A&E briefs: Brewmaster’s weekends announced for Vail Cascade Resort
Brewmaster’s weekends announced in Vail
The Vail Cascade 2014 Brewmaster’s Weekend schedule has been finalized, with dates dedicated to three of Colorado’s favorite breweries, Left Hand Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Co. and Avery Brewing Co.
• On Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, Eric Wallace, founder and owner of Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont, will lead a weekend of Left Hand libations. Left Hand’s Milk Stout seems to have started a revolution, so don’t miss your fix.
• On Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6, David Zuckerman, brewmaster at Boulder Beer Co. in Boulder, will be the featured guest throughout this weekend. Enjoy Vail Oktoberfest and taste some of Boulder Beer’s exciting new creations, too.
• On Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, Matt “Truck” Thrall, head brewer at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, will be your royalty in residence. Truck will be ushering in the 2014-15 ski season with you and his Avery team, so be sure to save your seats for some fantastic Avery goodies.
Each weekend features a complimentary Meet the Brewmaster session from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Fireside Bar, where attendees can meet, greet and sample goodies from each brewery while visiting with the brewmaster; and a Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing at 6 p.m. Saturday at Atwater on Gore Creek. The food and beer pairing features a guided tour by both the featured brewmaster and the Atwater culinary team through each of four courses designed around four beers of the brewmaster’s choice. Seats for the food pairing are $35 per person, plus resort charges and gratuity, and reservations are recommended.
For more information, visit http://www.vailcascade.com/atwater/vail-dining-offers.php.
Xavier Rudd, Tokyo Police Club to play Vail’s GoPro Games
The Vail Valley Foundation, organizer of the annual GoPro Mountain Games, recently announced the preliminary music lineup for this year’s event. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, through Sunday, June 8, featuring three nights of free concerts.
The free Bud Light Mountains of Music outdoor concert series kicks off on June 5 with Australian singer and songwriter Xavier Rudd. Indie rock bands Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids perform June 6 and June 7, respectively.
“Free music has always been a big component of the GoPro Mountain Games, and this year, we’re excited to present our best concert line-up ever,” said Mike Imhof, senior vice president of sales and operations at the Vail Valley Foundation. “The Cold War Kids and Tokyo Police Club put on great shows and this will be their first time playing Vail. Xavier Rudd has proven to be one of our most popular acts and we’re happy to welcome him back for the Thursday night concert.”
Spectating at the GoPro Mountain Games and all concerts are free and open to the public. Registration for the GoPro Mountain Games or learn more at http://www.gopromountaingames.com.
May event at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, has one more event highlight for the month of May.
On Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., internationally renowned paleoartist John Gurche describes the extraordinary process by which he creates forensically accurate and hauntingly realistic representations of our ancient human ancestors. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with all things prehistoric, Gurche has studied fossil remains, comparative ape and human anatomy and forensic reconstruction for more than three decades. He reveals the debates and brainstorming that surround these often-controversial depictions, and along the way, he enriches our awareness of the various paths of human evolution and humanity’s stunning uniqueness in the history of life on Earth. This event takes place in the Phipps IMAX Theater, and tickets are $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers.
For more information on this event and ongoing exhibits, visit http://www.dmns.org.
Goodguys Nationals return to Loveland
The Goodguys 17th Colorado Nationals will return to The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Friday, June 6, through Sunday, June 8. The Goodguys 17th Colorado Nationals is a colorful hot rod and custom car festival featuring more than 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks through 1972 vintage nestled into the grounds of The Ranch Events Complex.
In addition to the car show, the event will include vendor exhibits, used parts automotive swap meet and Auto Trader Classics cars-for-sale area, special “themed” parking areas on Saturday, Dixie Leadfoot and the Chrome Struts on Saturday and Sunday, model car show, Goodguys Autocross (to test vehicle agility and performance), kids fun — PPG Coloring contest, Revell model car kit make ’n’ take sessions and lots of fun for the entire family.
Sunday, June 8, will feature All American Sunday, open to all years of American-made and powered vehicles. Participants who enter on Sunday will able to run the Goodguys AutoCross, be a part of the show n’ shine and be eligible for the awards on Sunday. The event is the seventh event of the Rod & Custom Association’s 19-event national tour for 2014.
Adult Admission is $18, children 7 to 12 are $6 and kids 6 and younger are free. Spectator parking is free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.good-guys.com or onsite all three days of the event. For more information, call Goodguys at (925) 838-9876 or The Ranch at (970) 619-4000 or visit http://www.good-guys.com/nvn.
Beaver Creek’s 11th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ returns
Let the smells of sweet and tangy barbecue, the soulful melodies of blues music and unique flavors of craft beers get your summer started at Beaver Creek Resort over Memorial Day weekend with the 11th annual Blues, Brew and BBQ Festival, Saturday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26. Top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado microbrewery beer tastings.
The Blues, Brews & BBQ weekend’s free concert highlights include Grammy Award winner Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans star Mia Borders and the Chicago blues and swing and boogie specialists Erik Boa & The Constrictors, all performing live on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25.
On Saturday, May 24, barbecue masters will artfully smoke, grill and roast succulent meat and vegetable creations and compete for bragging rights with $10,000 in cash prizes on the line. A panel of professional judges will rate pork ribs, chicken and sides based on appearance, taste and tenderness, and the winners will be announced on the Main Stage in Beaver Creek Village later the same day. The public also can join in the judging and text their vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Winners of the People’s Choice Competition will be announced on Sunday, May 25, on the Main Stage in Beaver Creek Village.
The event also features a Kids’ Zone, culinary demonstrations, an amateur barbecue competition and more. For more information on tickets, registration for competitions and the beer festival, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/bbb.
Music lineup announced for Kremmling Days
The Kremmling Chamber of Commerce recently announced the live music line up for its annual Kremmling Days celebration.
Denver rock band The Seventh Time takes the festival stage Friday, June 13, at 8 p.m., followed by one of the region’s hottest country acts County Red Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m. Local bands, including a bluegrass duo and The Blue River Band, will also perform throughout the weekend. All of the performances take place in Town Square and are free admission.
“We asked the community to submit suggestions for this year’s theme, and many of them were geared toward adding a rock component to the live music,” said Christine Mahorney, Kremmling Chamber executive director.
Kremmling Days also features the Mustang Mile, a one-mile timed race on Park Avenue (Highway 40), parade, Kid Zone events, the Redneck Mudshuffle mud bog, beer gardens both Friday and Saturday and much more.
More information about the live music, entertainment and weekend lodging deals is available at Facebook/Kremmling Days.
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