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First-Ever “Virtual Colorado Beer Tasting” Scheduled


Colorado Breweries

The first-ever Virtual Colorado Beer Tasting will take place on Thursday, September 9th. You might be asking yourself, what exactly happens during a virtual beer tasting? Well, for this particular event, social media savvy beer lovers across the country will join together to drink Colorado beers, and share their thoughts via Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet platforms.

The virtual tasting is organized by Zephyr Adventures, planner of the upcoming Beer Bloggers Conference scheduled for November 5-7 in Boulder. “Our goal is to raise awareness of the conference and also of the many great Colorado beers.” — Allan Wright, President of Zephyr Adventures and native Coloradan.

The party starts at 7:30PM Mountain Time (that is 9:30PM for the East Coasters and 6:30PM for the PST kids). While there isn’t a set line-up of beers or breweries for the tasting, everyone is encouraged to highlight tasting notes specifically from Colorado beers.

“The goal is to not just drink the beer but to taste it and then evaluate it.” — Allan Wright. “We want people to move from imbibing to tasting – and perhaps find a new favorite beer along the way.”

Eight Colorado craft breweries are sponsoring the event including Asher Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Native, Great Divide, Left Hand Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, and Upslope. However, participants can purchase any Colorado beers to participate. According to the Colorado Brewers Guild, Colorado has 100 craft breweries located throughout the state.

Follow the Zephyr Adventures on Twitter at zephyradventure and also check out the official Beer Blogger Conference Twitter feed at beerbloggers.


  1. The Beer Babe | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Is there a designated hashtag for this virtual tasting? I’d love to participate (albeit remotely). Thanks! The Beer Babe

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  3. Pelle Stridh | Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Hi, Nice to hear! Earlier this year, we performed a live beer tasting on Facebook here in Sweden.
    It was quite a success, mostly for the participants I guess. The biggest issue about doing live tastings on FB, as we found out afterwards, was to limit everyones comments due to the massive amount of text and the problems you had to constantly refresh the page not to miss out anyones comments. Otherwise it was a very fun thing to do.
    What beers and breweries will there be? Can I join in if I can get hold of some of the beers? from Sweden!

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