Ed Fest set for Aug. 16 in Edwards | VailDaily.com

Ed Fest set for Aug. 16 in Edwards

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Participating brewers include:

Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Oskar Blues Brewery

Great Divide Brewing Co.

Crazy Mountain Brewery

Odell Brewing Company

Bristol Brewing Company

Colorado Cider Company

Palisade Brewing Company

Green Flash Brewing Company

Two Rascals Brewing Company

Asher Brewing

Fort Collins Brewery

Rockyard Brewing Company

Pug Ryans Brewery

Eddyline Brewing

Tivoli Brewing Co.

Boulder Beer

AC Golden Brewing Company

Alaskan Brewing Company

San Luis Valley Brewing

Epic Brewing Company

Breckenridge Brewery

Twisted Pine Brewery

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Bonfire Brewing

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Left Hand Brewing

Telluride Brewing Company

Boulevard Brewing Company

Moab Brewery

Arvada Beer Company

Storm Peak Brewing Company

Upslope Brewing Company

EDWARDS — The fourth annual Ed Fest, brought to Edwards by the team at Crazy Mountain Brewery, celebrates international craft beer culture with over 40 craft breweries pouring microbrews from around the world.

Ed Fest promises summer fun for the whole community with gourmet bites from local restaurants and food trucks, wares from Colorado purveyors and live music by the North Mississippi Allstars. Ed Fest benefits the Eagle Valley Land Trust, a local nonprofit dedicated to conserving and protecting Eagle Valley’s natural spaces.

“Great live music and craft beer in the sunshine makes for a quintessential Colorado summertime experience,” said Claire Plunkett, director of events for Crazy Mountain Brewery. “Bringing an internationally touring band like North Mississippi Allstars to Ed Fest is a huge step for us this year and we are very thrilled to have them headline our festival.”

Events will be held at the Freedom Park soccer fields at WECMRD at 0450 Miller Ranch Road in Edwards.

On Aug. 15, there will be a VIP farm-to-table food and specialty rare beer event featuring beers from selected participating Ed Fest breweries from 6 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 16, Ed Fest runs from 3 to 6 p.m. for the beer tasting and 6 to 10 p.m. for the concert.

General admission presale tickets are $39, VIP presale tickets are $79 and general admission tickets bought at the door are $49. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.EdFestBeer.com.

General admission includes a souvenir tasting cup, access to the unlimited beer sampling from 3 to 6 p.m. and entry to all live music acts.

VIP tickets include Ed Fest admission and a souvenir tasting cup, access to a VIP tent with private bar, private restroom, complimentary light buffet, side stage viewing area, misting system, seating and shade and admission to the VIP farm-to-table food and specialty rare beer event featuring beers from selected participating Ed Fest breweries on Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

A full schedule of events and other details are available at http://www.EdFest Beer.com.