Colorado is home to hundreds of excellent craft breweries. Places like Oskar Blues, Great Divide Brewing, and Breckenridge Brewery have made waves internationally in the beer industry. If you love craft beer, from both Colorado and across the nation, then you don’t want to miss the 10th annual Winter Park Beer Festival! It’s one of many Winter Park summer festivals and by far the hoppiest.
The 2019 Winter Park Beer Festival
On August 3, 2019, dozens of breweries will fill the Rendezvous Events Center (formerly Hideaway Park). Come out and try award-winning brews accompanied by live music and delicious food!
The gates open at noon for attendees who buy presale tickets and 1 p.m. for anyone buying tickets day-of. The festival runs until 5 p.m., and last call is at 4:45 p.m.
The main attraction at the Winter Park Beer Festival is the beer of course! However, this isn’t your average selection of brews; this festival is a beer connoisseur’s dream. Colorado breweries from Denver, Boulder, and right here in Winter Park will be represented, as well as beer ambassadors from California, Montana, Oregon, Missouri, and even Japan!
Each brewery will have their beers available to sample. However, it’s the Colorado breweries that are in abundance, including Boulder Beer Company, Ska Brewing Company from Durango, Left Hand Brewing Company from Longmont, and so many more. Check out the full list of breweries on the festival’s website!
Any good beer festival also features great food. The Winter Park Beer Festival will feature food vendors on site, so you can grab some grub to pair with your beers! The food vendors have not yet been confirmed for this year, but to get an idea, in the past there has been delicious local food from The Spot, Original Funky Fries, Chet’s Grill, Climax Jerky, and Gonuts Eats & Treats.
Last but not least, there’s the music! Three bands are booked for this year’s festival, and music will run from 12:15 to 4:45, according to the festival’s schedule. The bands will be announced soon, so keep an eye on Winter Park Beer Festival’s website for the names!
Winter Park Beer Festival tickets are available in four options: General admission ($10), VIP Designated Driver ($35), Unlimited Tasting ($35), and VIP Experience ($75).
VIP ticket holders enjoy unlimited beer tasting, including full-size and limited edition beers. A collector’s mug, catered lunch, and private area with seating and view of the stage are also included with a VIP ticket. It’s the best way to experience the festival!
If you’re just there for the experience (or kind enough to drive a friend), the VIP Designated Driver ticket gets you great seating and a catered lunch. Visit the festival’s website for complete ticket information.
Winter Park: Mountain Town Charm in the Rockies
Nestled in the mountains just west of Denver is the beautiful mountain town of Winter Park, CO. Home to some of the best skiing and mountain biking in the nation, Winter Park offers its residents and guests plenty to do, year round.
If you’ve visited, you probably didn’t want to leave. That’s where Real Estate of Winter Park can help! Whether you’re looking to relocate or purchase a vacation home, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our selection of properties in Winter Park and Grand County. Plus, when you live here, you’ll be able to attend all the annual Winter Park events, including other beer and wine festivals like The Big Wonderful and Winter Park Uncorked.
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