Little town, big beer festival
January 3, 2012
Twelfth Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival
Vail, Colorado • January 5-7, 2012
The annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival alights in Vail on Thursday, bringing with it taste sensations from across the country, frothy, ambrosial gifts from breweries large and small.
“This is kind of a great venue to concentrate on a lot of unusual styles and concepts that people are coming up with,” Pluck said. “It’s great to have that event so close to home and to see how it’s grown. … For beer geeks, it’s kind of like heaven.” Read more…
“It’s one of the best festivals in the country. The sheer diversity and availability of such exotic beer styles all in one location really gives the consumer a great opportunity. Plus it’s got a nice educational component that Bill Lodge has dreamed up, which encourages people to try different styles and not just stick to one thing.”
– John Carlson, Colorado Brewers Guild Executive Director