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Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Has Nearly Arrived

Submitted by on August 6, 2011 – 12:41 pmNo Comment

Road Trips for Beer Photo by Gerard WalenThe 15th annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival at the Summit County, Colorado, ski resort is just a couple of hours away from kicking off, and I took a little walk around the River Run Village locale this morning to shoot a few photos of the setup.

If you’re planning on attending the event, one of our Top 10 Summer Beer Festivals 2011, here’s a few tips:

1. The weather is gorgeous, which means sunny skies and a need for liberal amounts of sunscreen. A wide-brim hat would be wise as well.

2. Bring a water bottle and drink a lot of it during the day ward off dehydration, as well as reduced any after-effects of the beer consumption the next morning.

3. Wear comfortable shoes. The booths will be fairly close together and there’s seating available, but you’ll still be on your feet a lot. You can bring your own portable chairs.

4. But leave Fido at home. Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds.

5. Designated drivers, and others who don’t want to sample the many available craft beers, will be admitted free. Take advantage of it if you’re not staying at Keystone.

If you miss today’s festivities, don’t worry. You can do it tomorrow as well.

Keep an eye out for Road Trips for Beer editor Gerard Walen and say hi. I’ll be wearing one of our new fancy-schmancy shirts, likely the only black shirt there with an embroidered QR code on the back. Follow our Twitter account and search for the hashtag #KeyBBF.

Here are some photos from this morning.

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