Free Crafts and Drafts Passport Delivers Deals on Local Drinks

    The annual passport program is back, making it easy and cheaper to raise a glass of beer, wine, whiskey, moonshine, coffee or cocktails while supporting local businesses.

    bartender at ax and the oak
    The art of craft cocktails at Axe and the Oak Whiskey House. Photo by Jason Fleming.

    Looking for deals on your favorite local drinks, from beer and wine to craft spirits and coffee? The Colorado Springs Crafts and Drafts Passport is back. 

    The free digital passport is full of deals and discounts at 20 craft breweries, distilleries, wineries and coffee shops around the Pikes Peak region. Organized by Visit Colorado Springs, the annual program is dedicated to supporting the local craft beverage community and highlighting the region’s diverse craft beverage scene. And with some breweries and distilleries unable to open for in-person service at this time, passport holders will be able to enjoy drink deals in-person and to-go from their favorite establishments.

    Available as a web-based app, the passport is free and can be easily accessed from a mobile device. When ready to redeem a deal, customers select it and receive that pass via text or email. It’s ready to use immediately and is redeemed on a mobile phone. Types of drinks included in the passport program include beer, wine, coffee, moonshine, whiskey and cocktails. 

    By participating in the passport program, customers are able to directly support the local economy, specifically the local food and beverage industry, which has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. 

    bartender at Bristol Brewing
    Photo courtesy of Visit Colorado Springs

    “We’re your neighbors,” says Amanda Bristol, co-owner of Bristol Brewing Company, in a press release. “We’re who you see at the grocery store. Our kids go to the same schools. This place is rooted in the local culture and community; it’s the fabric of our city. When you visit and support these local businesses, not only do you support your neighbors, but somehow you feel more at home.”

    The passport program runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Learn more about the free passport and specific deals, and get your passport at crafts.visitCOS.com.

    Who’s In Crafts and Drafts 2020

    Breweries

    Colorado Mountain Brewery, Interquest and Roundhouse

    Fossil Craft Beer Company

    Goat Patch Brewing Company

    Metric Brewing Company

    Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

    Peaks N Pines Brewery

    Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

    Pikes Peak Brewing Company

    Rocky Mountain Brewery

    Trails End Taproom

    Wineries

    The Winery at Pikes Peak

    The Wines of Colorado

    Coffee Shops

    Building Three Coffee

    Loyal Coffee, Downtown and Northgate

    Distilleries

    1350 Distilling

    3 Hundred Days of Shine Distilling

    Axe and the Oak Whiskey House

    Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street (Lee Spirits)

    Cockpit Craft Distillery


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