Fort Collins Beer Week Celebrates Craft and Community May 11-18

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fort collins beer week The first Fort Collins Beer Week (FCBW) will take place May 11-18, 2014, in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week. Presented by Fortified Collaborations and the Colorado Brewers Guild, this community-wide “un-festival” will infuse a celebration of our local craft-brewing industry into the city’s restaurants, breweries and businesses.


Just as New York City, San Francisco and other cities mark American Craft Beer Week with their own events, Fort Collins will fete its thriving breweries with a series of Signature Events and other activities throughout the week. We’ll kick things off with an Opening Night Bash Sunday, May 11, from 5-8 p.m., at the recently renovated Tony’s Bar & Rooftop. The evening will include beer from every local brewery on tap, tasty eats and live music. Tickets are $20, and admission includes two drink vouchers.


The Sixth Annual Brewers Olympics is up next. Go West T-Shirt Co. will host the event on Wednesday, May 14, from 4-8 p.m. Go West employees will referee this fierce but friendly competition, as teams from each brewery square off in a series of beer-related games. Tickets are $10. Beer will be available. Hilarity will ensue!


The week will close with a Brewers Brunch, on Sunday, May 18, at Black Bottle Brewery, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring your friends and join the brewing community for a beermosa and delicious local fare. Tickets are $15.


More information on these events and dozens of other activities to be held at restaurants, breweries and businesses throughout the city can be found in the official Guide to Fort Collins Beer Week, which hits newsstands May 1. Menu pairings, beer dinners, tours, tastings, industry-related forums, and other special events hosted by participating venues will all be included in the FCBW Calendar of Events listed in the Guide and online at The Guide will also include a pull-out map and Beer Bingo, courtesy of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Wilbur’s Total Beverage.


“Fort Collins Beer Week is all about our breweries,” says Fortified Collaborations Creative Director Kristina Cash. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to come together, have fun, and recognize what the breweries bring to this community through their passion and craft.”

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