Big Beers, Belgians And Barleywines Festival This Weekend In Vail

Traditional beer festival season may be in the early fall, but what better time than the dead of winter to celebrate the heartiest of beers?

As the name suggests, the annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in Vail brings in top brewers from around the country to celebrate the best in big, bold, full-bodied beers.

60 brewers--from local favorites Avery and Oskar Blues to big brewers like Anhueser Busch, to nationally renowned craft brewers like Dogfish Head--will be in attendance to sample beer, conduct seminars and talk shop.

Organizers expect as many as 1,100 attendees at this year's event, which will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa.