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Pints, Pools & Paddles Craft Brew Fest Returns to Pagosa Springs, CO for its 9th Annual Celebration

 Pints, Pools & Paddles Craft Brew Fest Returns to Pagosa Springs, CO for its 9th Annual Celebration

The anticipation is building as Pagosa Springs, home to the acclaimed Springs Resort, gears up to host the 9th Annual Pints, Pools & Paddles Craft Brew Fest from May 10th to May 12th, 2024. Nestled in the heart of Colorado's stunning landscapes, this unique event promises a fusion of craft beer, hot springs soaking, and outdoor adventure, all for a good cause.

Highlighted by USA Today as the "Best Spa Resort in the U.S.", The Springs Resort sets the stage for an unparalleled experience. The festival, renowned as the only one of its kind worldwide, marries the art of craft brewing with the therapeutic allure of natural hot springs. Attendees can indulge in beer tastings from 20 esteemed breweries, including favorites like Kaktus Brewing Company and Ska Brewing, all while immersing themselves in the rejuvenating waters of The Mother Spring.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. Pints & Pools offers a dynamic lineup of activities, from thrilling paddle board competitions amidst the San Juan River's rapids to exclusive wellness offerings such as sound baths for ultimate relaxation. As the festivities draw to a close, the coveted "Favorite Brewery Award" will be bestowed upon the most esteemed participant, adding a competitive edge to the celebration.

More than just a weekend of fun, Pints, Pools & Paddles is committed to giving back to the community. Proceeds from the event support local charities, including the Friends of The Upper San Juan River and the Pueblo Community College scholarship fund, ensuring a positive impact for years to come.

“This town is all about community and Pints & Pools celebrates the best of it by inviting visitors to do two of the region’s most popular activities – sipping and soaking,” explains former software company owner and hobby brewer, Jason Cox, who chose Pagosa Springs as the location to open Riff Raff Brewery in 2013 with his wife, Shelly, making their craft brewery entrepreneurial  dreams come true. “Riff Raff’s signature Beer, Chocolate & Cheese Pairing kicks off the festivities as a one-of-a-kind event, within a one-of-a-kind event.  We’re so proud that the chocolates are handmade by residents of Aspen House, a local nonprofit that supports adults with developmental disabilities, and it’s so fitting that our earth-powered beer is made using geothermal energy from The Springs Resort’s Mother Spring.”

Tickets are available for various experiences, ranging from beer, chocolate, and cheese pairings to exclusive soaking and tasting packages. Additionally, day rates offer locals the opportunity to enjoy the resort's renowned hot springs at a discounted rate.

Whether you're a resident or a visitor, don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary event. Come soak, sip, and savor the best of Colorado's craft beer scene against the breathtaking backdrop of Pagosa Springs. For more information and ticket reservations, visit

About The Springs Resort

The Springs Resort features 79 rooms and suites are just steps from 25 soaking pools fed by the deepest geothermal hot spring in the world and terraced along a bend in the San Juan River. Nestled in a quaint Rocky Mountain town, The Springs is unique in its daily wellness offerings for guests and day visitors alike. Besides a full-service spa, the resort also offers Sound Baths; a daily Gratitude Ceremony by the Mother Spring, self-applied mud treatments at Mud Beach; a Hang Time hammock retreat in the pines, and more. The resort’s Medical Director and balneologist, Dr. Marcus Coplin, recently created results-oriented, user-friendly Soaking Guides for sports recovery, detoxing, sleep, and wellness.