Beaver Creek partners with Crazy Mountain Brewery for Oktoberfest
BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek’s 14th annual traditional Oktoberfest celebration returns Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. This year’s event will be a celebration of three exclusively crafted German-style brews from the event’s new official beer sponsor, Crazy Mountain Brewery. All weekend long, an assortment of Bavarian foods will be offered as well as free live entertainment from Beaver Creek’s sister city, Lech-Zurs, Austria, traditional Trachenkappelle band, local German icon Helmut Fricker and guest headliner Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band.
“It’s exciting to partner with Crazy Mountain Brewing for Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest this year to showcase three unique craft beers created locally just for our event,” said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort. “As a Colorado favorite and the Vail Valley’s first production brewery that caters to the craft trend, Crazy Mountain Brewing’s participation creates an even greater draw for Oktoberfest attendees who also love the traditional oom-pah-pah dancing, live music and Bavarian fare to celebrate Labor Day weekend Beaver Creek-style.”
Three exclusive German beers
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to brew three new German style beers, a true Oktoberfest lager, a Dunkelweizen and a Kolsch, which will be served exclusively at Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest,” said Kevin Selvy, brewmaster and CEO of Crazy Mountain Brewing. “We are constantly experimenting with our brews and for beer lovers, we’re looking forward to sharing this limited release lineup only in Beaver Creek.”
Also making their Beaver Creek Oktoberfest debut is special guest entertainment Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad’s power-packed live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s king. The show starts 4:30 p.m. each evening following the live performances by Helmut Fricker and “Trachtenkappelle” which start at 11 a.m. on the village stage.
Bavarian Costume Contest
On Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. guests are invited to watch or participate in a Beaver Creek Oktoberfest tradition, the Bavarian Costume Contest, featuring ladies in dirndls and gents in lederhosen competing for the chance to win fun prizes and bragging rights. In addition to the annual Children’s Alpenhorn Contest on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m., the Kids’ Fun Zone will be set up all weekend long from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn at Centennial Park.
The Oktoberfest Shuffle is the perfect way for the entire family to kick things off on Sept. 1. The lighthearted family-friendly 5K and 10K offer guests of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy a morning walk, hike or run while exploring the scenic trails of Beaver Creek. Pre-register for the event for $35 or enter the day of the race for $40. Children 12 and younger participate for free. All proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. There will be a post-party celebration following the event, where all paid participants will receive a free beer and bratwurst. The first 125 registered runners will also receive a commemorative quick-dry ball cap.
For more information on Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest, please visit http://www.beavercreekoktoberfest.com.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is an Edwards-based company that provides high quality handcrafted brews to beer enthusiasts across the nation. Since 2010, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company has consistently brewed craft beer with the finest ingredients to yield the best tasting ales. Crazy Mountain products are available in cans, bottles and on draft in 14 states across the country and in Sweden. For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, call 970-926-3009 or visit http://www.CrazyMountainBrewery.com.