Savour the Slopes is a new culinary festival this season at Keystone Resort. Every day features samplings of food, wine, and beer from some of Keystone’s signature dining restaurants. Each tasting event is just $20 and they are held at various locations around the resort, starting at 4:30 pm. The events are broken up into three categories: Food from January 18 – 27, Wine from January 28 – February 3, and Beer and Spirits from February 4 -10. See the schedule below for all of the details! Be sure to register early because each tasting has a limited tasting capacity.
FOOD Fri. 1/18: ‘Seafood’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30) Sat. 1/19: ‘The Ranch Farm to the Table’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30) / ‘Ice Carving Demo’, River Run Gondola Plaza (cap. 30) Sun. 1/20: ‘Cooking With Kids’, Edgewater Cafe (cap. 12 children with parents,
ages 6-12) Mon. 1/21: ‘Braised Prepared Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25) Tues. 1/22: ‘Meet the Chef’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20) Wed. 1/23: ‘Beer Based Appetizers’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30) Thurs. 1/24: ‘Cheese & Chocolate’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 30) Fri. 1/25: ‘Wild Game Appetizers’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30)/
‘Chocolate Tasting’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30) Sat. 1/26: ‘Cobbler Tasting & A History of The Ski Tip Lodge’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20) / ‘Oven Baked Techniques’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 50) Sun. 1/27: ‘Barbeque Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25) /
‘Grilled Steak Tasting’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)WINE Mon. 1/28: ‘Wines of Argentina’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20) /
‘Delectable Dessert Wine Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25) Tues. 1/29: ‘California White Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)/
‘A World of Bubbles’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35) Wed. 1/30: ‘Wines of Burgundy’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)/
‘Big Reds’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40) Thurs. 1/31:‘A Taste of Italy’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)/
‘Infinite Monkey Therom Tasting’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20) Fri. 2/1:‘A Tour of Napa Valley’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)/
‘A Taste of Colorado’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35) Sat. 2/2:‘Meritage, A World of Blended Wines’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)/ ‘The Misunderstood Malbec’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40) Sun. 2/3:‘California Red Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)/
‘Greek Wine Tasting’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)BEER & SPIRITS Mon. 2/4:‘India Pale Ales’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)/ ‘Tequila & Nachos’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25) Tues. 2/5:‘Old World Single Malt Scotch Tasting’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35) / ‘Signature Infused Liquors’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20) Wed. 2/6: ‘Wonderful World of Liquers’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40) / ‘Colorado Beers at Their Finest’, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40) Thurs. 2/7:‘”Shaken Not Stirred” Martini Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25) / ‘Colorado Liquor Tasting’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30) Fri. 2/8:‘White to Red Port Tasting’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)/
‘”Mix It Up” Mixed Drink Tasting’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20) Sat. 2/9:‘”A Mug With Old Friends” German Beer Tasting’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)/‘”A Time to Warm By the Fire” Signature Hot Drinks’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35) Sun. 2/10:‘Bourbon at Its Finest’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)/
‘Toast the Winter With An Ale Tasting’, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40)
The 16th Annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival is this weekend, with a kick-off party tonight at Warren Station! Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters will be setting the stage for a weekend full of fun and live music, starting tonight at 8pm at Warren Station in Keystone. Tickets are just $10 at the door. If you haven’t purchased your Beer Tasting Passes be sure to visit HERE to take part in one of the longest running beer festivals in Colorado! With over 25 breweries, offering several beers from their portfolios, including New Belgium, Dillon Dam, Grand Teton, Renegade and more, you are sure to find some new favorites as well as enjoy the classics! This is one of the most popular summer festivals in Keystone- nothing beats the fresh mountain air, amazing views, fresh beer tasting and live music, all right here in Keystone! Stay in one of our River Run Village Condos to be right in the middle of the action!
SummitCove has just a few properties still available for this weekend- call us today to get the best deal on River Run Lodging to be in the heart of all the action! There will be activities in Keystone for the kids all weekend as well including arts & crafts, musical instrument lessons, the Keystone rock climbing wall, and a mini golf course all within the River Run Village area. The weather forecast looks great with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s all weekend- it’s shaping up to be a spectacular weekend to be in Keystone!
16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort Colorado
August 4th-5th, 2012 River Run at Keystone, Colorado
Escape the summer heat of the city and visit Keystone for one of the best summer festivals in Colorado! The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is back for its 16th year in a row and visitors come from all over the state and even the country to attend this fun festival every year! Festival-goers can bask in the sun, enjoying the blue skies, gorgeous views and cool mountain temperatures while tasting amazing brews from over 30 breweries, nibbling on some delicious down-home cooking and get’ down to the live music bluegrass shows on 3 different stages in River Run Village on August 4 & 5, 2012. August temperatures in Keystone average around 75 degrees, making it the ideal place for a summer getaway!
River Run Condos for this popular weekend are booking up fast- if you reserve your 2+ night stay by Saturday, 7/28, Take 25% off for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend with SummitCove Lodging. 25% Off Sale ends on 7/28/2012, *see webpage for full details. SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget. Book a condo in the heart of River Run and watch the bands from your balcony or pick a property with mountain views- the choice is yours! Black Bear Lodge is right in the middle of the action try renting a condo there!
This is a fun festival that everyone is sure to enjoy! Not interested in beer? The music is free to anyone! Wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase as well. Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for BEER-DRINKING at the event are available for purchase online or at the door. Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.
16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone Resort
August 4th-5th, 2012
River Run at Keystone, Colorado
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies with the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, back for it’s 16th year at Keystone Resort. This is hands down the most popular summer festival in Keystone and it draws visitors from far and wide, year after year. Nothing beats the down-home cooking, frothy flavors, mountain music and spectacular views- not to mention its the perfect escape from the hot summer heat. Festival goers are in for a treat, enjoying live bluegrass music all weekend along with sampling delicious beers from over 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond as they showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages. Confirmed 2012 music line-up includes Head for the Hills, Oakhurst, the Farewell Drifters, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Casey Driessen, Haunted Wind Chimes, Henhouse Prowlers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, the Grinz and more. There are also some after-party events scheduled at Warren Station on both Friday and Saturday nights. Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters play from 9 – 11:30 pm on Friday evening, tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Saturday evening features a show with Tim O’Brien and Casey Driessen, playing from 8:30 – 11 pm. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 at the door.
Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for the event are available for purchase online or at the door. Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.
Condos for the weekend are already filling up fast- book your stay now and take 25% off your stay of 2 nights or more for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend. This is a limited time offer, so book River Run Condos so book your Keystone Reservations before everything is gone! 25% Off Sale ends on 7/26/2012. SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget. Book a condo in the heart of River Run and walk to the event!
Back for another year, the Summit of Bluegrass and Brews will return to Marina Park in Dillon, Colorado on June 23, 2012 with over 25 Colorado breweries. During the beer tasting event from 1:00-5:00, visitors can enjoy live music by Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns. Tickets to the unlimited beer tasting cost only $30 and benefit the Colorado Brewers’ Guild and the Dillon Business Association. Food vendors will be on site with lots of tasty options.
Following the beer tasting, move down to the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre for a great, FREE concert with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience! David Grisman has played with Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, and other renowned artists. His music is a mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and international sounds – this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!
Both the beer tasting and the concerts are outdoors with beautiful views of Lake Dillon and the mountains. Great beer, live music, and beautiful Dillon, Colorado – what more could you ask for?
2012 Summit of Bluegrass and Brews Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m Brewfest, Savory food vendors $30 per person, must be 21 years of age or older — Marina Park 160 Lodgepole, Dillon, Colorado