This Halloween lovers of craft beer and the macabre have a new reason to howl at the moon! From the creators of the legendary Craft Lager Festival comes… the Monster Brews Ball!
This first of its kind beer festival and costume party will be held on Saturday, October 30, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M., at the Historic City Auditorium in Colorado Springs. Costumed connoisseurs will be able to imbibe over 50 monstrous brews from the likes of New Belgium, Left Hand, Odell, Trinity, BierWerks, Rock Bottom, Del Norte, Phantom Canyon, BJ’s, Baltika, and many others. If that’s not enough to fill your goody bag pint glass… a number of European and Asian specialty beers will be brought in by some of the region’s higher end distributors. Many of the beers at this festival are as scarce as garlic in Transylvania, and have higher then average ABVs, so it will be a truly unique experience.
Now, if you’ve been to the Craft Lager Festival then you know these event organizers love to treat their attendees rather then trick them. The first ever Monster Brews Ball will be no different! For a non-frightening entry fee of only $25 attendees will be treated to unlimited samplings and a live concert. Costumes are highly encouraged because there will be a contest – complete with prizes sponsored by Zeezos – for best, worst and most daring costumes. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit open space and parks in the Pikes Peak Region.
There may not be a more appropriate setting for this event than the Historic City Auditorium. Built in1922 it has housed everything from concerts to circuses to roller derby matches, MMA fights, and the Harlem Globetrotters. But there’s more. In 1986 the “Little Theatre,” a smaller 230-seat venue inside, was renamed to “The Lon Chaney Theatre” after Lon Chaney Jr., the famous silent film actor who starred as The Wolf Man in a number of movies from Universal Pictures. Chaney is the only actor to portray all four of Universal’s major monsters: the Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, and the vampire son of Count Dracula. So why did a city auditorium in Colorado Springs name a theater after Lon Chaney? Because “The Man of a Thousand Faces” was actually born in Colorado Springs on April 1, 1883. This nearly 90-year-old building will make for a perfectly creeptastic venue!
As for the musical portion of the event… Jamaican dancehall and reggae music will be performed by Mr. Anonymous, a band created by Jeep MacNichol, the original drummer for The Samples. The opening act for Mr. Anonymous will bring a completely different sound – a five piece rock and roll band from Denver called 3 Star Monday.
Buy your tickets online now because space is limited. You don’t want to get left out in the cold on this one because you never know what’s lurking out there.
Rock, reggae, brews… and boos! Moooooahahahahaha!