2018 Grand Tasting Beer Styles

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm

It's here! The comprehensive list of all the different beers that will be at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Grand Tasting has been released. Join us on Saturday, September 15 from 12 pm - 3 pm to celebrate the craftsmanship and excellence of craft beer. Explore a vast offering of a dynamic variety of flavors in over 170 styles of beer and cider brought to you by 56 of the best craft breweries from around America.

As you walk into the beautiful Telluride Town Park Festival Grounds you’ll be greeted with a special souvenir tasting glass. This tasting glass is your vessel to sample some of the best craft beer in the world. Costumes, high-fives, smiles and massive crowd-wide cheers are all frequent. After you’ve tried as many beers as you like, it will be time to vote for your favorite brewery. When the Tasting is over, the brewery with the most votes will be crowned "Best of Fest" winner and awarded a trophy on stage. Last year’s champion, Telluride Brewing Company from Telluride, Colorado, is back this year to defend their title!

2018 Beer Styles

4 Noses Brewing Co

Pump Action Pumpkin Ale, Pineapple Velvet, Pefect Drift Pilsner, Bout Damn Time

AC Golden Brewing Co

Colorado Native Lager, Colorado Native Amber Ale

Aspen Brewing Co

Independence Pass Ale, Cloud 9 Saison, Brown BearAle

Avalanche Brewing Co

West Porter, Pumpkin Porter, Sultan IPA

Avery Brewing Co

White Rascal, GoPlay IPA, Ellies Brown Ale, Maharaja IPA

Big B's Hard Cider

Orchard Original, Harvest Apple, Cherry Daze, Lazy Daze Hard Lemonade

Bonfire Brewing

Kindler, Coconut Porter, Red Ale

Boulder Beer Company

Due East New England-Style IPA, Festbier Helles Lager, Shake Chocolate Porter

Bristol Brewing Company

Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, Beehive, Compass

Bull & Bush Brewery

Pineapple, Pineapple!, Tangerine Soursup Milkshake IPA, Big Ben Brown Ale

C Squared Ciders

Ginger Cider, Lila, Dark

Carver Brewing Co

Lightner Creek Lager, Jack Rabbt Pale Ale, Oktoberfest Lager

Comrade Brewing

Lost Shaker, Something Witty, Keyser Gose

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co

Mountain Livin' Pale Ale, Shane McConkey IPA, Creedence Pilsner

Crooked Stave

Sour Rosé, St Bretta Citrus Saison, Von Pilsner Keller Pilsner

Denver Beer Co

Japance Off Saison, Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch, Pretzel Assassin Amber Lager

Durango Brewing Co

Blueberry Wheat, Amber Ale, India Pale Ale

Elevation Beer Co

Sawatch IPA, Fetchez La Blonde Biere De Garde, Rocky Mountain Chowda NE Style Session IPA

Epic Brewing Co

Juicy APA, Tart N' Juicy, Sour IPA, Los Locas Mexican Style Lager

Fiction Beer Co

Double Dry Hopped New England Style IPA, Drink Me, Alice Passionfruit, Orange and Guava Smoothie Style Sour Blonde

Flagstaff Brewing Co


Full Sail Brewing Co

Session Lager, Hop Pursuit IPA, Citrus Maxima Pale Ale

Great Divide Brewing Co

Heyday Modern IPA, Titan IPA, Yeti Stout, Denver Pale Ale

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co

Inspiration! International Pale Ale, NoCO IPA, Sad Panda Coffee Stout

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery

Sawatch IPA, Okoberfest, Cougar Slayer Blackbeery Saison

La Cumbre Brewing Co

Elevated IPA, A Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout

Lagunitas Brewing Co

IPA, Citrusinensis Pale Ale

Lumberyard Brewing Co

Flagstaff IPA, Oktoberfest, Ted Rock Raspberry

Marble Brewery

Double White, Passionate Gose, Pilsner

Melvin Brewing

2x4 DIPA, Chuck Morris IIPA, Heyzeus Mexican Style Lager

Moab Brewery

Moab Pale Ale, Red Rye IPA, Desert Select Export Stout

Mother Road Brewing Co

Tower Station IPA and Daily Driver Low Octane IPA

New Belgium Brewing Co

Fat Tire Belgian White, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze

New Terrain Brewing Co

Golden Haze (New England style Hazy IPA), Bon Fourrage #2 (Fruited Sour), Rise and Climb (German style Kolsch)

Ninkasi Brewing Co

Prismatic, Yours Trulyy, Pacific Rain, Tricerahops

Odell Brewing

Colorado Lager, Rupture Fresh Grind Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery

Dales Pale Ale, Pinner IPA, Fugli Fruit IPA

Outer Range Brewing Co

Table Biere, Forestry IPA

Palisade Brewing Co

Dirty Hippie Dark Wheat, Let it Grow Fall DIPA, Laid Back Blonde Ale

Portland Cider Co

Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet Pearfect Perry

Pug Ryan's Brewing Co

Hey Pocky Way - Double Brut IPA, Never Say Never Sour Berliner Weisse), Peacepipe Pilsner (Bohemian Style Pilsner)

Roaring Fork Beer Co

Freestone Extra Pale

Sierra Nevada

BFD, Vienna Lager

Ska Brewing

Moral Panic Brut IPA, Euphoria Pale Ale, Rue B Soho

Smugglers Brewpub

Smuggler's Oktoberfest, High Wire Wet Hop

Station 26 Brewing Co

Colorado Cream Ale, Tangerine Cream, Juicy Banger IPA

Steamworks Brewing Co

Colorado Kolsch, Backside Stout, Conductor Imperial IPA

Stem Ciders

Hibiscus Session, A Salted Cucumber, Real Dry

Stone Brewing

IPA, Ripper Pale Ale

Strange Craft Beer Co

Breakfast Grapefruit IPA, Cherry Kriek, Green Man Ale

Sweetwater Brewing Co

420 Extra Pale Ale, Hop Hash, Goin' Coastal

Telluride Brewing Co

Russell Kelly Pale Ale, Greensky Craft Lager

Two Roads Brewing Co

Ol Factory Pils, Lil Heaven Session IPA, Road Jam Raspberry Wheat

Uinta Brewing Co

Mango Lime Pilsner, Hop Hash IPA, Baba Black Lager

Upslope Brewing Co

Thai Style White IPA, Citra Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, India Pale Ale, Craft Lager

Vernal Brewing Co


The 2018 Telluride Blues & Brews Grand Tasting will take place on Saturday September 15 featuring 56 craft breweries, 170 styles of beer and, of course, live music. Sign up for our Bluesletter to stay in the loop.

Steve Gumble2018