If you’re anything like us, when you think of Riverfest, you think of cold, craft beers on a hot summer day! Riverfest truly wouldn’t be what it is without our local and regional breweries serving up some crisp cold ones along the North Platte River. For over 30 years, Riverfest has brought the community together to not only support the Platte River Trails’ mission, but to enjoy a variety of summer activities, like a beer fest, all in one place!
From local food vendors to the Great Duck Derby, Riverfest offers something for everyone. For those who enjoy beer, Riverfest is the destination for a hot, August day. In order to quench the thirst of Casper’s beer lovers, Platte River Trails relies on local and regional breweries to help make it all happen.
With several local and regional breweries participating in Riverfest this year, you can get your fill of their unlimited sips of craft beer. As you’re sipping away this year, we suggest taking a minute to think about the unique offering these breweries provide and the impact they have on their communities.
Craft beer is the progeny of microbreweries; and in case you didn’t know, Casper alone has eight microbreweries! Craft beer is made with a whole lot of heart, passion, and flavor. Micro and craft breweries genuinely take pride in using the best and most flavorful ingredients for their beers. They are constantly working outside the box to satisfy their patrons. When these breweries take part in a beer fest or brewfest, they are in a nutshell, donating their brews simply for your tasting pleasure!
Not only are these microbreweries serving their unique beers for your enjoyment, several of them also have great involvement and impact in their communities. As many of them are small businesses, they are a driving force in a community’s economic development. Other regional breweries, such as New Belgium, donate earnings to 1% for the Planet, and Upslope Brewing implements practices to better then environment, lessen their carbon footprint and Leave No Trace!
Riverfest unites these breweries and beer drinkers for a shared experience surrounding craft beer. Supporting local beer supports communities, nonprofits, and the outdoors with so many of these breweries doing what they can to give back.
Thirsty yet? Riverfest will be here August 19th to serve up all your favorite craft beers! Though the event is free, to partake in the brews, you must be 21 or over and purchase beer tickets, on sale now! Don’t forget to bring your ID, no ID means no beer. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the exciting Riverfest updates!