Big Beers Festival - Breckenridge, Colorado

Big Beers Festival

January 9–11, 2020

Join us for the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival, January 19-11 in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The perfect combination for a Winter Wonderland getaway: A world-class beer festival in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Meet renowned brewmasters and brewery owners, taste hundreds of big, Belgian style, and experimental beers, explore beer & food pairings, and learn from an impressive array of brewmasters and industry experts over an action-packed three day weekend.

As a novice, an aficionado, or an advanced homebrewer, you can enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to discuss beer with the amazing people who make it happen. Dig in further to learn more about this little festival in the mountains that the beer industry holds in such high esteem. PURCHASE TICKETS

Beer pourers at the Big Beers Festival in Breckenridge
Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines has been voted one of the 10 Best Beer Festivals the last 2 years in a row!

Events Include:

  • World-Class Beer Festival
  • Brewmasters’ Dinners
  • Beer and Brewing Seminars
  • Commercial Tasting Event



It’s the perfect combination for a Winter Wonderland getaway: A world-class beer festival at a world-class ski resort! There are discounted ski/snowboard rentals available, discounted lodging, and other arrangements made for Big Beers Festival attendees. Almost all of the Nineteenth Anniversary weekend will be held at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, with some single events (and all affiliate events) held in other locations.

Join us at the new Falling Rock Tap House at Big Beers! Located on Level 3 next to the Beaver Run hot tub area, Falling Rock has a curated list of craft cans available, acoustic guitar music each evening, and free tastings on Friday afternoon. Hours are:

  • Thursday: 6pm – midnight
  • Friday: 1pm – midnight
  • Saturday: 6pm – midnight

Thursday, January 10th:

Brewers Reception | 6–9 pm

Calibration Dinner | 7:30 pm

Friday, January 11th:

Cicerone Workshop | 8:30 am–noon

Homebrew Competition (First Session) | 9:30 am–noon

Welcome Reception | 12:00–1:00 pm

Homebrew Competition (Second Session) | 1:00 pm

Certified Cicerone Exam | 1:30 pm

Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing | 3:00–4:30 pm Beer and Food Experience | 6:00–7:00 pm

Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner | 7:30 pm

Cigar Pairing Experience | 10 pm–midnight

Saturday, January 12th:

Experimental Brewing Seminar | 9:00–11:00 am

The Yoga of Brewing | 9:30–10:30 am

Commercial Tasting | 2:30–6:00 pm

Homebrew Competition Awards Presentation | 3:30 pm

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Lodging Offers

Be sure to find the best lodging deals in Breckenridge during the Big Beers Festival and all Breckenridge Events.

Below are the lodging sponsors offered for participants and attendees. Please join us in appreciating and supporting our generous sponsors whenever possible!

  • Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Breckenridge
  • The Village at Breckenridge

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