Take part in a Breckenridge Annual event that is quickly becoming one of it’s most popular!
The Still on The Hill Craft Spirits Festival allows visitors to take part in an informal walk-around and tasting of some of Colorado’s most well known, and even lesser known, spirits presented by the talented distillers themselves! The first of its kind in the state, this may be your only opportunity to explore some of the tastiest liquor to grace the Centennial State and converse with the people who made it.
|Behind Swinging Doors | Historic Saloon Tour
This walking tour highlights the historic brewing, distilling and saloon features of Breckenridge’s mining heritage. Hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, departs the Breckenridge Welcome Center in the Blue River Plaza at 5 pm.
*$15/person. Must be 21 or older.
|Essence of Spirits Workshop
Join Master Intoxicologist Mic Beseda at the Old Masonic Hall at 4pm. Enjoy a complete walk through of the distilling process, how distilling has evolved, how to add and change flavors and all about what makes a quality spirit.
|Highball Glass Hooch
Create your own personalized shot glasses! Stop by the Ceramic Studio in the Breckenridge Arts District from 5-8pm and watch local artists throw shot glasses off of a large hump of clay. During the demonstration you are invited to personalize your own pre-made ceramic shot glass using our colorful glazes. Your creation will be fired that night and ready for pick up on Saturday, during open studio hours.
*$5, includes all materials, first to come, first to get creative!
|Sixth Annual Poker Run & Bar Mix Off
Featuring the saloons, restaurants and taverns of Breckenridge, contestants will depart on self-guided tours of the various establishments. Contestants will draw playing cards at their stops and then present their best 5-card hand the following day at the Poker Showdown to be held at the Still on the Hill Grand Tasting on Saturday at the Riverwalk Center, 4–7 pm. Bar Mix-off– Sampling of Breck bartenders’ creativity, featuring a cocktail throwdown among local mixoligists, utilizing craft spirits as their base. No need to sign up for either of these elements.
Participating restaurants/bars: Apres Handcrafted Libations, Breckenridge Brewery, Briar Rose Chophouse, Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub, Downstairs at Eric’s, Empire Burger, Fatty’s Pizzeria, Gold Pan Saloon, Hearthstone Restaurant, Jake’s Dive Bar, Kenosha Steakhouse, La Francaise, Mi Casa, Modis, Motherloaded Tavern, Ollie’s Pub & Grub and Napper Tandy’s. 5 pm – close.
|Spirited Cooking @ Colorado Mountain College
Join chefs Ian Buchanan and Doug Schwartz for a hands-on cooking class featuring spirits. How to make a beverage edible? Enjoy the lesson and three-course lunch. Hosted in the teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College on Airport Road. Afterwards, head on over to the Distillery Open House – the shuttle can take you or it’s just a short walk!
*12-2 pm. $50 per person.
|Breckenridge Distillery Open House
1-3 pm at their expanded Airport Road Distillery. Take the Yellow route of the Breckenridge Free Ride bus system or take Summit Express from the Riverwalk Center. Leave your car behind – don’t drink and drive! Cars can stay in the Riverwalk Center parking lot over night.
| Still On The Hill Grand Tasting
The premier craft spirits tasting in Colorado- it is just a blast! 36 of the finest distillers share their talents. Fun times, artisan snacks and the finest spirits! Acoustic music by the Honey Gitters. People’s choice voting for distillers. Riverwalk Center, 4-7 pm. Must be 21 years old to enter. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 day of (if not sold out). Proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund.
|Gold Pan Saloon After Party
Let the party continue! Featuring awesome, galactic bluegrass by the Honey Gitters.
*9pm-2am, no cover. Gold Pan Saloon, 103 N. Main St.
|Hangover BrunchVarious restaurants around town will be featuring craft-spirit cocktails and brunch menus with many football viewing options. Relax and soak up the vibe around town.
Participating Bars/Restaurants: Apres Handcrafted Libations, Burke & Riley’s, The Canteen, Downstairs at Eric’s, Fatty’s, Gold Pan, Jake’s, Kenosha, La Francaise, Mi Casa, Modis, Ollie’s Pub, Park & Main and Salt Creek Steakhouse.
When you’re hungry, be sure to pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport and take advantage of promotions being offered by our restaurant community! The discount booklet offers specials at more than 20 Breckenridge restaurants and are available at the Welcome Center and Participating Restaurants. $10 each, valid for two people. Proceeds support Summit County Cares.
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