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Memorial Day weekend BBQ at Beaver Creek – May 27 and 28

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – March 15, 2006 – Summer eats and musical treatscan be found in Beaver Creek this Memorial Day weekend at the resort’sannual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival, taking place May 27 & 28, 2006. Thisfitting start to summer – and mountain barbeque season – features avariety of Blues headliners and top BBQ chefs from the Vail Valley, Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Mo. In conjunction, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s ever-popular Colorado Micro Brewery Beer Tasting and Seminar features the largest exclusively-Colorado microbrew festival in the state.This year’s two-day festival features BBQ chefs from the Vail Valley and Austin, Texas, as well as the winning Kansas City, Mo. chef from last summer’s event. The BBQ-ers will battle for top honors in the “People’s Choice” Barbeque Cook-off, vying for a piece of the prize purse totaling $1,750. BBQ sampling takes place throughout the weekend and voting is scheduled for Sunday, May 28.The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s annual Colorado Micro Brewery Beer Tasting and Seminar features over 100 ales, lagers and stouts for sampling, a Brewer’s Expo featuring over 35 unique Colorado-based micro breweries and brew masters, two optional seminars and live entertainment. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27 from 1-5 p.m. and proceeds benefit Beaver Creek’s renowned Vilar Center for theArts. Ticket are $35 per person in advance or $40 per person at the door. Call (970) 949-1234 for ticket information.The Association of Brewers notes that Colorado is becoming a brewers’ capitol, producing more beer per capita than any state in the country. The active beer culture in Colorado is attributed to its #3 ranking for the number of breweries per capita. This summer festival also includes beverage and BBQ booths throughout the village offering a sampling of the weekend’s best, as well as kids’ activities and cooking demonstrations from Bon Appetit.EVENT SCHEDULE:Saturday, May 279:30 – 4:30 p.m.Scenic chairlifts rides are available Saturday, Sunday and Monday – kids under 12 ride for free when accompanied by an adult1 p.m. – 5 p.m.Colorado Micro Brewery Beer Tasting and Seminar – Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek hosts the largest exclusively-Colorado micro brewery beer tasting in the state. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door. Call (970) 949-1234.Noon Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver Creek PlazaNoon – 4 p.m.Free children’s activities on Beaver Creek PlazaNoon – 6 p.m.Chefs from the Vail Valley, Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Mo. offer barbecue treats for purchase on Beaver Creek Plaza Noon – 6 p.m.Live blues music rocks Beaver Creek Plaza. 1:30 p.m.Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver Creek Plaza3:00 p.m.Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver Creek PlazaSunday, May 289:30 – 4:30 p.m.Scenic chairlifts rides are available Saturday,Sunday and Monday – kids under 12 ride for free when accompanied by anadultNoon Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver CreekPlazaNoon – 4 p.m.Free children’s activities on Beaver Creek Plaza. Noon – 6 p.m.Chefs from the Vail Valley, Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Mo. vie for top honors in the People’s Choice barbeque competition. Sample mouth-watering barbecue treats available for purchase on Beaver Creek Plaza, and cast a vote. Voting ends at 3 p.m.Noon – 6 p.m.Live blues music rocks Beaver Creek Plaza. 1:30 p.m.Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver Creek Plaza3:00 p.m.Free Bon Appetit Magazine culinary demonstration on Beaver Creek Plaza4 p.m.Peoples Choice barbecue contest awards ceremony on Beaver Creek Plaza. The chef with the most votes receives a check for $1,000. Second place receives $500. Third place receives $250. Vail Colorado


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