2019 RMBF Brewery Information & Application

Boulder Creek Events (BCE) is excited to bring The Rocky Mountain Beer Festival (RMBF) back for its fifth year! Our goal is to create an annual tradition that will focus on pr oviding a venue for local & regional breweries, both new and established, to showcase their best products. This is also a forum for event-goers to vote for their favorites and for participating breweries to engage in a friendly competition for the title of "Best Brew" (best overall beer) and “Hippest Hops” (most engaging brewery). The People’s Choice awards will be presented to the winners at the completion of each event. An additional “2019 RMBF Tour Champion” award will go to the brewery participating in both dates with the most votes overall at the end of the tour; the “2019 RMBF Tour Champion” award will be announced on September 2nd at the 21st Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival.

Due to its popularity last year, we have once again expanded the event to a festival tour with two different dates in two different cities - Louisville and Boulder. Breweries can choose to participate in one or both of the tour dates. We encourage you to participate in both to promote your products and to qualify for “2019 RMBF Tour Champion”. In addition to showcasing amazing breweries and their beers, the event will also host a variety of food options, live music performances, and lawn games. Further, each event will benefit a local non-profit.

Locations

Day 1 : Community Park • Louisville

Saturday, June 22; 1pm - 6pm

955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville, CO 80027

We’re heading back to where it all began, a block from the heart of Historic Downtown Louisville.

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Day 2 : The 21st Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival • Boulder

Monday, September 2; 1pm - 6pm

13th Street, Between Canyon & Arapahoe in Boulder

Breweries will set up on 13th Street and close out the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. This event features arts & crafts exhibitors in Central Park, live performances at the Bandshell, the StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, a food court & beer garden, and much more!

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Responsibilities & Agreements of the Breweries

  • Donating 1 half-barrel keg* PER STYLE (& PER EVENT DATE) TO BE SERVED/TAPPED

      • Breweries decide which/how many styles to bring.

      • BCE will purchase any additional kegs after the first of each style at cost (as necessary), so please plan ahead and bring extra.

      • (7) cases of canned beers can be substituted for (1) half-barrel keg.

  • Providing all pouring & tapping equipment (ex: jockey box, dump bucket for beer waste, etc.).

  • Providing and setting up a 10’x10’ tent, tent stakes and/or weights.

  • Providing at least one brewery representative to pour beer and answer questions.

  • Providing necessary tables and chairs, table covers, booth decorations, booth lighting, marketing materials, etc.

  • Providing extension cords, power strips, splitters, cord covers, etc.

  • Sending a Copy of Insurance for the Boulder date (more info provided after application submission).

  • All vendors providing sales and taxable services at the event must have a City of Boulder Sales and Use Tax License. Vendors without this license must file this form prior to attending the event. 

  • Prior to the event: sending BCE with an invoice recording every style and amount of beer brought to RMBF for each event date, as per Colorado Liquor Rules 1 C.C.R 203-2, Regulation 47-1020 (B).

  • After the event: sending BCE a final invoice for product used beyond initial donation at RMBF (if applicable).

Responsibilities of BCE

  • Logistical support, ticketing services, ID checks

  • Refrigeration truck and/or ice for each brewery

  • RMBF Sampler Cups

  • Trash, recycling, and Zero Waste roll-offs, rinse stations, and gray water barrels

  • Marketing of the festival