Meetings & Events

Monthly Meetings

The Liquid Poets hold a general meeting the first Thursday of each month, rotating locations at various Fort Collins breweries.. We always welcome new faces whether you have been brewing for years or are just interested in what it’s all about. Meetings consist of announcements, sharing of homebrews, and some educational aspect. We usually have a mystery growler to test everyone’s blind tasting skills. We look forward to seeing you there!

BJCP Study Group

This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday to dive into specific styles – aroma, color, appearance, ABV/IBU/FG/OG ranges, taste, mouthfeel, and all the things that make fermented beverages great. The clubs goal is to help member seeking to get BJCP certification in a fun way.

Big Brew

First weekend in May, homebrew clubs all around the nation gather in backyards/parking lots/wherever to brew in each others company. We meet and brew and have the grills and taps active. Past totals have been close to 300 gal brewed in one day! All welcome if you are brewing or not.

Summer BBQ

Summer has long been a great time for us poets to get together with friends and family. We arrange kegs, yard games, and pot luck and enjoy the community we are building.

Poetry Slam Homebrew Contest

This is our main event. First held in spring 2008, and transitioned to fall (mid October), we now have nearly 300 entries in ~25 categories judged by 60 judges and stewards over 4 sessions/2 day at New Belgium Brewery. 2019 had 17 Pro-Am opportunities for medal winners and is growing and evolving every year. Find info or register to enter/judge/steward Poetry Slam or other contests at

Turkey Drive Competition vs Weiz Guys

Starting November 2018, Loveland’s Weiz Guys Homebrew Club has challenged the Liquid Poets to a Turkey drive. We contact breweries to offer ‘Beer For Turkey’ drop off points where the community can get a free beer when they drop off a frozen turkey for the Larimer Co. Food bank. We then help deliver those turkeys to the warehouses for Thanksgiving meals.

Holiday Party

Holidays are for gathering with friends and family, and this community is no exception. With busy holiday schedules, we have started gathering in early January. We have homebrew on tap and share a meal in addition to a silent auction full of brewery swag, Poets’ brews, crafts, and other good with proceeds going to Larimer Co. Food Bank. There is often fun beer games and holiday spice beer samplings but always good times.