Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breckenridge's 1st Spirits Festival! Discover your love for a great drink!

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Breckenridge Spirits Festival
Breckenridge has always known how to throw a good party, however, this festival is going to put it over the top with the 1st Breckenridge Spirits and Crafts Festival.

The festival begins this Friday, October 8, with $18.59 restaurant deals celebrating the year Breckenridge was founded — 1859. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, drinks and something a little different. Then, get ready to pay homage to the time of Prohibition (how did they cope?) with a fabulous weekend of activities on October 15 & 16th, with the Prohibition tour, poker ride and, of course, the distillery grand tasting!

Book your stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge and receive up to 33% off Breckenridge Spirit Fest Lodging. You can stay downtown where all the action is, and you can even have discounted bike rentals so your poker ride is complete — no drinking and driving!

Schedule of Events:

October 8-16:
  • Culinary Exploration for $18.59 weekends
Friday, October 15:
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Breckenridge Prohibition Tour
    The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will escort you around town while reliving Breckenridge's History through the Prohibition — how did they cope? Tours start at the Gold Pan.
  • 4:00 p.m.: Craft Distillers Poker Ride — Pub Crawl with a mission!
    This isn't your average bike beer cruise — Pick up your free passbook at the Gold Pan Saloon, and then sip your way through the town's bars and restaurants. At each stop, collect a single playing card — collect the best five-card poker hand for a chance to win Colorado-crafted artisan spirits and prizes. Players will be able to view the Distiller's Spirits at each participating bar/restaurant and will be able to gather their playing card any time from 4:00 p.m. until that bar closes. The Best Hand Throw Down will be held the next day (Saturday 16, 2:00 p.m.) at the Breckenridge Distillery. Pick up your guide at the Gold Pan after 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16:
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Breckenridge Distillery Open House
    This is a great chance to see the inner workings of Colorado's highest distillery — view all the shiny equipment and their newly remodeled space, and meet the distillers!
    Location: 1925 Airport Rd. out near Barton Gulch.
  • 2:00 p.m.: Best Poker Hand Throw Down at the Breck Distillery
    Did you get the best cards the night before on the town Poker Ride? The top three hands will be awarded prizes!
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Grand Tasting — Still on the Hill
    It is just like a wine fest only with crafts and spirits! Taste some of Colorado's most delicious spirits at this informal walk-around tasting. Meet the distillers, view and taste their product, and mingle with fellow aficionados while getting an inside glimpse on food and drinks' new trends!
    Cost: $10/person and proceeds go towards the Breckenridge Chapter Scholarship Fund.
    Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge.
Don't forget to celebrate the perfect drink in true style and stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge at our amazing properties, with great locations to keep you fully engaged in the Spirit Fest weekend! Book now and save money so you can spend more on the perfect drink!

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