Palisade event offers brews, paths to cruise

Deshutes, Gambrinus, Steamworks and Sudz Brothers.


Crazy Mountain, Lagunita’s, Tommyknocker and Full Sail.

It’s beer, beer and more beers — Odell’s Brewery, SKA Brewing, Upslope Brewery and Rockslide — just to name a few microbrews that will be represented at the inaugural Colorado National Bank Brews and Cruise Festival set for Friday and Saturday, May 2–3, in Palisade.

The festival will begin with a street dance from 5–9 p.m. Friday in downtown Palisade. There will be live music and a beer garden, of course.

The festival continues at 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park. Beer sampling, for ages 21 and older, will be from 1–6 p.m. with 29 microbrews represented. IDs will be required. Cost is $25 and includes the sampling and a collectors beer glass. A $10 ticket will get you in with no sampling.

The “cruise” part of the festival encourages all to bring or rent a bike and pedal around Palisade. A free guided road ride will be offered Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The 30-mile, 2.5 hour ride will take road bike riders on the Palisade Fruit and Wine Loop with stops to enjoy short talks from local orchardists and viticulturists.

Go to or call 464-7458 for information.


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