If you love craft beer, you must come have dinner with us! The 2017 events will be a tremendous treat. The original weekend event was suggested by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and much ado has been made of them by our guests. The celebrity beer pairing dinners show off the ultimate flexibility of beer with food.
As varied as the Calibration Dinner is consistent, the Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner is hosted by different celebrated brewmasters each year, showcasing their portfolios of fantastic beer. Two brewmasters are invited to be the Big Beers Featured Brewmasters annually, to co-host this amazing dinner and to offer an educational seminar on a topic of their choosing. All Big Beers dinners feature one beer from each brewery for each course, resulting in a “double-beer pairing” dinner of elevated culinary complexity and commentary by both hosts throughout the evening.
The 2017 culinary host of the Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner has yet to be determined. We are discussing this opportunity with various establishments in Breckenridge and will let you know as soon as one has been selected and agreed to embark on creating this culinary experience for you.
This year our Featured Brewmasters are Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster for Ommegang and Florian Kuplent, Co-Owner/Brewmaster at Urban Chestnut. We are always pleased to welcome our colleagues, and sincerely thank them for making the trip to join us.
We will post the photo and bio for each of our Featured Brewmasters as soon as they are available.
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Now that you are familiar with this year’s Hosts, here’s an overview of the Dinners themselves: The format of the Big Beers Festival Brewmasters’ Dinners is rather unique. They are “double” beer pairings in the full sense of the term. The chef for each dinner is challenged to design a menu around the creations that the Brewmasters offer. Each course features one beer from each brewery, therefore considerably more difficult than a single pairing for each. And Chef is pairing five courses for each dinner, which makes for an incredible beer adventure as well!
This year our Featured Brewmasters have agreed to follow the historical precedent of donating product and assisting us with our special event, and it has made it possible to keep the cost of dinner to our guests quite reasonable. You can Purchase Tickets online. Should an event be sold out, a waiting list will be kept by the coordinator, and you can contact us directly. Cancellations are fully refundable, providing that we can rebook your seat. (Thus, refunds will only be issued after the replacement reservation has been paid in full.)
For historical Brewmasters’ Dinner information, check out Dinner Menu Archives. All previous Brewmasters’ Dinner menus are available, as well as Marty Jones’ review of our first Brewmasters’ Dinner.