One of the most popular ways to start a new year is with beer and there’s probably no better place to have it than the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival has been going on for over 20 years and has become one of the most-awaited beer festivals in the country.
This event is dubbed by many as one of the best beer festivals in America with some even saying it’s the benchmark of how beer festivals should be. Canceled for 2023, the next event is happening from Thursday through Saturday, January 4th to 6th, 2024. The esteemed festival will once again gather fine brewery owners and famous brewmasters that will showcase hundreds of impressive beers.
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If you’re a beer aficionado or a beginner in homebrewing then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sample beer and food pairings. You’ll also have the chance to talk about beer with professionals and other fans like yourself.
Highlights of the event
- Brewers Reception and Calibration Dinner
- Homebrew Competition
- Small Plates & Beer Pairing
- Brewmaster’s Dinner and Cigar Pairing
- Beer Yoga
- Commercial Tasting
Out of all the scheduled events, commercial tasting, which will happen on the last day of the festival, is probably the most highly anticipated. This is when participants get to try over 400 beers from more than 150 breweries.
There are different ticket packages that you can purchase. You can also choose single event tickets and seminar seats separately. This is in case you can’t spend all three days at the festival.
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Date: Thursday – Saturday | January 4-6, 2024