Saturday will be the largest beer festival ever in the Springs

Published: October 31, 2013, 5:44 pm, by Scott Rappold

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Whatever you had planned for Saturday, beer lovers, change your plans and pick up tickets to the largest beer festival ever held in Colorado Springs. The All Colorado Beer Festival, which for seven years has celebrated Colorado’s rich brewing landscape, is growing from 38 breweries in 2012 to 64 this year, with all the unlimited samples you can suck down over two sessions, 1-4:30 and 6:30-10 p.m.
The festival benefits TheatreWorks, Homefront Cares and The Gazette’s Empty Stocking Fund, raising a total of $34,000 for charity last year.As of this writing, VIP tickets for both sessions are sold out, early-entry tickets are gone for the afternoon and virtually gone for the evening.Organizers have sold 800 tickets for the afternoon and 950 for the evening, so there are still 1,000 remaining, but don’t dawdle in getting tickets. It has sold out in the past and organizer Randy Dipner says availability could be limited at the door, with perhaps 500 left on Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know:

All Colorado Beer Festival
What: Enjoy unlimited samples from 64 brewers at the festival that celebrates Colorado’s rich beer landscape.
When: 1-4:30 p.m. or 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave.
Tickets: $35, $30 with active-duty military ID, $40 for early-entry tickets, which get you into the festival an hour early
Benefits: TheatreWorks, The Gazette’s Empty Stocking Fund and Homefront Cares
More information: allcoloradobeerfestival.com