Colorado Mountain’s spring food and beer festivals sure to please your palate |

Colorado Mountain’s spring food and beer festivals sure to please your palate

by Jessica Smith
Copper Uncorked.
Tripp Fay / Copper Mountain Resort |

The allure of Summit County, CO in spring is undoubtedly its majestic peaks and snow-filled valleys. But shredding powder all day definitely works up an appetite. We’ve all made “meals” of pocket granola and candy bars, but there’s no reason to restrict yourself to rushed, on-the-go fare. Summit is full of culinary opportunities for all tastes. Below are a few of our favorite food-based events that we think you should check out.

Copper Uncorked

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Each year, Copper Mountain Resort pits its best chefs against each other in an all-out competition to create the best wings-and-wine pairing. Yes, you read that right. While wings and beer are generally the norm at most restaurants, Copper is classing up this side dish and asking you, the people, to be the judge. Deliciousness guaranteed.

Moonlight Dinner at Copper Mountain

Saturday, March 19

If you still can’t get enough of the mountain, even at dinnertime, then consider partaking in a moonlit dinner at Copper Mountain Resort. Ride the chair up to Solitude Station, enjoy a buffet dinner and live music, then take to your skis or board to head back to Center Village. This could be a good option for some vacation romance.

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival

Saturday, April 9

This festival just keeps growing. Each spring, more than 30 craft breweries from Summit and all over Colorado take over several blocks of Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge. It’s the perfect chance to taste some new brews, as well as remind yourself why you love various flagship beers. Costumes abound and live music keeps things groovy.

Arapahoe Basin Festival of the Brewpubs

Sunday, May 29

If you missed the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, or want to revisit the good times, then you get another chance with the A-Basin Festival of the Brewpubs in May. Beer, live music and food, plus the chance to take some turns at the county’s latest-closing ski resort — you can’t go wrong.

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