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2016 Big Beers Festival Tickets

2016 Participating Breweries:

7 Hermits Brewing
AC Golden Brewing
Alaskan Brewing & Bottling Co.
Allagash Brewing
Atwater Brewery Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Aspen Brewing Co.
Atom Brewing Co. Avery Brewing Co. Brauerei Aying
Baere Brewing Co.
The Bakersí Brewery
Ballast Point Brewing
Barrel of Monks Brewery
Barrels & Bottles Brewery
Bellís Brewery
Black Bottle Brewery
Black Project
Black Shirt Brewing
B.O.M. Brewery Brouwerij Boon Brouwerij Bosteels Boston Beer Co. Bonfire Brewing Co. Boulder Beer Co. Boulevard Brewing Co.
Brouwerij De Brabandere Breckenridge Brewery
The Bruery Brasserie Brunehaut
Butcherknife Brewing
Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.
Carver Brewing Co. Casey Brewing & Blending
Caution Brewing Co.
BiŤres de Chimay S.A.
Brasserie d'Achouffe Copper Kettle Brewing
Coronado Brewing Co.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.
Crooked Stave Artisan Ales
Deep Ellum Brewing
Denver Beer Co.
Deschutes Brewery Destihl Brewing Co. Dillon DAM Brewery Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Brasserie Du Bocq Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Eddyline Brewing Co.
Elevation Beer Co. Elysian Brewing Co. Epic Brewing Co.
FATE Brewing Co. Flying Dog Brewery Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Former Future Brewing
Full Sail Brewing Co. Funkwerks
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Grand Teton Brewing
Gravity Brewing Co.
Great Divide Brewing
Green Flash Brewing
Grimm Brothers Brewing Co.
Brouwerij de Halve Maan
Brouwerij Het Anker Hogshead Brewery Horse & Dragon Brewing Co.
Jackie Oís Brewery
Jagged Mountain Brewing Co.
Jester King Brewing
Joyride Brewing Co.
Kannah Creek Brewing
Karbach Brewing Co.
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. Brouwerij Huyghe Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Brouwerij Liefmans Brouwerij Lindemans
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.
Lone Tree Brewing Co.
Lost Abbey Brewing
Lost Highway Brewing
Loveland Aleworks Mockery Brewing Co.
Nebraska Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing
New Holland Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing Co.
North Coast Brewing
NOVO Brazil Brewing
Odell Brewing Co.
Odd 13 Brewing Co.
Brewery Ommegang
Brasserie d'Orval
Oskar Blues Brewery
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Perennial Artisan Ales
Prairie Artisan Ales Redstone Meadery Renegade Brewing Co.
River North Brewing
Brasserie de Rochefort
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Samuel Smith Old Brewery
Schloss Eggenberg
Shmaltz Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Ska Brewing Co. Squatters Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing Co. Strange Beer Co.
Surly Brewing Co.
Telluride Brewing Co.
Three Barrel Brewing
Brouwerij Timmermans -John Martin N.V
Tivoli Brewing Co.
Tommyknocker Brewery
Trinity Brewing Co.
Brouwerij de Troch
Troegs Brewing Co.
Upslope Brewing Co.
Vail Brewing Co.
Omer VanderGhinste Brewery
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck Verboten Brewing Co.
Very Nice Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Co.
Cervejaria Wšls
Wasatch Brewery
WeldWerks Brewing
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle
White Pony Microbirrificio
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wynkoop Brewing Co.

If you wish to purchase a package AND Reserved Seminar Seats, please be sure you make the right selection and click on the correct Buy Button as they're listed separately.

Single Event Tickets    
Commercial Tasting & Seminars
Tickets are now only available at the following Vail Valley liquor stores:
Alpine Wine & Spirits, West Vail
West Vail LiquorMart, West Vail
Avon Liquors, Avon
Beaver Liquors, Avon
Riverwalk Wine & Spirits, Edwards
Wine or Wort Home Brew Supply, Eagle
$70.00 Sold Out. See note to left.
Commercial Tasting & Seminars + Reserved Seats
Contact Laura to buy one of the remaining reserved seminar seats if you've already purchased a Commercial Tasting ticket.
$70.00 + Seats Sold Out. See note to left.
All About Beer Magazine
All About Beer Magazine Trial Subscription
$6.00 Buy Now

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Big Beers Festival Packages

   
Cascade VIP Package (includes all Seminar Reserved Seats) $500.00 Sold Out
Village VIP Package (includes all Seminar Reserved Seats) $500.00 Sold Out
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Cascade Full Weekend Package $280.00 Sold Out
Cascade Full Weekend Package +
Seminar Reserved Seats
$280.00 + Seats Sold Out
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Cascade Traditional Package $170.00 Sold Out
Cascade Traditional Package +
Seminar Reserved Seats
$170.00 + Seats Sold Out
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Village Traditional Package $130.00 Sold Out
Village Traditional Package +
Seminar Reserved Seats
$130.00 + Seats Sold Out
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Calibration Dinner $108.00 Sold Out
Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner $108.00 Sold Out
Small Plates and Craft Beer Pairing $65.00 Sold Out

 
Reserved Seminar Seats:    
Only available with the purchase of a Package or Commercial Tasting Ticket with Reserved Seminar Seats above.

CraftBeer.com: Beer and Food Experience –
Friday
$10.00 Sold Out
Experimental Brewing: Koelschips– Saturday $10.00 Sold Out
     
Brewmasters Track:      
    Brewmaster: Geoff Larson, Alaskan Brewing
    Co.– Saturday
$10.00  
    Brewmaster: Omar Ansari, Surly Brewing Co.
   – Saturday
$10.00  
     
Technical Track:      
    Seminar: Troy Casey, Casey Brewing &
    Blending - Saturday
$10.00 Sold Out
    Seminar: Noah Steingraeber, Rocky Mountain
    Barrel Co. - Saturday
$10.00  
     
Sensory Workshop Track:    
    Sensory Workshop: John Holl, All About Beer
    Magazine - Saturday
$10.00 Sold Out
    Sensory Workshop: Ginger Johnson, Women
    Enjoying Beer - Saturday
$10.00 Sold Out
     
Random Track:    
    Seminar: Denny Conn & Drew Beechum,
    Authors - Saturday
$10.00 Sold Out
    Sensory Workshop: Dr. Nicole Garneau,
    Flavor Lab, LLC - Saturday
$10.00 Sold Out


Ticket Descriptions

Cascade VIP Package

  • Calibration Dinner (Thurs. pm), featuring Avery/Dogfish Head
  • Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm) featuring Alaskan/ Surly
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Early access to Commercial Tasting (Saturday)
  • Reserved Seats/Media Access to all Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)
  • Commemorative Glassware (2 Glasses) in addition to traditional event glass
  • Choice of Commemorative Hat or T-shirt
  • Choice of other wearable item

Please note that all taxes and gratuity are included in this package price. Purchaser will receive customized event pass at the Calibration Dinner registration on Thursday evening that will provide admission for all weekend events. Please also note that Seminar seats will be filled if VIP pass holder is not present at the time of media seating prior to start time. The seats will not be held.

Village VIP Package

  • Calibration Dinner (Thurs. pm), featuring Avery/Dogfish Head
  • Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing (Friday afternoon) featuring Nebraska Brewing/Perennial
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Early access to Commercial Tasting (Saturday)
  • Reserved Seats/Media Access to all Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)
  • Commemorative Glassware (2 Glasses) in addition to traditional event glass
  • Choice of Commemorative Hat or T-shirt
  • Choice of other wearable item
Please note that all taxes and gratuity are included in this package price. Purchaser will receive customized event pass at the Calibration Dinner registration on Thursday evening that will provide admission for all weekend events. Please also note that Seminar seats will be filled if VIP pass holder is not present at the time of media seating prior to start time. The seats will not be held.

Cascade Full Weekend Package

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $280 price. For the breakdown of these costs, include $85 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable. See Single Event Tickets below.

Cascade Traditional Package 

  • Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner (Friday pm), featuring Alaskan/Surly
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $170, For the breakdown of these costs, include $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 gratuity for each dinner.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. See Single Event Tickets below.

Village Traditional Package 

  • Small Plates Craft Beer (Friday pm), featuring Nebraska Brewing/Perennial
  • Commercial Tasting & Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Reception (Friday afternoon)

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $130, For the breakdown of these costs, include $50 for Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing, $4.30 for tax and $10.00 gratuity.

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this package. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. See Single Event Tickets below.


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Single Event Tickets

Calibration Dinner               

  • Hosted by Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Co. & Tim Hawn of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Thursday night, January 7 at 7:30pm
  • Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $108 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 for gratuity.

Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner           

  • Hosted by Geoff Larson of Alaskan Brewing & Bottling Co. & Omar Ansari of Surly Brewing
  • Friday night, January 8 at 7:30pm
  • Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $108 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $82 for dinner, $7.56 for tax and $17.60 for gratuity.

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Small Plates and Craft Beer Pairing           
  • Hosted by Paul & Kim Kavulak, Nebraska Brewing Co. & Phil & Emily Wymore, Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Friday afternoon, January 8 at 4:30pm
  • Terra Bistro in the Vail Mountain Lodge

Please note that tax and gratuity are included in the $65 price. For the breakdown of these costs, count $50 for dinner, $4.30 for tax and $10.00 for gratuity.


Commercial Tasting and Seminars

Please also note that Seminar seating is not guaranteed with this pass. Seating is first come, first seated after those with reserved seats.  Those not seated may not be able to taste the beer and/or food being featured with the seminar. In order to guarantee your seminar seats you must purchase a reserved seat for a $10 donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

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Reserved Seats:

Your reserved seat will entitle you to be seated before those without reserved seats, and will guarantee that you are able to participate and taste interactively for each seminar. Your purchase of a reserved seat ($10.00) is also contributed to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

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Subscription

All About Beer Magazine Trial Subscription        

One of our Signature Sponsors, All About Beer Magazine has a special offer for our Big Beers Brewers, Importers, Volunteers, Attendees & Friends. For $6.00 they will offer you a trial 6 month subscription. As a convenience, you can order this trial subscription when purchasing your event tickets.

PLEASE READ FIRST:
All ticket options are described below the “ticketing menu”. You may also click on the event for a description. Please review before purchasing your tickets. Please note that Reserved Seminar Seats are NOT included with any package except for the VIP Package.

Seminar Reserved Seats are only available for purchase by festival attendees. In order to purchase reserved seats for any of the seminars, you must purchase a package containing a Commercial Tasting ticket.

If you are a sponsor, volunteer, or brewery representative, check your email for instructions to bypass this requirement.

Also, a waiting list will be maintained for dinner seats once they have sold out. Therefore, cancellations may be refundable for dinner tickets if they can be resold. A separate wait list will be maintained for each dinner. [Processing fees cannot be refunded.]  Contact Us for more information.

Please note that the difference between “Cascade” packages and “Village” packages is Friday’s dinner/pairing event. “Cascade” packages include the Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner featuring Alaskan Brewing & Bottling Co. & Surly Brewing Co. that will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort. The “Village” packages include the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing, which will be held at Terra Bistro in the Vail Mountain Lodge showcasing Nebraska Brewing Co & Perennial Artisan Ales.

 

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