About & FAQs

The 13th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 40 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors.  All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains!  Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world!  The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families.  The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great Live Music!


  • When is the Festival? – Saturday, July 7th, 2018
  • Where is the Festival Held? – Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center (outside)
  • What are the hours? – 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The first hour 12:00-1:00 p.m. is reserved only for attendees who have pre-purchased their tickets.  Anyone needing a ticket at the event entrance will be able to purchase tickets at 1:00 p.m. at the main entrance. VIP ticket holders will get in at 11:45 a.m. (15 minutes before the general public).
  • Are kids allowed? – Children are allowed, but keep in mind it’s a busy, crowded atmosphere.  Strollers are not recommended.  All kids 12 and older need a general admission ticket.  Kids are not allowed to eat in the VIP area without a VIP DD ticket.
  • Do I have to be over 21 to attend? – No. You must be 21 or over to drink alcohol at the event.  You can enter the event if you are under 21 and purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from vendors. You will need a GA ticket to enter.
  • Can I get in if I’m a Designated Driver? – Yes, with a General Admission ticket.  You can also purchase a VIP Designated Driver ticket if you’d like to hang out in the VIP tent and eat lunch.
  • Are any of the proceeds donated to a charity? – Yes, proceeds will benefit a local Summit County non-profit to be named in Spring 2018.
  • Is the event ADA accessible? – Yes
  • How to I sign up to as a sponsor, vendor, or brewery? – See our GET INVOLVED TAB.
  • How can I volunteer? What do I get as a volunteer? – Volunteer spots are available all day for the event in multiple shifts.  Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, & a tasting cup (if 21 or over).  Volunteers are not permitted to drink before or during their shift.  To volunteer, email [email protected].
  • Will there be live entertainment? Yes, get details here.
  • Where’s the After Party? – TBD


  • How Much does it cost? And what’s included with the ticket? – See ticket details on home page.
  • When do online ticket sales end? – Presale online ticket pricing ends at 11:55 p.m. on July 6th.  You can purchase day of tickets online through 1:00 p.m. on July 7th.
  • Should I purchase my tickets in advance or the day of the event? – Yes!  Once again, only attendees who have pre-purchased tickets will be able to enjoy tastings from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. We also suggest purchasing in advance because this event WILL SELL OUT, especially if you are interested in the VIP experience!
  • Where can I buy tickets day of? – Online or at the entrance gate beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Do you take credit cards or checks day of? – No checks. Cash or Credit Cards are accepted on the day of the event.  Credit cards only for pre-sale purchases online.
  • How do I get my tickets if I purchased online? –   All tickets are emailed electronically via Eventbrite.  You must still bring your ID to get ID’d at the event day of.
  • Can I pick up my tasting cup/mug early? – TBD
  • Can I purchase the tickets in Breckenridge?  – TBD
  • Do you offer a Military discount? – No, not at this time.
  • What if I buy tickets & can’t attend? – You can transfer them to a friend (over 21). There are no refunds.
  • I bought a tasting ticket but want to upgrade to a VIP ticket. What should I do? – Email [email protected].
  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable? – Yes to another person. Email [email protected].
  • The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? – Yes.  Tickets can be purchased by one person for a group. Each person in that group will need a ticket & a photo ID the day of the event.
  • Can I update my registration information? – Yes, on the Eventbrite ticketing site.
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? – No, you can bring your phone and we can scan your tickets from your email confirmation. Or you can bring the printed ticket.
  • What is the refund policy? – No refunds will be offered.


Bring yourself & your crew along with a valid ID and your ticket on your phone or printed!

  • Can I bring my pet? – No, this is a no pet event (service dogs allowed with vest & paperwork).
  • Can I bring a tent? – No
  • Can I bring lawn chairs & blankets? – No
  • Is there seating? – Limited
  • Can I bring a cooler? – No
  • Can I bring a water bottle? – Yes, you can bring an empty water bottle for water refills.  All water bottles will be searched.
  • Can I come & go as I please? – Yes
  • Can I bring a bag? – Yes, but it will be subject to a search.
  • Can I bring a camelback or boda bag? – No.
  • Are recording devices allowed (video cameras, digital cameras, phones)? –Yes


For questions & concerns about the event, email [email protected].