In its many forms and varieties, beer has been enjoyed all over the globe for centuries, and even after so many years, the evolution and adaptation of beer shows no signs of slowing down, with breweries and beer enthusiasts far and wide all continuing to experiment and innovate with this classic alcoholic beverage, sharing new creations among themselves and celebrating the rich diversity of flavors beer can provide. If you enjoy big beers and experimental beers, you won’t want to miss out on one of the hottest beer festivals in Colorado: the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival.
Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival - Beer Festival in Breckenridge, CO
The Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival is a 3-day beer festival dedicated to craft beers, 'big beers', and expeirmental beers. It takes place in the beautiful Rocky Mountain resort area of Breckenridge, drawing in brewers and beer lovers and giving everyone a chance to learn more about the art of brewing beer while also sampling some amazing creations from over a hundred different breweries and importers.
One of the main highlights of the Colorado beer festival is the Commercial Tasting, in which hundreds of beers are made available for sampling, but the show also features special dinners, pairing evenings, and educational seminars to teach attendees more about brewing beer, pairing beer, and how to gain a better knowledge, deeper understanding, and stronger appreciation of beers.
In short, the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival is a thrilling and unmissable event for anyone with a love or interest for quality beer. If you enjoy beer, have hesitated about trying to make beer at your own home, or even have experience in a brewery, this is the festival for you. It’s a great place to meet and interact with fellow beer lovers from all around America and beyond.
The Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival 2020
For 2020, the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival will be celebrating a very special occasion: its 20th anniversary. Set to be bigger and better than ever before, one of USA Today's Top 10 Best Beer Festivals is a key 2020 date on the calendar of any beer lover or brewing enthusiast. Here's all you need to know about the big event:
- Location - The 2020 edition of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival will be held in the mountain town of Breckenridge at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.
- Dates - The 2020 Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival will be held from January 9 through to January 11.
- What To Expect - Just like past years, the 20th edition of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival will bring together beer experts and beer lovers from far and wide in one beautiful location for a fully weekend of beer-oriented events and activities. Hundreds of beers will be waiting to be sampled, dozens of breweries will be in attendance, and various events and seminars will be going on over the course of the festival.
- Beer Tasting - Visitors to the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival will be able to pick and choose from hundreds of different beers of various styles, including lambics, Belgians, Strong Ales, and Barleywines. Over 150 breweries will be represented at the show.
- Events - Throughout the festival, beer lovers and enthusiasts will be able to hear from beer experts during various seminars on subjects like experimental brewing, food pairings, and cigar pairings, as well as partaking in delicious meals like the Brewmaster's Dinner.
- Tickets - If you're planning on attending the 2020 edition of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival, you'll need to buy a ticket, and you'll find several different options available depending on how much of the festival you'd like to take part in. You can buy single event tickets, for example, to different meals and seminars, you can choose packages and passes that give you access to various seminars and events, or even the entire show. There are also VIP passes which grant you entry to all seminars and dinners and VIP treatment for the whole duration of the festival.
- Big Beers - The titular 'big beers' of this festival have to meet certain criteria. They all need to be at least 7% abv, they need to be Belgian in style, and they have to be experimental, ensuring that all of the beers provided during the Commercial Tasting are strong, unique, and delicious. website