Craft Spirits Festival
October 04, 2013 - October 06, 2013
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Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Craft Distillers’ Still on the Hill Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features distilleries from across Colorado, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of samples of Colorado-made spirits.
Colorado’s top craft distillers, along with a select few from across the country, will gather in Breckenridge, Colo. Oct. 4-6 for the third annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The centerpiece of the weekend, the Still on the Hill grand tasting features samples and specialty cocktails, with distillers on-hand to talk products, pairing, mixology and more.
Rounding out the weekend are Dine for $18.59 restaurant specials (homage to Breckenridge’s founding year), historic saloon tours, a poker run and pub crawl, and an open house at the hometown distillery. The schedule includes:
Still on the Hill grand tasting
Sample all manner of spirits and talk with distillers. New this year, the event includes a live bluegrass performance by the Honey Gitters. Tickets are available online for $25 plus fees per person.
Saturday, Oct. 5 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center
Dine for $18.59
Homage to Breckenridge’s founding year, restaurants will offer specials that incorporate craft spirits.
Oct. 4-14, look for 1859 signs in the windows of participating restaurants
Downtown Poker Run & Pub Crawl
Try a few of Breckenridge’s best drinks and pick up cards at each location. Start at any of the participating restaurants and try for prizes at the grand tasting.
Friday, Oct. 5 5:00 p.m. – close
Historic saloon tours
Visit the town’s early-day watering holes and hear stories of Breckenridge’s past. Call the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at 970-453-9767 to reserve space; tours cost $10 per person.
Friday, Oct. 4 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Sidewalk Sale Days
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.
Friday, Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 6 throughout town
Produced by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA), the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival was born of Colorado’s – and the nation’s – rapidly-growing artisan spirits industry. The BRA represents the majority of the town’s diverse restaurateurs and is offering a fall dining passport valid for meal discounts throughout town; call or visit the Breckenridge Welcome Center for details.
Visit BreckenridgeDiningGuide.com to learn more about the association and view the current Dining Guide.