BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Year-after-year Breckenridge hosts two of the top-rated beer festivals in Colorado; one celebrating springtime and the other saluting summer. Both are back and better than ever for 2014. The Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival returns Saturday, Apr. 5and the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival returns Saturday, July 26. This year, both events boast more breweries and expanded event options, and the July festival features a new location. The anticipated events also include several great elements participants have come to expect, including unlimited beer-tasting, free live music and vendor and food booths.
Described as events that celebrate brews, views and great live music in the heart of Breckenridge, Breck’s signature beer festivals are growing. While the spring festival returns to its Ridge Street location one block east of Main Street, it will expand this year to cover two blocks. The summer festival, meanwhile, moves to a larger outdoor location at Beaver Run Resort. Producers also are bringing in more breweries and adding a few surprises for VIP ticket holders.
“We’re including breweries this year that have never participated in either of our Breckenridge Beer Festivals, so look for new names and a few surprises,” said Jen Radueg, events director for event producer Radiate Live Events & Always Mountain Time. “We’re also expanding both events to make the experience even better for attendees. This is our eighth spring beer festival and our ninth summer event and we can’t wait to unveil the changes and improvements.”
Live music at the Breck Spring Fever Beer Festival includes Jimkata, Mr. J and the Smooth Expressions and headliner Tatanka (presented by Breck Market and Liquor). Bands take the stage beginning at 12 p.m. and play until the event comes to a close at 5 p.m. Following the festival on Saturday, Three20South hosts an official event After-Party featuring Jimkata. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Live music on-tap for the Breck Summer Beer Festival includes Turkuaz and two additional bands, to be announced.
Tickets costs for both the Breck Spring Fever Beer Festival and the Breck Summer Beer Festival are $27.50 for unlimited tasting access if pre-purchased (spring festival tickets must be pre-purchased by Friday, April 4), 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 $70 if pre-purchased (by Friday, April 4 for the Spring Fever Beer Festival), or $80 the day of the event. The 2014 Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival benefits the Friends of Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival supports High Country Conservation Center (HC3). For more information about the events, visit www.breckenridgebeerfestival.
Pre-purchased tasting cups and VIP mugs for Breck Spring Fever Beer Festival in April can be picked up on Friday, April 4 at Aprés Libations on Main Street in Breckenridge, from 4 — 6 p.m. Aprés Libations also is offering buy-one-get-one of equal or lesser value draft beer to anyone who attends the Breck Spring Fever Beer Festival.
Breckenridge’s Beaver Run Resort is offering lodging packages for both events, as well as rooms starting at $139 per night with the code LUVBRR for the spring festival, and $117 per night for the summer festival (based upon availability). Room and tasting mug packages are available for both events and can be found at www.beaverrun.com or by calling 970-453-6000 (no code needed).
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.