Copper's Newest Festival Combines Beer, Grilled Cheese and Movies for Ultimate Summer Weekend
Posted: Jun 14th, 2017
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – June 12, 2017 — Get ready to be attacked with great beer, cheesy comfort food and top-notch films as Copper Mountain hosts the inaugural Attack of the Big Beers Festival, June 24-25.
The two-day festival brings together the best of craft beer, a delectable menu of artisan grilled cheese sandwiches and a series of films produced by Rocky Mountain filmmakers.
“Our goal was to create an event that offers a weekend full of activities for the entire family,” said event coordinator, Stephanie Carson. “Attack of the Big Beers offers an array of gourmet sandwiches intentionally paired with higher gravity beers.”
10 Barrel Brewing is one of the sponsors of the event. Spokesman Kevin Lind says a beer festival in the heart of ski country is an obvious fit for their award-winning beer.
“We have a motto at 10 Barrel Brewing: Brew beer, drink beer, and have fun doing it,” said Lind. “This festival checks all of our boxes for what makes a good time – great food, local art, entertainment and, of course, the best craft beer from the region.”
The sampling event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. In the evening, attendees can enjoy movies from Rocky Mountain filmmakers courtesy of Big Loud Films and the Denver Film Collective.
“The Denver film scene is home to amazing up-and-coming talent,” said Olivia Carmel, film festival director. “After a day of enjoying great food and drinks, sitting down to a movie is the perfect thing to do.”
Tasting tickets for Attack of the Big Beers Festival are $1 each, with most samples ranging in cost from two to four tickets. Souvenir tasting glasses are free with advanced ticket purchase or $5 on the day of the event. The film festival is free.
Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back, inclusive feeling for all. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and all those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts a jam-packed event calendar year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – a lifestyle and action sports progression and training facility. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio.