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2017 Art & Ale is now Education on Tap! Your favorite brew festival returns for its 15th year with a new name, new look and new purpose! 

Eat, Drink and Do Good!
At Education on Tap you can indulge in an all-inclusive tasting at South Denver’s longest running beer festival. Enjoy food and drinks from local craft breweries and restaurants, live music from That Eighties Band, lawn games, fun educational programming samplers and more!

VIP hour | 5 – 6 p.m.
Enjoy the breweries and restaurants without the crowds during this exclusive hour. VIP tickets include a special commemorative mug, lanyard and an exclusive VIP lounge area that will serve a special selection of beer and hors d’oeuvres not available to the general public.
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Worry-free packages are available from Element Denver Park Meadows. Hotel packages include two tickets, shuttle service to and from the event, late check-out and more. Click the logo or link above for rates and information.

Breakout CU Expert Presentations:

Computer Hacking Demonstration – 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Jesus Borrego, PhD – Adjunct Faculty, Business School, CU Denver

Borrego will demonstrate how easy it is to infiltrate a personal computer with powerful tools that can be disguised as innocent USB drives.

Construction of a Brewery – 7:50 p.m. & 8:50 p.m.
Heidi Brothers – Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, CU Denver

Take a look at the construction process of going from a home brewery to an operating commercial microbrewery. The presentation will delve into the various phases with a focus on some of the innovative approaches being used in the construction industry.

What You Need to Know About Cannabis – 8:10 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.
Dr. Laura Borgelt – Associate Dean and Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, CU Anschutz

Are you wondering if cannabis is real medication or just for recreation? Join us for a thoughtful and factual discussion about cannabis as a medication in the face of recreation. We will talk about how cannabis works to provide potential benefit and cause potential risk. While it may be “just a weed”, the many fascinating aspects of cannabis may surprise you!

CU South Denver Education Samplers:

How to Speak Robot – Learn the language of computers and robots: binary code! Add numbers, send a message or program one of your friends!
Jeopardy: STEAM Edition – Test your beer and STEAM knowledge by challenging your friends to a fast, 5-minute game of Jeopardy.
Constellation Creation Station – What stories are told through the stars? Now you can tell a new story and map your own constellation on our star map.
Sci-Fi Fact or Fiction – Technology is advancing so fast it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t! Learn about amazing advances in science by sorting through the science fiction to find the facts.
Trembling Towers – Can you build a tower that can withstand an earthquake? Test your engineering abilities by building a tower on top of an earthquake simulation table!

This year, net proceeds will benefit the CU South Denver Community Education Fund. The CU South Denver Community Education Fund is designed to help CU South Denver deliver quality programming to lifelong learners of every age.  This fund contributes to K-12 scholarships and other program and facility improvements to ensure we continue to offer innovative applied learning experiences, educational activities and high-quality curriculum all infused with CU expertise and values.

Enjoy beer and food samplings from our ever growing line up of breweries and restaurants:

AC Golden Brewing Company
Alaskan Brewing Company
Barnett & Son Brewing Company
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Blue Spruce Brewing Company
Breckenridge Brewery
Brio Tuscan Grille
Bristol Brewing Company
Caribou Coffee
Colorado Cider Company
Cranelli’s Italian Restaurant
Eddyline Brewery
Elk Mountain Brewing
Grist Brewing Company
Hacienda Colorado
Halfpenny Brewing Company
Hall Brewing Company
Henry’s Hard Sodas and Hard Sparkling Waters
Hop Valley Brewing
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Living the Dream Brewing Company

Lone Tree Brewing Company
Lost Highway Brewing Company
MouCo Cheese Company
Noodles & Co
Odell Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery
Parker Liquor Company at Costco
Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company
Red Bird Chicken
Redd’s Apple Ale
Resolute Brewing Company
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rockyard Brewing Company
Rudi’s Deli & Catering
Schultz’ Gourmet
Sir Chocolate
Strange Craft Beer Company
The Wine Barrel
Upslope Brewing Company
Vapor Distillery

While the ticket purchase is not tax-deductible, any amount paid above and beyond the ticket price is tax-deductible. All ticket prices will increase $10 on the day of the event. Discounts do not apply to designated driver tickets. This event is rain or shineCU South Denver has a no-refund, no-exchange policy. All sales are final. Refunds will be given only if CU South Denver cancels a program. This is a 21+ event; no children will be admitted into the event including infants.

Event Details

August 11, 2017 | 6:00pm – 11:00pm


6:00pm – 11:00pm

VIP $110
VIP Designated Driver $60
General Admission $60
General Admission Designated Driver $35
CU Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Annual Pass holders 20% discount
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