminar on Sensory Training

– Beer Centric Seminars from:

Travis Rupp- Innovation & Wood Cellar Manager, Avery Brewing Co
Colin Quinn- Special Projects Brewer, Avery Brewing Co
Patrick Combs- Production Manager & Advanced Cicerone, Cerebral Brewing

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Resource Central, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to helping people save water, reduce waste, and conserve energy. With over 40 years of experience, its programs have helped more than 500,000 people conserve natural resources. Learn more at ResourceCentral.org

And now your first look at the tentative brewery lineup for this year’s Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary. Keep in mind, participating breweries are subject to change.

Tickets Available for the 2019 Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary

  • 105 West Brewing Company
  • Amalgam Brewing
  • Asher Brewing Company
  • Atom Brewing Co.
  • Bagby Beer Company
  • Ballast Point
  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Beyond The Mountain Brewing
  • Bierstadt Lagerhaus
  • Boneyard Brewing
  • Bootstrap Brewing
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Breakside Brewery
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats
  • Burial Beer Co
  • Burns Family Artisan Ales
  • Call to Arms Brewing Company
  • Casey Brewing and Blending
  • Cellar West Artisan Ales
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • City Star Brewing
  • Creature Comforts
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • Dancing Gnome
  • Dogfish Head
  • Ecliptic Brewing Co.
  • Finkel & Garf
  • Firestone Walker
  • Founders
  • Fonta Flora
  • Fremont
  • Funkwerks
  • Goose Island
  • Great Diviide Brewing Co.
  • Grossen Bart
  • Jessup Farm Barley House
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Half Acre Brewing Company
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
  • La Cumbre Brewing Company
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  • Lefthand Brewing Co.
  • Liquid Mechanics
  • Mash Lab Brewing
  • Melvin Brewing
  • Mockery Brewing
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • Odd13 Brewing Inc.
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Primitive Beer
  • Ratio Beerworks
  • Rhinegeist Brewing
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales
  • Russian River Beer Company
  • Short’s Brewing Company
  • Station 26
  • Strange Craft Beer Company
  • Surly Brewing
  • Telluride Brewing Company
  • The Lost Abbey
  • TRVE Brewing Co.
  • Upslope Brewing Company
  • Urban South Brewery
  • Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project
  • WeldWerks Brewing
  • Wibby Brewing
  • Wild Woods Brewery
  • Wiley Roots

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