The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival was created in 2011 in the hopes of drawing more attention to the town’s emerging local distillery. Organized by Breckenridge Distillers, which has amassed numerous awards since its creation, the festival draws crowds from far and wide.
Being one of the most elevated towns in Colorado, building a craft distillery was a struggle. As the highest distillery in America and probably the world, the Breckenridge Distillery is one of the most lauded distilleries in Colorado.
Want to know their secret? It’s the water. Using a local mineral-rich snow-melt water that gradually filters through the mountains, they create some of the best spirits in the world, including bitters, sweet-corn vodka, and their most popular product, the Breckenridge Bourbon.
2022 October Craft Liquor Event
Back after a short hiatus, the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival celebrates the art of distilling or the production of liquor and spirits. There are three days of tastings, meals, educational tours, workshops, and live entertainment. This year’s festival is from Friday to Sunday, October 7th – 9th, 2022.
Its main event is “Still on the Hill” and features more than 30 distilleries from all over the state, such as 291 Colorado Whiskey from Colorado Springs, Montanya Distillers from Silverton, Woody Creek Distillers from Basalt, Vapor Distillery from Boulder, and Marble Distilling from Carbondale.
While this year’s events have not been fully announced, previous years have included:
- Breckenridge Distillery Open House and 3- Course Dinners
- Workshops: Better Bitters, The Art of Mixology, Tiki Time
- Bloody Sunday and Hangover Brunch Specials
- Horror at the Mine- Country Boy Mine
- Scavenger Hunt around Breckenridge
- Crafts & Cocktails at Breck Distillery
- Sweeney Todd at Backstage Theatre
- Historic Saloon Walking Tour
- Craft Cocktails around town
- Haunted Tombstone Tour
- Historic Walking Tours
- Dining Passports
Address: Breckenridge, CO
Date: Friday – Sunday | October 7 – 9, 2022