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14th Annual San Juan Brewfest

The 2012 San Juan Brewfest was a HUGE success. 
We told you it was going to be BIG, and it was!

Thanks to everyone who came out and to all our sponsors.

Next year’s date is Saturday August 24, 2013. 
Mark your calendars now!

Award Winners:
People’s Choice – Durango Brewing Company’s Blueberry Wheat Ale

Judges Choice for Lighter Beers – Ouray Brewing’s Camp Bird Blonde Ale

Judges Choice for Medium Body Beers – Eske’s Brew Pub Scottish Ale

Judges Choice for Heavy Beers –Left Hand Brewing Company’s Smokejumper Imperial Porter



We would like to thank Chevron for becoming our title sponsor this year!!!

We would like to thank Audio Air for Sponsoring the VIP Tent this year!!!!

We would like to thank The Law Offices of David Downs for sponsoring our transportation for the event this year. Please take advantage of the Free rides on the Durango Transit system to and from the event on August 25th

Law Offices of David Downs
Personal Injury Attorney
2501 Main Ave, Durango

“San Juan Brewfest is supported by a marketing grant from the Durango Business Improvement District and Durango Area Tourism Office.”

CookManFood has teaming up again withUnited Way of Southwest Colorado on the 14th annual San Juan Brewfest to make this one of the premier events in Durango.

Saturday August 25, 2012. Gates open at 1pm. and close at 5 p.m.
We will have live music during that time.  Band lineup:
Opener – DJ I-gene
Headline – Cherry Royale out of Atlanta, GA.  For a sneak peak, check out one of their latest videos.

Downtown Durango, Main Ave between 12th and Main in front of Buckley Park.


$25 to enter, must be 21 to taste the beers. $15 for under 21 and designated drivers. Kids 12 and under FREE! VIP ticket is $50 and includes invite to the exclusive VIP and Brewer Party Friday August 24 at Ska Brewery. This party is from 6 to 8 pm and includes beer and food, plus you get to hang out with the brewers and pick their brain about their wonderful products. All paid entries get a 5 oz souvenir tasting mug (while supplies last). VIP’s also get early entry to event at noon and FREE food from while it lasts in the VIP tent. Plus no waiting for beer as we’ll have a couple of VIP only kegs in the VIP tent.

You can also purchase advance tickets at the following Durango area locations:

  • W.J. Doyle Wine and Spirits – 509 E. 8th Ave.
  • Carvers Brewing – 1022 Main Ave.
  • Steamworks Brewing – 801 E 2nd Ave
  • Ska Brewing – 225 Girard St.

Don’t forget you can also purchase online NOW by clicking here

Hotel Information

Durango Travelodge

2970 Main Avenue, 30th & Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone:  1-970-247-1741

Ramada Limited Durango

3030 Main Ave, Main Ave/Hwy 550 & 30th Street, Durango, CO 81301
·  Phone:  1-970-259-1333

Durango’s only real beer festival! Over 30 breweries from around the region will attend. A list of all breweries attending is posted below.

Southwest Colorado is quickly becoming the Napa Valley of beers. Come and meet these amazing brewers are and taste many of the best brews this region has to offer.


Here is the Video from last year:

“Transportation for 2012 Brewfest is FREE! All City of Durango buses are free Saturday August 25, be safe and travel free!”

Come on down and taste beer from all over the country. These brewmasters will be coming from far and wide to show off their most popular beers as well as introduce you to some of their newest creations. There will be awards for several different categories and you could be a judge. If you have always wanted to be a beer judge please email me at . We will presenting awards to the winners of the beer judging competition at 3:45pm. We also need everyone who attends to help us pick the winner of San Juan Brewfest’s People’s Choice award. This will be awarded to the brewery that gets the most votes from the attendees of the event.

Brewers for 2012 are:

10th and Blake Brewing Company (Denver, CO)
Alaskan Brewing Company
(Juneau, AK)
Beaver Street Brewery (Flagstaff, AZ)
Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)
Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs, CO)

Breckenridge Brewery (Breckenridge, CO)
Carver Brewing Company (Durango, CO)
Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery (Ridgeway, CO)
Colorado Native(Golden, CO – Won People’s Choice last year!)
Durango Brewing Company (Durango, CO)
Eskes Brew Pub and Eatery (Taos, NM)
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company (Glenwood Springs, CO)
Kannah Creek (Grand Junction, CO)
Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, CA)
Leinenkugal (Chippewa Falls, WI)
Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, CO)
Lumberyard Brewing (Flagstaff, AZ)
Main Street Brewing (Cortez, CO)
Moab Brewing (Moab, UT – Won 1st place in the heavy beers category with their Winter Scotch Ale in 2010)
New Belgium Brewing (Ft Collins, CO)
Oscar Blues Brewing (Longmont, CO)
Ouray Brewery (Ouray, CO)
Ourayle House Brewery (Ouray, CO)
Palisade Brewing Company (Palisade, CO – SOB Pale Ale won 1st place in medium beers category last year)

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA)
Ska Brewing (Durango, CO)
Steamworks Brewing Company (Durango, CO)
Suds Brothers Brewing (Evanston, WY)
Telluride Brewing (Telluride, CO)


No Dogs allowed inside the event. Guests are encouraged to leave the kids at home. Kids under 12 can enter the event with adult supervision. All other children are not allowed inside the gates, but they can hang out in Buckley Park while Mom and Dad are at the event.

The San Juan Brewfest celebrates our local and regional brewers and raises money for  United Way of Southwest Colorado.

If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate you can do so by clicking here.

Email if you have any questions.


  1. Looks like you will have some great beer at this event. I will definitely be there.

  2. Looking forward to seeing you there. Stop by our booth for a brat. We can’t wait to taste all that beer too. It is going to be a ton of fun

  3. Wish we were able to be there. Sounds like a great time!!

  4. Can’t wait for BREWFEST this Sunday!

  5. “Cookmen”,
    How about a trade.
    A XL t-shirt from the brewfest for some John Deere Hats??

  6. You people are fuckin nuts, I love it! Hope to make the BBQ on the 4th, coming up from Aztec. Thinking of the beer judge for the Brew Fest, still looking? I brew for the 4 Corners Celtic Homebrewers and we brew for thr San Juan Scottish Fiddle Society Events on the website.

    Sláinte, Ian

  7. ….I was suppose to go fishing and ran into this event…the only thing I caught on my fishing trip was a BUZZ!!!…enjoyed it though!!!

  8. Can I buy advance tickets from you? Not seeing a link. Need 3 VIP tickets. Thanks.

  9. is there a list of music that is happening for the event?

    thank you

  10. Been to alot of beer fests-this one is well worth the money!

  11. Don’t forget Main Street Brewery will be participating in the San Juan Beerfest for the first time this year. Come out to taste our excellent brews!!!

  12. Tucson folks flocking up to get out of our oppressive heat and enjoy good with y’all 😀


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