The WeldWerks Brewing Co. taproom in Greeley. Joel Blocker/ BizWest file photo

WeldWerks confirms restart of Invitational festival for October

GREELEY — WeldWerks Brewing Co. will hold its WeldWerks Invitational beer festival in-person in October, taking a direction opposite of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

The Greeley brewery said Monday morning that it will invite representatives from 45 craft breweries across the U.S. to restart the annual competition that began in 2018 but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

WeldWerks said it will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines and trends in the months leading up to the festival on Oct. 30. A full set of safety guidelines is set to be determined once tickets are put on sale.

“Given what we know today with the current pace of vaccinations, tentative timelines from the state on eased restrictions and the steady decline in cases here in Weld County and Colorado, we’re very optimistic that we can safely move forward,” WeldWerks co-owner and head brewer Neil Fisher said in a statement.

WeldWerks announced plans for the in-person event days after the Brewers Association said it would hold the Great American Beer Festival virtually for the second year in a row out of an abundance of caution. That festival is far larger in guest size than the WeldWerks Invitational. 

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GREELEY — WeldWerks Brewing Co. will hold its WeldWerks Invitational beer festival in-person in October, taking a direction opposite of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

The Greeley brewery said Monday morning that it will invite representatives from 45 craft breweries across the U.S. to restart the annual competition that began in 2018 but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

WeldWerks said it will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines and trends in the months leading up to the festival on Oct. 30. A full set of safety guidelines is set to be determined once tickets are put on sale.

“Given what we know today with the current pace of vaccinations, tentative timelines from the state on eased restrictions and the steady decline in cases here in Weld County and Colorado, we’re very optimistic that we can safely move forward,” WeldWerks co-owner and head brewer Neil Fisher said in a statement.

WeldWerks announced plans for the in-person event days after the Brewers Association said it would hold the Great American Beer Festival virtually for the second year in a row out of an abundance of caution. That festival is far larger in guest size than the WeldWerks Invitational. 

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