Great Central City Beer Fest 2021

Come sample some of Colorado’s Best. Two dozen hand-picked local breweries will be on-hand along with their brewmasters and beer-production teams. Make some new friends who are all about beer.

Saturday, August 28, 2021 • 1pm – 6pm 

Tickets: $40 advance / $50 day of
VIP: $70 advance / $80 day of
One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments are available.
Bring 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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Scandinavian School of Brewing enters New Agreement with University of Copenhagen

A new contract agreement between Scandinavian School of Brewing (SSB) and University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE (FOOD) take effect as per September 1st, 2021.

Together with the brewers’ associations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland it is agreed that

  • The Master Brewer education is transferred completely to UCPH SCIENCE to be fully integrated into the specialisation ‘Brewing Science and Technology’
  • The subjects from the present courses Brewing 1 and Brewing 2 will form part of a new optimised course structure
  • The Diploma Craft Brewer education will be offered by UCPH SCIENCE as continuous education.

When UCPH SCIENCE take over these two educations, the director of SSB (Kim L. Johansen) will be employed at the University to ensure continuity.

The Scandinavian School of Brewing will still exist:

  • Granting the Diploma Master Brewer title
  • Granting the Diploma Craft Brewer title
  • Offering shorter courses (one to three days) upon request from Brewers’ Associations or other groups.

Two committees are established:

Education Contact Committee (already existing) dealing with the overall structure of the education

Technical Committee dealing with the technical and scientific content of the education and for planning of internships.

As a consequence of the agreement:

  • The modular structure of the Master Brewer education for students from the brewing industry will no longer exist. The Master Brewer education will be less relevant for students from the industry, although, available under open education, if free seats.
  • The Diploma Brewery Engineer title no longer exists for students taking only the theoretical part of the Master Brewer education.
  • The Certified Brewer education will be offered for the last time in the spring 2021.

The courses Brewing Project in Practice and Brewing Summer Course will continue unchanged.

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Great Central City Beer Fest 2019

Central City proudly presents the Great Central City Beer Fest. Committed to delivering Coloradans a great experience, one pint at a time. 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.

Saturday, August 24th, 2019 • 1pm – 6pm 

Tickets: $40 advance / $45 day of
VIP: $60 advance / $70 day of
One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments available.
Bring 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 details

Great American Beer Festival 2019

The Great American Beer festival is not only about sampling quality beer but is also a beer competition. Breweries enter their beers to be judged by the festival’s Professional Judge Panel. Festival attendees can also sip the beer entered in the competition during the tasting sessions.

The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.

The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising.

Five different three-hour judging sessions take place over the three-day period during the week of the festival. Judges are assigned beers to evaluate in their specific area of expertise and never judge their own product or any product in which they have a concern.

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November 3rd is the 20th Annual ‘Learn to Homebrew Day’

Learn to Homebrew DayBeginner, Hobbyist and Professional Brewers from All Over the World to Participate

Boulder, Colo • October 23, 2018—
On November 3, the American Homebrewers Association®(AHA)—which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary—hosts the 20th annual Learn to Homebrew Day, an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn how to make beer at home. Hundreds of lively, educational events are held at homes, breweries, shops and clubs worldwide. Over 300 local celebrations and more than 4,000 participants are expected for this year’s celebration both in the U.S. and abroad.

“This year, we celebrate 40 years of the AHA, and 20 years of Learn to Homebrew Day. In 1999, Learn to Homebrew Day was established to promote the most rewarding and delicious activity of all time—homebrewing. And there’s never been a better time to give it a try,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Each year, it’s gratifying to see so many beginners, hobbyists and professionals coming together. What’s also gratifying? Tasting your very own brew.”

The AHA offers resources to help people of all skill levels begin brewing. Among them is Brew Guru®, a free mobile app which delivers money-saving deals on beer, food and homebrew supplies, plus the finest homebrew recipes on the planet.

Additional homebrewing resources include:

Learn to Homebrew Day was started in 1999 by the AHA to promote homebrewing education in America. The event has now expanded globally, with people participating and hosting their own events around the world. Join the celebration and visit HomebrewersAssocation.org to find an event nearby or register your own.

The Great Central City Beer Festival 2018

The Great Central City Beer Fest 2018Join us for the Great Central City Beer Festival on August 25, 2018 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.

$40 advance / $45 day of / VIP Tickets – $60 in advance, $70 day of show
One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments available.

Bring 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 2017

The Great Central City Beer Fest 2017Join us for the Great Central City Beer Festival on August 26, 2017 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.

$40 advance / $45 day of / VIP Toclets – $60 in advance, $70 day of show
Food and additional refreshments available.

Bring 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 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.

Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets!

The 34th Great American Beer Festival® 2015

Brian Gillespie and Josh Cody at the Dostal Alley Booth

Brian Gillespie and Josh Cody at the Dostal Alley Booth

Excerpt from: Scandinavian Brewers’ Review. Vol.72 No.5 2015

From our loyal U.S. correspondent, Finn Bjørn Knudsen, we yet again this year have a report on the recent Great American Beer Festival®, which takes place every year in Denver, Colorado – practically in Finn’s back yard!

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The Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium

Rocky Mountain Microbrewing SymposiumFinn Knudsen, Knudsen Beverage Consulting, was the Keynote speaker at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs this past February.

The Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium is the only conference designed by microbrewers, for microbrewers!

Click here to view the program, as well as view Finn’s presentation “Future of Craft Beer as seen from an Industry Insider”