It’s a sad time of year, when tons of mini-Iron Mans and Disney princesses ring your doorbell in hopes of procuring some candy only to find out you’re not home.
We know where you’ll be – at a brewery. Here’s five celebrations around town that you definitely need to be at. Show up, rock out your best costume, enjoy some locally brewed suds and make it home safely. Perfect plan for Halloween success.
Note: As we hear of more things, we’ll continue to update this list! Is your event not here? Comment and we’ll add it!
Before the big day:
JAKs 1st Annual Children and Adult Halloween Costume Run/Walk/Crawl 5K, Thursday Oct. 29
If you haven’t made it out to Peyton to visit JAKs yet, this could be the perfect occasion.
Here’s the details straight from JAKs’ facebook event: We ask that you please drop off some candy at JAKs between today and the 29th. Adults will go out along the course before 6pm and the kids will leave at 6 and collect their goodies along the 5K!!! We are pleased to announce that coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by Vera’s Coffee Coach & Espresso Bar and amazing eats by All Things Pita! See you all Thursday!! Aggressive Running for Aggressive Beer Drinkers! Happens every Thursday at 6 pm! Free t-Shirt after your 10th run! This is a FREE event to encourage the community to get out and enjoy life!
If you’re one of those folks who likes running for fun, you should check it out, or if you’re not, head there and cheer everyone on!
Talk Nerdy To Me at Fossil Craft Beer Company, Thursday Oct. 29
This month’s guest presenter will be Ryan Johnson, who is a chemistry teacher at Sierra High School. Ryan will be talking about beer gases, and he has promised some awesome demonstrations to go along with his presentation! He might even wear one of his infamous Thursday bow ties to show off his true nerd level! Treehouse BBQ will be there from 5 to 9, and we’ll be giving carbon dioxide samples in every pint! Fossil is also planning on releasing Ghostly Mammoth (a ghost chili IPA collaboration with Shelly’s Salsa) just in time for Halloween!
Grimm Brothers Tapping at Brewer’s Republic, Friday Oct. 30
Happy Halloween Weekend!! We’ve got a great party planned tonight.
Come join us and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse as we tap some awesome beers. We will have some great swag, pint glasses, and a big raffle. Including some great giveaways from Veterans Wine and Liquor.
Make sure to come dressed up for our costume contest at 10pm!!
Here’s what’s on tap by 5pm –
Grimm Master Thief German Porter
Grimm Snow Drop Honey Wheat
Grimm Apricot Engelbert Berlinerwiesse
Grimm Maidens Kiss Helles Bock
Grimm Little Red Cap Altbier
Grimm Riff Raff Dunkelweizen
Grimm Briar Rose Munich Helles
Grimm Hans the Hedgehog Bavarian Wheat
Grimm Fearless Youth Munich Dunkel
Grimm The Griffin Hefeweizen
Dia de los Muertos Party at Pikes Peak Brewing
Pikes Peak Brewing is decking out for Halloween this year with our best Dia de los Muertos garb! Join Chris and the gang for a full day (and night!) of costume contests, face painting, live music, and of course our Howling Creek Pumpkin Ale!
High Grade Catering & Food Truck
2-4p Face Painting and Kids’ Crafts
6p Cocktails with 3 Hundred Days of Shine
6p Devils Head Red Aged in Tequila Barrels tapping
8p Live Music with Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show
9p Costume Contest
Storybook Halloween Party and Costume Contest
These guys are a little under a year old, and they’ve already earned a place in all of Colorado Springs’ beer lovers hearts. With wacky fairy tale-themed beers and cool out-of-the-ordinary events (chain mail making even!), Storybook could be the party to be at this Halloween. Here’s the details on their celebration: Be there before 7:30 PM and wear a costume and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Storybook will announce the winners at 8 PM. The usual caveats apply, as you must be 21 or older and present at 8 PM to win. One of our favorite food trucks, Potato Potato, will be there serving up an Arrested Development themed menu as well!
Front Range Barbeque’s Annual Halloween Bash 2015
This Hallow’s Eve join Front Range BBQ for a hauntingly good time. Live music with Grass It Up, a costume contest, food & drink specials…
6 p.m. Left Hand Brewing Company Tapping
Introvert Session IPA
Wake Up Dead Nitro Russian Imperial Stout
Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Ambidextrous #7 Belgian Quad
7:30 p.m. Live music with Grass It Up (playing as inmates!)
Red Leg Brewing’s Halloween
At noon Red Leg will tap a firkin of Caramel Apple Brown! Be sure to dress up in your BEST costume as there will be prizes for the winners of their Costume Contest! Judging will be at 8PM!
Great Storm Brewing’s Halloween Bash
Join Great Storm on Saturday the 31st for their flavorful fall beer releases, mouth-watering barbecue, spooky decor and a costume contest! They’ll be tapping their highly awaited pumpkin beer for Halloween and this is not your Mom’s pumpkin-pie beer with all the spices and stuff; it’s a one of a kind, NON-spiced, crisp ale made with 100 pounds of pumpkin!
12pm -10pm New Beer Releases:
- Pompion Ale, our unspiced golden ale made from nearly 100 lbs. of roasted pumpkins, based on a recipe by Benjamin Franklin.
- Cornicopiale, a light harvest ale made from wheat, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and apples.
- Other surprises, last minute fall ales from our creative brewers.
- Smokey the Pig food truck brings the barbeque.
- Firkin tapping, our popular German/Irish mashup Red Oktober with candy corn!
- Costume Contest, our staff will pick their favorites and award the winning bar tab, swag and prizes!
Triple S Halloween chauffeured tour of breweries
Triple S Brewing is hosting a driving tour of 4 west side breweries: Triple S, Smiling Toad, Bristol, and Gold Camp. You’ll learn the brewing process, tour breweries, meet the brewers, and get special beers not available to the public! Get tickets here.
Nano 108 Brewing Co’s Haunted Halloween
Join Nano 108 for a Firkin Haunted Halloween Party! Saturday, October 31st, Nano 108 will be hosting a fun Halloween Party with themed music, games, and decorations. Accompanied with the delicious Vladi’s Food Truck.
There will be a Costume Contest at 7pm.
Prizes for Best Male, Female, Child, and Couple (or group)
As an Extra Bonus, We will have a very special beer for the Halloween Party: Nano 108 Hallo-Wit, our Belgian Witbier aged in a Firkin Barrel with a cut of the upcoming Weisenbock, Melted Candy Corn, Orange Peels, and PUMPKIN CHUNKS!
Smiling Toad Halloween Mask Contest
Masks are all gone, but head into Smiling Toad to see how everyone decorated theirs! Plus ever time you purchase a pint, 1/2 pint or flight of beer you will receive a treat.
All Colorado Beer Fest Tickets are going fast! Grab yours today!