Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2010 Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival details released

2010 Big Beers Belgians Barleywines FestivalHere is a press release dated September 30, 2009 headlining plans for the upcoming Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival in Vail,CO this January.

[PRESS RELEASE] Vail Cascade to Host 10th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival

This winter the Vail Cascade will host the 10th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Jan. 7 -9, 2010 featuring limited release beers, tastings, brewmasters’ dinners, educational seminars and more. Overnight accommodations during the event begin at $209 per night or a special event package for two is available for $688.04.

The Big Beers Festival Package for Two includes accommodations for one night and two passes to the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Calibration Dinner, the Brewmasters’ Dinner, seminars and commercial tastings. The package is available Jan. 6-12. To book the package, call (800) 420-2424 or use promo code VBBIGBEERS2 when making a reservation at Rooms also can be reserved that weekend beginning at $209 per night with event tickets available a la carte through

The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival is designed to introduce the public to the extreme variety of brewing styles, ingredients, flavors and aromas that are available in the world of beer. The styles showcased in the event include: “big,” which is defined as over 7 percent alcohol by volume including barleywines, stouts, porters, double IPAs, Scotch ales and more; “Belgian” which encompasses a traditional raft of styles including Dubbel, Triple, Quadruple, Lambic, Saison and other European-based flavors and brewing methods many of which are quite light in flavor in contrast to the traditional “big” beers; and “experimental.”

For a complete schedule, list of presenting breweries and to purchase individual event tickets, please visit Proceeds from the Big Beers Festival benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a local organization that helps individuals who live and work in the Vail Valley that have critical financial need due to medical catastrophes, accidents or long-term illnesses.

Details on 19 new beers being brewed for this festival.

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