Winter in Colorado brings to mind the snowy slopes of Aspen. But don’t count out a stop in the state’s capital, where its rapidly growing community of brewers is putting on a show. Held in downtown Denver’s Mile High Station, the Winter Brew Fest is exactly what you’d imagine a beer festival in Denver to resemble. Exposed brick facades? Check. A formerly converted industrial space? Check. Fairy lights? Check. Old barrels serving as tables? Indeed.
On tap will be unlimited samples from Colorado breweries and cideries, including Reverence brewing, known for their sours and alcoholic root beer. If you’re looking for something heavier, Left Hand Brewing makes some of the best imperial and nitro-stouts in the country. Winter Brew will have a plethora of food vendors, so chow down on a chicken leg, or tear into the beer-compliment made in heaven: a soft pretzel. All of this helps raise money for the festival’s non-profit partner, Big Bones, a dog rescue in Windsor, Colo. which specializes in larger-sized breeds.
Winter Brew is broken into an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m., and an evening session from 7 to 10 p.m. Inbetween there’s a VIP hour from 6 to 7 p.m., where you’ll get a curated pairing of beers with cheese from MouCo and some custom glassware.
- Mile High Station has a capacity of 1,200.
- Daytime and Evening tickets are each $59.95 separately.
- VIP evening tickets are $69.95.
What is the closest airport to Winter Brew Fest?
The Rocky Mountain Metro Airport is located a 25-minute drive north of Mile High Station, which is near downtown Denver.
Is the festival ADA accessible?
Mile High Station does not provide any accessibility information.
What is the bag policy?
No bag policy is listed.
Is there lodging nearby?
Read Fifty Grande’s guide to the Best Hotels in Denver here.