14th Annual Vail Big Beers, Belgians & Barlewines Festival

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Well, it’s 2014. Sure, fireworks and the ability to buy weed without having to contact that sketchy guy who always wants you to come in and smoke a bowl (or three) and talk about the meaning of life, are great ways to ring in the New Year. But, an even better way to say hello […]

Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival

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This weekend marks the 13th Annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival. With Vail, Colorado as its backdrop, this winter festival of fun activities will host 67 representing breweries and four importers from around the world, including 17 first-time attendees, keeping the selections ever-fresh. The uniquely, intimate settings of Big Beers presents attendees with the […]

Alpine Dog Brewing Company asks beer-lovers to pitch in

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The Denver craft beer scene is a community of mutual support.  Although each brewery is technically in competition with every other brewery, that’s not the vibe broadcasted.  Instead of backstabbing and undercutting each other like in so many other industries, the folks in craft beer promote each other and team-up for collaboration beers and tasting […]

How the Big Beers Festival Kicked My Ass

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 As ashamed as I am to admit it, this was my first visit to Vail despite being a Colorado native.  This picturesque mountain town offered the perfect getaway after a hectic work week.   We arrived on Friday night with plenty of time to spare before the Cigar Pairing event at 10pm, so we took in the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 6-8

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Happy 2012! Only a few months till the world ends, so better get your drink on. On a serious note, we’re looking for more non-beer events. We know they’re out there. Let us know where you go for your wine and liquor listings, and we’ll make […]

Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines

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The annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival is upon us! This weekend, beer geeks invade the Cascade Hotel in Vail for some big bold bodacious beautiful brews. B. The festival has a lot of events, with judging, cigar pairing, and more. Most of the events are already sold out, but the commercial tasting portion […]