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2015 Big Beers Festival Tickets

2015 Participating Breweries:

Alaskan
Allagash
Altitude Chophouse
Antwerpse
Aspen
Atwater
Avery
Ayinger
B.O.M.
Backcountry
Baere
Bakers’
Barrels & Bottles
Bell’s
BJ’s Brewhouse
Black Bottle
Black Shirt
Blue Spruce
Bonfire
Bosteels
Boulder Beer
Boulevard
Breckenridge
Brunehaut
Butcherknife
Casey
Caution
Colorado
Copper Kettle
Coronado
Crazy Mountain
Crooked Stave
De Halve Mann
Denver Beer
DeProef
Deschutes
Dillon DAM
Dogfish Head
Dry Dock
Dubuisson
Dupont
Eddyline
Elevation
Elysian
Epic
FATE
Firestone Walker
Flying Dog
Former Future
Fort Collins
Front Range
Full Sail
Funkwerks
Glenwood Canyon
Goose Island
Gore Range
Grand Teton
Gravity
Great Divde
Green Flash
Grimm Brothers
Grist
Het Anker
High Hops
Hogshead
Jagged Mountain
Kannah Creek
Karbach
Lagunitas
Left Hand
Lindemans
Liquid Mechanics
Lone Tree
Lost Abbey
Lost Highway
Loveland Aleworks
Mission
Nebraska
New Belgium
New Holland
Odd 13
Odell
Odyssey
Omer Vander Ghinste
Ommegang
Orval
Oskar Blues
Our Mutual Friend
Papago
Paradox
Perennial
Powder Keg
Prearis
Redstone Meadery
Renegade
River North
Roadhouse
Rochefort
Samuel Adams
Samuel Smith
Sanitas
Schloss Eggenberg
Seven Hermits
Shmaltz
Sierra Nevada
Ska
Squatters
St. Bernardus
St. Feuillien
Stone
Strange
Telluride
Tenth & Blake
Three Barrel
Timmermans
Tommyknocker
Trinity
Twelve Degree
Uinta
Upslope
Van Honsebrouck
Van Steenberge
Verboten
Verhaeghe
Very Nice
Verzet
Victory
Wals
Wasatch
Wells & Young’s
West Flanders
Westmalle
White Pony
Widmer Brothers
Wild Woods
Wiley Roots
Wit’s End
Wynkoop

"A lot of festivals have extraordinary beers. This festival has nothing but extraordinary beers."

- Gary Glass, Director, American Homebrewers Assn.

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Ticket Descriptions

Cascade VIP Package

  • Calibration Dinner (Thurs. pm), featuring Avery/Dogfish Head
  • Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm) featuring VanSteenberge/Papago
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Early access to Commercial Tasting (Saturday)
  • Reserved Seats/Media Access to all Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)
  • Commemorative Glassware (2 Glasses) in addition to traditional event glass
  • Choice of Commemorative Hat or T-shirt
  • Choice of Commemorative Hooded Sweatshirt or Jacket

Please note that all taxes and gratuity are included in this package price. Purchaser will receive customized event pass at the Calibration Dinner registration on Thursday evening that will provide admission for all weekend events. Please also note that Seminar seats will be filled if VIP pass holder is not present at the time of media seating prior to start time. The seats will not be held.

Village VIP Package

  • Calibration Dinner (Thurs. pm), featuring Avery/Dogfish Head
  • Village Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm) featuring Boston Beer/Epic
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Early access to Commercial Tasting (Saturday)
  • Reserved Seats/Media Access to all Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)
  • Commemorative Glassware (2 Glasses) in addition to traditional event glass
  • Choice of Commemorative Hat or T-shirt
  • Choice of Commemorative Hooded Sweatshirt or Jacket
Please note that all taxes and gratuity are included in this package price. Purchaser will receive customized event pass at the Calibration Dinner registration on Thursday evening that will provide admission for all weekend events. Please also note that Seminar seats will be filled if VIP pass holder is not present at the time of media seating prior to start time. The seats will not be held.

Cascade Full Weekend Package

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $275 price. For the breakdown of these costs, include $85 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable. See Single Event Tickets below.

Village Full Weekend Package

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $275 price. For the breakdown of these costs, include $85 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable. See Single Event Tickets below.

Cascade Traditional Package 

  • Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm), featuring VanSteenberge/Papago
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $170, For the breakdown of these costs, include $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. See Single Event Tickets below.

Village Traditional Package 

  • Village Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm), featuring Boston Beer/Epic
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $170, For the breakdown of these costs, include $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. See Single Event Tickets below.


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Single Event Tickets

Calibration Dinner               

  • Hosted by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery & Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Co.
  • Thursday night, January 8 at 7:30pm
  • Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $108 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 for gratuity.


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Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner           
  • Hosted by  Jef Versele of Brouwerij Van Steenberge & Ron Kloth of Papago Brewing Co.
  • Friday night, January 9 at 8:00pm
  • Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $108 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 for gratuity.


Village Brewmasters’ Dinner           

  • Hosted by Jennifer Glanville of Boston Beer Co. and Dave Cole of Epic Brewing Co.
  • Friday night, January 9 at 8:30pm
  • Location: TBD
Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $108 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 for gratuity.

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Commercial Tasting and Seminars Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this pass. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

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Reserved Seats:

Your reserved seat will entitle you to be seated before those without reserved seats, and will guarantee that you are able to participate and taste interactively for each seminar. Your purchase of a reserved seat ($10.00) is also contributed to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

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All Tickets (Available and Sold Out)

PLEASE READ FIRST:
All ticket options are described below the “ticketing menu”. You may also click on the event for a description. Please review before purchasing your tickets. Please note that Reserved Seminar Seats are
NOT included with any package except for the VIP Package.

Also, a waiting list will be maintained for dinner seats once they have sold out. Therefore, cancellations may be refundable for dinner tickets if they can be resold. A separate wait list will be maintained for each dinner. [Processing fees cannot be refunded.]  Contact Us for more information.

Please note that the difference between “Cascade” packages and “Village” packages is Friday night’s dinner. “Cascade” packages include the Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner featuring Brouwerij Van Steenberge & Papago Brewing Co. that will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort. The “Village” packages include the Village Brewmasters' Dinner, which will be held at (TBD) showcasing Boston Beer & Epic Brewing Companies.

Big Beers Festival Packages

$500.00
Village VIP Package Sold Out $500.00  
     
$275.00
Village Full Weekend Package Sold Out $275.00  
     
Cascade Traditional Package Sold Out $170.00
Village Traditional Package Sold Out $170.00  

Single Event Tickets

Calibration Dinner Sold Out $108.00
Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner Sold Out $108.00  
Village Brewmasters' Dinner Sold Out $108.00
     
Commercial Tasting & Seminars Sold Out 
$65.00
     
Reserved Seminar Seats:    
    CraftBeer.com: Palate Trips & An Insider
    Tasting–  Friday Sold Out
$10.00
    Experimental Brewing: Exploring Stouts –
    Saturday
$10.00
     
Brewmasters Track:      
    Brewmaster: Jef Versele, Brouwerij Van
    Steenberge – Saturday
$10.00
    Brewmaster: Ron Kloth, Papago Brewing Co.
    - Saturday
$10.00
     
Technical Track:      
    Seminar: Eric Knutson, AC Golden Brewing
    Co., - Saturday
$10.00
    Seminar: Peter Bouckaert & Lauren Salazar,
    New Belgium Brewing Co. - Saturday Sold
    Out
$10.00
     
Sensory Workshop Track:    
    Sensory Workshop: Fred Bueltmann, New
    Holland Brewing Co.- Saturday Sold Out
$10.00
    Sensory Workshop: John Holl, All About
    Beer Magazine -  Saturday
$10.00  
     
Random Track:    
    Seminar: Amahl Turczyn, Zymurgy
    Associate Editor - Saturday
$10.00  
    Sensory Workshop: Patrick Dawson, Author
    - Saturday   
$10.00  

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