Craft Beer

at the Blues n' BBQ Festival

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

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:

  • India Pale Ale - with a traditional coppery color, our IPA has a complex malty character and is more well-balanced than most, but still offers that bitterness that IPA lovers seek.
    ABV: 7.2% IBU: 71 Color: deep copper
  • 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
  • Brown Ale - medium-bodied Brown Ale in the English tradition with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances as assertive hop character and ends with a smooth, dry finish.
    ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40 Color: dark brown
  • Belgium Style Blonde - this sessionable Belgian Style Blonde Ale is brewed with guava puree, premium pilsner malt, white wheat and East Kent Golding hops. At a modest 4% abv, it's bright, crisp and light bodied-aneffortless sipper with a tropical touch
    ABV: 4.0% IBU: 25 Color: golden, hazy
Odyssey

Odyssey Beerwerks

is a craft beer brewery and taproom, with a wide variety of tasty ales (and occasional lagers) from around the world for the people of Colorado.

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

  • Lite Brite Kettle Sour - is celebration of American ingenuity in the brewing world. Inspired by a classic Berliner Weiss, a German Sour Wheat ale, Lite Brite skews to the hoppy side by adding Galaxy and Mosaic hops to drive aromas of intense passionfruit, berry, and stone fruit. At 22 IBUs, the lactic acid profile of the beer is complimented without adding lingering bitterness.
    ABV: 5.5% IBU: 35 Color: golden
  • 5535 IPA - This American IPA pays homage to “West-Coast” style IPAs by using tropical fruit-forward Mosaic hops in balance with the classic citrus punch of Cascade. In staying true to our roots, the malt bill features a bit more oomph to compliment the large hopping schedule, and pours a rich amber into the glass.
    ABV: 6.5% IBU: 75 Color: golden
  • Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter - a Robust Porter brewed with Whole Madagascar Vanilla Beans. Rich flavors of sweet crystal malts along with artfully roasted grains balance well with the silky smoothness of the vanilla. A light hop addition adds sufficient bitterness to keep this beer tempered and insanely drinkable – a welcome beer for all seasons of the year.
    ABV: 5.8% IBU: 35 Color: black
  • Palm Tree Caribbean Lager - with a flourish of spicy hops and a continental malt backbone. A traditional German Pilsner, Palm Tree is brewed with copious quantities of Saaz and Tettnang hops to drive delightful Noble Hop aroma, and an addition of malted rye to the imported German malt bill adds a subtle spiciness to the beer. Palm Tree is lagered for weeks to achieve the essential flavor profile of a Pilsner – a balance of malt depth, floral hop aroma, and a clean, approachable finish.
    ABV: 4.7% IBU: 40 Color: light amber
Denver Beer Company

Denver Beer Company

was born in our garages with a few batches of homebrew and a love for the craft of brewing. Serving only premium artisan ales and lagers, we utilize fresh ingredients and embrace both innovative and old world styles of beer. Similar to a farmer’s table, our beer selections change with the seasons. By brewing in small batches, we can ensure that a few old favorites are always on tap, but new goodies greet visitors each month.
Our brewery is founded on passion for high quality, flavorfully crafted beer and the belief that the best pints are those shared with good company. Drawing inspiration from beer gardens of Bavaria, we designed Denver Beer Co. to be a place where new and old friends can share a table and pint out of doors.

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

  • Two by Ale - A refreshing beer everyone can enjoy. Lightly hopped, dry finish with a hint of malt and honey.
    ABV: 5.5% IBU: 15 Color: honey
  • Extra Special Bitter (ESB) - An American take on a traditional English ale. Pleasant hop bitterness followed by fruity esters and a toffee like malt character.
    ABV: 5.4% IBU: 50 Color: brown
Westfax Briwing Co.

WestFax Brewing

mission is to artfully craft quality brews that everyone can enjoy. Whether the beer meets a style guideline or not the beer will be of the highest quality, and most importantly taste delicious.
WestFax Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in the beercentric Denver metro area. More specifically on the infamous wickedest street in America, Colfax Avenue; and right next to the similarly infamous Casa Bonita. The brewery is part of renaissance of the West Colfax corridor.

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

  • Two by Ale - A refreshing beer everyone can enjoy. Lightly hopped, dry finish with a hint of malt and honey.
    ABV: 5.5% IBU: 15 Color: honey
  • Extra Special Bitter (ESB) - An American take on a traditional English ale. Pleasant hop bitterness followed by fruity esters and a toffee like malt character.
    ABV: 5.4% IBU: 50 Color: brown