Craft Distillery
Thank you for a successful 2018 county fair!

Craft Distillery Festival

Date: Aug 04, 2018


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The 2018 Boulder Craft Spirits Festival will again be hosted by the Boulder County Fair on Saturday August 4, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Distillate Seminars:
5:45 p.m. History of American Whiskey
Explore the history of whiskey in the United States led by Ryan Negley of Deerhammer Distilling & the Denver Whiskey Club. Taste your way through the beginnings of frontier whiskey to the modern day craft revolution!

6:45 p.m. Prohibition & the History of Bootlegging in Colorado
Presented by Mike Girard of 300 Days of Shine a Western Sippin Shine Distillery.

This event celebrates the agricultural roots of Colorado's craft distilleries, and will feature spirits tastings from up to 30 craft distilleries. All participating distilleries distill, craft and create their spirits in Colorado. This is an educational as well as an entertainment event. Participating distilleries will have entertaining and educational displays of their product plus a signature cocktail for tasting.

The Boulder County Fair will award a Peoples' Choice award for both the Best Cocktail and Best Craft Spirit.

1st through 3rd Placings will be awarded for the categories of:

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Cordials
  • Moonshine
  • Agave


2018 Winners of the judged spirit competition

1. Marble 1. Fortuity Rum by Anvil
2. Grumpy’s by Anvil 2. Mile High Spirits Peg Leg Rum
3. Vanjak Colorado Vodka 3. Longtucky Lusca Spiced Rum
1. Boulder Ginsky by Vapor Distilling 1. Arrosta Coffee Liqueur by Vapor
2. State 38 Agave Gin The Astute Jester 2. Black Canyon Winter
3. Spirithound Gin & Spirithound Cask Aged Gin (It was a tie!) 3. Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur
1. State 38 Reposado The Young Ace 1.Wheelhouse Gin Grapefruit Mint & Lime
2. Mile high Spirits Cuidado 2.Mad Rabbit College In A Can
3. State 38 Anejo The Wise King 3. Wheelhouse Vodka Cucumber Elderflower Lime & Mint
1. Boulder Single Malt Whiskey by Vapor
2. Spirithound Straight Malt Whisky
3. Boulder Bourbon by Vapor Distilling

Participating Distillers

Anvil Distilling
Bear Creek Distillery
Black Canyon Distillery
Breckenridge Distillery
DV8 Deviant Spirits
Dancing Pines Distilling Co.
Distillery 291
Ellwood Distilling
Feisty Spirits
Geek Spirits
Longtucky Spirits
Marble Distilling Co.
Mile High Spirits
Mystic Mountain Distilling
Old Town Distilling Co.
Old Elk Distillery
Oscar Blues Moscow Mule
Rising Sun
Speakeasy Spirits
Spirit Hound
Syntax Spirits Distillery
Vanjak Vodka
Whistling Hare
Vapor Distillery
Longtucky Spirits
Dry Land Distillers
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