The Fourth Annual Brewers Olympics takes place as the opening event of Fort Collins Beer Week on Saturday, June 20, from noon-5 p.m. Go West T-Shirt Co. hosts this rowdy, raucous, family-friendly event during which teams from 10 local breweries square off in a series of beer-related games. Food trucks, spectator activities, a bouncy house and plenty of beer will be available. Entrance is $10. All proceeds benefit Save the Poudre.
“We’re delighted to partner with local breweries as the beneficiary of the Brewers Olympics!” said Gary Wockner, executive director. “A clean, flowing river helps make great beer and we need their help to protect it.” As part of the activities, Save the Poudre will host a dunk tank featuring familiar faces from local bars and breweries.
Presented by Fortified Collaborations and Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Fort Collins Beer Week is a community-wide “un-festival” that infuses a celebration of the brewing industry into the city’s restaurants, breweries and businesses. “Fort Collins presents such great spirit and creativity associated with brewing,” said Kristina Cash, founder of Fortified Collaborations. “This week really gives our brewers and business owners the opportunity to show off what makes them shine.”
Information on the week’s events can be found in the official Guide to Fort Collins Beer Week, available at breweries, restaurants, bars and liquor stores throughout Fort Collins. Menu pairings, beer dinners, tours, tastings, industry-related forums, films and other special events hosted by participating venues are all included in the FCBW Calendar of Events listed in the Guide and online at www.fortcollinsbeerweek.com.