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2021 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

2021 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide Staff

The Craft Brewers Conference is back! Returning to Denver, CO this year, CBC will be held from September 9 through September 12 at the Colorado Convention Center. Touted as America’s Largest Craft Brewing Industry Gathering, this event is an annual show that travels to different cities each year. It serves both on-premise breweries and packaging breweries and is a great way to meet other craft beer industry professionals.

This year, there will be plenty of craft beer to enjoy throughout the Front Range! Below is a guide to ensure that you enjoy the offerings that will be around due to CBC. Additionally, check out some events that will be hosted throughout the city!

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Tuesday, September 7

11am: Gold Medal Beer Week Tappings @ Walter’s 303 (Lowry) (Free)

What: In celebration of all things beer and The Great American Beer Fest, we will be tapping previous GABF medal-winning beers including 19 Gold Medal winners. Beers from Comrade, Cannonball Creek, Mirror Image, Lonetree, Zuni, Russian River, Weldwerks, Upslope and much more will be tapped on Tuesday and will pour till the keg pops. If you’re a beer lover you’re not going to want to miss out on this award-winning gold medal list.

7pm: CBC Craft Beer Trivia @ FlyteCo Brewing

What: Are you a Craft Brewer or Craft Beer Nerd? Come show off your knowledge with your peers at our special edition Craft Beer Week Brewer’s Trivia! Prove you know more than the rest!

Wednesday, September 8

6:30am: Most Brewers Drinking Beer on a Fourteener Challenge @ Mount Bierstadt Trailhead

Most Brewers Drinking Beer on a Fourteener Challenge - CBC 2021

What: Let’s get the most brewers (brewers = anyone in the beer industry) on top of a fourteener drinking beer – Guinness Book of World Records style!

The River North Brewery crew will be hiking Bierstadt to kick off GABF/CBC festivities Wednesday, September 8th. Anyone in the craft beer industry is invited to join, so share this event with your brewery friends!

Bring beer, plenty of water, comfy shoes, and extra layers! If you haven’t hiked a fourteener before, make sure you’re up to the challenge.

Bierstadt is a “beginner” fourteener but that doesn’t mean it’s no challenge. It could snow. It could be 100 degrees.

  • We will be starting early, meeting at the trailhead at 6:30am for the hike that’s shy of an eight-mile hike and over 2700 ft elevation gain.
  • Altitude sickness is real, know your limits.
  • Don’t bring your dog if you’re questioning their ability at all.

4pm: Midwest Brewery CBC Tappings @ Dirty Laundry Denver (Free)

What: The Best of the Midwest! Join CSA Artisans at Dirty Laundry in Denver CBC week for awesome tappings of specialty beer from Toppling Goliath, Untitled Art, and Half Acre Beer Co.!

5pm: Import Tappings @ Finn’s Manor (Free)

What: Join Finn’s Manor for a week of special tapping in honor of the Craft Brewers Conference. Kick-off night one with specialty tapping featuring several imports.


  • Beachwood
  • Boon
  • Casey
  • Chuckanut
  • De la Senne
  • De Dolle
  • De Ranke
  • Fantôme
  • La Cumbre
  • Tilquin
  • St. Bernardus
  • Schneider

7pm: Left Hand Brewer’s Pong Tournament @ Ace Eat Serve

What: Left Hand Brewing and Hillebrand to host their annual brewers’ ping pong tournament starting at 7pm at Ace Eat Serve. Make your reservation to enjoy a brew or two from the Left Hand tap takeover.


  • Wook Bait – IPA – 6.0% ABV – 37 IBU
  • 1265 – Pilsner – 5.2% ABV – 23 IBU
  • St. Vrain – Belgian Tripel – 9.3% ABV – 18 IBU
  • Sawtooth – Amber – 5.3% ABV – 27 IBU
  • Moscow Mule – Ginger Lime Pale Ale – 5.5% ABV – 26 IBU
  • Oktoberfest – Märzen Lager – 6.6% ABV – 24 IBU
  • Milk Stout Nitro – 13.65oz Can – 6.0% – 25 IBU
  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro – 12oz Bottle – 6.2% ABV – 25 IBU

Thursday, September 9

September 9 – September 11th: Massage Deal at The Beer Spa @ The Beer Spa

What: Anyone attending CBC who books a service at The Beer Spa (massage or beer therapy session) for Sept 9th – Saturday, Sept 11th will receive a free 15-minute massage!

9am: 5x Cerebral Can Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Free)

What: Available on Cerebral’s online store Thursday (9/9) at 9am. You can place an order for any of their CBC week can releases and it will be ready by noon. All orders must be picked up the same day. Proxies will be allowed. You can write your proxy’s name in the notes section at checkout.⁣ ⁣All beers will also be available on draft.


    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Phantasm
    Hops: Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado
    𝑯𝑶𝑼𝑺𝑬 𝑷𝑨𝑳𝑬 𝑨𝑳𝑬 – 5.6%
    Hops: Citra, Idaho 7, Motueka
    Hops: Tettnang, Strata, Simcoe
    Adjuncts: Sumo Mandarin Juice & Orange Zest

11:30am. – 10pm: Casey Brewing and Blending and WeldWerks Tap Takeover @ Hops and Pie (Free)

Weldwerks and Casey Brewing at Hops & Pie for CBC 2021


  • WeldWerks & Casey Brewing Tap Takeover at Hops and Pie.
  • Colorado’s Gnarbillys will be playing from 5-8 p.m!



  • Transmountain Diversion, Phantasm Cosmic Torero, Passion and Dragon Fruit Berliner, Cherry
  • Limeade Gose and more.
  • Casey Brewing and Blending beers available: Raspberry Fruit Stand, Fût De Cognac Et Mie,
  • Pils, Nectarine Fruit Stand, Funky Blender Preserves: Pluot, Fruit Stand Dry Hopped Grape

Casey Brewing: 

  • Raspberry Fruit Stand
  • Fût De Cognac Et Mie
  • Pils
  • Nectarine Fruit Stand
  • Funky Blender Preserves: Pluot
  • Fruit Stand Dry Hopped Grape

Noon: Lager Love @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen in Denver (Free)

Lager Love at First Draft - CBC 2021

What: “We’re featuring lagers from some of our favorite breweries in the country! Try them all and pick your new favorite.”

Beer (Taplist): 

  • Mountains Walking Oktoberfest
  • Mountains Walking Light Dusting
  • New Hokkaido Yamabiko
  • Wiseacre Irusu
  • Wiseacre Memphis Sands
  • Wiseacre Apricot Beach Within Reach
  • Wiseacre Lord Skylark
  • Chuckanut Dunkel
  • Chuckanut Strata Single Hop Lager
  • Main Beer Co Prince Percy
  • Main Beer Co Peeper
  • Fremont Italian Pils
  • Fremont Rusty Nail 2021
  • Jacks Abby Post Shift Pils
  • Jacks Abby Oktoberfest
  • Crooked Stave Von Pilsner
  • Crooked Stave Sour
  • Half Acre Fader
  • Half Acre BA Big Hugs
  • Russian River Velvet Glow
  • Russian River Pliny The Elder
  • Societe Light Beer
  • Societe Harlot
  • Westbound & Down / Station 26 Italian Pils
  • Little Beast Helles
  • Little Beast Treasure Hunter

1pm – 3pm : Start a Meet and Greet @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Free)

What: Join us for a Meet & Greet with Co-founders Candace L. Moon & Laura Lodge, Start A Brewery Contributors, Authors, folks from Recommended Educational Programs & Professional Groups and more. Ask questions, connect with industry pros….all at Bierstadt on Thursday of CBC from 1 – 3pm!

3pm – 5pm: Mental Health Industry Happy Hour @ New Image Brewing (Arvada)

What: This isn’t your typical Craft Brewers Conference event, but then again, New Image is not your typical brewery.

On Thursday, New Image Brewing invites all fellow industry friends to join at the New Image taproom from 3-5pm for an afternoon to discuss Mental Health in the workplace.

This past year and a half has been particularly difficult for many, which means it’s critically important to have greater conversations around mental health in the workplace. We want to keep that conversation going and invite you to join us for our mental health and HR happy hour. Come meet like-minded industry members who are interested in discussing practical solutions to addressing these areas in companies large and small, together we can build a better and more empowered industry.

3pm – 5pm : Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Happy Hour @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

What: Please join us for a Craft Beer & Brewing CBC happy hour at Bierstadt Lagerhaus from 3 to 5 PM on Thursday, September 9. The Slow Pours (and other Bierstadt beers) are on us, and we’ll have delicious Comté cheese!  Open to all, no badge/ticket necessary.

3:30 pm: Let Loose with Goose @ Call to Arms Brewing (Free)

What: Wild Goose invites craft industry friends and customers to let loose at this pre-party kicking off the Craft Brewers Conference. Enjoy free beer, food and camaraderie, along with live music by Denver’s own Dustin Devine and The Real Deal.
Based on the latest CDC recommendations and in line with the guidelines from local authorities in Denver, we encourage all attendees to wear a facial mask regardless of vaccination status.
No RSVP required.


4-8 pm: WeldWerks CBC Tap Takeover @ Kuma’s Corner (Denver) (Free)

WeldWerks 2021 CBC

What: WeldWerks Brewing takes center stage at Kuma’s Corner, a new metal burger bar originally based in Chicago

Beer: Kick-off CBC as WeldWerks Brewing takes over with banger beers and a special tapping of Single Barrel Medianoche: Cinnamon Toast. Mix and mingle with the WeldWerks crew and pick up some swag.

  • Phantasm Robo-Boogie
  • Strataspheric Symphony
  • Dino Bits (a collaboration with Toppling Goliath)
  • Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Berliner
  • Lime in the Coconut
  • Single Barrel Medianoche: Cinnamon Toast

4pm – 7pm: Bottom Feeders @ Brass Tacks (Free)

What: TRVE Brewing has once again partnered with Brass Tacks in downtown Denver to feature a tapping of some of Colorado’s crispiest lagers featuring best local lager friends, as well as a true classic in Bavik beer.


  • TRVE Brewing
  • Burial Beer
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewery
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • Ratio Beerworks
  • Call to Arms Brewing
  • Bierstadt Lagerhaus
  • Bavik Beer
  • Baere Brewing

4pm – 9pm: Pours with Primitive @ Cohesion Brewing (Free)

Pours with Primitive at Cohesion Brewing -- CBC 2021
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What/Beer: We will have Primitive Beer in the house to help us embrace one of our other favorite beer traditions. While what they produce is #stillnotlambic , we’ve been huge fans from day one of how Primitive Beer has pushed our understanding of beer by giving us a Colorado twist on all Belgian lambic and gueuze traditions have to offer. Some of you may have already noticed the cask we’ve been using to serve their still beers, but for this event we’ll be teaming up with them to bring y’all some of their bubbly libations!

Brandon and Lisa will be on-site to nerd out on all things spontaneously fermented beer, with bottle service available served in the traditional baskets you may have seen if you’ve visited a lambic café in Belgium. You just might see some other “modern” service methods as well. #porron #beerisfun

4pm: WeldWerks and CBC Kickoff @ King of Wings

What: Head over for some Thursday night football and WeldWerks beers. There will be a DJ spinning until kick-off, raffles and giveaways.


  • Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Sour
  • Evil Haze Factory
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Berliner
  • Phantasm Cosmic Torero, Marzen and Juicy Bits

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5 pm: Improper Party @ Outer Range

Improper Party CBC 2021

What: We’re getting rowdy at Improper City on Thursday night with some of our closest craft beer friends. We’ve also invited Something Vinyl Club to drop some sick beats and elevate the party vibe.


Outer Range Beers:

  • Drippy Drop Fresh Hop IPA
  • Forest Bathing IPA
  • Wheelie Nelson Double IPA
  • Kicker Pilsner

Tripping Animals (Doral, FL) Beers:

  • I Wanna Sour
  • Powehaze Blast Fruited Sour
  • No Mames Mexican Lager

Wren House (Phoenix, AZ) Beers:

  • Spellbinder IPA
  • Arizona Star Pale Ale
  • Big Spill Pils

Resident Culture (Charlotte, NC) Beers:

  • Riding For The Feeling Italian Pils
  • Dragon Energy Triple IPA
  • Sympathetic Barrel-Aged Sour

6pm: CBC Showcase @ The Golden Mill (Golden) (Free)

What: Join us at The Golden Mill for a CBC Showcase featuring beers from Maine Beer Company, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Beachwood Brewing!

7pm – 9pmA Craft Beer Professional Walks in a Bar presented by Arryved (in-person!) @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Free)

What: Join Craft Beer Professionals for an industry Happy Hour at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery in partnership with Lady Justice Brewing, presented by Arryved.

A Craft Beer Professional Walks in a Bar presented by Arryved (in-person!) 2021 CBC Event
From A Craft Beer Professional Event Page:

8pm (Doors open at 7:30): Hootenanny Comedy Show @ Woods Boss Brewing (Ticketed event)

Hootenanny CBC 2021

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased through eventbrite

Enjoy live stand-up comedy at Denver’s best new venue featuring Stephen Ageyi and friends. Stephen is an LA-based comedian that’s been featured on Just For Laughs Digital, Viceland’s Flophouse and NPR’s “All Things Considered” with Roy Wood Jr.

Join your host and beer industry veteran Korey David for some drafts and laughs to kick off your CBC weekend!

9pm: CBC Brewers Karaoke @ Star Bar (free)

Star Bar - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard

What: Becoming one of the longest-running GABF/CBC traditions, Star Bar’s Brewer’s Karaoke returns for another drunken kickoff party on Thursday night.

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Friday, September 10

Noon : Clarity Through the Haze (Bottleshare Collaboration) Release @ Woods Boss Brewing (Free)

What: While we do love haze, sometimes we are just searching for a little clarity. This fruity, juicy IPA is meant to provide that while providing aspects of hazy IPAs that we know and love. Brewed with, and in honor of, Chris from BottleShare, whose brain scan is the art for this can. He has found clarity of purpose through the clouds of his experience. Featuring Root Shoot malt, Summer, Horizon, and Cashmere hops, and Citra Incognito as well!
Available in cans and on draft at open on Friday, September 10th.


4pm – 6:30 pm : LFG: Let’s F- ing Go! with Pink Boots & NAGBW/Tara Nurin @ Prost Brewing Denver along with a live stream award-viewing party. (Free for Pink Boots members, $25 for non-members)

Website/Tickets: Tickets for the Pink Boots/Tara Nurin Event: 

What: Join us for a night of food, bier, fun & awareness on the side patio at Prost Brewing Co. The event will be located in an outdoor space. The entrance is inside and bar service will come from the main taproom, which is also indoors – just an FYI.

  • Appetizers generously provided by On Tap Credit Union.
  • Biers graciously donated by Probrew.
  • Prost Brewing will be tapping a limited release of their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew.
  • Deliria from Brouwerij Huyghe will be available for purchase.

Part I (ticketed), 4pm – 5pm: Tara will be reading an excerpt from her book, “A Woman’s Place Is In The Brewhouse,” plus discussing her research process and highlighting some local Colorado women featured in the book.

She will also be autographing advance copies of the book that will be for sale during the event for $20.00

A brief discussion about the importance of advocating for the advancement of females and femmes in the craft beer industry.

Part II: Afterward, make sure to stick around for a Live Stream of the 2021 GABF Awards on the big screen in the taproom at Prost Brewing Company & Biergarten.

Proceeds from ticket sales, book sales, and the Prost PBS Collab Brew will benefit the Denver Chapter of Pink Boots Society. Proceeds from the sale of all Deliria beer will benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation.

This event will operate under current guidance from the CDC regarding mask requirements. This is subject to change at any time.

Noon: Monster Cookie V.3 S’mores Release @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) (Free)

What: Monster Cookie Version 3 Imperial Stout releases this Friday, September 10th! Our 3rd edition in the Monster Cookie Series is S’mores inspired! This imperial stout is packed with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows! Sweet, chocolatey & fluffy deliciousness in a glass!
Available on draft and in 16oz 4-packs.

2pm: Outer Range & Cerebral Friends at Finn’s @ Finn’s Manor (Free)

What: Outer Range + Cerebral Present: Friends & Finn’s with specialty tappings, a live DJ, & merch giveaways:


Outer Range Beer:

  • Wheelie Nelson Double IPA
  • Pastels IPA
  • Shelter Double IPA
  • Pluck Pluck Pluck Rice Lager

Cerebral (Denver, CO) Beers:

  • Inhabited Form Oat Lager
  • Muscle Memory Pale Ale
  • DDH Double Rare Trait Double IPA
  • Reminisce Forever Double IPA

Tripping Animals (Doral, FL) Beer:

  • I Wanna Sour
  • Powehaze Blast Fruited Sour
  • No Mames Mexican Lager

Bow & Arrow (Albuquerque, NM) Beer:

  • Denim Tux American Pilsner
  • Sunset Fuzz IPA
  • Foederland – Mixed-Culture Farmhouse Ale

Other Half (Brooklyn, NY):

  • DDH Mylar Bags Double IPA

Alvarado St Brewing (Salinas, CA):

  • ASB Pils

Märzen Release @ Seedstock Brewery 

Denver’s favorite old-world brewery Seedstock Brewery will be releasing its Märzen on Friday, September 10 to celebrate CBC and Oktoberfest month. Seedstock brews a traditional Marzen-style Oktoberfest beer that has been served at Oktoberfest celebrations since 1872. The Seedstock Oktoberfest is a malty, amber German-style lager with a rich, toasty and bready flavor. It has a soft bitterness and a clean, dry finish with a 5.8% ABV.

5pm – Close: CBC Showcase @ Fire on the Mountain (Free)

CSA CBC Showcase -- CBC 2021

What/Breweries: “Join CSA guest breweries at Fire on the Mountain for a CBC Showcase! They will be pouring specialty beers from Great Notion Brewery, Parish Brewing Co., and Beachwood Brewing!”

5pm: GABF Awards Ceremony Watch Parties @ Various Locations

What: This year’s GABF awards ceremony won’t be quite the same as normal, but then again, neither was last year’s event. With limited capacity in the conference hall, many attendees will likely not be able to attend in person. Luckily several breweries across the Front Range will be hosting watch parties so you can still celebrate the magic of this year’s GABF awards with beer fans. Here are a few that we’ve tracked down:

7pm – 10pm: Class of 96 – 25th Anniversary Bash @ The Walnut Room

What: 1996 was, without a doubt, an epic year in the craft brewing industry.

The Class of 1996, those breweries who opened their doors 25 years ago include Firestone Walker, Bear Republic, Two Brothers, Shmaltz, Coronado, Victory, Stone, Iron Hill, Original Sin Cider, Thirsty Bear, Lake Placid, BJ’s and others.

And all of those breweries mentioned above will be onsite and on duty to celebrate their 25th anniversary during the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver at the ProBrewer “Class of ‘96” party on Friday night, Sept. 10th at the Walnut Room, in the RiNo district in Denver, CO.

This night honors brewers that broke new ground and blazed new trails. In the spirit of forging forward with progress we are committed to making the event inclusive, welcoming and safe for under represented members of our industry. Please join us one and all.

Come join us for beer, live music and help us celebrate those who jumped in the craft brewing ship 25 years ago. No entry fee at the door but a CBC badge or Eventbrite ticket is required.

7pm: Party with the Earl A Post Awards Ceremony Soiree Presented by The 5th Ingredient & Fermly @ Woods Boss Brewing (Free)

What: Attending CBC 2021! Check out active brewery tracking from The 5th Ingredient and quality analysis from Fermly. No monocles required. Mustaches heavily encouraged!
Registration is required for this event.

Saturday, September 11

11:30am: Tap Takeover: Cerebral Brewing @ Hops & Pie (Free)

Hops & Pie Events -- CBC 2021
Photo from Hops & Pie Social Media channels

What: “Alongside live music on our patio — Roots & Rhythm will be playing on the patio from 1-4 pm — Cerebral Brewing will be at Hops & Pie.


  • Krocodile Kilometer
  • Ripe Trait
  • Scam Likely
  • Tactical Maneuver Foeder Helles
  • Mysterious Forces
  • West Coast Pilsner (new!)

Noon: Haze vs. Clear IPA Battle @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen (Free)

What: The IPA battle of the year is finally here! Hazy takes on Clear this Saturday in First Draft’s 2021 CBC IPA Battle. They’ll crown an IPA champion and see if the hazebois can defeat clear IPAs, or if the OGs can hold off the challengers.

Beer (Breweries):
Clear IPAs:
Lawson’s Chinooker’d
Station 26 Juicy Banger
Societe The Pupil
Beachwood Amalgamator
Jackie O’s Mystic Mama
Comrade Hype Machine
Lawson’s Sip Of Sunshine
Russian River Pliny The Elder

Hazy IPAs:
Outer Range Techno Tomboy
Maine Beer Co Lunch
Great Notion Juice Invader
Toppling Goliath King Sue
Mountains Walking Cloud Curtain Strata
Cerebral Ripe Trait
Weldwerks/Casey Transmountain Diversion
Knotted Root TBD


Noon: Vanta Brews @ Cerebral Brewing (Free)

Vanta Brews @ Cerebral Brewing -- CBC 2021

What: In celebration of the synthetic obsidian shade, we’re throwing a celebration of all things dark and designed…and we’re dragging some of our friends into the vacuum with us. Join us…as we host a tap takeover of the inkiest stouts we could find.In the pitch with us:

Beer (Breweries):

  • Bottle Logic Brewing (Anaheim, CA)
  • Mikerphone Brewing (Elk Grove Village, IL)
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery (Chicago, IL)
  • Other Half Brewing (New York, New York)
  • American Solera Brewing (Tulsa, OK)
  • 3 Sons Brewing (Dania Beach, FL)
  • Tripping Animals Brewing


  • The full taplist will not be announced until the day of event.
  • No tickets required. First come, first served.
  • Make sure you follow us on social media, so you don’t miss out on any special announcements.
  • All black attire highly encouraged.

12pm – 6pm: Lagers & Haze

Pours with Primitive at Cohesion Brewing -- CBC 2021
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What: We are pumped to join forces with Outer Range Brewing to welcome some out of state visitors to our brewery for some Lagers & Haze.” Other breweries will be participating, too. “Some of the staff members from these breweries will be around starting at 2 – be sure to try the lagers from all of them cause they won’t last long!.”

Beer / Participating Breweries: Along with Outer Range, we will have Resident Culture, Bow and Arrow Brewing, Wild Provisions Beer and Wren House Beer beers on tap alongside our own house made Czech style lagers.

12pm – 10pm: Sanitas Fest @ Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) (Free from 12-4pm, $5 from 4-10pm)

What: Sanitas Brewing in Boulder, CO is celebrating their 8th anniversary with an afternoon of special beer releases, live music and tacos from McDevitt Tacos.


  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Black IPA
  • Marauder
  • Barrel sour, Ginger Deluge

Justin Garber (@thejustingarber) 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Goodsmiles 2:45pm -3:30pm
Desert Furs (@thedesertfurs) 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Drunken Hearts (@drunkheart, @thedrunkenhearts) 5:30 – 7:00pm
Djelf (dj.elf.official) 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Noon: Oktoberfest 2021 @ Copper Kettle Brewing (Free)

Join Copper Kettle on September 10 and 11 for Oktoberfest 2021! A two-day party celebrating awesome German food, yard games, and obviously, German beer.
Friday, September 10:
– Branded 1-liter steins for sale (while supplies last)
– Dunkel Lager on draft
– Oktoberfest Märzen Lager on draft and in 4 packs.
– German yard games
-Live Music: Strings & The Box playing from 4-7 PM.

Saturday, September 11:
– Branded 1-liter steins for sale (while supplies last)
-Spooky Hollow Pumpkin Porter on draft and in 19 oz cans.
– Sweetheart of the West Honey Ale on draft and in 4 packs.
– German food!
-German yard games
-Live German Music: Denver’s Thirsty 5 playing from 4-7 PM.

1pm: Three Mr. Sandman Variants for CBC @ River North Brewery (RiNo) (Free)

River North CBC 2021

What: River North Brewery is releasing three different Mr. Sandman variants at both taprooms.

Beer: “All three Mr. Sandman’s are unique in their own ways, providing you with the perfect three-pack of imperial stouts. The sweetest starts off with Milk Chocolate Mr. Sandman. This small-batch imperial stout is a chocolate milk lover’s dream with its deep, dark, chocolate notes and while it stays light on the palate it’s going to satiate those chocolate desires.

The second is similar but with an added kick to it: Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman. This is a well-balanced imperial stout that has a tad bit of heat to it and spice at the very end. With the lightly heated chocolate, those that enjoy their chocolate with a nice touch of heat to it will be pleasantly surprised at how well balanced this 11% ABV stout is.

Last but absolutely not least is Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Aged Mr. Sandman. A bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans is going to round out the other three Mr. Sandman’s nicely with its subtle notes of vanilla balancing out the bourbon that the imperial stout gets from the barrels.

All three Mr. Sandman’s will be available for sale in bottles to-go, including in three packs, as well as on tap starting at 1pm on Saturday, September 11.”

1pm – 3pm: Holidaily Tasting @ The Beer Spa (Free)

What: Holidaily will be in the taproom, giving beer samples and swag items from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, Sept 11.

Beer: Favorite Blonde Ale, also available on the beer wall. And Big Henry Hazy IPA, GABF Gold Medal Winner in 2019.

1pm to 11pm: Jake’s Brew Bar GABF/CBC Showcase with CSA Artisans @ Jakes Brew Bar (free)

Jake's Brew Bar CBC 2021

What: While GABF might be on hold once again, Jake’s is still throwing our annual tapping event to celebrate the season!

Jake’s Brew Bar will host a plethora of suppliers thanks to our friends at CSA Artisans as we tap a host of amazing beers from around the country. More on the tap list to come, but we’ll have plenty of rare and limited options and a variety of styles to choose from.

BEER: Tap list coming soon

2pm: West Denver Breweries Bus Loop @ Joyride, Call to Arms, Hogshead, Odell Sloan’s Lake ($5 unlimited rides)

What: Hop on the bus! Four of west Denver’s best breweries are teaming up for one epic Saturday. Two buses will be circling Call to Arms, Hogshead, Joyride, and Odell Sloans Lake for 8 hours. Get unlimited rides for only $5, and if you’re in town for CBC, show us your badge and ride for free.

3 – 9 pm, Cerveceria Colorado’s “GMBF” (Great Mexican Beer Fiesta) @ Cerveceria Colorado (free)

Great Mexican Beer Fiesta -- CBC 2011

What: Free event. Meet the Mexican craft brewers who will be in town for CBC and GMBF, and drink beer!

“The Great Mexican Beer Fiesta is a Mexican Street Fiesta to celebrate collaboration in craft beer with a few of the best brewers south of the border. Co-hosted by Cerveceria Colorado and Denver Beer Co, this year’s event will include Lucha Libre, live art, live music, food trucks, the world’s largest Michelada and mercadito featuring local artists and artisans, as well as a few of our Cervezas for Causes charity partners.”


Blood Orange Gose:

This collaboration with Cerveza Cru Cru of Mexico City is a traditional gose style featuring 200 lbs of blood orange for a balanced citrus punch, flavors of coriander and salt, and a bright pink pour. Our Blood Orange Gose is served michelada-style with a Sal de Gusano rim, a blend of salt, chile costeno, and toasted and ground agave worms which add a hint of smoke and umami. 5.2% abv

Chipotle Amber Ale:

A celebration of the wide variety of chiles found in Mexican culinary tradition, the Chipotle Amber Ale is a collaboration with Cerveza Caserio, Tampico, MX, featuring meco chipotle chiles. This amber ale has a lightly smokey and earthy aroma, followed up by a balanced chipotle pepper flavor and just a hint of heat in the finish. 5.4% abv

Cafe de Olla Stout:

Inspired by the traditional bittersweet and lightly spiced Mexican coffee, our Cafe de Olla Stout was created in collaboration with Cerveceria San Pascual Baylon in Cholula. Brewed with a lightly roasted Guatemalan coffee, piloncillo to provide a caramel sweetness, and Vietnamese cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and orange peel, the resulting brew is a delightful melange of flavors reminiscent of a pot of beloved cafe de olla. 6.6% abv.

4-7pm: Get Down to Brass Tacks @ Brass Tacks

What: Join Ratio Beerworks and some of their local brewery buds at Brass Tacks for special tappings.

Breweries: Ratio Beerworks, Westbound & Down, New Image Brewing, Call to Arms Brewing, TRVE Brewing

4 – 9 pm: Cans & Bands @ The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues

What: $10 ticket includes a selection of canned beer for $3. Ethan Michael and The Fuzzheads (best brewery party band) will plan from 5 to 8 p.m.

Beer: Special tappings include WeldWerks Starry Noche and 2021 Medianoche

Source: IndieCreative

5pm: Patio Can Party @ Cart Driver (Free)

What: Saturday night TRVE Brewing be at @cart_driver with the fine folks at @burialbeer to crush cans on the patio and eat far too much pizza. Rumor has it there may be a @mchcden collab pizza in the works as well…

5pm: CSA Showcase @ Finn’s Manor (Free)

What: Join Finn’s Manor for a week of special tapping in honor of the Craft Brewers Conference. Kick-off night one with specialty tapping featuring several imports.


  • Beachwood
  • Crooked Stave
  • Great Notion
  • Jester King
  • La Cumbre
  • Lawson’s
  • Perennial

5pm: Rocking the Rockies Happy Hour @ Great Divide Barrel Bar (Free)

Happy Hour for all CBC attendees on Saturday, September 11 from 5-8pm.

Craft Beer Professionals is excited to partner with Arryved POS to celebrate the return to in-person events during CBC week with a tribute to all things Denver!

All CBC attendees are welcomed to join in the fun. There will be a host of activities from virtual reality climbing to oversized beer pong to just listening to a local band, Boot Gun— we’ve got you covered for your Saturday night entertainment.

5pm – 7pm: EKOS Happy Hour @ Ratio Beerworks (Private Event)

What: EKOS is sponsoring an invite-only happy hour event at Ratio Beerworks featuring music from Blink 90210 and food provided by Illegal Pete’s

8pm – Midnight: Guilty Pleasures CBC Dance Party @ Ratio Beerworks

What: Close out the weekend with a DJ set of all your favorite guilty (and not so guilty) tracks

Sunday, September 12

3pm: ABE CBC Afterparty @ Woods Boss Brewing (Free with badge and RSVP)

What: We are excited to see you in Denver, and we can’t wait to celebrate a great final day of the Craft Brewers Conference! Join us at Woods Boss Brewing for beers, food, and fun. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP to your salesman or online.

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