WeldWerks Brewing Co. is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming, sold-out 2019 WeldWerks Invitational on Saturday, June 22. The highly anticipated festival features 47 of the country’s best breweries from 15 different states, who will be pouring some of their most memorable specialty beers and unique barrel-aged offerings. The majority of the festival’s total economic impact, which includes ticket sales, hotels, food and purchases made at Greeley businesses, is estimated at nearly $500,000 for the weekend. This year the WeldWerks Invitational will welcome 1,300 attendees and more than 200 brewers, staff, volunteers and sponsors.

While both Saturday sessions are sold out, beer lovers have an opportunity to try some of WeldWerks’ exclusive festival offerings at the brewery during regular business hours on Friday, June 21 from 12 to 10 pm.

The Friday release at the brewery will feature the following nine, new can releases:

  • Revenge of the Evil Haze Factory
  • Evil Pastry Stout Factory Strikes Back
  • Double Orange Creamsicle Milkshake
  • Peach Pie Berliner
  • Peanut Butter Cup Achromatic
  • Guava Lime Gose
  • S’more Like A Sour
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • You Can’t Do That To IPA (collaboration beer with Cerebral Brewing)

Plus, three brand new, single-barrel variants of Medianoche will be tapped on Friday, created exclusively for the Invitational:

  • Bananas Foster
  • Coffee Rye
  • Coconut Brandy

“This Friday release is free and open to the public,” said Neil Fisher, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at WeldWerks. “So even if folks didn’t get tickets to the event itself, they can still get a chance to try super-limited releases exclusive to the festival.”

To accommodate guests on Friday, WeldWerks will have ten taps and a dedicated area for to-go beer at the south bay door in the parking lot. Draft-only offerings will only be available inside of the taproom.

“Last year, proceeds from our inaugural WeldWerks Invitational totaled $40,000, which we distributed to five different Weld County non-profit organizations through our 501(c)(3) foundation,” said Fisher. “We hope to raise a similar amount for 2019.”

All of these 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are dedicated to serving people in need in Weld County. They include:Greeley Center for Independence, Immigration & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado, Greeley Transitional House,United Way of Weld County, and A Woman’s Place.