Cheyenne Frontier Days Visitors Will Drink 1.5 Million Beers
CFD is just around the corner. To wet your whistle for Frontier Days, here is a six-pack of fun facts about beer consumption during the Daddy of 'Em All.
1. The Washington Post once estimated that 1.5 million beers were consumed in and around the Capital City during CFD.
2. That's the equivalent of 9,090 kegs or 145,455 gallons; enough beer to fill the pool at the Cheyenne Aquatic Center.
3. The average beer can is 4.5 inches tall. If you were to line up 1.5 million beer cans, it would be approximately 106 miles long; roughly the same distance between Cheyenne and Denver.
4. In 2016, Cheyenne Frontier Days visitors spent over $5 million at local bars and restaurants.
5. Another $2 million will be spent at concession stands inside the park.
6. The Denver Post CFD Train is a popular tradition dating all the way back to 1908. One of the biggest reasons for its enduring popularity is free beer. Which could explain why there's a lottery for tickets every year.