Last week we gave our e-mail subscribers a chance to win (1) free single day pass to this upcoming weekend’s nearly sold out Bluegrass & Beer Festival simply by forwarding our e-mail message to a friend. Congratulations to Mr. Ken Sagendorf from Colorado Springs, our lucky festival ticket winner! Ken will be awarded with a single day ticket and an official sampling mug to this weekend’s festival in Keystone, which features live bluegrass music across 3 stages and beer tastings from over 30 breweries. This is one of the most popular and anticipated summer festivals at Keystone! Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to get exclusive deals and chances to win great prizes like this! SummitCove Lodging only has a few River Run Condos still available for this weekend, so if you are looking to be within walking distance of the festival, book soon! Want views of the festival from your balcony? Check out the balcony at Arapahoe Lodge #8115, it’s got an unobstructed view of the River Run Events Plaza, where the main stage is located and it’s still available for this weekend! Don’t miss out on the fun this weekend in Keystone, full of twangy tunes, frothy brews and spectacular views!
We are wrapping up another big weekend here in Summit County! In case you missed the festivities here are some of the details! The Double Triple Bypass Bike Race has been riding in front of our office for the last 2 days. Hundreds of cyclists took part in this year’s event which as always has seen the ride start in Evergreen, go up and over Squaw pass, down to Idaho Springs, up the frontage road through Georgetown to Bakerville, over Loveland pass, right in front of our office and continue up over Vail pass to finish the ride in Eagle County. This year for the second time, some participants went both ways conquering the Double Triple Bypass in which on Saturday they went up the original route, and Sunday they rode it backwards from Vail to finish in Evergreen.
The Keystone Wine and Jazz festival wrapped up this weekend as well. Dozens of Jazz musicians participated in the festival, and hundreds of brands and styles of wine were tasted, critiqued, and enjoyed in River Run Village. The rain came hard on Saturday, but it did not dissuade anyone from having a bad time! The festival is still going on today until 5pm, so if you are in Keystone, be sure to stop by the village for a glass of wine and catch a free jazz concert! This weekend also featured the Breckenridge Beer Festival on Saturday the 14th as Musketeer Gripweed performed to a huge crowd of event goers to experience one of the biggest beer festivals in the state.
Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in another great beer festival this summer, as the Bluegrass and Beer Festival returns to Keystone’s River Run August 4th and 5th with great bands, fun and of course Beer! This is the most popular Keystone Festival and it’s sure to sell out. The weekend features music from some great bands including Head for the Hills, Oakhurst, and The Farewell Drifters, just to name a few, along with over 30 breweries from Colorado and beyond.
If you aren’t into the whole beer and music thing, and cycling is more your style, there is still time to register for the Copper Triangle, another Great Alpine classic ride. Ride from Copper mountain over Fremont Pass into Leadville, over Tennessee Pass to Minturn, and back over Vail pass to end the race at Copper Mountain. This is also your opportunity to ride with SummitCove.com staff member Wren Arbuthnot, as he will be participating in the race this year!
If you weren’t able to make it to Summit County this weekend, or just can’t wait to come back for more, there are still some great festivals scheduled this summer in Keystone, including the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, A Taste of Keystone, and multiple free River Run Rocks! concerts. Keystone is the perfect weekend escape to beat the hot summer heat in Denver!
On August 4th and 5th, 2012, Keystone Resort brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies with the annual Beer and Bluegrass festival. Down-home cooking, and mountain music plus brews from 30 Colorado microbreweries combine in Keystone for one of the most popular events of the year! Be sure to book your Keystone lodging ahead of time, as properties will fill up quickly!
Live music will take place on 3 stages. The 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.
Shock Top Beer Garden: Unwind and savor a cold one from the Beer Garden. Enjoy acoustic bluegrass music accompanied with $5 microbrew pints, located in front of Warren Station at Keystone, while the music is played at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater.
2011 Participating Breweries included: AC Golden Brewing Company, Backcountry Brewery, Boulder Beer Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Crabtree Brewing Company, Del Norte Brewing Company, Dillon Dam Brewery, Durango Brewing Company, Grand Teton Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Hops Grill and Brewery, Left Hand Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Palisade Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, The Grand Lake Brewing Company, Tommyknocker Brewery, Twisted Pine Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewery, Pug Ryan’s, Renegade Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company.
*The final 2012 brewery lineup will be announced soon!