Colorado’s top breweries and beer enthusiasts come together in Vail Village at the Vail Craft Beer Classic for the most adventurous craft beer event of the summer. Take in the scenic views of Vail while you immerse yourself in hop-culture. Live music, food trucks, and bar stands are available at the festival!
New to the Classic in 2023 is voting. Attendees can taste between hundreds of beers and vote for the Best Beer of Summer. The breweries will taste others’ beers and vote for the Brewer’s Choice winner. The winning breweries in each category will receive the first prize, Vail Craft Beer Classic tap handle for Best Beer of Summer.
The venue, Vail Village, is open to the public. This includes children and pets. Only those who are 21+ with a valid ID, ticket, and wristband may sample at the Vail Craft Beer Classic.
Over 200 different wine, beer and spirit samples will be showcased over the festival weekend.
The Grand Tastings will have small bites and samples from each. Food trucks will be available to pay as you go.
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We recommend using Vail’s free bus system. You can find parking in the Vail Village welcome center. Please note that parking is limited and fills up quickly.
At this time tickets can only be purchased online or by phone: (303)-777-6887. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to verify tickets sold from a third party.
Yes! Headlining bands are performing on Friday and Saturday at the Classic.
Like any concert or sporting event, no refunds will be given if you are unable to make it to the event. In some instances, we will be able to assist verifying third-party sellers and buyers.
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 in the fall so dress accordingly.
Vail has many options available to help you get around during your stay. There is a FREE transit bus/shuttle service that will take you directly to Vail Village.
We would be happy to answer additional questions! Contact us or call (303) 777-6887