(Last Updated On: January 4, 2017)

This is a big deal for beer lovers, brewmasters and industry experts. The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival has relocated to Breckenridge, Colorado after more than a decade in Vail.

Photo: David Foxhoven

Photo: David Foxhoven

And, Breck is rolling out the red carpet, kegs and barrels to welcome the top brewmasters, brewery owners and industry experts Jan. 5-7, 2017 at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, just steps from the slopes.

It kicks off with a welcome reception and a Calibration Dinner on Thursday night. Then, it’s off to the races, competitions and workshops on Friday and through the weekend. Food and beer pairings highlight the weekend, along with a beer-infused yoga class.

The public is invited to the Commercial Tasting with more than 400 different specialty beers from around the world. In addition, local restaurants, bars and pubs are hosting events for the public and the Big Beers industry attendees throughout the three-day weekend.

More information: http://bigbeersfestival.com/