Wibby Brewing’s annual fundraising party, Lagers for Lumber, is coming back in a big way this Saturday, July 15th, as they will be hosting Colorado’s 1st ever all craft lager beer festival. The event, which will run from 4-8pm, will have 30 independent craft breweries from around the country come together in Longmont with all proceeds funding local charities through Foothills United Way’s attainable housing and community resilience programs,Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain Valley, Bike Longmont, and Left Hand Artist Group.
Ted Risk, Co-Founder of Wibby Brewing, spoke to the Longmont Observer about the upcoming event.
“We wanted to keep Lagers for Lumber going…so we partnered with Foothills United Way’s and their efforts for attainable housing and community resilience grant programs, Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain Valley and helping them provide protection and intervention to victims of domestic violence, and we invited 30 breweries from around the country to come out and pour all lagers for what is going to be the first all craft lager beer festival in Colorado. It was a way to build on the foundation of the project [House That Beer Built] that was started last year and make it our own and continue to build and support the community.”
In addition to the breweries, there will be live music (4 bands), a pool party, a silent disco (2 DJs), silent auction, halo photo booth, dog/family interactive games, bobbing for hotdogs, tie-dying, life size jenga, waterslides, cornhole and more.
“The craft beer community is such a community-oriented industry in nature, so to be hosting an event of like this in support of the greater community, its just all fits right in to what we really think is important about the business that we do and the industry that we are in. So we are excited for 30 of our friends throughout the industry to join us in celebration that is unique and community encompassing.”
Some notable beers at the event will be:
- Avery Brewing- My Bach, an 8.3% taproom rarity. A lightly-colored Bock, brewed to have balanced hop and malt aroma
- Zwei Brewing- Ich bin ein Schwarzbier, a 6.1% black lager
- Stone Brewing’s- Who You Callin’ Wussie?, a 5.8% Northern, German pilsner
- Tivoli Brewing- She’s My Cherry Pie, 9.5% cherry lager
The VIP tent will have special pours of:
- Augustiner Helles
- Köstritzer Schwartzbier
- Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock
Tickets to Lagers for Lumber will be $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP; designated driver tickers will also be available.
For more information about the event, you can visit the Wibby Brewing website, or read the press release down below that was issued to the Longmont Observer:
Longmont’s Wibby Brewing to host Colorado’s 1st ever all craft lager beer festival. Benefitting community charities not because they HAVE to, but because they WANT to.*
In the world of beer, there are two families; ales and lagers. In America’s thriving craft beer scene, 95% of the beers brewed are ales. Wibby Brewing specializes in the underrepresented and exclusively produces craft lagers. On Saturday, July 15th from 4-8 pm, 30 independent, craft breweries from around the country will come together in Longmont for Lagers for Lumber, Wibby Brewing’s annual fundraising party.
Proceeds fund local charities through Foothills United Way ’s attainable housing and community resilience programs, Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain Valley, Bike Longmont, Left Hand Artist Group .
$20 to charity gets beer fans:
● Unlimited pours by 30 winning breweries
● 2 dance floors, 4 Live Bands, 2 Silent Disco DJ’s
● Pool Party!
● Interactive for kids + best friends from waterslides to bobbing for hot dogs
● More experimental, award winning lagers than you’ve ever seen in one setting
● Denver / Boulder / Fort Collins can get there safely/cheaply by bus
Brewery attendees include local & national favorites:
● Deschutes Brewery
● Avery Brewing
● Stone Brewing & 27 others!
We are throwing a celebration for the big hearted, Colorado craft beer enthusiasts that they have never experienced before – craft lager festival epicness. Help us let everyone know that this is one beer fest not to be missed!
*a festival thrown on private premise requires no 501(c)(3) beneficiary to pull event permitting yet Wibby chose to support 4 non-profits anyway.