This weekend-long celebration of beer, beef, and Steamboat takes place in mid September in stunning Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With over 80 brews to taste, delicious meats to sample, and awesome live music, this festival has everything you need to enjoy the last days of summer in the Rocky Mountains.
This year’s festival in 2020 has been postponed until 2021. The next Steamboat OktoberWest takes places on on Saturday, September 11h, 2021.
The 12th OktoberWest is a two-day event that takes beer-lovers all over Steamboat to enjoy the best that local breweries and chefs have to offer. Past participating breweries have included Alaskan Brewing Co., Black Bottle Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, BJ’s Brewhouse, Horse & Dragon, Blue Spruce Brewing, Crazy Mountain, and many more. Past Beef Cook Off participants have included The Steamboat Grand, Salt & Lime, and Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails, among others.
Friday Night: Beer Stroll
This four-hour, self-guided stroll through historic downtown Steamboat will take you to several participating restaurants where you can sample specialty beers and meet other craft beer enthusiasts! The Beer Stroll kicks off at 4 pm at the Chief Theater, where you will get your event mug and get to tasting! The ticket includes two tastings at each restaurant.
Saturday: Beef Cook-Off and Beer Garden
After warming up at the Beer Stroll, get ready to taste over 80 craft brews from 40 different brewers all local to the Rocky Mountains. You’ll be able to sample two brews at each of the Beer Garden tents, while enjoying live music in the sunshine at the Steamboat Mountain Village. If you’re interested in some beef to go with your brews, you can purchase a separate ticket for the I Love Beef cook off, where local restaurants from Steamboat Springs will offer beef dishes that you can sample and vote on.
Tickets are available on the Steamboat OktoberWest website. You can purchase a one-day ticket for the Beer Night Stroll, Beer Garden, Beef Cook Off, or any combination thereof.
For true beef and brew enthusiasts, consider upgrading to the full weekend VIP ticket, which includes a VIP Ceramic OktoberWest stein!
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Address: 2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021