Arvada on Tap: Inaugural Beer and BBQ Event Scheduled for July 25

~ Spend the day celebrating craft beer and barbeque at Arvada on Tap ~

ARVADA, CO – Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy 23 local and regional commercial craft breweries offering pours and samples of a variety of ales, lagers, pilsners, and other unique beers. Come early and purchase a $10 “Sampler” to receive a commemorative taster beer mug and 10 tokens to purchase 3 ounce sample beers or food (supplies limited).

Twenty-six BBQ cooks from across the region will vie for $10,000 in prizes and bragging rights in a grilling competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Home brewers aren’t left out either. An amateur home brew competition is open to 50 budding brewers to show their fermentation skills, judged by Beer Judging Certification Program judges.

Attendees can try their luck at a raffle for over $5,000 in prizes from Ruff’s BBQ Shoppe, including four top-of-the-line barbeque grills. Live music by Syke 96, Hill Top Harvest Band, and Blue Birds Arcestra will entertain throughout the day. Ride a mechanical bull; play games; shop vendors selling crafts, jewelry, apparel, brewing and barbequing equipment; and sample a variety of great food.

This fundraiser is produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and its community partners: Arvada-Jefferson Kiwanis, Arvada Rotary, Arvada Sunrise Rotary and Arvada Vitality Alliance. All net proceeds will benefit these partners to support their community projects. Sponsors include Ruff’s Barbeque Shoppe, KOOL 105, Tivoli Brewery, Colorado Community Media, K&H Home Solutions, Keating Pipeworks Inc., Sportline Team Sports, RK Mechanical, Eco-Products and Alphagraphics.

WHAT: Arvada on Tap: A Craft Beer and BBQ Fest
WHEN: Saturday, July 25 from 12 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Ralston Park, W. 64th Ave. and Simms Street
COST: $5 per person; children under 13 free
WHO: Anyone who enjoys fun, craft beer, BBQ, live music, games, shopping, and eating!

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