Write an Ode to Colorado Beer

Calling all poets

Ode: A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. Often sung.

The 2020 Fort Collins (Virtual) Book Festival celebrates 5 years of showcasing Fort Collins’ favorite pastimes: craft beer, music, food, science & technology, and the outdoors. We are calling all poets to help us celebrate our world-renown craft brewing industry by sending us “odes to Colorado beer.” 

The winning odes will be read/performed at the virtual festival by local and regional beer aficionados and brewing celebrities in an online session that will include at-home beer tasting and singalongs. Other prizes TBA.

The 2020 Fort Collins Book Festival will take place over two weekends October 9-11 and October 16-18, 2020. 

Ready to express your love for beer? The deadline for submitting a poem is Tuesday, September 15 before midnight. Winners will be notified by September 30.

To see all contest rules and submit your ode, visit the Ode to Colorado Beer Poetry Contest webpage.