Sesh Fest – A beer fest you can survive

Image credit: Imbibe Denver

Image credit: Imbibe Denver

Want to attend a beer event that won’t make your tastebuds, wallet or day-after self unhappy? Then look no further.

Sesh Fest, the second event in the Lovibond Series presented by The Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver, is an event where attendees can sample a multitude of beers without feeling the overwhelming effects of alcohol. Even the price of admission is palatable; tickets start at $20 for six 6oz pours and $30 for unlimited tastings.

The humble session beer is often overlooked in the flurry of Russian Imperial stouts, double IPA’s and barrel-aged barlywines for every-day craft beer drinkers. However, for brewers and beer-slingers, sessionable craft beers make it possible to enjoy something delicious all-day without stumbling out the door in a matter of hours.

There isn’t an exact definition of what constitutes as a “session” beer, but Sesh Fest defines it as anything under five percent ABV. Over the years, there have been many debates on the ABV numbers of true session beers. Many argue whether beer containing more than 4.5 percent ABV is considered too high or non-alcoholic beers with up to 0.5 percent ABV is considered too low to be sessionable. By highlighting session beers, the CBG and Imbibe hope to introduce beer drinkers to brews they will enjoy time and time again.

Breweries in attendance:

Black Bottle Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
CAUTION: Brewing Company
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Dad & Dude’s Breweria
Denver Beer Co
Denver Chophouse & Brewery
Epic Brewing Company
FATE Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing Company
Kannah Creek Brewing Company
Kokopelli Beer Company
Left Hand Brewing
New Belgium
Pateros Creek
Ska Brewing
Station 26 Brewing Co.
The Old Mine – Cidery & Brewpub
TRiNiTY Brewing Company
TRVE Brewing Co.
Upslope Brewing Company
Vine Street Pub & Brewery
Wonderland Brewing Company
Yak & Yeti Brewpub


Sculpture Park (photo credit: Denver Performing Arts Complex website)

Sculpture Park (photo credit: Denver Performing Arts Complex website)

Sesh Fest will be held at Sculpture Park in the Denver Performing Arts Complex from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Sesh Fest is presented by the Denver Theatre District.

About Jasmin Hudacsek

Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.