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Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Announces Massive Brewery List

Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Announces Massive Brewery List

By now PorchDrinking’s infatuation with the Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival should come as no surprise to our most avid of readers. Over the years we have extolled to great length some of the innumerable characteristics that distinguish Big Beers as one of the industry’s best kept secrets.

Stemming from organizers Laura and Bill Lodge’s passionate approach toward curating the best talent, while also going above and beyond in ensuring the best attendee experience, Big Beers has come to capture the essence of what it takes to throw the ultimate beer lover’s festival, ranging from a star-studded cast of brewers, to an elite level lineup of beers, intimate brewers dinners, premier educational seminars, and world class skiing all to the backdrop of some of the world’s most stunning mountain vistas.

For more on the history and importance of Big Beers read our in-depth profile of the fest.

In its 17th year, Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines has definitively entrenched itself as one of the premiere showcases of high ABV beers. This year’s star-studded cast of industry celebrities include the likes of Adam Avery, of Avery Brewing, Bryan Selders of Dogfish Head,Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King Brewery, Cory King of Side Project Brewing, Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave Artisan Ales, Troy Casey of Casey Brewing and Blending, Jeremy Tofte of Melvin Brewing, James Howat of Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Kevin Crompton of Epic Brewing, Tim Matthews of Oskar Blues Brewery, Augie Carton of Carton Brewing and John Holl of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine to name a few.

Hear how the brewers feel about Big Beers.

This morning the Big Beers team announced their tentative list of breweries attending this year’s festival, and it’s once again filled with heavy hitters, this year comprised with a larger array of young, prominent national breweries including Alesong, Cellarmaker, Crux, Fremont, Green Bench, Modern Times, Seventh Son, The Rare Barrel, Three Taverns and many more. Below is the current tentative list of attending breweries.


    • 105 West Brewing Company LLC
    • 12Degree Brewing
    • 4 Noses Brewing
    • 7 Hermits Brewing Company
    • Alaskan Brewing Co.
    • Alesong Brewing and Blending
    • Amalgam
    • Artisanal Imports Inc.
    • Atom Brewing Company
    • Avery Brewing Co.
    • Backcountry Brewery
    • Baere Brewing Company
    • Ballast Point Brewing
    • Barrel of Monks Brewing
    • Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
    • Black Bottle Brewery
    • Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
    • Black Shirt Brewing Co
    • Black Sky Brewery
    • Blackberry Farms
    • Bonfire Brewing
    • Bootstrap Brewing
    • Boston Beer Company
    • Breckenridge Brewery
    • Broken Compass Brewery
    • Bruz Beers
    • Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
    • Carton Brewing
    • Casey Brewing and Blending
    • Caution Brewing
    • Cellar West Artisan Ales
    • Cellarmaker Brewing Company
    • Cerebral Brewing

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  • Chain reaction Brewing
  • Comrade BrewingCompany
  • Coronado Brewing Company
  • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Denver Beer Co
  • Deschutes
  • DESTIHL Brewery
  • Dillon Dam Brewery
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Dry Dock Brewing Co.
  • Duvel USA – Boulevard, Ommegang,
  • Duvel, Chouffe
  • Eddyline Brewery
  • Elevation Beer Company
  • Epic Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company
  • Fiction Beer Company
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Follow The Light – Nighthawk Project
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Grand Teton Brewing Company
  • Gravity Brewing
  • Great Divide Brewing Co.
  • Green Bench Brewing
  • Green Flash Brewing Company
  • Hogshead Brewing Co.
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
  • Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
  • Jester King Brewery
  • Joyride Brewing Company
  • Karbach Brewing Co.
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Left Hand Brewing Company
  • Liquid Mechanics
  • Lone Tree Brewing Company
  • Lost Highway Brewing Company
  • Loveland Aleworks
  • Mad Fritz Brewing Co
  • Melvin Brewing
  • Merchant du Vin
  • Mockery Brewing
  • Modern Times Beer
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • New Holland Brewing Co.
  • Odd13 Brewing Inc
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • Oskar Blues, Cigar City & Perrin
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company
  • Outer Range Brewing Company
  • Paradox Beer Company
  • Pikes Peak Brewing Company
  • Ratio Beerworks
  • Redstone Meadery
  • Renegade Brewing Company
  • River North Brewery
  • Seventh Son Brewing Company
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company
  • Side Project Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Ska Brewing
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • SpiceTrade Brewing
  • Steamworks Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing
  • Strange Craft Beer Company
  • Surly Brewing Co.
  • Telluride Brewing Company
  • The Bakers’ Brewery
  • The Lost Abbey
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Three Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Three Taverns Brewery
  • Trinity Brewing
  • Tröegs Independent Brewing
  • TRVE Brewing Co
  • Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Unibroue
  • Upland Brewing
  • Upslope Brewing Company
  • Ursula Brewery
  • Verboten Brewing
  • WeldWerks Brewing Co.
  • Westbound & Down Brewing Co.
  • Wiley Roots Brewing Company
  • Wit’s End Brewing Company
  • Zwei Brewing Co.

Tickets for the 2018 Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine Festival taking place January 4-6 in Breckenridge, CO are now on sale. This year’s event will also once again include a Brewers Reception and Calibration dinner on Thursday night, a Cicerone Workshop and Exam, Homebrew Competition, Small Plates and Beer Pairing, Beer & Food workshop with’s Julia Herz and Adam Dulye, Brewmasters Dinner and Cigar Pairing on Friday, Beer Yoga, followed by a Brewmasters, Technical, Experimental and Sensory seminars on Saturday, all culminating Saturday afternoon with the Commercial Tasting event.

Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King, Big Beers 2017
Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King (Photo by Holly Gerard, Persika Photography)

Still not convinced? Hear from some of the country’s best brewers who last year spoke with PorchDrinking about just how special this festival really is.

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