In Japan a trip to a beer festival can be a great way to both get your hands on hard to find beers and enjoy a day out with friends. Here in the States its easier to find good beer, but there is still plenty of appeal in having a large array of different brewers and brews at your fingertips. This weekend the A Night to Remember festival will provide the option to enjoy good beer with your friends AND benefit charity.
The story behind the A Night to Remember festival starts in the tragedy of the Aurora theater shootings in 2012. One of those who lost their lives that night was Alex Teves, a regular patron at Copper Kettle and a member of their brew club. Copper Kettle has put together this annual festival to celebrate the life of their friend, and to raise money for charity.
Over thirty Colorado breweries will be participating. Some of the attendees include Great Divide, Avery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Trve Brew, and my own Fiction Beer Company. I’ll be there at the Fiction booth, pouring our beers for thirsty festival-goers. The event is this Sunday from 4 to 8pm, and it costs $25 to get in. The admissions cost covers unlimited beer samples. So if you are free and in town Sunday evening, come by the Four Mile Historic Park, drink some beer, say hi, and know that the money you spent is going to a good cause as well.
I’m excited that you’ll both get a chance to experience an American festival after so many Japanese ones, and that you’ll get to see the festival from behind the taps! Exciting stuff. What charity is the event benefiting? I assume one related to Alex Teves? (Apologies if you wrote it and I just missed it 🙂
Yeah, I plan on bringing my camera and doing a look back at the similarities and differences between the two festival styles. The charity is a fund that creates scholarships for at-risk students.