Thursday, September 9, 2010

San Juan Brewfest set for Saturday

Durango's own beer festival, the San Juan Brewfest, is set for Sat., Sept. 11.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort’s 12th annual San Juan Brewfest will be held at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Durango on Main Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets.

The event boasts 25 breweries this year, up from about 20 last year, said Tim Walsworth, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Colorado. A full list and event information is at This event benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado.

General admission tickets are $20. They include entry to the event from 1 to 6 p.m. and souvenir tasting mug (5 oz mugs that we have used in past years). New this year is a VIP ticket. It sells for $40 and includes:

- Invitation to brewer’s only party at Ska Friday night (Sept. 10) from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
- Entry to Brewfest on Saturday one hour early at noon
- Reserved area at Brewfest with shade, tables, chairs, and food

Tickets will be available at the gate (cash, local check, credit card hopefully) or online now at ID will be required at entrance.

Baby Toro and the Lawn Chair Kings will provide live entertainment. Food will be available from three different vendors. And the event will have an oxygen bar too.

All proceeds benefit United Way and stay local in La Plata County, Walsworth said.

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