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Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Preview, and a Chance to Taste for Free

Submitted by on July 28, 2011 – 10:00 am15 Comments

craft beer in colorado ski country, photo by Gerard Walen

Congratulations to Erin Cook, winner of the two-day tasting pass. Stay tuned, another giveaway coming up soon.

Bluegrass music is mountain music, and in August, those mountains will be the Rockies.

Then 15th annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival takes place August 6-7 at the ski resort high in Summit County, Colorado. The Appalachian-style music will provide the soundtrack for two days of sampling some great craft beer while surrounded by majestic views of snow-capped peaks.

Named one of the Road Trips for Beer Top 10 Summer Beer Festivals 2011, the fest promises brews from more than 30 breweries from Colorado and beyond, not to mention plenty of great food and music. The Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival also lays claim to being one of the few in the country advertised as “family friendly,” with inflatables, magic shows, face painting and other such activities at its KidZone. And if you do not want to sample the beer, admission to the festival is free! (But continue reading to find out how you can win a beer sampling pass to both days).

Image courtesy of Keystone ResortThe resort offers a plethora of summertime activities for road trippers who want to make it a long weekend: mountain biking, river rafting, hiking excursion and more.

Lodging discounts are available right on the resort property, too. You can stay one night and get a one-day beer glass pass for only $87 per person, or stay two nights and sample beer both days for $173 per person. Click on this link for details.

Prices for a sampling glass for unlimited tastings are $40 for one day of the fest, and $75 for two days. Those prices are for either online purchases or at the gate, but the organizers of the festival have given Road Trips for Beer a two-day tasting pass to give away to a lucky reader.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below that names the bluegrass band you’re most looking forward to hearing at the festival (listed here)  or, if you aren’t a bluegrass fan, tell us your favorite craft beer from Colorado.

But wait! There’s more!

For additional entries:

  • Follow @roadtrips4beer on Twitter, and leave a comment below that says you did so. If you’re already a follower, leave a comment saying so. (one additional entry).
  • “Like” the Road Trips for Beer Facebook page, and leave a comment below that says you did so. If you’re already a liker, leave a comment saying so. (one additional entry).

IMPORTANT: There are TWO ways to comment on this post: You can use the Facebook comment feature or the “Leave a comment!” box at the very bottom. If you use the Facebook feature, you MUST include your email address so I can contact you right away. Failure to do so will invalidate the entry.

If you are not comfortable posting your email address publicly, please use the “Leave a comment!” feature and enter it there so your email will not be published.

And remember, this is for a single tw0-day sampling pass, NOT a pair. Of course, you must be 21 to win and you may be asked to prove it.

A winner will be chosen randomly on using the Random.org service Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at noon. The organizers will then contact you via email to let you know how to receive your ticket.

Good luck!

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