About & FAQs

The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing 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 15th, 2023
  • Where is the Festival Held? - The beer festival is on Beaver Run property at the Copper Top Plaza. The location features seating & shade, along with grassy areas to hang out and listen to the music.
  • What are the hours? - 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Anyone needing a ticket at the event entrance will be able to purchase tickets at the main entrance around 12:30, or you can buy online anytime.  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 SOS Outreach.
  • Is the event ADA accessible? - Yes
  • How to I sign up to as a sponsor, vendor, or brewery? - See GET INVOLVED in the site navigation menu.
  • 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, please see our Volunteer page for details.


  • How Much does it cost? And what’s included with the ticket? - See ticket details on home page.
  • When do online ticket sales end? - July 14th at 11:55pm MST. Day of pricing begins at 12:00 a.m.
  • Should I purchase my tickets in advance or the day of the event? - Yes!  We 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
  • 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? -Yes, you sure can!  Friday, July 14th from 4pm-8pm at Whiskey Star Smokehouse. DJ Little Foot spinning on the back deck for our weekly Friday Sunset DJ Dance Party. Extended Happy Hour for event attendees, show wristband
    • Apps from $5
    • $2 off craft cocktails and Drinks from $4
  • Can I purchase the tickets in Breckenridge?  - Yep! We'll be selling tickets at the early mug pickup party (see above).
  • Do you offer a Military discount? - Yes but only on pre-sale tickets.  Please contact us for details.
  • 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? - Please contact us.
  • Is my registration/ticket transferable? - Yes to another person who is over 21. Please contact us.
  • 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? - We strongly advise leaving your pet at home.  This is a very busy, crowded event which could lead to a stressful day for Fido.
  • 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, please contact us.

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