Beer Pairing

CSU Alumni Association Beer Pairing

Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. | Ballrooms A-D, Lory Student Center, CSU campus

As the Colorado summer kicks off, join us for one of our most fun events! Join us for the seventh annual Colorado State University Alumni Association Beer Pairing. Enjoy samples of ales, lagers, and ciders from more than 20 Colorado breweries, paired with gourmet small plates. And be sure to show up early to participate in the Bottle Cap Match, as we raise funds for the Jim & Nadine Henry Scholarship!


$50 – CSU Alumni Association members
$60 – nonmembers and guests

Beers and Pairing Menu

Did you LOVE the gourmet menu items at this year's Beer Pairing? Now you can re-create the food pairings at home!

Alumni-owned brewery


Featured Beers: Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter, Budweiser
Pairing: Spicy Chili with Beer Bread

Black Bottle Brewery

Featured Beers: Scuba Steve (IPA), Friar Chuck (Kolsch)
Pairing: Mini Braised Bratwurst

Bristol Brewing Company

Featured Beers: World Peace Death Ray Imperial IPA , Smokebrush Porter
Pairing: Apricot & Duck Wontons with Death Ray Ponzu Sauce

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Featured Beers: Local’s Stash Ginger Lime Dark Ale
Pairing: Poached Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

Elevation Beer Co.

Featured beers: Wave Wheel Wit (Belgian Style Wheat Ale), Apis IV (Honey Quadruppel)
Pairing: Honey Glazed Flank Steak Sliders

The Fort Collins Brewery

Featured Beers: Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat, Shot Down Chocolate Stout
Pairing: Braised Pork Ribs with Pomegranate BBQ

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Featured Beers: 3 Golden Hairs (pilsner), Fearless Youth (Munich Dunkel)
Pairing: Spicy Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup

High Hops Brewery

Featured Beers: Dr.Pats Double IPA, Bad Mama Java
Pairing: Cheese Blintzes with Chocolate Sauce

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company

Featured beers: Orange Blossom Honey Stout, NoCO IPA
Pairing: NoCO Sausage Grillers

Intersect Brewing

Featured beers: Conscience Compass Milk Chocolate Stout, Keys to the Kingdom Kolsch
Pairing: Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit

Left Hand Brewing Company

Featured Beers: Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout, Well Played Red IPA
Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Loveland Aleworks

Featured Beers: American Sour (with raspberries), Imperial Stout 
Pairing: Tuna Roll with Imperial Stout Reduction

Max Line Brewing

Featured beers: Irish Red
Pairing: Corned beef and cabbage

New Belgium Brewing

Featured Beers: Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime
Pairing: Braised Short Ribs on Toast Points

Odell Brewing Co.

Featured Beers: Drumroll American Pale Ale, 90 Shilling
Pairing: Chicken Brochette with APA Veloutte

Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

Featured Beers: Old Town Ale, Stimulator Rye Pale Ale
Pairing: Battered Chicken Bites with Ale Glaze

Soul Squared

Featured Beers: Belgian Blonde Ale, Farmhouse Dubbel
Pairing: Blackened Chicken Wings with Marmalade

Summit Hard Cider

Featured ciders: Pineapple hard ciders, Della's Apple Strudel
Pairing: Mini Shredded Pork Taco with Slaw

Verboten Brewing

Featured beers: Two Fives IPA, Angry Banjo Kentucky Common
Pairing: Black Bean Layered Dip with Tortilla Chips

Zwei Brewing

Featured beers: Mr. Bill (american IPA), Bamberger Rauchbier (smoked Lager with beechwood smoked marzen sweet smokiness)
Pairing: Assorted Queso Dippers