Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Returning to Vail Cascade

Every January, craft brewers from around the nation convene in Vail to share their liquid art at the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival. Regarded as one of the most prestigious craft brew events in the nation, Big Beers at Vail Cascade Resort is known for the impressive roster of craft beer industry celebrities it attracts each year. 

Slated for Jan 9-11, 2014 at Vail Cascade Resort, Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines will feature a variety of opportunities to rub elbows with avant-garde brewmasters, owners and enthusiasts including a Welcome Reception, Brewmasters’ Dinners, educational seminars, and the Big Beers Homebrew Competition. The highlight of the festival is the Commercial Tasting event, which showcases more than 250 craft beers, most poured by the owner or Brewmaster of the brewery themselves.

For a complete listing of weekend events, featured brewmasters, seminars and presenters visit the event's website or sign up for the Big Beers Facebook group page. Updates, news and brewmaster confirmations will be communicated via these channels on a regular basis.

The Big Beers Festival offers discounted lodging in Vail at several sponsoring Vail properties including the Vail Cascade Resort and discounted equipment rental at Charter Sports, located inside the Vail Cascade Resort. For more information, visit the website at For more information about the Vail Cascade Resort and their craft beer program, visit, and for more information about the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, please visit