Beer festivals are about trying new brews and meeting other beer aficionados. But if you live in Colorado, every day can be a festival, thanks to local beer clubs. No matter your tastes, there’s bound to be a group for you. So get looking. We’ll even get you started. Here are three clubs worth checking out:
1. Aggie All-Grainers
What are they about? A non-stuffy brewing group with three guidelines: “work with what you have access to,” “make the best beer that you can,” and “learn from every batch.”
Where can I find them? The Aggies meet at Taps Sports Bar in Fort Collins on the second Tuesday of every month. Visit their Facebook page or contact Reu at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2. Crafty Ladies
What are they about? This club is for women who love beer (they boast more than 400 members).
Where can I find them? The Crafty Ladies meet at least once a month, usually on Tuesday, at the Highland Tap & Burger. Because of their popularity, the club often holds events twice. (This month, a stop by Oskar Blues on October 16 and October 30.) Visit the club’s homepage or Facebook page, or contact Katie O’Shea at email@example.com for more information.
3. Mile High Monks
What are they about? Mile High Monks is an eclectic mix of neighborhood get-togethers, food, games, recipe sharing, and—of course—beer drinking.
Where can I find them? The club usually gathers on the third week of the month at a member’s house. Though the group is spread out, most reside in the Denver metro area. Visit Milehighmonks.com for more details.
Bonus: For a comprehensive list of homebrew clubs in Colorado check out the AHA’s website.
—Image courtesy of Mile High Monks.