What’s on tap in August? Beer, beer and more Colorado beer. The Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival will serve up more than 100 brews from 30-plus Colorado breweries August 6th and 7th.
Back this year, beer lovers can vote in the battle of the brews social media throw down by tweeting, instagramming or posting their favorite #Colorado brew with the hashtag #keystonebestbrew. The brew with the most social votes will be crowned the festival’s “Best Brew.”
Raise a pint or two for a toast to the lineup of bluegrass bands. 2016 Bluegrass Line-Up includes Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, T Sisters, Lonely Heartstrings Band, Mason Town, Mandolin OrangeTim O’BrienPeter Rowan BandLarry Keel Experience and more!
Friday Night Kick Off Event - “Eat, Drink, Pick” - Beer Maker’s Pairing with New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak
Feast your eyes on an amazing lineup of Colorado-themed food, beer and music to kick-off the 20th Anniversary of Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival! New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak pair to deliver a unique twist on a classic beer maker’s event. Eat, drink and pick your way through six small plate stations, each matched with a New Belgium sample. Foodies and beer lovers; your palate will thank you while your feet will be tapping to the best in Colorado Bluegrass courtesy of Nederland's Caribou Mountain Collective.
Unwind and savor a cold one from the Beer Garden. Enjoy acoustic bluegrass music accompanied with $6 microbrew pints from New Belgium Brewery and Coors Light, located in front of Warren Station at Keystone, music being played at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater.
2016 Confirmed Attending Breweries:
105 West Brewing Company, 4 Noses Brewing Company, AC Golden Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Backcountry Brewery, Big B’s Hard Cider, Boulder Beer Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, CO Brew, Colorado Cider Company, Crabtree Brewing Company, Dillon Dam Brewery, Elevation Beer Company, Fate Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Guinness, High Hops Brewery, Joyride Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Mockery Brewing, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odyssey Beerwerks, Oskar Blue Brewery, Platt Park Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing Company, Portland Cider, Pug Ryan’s, Ratio Beerworks, Redstone Meadery, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing Company, TallGrass Brewing Company, Telluride Brewing Company, The Baker’s Brewery, Tivoli Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Vail Brewing Company, West Fax Brewing Company and Wild Cider Company
Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Beneficiary:
We give back! Keystone Bluegrass and Beer is a proud supporter of High Country Conservation Center whose grassroots efforts and programs support waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation and green building in our mountain community.20 Year Celebration of Bluegrass and Beer. Weekend Lodging Packages start at just $179 per person per night. Call today!
For the most up to date schedule of events and more information visit: www.keystonefestivals.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The festival is FREE to enter for all ages. Guests who are interested in purchasing a glass to partake in the beer tasting MUST be 21 years or older. ID's will be checked at the entrance to Main Sales so have your ID with you and ready to show.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For all guests not staying at the resort, you may park in the FREE River Run Lot. Guests of the resort will have access to underground parking if staying in River Run. There will be shuttle service throughout the resort, however schedules may be limited during the summer. To get more information on the In Resort Shuttle visit www.keystoneresort.com or call 970.496.4200. For those not staying in Keystone, the Summit Stage is a free bus service for Summit County. To get more information on bus schedules and stops visit www.co.summit.co.us or call 970.668.0999.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
We ask that you leave the following at home: coolers, outside alcohol, pets, firearms.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is helpful, but you can also check in with your mobile device or under your name with a valid ID. We ask that all members of the party be present at check-in so that we may check ID's to insure the individuals are 21 and over who receive the tasting mug. Tickets will not be issued to those individuals who are not present, you will need to come back with those guests to check them in so they can obtain their wristband and tasting mug.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds. This is a rain or shine event.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, you will only be asked to show your ID if you do not have either a printable ticket or mobile ticket. We do not match each ticket shown to an ID. We do ask that if you will be checking in with an ID and were the sole purchaser for your groups tickets, that you have your entire party with at check-in.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
No sorry. Due to the crowd size and outdoor food booths we ask you leave your pets at home.
The KNC oversees events in the River Run Village and at the Warren Station Center for the Arts at Keystone Resort in Colorado. Whether you're at Keystone to enjoy some amazing skiing and snowboarding or to play during the summer months, the KNC has events going on year-round to make your vacation complete.
Check out our variety of summer festivals taking place throughout the warmer months in the Rockies. Spend the weekend and attend one of the 6 Keystone Signature Summer Events:
2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES:
BLUE RIBBON BACON TOUR: JUNE 24-25
KEYSTONE WINE & JAZZ: JULY 15-16
RIVER RUN ART FESTIVAL: JULY 29-30
20th BLUEGRASS & BEER FESTIVAL: AUGUST 5-6
MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL: AUGUST 19
KEYSTONE’S OKTOBERFEST: SEPTEMBER 2
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