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BREAKING | Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Announces 2021 CancellationAugust 9, 2020 | Scott Grossman
There will be no joy in Breckenridge this January as Laura and Bill Lodge, organizers of Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines, have announced the cancellation of the 2021 event. The festival was planned for January 7-9, 2021 in Breckenridge, CO. The cancellation follows similar moves by virtually every onsite beer festival in 2020 and represents one of the first 2021 events to be canceled. It would have marked the 21st annual event.
Organizers attributed the cancellation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions on gatherings.
“Our Big Beers board has met and discussed the pandemic situation. We are very clear that our first priority as a Big Beers community needs to be supporting our sponsors and brewers throughout this bizarre and difficult time as they work hard to adapt business as necessary – and not by asking you to travel and/or otherwise support us in January of 2021,” said organizer Laura Lodge.
Lodge went on to explain that they’ve decided not to move forward with a virtual version of the event, but that they are still exploring the possibility of some scaled-down homage via newsletter or social media that would take place on the originally proposed January 2021 date.
Event Preview | 2017 Big Beers Belgians & BarleywinesJanuary 3, 2017 | Chris Day
January marks the return of one of our favorite Colorado beer events, the (formerly Vail) Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines festival. With activities ranging from brewing seminars and sensory panels to the drool-worthy commercial tasting session featuring an epic beer list from more than 150 breweries from around the world, this fest offers a unique experience attendees are unlikely to forget. Besides dropping Vail from the name, what changes will 2017 bring?
(More: Pour List for 2017 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines)
Event Preview | Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Comes to BreckenridgeSeptember 7, 2016 | Tristan Chan
The greatest of things do not wither, but rather evolve and iterate in order to continue to thrive. For a moment last winter, it all but seemed that one of the industry’s best and brightest festivals might end up without a home, after it was announced that due to ownership changes, the Vail Cascade would no longer play host to the festival formerly known as Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines. However after 16 years, the premiere showcase of high ABV beers, has found a new home in Summit County with the town of Breckenridge. Read More