Telluride, CO – If you are a fan of beer and music, it’s time to rejoice and prepare for the 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, which will be held September 17-19, 2010. For the first time in its 17 year history, Telluride Blues & Brews will be unveiling its own beer!
In conjunction with the Sierra Brewing Company, Steve Gumble, Festival Director, and Courtney McClary, Director of Marketing & Operations, will be heading to Chico, CA, on July 21, 2010, to attend the Sierra Nevada Brew Camp. This is a singular opportunity for Telluride Blues & Brews. Only one other festival has been invited by Sierra Nevada to attend the Beer Camp and brew a signature beer.
The Sierra Nevada Brew Camp will be an all-inclusive, hands-on, high-octane beer education bonanza for the Telluride Blues & Brews crew. Gumble and McClary will spend two-days as honorary brewmasters and will receive VIP tours, tastings and sensory training. In addition, they will meet with Sierra Nevada’s award-winning brewmasters to discuss beer styles and develop a recipe for a lighter style of Sierra Nevada, which will be available to festival goers all weekend.
For any beer lover, one of the highlights of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is The Grand Tasting, which will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, from Noon – 3:00 pm on festival grounds. Featuring more than 150 beers from over 50 of the finest microbreweries in the country, the Grand Tasting is quickly becoming a favorite tasting event for beer aficionados.
During the Grand Tasting, all of the microbreweries compete in the Best of Fest competition. Last year’s Best of Fest winner, Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille, beat the competition hands down with its Nutcracker Brew. The Nutcracker was brewed in Telluride and was a collaboration between Smuggler’s Brewpub and Sweetwater Brewing in Atlanta, GA.
Throughout the weekend, get your fill of cream of the barrel brews at the House of Brews Tent. The Telluride Blues & Brews Official Beer Sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, along with Great Divide Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, Ska Brewing Company and Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grill, will all be serving their finest brews for festival goers.
(Breweries and Performers as of 7/12/2010)
AC Golden Brewing Company
Aspen Brewing Company
Bierbitzch Brewing Co.
Bristol Brewing Company
Bull & Bush Brewing Company
Carver Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.
Del Norte Brewing
Dolores River Brewing
Durango Brewing Company
Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery
Estes Park Brewing
Flagstaff Brewing Company
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Full Sail Brewing
Gordon Biersch Restaurant
Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing Co.
High Desert Brewing Company
Kannah Creek Brewing Co.
Kelly’s Brew Pub
Oak Creek Brewing Co.
Odell Brewing Company
Rock Bottom South Denver
Rockyard Brewing Company
Roosters 25th Street Brewing Co.
San Luis Valley Brewing Company
Santa Fe Brewing Company
Second Street Brewery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Ska Brewing Company
Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille
Socorro Springs Brewing Company
Steamworks Brewing Company
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
The performers for the 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival include B.B. King, George Thorogood and the Destroyers with special guests Elvin Bishop and Eddie Shaw, Galactic with Cyril Neville and Corey Henry, Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, Allen Toussaint, T-Model Ford, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, JJ Grey & Mofro, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm, Matt Schofield, Alberta Cross, The Dana Fuchs Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Gospel Morning with The Otis Taylor Band featuring Chuck Campbell and the Sheryl Renee Choir, Grady Champion, Terrence Simian & the Zydeco Experience, Dead Confederate, The Sugar Thieves, The Bill Magee Blues Band, Little Al Thomas and The Deep Down Fools. And that’s not all! A very special Saturday headliner will be announced on August 16, 2010. Stay tuned!
Get your tickets now for the 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! A three-day pass is available for $160.00 and Juke Joint tickets are sold per night at $25. Festival camping is available for $40 per person. Friday and Sunday tickets can be purchased for $55.00 each and Saturday for $65.00. Bal de Maison are $20. After Hours Jam are $15.00. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.tellurideblues.com or by calling 866-515-6166.
Are you looking for more to enjoy during your festival experience? Telluride Blues & Brews has something for all ages. Additional festival highlights include, late night shows at the local Juke Joints and after hours jams, Free Acoustic Artist Series, Blues for Breakfast, The Rainbow Kids area and Kid’s parade and the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition.
One of the most scenic music festivals in the country, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride, CO, a world-famous resort town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The festival is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking mountains for a backdrop. By day, experience live blues, rock, gospel and soul performances, the best microbrews in Colorado, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities and more – all on festival grounds. By night, follow the festival as it flows into the town of Telluride, with late night juke joints and after-hours jams.
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