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Colorado Craft Distillers gather October 7 at Sparks & Spirits: a craft distillery tasting with makers that shine in the dark!

Including exhibits that are created with fire, light and sound, sampling from craft distilleries, a commemorative tasting glass, and hor d’oeuvres — this is a night that shines! Check out the Colorado Craft Distillers as well as photos of last year’s art below. Text for link“>Early Bird Tickets Available Now!


Sparks & Spirits includes samples from more than a dozen craft distilleries, interaction with creations of fire, light, and sound, gourmet snacks, and access to the most unique distillers festival there has ever been. Join us at the First National Bank building at The Ranch event center in Loveland, Colorado from 6-9-ish pm on Friday, October 7th.

Advance tickets available here. Click this link for advance tickets, designated driver tickets, and passes for the free FoCo Biodiesel bus – picking you up 5:30pm at Equinox Brewing, 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 and return there after.

Colorado Craft Distillers – click on the distiller name for their website. Many more to come, so check back for your favorites!

300 Days Distilling Originally dubbed Colorado’s unofficial slogan in the 1870s, “300 days of sunshine” encouraged settlers to move West. Created along the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 3 Hundred Days of Shine is a small batch distillery that takes pride in recreating a traditional Colorado moonshine. This handcrafted shine is distilled and bottled in Monument, CO. using much of the same ingredients and methods Colorado shiners used dating back to prohibition. Our goal is to create a Western Sippin’ Shine known for its drink-ability and smooth taste.

Rising Sun Distillery At Rising Sun Distillery our mission is to produce the finest hand-crafted distilled spirits and have fun doing it! As a true micro-distillery, we pride ourselves on making sure every lovingly prepared batch of spirits is as good as it can be. How do we do it? It’s simple, we do everything from scratch and we don’t cut corners. For us, this means starting with the best locally sourced produce and grains we can get our hands on. Using this approach is smart, sustainable, and oh so good! We then process our raw ingredients and prepare them using pure-filtered Colorado water. Finally we distill it to perfection with our custom built equipment and artfully finish it for your consumption. While other processes may be easier, we know doing it this way creates the best quality and consistency for making each and every batch.

Backwards Distilling is joining us from Wyoming! Transcend the world of ordinary drinks and enter the Backwards Realm,
where amazing sensations await you with every sip. Through carefully orchestrated chaos
we bring together the finest ingredients to create small batches of spectacular spirits.

Devoting unapologetic enthusiasm and precision to crafting their spirits, Geek Spirits unveiled their first spirit in 2015 in Boulder, CO. All of their spirits are handcrafted from scratch, in-house on state-of-the-art German machinery in small batches. Greg and Sherial Starr, the husband-wife team behind Geek Spirits aim to deliver the best tasting spirits using the finest local raw ingredients, science, art, and a little bit of magic.

The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is Vail, Colorado’s premier distillery, crafting spirits from locally sourced ingredients in the name of the mountain lifestyle that was influenced by the original 10th Mountain soldiers.

What makes Vapor Distillery a craft distillery? Each and every small, handcrafted batch of award winning spirits produced in our Boulder Colorado distillery is made by hand. We start with pure, local, Colorado Rocky Mountain water sourced from the Arapaho Glacier, then add the finest, hand selected botanicals and ingredients specifically chosen for their high quality and taste. We faithfully follow our award winning recipes that we have carefully and painstakingly developed, to reproduce the fine, artisanal spirits that we have become known for. Why do we do this? Taste our spirits, and you’ll understand.

Elevation 5003 Distillery, Fort Collins
Elevation 5003 is a family owned distillery located in the heart of Fort Collins. We are a craft distillery, creating spirits from grain to bottle. We spiritedly mash, ferment, distill and bottle every small batch on site. Come elevate your spirits!

Golden Moon Distillery was founded in Golden by Stephen Gould and Karen Knight in early 2008 specifically to produce premium hand-crafted herbal liquors and liqueurs using the best available herbs, spices and botanicals, and made with the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers making premium products in the mid-to-late 1800s.

Spirit Hound Distillers, Lyons. The desire to create a completely original Colorado straight malt whiskey was the catalyst that brought the Spirit hound partners together. Our spirits are made with local Colorado ingredients such as freshly-picked juniper berries. We built much of our own distillation equipment to capture all of the purity and flavor and make sure it gets into every bottle we sell – and every glass you drink.

Old Town Distilling in Fort Collins is Northern Colorado’s first certified organic alcohol producer, Old Town Distilling Co–is the maker of a full lineup of handmade organic spirits: vodka, gin, rum, agave spirit, and four whiskeys — moonshine, bourbon, single malt rye and single malt whiskey.

Syntax Spirits We make all of our award-winning, small-batch vodka, whisky, and rum from grain-to-glass, using local ingredients and pure Colorado whitewater. No matter how you serve them, Syntax Spirits are drop-dead gorgeous. Pour a drink and let your adventurous side take over!Stop by our distillery and cocktail bar for a taste, a drink, or a bottle. Located just a few blocks off the beaten path in historic downtown Greeley, we have a full menu of classic and signature cocktails, as well as special seasonal infusions and drinks.

At Coppermuse, it’s our calling to find the best inspiration, distill it, and share it with the world. And you can taste it – from the first sip to the last drop. Our mission is to produce premium, hand-crafted spirits that include vodka and rum that will push your taste experience.

Wood’s High Mountain Distillery. We distill and bottle small-batch Handcrafted spirits here in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. We distill all our products on-site and make them available here at the Tasting Room and in select locations in Colorado and the European Union. Wood’s High Mountain Distillery was founded by brothers PT and Lee Wood, with the goal to bottle their passion for the outdoor adventures into spirits that shine with the essence of the mountains of Colorado. Enjoy a cocktail or dram of our spirits and celebrate a little high mountain living.

Feisty Spirits. We are Fort Collins’ first distillery and home to exceptional hand crafted whiskey and other fine spirits. We love whiskey and want to share that love with you. While our focus is on whiskey we won’t stop there. We will be producing a wide variety of distilled spirits as we experiment, play, and just basically have fun in the distillery. Come sample our creations in our tasting room.

Born in Lakewood, raised in Denver. At Bear Creek Distillery we produce handcrafted grain to bottle spirits one batch at a time in the heart of the Mile High City. We believe the foundation of the craft is deeply rooted in our local community and are proud to help strengthen the local craft food and beverage movement both in our neighborhood as well as your backyard.

Advance Tickets available now! Get your tickets here at the best price for this unique and fantastical evening event.

Sparks & Spirits is the annual fundraising event for the nonprofit educational organization, the Colorado Maker Hub. Proceeds from the event go to fund our Arts grants and Youth Maker Programs.


Distilleries, sound and light sculptures at the 2015 Makers After Dark!