LET'S MEET THE BEST OF THE FEST
We have invited some of our favorite Independently Owned Colorado based Breweries, Cideries, Wineries & Distilleries to our Event! You’ll find a bit of everything (and alllllll the drinks) at the SoCo Libation Fest, keep checking back here to find out who else is coming!
Let’s meet our hosting vendors, and see who else will be pouring their craft concoctions.
THE HOST BREWERY
FLORENCE BREWING CO.
Florence Brewing Company was established in 2016 in historic downtown Florence by Hans Prahl. The brewery has grown over the years with 19 beers now on tap! They have most recently transitioned into a brewpub by partnering with a local food truck, SoCo Chicken. With 6 years of focusing on the craftsmanship and quality of their beers, they knew that they would need to find a food producer that held themselves to the same high standards.
THE HOST CIDERY
C SQUARED CIDERS
Established in 2015, C Squared Ciders recently relocated from Denver to Penrose! Rehabbing an old apple orchard and barn, they’re producing high quality ciders. To do this, they combined decades of craft brewing experience with cider/winemaking techniques to bring new flavors to the world of cider. They use 100% apple juice in every fermentation without any added sugar, un-natural ingredients, or preservatives.
SQUARE PEG BREWERKS
The San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado has a rich history of agriculture and all of our beers include barley grown by co-owner, Derek Heersink, and malted locally within the SLV. Our beers are carefully crafted with this agrarian lineage in mind as we seek to showcase the journey of our ingredients from the field to your glass. We proudly focus on our lager brewing to highlight the quality of the ingredients coming from our local agriculture and we celebrate the chance to share that quality with our customers. Hop heads, need not fret as we love to brew quality ales with the same attention to detail and homage to the grower. We have something for everyone here at Square Peg Brewerks and we look forward to sharing a pint with you. Cheers
CRAFTY CANARY BREWERY
We are a tiny team of craftswomen with a penchant for quality brews, cocktails, and great times!
We craft small batch brews right here in the shadows of the beautiful Spanish Peaks and are currently in the process of moving our brew house to a larger facility right here in Walsenburg! (And a kitchen is on the way!)
Owner, Aubrey, creates prohibition-inspired cocktails from foraged and locally grown herbs, spices, and botanicals. Between our fresh brews, crafty cocktails, and funky fresh mocktails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Join us for a wicked good libation and remember our Dirty Bird’s motto: “Never die for The Man!”
SoulCraft is located in Salida and is pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves! “Soulcraft’s priority is to keep the conversations happening, and hold the interest of those that drink our beer. We wish to serve as a bridge between the brewing process and the beer drinker, and share our passion. We are committed to quality, inventiveness, tradition, absurdity, craft and the enjoyment of this lifestyle we call brewing. Our greatest emphasis is on our local community. We contribute positively to the local scene and we are Salida’s hometown brewery.”
OUTER RANGE BREWING
Since 2016, Outer Range Brewing Co. has focused on brewing the great styles of craft beer that inspire us—Belgians and IPAs. We strive to become a place of inspiration for the people who choose to leave the life below.
PUEBLO WEST, CO
“We’re a small brewery in Pueblo West dedicated to bringing an authentic experience to our customers in a relaxing atmosphere. Our brewer brings years of experience to the table, encouraging customers to go outside their norm and try new things. Our beer list reflects the creative nature of our brewer and gives our customers a wide variety of beers to choose from.”
THE OTHER CIDERY
APPLE VALLEY CIDER COMPANY
Apple Valley Cider Company was born in 2017 out of a love of craft brewing and cider making. After working in the brewing industry for years I wanted to start something of my own. I always enjoyed making cider and wanted to share it with friends and my hometown of Penrose, CO. Penrose sits in an area known for its apple orchards along the Arkansas river. Apples are a big part of the history of Penrose Colorado. The first orchards were planted here during the Civil War, and for generations, Penrose apples were shipped by train to the Midwest and beyond. The area became known as Apple Valley and Apple Valley Cider Company wants to keep that history alive. All of our ciders are gluten free and made with no added sugar, just apple juice and pureed fruit.
BRUSH HOLLOW WINERY
Brush Hollow Winery and Vineyard found in Colorado’s Apple Valley is proud to bring you our selection of 100% Colorado-grown Wine, Cider, and Mead. We are dedicated to establishing Colorado’s Apple Valley as the world’s next premier wine growing region. We believe Our unique climate in Colorado’s Banana belt, High-altitude, and limestone soil will be the perfect base for growing Malbec, American Hybrids, and Golden Muscat grapes.
Brush Hollow Winery is a Colorado family-owned business with over 20 years experience in the wine industry. We invite you to visit us in Penrose, Colorado and share a drink with us in the vineyard, the tasting room, or out back in one of our cabanas.
BUGLING ELK VINEYARDS
Bugling Elk Vineyard is trying to bring Malbec wine grapes to Penrose, Colorado. We are excited for this adventure and to share this great wine. Find us in Penrose, we’re currently finishing up construction on our tasting room!
We gather friends and family every season to crush grapes from a variety of regions including the Western Slope of Colorado to make our wine. Our Cab/Merlot blend is an exceptional wine with notes of cherry and has been a staple in our family recipe for almost two decades. Its always been about family and fun making wine, it was said early on that when it feels like work we would stop doing it. Since its inception not a day of “work” has been done creating these wonderful wines while we have been enjoying the wine experience in Penrose, CO with family.
After you choose a wine variety you can now choose one of our specialty wine labels or we can help you create your own custom label for any occasion. Wine is a great gift!
AXE & THE OAK
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Axe and the Oak Distillery has been in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, Colorado since day one. As one of Colorado Springs’ first whiskey distilleries, we’re proud to present all whiskey drinkers a taste of Colorado Springs. Our whiskey uses the freshest Rocky Mountain water and local Colorado grains to create a smooth, delicious pour – one that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to enjoy.
Axe and the Oak Distillery is based on the story of three life-long friends and a shared passion for great whiskey, great music, and the memories that can be made when folks come together to enjoy them. We encourage you to invite conversation over your next pour – with friends, family, and strangers alike.
Lifted Libations creates elevated organic cocktails for discerning enthusiasts. Conveniently canned for uplifting enjoyment. See you at the top!
Try our Mile High Mule made with Organic Ginger, packing the perfect bite in every sip! Or grab a Tee Time, our hard Arnold Palmer. Need to watch those sugars? Grab our Grapefruit Organic Vodka Soda.
100 PROOF DISTRO
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
We are a local, family owned distribution company that exclusively represents & distributes Casazul tequila. We loved the product so much, we had to start distributing it. Once you try this tequila, your house will feel incomplete without it.
Are you a tequila lover? Not so much? Casazul is able to provide a tequila that can satisfy almost any palate. Casazul uses the highest quality ingredients – creating quality you can taste, even judges agree. Casazul tequila won several awards at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.