The Vail Craft Beer Classic pairs beer with adventure at Colorado’s highest altitude beer tasting! Colorado breweries come together in Vail for the seventh-annual Vail Craft Beer Classic to provide the best assortment of craft beers, seltzers, and ciders in the state. Sip on the best the breweries have to offer while taking in the scenic views of Vail, enjoying live music, and meeting the brewers.

FAQs - Vail Craft Beer Classic

Children and pets are not allowed to attend any festival events outside of the Vail Village.  No exceptions. This is an adult-only, over-21 festival. This rule applies to infants in strollers. This event is not family-friendly or geared for those underage. Children and pets are permitted in the area, but we do not recommend they attend.

The festival weekend showcases over 300 different beer, wine and spirit samples.

Colorado law prohibits the sale of beer at the festival. You can purchase your favorite brews after the festival at local liquor stores, or from the breweries.

Food trucks will be available at the Friday & Saturday tastings!

Check out current offers from our lodging partners.

We recommend using Vail’s free bus system. The public parking lots will be open during the Classic. Check your event for specific details.

Where you start is dependent upon which event you are attending. See your event for check in details.

Tickets can only be purchased online or by phone at (303)-777-6887

Live music will be available at both the Friday & Saturday tastings! The full music lineup will be released prior to the event.

Like any concert or sporting event, there are no ticket refunds. We are happy to transfer with ticket transfers on a case by case basis.

We will do our best to run the event as planned. The event will most likely be held, rain or shine, just like a sporting event or concert. The mountain outdoors can be unpredictable, so dress accordingly.

We would be happy to answer additional questions! Contact us or call 303-777-6887.

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