The only thing that pairs with white water rafting better than ziplining, is beer. Luckily we have some awesome local breweries here in beautiful Summit County and a summer full of beer tasting festivities. So whether you are here on vacation or you are a Rocky Mountain local, be sure to toast to your day of activities with AVA Rafting and Zipline with a glass of Colorado’s favorite beverage; beer!
Lake Dillon Brew Fest
Start your summer off with Lake Dillon Brew Fest, hosted by Pug Ryan’s and held on the shores of Summit County’s scenic Lake Dillon from 1pm-5pm. More than 50 local breweries will be attending so come by to sample some of the best brews Colorado has to offer. Tickets are $30 per person for the brew tasting and $5 for entry only.
20th Annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Be sure to check out Summit County’s oldest and most celebrated festival, with more than 30 craft breweries tapping their kegs for your tasting pleasure. This festival packs every nook and cranny of the Keystone Resort Village, taking place over two days, you can buy a one-day beer glass pass for $40 in advance or enjoy two days of unlimited tasting for $75 in advance.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
Summit County’s largest summer beer festival offers brews from over 40 Colorado Breweries, featuring a few local favorites like Breckenridge Breweries. Enjoy unlimited tastings for $27.50 pre-sale, or spring for VIP status for $67.50 and enjoy full-sized and limited-edition beers, as well as lunch. This event sells out, so be sure to get your tickets early!
If Cider tickles your taste buds, be sure to check out the Cider Circus held at Copper Mountain Resort with cider, beer, food and live music. While the name may lead you to believe this event is just a good time, it is a literal circus, with entertainers like jugglers, mimes, clowns and acrobats to entertain you. Tickets start at $35 and will go up closer to the event, so get your tickets soon!