Brewing, Cideries & Spirits  February 20, 2024

Celebration of local beer to kick off Sunday in Loveland

LOVELAND — Downtown Beer Week, a promotion run by the Loveland Downtown District, will return beginning Sunday.

The event, which began in 2019, allows Loveland locals and visitors a chance to celebrate all things beer and participate in a week of specials at independent breweries, limited-edition beer releases, tasting events, and more.

The week will feature a different brewery each day, and kicks off with the new addition of a meadery. Those who visit all six locations can be entered to win a gift basket full of merchandise from each of the breweries.

Featured will be: Meadkrieger Meadery on Sunday; Sky Bear Brewery and Pub on Monday; Rock Coast Brewery next Tuesday, Feb. 27; Big Thompson Brewery on Feb. 28; Loveland Aleworks on Feb. 29; and Verboten Brewing on March 1.

To round out the week, the Downtown District will host “Snack Attack: A Beer Pairing Event” beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 1 in the Cleveland Room at the Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. Fourth St. A specialty brew from each of the downtown breweries will be paired with classic snacks. A Howe Eventful deejay will play tunes and award a snack-food trivia winner. Tickets are $28 and include six four-ounce tasters, paired snacks, and a souvenir Beer Week tasting glass. Tickets are available on the event website,

The event’s finale will be on March 2, as the Brew Hop Trolley arrives at Loveland Aleworks and departs at 3 p.m. to run continuous loops between all locations, Visitors can hop on or off for free between 3 and 7 p.m.

Support for the Downtown Beer Week event series comes from annual investor partners FNBO, Xfinity and iHeart Media.

The Loveland Downtown District is a collaboration between two nonprofit organizations supporting downtown, the Historic Loveland Business Improvement District and the Downtown Development Authority.

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