Who: The Colorado Brewers Guild, the non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs, and Team Player Productions will present a kickoff event for the Vail Craft Beer Classic.
What: Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to mid-Vail to explore a variety of craft beer from members of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Spend the evening sipping Colorado’s finest craft beer, alongside a world-class BBQ spread as the sun sets over the mountains.
When: Friday, June 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Attendees will take the gondola from Vail Village (241 South Frontage Rd. Vail CO 81657) to mid-Vail
Why: This festival, featuring more than 30 Colorado breweries, is the highest beer festival in the country, taking place at 10,350 feet. Participating breweries include 14er Brewing Company, Bonfire Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Elevation Beer Co., Guanella Pass Brewery, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, New Belgium Brewing, New Image Brewing, Odell Brewing Company, Periodic Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Resolute Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing Company, Strange Craft Beer Company, The Bakers' Brewery, Tivoli Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company, Vail Brewing Company, Westfax Brewing Company and Wibby Brewing.
Tickets are $75 and available for purchase at https://vailcraftbeerclassic.com/schedule/.
About the Colorado Brewers Guild
The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado brewed beer. Board members include: Brian O’Connell (Renegade Brewing Company), Matt Cutter (Upslope Brewing Company), Mike Bristol (Bristol Brewing Company), Tim Myers (Strange Craft Beer Company), Mike Lawinski (FATE Brewing), Dave Bergen (Joyride Brewing), Tommy Bibliowicz (4 Noses Brewing), Justin Baccary (Station 26 Brewing Co.), Chris Labbe (Periodic Brewing), Dave Cole (Epic Brewing Company), and Carol Cochran (Horse & Dragon Brewing Company). For more information about the Guild, visit www.coloradobeer.org.