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Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

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May 28 – 29, 2016

As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews at the 13th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. 

The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers free admission to the Beaver Creek plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase. Music lineup will be announced soon – check back with us for details on the three live blues acts per day!

Barbecue masters from right here in Beaver Creek and all over Colorado fill the village plaza, selling all the BBQ classics – from wings to ribs, pulled pork to brisket! Attendees will have the chance to crown the Best BBQ Vendor by voting in the People’s Choice Contest. A Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday providing activities, arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under.

Don’t miss the Microbrew Festival on Saturday featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! On Sunday, amateur pit masters will be able to showcase their talents at the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition. 

Saturday, May 28th:

 12PM - 6PM:           Beer Garden and BBQ Vendors Open, People's Choice Voting
 12PM - 2PM:   Live Music - Act TBA 
 12PM - 4PM:             Kids' Fun Zone Open
 1PM - 5PM:   Microbrew Festival (Ticketed Event)
 2:30PM - 4PM:   Live Music - Act TBA
 4:30PM - 6PM:   Live Music - Act TBA

Sunday, May 29th:

 11AM - 2PM:        Big Green Egg Amateur Backyard BBQ Competition (Must pre-register to participate,
spectators are free!)
 12PM - 6PM:   Beer Garden & BBQ Vendors Open
 12PM - 2PM:         Live Music - Act TBA
 12PM - 4PM:   People's Choice Voting
 12PM - 4PM:   Kids' Fun Zone Open
 2:30PM - 4PM:          Live Music - Act TBA
 4:15PM:   People's Choice Winners Announced
 4:30PM - 6PM:   Live Music - Act TBA


Check back here for artist photos & bios for the 2016 Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Weekend!

Past headliners include:

  • Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (2015)
  • Dumpstaphunk (2015)
  • Charlie Musselwhite (2014)
  • John Nemeth (2013)
  • Clay McClinton (2012)
  • ...and the list goes on!


Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th

Beer and wine will be available for purchase on the village plaza from 12pm - 6pm throughout the festival. There is no charge for admission to the village plaza. Check back here for a list of beverage options!



Saturday, May 28th 

Colorado Microbrew Festival

Don’t miss one of the largest exclusively Colorado craft beer tastings in the state featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! The ticket price includes unlimited sampling and a commemorative tasting glass. 

  • Date: Saturday, May 28th
  • Time: 1PM-5PM
  • Price*: $40 per person (advance); $50 per person (at the door)
  • Location:  Centennial Park (The lawn located at the top of the ice rink escalator)
  • Purchase Tickets: Tickets will be available by March 1st!

*Price does not include processing fees

2016 Participating Breweries Coming Soon - in the meantime, please see below for last year's lineup!


2015 Participating Breweries

4 Noses Brewing Company 

        

Broomfield, CO

7 Hermits Brewing Company

 

Eagle, CO

ACGolden Brewing Company

 

Golden, CO

Aspen Brewing Company

 

Aspen, CO

Bonfire Brewing

Eagle, CO

Breckenridge Brewery

 

Denver, CO

Colorado Cider Company

 

Denver, CO

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

 

Denver, CO

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

 

Edwards, CO

Dillon Dam Brewery

 

Dillon, CO

Dry Dock Brewing Co.

 

Aurora, CO

Durango Brewing

 

Durango, CO

FATE Brewing Company

 

Boulder, CO

Gordon Biersch

 

Broomfield, CO

Gore Range Brewery

 

Edwards, CO

Grand Lake Brewing

 

Grand Lake, CO

Great Divide Brewing Co.

 

Denver, CO

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

 

Loveland, CO

Kannah Creek Brewing Company

 

 Grand Junction, CO

Left Hand Brewing Company

 

Longmont, CO

Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill

 

Steamboat Springs, CO

New Belgium Brewing

 

Fort Collins, CO

Odd13 Brewing

 

Lafayette, CO

Oskar Blues Brewery

 

Longmont, CO

Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

 

Monument, CO

Pug Ryan's Brewing Company

 

Dillon, CO

Renegade Brewing Company

 

Denver, CO

Rock Bottom Brewery

 

Denver, CO

Rock Yard Brewing Company

 

Castle Rock, CO

Strange Craft Beer Company

 

Denver, CO

Upslope Brewing Company

 

Boulder, CO

Vail Brewing Company

 

Vail, CO

Non-Brewery Vendors

 

Colorado Brewers Guild

 

Boulder, CO

Drinker's Guide to Colorado

 

Colorado Springs, CO


Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th

Throughout the weekend from 12pm - 6pm, purchase tasty creations from our very own Beaver Creek BBQ chefs, as well as pit professionals from around the state. Don't forget to vote for your favorite barbecue vendor in the People's Choice Contest! Winning restaurant receives prize money, a trophy and all the glory! Check back here for a list of participating vendors. 

Sunday, May 29th 

Big Green Egg Amateur Backyard BBQ Competition
Do you love to barbecue? Are people constantly asking for your secret recipes? Is your nickname “Grill Master”? Here's your chance to fire up those coals and grill your way to victory! Participate in the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ competition for your chance to win your very own Big Green Egg (valued at $1049) and bragging rights for an entire year! 

Contestants (individuals or teams of up to three people) will be provided with a Big Green Egg and a mystery basket, containing one meat and several side dish items. Contestants will have three hours to design and cook their delicious dishes for our distinguished judges.  This competition is only open to amateurs, no culinary professionals or professional barbecue teams are allowed to compete. Please read the Rules and Regulations (to be announced by March 15th) to confirm that you qualify to participate in this exclusive competition.

  • Date: Sunday, May 29th    
  • Time: 11AM – 2PM 
  • Price: TBD (Spectators are free)
  • Location:  TBD
  • Register: Coming Soon!

 

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