About the Event

Colorado Startup Brews is a celebration of the things that make Colorado the state it is today: entrepreneurship, beer and charity.

Colorado Startup Brews (formerly Bootstrapped Brews), now in its fourth year, is the annual members’ conference (21 & up) of the Colorado Startup Brews Association (CSBA). It is an opportunity to connect with like-minded Colorado-area startups, to secure bragging rights for making some of the finest homebrew in town, and to help an amazing cause with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Dear Jack Foundation. It is part networking event, part competition, and completely fun. We welcome any Colorado-based company with a startup mentality and a passion for brewing.

How it works

Participating startups will be given a space and a table to set up any promotional materials they like. Additionally, startups will be provided with a bucket (for kegs or bottles) and ice to keep their beer cold. In return, each startup must brew and provide at least 5 gallons of beer by September 30th, 2018 (prior to the event for judging purposes). Startups, you are also responsible for serving your beer at the event.

The bulk of the event will be unstructured, so participants can mill around, visit with fellow startups, and drink plenty of beer. Around 8:00 pm, a panel of judges will share their picks for the best brews (first, second, and third place), as well as People’s Choice, and awards will be handed out.

For more information on how the beer will be judged, see Judging & Awards.

Event details

October 12th, 2018
5pm to 9pm
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202
Casual (jeans & t-shirt ok)
This event is 21 & up. You will not be allowed into the event without a valid ID, even if you registered for the event. We will NOT be able to sell tickets the day of the event. So get yours early!

Common Questions

For answers to common questions not answered here, please visit the Colorado Startup Brews Frequently Asked Questions page.