Beers of Prey

Beers of Prey - $35 |  Tickets

An all-new event takes wing with the ‘Beers of Prey’ craft beer tasting at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Friday, Dec. 2. The event will bring ten craft breweries to the VPAC for a sampling of seasonal brews, showcasing forty different beers to taste, ten different beer & food pairings to experience, and a commemorative tasting glass!

In addition, Beers of Prey attendees have the opportunity to experience three exclusive tasting sessions in the Vilar Performing Art Center's May Gallery. These sessions are a rare opportunity to learn about and sample limited release beers not available during the main tasting event. Space is extremely limited for these sessions, and at $10 will fill quickly! See schedule below for more information.

Beers of Prey + Bonfire dub - $40 |  TicketsThumb

Bundle your winter seasonal tasting event ticket with the Vilar Performing Art Center's Friday night concert - Bonfire dub & Friends!

Exclusive sessions with Beers of Prey Brewers, showcasing Limited Release Beers!

Add a Special Tasting Session to your Beers of Prey experience at 3:30pm, 4:30pm or 5:30pm for only $10! Call (970) 845-8497 to upgrade your purchase. Space is limited.

Beers of Prey + All 3 Tastings - $60 |  Tickets

3:30pm Limited Tasting

Featured Breweries:

Bonfire Brewing Co., Eagle, Colorado
Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, Colorado
Ska Brewing Co., Durango, Colorado

Featured Beers:

Bonfire Kilt Dropper Scotch Ale, 8% abv

Tasting Notes: Kilt Dropper is a traditional Strong Scotch Ale
with a touch of black barley.

Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti, 12% abv

Tasting Notes: Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout aged for 1 year
in whiskey barrels.

Ska Dementia, 6.2% abv

Tasting Notes: Ska Euphoria Pale Ale aged in Peach Street Bourbon Barrels
from Palisade, Colorado


4:30pm Limited Tasting

Featured Breweries:

Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, Colorado
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., Edwards, Colorado
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, California
Odell Brewing Co., Ft. Collins, Colorado

Featured Beers:

Avery Tweak, 17.1% abv

Tasting Notes: Avery Mephistopheles with coffee added & bourbon
barrel aged for four months.

Crazy Mountain Local’s Stash Sweet Potato Ale

Tasting Notes: Inspired by a classic holiday side dish, this ale has additions
of brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla that play niciely with sweet
potatoes used in the brewing process.

Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout, 12.9% abv

Tasting Notes: Lagunitas' rich and malty Imperial Stout with Petaluma
Coffee Co's DogFathers Roar Coffee, vintage-ized in High West
Distillery Oak Barrels.

Odell Zard Alu, 6.8% abv

Tasting Notes: Odell's new Apricot Sour, a complex wild ale that is
playfully light, sour and refreshing.


5:30pm Limited Tasting

Featured Breweries:

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colorado
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, California
Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

Featured Beers:

Left Hand 2013 Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter, 8.8% abv

Tasting Notes: Left Hand smokes the barley for this earthy, malty porter
with flavors of molasses. The 2013 vintage will show you how smoke ages, too.

Firestone Walker Wookey Jack, 8.3% abv

Tasting Notes: Firestone Walker's Black Rye IPA is “gnarly on the outside,
yet refined on the inside.” Last chance, as it is retiring at the end of this year!

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut, 6.25% abv

Tasting Notes: Oskar Blues’ annual limited release Irish Porter,
and yes, with coconut.

2016 BREWERIES

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 GreatDivideThumb    LeftHandThumb    OdellThumb    OskarBluesThumb    SKAThumb