Grand Valley Beer Festival returns to Colorado Mesa University |

Grand Valley Beer Festival returns to Colorado Mesa University

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WHAT: Grand Valley Beer Festival

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 1-5 p.m.

WHERE: CMU’s University Ballroom, 1455 N. 12th St., Grand Junction

COST: Advanced $25; $30 at the door

INFO:; 970-248-1503

Beer fans, rejoice!

Colorado Mesa University welcomes back Grand Valley Beer Festival Saturday, May 17. Set for CMU’s University Ballroom from 1-5 p.m., this event is open to the public and tickets cost $30 each at the door. Advanced tickets are $25 per head, sold at Fisher’s Liquor Barn and Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s 12th Street location.

“We’re really starting to grow it,” Grand Valley Beer Festival board member (and Kannah Creek Brewing Company spokeswoman) Katlin Lubeley said. “This year we’re shooting for 60 breweries!”

Only in its fourth year, this event is one of the biggest annual beer events in the valley. Plus, funds raised go toward a community cause — Maverick Club’s Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Last year, a little more than $9,000 was collected at the event.

Admission includes tastes from breweries (spanning local, regional, national and even international), live music, a raffle, and more.

“It’s always held on graduation day,” Lubeley added, estimating around 800 attendees — including breweries and volunteers — from last year’s fest.

Participating breweries include Breckenridge Brewery, Copper Club Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Full Sail Brewery, Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Palisade Brewing Company, Paulaner Brewing, Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company, Shiner Brewery, Telluride Brewing Company, Tommyknocker Brewery, and many more.

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