Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival is Back

Oktoberfest may be over already, but that just paves the way for the annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, October 20-22.

Just as much care and quality goes into distilling craft spirits as it does beer. If you’re at Lodge by The Blue this October, make plans to check out this liquor-centric festival featuring small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine, events and plenty of sampling.

The main event takes place Saturday, October 21 at Riverwalk Center. “Still on the Hill” is a grand tasting of handcrafted spirits from 38 distillers. Admission ($45 per adult) provides a complimentary tasting glass, craft spirits tasting, craft cocktails, people’s choice voting, artisanal snacks and live music.

Breckenridge whiskey ready to sample. Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

But there are plenty of other events to explore throughout the weekend.

  • Scavenger Hunt around Breckenridge
  • Bar Mix-off around town
  • Friday Night Party at Ollie’s Pub
  • Distilling Seminars
  • Historic Saloon Walking Tour
  • Haunted Tour
  • Breckenridge Distillery Open House
  • Spirited Cooking Class
  • Historic Walking Tours
  • Saturday After Party at Napper Tandys
  • Bloody Sunday and Hangover Brunch Specials – various participating locations in Breckenridge
  • The Art of Tasting Workshop
  • Dia de los Muertos Activities
  • Dining Passports

See the full schedule for dates and times.

Ready to appreciate the distilling arts in Breckenridge? Get your tickets now for the Craft Spirits Festival.

Bonus Event: Calling all foodies – want to learn how to use specialty spirits in delicious recipes? Check out this class:

Spirited Cooking at Colorado Mtn. College

Saturday, October 21, 12-2 p.m.

Join Chef Ian Buchanan for a hands-on cooking class featuring spirits. Enjoy the lesson and three-course lunch, hosted in the teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College on Airport Road. Pre-registration required. Limited seats available. Get Tickets.

Victoria Hoffman

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