Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival 2013
STORM UPDATE: 8/10/2013 - 11:29AM
The festival is rescheduled for August 17th at the Norris-Penrose Event Center from 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm
The festival will be rescheduled for Saturday August 17th at the Norris-Penrose Event Center from 11AM-3PM & 4PM-8PM. The festival will now be a benefit to help support Manitou Springs. There will be additional events that may include a possible beer cocktail event, silent auction to help raise money for their need. Please see the website www.craftlagerfestival.com or our facebook page www.facebook.com/craftlagerfestival for details that will be forthcoming in the next few days.
Park Clean up
We are also planning on cleaning up the park at 1PM today. If you would like to help, please bring “mud boots” as it is quite muddy. Shovels or brooms would help clean the sidewalks and roads. Please know that the mud may be contaminated so you are cleaning up at your own risk.
All persons holding a ticket will be issued a pass to the new event, we are not currently planning to give refunds, however those ticket holders who cannot make next week will be given a pass good for the 2014 festival or the other events we are hosting this year: details to come. A registration process for this pass & information will be announced later today or tomorrow. Consideration may be given for special situation on a case by case basis. Please note that we will not be able to respond immediately to all requests, we ask for your patience.
STORM UPDATE: 8/9/2013 - 10:58PM
****The City of Manitou Springs has shut down Memorial park due to storm damage, the festival is delayed
Hello Friends, Fans, Brewers, Volunteers, Vendors & Press. I have received word from Mayor Snyder of Manitou Springs that Memorial park and our equipment is a complete loss due to the flood. Congruent with his announcement on the 10:00pm News, the Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival will NOT be held this Saturday in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. The park has been closed. We are currently working to develop a contingency Plan. We are looking at several options including holding the festival Sunday in a Colorado Springs Location to be determined. If that is unworkable we will announce a new date in the next few days for the festival. We understand that this may not be workable for everyone and ask you to work with us as we work through this difficult emergency situation. Please remember many have materially been impacted and are suffering greatly at this moment.
I want to thank Mayor Snyder for thinking of us, when he has so much else pressing on his plate. Thank you to the volunteers & vendors who helped us set up in the rain today in hopes of a great festival tomorrow. We love bringing you the experience that is unique to the Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival and are working through the night & all day tomorrow to give you the updated information. Our hearts go out to the families who were more materially impacted by this great flood and we hope they can soon return to a normal life.
If you are a volunteer, brewer or vendor: Please check your email, facebook and/ or call in so we can coordinate with you in this fluid planning moment.
Julian Heron | President
Saturday, August 10th
This years festival is much bigger with even more to sample!
The Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival is an outdoor, one day, multi session event and continues to grow each year. You'll enjoy great music, food and beer for MOST ages. Over the years, 18,000 people from all over the United States and Canada have included the Festival in their summer plans.
This year you'll not only taste the finest lagers from all over the country, but you will also find:
Micro-Distillery sampling (eg. Colorado Vodka's, wiskey, rum's etc)
Gluten Free Beer & Food will be onsite
We hope to continue to enhance your experience at our event & believe that you'll enjoy sampling our many new additions this year!
Free Beer For a YEAR Contest!
There is no cost to enter, you will be given an entry when you show up at the front gate. Must be present to win. Two winners per session.
Date & Time
- Memorial Park - Manitou Springs, Colorado. Map and Directions
- Saturday, August 10th
- details to follow