Bluegrass & Beer Festival is back on August 5 & 6 at Keystone Resort Colorado

One of Keystone’s longest running and most-loved festivals is back in Keystone on August 5 and 6. The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is celebrating its 21st year, bringing great music and delicious beer to Keystone’s River Run Village. This fun festival features beer tastings from over 40 breweries, many from Colorado including Baker’s Brewery, Bruz Beers, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Left Hand Brewing, Crazy Mountain, Lone Tree and more.  Purchase a one-day or weekend glass-pass to enjoy all the beer samples you can handle!  SummitCove Lodging has some great deals when you purchase your tickets and lodging together, plus you’ll receive a free beer in your condo when you check-in!

That’s right – FREE BEER! All guests staying with SummitCove who purchase a Bluegrass & Beer lodging and ticket package will receive a complimentary in-room beer bomber from our partner Bruz Beer, hailing from Denver Colorado, waiting for you nice and cold when you check-in to kickoff the Bluegrass and Beer weekend!

 

Warm Colorado sunshine and great Bluegrass tunes flood River Run Village with live music across 3 stages, including an intimate acoustic stage at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre.  This year’s incredible Bluegrass Line-Up includes artists like The Lonesome Days, The Wooks, The River Arkansas, Liver Down the River, Wood & WireThe Railsplitters, Brothers Comatose and back for another year headliner Peter Rowan Band, in addition to many others.

If you are looking to be in the heart of the action, be sure to check out our River Run Village properties. Book early to get the best selection and if you’re lucky, you can get a property with a balcony that overlooks the festival! If you are looking for a quintessential Colorado summer weekend, the Bluegrass and Beer festival is the perfect event with great music, beautiful scenery and great beer. Take a morning hike before the festival or enjoy a ride up the gondola. On your day off, book a whitewater rafting trip with Performance Tours or a fun and scenic downhill bike tour down Vail Pass with Mountain View Sports and their ‘Ride the Pass’ tours. No matter what you plan, it will certainly be one of the best weekends of your summer!  Book your Bluegrass and Beer weekend package with SummitCove here. 

 

Savour the Slopes Culinary Festival at Keystone Resort

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)

Festa Italia

The Last Festival of Summer- Festa Italia

The last great festival of the summer occurs in River Run Village in Keystone and is known as Festa Italia (12PM – 6PM, Sept. 11). As you could have guessed, it is a festival that celebrates Italian culture and cuisine. This is the 2nd annual Festa Italia and the day will be full of entertainment, Italian cuisines and wines, and an authentic Keystone Marketplace. Kids are always welcome in Keystone with the Kidzone activity center and arts and crafts for children. Admission to the event is free, but food, wine and goods come for a small fee.

New this year is “Mario the Peddler” a world renowned author, speaker and entertainer. “Mario the Peddler” message of peace, love and justice has been presented to numerous political and religious leaders around the world including Pope John Paul II. The festival kicks off at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday with the cuisine and wine bar vendors in full swing until 5PM.  The first showing of “Mario the Peddler” is from 12-1 PM and admission for children is free and for adults is $5. Throughout the day check out the numerous shops, food vendors and more. There is also live music throughout the day and interactive events. There is a second showing of “Mario the Peddler” at 5-6PM and once again it is free for children and $5 for adults.

Festa Italia promises to be a fun, cultural and educational event for the whole family and, if nothing else, will provide excellent food, wine and music.

Beetlefest 2010 in Frisco

3rd Annual Beetlefest in Frisco!

The 3rd Annual Beetlefest will carve it’s way on to Frisco’s Main Street on September 11, 2010 from 10 am to 6 pm.

This unique zany event is designed to bring education and awareness regarding the devastation caused by the mountain pine beetle. The Mountain Pine Beetles burrow into pine trees and kill them from the inside, which is a normal part of the life cycle, but when there is an outbreak and these beetles move into healthy trees, the results are devastating. As we can see in Summit County, the beetles have wiped out large amounts of the forested areas. The event will benefit the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to help combat the beetle infestation.

Ranger spraying a tree to prevent infestation

Join us for a full day of activities from The DLM Timberworks Lumberjack show and live entertainment to a bug petting zoo, 4k beetle stomp, and bug slug. If you get tired from all the activity stop by the informational and artist booths to see the latest in Beetle Kill products.

This event grows each year and 2010 will have some exciting new additions-check back soon to see the new elements of Bettlefest!