Pikes Peak launches Monument Beer Week to kick off on Sunday

When planning their Beer Week, Monument must have had access to a crystal ball, tea leaves, accurate fortune cookies (something!) because they picked a great weekend to kick it all off.  As the inaugural Monument Beer Week, Pikes Peak Brewing Company is going big with a week-long celebration of all things beer.  They’re ending with a bang with Monument Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 22nd.

For a detailed list of the week’s events, here you go:

Sunday, 10/16

Home Brewer Demonstration (mid-afternoon)

Monday, 10/17

Home Beer Chef Contest – Bring your best beer inspired recipe, does not have to be a PPBC beer.  Attendees will vote on best recipes. It’s free to participate, but bring enough for 20 people to sample.

Tuesday, 10/18

BET Members Only: Beer and cheese event, $30/person; Must RSVP and Pay in advance at PPBC. Taste a great pairing between some German cheeses and PPBC beer.

Wednesday, 10/19

Beer Cocktails w/Black Forest Meadery, Boulder Distillery, and Pikes Peak Brewing

This event is free to attend, drinks are separate. Representatives from the Meadery and the Distillery will be onsite to answer questions about their products.  Here’s one of the featured beer cocktail recipes from Boulder Distillery and Pikes Peak Brewing:

“The Manitou” – The official beer cocktail for the Manitou Craft Lager Festival.  Boulder Distillery recommends that, “If you are a hoppy beer fan or just a fan of the classic G&T you should try this.”

  • 2 oz. Rob’s Mountain Gin or our sister product 303 Vodka
  • 2 oz. Grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed lime juice can also be used for a different twist)
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 oz. Devils Head Red
    Place gin, juice and simple in a cocktail shaker and shake.  Drop into a pint glass with ice and top off with Devils Head Red.

Thursday, 10/20

Beer University sponsored by CSU Pueblo. 7 pm.

Friday, 10/21

IPA Fest – 5 IPA’s from around Colorado; Elephant Rock IPA is back! IPA samplers available in the sampler trays

Saturday, 10/22

Oktoberfest Beer Release: 6pm – 9pm: Polka Music with the Button Boyz.  (Please note that the 2nd seating (7:30p) for this dinner is currently sold out.)  Two seatings for a traditional German Dinner – 5:30 and 7:30.  $11.99 per plate includes: one FULL plate of food, one beer (for adults over 21 only) or soda


  • Bratwurst & Sauerkraut OR Schnitzel & Spaetzle
  • German Potato Salad
  • Broutchen (bread)
  • Strudel

About Jess Hunter

Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.