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Carbondale, Co – April 17, 2015 – The Roaring Fork Beer Company, a seasonally inspired brewery in Carbondale, Colorado collaborates with the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) on this year’s poster contest for the 44th Annual Mountain Fair, to be held July 24th-26th at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale. The winning design will be the featured label on a packaged and distributed RFBC exclusive Mountain Fair brew.

The Carbondale Mountain Fair, now approaching its 44th year, draws over 145 vendors with unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis, with interactive, creative experiences for children; great local food, a pie baking and wood splitting competition and an amazing spirit. Throughout the weekend, over 20,000 people pass through from across the state and all over the country. “We look forward to Mountain Fair all year long because not only is it the best party of the year but the amazing energy from participants and visitors is unmatchable. We feel honored to be an essential part of the fair this year,” says Aly Sanguily, Marketing Director for Roaring Fork Beer Company.

One of the most exciting affair’s leading up to the big weekend is the poster contest, where artists of all calibers can enter their design to be featured on the t-shirts, the official fair poster as well as a $500 prize. With support, from RFBC, this year’s winning design will be the label of the “mountain fair beer,” whose style and official name has yet to be released but will be packaged and distributed throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas. “We wanted to collaborate with CCAH to add a fun new element to the poster design contest that would give the winning artist a great deal of additional exposure. Our brewery’s vision was built around participation with an adoration and passion for the local arts and we felt that this would be a great thank you to not only the artists but to CCAH for all of their efforts in the community,” says Sanguily. In addition to featuring the winning design on the packaged RFBC Mountain Fair beer, the brewery will also be donating 1% of all sales from the special brew to CCAH.

Designs can be in any medium with the ability to transfer to a digital image for reproduction. Designs created by hand usually win, but digital images are also welcome. Please include “The 44th Carbondale Mountain Fair” within the design along with the dates, July 24, 25, 26. ENTRIES ARE DUE BY APRIL 24 and can be dropped off or mailed to CCAH at The Launchpad, 76 S. 4th Street, Carbondale 81623. Please attach your name, phone number, and email to the back of your work. If you would like your entry returned by mail then you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope, package, or mailing tube large enough to contain the submitted design. For more information please visit:
About the Brewery and Brewmaster:

Chase Engel, a long time professional brewer with a dream of producing creative beers to match the changing seasons, launched Roaring Fork Beer Company in 2013. From their home base in Carbondale Colorado, RFBC brews and packages exceptional beers for distribution throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Dedicated to producing fresh, approachable, and flavorful beers, RFBC continues to push the envelope with experimentation and barrel aging on a small batch scale. Engel has won over 40 National medals and is an 8 time GABF medal winner, under previous breweries Aspen Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery and Ska Brewing.

The 3,000 square foot brewing facility features a 15 BBL Brewing System; hand crafted in Colorado by Bennet Forgeworks, and will start with a 2,000 BBL Annual Fermentation Capacity. RFBC beers are available in the Roaring Fork Valley in cans, bottles and on draft at bars and restaurants that serve craft beer. Roaring Fork Beer Company is the craft beer drinker’s source for ‘better beer.’

About the Tasting Room:

RFBC’s tasting room furnishings and signage are the manifestation of craftsman Brad Reed Nelson from Board by Design, who hand built the furnishings from beetle kill pine wood and refurbished barn wood, sourced locally from Distinguished Boards and Beams in Carbondale, Colorado. Tasting room hours are M-Saturday 2p-8p, with tours by appointment. Locally made farm to table dishes are provided by SILO, just a few doors down from the taproom. Live music, special events, exclusive tappings and more are held monthly at their boutique space in Satank, the breweries neighborhood and a “creative zone” of Carbondale.


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