Craft beer & more at Octobrufest


ALAMOSA — Eight craft brewers and several distillers will be featured Saturday at the annual Octobrufest in Sunset Park. Sponsored by the Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held from 2-7 p.m. at the park just off U.S. Hwy. 285, south of North River Greenhouse. The event will feature a variety of brewers and distillers from all over the valley (and beyond). Gosar’s Sausage, The Windsor Hotel, and Krazy Pete’s Snow Shack will also be serving throughout the duration of the event. Adding to the expanding list of activities, there will be plenty of games, contests and live music from Dave Mensch and Innastate. A bouncy house, giant yard games, psychic readings and chair massages will be available for the entire duration of the event. There will also be a free face painting table from 3-5 p.m. sponsored by Edward Jones, rounds of stein holding contests, a keg toss and giant beer pong sponsored by SLV Sports & Wellness, and of course a cornhole tournament  at 4:30 p.m. put together by the Wet Paintbrush.

General Admission is $10 for 18 and over, VIP for $35 (includes swag, drink ticket and VIP tent access), and kids 17 and under as well as all designated drivers will get in for free. DDs will also receive a ticket for a free non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Alamosa Chamber or at the event. Visit www.alamosachamber.com/oktobrufest for ongoing updates on new brewers, vendors and activities!

Sponsors for the event include: Valley Courier, Alamosa County Local Marketing District, City of Alamosa, Boutique Air, Colorado Malting Company, SLV Health, First Southwest Bank, Purple Pig Pizzeria & Pub, San Luis Valley Federal Bank, Eclipse Property Management, Mondragon’s, Edward Jones, SLV Sports & Wellness, The Wet Paintbrush and City Market.

Breweries and distilleries include three Barrel Brewing, Spirit Hound Distillery, Square Peg Brewery, Wild Edge, SLV Brewing Company, Ghostfish Brewing Company (100 percent gluten-free), Colorado Farm Brewery and Crestone Brewery.

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