More than 160 beer-related events over nine days. The return of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in person. And, the largest Denver Beer Trail yet. It’s all part of VISIT DENVER’s 14th Annual Denver Beer Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 8.
Each year Denver Beer Week features tap takeovers, rare beer tappings, special beer pairing dinners, Oktoberfests, musical performances and more before culminating in in the world’s largest beer competition at GABF. Additionally, as part of Denver Beer Week, VISIT DENVER creates the annual Denver Beer Trail – a fun, helpful guide to America’s greatest beer city. The 2022 edition features 48 breweries around Denver, making it the biggest beer trail to date and first since 2019.
“The dedication of local brewers and excitement of beer fans from around the country heading into Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Festival are proof that The Mile High City remains the craft beer capital of the U.S.,” said Richard Scharf, President & CEO of VISIT DENVER. “We’re excited to raise a pint to celebrate all things beer in Denver.”
Below are a few ways to enjoy Denver Beer Week 2022. A full listing of the more than 160 events and a digital version of the Denver Beer Trail, can be found on the Denver Beer Week website.
Harvest Week Oct. 4-6 at Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse Presented by EatDenver and The GrowHaus, 18 Denver-area chefs will collaborate on a series of five-course dinners paired with Colorado spirits, wine, beer and more at the 15th annual Harvest Week celebration. Proceeds will support independent restaurants and efforts to alleviate food insecurity.
Great American Beer Festival Oct. 6-8 at the Colorado Convention Center Produced by the Brewers Association and celebrating its 40th anniversary, GABF is the largest ticketed beer festival in the country in terms of attendees, breweries and beers served. Tickets remain for the Thursday evening session only as 40,000 attendees are expected to sample more than 2,000 different beers from 500 breweries throughout the festival.
Adulting with the Animals: Oktoberfest Oct. 6 at Denver Zoo It’s time for the party animals to take over Denver Zoo during Oktoberfest. The adults-only fun includes Bavarian eats, live music from the Polkanauts, a yodeling contest and special animal encounters you might not get on a regular zoo day.
GABFiesta Oct. 7 at Raices Brewing Company Raices is honoring diversity in the craft beer industry with a fiesta! In addition to serving cervezas that celebrate Latino culture, live music kicks off at 6 p.m. with Mono Verde Collective and Orquesta La Brava takes the stage at 9 p.m.
Yoga on Tap Oct. 7 at Golden Mill Head just west of Denver to the picturesque rooftop at the Golden Mill and kickstart your weekend with a mid-day, all-levels yoga class for $12. Entry fee includes one complimentary beverage (Kombucha, Beer, Wine, Margarita) after class!
About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating 113 years of promoting The Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes. Denver welcomed more than 31.7 million visitors in 2021, generating $6.6 billionin spending, while supporting tens of thousands of jobs and making Tourism one of the city’s largest industries. Learn more about Denver on the VISIT DENVER website or at Tourism Pays Denver. Denver International Airport (DEN) is the No. 3 busiest airport in the world connecting The Mile High City to more than 200 destinations globally. Follow Denver’ssocial media channels for up-to-the-minute updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.