Breck Summer Beer Fest Adds Gluten Free Options to Lineup

Breckenridge BreweryBRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival, a favorite among festival aficionados, returns Saturday, July 26 from 1 — 6 p.m., featuring a new location, more breweries, new gluten-free options and expanded festivities. The anticipated event also includes several great elements participants have come to expect: unlimited beer tasting, free live music and a food-lovers food booth paradise.

Described as an event that celebrates brews, views and great live music in the heart of Breckenridge, Breck’s signature summer beer festival is growing. This year, the event moves to a larger outdoor location at Beaver Run Resort, accommodating more breweries, expanded tasting options and more fun. Producers also are adding a few surprises for VIP ticket holders.

Confirmed participating breweries include: AC Golden Brewing Co.; Alaskan Brewing Co.; Bonfire Brewing; Boulder Beer; Boulevard Brewing Co.; Breckenridge Brewery; Bristol Brewing Co.; Colorado Cider Co.; Copper Kettle Brewing Co.; Crazy Mountain Brewery; Deschutes Brewery; Eddyline Brewery & Restaurant; Elevation Brewing Co.; FATE Brewing Co.; Firestone Walker Brewing Co.; Grand Lake Brewing Co.; Grand Teton Brewing; Great Divide; Kannah Creek Brewing Co.; Left Hand Brewing; New Belgium Brewing; Odell Brewing Co.; Odyssey Beerworks; Oskar Blues Brewery; Palisade Brewery; Prost Brewing Co.; Pug Ryan’s Brewery; Renegade Brewing Co.; Sam Adams/Boston Beer Co.; San Luis Valley Brewing Co.; Sapporo Brewing Co.; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.; SKA Brewing; Stone Brewing Co.; Strange Brewing Co.; Telluride Brewing Co.; Tommyknocker Brewery; Widmer Brewing Co.; and Wynkoop Brewing Co.

This year’s festival also features gluten-free tasting options from Wild Cider and Colorado Cider Company. Wild Cider will sample three flavors, apple, berry and pineapple, while Colorado Cider will bring along their popular Glider Cider for the tasting.

“This event has grown to become a favorite in the mountains among the breweries and attendees,” said Jen Radueg, events director for Radiate Live Events, the event producer. “In its ninth year, the Breck Beer Fest is bigger than ever with more brews and more fun. We’re excited to be hosting the festival at Beaver Run at the base of the mountain this summer.”

Live music on-tap for the Breck Summer Beer Festival includes Turkuaz, The Wind + The Wave, and Fort Frances.

Tickets costs for the Breck Summer Beer Festival are $27.50 for unlimited tasting access and a five-ounce commemorative tasting cup if pre-purchased by July 25, or $35 if purchased the day of the event. VIP access passes, including a commemorative glass mug, VIP event entrance, covered seating, full beers and sodas, catered lunch, private restrooms and an on-site Cicerone, are $67.50 if pre-purchased by July 25, or $80 the day of the event. Brewers provide a private selection of exclusive beers for VIP participants. VIP Designated Driver tickets are available for $30 pre-sale or $40 the day of the event and include all VIP access options, excluding alcohol tastings and mug.

The 2014 Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival supports High Country Conservation Center (HC3). For more information about the event, visit

Breckenridge’s Beaver Run Resort is offering a special festival room rate starting at $117 per night, based upon availability (a $25 mug add-on is available with this rate). Information can be found at or by calling 800-525-2253 (no code needed).

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival sponsors include: Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center; Breck Market & Liquor; Summit Express; Slifer, Smith & Frampton; KSMT “The Mountain” and Always Mountain Time.

About Radiate Live Events

Radiate Live Events has been creating, operating and producing quality community events in Colorado since 2004. For the past nine years, Radiate Live events have been produced under the umbrella of Always Mountain Time. In 2012, Radiate Live Events branched off to become its own events production and management company with a new direction and leadership to focus primarily on creating, managing, and producing events in Colorado and beyond. This new emphasis on events has elevated the offerings and consolidated the company’s efforts to continue to grow and present an excellent product. Radiate Live Events is a partner company to Always Mountain Time, LLC, which owns and operates 11 radio stations throughout Colorado.

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