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!