1998 Colorado Brewers Rendezvous


Again one of this year's best outdoor beer festivals, the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous held in Salida, Colorado over the 4th of July weekend 1998 raised much needed revenue for the craftbeer industry to lobby the state legislature and offered beer drinkers an incredible venue to sample some of the best brews of the Rockies. There were rarely lines at the beer sampling or recycling areas and the weather cooperated by only raining after the afternoon events had officially closed and before the fireworks spectacular began. An insider tip to all visitors to this tiny watersports town on the mighty Arkansas, bring your own food for Saturday dinner since restaurant lines are atrocious, and don't leave town without a few full growlers from Il Vicino Pizzeria. Savvy visitors reserve spots early at the great local campgrounds where the locals say "the fishin's always bitch'n." Support your local brewers and have a great time on the fourth in Salida, where the pours are reasonable, the atmosphere accommodating and friendly brewers behind the taps are always willing to please and eager to talk.

Thirsty crowd Mount Salida Three guys and a beer Who you call'n a dummy You wanna see my stout ?
Step on up ! How it's done Who's yur buddy ? AHA hops it up Cameras make me nervous
I brew it, then I drink it That dog's been drinking Pleasing bag of wind Sure, you give me Coke The reflex refill

Photos by Tom Ciccateri - July, 1998

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