Craft Spirits Festival

Breckenridge Craft Spirits: 5th Annual Still on the Hill Festival October 24 - 26, 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 to Sun, 10/26/2014

Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling.

“Those familiar with microbrewing will be pleased to discover that the same care and quality is happening within the craft spirits industry, both in Colorado and across the nation,” said BRA president Ken Nelson. “Colorado has a particularly liberal distilling environment and that’s key to the recent boom. Still on the Hill celebrates the diversity resulting from that boom and we’re excited to welcome a variety of talented craft distillers to Breckenridge.”

Visit http://www.BreckenridgeCraftSpiritsFestival.com for additional details or to purchase grand tasting tickets.

Friday, October 24

Downtown Poker Run & Pub Crawl / 5:00 p.m. – close

Try a few of Breckenridge’s best drinks and pick up cards at each location.  Build up your best poker hand and compete at the Poker Showdown to be held at Still on the Hill - Grand Tasting, October 5th. Stop by the following participating bars: Gold Pan Saloon, Downstairs at Erics, Briar Rose Chophouse, Salt Creek Steakhouse, Fatty's, Hearthstone, Twist, Relish, Breckenridge Distillery Tasting Room (Main Street), Mi Casa, Empire Burger, Modis, Jake's Dive Bar, Seven's and Ollie's.

Historic saloon tours / 5:00 p.m.
Visit the town’s early-day watering holes and hear stories of Breckenridge’s past. Call the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at 970-453-9767 to reserve space; tours cost $15 per person.

Saturday, October 25

Breckenridge Distillery Open House / 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

at the Breckenridge Distillery production facility, 1925 Airport Rd.
Tour the local distillery and talk with master distiller.

Still on the Hill grand tasting / 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
at the Riverwalk Center
Sample all manner of spirits and talk with distillers. New this year, the event includes a live bluegrass performance by the Honey Gitters. Tickets are available online for $25 ($30 at the door) per person.

Still on the Hill after party / 9:00 p.m. – close
at the Gold Pan Saloon
The Honey Gitters move their show to the historic Gold Pan Saloon for a Still on the Hill after party.

Sunday, October 26

Hangover Brunches / times vary throughout town

Close out the weekend with Sunday brunch and breakfast cocktails, a fin way to top off a great weekend. 

Historic Walking Tour / 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Another great stroll around town hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 11:00 a.m. to start. Cost is $10. Call 970-453-9767 for reservations.

Take advantage of lodging specials and celebrate Colorado’s thriving craft spirits industry with a poker run, restaurant deals, bar tours and more.

Two-bedroom condos starting at $152/night will be offered throughout the month of October as part of Still on the Hill and fall leaf-viewing season.

Produced by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association