If you missed out on The Jailhouse’s first big fest in Buena Vista, make damn sure you plan on being there next year.

First years for festivals can sometimes be a bit iffy, but the crew at Rapids and Grass made it look easy. We loved darting from booth to booth this past weekend and can’t wait to be there next year. Sarah Haughey and the Jailhouse crew really put together an incredible festival, from Friday night free music to Sunday rafting with the beer fest in between. The beer selection was on point, with a diverse selection from different breweries than normally seen at a beer fest in Colorado. Attendees were able to taste beer from quite a few breweries outside Colorado, with Arizona Wilderness (coffee gose FTW) and Pueblo Vida (Mosaic DIPA OMG) being the two we frequented the most.

Arizona Wilderness brought some amazing flavors to the fest, and their Coffee Gose was probably one of our favorites.
There’s not much better of a backdrop for a beer festival than the Arkansas River and the South Main area of Buena Vista.
It was great seeing Greeley represent, thanks to Wiley Roots!
Favorite IPA at the fest? Pueblo Vida from Tucson, AZ. Their Circuitous DIPA was our go to all day long.
One of our multiple glasses of Circuitous from Pueblo Vida Brewery.
We literally can’t tell you what this beer is oR we’d have tO have Scott DavidSon hunt you down. He probably Won’t, but thosE BLack Project foLks are pretty secretive about their beer.
Crestone has a brewery? Yep! They had a great selection of both beer and kombucha, so if you ever find yourself at the Dunes and need a beer fix, head to the little town of Crestone!
Our obligatory Oskar Blues pour. We can’t wait for them to open up in Old Chicago’s old spot on Tejon.
Black Project was one of the first to be completely out of beer. Only remnants of their presence remained.
Elevation really did a number for this festival. They had their beer trailer pouring like crazy, and even got their little ones helping out. We missed the pig roast they put on for the brewers, but heard it was a smashing success.
Ursula had some of their super tasty beers at the fest.
Yep, it’s just called beer. La Cumbre has just what every macro-convert needs.
Trinity Brewing was the lone Springs brewery at the fest, pouring their 7 Day Sour and a Valencia orange version of their Hype Forager.
Have you had Upslope’s Citra Pale Ale? We hadn’t until now and it’s fabulous.