20th Anniversary Bluegrass & Beer Festival

Be sure to join us on August 6th and 7th, 2016 at Keystone Resort for the 20th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival. That’s right, we are celebrating 20 years of one of the best Colorado beer festivals around!

Enter the River Run Village and find yourself in the middle of live bluegrass music playing all weekend on 3 different stages along with 35 Breweries serving up more than 100 brews. Get a glass-pass to start tasting, the admission includes unlimited beer tasting from all of the breweries on site from 1 – 5 pm.  Local restaurants will be setup throughout the village as well, serving up delicious food for purchase to pair with the beer of your choice and of course, fantastic bluegrass music to enjoy.  Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival is one of the best organized in the state because we’ve been doing it for 20 years.  What could be more fun than a day full of brews, delicious food and amazing bluegrass music in one of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain towns?

SummitCove Lodging handing out free pretzel necklaces to go with the beer samplings at the 2015 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort

Some of the breweries attending this year will include well-known Colorado favorites like New Belgium, Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing Company as well as local brews from all of your Summit County breweries such as Backcountry Brewery, Baker’s Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, Pug Ryan’s and Dillon Dam Brewery.

Here is a list of all of the other breweries that will be in attendance: 105 West Brewing Company, 4 Noses Brewing Company, AC Golden Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Big B’s Hard Cider, Boulder Beer Company, Centennial Beer Company, CO Brew, Colorado Cider Company, Crabtree Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing, Elevation Beer Company, Fate Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, High Hops Brewery, Joyride Brewing Company,  Lone Tree Brewing Company, Mockery Brewing, Odyssey Beerwerks, Platt Park Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing Company, Portland Cider, Ratio Beerworks, Redstone Meadery, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing Company, TallGrass Brewing Company, Telluride Brewing Company, Tivoli Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Vail Brewing Company and Wild Cider Company.  We dare you to try them all over the course of the weekend (responsibility!).

The music lineup includes Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, T Sisters, Lonely Heartstrings Band, Mason Town, Mandolin Orange, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan Band, Larry Keel Experience and more. Three stages set in various corners of the festival mean you will never miss a beat as you stroll from one beer tent to the next.

This is Keystone’s favorite summer event so be sure to join us!   We are offering great weekend packages in River Run Village starting at $461.00 for 2 nights lodging and 2 one-day glass pass tasting tickets.  Head up early on Friday Afternoon for the kickoff events or to head up on the mountain with a free gondola ride at the Friday Afternoon Club. Friday evening’s Bluegrass & Beer kickoff party event is called “Eat, Drink, Pick” a Beer Maker’s Pairing at Warren Station. New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak will work together to present tasting dishes to compliment New Belgium flavors!  Live Bluegrass music will be happening all night as you work through six small plates, each paired with a New Belgium brew and hear about flavor pairings, menu design and general education about the brewery.  Doors open and tasting begins at 7:30 pm running until 9:30 pm, with bluegrass music until 10:00 pm. Cost for the event is $55 per person in advance or $65 per person day of event, buy tickets here.

Don’t miss out on one celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of Keystone’s most beloved summer festivals, the Bluegrass & Beer Festival happening on August 6 & 7 in River Run Village.  Book your lodging and tickets together with SummitCove to save up to 15% on the weekend.

 

 

Only a Few River Run Condominiums Left for the 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival- Book Your Stay by 7/28 to Receive 25% Off*!

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.

The confirmed 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival music line-up includes bands such as 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 to keep the party rockin’ and your feet tappin’! Friday evening, Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters will be performing from 9 – 11:30 pm, 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. Book your weekend of fun today!

 

 

2011 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone