Cheers! It’s time to celebrate one of the most important days of the summer — International Beer Day! As one of the beer industry’s great capital cities, Denver is a fun place to spend this unique holiday that falls on August 3rd this year. Join thousands of beer lovers around the world to raise a pint and join in the festivities for 2018.
Origins of International Beer Day
Created as an idea for a local event in 2007 by a beer lover in Santa Cruz, the first International Beer Day took place ten years ago in 2008. Today this special holiday is commemorated around the world on the first Friday of August and has spread to locations far beyond the West Coast. In fact, you can now find International Beer Day events in more than 200 cities including Denver!
How to Celebrate International Beer Day
Kick the weekend off right by enjoying your favorite beverage and gathering with friends at a pub, brewery, neighborhood tavern, or any place where good beer is served. In Denver, that’s easy to do! And you can toast International Beer Day with any kind of brew no matter what your preference. Whether you love lagers, IPAs, ales, porters, or pilsners, mark the date down on your calendar so you can remember to celebrate for years to come. Tell your friends, so they can save the date too. Drinking beer with friends is one of the great pleasures in life.
International Beer Day includes 3 main goals:
1. Celebrate with friends around your favorite beers
2. Honor the brewers and servers who have a passion for beer
3. Bring the whole world together for one day with beer as a focal point
Right here in Denver, you can raise a glass to honor International Beer Day at breweries across the city and right at our hotel at The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar, our farm-to-table restaurant that highlights local Colorado flavors.
Denver’s World-Renowned Beer Scene
Thanks to Coors, Colorado has been famous for beer for decades. In fact, did you know Coors, based in Golden, Colorado, is the largest brewery in the world? It crafts more than 17 million barrels of Coors that they ship all over the country. But it is only in the last few years that the Mile High City has really transformed into a hub for some of the best micro-breweries in the county. With so many options for top-notch Denver craft beer, the Rocky Mountains region is a fun place to celebrate International Beer Day. Today you can visit more than 100 breweries, tap rooms, and brewpubs than make their very own beer within the city limits of Denver.
When you reserve a room at Crowne Plaza Denver, you can explore the exciting beer scene with ease. Our rooms come with smart-styled decor and lifestyle amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and HDTVs. After a fun afternoon or evening of sampling beer at Colorado’s legendary breweries, you can get a good night’s rest at Crowne Plaza. You’ll come home to ultra-comfortable mattresses and luxurious cotton sheets that make a peaceful sleep a priority. You’ll be in for a treat when the sun comes up because many of our rooms also feature breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and the Denver city skyline.
Denver Breweries near our Downtown Hotel
Within a short distance of our Downtown Denver hotel, you can visit several popular breweries and taprooms. A few examples include:
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
Great Divide Brewery
Woods Boss Brewery
Denver Beer Co.
Tivoli Brewing Co. Taphouse
Alpine Dog Brewery
Rock Bottom Brewery
Denver Chophouse & Brewery
Lodo is also a fun place to explore on International Beer Day. With fun breweries and restaurants around every corner, you’re never far from a pint of local craft beer. Keep an eye out for special happy hours to celebrate International Beer Day. With the holiday falling on a Friday, there are bound to be excellent beer specials almost everywhere you go. Lodo is located an easy walk from our hotel (about 15-20 minutes) or a 5-minute ride by taxi or rideshare. It is a must-see for any visitor to Denver, especially on International Beer Day!
Union Station is another fun destination for beer lovers. Inside this stunning renovated train station, you can visit Terminal Bar to sample more than 30 craft beers from Colorado. Or if you’re looking for a sophisticated evening on the town to toast International Beer Day, grab a seat on the mezzanine at The Cooper Lounge that overlooks The Great Hall of Union Station.
If you find yourself at Coors Field during the summer, you can even enjoy a craft brew at the in-house brewery. Sandlot Brewery makes and serves delicious beer right in the ballpark so you can watch the Rockies play a game and sip beer.
The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar at Crowne Plaza Denver
Pair local beers with an excellent menu of farm-to-fork dishes at our new hotel restaurant in Downtown Denver. The rustic mountain feel with a touch of urban chic in the dining room makes the perfect place to sip a pint of craft beer and local microbrews. Choose from delicious plates like Colorado-raised lamb and beef or savor the fresh vegetables that come from local farmers markets. From juicy Angus beef burgers to braised boneless short ribs with Yukon gold potatoes, Colorado beer makes the perfect accompaniment for your meal at The Lockwood. If you want to soak in the unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains and the vibrant city skyline, you can order room service and celebrate with a craft beer in your room. Or call to make a reservation with our concierge or book a table online on the website. Savoring the mouthwatering cuisine while sitting around the fireplace is sure to be a highlight of your Denver beer celebration.
Take a look at The Lockwood menu to see what you would order to go with your favorite craft beer!
The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar
Breakfast 6 am- 10:30 am
Lunch 11 am- 4 pm
Dinner 4 pm – Midnight