It’s that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change, the weather is starting to cool down, Starbucks is rolling out their pumpkin spiced latte… And Oktoberfests are popping up everywhere!!
One great one worth mentioning is this upcoming weekend’s (September 12th-14th) Oktoberfest in Breckenridge. This is definitely one worth checking out. Breckenridge is providing the public with fall foliage, great parties, authentic German cuisine, and (of course) beer! Who would want to miss out on that great combo? This is the 20th Annual Oktoberfest to combine Breckenridge and Munich and shut down the main street of town- the beer of choice being Paulaner Bier. When you get to the festival, invest in a stein for either $25 (small) or $30 (large) and drink your little heart out. You can pre-purchase tickets and steins as well if you’d like to make the process quicker.
All three days include a street party. Don’t miss out on this exciting cultural event!
Last year, Budweiser aired a commercial during the Super Bowl title “Are you up for Whatever?” to promote Bud Light. In the commercial series, which showed different pieces through out the game, a man was asked to go along with whatever happened throughout his night and he agreed. As a result, he was thrown in to multiple odd scenarios, which include going to a party of nothing but twins, opening an elevator to find a llama and Don Cheadle inside and playing ping pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This year, Bud Light is continuing the crazy theme, but this time they’re basing it out of Crested Butte! That’s right! September 5th-7th, Anheiser-Busch will be painting the town blue and throwing a giant promotional party that will link to the previous Super Bowl theme. They are bringing in over 1,000 up-for-anything revelers from across the country. Buskers will be performing amid pop-up bars up and down the avenue. Bands will play from a giant sound stage. A huge Twister game is on the agenda. Only Bud Light products will be served in downtown watering holes that are part of the goings-on. The funky mountain town will be transformed in to a fictional, secret town called “Whatever” and turn in to a beer drinker’s paradise.
Whether or not the general public will be allowed in the party is a little bit of a mystery, but MyHandleBar is still excited to hear one of the local hotspots has been chosen for such a fun beer celebration!
Coming up September 1th-14th is the annual Salida Bike Fest! This is a 4 day festival set up to celebrate bicycles of all kinds! We want to give you fair warning to prepare for this event and highly suggest attempting to make it down :). Yes, Salida can be quite the drive from northern Colorado (about 2 1/2 hours south west of Denver on US-285), but we guarantee it would be well worth the drive!
During this festival, a great schedule of various activities and events have been organized to keep you pedaling along. Free group rides, bike film screenings, a bike from work mixer, a chainless bike race, a pump track competition, a bike parade, a bike race around Banana Belt Mountain, and the 16th Annual Monarch Crest Crank are just a few of the activities in the schedule. Don’t forget the free music in Riverside Park!
So shoot on down the highway to have a little fun on your bike in this great little mountain town for the week MyHandleBar approved!
Guess what time of year it is? Tour de Fat time! This event is definetly one of MyHandleBar’s favorites.
Haven’t heard of this fantastic festival? Let us enlighten you on the greatness of the Tour de Fat traditions.
Tour de Fat is run by New Belgium Brewery out of Ft. Collins. The festival tours the US, but always stops by Ft. Collins and Denver. This is the ultimate bike parade and costume party- the wackier and more creative, the better! Then, of course, there’s lots and lots of fantastic New Belgium beer. Think of this party as a cross between a circus, a concert and a beer festival. Sounds a little wacky, right? That’s exactly what it is!
Tour de Fat will be in Ft. Collins August 30th at Civic Center Park. The party will continue in Denver the following weekend, September 6th, at City Park.
Check out this amazing festival ASAP!
Start preparing, people of Boulder! The Boulder Craft Beer Festival is upon us! This warning is a little in advance, but we want to make sure you clear your calendar for this spectacular event- August 23rd from 12:00pm-5:00pm at the west side of Central Park in Downtown Boulder . Get your taste buds ready- this kind of event is every beer lovers dream!
The event brings together Boulder County’s best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. A few of these fabulous breweries include Avery Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Oskar Blues and Upslope Brewing. Believe us, though, when we say there are plenty of other great breweries that intend to throw down their best brews at this festival!
While you skip around to different tasting tents, you’ll get to enjoy live music and can even pickup some food from a vendor if you start to feel hungry (or a little loopy due to all the samples) Tickets are $30 a person if you buy them online in advanced, or $35 at the door. Click HERE to buy tickets! Your entrance ticket includes a commemorative tasting cup, unlimited beer samples from 20 breweries and snack samples from Udi’s and Glutino.
MyHandleBar approves beer festivals Be safe out there!