In a craft beer week exclusive we have the full list of brewers committed for the Wyoming Brewers Festival, presented by Midas on June 19th and 20th. The rest of the world finds out tomorrow, but my blog followers get a jump on the list today. I’ve been watching the list grow, and it is an impressive collection of Wyoming, Front Range and western breweries slated for the event. You will probably want to pick up a weekend pass as some of the brewers will have different beers on tap Friday and Saturday.
The breweries hail from seven different western states and include 10 breweries from the state of Wyoming.
A main goal of the brewers committee was to make sure as many representatives from the actual brewers would be on site in Cheyenne as possible. Oftentimes large beer festivals rely on the local distributors to fill out their taps, and no one from the actual brewery is available to tell the story of the beer. This year the committee was highly successful as almost all of the breweries will have staff at their booths.
The committee also worked hard to showcase as many Wyoming brewers as they could. Wyoming has a lot of talented brewers that have won significant awards in the world of beer competitions. In the 2014 World Beer Cup, Melvin Brewing out of Jackson won a gold medal for its 2×4 Imperial IPA and a bronze for its chchch-cherry bomb and Altitude Brewery and Chophouse from Laramie won gold for its Altitude Amber. Black Tooth, Snake River, Lander have won awards from the Great American Beer Festival, and North American Beer Awards.
Last year Wiley Roots out of Greeley was flooded this time of year and we weren’t sure they’d make it to our festival since they had a couple feet of water in their brew house. They managed to commit to at least one night of the festival, but ended coming back for a second night because they enjoyed themselves so much. They were also our very first brewery to sign on in 2014 when we decided to make big changes to the festival.
Here are the 26 brewers who have confirmed their participation in the festival:
Altitude Brewery and Chop House, Laramie
Cheyenne Brewing Company, Cheyenne
Snake River Brewing, Jackson
Freedom’s Edge, Cheyenne
Black Tooth Brewing, Sheridan
Melvin Brewing, Jackson
Lander Brewing, Lander
Ten Sleep Brewing, Ten Sleep
Coal Creek Brewing, Laramie
Clear Creek Brewing, Buffalo
Crow Hop Brewing, Loveland
Black Bottle Brewing, Fort Collins
Wiley Roots, Greeley
Upslope Brewing, Boulder
Avery Brewing, Boulder
New Belgium, Fort Collins
Odell Brewing, Fort Collins
Broken Compass, Breckenridge
Oscar Blues, Longmont
Snowbank Brewing, Fort Collins
Horse and Dragon, Fort Collins
Grand Teton Brewing Company, Victor
Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City
Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego
Sick and Twisted, Hill City
The Wyoming Brewers Festival is June 19th and 20th in the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne, WY. Proceeds from the festival go to support ongoing special projects at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The festival promotes the growing craft beer culture in the west and celebrates brewers and their products.