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Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Revisited!

Today we look back at the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival to give you an inside look at some of the great events that take place in the 3 day at Breckenridge!

One of the first events to kick off the weekend was the Welcome reception. Each of the 3 breweries presented beers that were paired with a different small plated dishes. Delicious pairings of food and beer with a beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains & rubbing elbows with some amazing brewers starts off the festival in a great way!

At the Craftbeer.com Beer and Food Experience, attendees joined Julia Herz and Adam Dulye along with some great breweries to show attendees how the flavors of food and beer interact with each other. With plates of different flavor profiles and samples of different beers, this pairing event went into the details behind what makes beer pairings with food so great!

Next, we went to the Cigar and beer pairing which was my personal favorite of the whole event. Featuring high ABV deliciousness from several amazing breweries along with a hand rolled cigars, this is one of the most unique pairings within the festival. Sitting outside on a nice night around a fire with a hand rolled cigar and a delicious brew? I mean, what could be better than sitting outside with a cigar and a brew by a fire?

The big finale of the festival is the commercial tasting which features tons of rare beers and high ABV brews to send you off with a bang! It’s a great place to meet some of the brewers of your favorite beers and try some rare whales you may otherwise have missed! The commercial tasting also featured the awards ceremony for the Homebrew competition at Big Beers fest. Here, the best homebrewers were given medals for their amazing recipes and beer.

We didn't make it to all of the seminars and events that took place for Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines but from what we did experience, this is one beer festival you can’t afford to miss and one of our favorites to attend!