2017 Commercial Brewer and Brewery Entries
If you are interested in participating in the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival by pouring your beer(s) for the Commercial Tasting, please contact Laura Lodge.
We welcome new breweries & importers and extend an invitation to you as brewers, brewery owners, and importers to participate in this specialty gathering and the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines weekend festivities.
The guidelines that we have set forth for the beers that are offered during the Commercial Tasting specify that each beer must qualify in one of the following categories:
- Have an abv level of 7.0% or above
- Be of a Belgian style
- Be experimental in nature (must be approved by festival staff)
If you have any stylistic questions or a beer that is more of an experimental nature than following specific style guidelines, please ask. We are extremely interested in innovative techniques and styles, as this entire event was created to educate the general public.
You need not have an arsenal of Big Beers to participate in our event. Several breweries bring one or two beers for our Commercial Tasting and thoroughly enjoy the proceedings.
Our brewery & importer registration packets will be sent out in August. The deadline for registration forms to be submitted for consideration is September 30, 2016. Informational updates, event reminders, deadlines, and registration forms will be sent out by email. Sign up to be on our email list. If you are concerned that you have not received your registration forms, please contact Laura.
Please understand that our venue is not large enough to accommodate all breweries who are interested in participating in the Commercial Tasting. We make a concerted attempt to spread the opportunity around and include everyone. Breweries who have registered but cannot be accommodated for any given Big Beers weekend will be offered discounted tickets to attend the weekend as guests. Table assignments will be announced as soon as possible after the registration deadline in order to allow participating breweries to make lodging arrangements.
During the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Weekend
As a Professional Brewer, we would also be interested in your assistance with our Big Beers Homebrew Competition judging, which takes place in two sessions; on Friday morning and Friday afternoon. Our judges convene at 9:30am and 1pm to begin proceedings. Please contact Laura if you are interested in participating.
In addition, the 2017 Festival again features our Experimental Brewing Seminar showcasing some of America’s most innovative brewers,as well as four different seminar tracks that you may be interested in attending. See the Seminars page for further information.
As a participating brewery or importer, we would like to thank you for your support, your time, your knowledge, and your amazing products. The Brewers Reception is held on Thursday evening from 6 – 9pm, sponsored by BSG Craft Brewing. Please join us to celebrate the craft beer industry and the opportunity to join together in the snowy Rocky Mountains for a weekend of fun.