There are few things better than sitting around on those warm spring days in the Rocky Mountains with a few friends and sipping on an ice cold brew. I’m a pretty big fan of micro-brews and am not ashamed to admit it. If you’re like myself and the thoughts of dark and thick porters or bitter hoppy IPA’s get your mouth watering, you should definitely check out the Breckenridge Beer Festival.
Taking place on Saturday April 8th, the Breckenridge Beer Festival will take place at a brand new location at the Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge. The event will take place from 12:00PM to 5:00PM. The first hour is reserved only for attendees who have pre-purchased their tickets. Anyone needing a ticket the day of the event can purchase tickets at 1:00PM right at the main entrance. It is definitely a good idea to pre-purchase your tickets however for a number of reasons. The first being that this event WILL sellout. The second is that for that first hour anyone who has pre-purchased their ticket will be able to taste special limited brews that will only be served during that first hour.
There will be many different breweries at the event and it’s important to pace yourself. It’s also important to be responsible after the event ends. The good news is that anyone who is a designated driver is allowed into the event for free as long as they are not consuming any alcohol. There is a VIP option as well for both tasters and designated drivers. The VIP tickets will give you access to a specific entrance line, a 12oz Glass Collectors Mug, Unlimited Tastings including full size pours and tastings of limited edition beers. A catered lunch including snacks will also be included with the VIP ticket as well as a private heated tent with a private bathroom and seating. With all of the beer tastings it’s nice to have some music to listen to as well. The full music lineup will be released in March as well as the food vendors.
Breweries that will be attending the event include Eddyline (Buena Vista, CO), Leftand (Longmont, CO), Grand Teton (Victor, ID), Deschutes (My personal favorite out of Bend, OR) as well as many many others!
Next time you’re in Breckenridge and want to go on that adventure before trying some new brews be sure to give us a call at Breckenridge Whitewater!
Cheers and bottoms up!