14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs at Arapahoe Basin

If you are looking for a fun event over this Memorial Day weekend, head up to Arapahoe Basin on Sunday, May 24th for their Annual ‘Festival of the Brewpubs.’  Whether you choose to ski or not, the day is full of fun with live music, tasty beer, great food and a fun crowd!

Festival of the Brewpubs 2013 at Arapahoe Basin
photo credit: theskichannel.com

11 Colorado breweries will be on hand for the event, including 4 hailing right here from Summit County- Broken Compass, Pug Ryan’s, Dillon Dam and Breckenridge Brewery. Other attending breweries include AC Golden, Avery Brewing Co., Ska Brewing, Twisted Pine, Left Hand Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co. and Wynkoop Brewing Co.

$30 gets you a commemorative mug that includes unlimited beer sampling from 12 – 4 pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to benefit C-RAD, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment and the Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Colorado.  Food tasting tickets are $1 each and food items ranges from 4 – 9 tickets.  Enjoy festival turkey legs, brats, pretzels, Rocky Mountain Oysters and more goodies!

The music at the event is free and features tunes from local band, Funky Johnson.  To check out some of their music, visit their website: www.funkyjohnson.com.

Don’t drink and drive, ride the free Summit Stage bus or designate a sober driver! Tomorrow is the last day The Summit Stage bus will be running from Keystone to A-Basin for the 14 – 15 ski season. The free bus leaves River Run in Keystone at :55 after the hour, until 4:55pm. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10pm to go back to Keystone. For more information the Summit Stage bus to Arapahoe Basin, please visit SummitStage.com.

Stay the night in nearby Keystone and receive discounted accommodations from SummitCove Lodging. Stay 2 nights over the holiday weekend and your 3rd night is free.

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard

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

 

River Run Rocks! and Saturdays at the Station on July 21st: Don’t Miss Great American Taxi in River Run Keystone!

This Saturday, July 21st, Great American Taxi is playing a Free Concert in Keystone at River Run Rocks!

River Run Rocks! March 17, 2012

July 21st ‘River Run Rocks!’ and ‘Saturdays at the Station’ : Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon. A Weekend full of fun, live music at Keystone Resort!

Warren Station is heating up the dance floor for their second event of ‘Saturdays at the Station’ featuring live music in Keystone on Saturday Evenings. Saturday, July 21st at Keystone Resort is featuring TWO fun events with the Colorado Native band Great American Taxi, hailing from Nederland. Their first performance will be held outdoors at the River Run Rocks! Free Concert Series in the River Run Plaza, from 4-7:30 pm. The after party, evening showing with Great American Taxi will be held indoors at Warren Station at 9pm. Tickets for the after party show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Don’t miss this great band performing twice in Keystone on July 21st!

SummitCove is offering River Run Condos for the upcoming weekend at 25% Off, just call and mention River Run Rocks! Properties are filling up fast so be sure to book your stay today! River Run Condominiums in Keystone are the perfect place to stay, as they are within walking distance to the event, shops, restaurants, and the gondola!

Condos Filling Up Fast for Bluegrass and Beer Festival River Run Keystone: August 4 & 5, 2012

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!

Summit of Bluegrass & Brews 2012: Colorado Beer Tasting & Free Live Music On June 23

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

5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free bluegrass concert – Missed the Boat — Dillon Amphitheater

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free bluegrass concert –David Grisman Bluegrass Experience — Dillon Amphitheater

9:30 p.m. – ? Official After Party at Pug Ryan’s – John Truscelli Band — Pug Ryan’s Brewery and Steakhouse — 104 Village Place, Dillon