Event description


Date: Saturday April 11th, 2015

Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Ridge Street, Downtown Breckenridge, CO

The 9th Annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the premiere spring events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 30 breweries for tastings, FREE live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors.  All taking place on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains!  Enjoy a weekend of skiing and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world!  The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. In honor of our radio station KSMT’s 40th Anniversary, we are theming the Spring Beer Festival after one of our longest-running radio shows – “The Friday Funk Show”!  The Spring Beer Fest will be a funk-tastic theme party with disco balls, funky music and costumes!  We’ll even be hosting a FUNKY costume contest at 3pm for incredible prizes including an at home karaoke machine courtesy of Sapporo! The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great live Music!

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:00 – Event Begins
  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Tastings Open
  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Karaoke on the Sapporo side stage
  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Live music on the main stage
    • Opening Band: Funky Johnson (12:00 – 1:15 p.m.)
    • Middle Band: Rob Drabkin (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)
    • Headliner:  Eddie Roberts’ Crescent City Sounds (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Funky Costume Contest
  • 4:45 p.m. – Last call for tastings
  • 5:00 p.m. – End of Event

Tickets: Tickets for the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival WILL SELL OUT, please purchase tickets early!

  • Unlimited Tasting- $27.50 / $35 – Guarantees entrance into event, small tasting glass, and unlimited craft beer tastings from 30+ breweries.
  • VIP Experience - $70 / $85 – Guarantees entrance into event and VIP tent with private seating area, catered lunch, full size & limited edition beers, N/A beverages, private bathrooms, full size glass tasting mug, and unlimited craft beer tastings from 30+ breweries. Catered lunch from Moe’s Original BBQ will be served from 1 – 4 p.m. with one ticket per VIP guest for a full-plate. Other snacks & light hors d’oeuvres will be available in the VIP area from 12 – 1 p.m. and again from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • VIP DD Experience- $27.50 – Guarantees entrance into event and VIP tent with private seating area, catered lunch, N/A beverages, private bathrooms.  This ticket DOES NOT include any alcohol. (Limited quantities available).Catered lunch from Moe’s Original BBQ will be served from 1 – 4  p.m. with one ticket per VIP guest for a full-plate. Other snacks & light hors d’oeuvres will be available in the VIP area from 12 – 1 p.m. and again from 4 – 5 p.m.  Limited amount available.

Box Office: Pick up your beer fest mugs early this year at Alpine Sports North in Breckenridge (corner of Park Ave. & Airport Road, next to Mugshots Coffee; 435 North Park Ave,) Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning the week of the event.  You must still bring your ID to get ID’d at the entrance even if picking mug up early.

  • Box Office Open: Thursday April 9th – 2-6 p.m.; Friday April 10th 2-8 p.m.; Saturday April 11th 8-11 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities:  The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival & Friends of CAIC are looking for volunteers to help out all day on Saturday April 11th.  Lots of great volunteer spots are still available and all volunteers receive an event t-shirt, general admission, & the option to purchase a $15 tasting mug. Get more info and sign up here.

Beneficiary: A portion of proceeds will benefit Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Contact:  Email [email protected]


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Book your lodging now at  Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.  Studio room rates starting at $144 per night (limited availability)

Call 800-525-2253 and mention Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival rates when booking or click here for online booking.

(lodging and ticket packages are available for 2015 but must be booked via phone)

Ski Country Resorts

Book your lodging now at Ski Country Resorts.  Room rates starting at $145 per night - includes shuttle to & from Beer Fest. (limited availability).

Call 970-423-3080 to inquire and mention "Beer Fest" when booking.


Event Guidelines


Bring yourself & your crew along with ID and your ticket on your phone or printed!!
  • Can I bring my pet? - No, this is a no pet event
  • Can I bring a tent? - NO
  • Can I bring lawn chairs & blankets? - No
  • Is there seating? -Limited
  • Can I bring a cooler? - No
  • Can I bring a water bottle? - Yes, you can bring an empty water bottle for water refills
  • Can I come & go as I please? - Yes
  • Can I bring a bag? - Yes, but it will be subject to a search.
  • Can I bring a camelback or boda bag? - Yes, empty.  Breweries will not fill these items for you.
  • Are recording devices allowed (video cameras, digital cameras, phones)? - Yes

The following items are not permitted in Festival Area:
  • Outside Alcohol or other Beverages
  • Bottles, cans, growlers or non-event cups
  • Smoking – no smoking within the event premises
  • Marijuana - Smoking marijuana in public is against the law
  • Food and drink purchased outside
  • Coolers
  • Frisbees
  • Any noise making devices, specifically air horns with sirens, whistles
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons and dangerous devices of any type
  • Guests found in possession of contraband items will be subject to expulsion from the facility and the contraband items confiscated.
  • NO GLASS other than Festival approved glasses


This Festival is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. All guests shall remain respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons and to comply with requests from Festival staff regarding Festival policies, emergency response procedures and behavior which impacts the event experience of fellow spectators. The Festival values the support of all guests and reserves the right to eject any guests for any reason, including not treating other guests attending the Festival with dignity and respect.

  • What if there’s inclement weather?
If a situation occurs where there is an emergency weather situation (lightning, extreme wind or other acts of god), the Festival reserves the right to temporarily suspend event operations & find shelter for guests and vendors.  If the situation occurs that this weather occurs for longer than a “temporary” situation, the Festival organizers reserve the right to close down the event for the safety of patrons. An alternate event attendance opportunity will be offered to ticket holders if this situation should occur more than 1 hour before event end time.  No refunds will be given.
  • What if I’ve lost my child?  
Please let your children know ahead of time that if they become lost, to go to the main event ticketing booth and tell one of the event staff or security. They can also find any event staff or security, or go into any store & the person they talk to will accompany them to the Ticketing area.  As soon as a ticketing person is assigned to your child, we’ll make announcements on stage until you’re reunited.
  • Is there a lost & found?
Yes at the ticketing booth. See policies below for specifics.
  • Will there be a medic on site?
Yes, there will be a red medic (EMS) tent staffed throughout the day if you have any issues.
  • What do I do if I’ve had too much to drink?
Please let an event security or staff know if you feel you’ve had too much to drink & don’t have a sober way to leave the event. We will work with you to handle the situation as best we can. Ideally, we will find you a safe ride home, or to get you some food or water until you’re feeling better. All patrons who we help in this manner will need to be checked out of the event by EMS, Security & Event Manager.


  • Photography & Videography
The permitted use of cameras varies by event. Entrance onto event premises provides the Festival with your consent for the Festival to use event photographs and videos for promotional purposes.
  • Carry in and Contraband Items
See above
  • Disorderly Conduct
Guests who fail to abide by Festival policies, state and federal law are subject to ejection from the facility. Guests in violation of Festival policy will be asked to correct their behavior, if they fail to do so in a timely fashion ejection will occur.
  • Overindulgence
The Festival and location maintains the right to question guests who appear to have overindulged.  We will work with you to handle the situation as best we can. Ideally, we will find you a safe ride home, or to get you some food or water until you’re feeling better. All patrons who are identified will need to be checked out of the event by EMS, Security & Event Manager.  We understand this is a beer festival, but we ask you to please drink responsibly and have a safe & sober way home.
  • Ejections
Disruptive and problem Guests should be reported to event staff or security personnel immediately. Ejected Guests must vacate Festival property.
  • Firearms / Weapons
Guests are prohibited from bringing weapons into the Festival.
  • Lost and Found
Items found before, during, or after an event should be turned into the main ticketing area. Items will then be turned into Radiate Live, logged in and kept at the office for 30 days. Items may be passed to the local authority, donated to charity or disposed of at the discretion of management after 30 days.
  • Panhandling / Soliciting
Panhandling is not allowed at the Festival. Only Festival Authorized Vendors and Sponsors will be permitted in the event area.
  • Projectiles
The throwing of projectiles inside the Event area is prohibited.



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  • Summit Stage - Looking for a designated driver? The Summit Stage provides free bus service to towns and resorts throughout Summit County. Buses run between Breckenridge and Frisco every 30 minutes all day long, and once every hour at night. Buses run between Breckenridge and Keystone/A-Basin every 60 minutes until 5:20 p.m. View all Summit Stage routes and schedules.
  • Taxi- We’re not gonna lie, taxis are hard to come by in Breck.  Here are some options:
    • 453-TAXI at 970-453-8294.
    • Note from UBER Blog as of 12/2/14 - Uber is launching service in the Rockies starting this Thanksgiving Weekend! Service will be available in Summit County (Keystone & Breckenridge), Eagle County (Vail & Beaver Creek) and  Aspen/Snowmass. Whether you’re in Aspen for a weekend getaway, or around Vail for a day of skiing the slopes, Uber is the way to travel. Demand is going to be high! Please make sure to keep requesting if no SUVs are available! SUVs will come open all the time.
  • Parking Lots - See FREE lots here and PAID lots here.





  • Are there any gluten free beers or other alcohol options this year? - Yes at this time the following breweries will have GF beer/drinks- Sam Adams (Angry Orchard) & Wild Cider (3 selections).
  • Can I purchase beer from the breweries at the Festival? - No. Colorado law does not allow purchasing 6-packs, growlers or others at this event. You cannot leave the designated event area with alcohol.
  • I just want to hang out – can I buy a full beer or drink at the event? - No alcoholic drinks will be served at the event other than the tastings.
  • Will breweries run out of beer? - It’s possible they’ll run out of a certain kinds of brews, especially the most popular kinds, but beer will be available until the end of the event.
  • Will there be free water available at the event? - Yes
  • Are there drinks other than beer? - Vendors will have sodas & water for sale. Restaurants on Ridge Street will have drinks for sale but they cannot be brought into the event.
  • What food vendors will be there? TBA
  • What retail vendors will be there? TBA
  • What will the live entertainment be? TBA
  • How do I enter the FUNKY costume contest? What are the rules? What are the prizes? Information coming soon


For Eventbrite questions, please call 1-888-810-2063 or click here.


For questions & concerns about the event, email [email protected].
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