Rails & Ales Brewfest Coming Soon

Time for a word analogy; fill in the blank.  Bark : Dog :: Chug Chug : _________.  If you answered “train,” congratulations—you’re an innocent soul with a firm understanding of onomatopœia.  If you answered “what my frat brothers chanted when I downed three pitchers of PBR at Toga Party ‘99” then you’ll probably die young but die a champ.  If, however, you were undecided and wavered between the two then there’s an event you should know about: Rails & Ales Brewfest from the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

Hop the train in Alamosa and ride it over La Veta Pass to your mountain meadow destination.  Enjoy over 20 regional breweries, gnaw on some savory BBQ, groove to the music (courtesy of The Rifters and Chuck Pyle) at the boxcar stage, and gape at our state’s natural wonders.  Is there anything that screams “Colorado” more than craft beer, BBQ, trains, and mountains?

The train leaves at 9:30am on Saturday, June 23rd.  Tickets cost anywhere between $69 and $169 (depending on how fancy you want your train car to be) and can be purchased at the Rio Grande website.


About Chris Bruns

Chris Bruns is a self-professed beer geek living in Denver. Chris spends much of his time brewing beer at home with friends and family, attempting to visit every brewery in Colorado, attending special beer events and festivals, purchasing and assessing the latest releases from local breweries, and blogging about his adventures in the world of craft beer. He is also the Denver Craft Beer Examiner on Examiner.com. Contact Chris by e-mail at chrisdbruns@gmail.com or through his blog at www.beerincolorado.blogspot.com.

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    San Luis Valley Brewing Co.Oscar Blues BrewingSka BrewingSteamworks BrewingLeft Hand BrewingDurango BrewingCarver BrewingShamrock BrewingHorsefly BrewingTrinity BrewingAvery BrewingO’Dell BrewingAlaskan BrewingOurayle BrewingCrazy Mountain BrewingCaution BrewingThree Barrell BrewingBreckenridge BrewingBull & Bush BrewingRocky Mountain BrewerySandlot BrewingColorado Mountain BrewingA.C. Golden BrewingAmicas Microbrews and more (tentatively)Eskey’s Brew ClubRevolution BrewingRockyard Brewing