Vail Craft Beer Classic Recap

Jul. 5, 2017

The first ever Vail Craft Beer Classic came to town from June 16-18, 2017.

All photos and words by Miguel Rivas (@thebeertrekker)

Hitting the ground running!

Arriving to Vail and off to the first event this weekend for the #VailCraftBeerClassic The Brewer Luncheon at the Ludwig’s Stuberl Restaurant at the @sonnenalp hotel. A seven course meal prepared by Executive Sous Chef Patrick Senn was paired with local #craftbeer from @bonfirebrewing in Eagle, CO. Such a welcoming treat, food and beer in a beautiful setting.

Thank you @vailmtn for the welcoming experience!


The Classic kickoff celebration for the @vailcraftbeerclassic started today, amazing views of the Rocky Mountains.

This has to be the highest elevation #craftbeer festival I have ever been to for sure.


Walking around the picturesque town of Vail, CO. At times it feels like you are walking in a small town in the Swiss Alps.



Some exercise this morning, a three mile hike up the mountain, getting some fresh air, taking in the majestic views of Colorado and finally being rewarded with some great beers and delicious food, that’s my kind of Saturday!


For the @vailcraftbeerclassic Hike and Hops event they did a lunch pairing with local restaurant @vailchophouse and @horsedragonbrew from Fort Collins, CO. Executive Chef Ryan Deboard and head brewer Lindsey Cornish with owner Carol Cochran worked together on a four course menu. It was the perfect treat after the hike, bon appetite!


 The first ever #VailCraftBeerClassic brought a lot of people to into the town. Locals, from other parts of Colorado and other parts of the country. Great beers, food and music.


Last day of the @vailcraftbeerclassic and to celebrate #FathersDay they put together a very nice #BeerBrunch with some tasty beers and food at the lovely Swiss Chalet at the @sonnenalp hotel in Vail, CO.

Some serious #Beermosas where consumed to wash down the delicious grub.

Hoppy Fathers Day, cheers!