The 7th Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest combines three fiery components into one smokin' weekend.
The International Chili Society holds its two chili competitions and tastings in Snowmass, while microbrewers face off in a prestigious summer ale competition with two brew sampling sessions for festival-goers, featuring 50 plus breweries. New this year, there will be a European and exotic beer tasting tent, making the weekend one of the premier music and beer festivals in the nation. Fanny Hill rocks with hot music all weekend. No Pets Allowed, please.
JUNE 4-5, 2010 So you enjoy beer, hops, and like to have fun? Is your secret homebrew up for a challenge? Official beer judges and attendees at the 7th Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest are ready to find out! You and other homebrewers will battle it out for the honored title of “Best Homebrew Winner.” New this year, homebrewers will compete alongside professional brewers in the festival grounds! European & exotic beer sampling will be introduced this year and homebrewers get the honor of sampling all areas of beer.
Wondering about Requirements? · The official judging for the homebrew competition will be done by a group of pre-selected local brew enthusiasts around the valley. Voting begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 5th. A People’s Choice Tasting will follow at 3:00 pm. · All brewers must supply a minimum of 5 gallons of beers, and of course, we’d love for you to bring more! The more flavors and types the better – it’s encouraged! · As mentioned, the People’s Choice Homebrew Tasting begins at 3:00 pm; please do not allow the public to taste your brew samples until that official time. · In order to sign-up as a local homebrewer, contact Chelsey 970-930-5956 your name, phone number, address, type and approximate amount of beer you will be bringing, and a credit card number. A credit card number is required as the collateral for the Chili Pepper & Brew Fest weekend Party Passes you’ll receive for the weekend. Each homebrewer will be given two passes ($140 value). · Please bring a sign with your name and the name of your brews for voters to identify your entry.
What are the Spicy Benefits of Being a Homebrewer? · You’ll receive two FREE PARTY PASSES ($140 value) for the entire weekend’s festivities. These passes provide access to the festival grounds where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy microbrew sampling, European, exotic & grand tasting, ICS chili competition chili tasting, and concerts such as Moe, Leftover Salmon and more. · The first place winner will be awarded a $100 cash prize and an original Snowmass trophy. Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners. · Recognition in the Valley as one of the greatest homebrewer stars, alongside professional brewers!
Logistics- Saturday, June 5, 2010 Brewer Check-in is at Snowmass Ticket Pavilion at 1:00 pm. Your name will be on a Will Call list in order to get into the festival grounds early. · All Brewers will be on the Snowmass Mall · Table, ice, & serving cups will be provided; please bring anything to make your table festive! · Ballots for Judging will be provided, given that you bring a sign with your name and your brew names. · Judging for Homebrews voting is at 2:30 pm; winners are announced at 5:00 pm.
See you in Snowmass for a hot time in a cool place!