Vail Craft Beer Fest

Team Player Productions Announces 2022 Vail Craft Beer Classic Pour List

The countdown to the Sixth Annual Vail Craft Beer Classic on June 17-18 is on! Presented by Team Player Productions, Colorado’s highest altitude beer tasting will feature more than 100 of the best craft beer, seltzers and ciders in the state in a one-of-a-kind, scenic mountain setting in the heart of Vail Valley.

More than 30 beverage makers will be pouring their unique offerings, including specialty bottles from New Image Brewing and a Barrel Aged Imperial Red from Broken Compass Brewing Company at the Friday Night Extended Tasting, as well as Wibby Brewing’s award-winning Moondoor Dunkel and a plethora of offerings from Vail Brewing at the Grand Tasting. The pour list can be found here.

“Because of the pandemic we completely re-tooled the festival format the past two years by bringing back sessions so that beer drinkers can have a more relaxed and intimate experience without any lines or crowds,” says Vail Craft Beer Classic Event Director Kristen Slater. “This year we’re keeping the session format, including a new Friday night extended tasting, so that the Classic continues to be no fuss but with plenty of premium offerings.”

The Friday Night Extended Tasting on June 17 is the kickoff event of the Classic with an all-inclusive sampling of limited specialty beers that won’t be poured at the Saturday sessions and a longer tasting session, and music from Blues, Rock and Funk Band Jubilingo.

The Saturday tasting sessions on June 18 will feature more than 100 craft beer offerings, including cider, spirits and seltzers, and music from Brother’s Keeper with Bill McKay.

“From tried and true favorites to limited and new releases, we have something for everyone at the Vail Craft Beer Classic,” Says Slater.

The Vail Craft Beer Classic is proud to partner with the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Association (VVMTA). A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will support VVMTA’s mission of supporting a community of diverse participants that vigorously supports the maintenance and construction of sustainable mountain biking and hiking trails throughout Eagle County.

For more information about the Vail Craft Beer Classic, including the most current brewery lineup, lodging and volunteer opportunities, visit the website.