Pairing beer with adventure, the Vail Craft Beer Classic is Colorado’s highest altitude beer tasting! Join us each summer as we hold 2 beer-filled days of events – from paired lunches to hiking with a brewer, and hundreds of craft beers, ciders, and seltzers to sample right in Vail Village.
Frequently Asked Questions
Without exception, no children or pets are allowed to attend any festival events outside of the Vail Village. 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.
Over 300 different beer, wine and spirit samples will be showcased over the festival weekend.
Colorado law prohibits the sale of beer at the festival. However, please utilize the mobile app to directly connect to West Vail Liquors where you can purchase your favorite brews.
There will not be full meals served at the tasting events; it is sample sizes only.
We recommend using Vail’s free bus system. But 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.
At this time tickets can only be purchased online or by phone at (303)-777-6887
Live entertainment is dependent upon the event. See your event for live entertainment details.
We apologize – just like a concert or sporting event/concert there are no refunds. If the event you purchased tickets for is sold out, we may have a waiting list and can assist with that transfer. The Classic will only be offering refunds for COVID purposes. All refund requests must be sent 48 hours before your event is scheduled to start.
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.