The sun is out, the beer is cold, and those doggies won’t corral themselves! Okay, I just couldn’t help myself. I’m feeling the spirit of the West after visiting Steers and Beers Brew Fest in Colorado Springs. The event was held at The Antlers Hotel on Saturday, August 26th and consisted of several ballrooms filled with brewery booths, along with two side rooms dedicated to whiskey tasting. You heard me right! Beer and whiskey. What could be better?
Steers and Beers Brew Fest was not only a great place to try your favorite Colorado brews, it also featured a slew of breweries from across the country. I was elated to find some of my favorite sour beers represented alongside some Colorado classics such as Ska, Tommyknockers, and Odell, to name a few. There was also a couple of cider companies and a hard seltzer company represented. The whiskey rooms tended towards Colorado distilleries such as Tincup and Stranahan’s, along with a few others, but also had some classic favorites such as Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, and the like. The event also had a mechanical bull, if you were willing to test your ability to cowboy, although there were not many takers after imbibing a few. Wise choice, if you ask me! There was also live music scattered throughout the venue to entertain whilst you meandered, including a pair playing the keyboard and trumpet, and a trio mariachi band. Colorado Springs, and furthermore, The Antlers Hotel, made a perfect place to hold an event dedicated to our western heritage. The sun setting over the Rockies lent to the feel that the West is alive and well, even in the 21st century. So belly up to the proverbial bar for a visual tour of the 2017 Steers and Beers Brew Fest!
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