Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New beers being brewed for 2010 BBBBF

Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines FestivalMore details keep coming out on the upcoming 10th anniversary Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival (BBBBF) being planned in Vail Colorado for January 2010. The following press release offers clues into what new beers will be specially brewed just for the fest. Many Colorado breweries will be involved in this annual event.

Beer Fest “UnVails” 19 New Releases

VAIL, CO – The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival has announced the tapping of nineteen special brews at their Tenth Anniversary Welcome Reception on Friday, January 8, 2010. Inspired by Brendan McGivney of Odell Brewing Co., who offered to create a 10th Anniversary commemorative beer for the event, other breweries quickly jumped on board and embraced the idea. “We are absolutely overwhelmed and gratified by the generosity and support of these brewers”, commented Laura Lodge, event coordinator. “It has been a real endorsement of our efforts over the past decade.”

Known for its unique format and educational components, this international specialty beer festival has drawn more than 5000 attendees in its time and most recently included “big”, Belgian and experimental beers from 84 breweries at its 2009 Commercial Tasting. The 2010 festival weekend will be hosted by the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa on January 7 – 9, and includes brewmasters’ dinners, educational seminars, and a specialty homebrew competition judging among other things. (www.bigbeersfestival.com)

Breweries that have committed to rolling out new releases in Vail for Big Beers Festival weekend include the following:

Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO
Boulevard Brewing Co, Kansas City, MO
Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, CO
Carver Brewing Co, Durango, CO
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO
Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD
Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO
Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co./ Michelob Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO
Odell Brewing Co., Ft. Collins, CO
Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Longmont, CO
Pagosa Brewing Co., Pagosa Springs, CO
Papago Brewing Co., Scottsdale, AZ
Pumphouse Brewery, Longmont, CO
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA
Ska Brewing Co., Durango, CO
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA
Wynkoop Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Some of the beers to be showcased at the Welcome Reception will be rolled out to regional or national/international markets following Big Beers Festival weekend, although many will be small batches only available at the event and at the brewery’s tasting room. Others are anniversary or seasonal releases that will be tapped as a “sneak peak” treat for festival attendees. All are expected to be at the Commercial Tasting on Saturday afternoon, and some will be featured on draft at Atwater Tavern on Gore Creek over the festival weekend.

For event tickets, lodging information, event schedule and more information about the Big Beers Festival, including its extremely worthy beneficiary, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, see www.bigbeersfestival.com.


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- October 2009 Colorado beer festivals and events.

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