Big brews for big appetites
The official word in the beer world is the Vail festival is in a class of its own, and only the famed San Francisco festival even begins to compete. In addition to the open tasting, there will be two seminars as well. The first will give an overall understanding of Belgian beers – and there’s much to understand. The second will be a beer-and-cheese pairing class. (Forget the vino and go for the bubbley with roquefort, goat cheese and more.)
Tickets are $20, which includes a tasting glass and open access. It’s meant to be educational, so only one-ounce pours for the first two hours – which is good, as big beers by definition pack an alcoholic punch. For more information call High Point Brewing at 524-1092. The festival makes a donation to the Vail Charitable Fund.|Special to the Daily|
Among Vail’s volunteers, we tracked down Bob “Buckwheat” Buckley, Tony White and Brooke Franke Gagnon. They all said it was tough, that they loved it and suggested that if you try it you’ll love it too.