Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Tickets on Sale Sept. 6 in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE – The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival is gearing up for its 18th anniversary weekend Jan. 4-6 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m.

Held in high regard by brewers and passionate fans, the festival garnered a top 10 spot in the 2017 USA Today 10Best Beer Festivals reader's poll.

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.BigBeersFestival.com.

Veterans of the Big Beers Festival know they must be quick to score Calibration Dinner seats for the custom double beer pairing menu created around Avery and Dogfish Head beers, and to be entertained with stories shared by the brewers and owners themselves.

For Big Beers 2018, Adam Avery, founder of Avery Brewing in Boulder, will be sharing the stage with Bryan Selders, of Dogfish Head, former head brewer and now brewing ambassador for their new Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

The Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event on Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, and the Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner on Friday night also sell out in minutes — if not sooner.

Jeremy Tofte, of Melvin Brewing Co., and James Howat, of Black Project Brewing Co., will be rocking out the Small Plates Pairing this year, and the 2018 Big Beers Featured Brewmasters will be headlining the Traditional Brewmasters' Dinner.

Held in Vail for 16 years, the Big Beers Festival relocated to Breckenridge in 2017.