Roaring Fork Beer Company plans weeklong birthday celebration events |

Roaring Fork Beer Company plans weeklong birthday celebration events

Staff Report
The Roaring Fork Beer Company's Jerod Day
Colleen O’Neil / Post Independent file |

The Roaring Fork Beer Company (RFBC), a seasonally inspired full production brewery in Carbondale, celebrates its one-year anniversary with a week of events to coincide with Colorado Craft Beer Week and ending with one huge birthday bash from 2 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at the brewery and tasting room.

“This past year has been quite the ride for not only our business and our staff but our family as well,” said Chase Engel, head brewer and CEO. “We opened the doors almost a year ago and have hit the ground running. We thankfully got rocked this past year and are feeling humbled and ecstatic by the immense support from the valley. We are very excited to see where the next year takes us, and so we wanted to celebrate in a big way by organizing events all week long with special beer releases and more.”

RFBC will start the events on Saturday for Colorado Craft Beer Week by holding raffles, beer dinners, farm to table food and beer pairings, special tappings and more at various businesses in the valley as well as at the RFBC tasting room. One of the biggest events will be held on March 24 at the Carbondale restaurant Town: the “Best of the Beermakers” dinner, where Engel has chosen six of his favorite Colorado craft beers.

“I chose these beers because they really are some of the best beers in Colorado, and you can find me drinking them regularly,” Engel said. “These breweries have been more than just an indulgence for me, but also an inspiration for what great craft breweries and businesses should look like. I am excited to share my admiration for these breweries with the community and at one of my personal favorite restaurants in the valley, Town.”

Breweries included in the “Best of the Beermakers” dinner are Avery, Odell, Great Divide, Casey Brewing and Blending and RFBC.

RFBC’s Birthday Bash will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. on March 28 at the taproom. The schedule of events includes live music all day, five different beer tappings, farm to table eats by SILO, raffles, tours, free birthday cake provided by Sunshine & Moons and the announcement of the winner for RFBC’s homebrew competition.

“This is not only a celebration for the staff, but this is our big thank you to the valley who have welcomed us with open arms,” Engel said. “Jerod Day [RFBC’s Assistant Brewer] and I have been working around the clock to make sure special brews are ready just in time for the party. Our gratitude will be shown by throwing a party just for our supporters, as we could not do this without them.”

For a complete list of the weeklong celebration, visit the blog on RFBC’s website at Tickets are not necessary for the bash, and kids are welcome.

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