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14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs- music from Funky Johnson

Sunday, May 24, 2015

11 breweries + live music = A GREAT TIME!

Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from 11 breweries from Summit County and Colorado. Featuring live music and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed!

Breweries include: Pug Ryans, Dillon Dam Brewery, AC Golden, Avery Brewing Co., Ska Brewing, Twisted Pine, Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co., Broken Compass Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing Co.

A portion of this day will benefit C-RAD, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment and the Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Colorado.

Festival Food available to purchase outside in the Base Area:

Rocky Mountain Oysters with Home Made Chips- 8 tickets
Turkey Leg- 8 tickets
Brats with Kraut- 7 tickets
Brat Platter with German Potato Salad and Dill Cucumber Salad- 9 tickets
Pretzels with Mustard- 4 tickets

Ticket Pricing: $1.00/ticket:
Can be purchased with your mug in Guest Services, or cash only in the Base Area.

Cost: $30 gets you beer sampling from 11 breweries from 12:00pm-4:00pm and a commemorative mug.

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*** New this year!***
A special VIP tasting

Join Broken Compass, Elevation Beer Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company, and Oskar Blues for a small batch brew tasting from 12:00pm-4:00pm. These brewers like talking about their beer almost as much as they like drinking it, so join them in a more intimate setting outside on the 6th Alley Bar and Grill’s Perch for some light snacks, beer tasting, and beer talk. This special VIP tasting also includes entrance into the Festival of the Brewpubs and more sampling from 11 Colorado Breweries.

VIP food INCLUDED in your $55 mug price:

Cheese and Fruit
Artichoke Dip with Pretzel Bites and Veggies
Shrimp and Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Pork Sliders with Fried Onions and Pickles

Cost: $55

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Music from Funky Johnson! Funky Johnson is dance music with funk and soul overtones. From Summit County, Colorado Funky Johnson is a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuistic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. Playing originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince(the artist formerly known as Prince), The Funky Meters and many more. If you wanna have a good time and shake yo booty, THIS IS IT!!

For a sampling of Funky Johnson's music check out their website:

Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time!

Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area


Designate a driver or ride for free on the Summit Stage

FREE Transportation: This is the last day The Summit Stage bus will be running from Keystone to A-Basin. The free bus will leave River Run in Keystone at :55 after the hour until 4:55pm. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10pm to go back to Keystone.

The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

For more information about catching the Summit Stage bus to Arapahoe Basin, please visit

Need a place to stay this spring? Check out these HOT DEALS from our lodging partners!

Check out our Festival Fare served in the Base Area every Saturday during the May Concert Series! Our food and beverage team puts together some delicious treats every Saturday, and don’t forget to pick up an adult beverage or two from our sponsors.

Beer Festival style Rocky Mountain Oysters or Brats and Kraut served with German style Potato Salad and Dill Cucumber Salad. Pretzels with mustard puts this beer festival food over the top!

Thank you to the breweries that help make this event happen!