Avery Beer Fests!

In the quest for brewing excellence, we share ideas with and learn from our fellow craft brewers. This requires us to frequently sample each other’s creations and discuss our findings. When a deeper analysis is needed, it’s time to freakin’ party!

The Boulder Strong Ale Fest, Boulder SourFest, and Boulder IPA Fest are celebrations of the limitless possibilities in craft brewing, where we invite breweries from all over the country to share their interpretations and iterations of beer genres that we love dearly. All profits are donated to charities, and brewers from around the country often make a visit to Avery Brewing Co to see old friends and taste what they’ve created.

If you share our fascination with beer, please check the dates below to see when you can score tickets. Be ready… they sell out quickly!


13th Annual Boulder Strong Ale FestStrong Ale Fest

Boulder Strong Ale Fest features epic brews from craft breweries around the country, bringing the beers of brawn and this king of categories to one holding pen for your pleasure. To make it into this fest, a beer must be 8% ABV or higher and represent something very special from the heart and soul of its creator.

When: Saturday, April 4th 2015, 12-5pm

Tickets: On sale Friday, February 20th at 9am MT. Available online only at strongale2015.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $50 and include 16 pours and a commemorative glass.


6th Annual Boulder SourFest

Join us for this celebration of truly experimental beers! All beers here are homegrown in America and feature sour or wild recipes made with bacteria and wild yeast. Pucker up, Buttercup!

When: Saturday, June 20th 2015, 12-5pm


22nd Avery Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015


IPA fest3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest

Be they dank or piney or floral or tart, spiced or fruited or dry-hopped or wet, Double or Imperial, a little of some or all those together, we celebrate India Pale Ale in all of its iterations and strengths!

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12-5pm