The Great Central City Beer Festival 2016

The Great Central City Beer festJoin us for the 5th Annual Great Central City Beer Festival on August 27, 2016 from 1pm – 6pm!

Committed to delivering Coloradans a great experience, one pint at a time. Central City loves the mountains, the laid back atmosphere of the front range, but most of all, the wonderful breweries that CO has to offer, come share in this love. Come sample some of Colorado’s Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one.

$30 advance / $40 day of / $50 VIP – One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments available.

2016 GCCBF posterBring your to-go cups in and out of licensed establishments.(beverages must be purchased on-site, no outside alcohol allowed)

Bus service available from the Denver metro area.

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Colorado Malting Company enters European markets in collaboration with Viking Malt

Press release – Alamosa, Colorado / Lahti, Helsinki, USA (September 24, 2015)

The new collaboration between Colorado Malting Company (CM) and Northern European Viking Malt opens up the European markets to the American craft malt pioneer. Starting in spring 2016 Colorado Malting Company will also start offering various Viking Malt malts to its American customers.

The craft beer boom that has taken Europe by storm has always been greatly influenced by the beer culture from the US. However, until now, the availability of American craft malts has been limited in Europe.

The new collaboration contract between Colorado Malting Company (CM) and Viking Malt gives Viking Malt a license to produce CM’s malts for the European markets. With this collaboration CM is specifically targeting the rapidly growing European small-scale brewery sector.

– We are very excited. We believe that American craft malts can be very successful in Europe and this collaboration opens up many new possibilities for us. Joining forces with a company that has a proven track record will give us instant access to the European markets, says Jason Cody, the president of Colorado Malting Company.

The new collaboration between CM and Viking Malt naturally goes both ways. From now on, CM can also offer Viking Malt’s wide selection of quality malts to its American customers.

– The state of Colorado has a lot in common with Northern Europe: harsh conditions, relatively short growing season, clean water and nature, and high quality of products. Also the same barley variety is grown both in Colorado and Northern Europe. It’s a good match. It takes character to produce a good beer, and we both share that unique character, says Timo Huttunen, Business Unit Manager of Viking Malt.

Media inquiries and additional information

Timo Huttunen

Business Unit Manager and Brewmaster
Viking Malt, Lahti, Finland
Tel. + 358 50 561 3431
Email: timo.huttunen@vikingmalt.com


About Viking Malt
Viking Malt is the leading Nordic malting company whose client list includes big and small beer breweries and distilleries around the world. The malt houses of Viking Malt are located in Finland, Sweden and Lithuania. The grain used for its malts also come mainly from the same area. The head office of Viking Malt is located in Lahti, Finland. The same family has owned the company for more than 130 years.
www.vikingmalt.com

About Colorado Malting Company
Colorado Malting Company, based in Alamosa, USA, and founded in 2008, is a rapidly growing American family business that produces various types of malts specifically for craft beer breweries all around the US.
www.coloradomaltingcompany.com

The Great Central City Beer Festival 2015

The Great Central City Beer festJoin us for the 4th Annual Great Central City Beer Festival on August 22, 2015 from 1pm – 6pm!

Committed to delivering Coloradans a great experience, one pint at a time.  Central City loves the mountains, the laid back atmosphere of the front range, but most of all, the wonderful breweries that CO has to offer, come share in this love.  Come sample some of Colorado’s Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one.

$30 advance / $40 day of / $50 VIP – One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments available.

beerposter_11x17Bring your to-go cups in and out of licensed establishments.
(beverages must be purchased on-site, no outside alcohol allowed)

Bus service available from the Denver metro area.

Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets!

The Great Central City Beer Festival

The Great Central City Beer festJoin us on August 23, 2014 from 1pm – 7pm for the Great Central City Beer Festival for Great Beer and Great Music! Come sample some of Colorado’s Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one.

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Master Brewers Association of the Americas – RMD 2014 Technical Summit

MBAA  LogoMBAA-RMD is holding their semi annual all day 2014 Technical Summit on May 7, 2014 at the Drake Center, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The program consists of eight oral presentations, 10 posters, and 14 sponsor displays. Several brewers have donated their beers as samples during the sessions. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are served during the day. After the technical sessions their will be an all evening social at the Black Bottle Brewing located close to the Drake Center.

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Planning for your participation in the Big Brewing Industry Events in Denver, Colorado

During the week of April 6 through 11 Denver, Colorado will be the location for the 2014 big events for craft brewers, packaging breweries and the general brewing industry. The three big events taking place are the World Beer Cup 2014, the Craft Brewers Conference and the BrewExpo America®

world beer cupThe World Beer Cup 2014, April 6-8, 2014 :

  • It is estimated that 4,900 beer entries will be entered for judging.
  • More than 1,400 breweries will be participating from 33 countries
  • 70% of the judges are from outside the U.S. and several first time judges will be represented on the 2014 panel, including Spain, China and Taiwan.
  • 90 beer categories will be judged
  • World Beer Cup Awards will be presented April 11, 2014 during the Craft Brewers Conference.
  • Additionally, the 2014 World Beer Cup European Awards Ceremony will be held May 7, 2014 in Cologne, Germany

Craft Brewers Conference
Craft Brewers Conference and the BrewExpo America®, April 8-11, 2014

  • This is presented by the Brewers Association and is the 31st Annual event
  • It the largest industry event and the only one that serves both brewpubs, craft and packaging breweries
  • An estimated 7,000 attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over 400 exhibiting companies and hear from more than 145 presenters
  • The U.S. craft brewing industry counted in excess of 2,700 breweries pouring $33.9 billion into the US economy in 2012
  • Further information and statistics can be found on their website