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2020 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines External Events Roundup

2020 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines External Events Roundup

The Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with their 2020 event this year. Over the years, the festival has grown to extend beyond the walls of the Commercial Tasting event, much like what happens each year with GABF. Now, the town of Breckenridge plays host to an assortment of events the week of Big Beers. So, we decided to help round-up everything happening outside of the festival itself. While you’re planning your weekend in Breckenridge, be sure to also check out the 2020 Big Beers 20th Reunion Special Pours and our breakdown of the Commercial Tasting Pour List.

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover

Location: Modis, 113 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Thursday, January 9th – Saturday, January, 10th, 2020

Details: The culinary team at Modis will be preparing a pairing menu for Brooklyn takeover beers all weekend.


Big Beers ∙ Pinky’s Out ∙ Tap Take Over Party

Where: Kenosha Steakhouse | 301 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 9th, 2020 | 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost: No cover

Details: Enjoy a craft beer list like no other at Kenosha’s Big Beers Tap Take Over party! The Velvet Jackets will be taking the stage at 8:30 PM with some live music to get the night started. Breakthru Beverage Colorado brings pours from Boulevard Brewing, Bristol Brewing, Odell Brewing, Odd 13, Ska Brewing, River North Brewing, Outer Range, Melvin Brewing, New Holland Brewing, Upslope, Stone, Great Divide, Avery, Dogfish Head, and Dry Dock. Kenosha will also be offering some whale taps from WeldWerks, Amalgam, Casey, Mikerphone, Speciation, The Rare Barrel, and Rowley Farmhouse Ales.


Primitive Beer Pop-Up

Where: Outer Range Brewing Co. | 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, CO

Date and Time: January 9th, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost: No cover

Details: Primitive Beer will be bringing some of their brews up the hill for a special bottle tapping at Outer Range on Thu Jan 9 at 2PM. These guys brew solely spontaneous, barrel-fermented beers following a strict set of rules known as Méthode Traditionnelle. Everything they serve is a minimum of one-year old and 100% of our ingredients are sourced from farmer friends in Colorado. Stay tuned for the full menu…


Big Beers Into the New Year with Crooked Stave Artisans

Where: Breckenridge Tap House | 105 N Main St., Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 9th – January 12 | Beginning at 5pm on Jan 9

Cost: No Cover

Details: Crooked Stave Artisans will showcase several brands in their distribution network on tap throughout the weekend at Breckenridge Tap House, including Beachwood Brewing, Crooked Stave, Ecliptic Brewing, Fremont Brewing, La Cumbre, Transient Artisan Ales, and Two Roads Brewing. The event will also include a special tapping of Fremont’s Batch 3000 Barleywine.


RNB Beer + Cookie Pairing

Where: Après Handcrafted Libations | 130 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Thursday, January 9th, 2020 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Details: In honor of the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywine Festival River North Brewery has teamed up with their Mountain Top Cookie Shop and Apres Handcrafted Libations to bring you a special craft beer and cookie pairing! Pairing will include 3 featured beers from River North and 3 special cookies from Mountain Top Cookie Shop.

Featured Beers:
River North Nightmare Fuel – Imperial Coffee Stout made with local Denver coffee
River North White Ale – Belgian-style Wit
River North Soiree – Raspberry Sour


Big Beers Pregame Party!

Where: Rocky Mountain Underground | 114 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Date and Time: January 9th, 2020 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost: No cover

Details: Outer Range is stoked to get their friends together for a Big Beers Pregame Party and Tap Takeover to kick off an epic weekend of incredible beer at Rocky Mountain Underground. You’ll be able to try some specialty brews from some of the best breweries in the country in one of the raddest venues in Breck, including Cerebral Brewing, The Rare Barrel, Mikerphone Brewing, Casey Brewing, and Alvarado Street Brewing. Full tap list coming soon…


Friday, January 10th, 2020

Burgers & Beers – Flipside

Where: Flipside | 230 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: No cover

Details: Come to Flipside on January 10th for a $10 dollar burger and beer deal. They will be serving 4 Noses beer as well, so if you’re in the area or need to get out of town, well then this is your chance to enjoy some amazing food and great beer! Cheers.


Elite Brands ∙ Tap Takeover ∙ Big Beers 2020

Where: Kenosha Steakhouse | 301 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost:  No cover

Details: Elite Brands and their epic portfolio of breweries will be featured for this Big Beers Tap Takeover at Kenosha Steakhouse. With Big Beers right around the corner, or rather…over the river and through the woods up village drive to Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, you won’t want to miss this tap takeover experience. The lineup for the night will include offerings from The Bruery, Telluride Brewing Co, 4 Nosees, Pipeworks Brewing Co, Ommegang, Epic Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing Co, Brooklyn Brewery, 21st Amendment, Chimay, Wibby Brewing, Destihl Brewery, Surly Brewing Co, Elevation Beer Co, and Upland Brewing.


Big Beers Can/Bottle Release

Where: Outer Range Brewing Co. | 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost:  No cover

Details: Outer Range will be releasing 3x beers on Fri, Jan 10th when they open at 12:00 PM. Cerebral Brewing will also be taking over a guest tap with their Scam Likely Double IPA. Here are the beers we’re releasing:

  • Work from Work Imperial Stout | *collab with Cerebral Brewing
    Brewed with marshmallows, coconut, and vanilla. *Contains lactose.
  • Vert IPA
    Hops: Citra, Azacca, Amarillo
  • Terra Incognita IPA
    Hops: Nelson, Citra, Mosaic, Golding

More details coming soon…

We Breakdown The Can’t-Miss Beers at the 2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines


Great Divide and Marble Distilling Beer Cocktail Pairing

Location: The Crown, 215 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Details: Get your mixology hat on for a tasty and inventive cocktail creation session with Great Divide and the folks with Marble Distilling. Three specialty cocktails will be featured throughout the event.

Beer Mixology Featuring 4 Noses Brewing

WhereAprès Handcrafted Libations | 130 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Friday, January 10th, 2020 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm (cocktails available all weekend)

Details: We’re celebrating Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival with an awesome beer mixology party! We’re tapping three exciting beers from our friends at 4 Noses Brewing Company and making special cocktails with each! Join us to sample unique beer cocktails that will only be available over the Festival weekend! On Friday from 5-7pm mix and mingle with folks from the brewery and take home recipes that you can recreate at home!


Protect Our Winters Benefit

Location: Rocky Mountain Underground, 114 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Details: Join us at RMU for a POW benefit with Avery, Boulevard, Dry Dock and Upslope. $1 from every White Rascal sale will be donated to POW. Get a raffle ticket with any beer purchased to enter for prizes!


Big Beers Bash: Presented by Outer Range + WeldWerks

Where: Après Handcrafted Libations | 130 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost: No cover

Details: Some of the best breweries in the Nation are taking over Après Handcrafted Libations’ taps! Join them as they tap very special beers in honor of the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywine Festival that you’ll only find at Après! All beers will be tapped at 7:00pm. They’ll have tappings from:

  • Outer Range Brewing Co.
  • WeldWerks Brewing Company
  • Wiley Roots Brewing Company
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • Mikerphone Brewing
  • Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

Big Beers Kick-Off Party

Where: Breckenridge Pour House | 206 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Cost: No cover

Details: Join Breckenridge Pour House for a Big Beers Kick Off Party at 206 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, starting Friday, January 10, at 8pm.


Fermly + Resolute Brewing Air Hockey Shitshow

Where: Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center | 620 Village Road, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: January 10th, 2020 | 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Cost: No cover

Details: There was some unfinished business from the 2019 Brewers Rendezvous in Salida. So, the time has come to relive the joy, the excitement, and the finesse of air hockey. Fermly and Resolute Brewing Company are just basically showing up in the game room at Beaver Run during Big Beers this year to play a bunch of games of air hockey to determine the best air hockey player in Colorado brewing. Come join them, bring beers, they’ll have rolls of quarters and also beers. So, beers. Come for beers and watch them get super weird and serious about air hockey!


We Breakdown The Can’t-Miss Beers at the 2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

SOS Benefit Featuring Horse and Dragon

WhereAprès Handcrafted Libations, 130 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

Date and Time: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 7:00pm

Details: Join us after the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywine Festival for an all-around epic after party! On Saturday at 7pm we will be tapping Adventure On IPA, Sad Panda Coffee Stout, and a one-time-only pin of a special variation of Almost Summer Blonde Ale from Horse and Dragon Brewing Company and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to SOS Outreach!


Close Big Beers Weekend with Dogfish Head and Stone

WhereThe Gold Pan Saloon, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 8:00pm

Details: Close out your weekend at this annual bash with the crew from Stone and Dogfish Head paired with DJ NME1.

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