Craft Beer

at the Blues n' BBQ Festival for 2017

Joyride Brewing

Joyride Brewing

has a goal to brew some of the best beers you will ever experience.
The name Joyride refers to slowing down and enjoying the moment instead of concentrating on the destination. Sometimes it’s not about where the ride takes you, it’s just about going for the ride itself. It’s about wanting a shared experienced between you and your loved ones. Too often in this crazy world of ours, we don’t allow ourselves to stop and smell the roses, or in our case, the hops. That’s one of the reasons why we started Joyride Brewing Company. We wanted to create a place where you could relax, hang out with your friends, family and coworkers, have a few beers and be yourself. We’re hoping this kind of idea appeals to you and you’re willing to hop on!

Located in Edgewater, Colorado - Our beer selections for the Festival:

  • Cougar Pale Ale - Cougar Pale Ale is west coast inspired with a touch of English character. We use a method known as “hop bursting” and add all of the hops after the boil during our whirlpool.
    ABV: 5.0% IBU: 40 Color: honey

Upslope Brewing Company

is proud to deliver supremely palatable, quality ales and lagers that are bursting with flavor. Hand-crafted in small batches, our beer is nothing but pure goodness, served up in a portable, recyclable aluminum can for the on-the-go beer enthusiast. Using only the purest ingredients–snowmelt, premium Rahr malts, Patagonian hops, and brewer’s yeast–we expertly coax our beer until it reaches optimum flavor. It’s about the encounter, it’s about the can, but most of all it’s about the craft.

Located in Boulder, CO - Our beer selections for the Festival:

  • Craft Lager - is a premium American lager brewed entirely of malted barley. Snowmelt-infused and river-ready, this Colorado-style session beer stands side-by-side with our family of premium ales to bring you a clean, easy, light-bodied lager for the ages.
    ABV: 4.8% IBU: 19 Color: light straw
  • Citra Pale Ale - Prominently featuring Citra hops, our Citra Pale Ale delivers pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas on the nose with a semi-dry finish. Juicy notes imparted by the hops pair with the light caramel malt character to balance this drinkable, "go-to" American Pale Ale.
    ABV: 5.8% IBU: 37 Color: deep gold
  • Brown Ale - Our medium-bodied Brown Ale is brewed in the English tradition with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character and ends with a smooth, dry finish.
    ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40 Color: dark brown