The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines is this weekend.

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A small glass full of Big Beer

The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival is upon us. Every year, remarkably close to that morning on which you resolve to take some time off from drinking, a plethora of beers over 7% ABV are offered in a festival hall over 8,000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by dinners, seminars, ski trails and the occasional fur coat, many hundreds of beer drinkers delight in the offerings.

Some seminars and tastings are still available, some are sold out, and some are probably available with a quick check of Craigslist or your local social media site. For the first time, the festival organizers released all the beers being poured before the doors open. You can see the whole program online as it is much too incredible (and long) to list here. Below is a list of all the participating breweries, however.

See you in Vail!

  • AC Golden
  • Alaskan
  • Allagash
  • Altitude Chophouse
  • Antwerpse
  • Aspen
  • Atwater
  • Avery
  • Ayinger
  • B.O.M.
  • Backcountry
  • Baere
  • Bakers’
  • Barrels & Bottles
  • Bell’s
  • BJ’s Brewhouse
  • Black Bottle
  • Black Shirt
  • Blue Spruce
  • Bonfire
  • Bosteels
  • Boulder Beer
  • Boulevard
  • Breckenridge
  • Brunehaut
  • Butcherknife
  • Casey
  • Caution
  • Colorado
  • Copper Kettle
  • Coronado
  • Crazy Mountain
  • Crooked Stave
  • de Brabandere
  • De Halve Mann
  • Denver Beer
  • DeProef
  • Deschutes
  • Dillon DAM
  • Dogfish Head
  • Dry Dock
  • Dubuisson
  • Dupont
  • Eddyline
  • Elevation
  • Elysian
  • Epic
  • FATE
  • Firestone Walker
  • Flying Dog
  • Former Future
  • Fort Collins
  • Front Range
  • Full Sail
  • Funkwerks
  • Glenwood Canyon
  • Goose Island
  • Gore Range
  • Grand Teton
  • Gravity
  • Great Divde
  • Green Flash
  • Grimm Brothers
  • Grist
  • Het Anker
  • High Hops
  • Hogshead
  • Jagged Mountain
  • Kannah Creek
  • Karbach
  • Lagunitas
  • Left Hand
  • Lindemans
  • Liquid Mechanics
  • Lone Tree
  • Lost Abbey
  • Lost Highway
  • Loveland Aleworks
  • Mission
  • Nebraska
  • New Belgium
  • New Holland
  • Odd 13
  • Odell
  • Odyssey
  • Omer Vander Ghinste
  • Ommegang
  • Orval
  • Oskar Blues
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Papago
  • Paradox
  • Perennial
  • Powder Keg
  • Prearis
  • Redstone Meadery
  • Renegade
  • River North
  • Roadhouse
  • Rochefort
  • Samuel Adams
  • Samuel Smith
  • Sanitas
  • Schloss Eggenberg
  • Seven Hermits
  • Shmaltz
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Ska
  • Squatters
  • St. Bernardus
  • St. Feuillien
  • Stone
  • Strange
  • Surly
  • Telluride
  • Tenth & Blake
  • Three Barrel
  • Timmermans
  • Tommyknocker
  • Trinity
  • Twelve Degree
  • Uinta
  • Upslope
  • Van Honsebrouck
  • Van Steenberge
  • Verboten
  • Verhaeghe
  • Very Nice
  • Verzet
  • Victory
  • Wals
  • Wasatch
  • Wells & Young’s
  • West Flanders
  • Westmalle
  • White Pony
  • Widmer Brothers
  • Wild Woods
  • Wiley Roots
  • Wit’s End
  • Wynkoop

About PJ Hoberman


PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?