For the 9th straight year, the Fall Harvest Brewfest will be celebrating beer, micro-distilleries, live music, and, furry, four-legged companions. Housed at the Lincoln Center in Old Town Fort Collins, the festival will run from 6-9 PM on Saturday, September 23, from 6-9 PM. Special VIP tickets, which grant access to a special tasting from 5-6 PM for an additional hour of brew cruising, will also be available.
Event attendees will have access to over 100 beers from 35 Colorado breweries. The brewfest will also feature several selections from local micro-distilleries and local food trucks. This year, the Fall Harvest Brewfest welcomes newcomers Wibby Brewing from Longmont, Mash Lab Brewing from Windsor, and Accomplice Brewing, all the way from Cheyanne, Wyoming.
Live music will play throughout the evening, starting in the main ballroom with singer/songwriter/ukulele extraordinaire, Janvi Gurung followed by the evening headliner and roots rockabilly favorites, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene. Troubadour Sound Systems will be spinning classic tunes, along with Steve Murray, a festival favorite, who will be performing an acoustic set on the terrace. The event will also feature DJ Ska will be skittling old-school Jamaican 45s for a unique and unforgettable musical experience.
This year’s Fall Harvest Brewfest is presented by Wilbur Total Beverage and put on by Black Walking Lab Productions, an event production and promotion company out of Denver, Colorado. The proceeds generated from this event benefit Animal House Rescue.
“We want to bring the same cohesiveness and community feel to the brewfest as last year,” says event producer, Brian Hurst. “We already knew Fort Collins had a kinship for dogs and good beer. The charitable aspect has made it even better. Our motto is pretty simple: ‘Drink a Beer, Save a Dog’.”
The brewfest helped raise over $15,000 in 2016, and is aiming for a higher mark this year. As part of the fundraiser, the event features a silent auction with full-size brewery signs from Neon Zeon, a drawing for a New Belgium bike and a drawing for a chance to win a free stay in Sayulita, Mexico.
Tickets for this year’s brew fest range from $37.50 for general admission, to $55 for VIP access. Tickets can be purchased online, at Wilbur’s Total Beverage, at the Lincoln Center, or at the Animal House Rescue on the corner of Vine Street and Shields in Fort Collins. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please be sure to visit the festival’s website here.