San Juan Brewfest

San Juan Brewfest

Let's go to San Juan Brewfest!


The San Juan Brewfest is a 21 and over event.

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The San Juan Brewfest is a two-day event: Friday August 25 (5 to 8 pm) and Saturday August 26 (1 to 5 pm). The location for both days is Buckley Park at 12th Street and Main Ave. in Historic Downtown Durango.

Friday only offers a General Admission ticket. Only 700 will be sold, which is half as many as the next day. Tickets are discounted to $45 for the first day of the Brewfest. No waiting in long lines for day one. See below for what General Admission ticket owners receive.

Saturday offers a General Admission ticket and a VIP ticket. Details on what you get with each ticket type are below. General Admission tickets for Saturday cost $50 and a VIP ticket costs $85.

Designated Driver tickets are available for both days.

A very limited number of Super VIP tickets are also available that provide entry for both days. Cost is $120.

VIP ticket holders receive early entry at noon on Saturday, unlimited tastings from 35 breweries, a souvenir tasting glass, a meal from Grassburger, live music, a special beer brewed specifically for the Brewfest (details below), Rocky Pop Caramel Popcorn from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, a hands free tasting glass holder, and tons of fun, all to benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. VIP tickets cost $85.

Info on the VIP beer – The San Juan Brewfest has partnered with Star Liquors in Durango and Crooked Stave to create a very special beer only for Brewfest VIPs. It is called Stormbreaker Stout and is an imperial stout aged in Elijah Craig single barrel, barrel proof barrels, bottled in a 375 ml (12.7 oz) bottle with a special label. Coming in at 13% ABV, this is a beer you can keep and age yourself, or drink it right away. It only gets better with time. This beer is brewed specifically for the San Juan Brewfest VIP’s and can only be found at Star Liquors in Durango. NOTE – You will be given a certificate at the Brewfest when you check in that you can redeem at Star Liquors to pick up your beer. It will not be available at the Brewfest due to the need to keep it temperature controlled and to prevent breakage. Details for picking up will be on the certificate.

General Admission ticket holders for Friday 5 to 8 pm or Saturday 1 to 5 pm receive unlimited tastings from 35 breweries, a souvenir tasting glass, live music and tons of fun, all to benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. Food will be available for purchase. General Admission tickets cost $45 for Friday and $50 for Saturday. Friday times are 5 to 8 pm and Saturday 1 to 5 pm.

A Designated Driver (DD) ticket is also available for each day. VIP DD tickets cost $45 and General Admission DD tickets cost $25. DD’s will have a special area set up just for them with free mocktails from Sunnyside Farms Market, Ska Brewing, El Moro Spirits and Tavern and Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, plus shaded seating. VIP DD’s also receive every other benefit offered to VIP ticket holders, including the meal. To be clear, a Designated Driver ticket is for someone who is kind enough to drive others home safely. Designated Drivers will not be served by the breweries and cideries participating. Anyone caught drinking with a Designated Driver wristband will be immediately removed from the event.

A Super VIP ticket is available but in very limited quantities. Super VIPs get to attend the event on Friday, and also are VIPs on Saturday. Super VIP’s get everything noted above for the Friday General Admission ticket, and everything noted above for the Saturday VIP ticket.

No one under 21 is admitted to the event, and this includes infants. Also, no dogs or pets of any kind are allowed. Get a sitter and leave the dog at home please!

The Brewfest is a rain or shine event. All ticket sales are final and we cannot issue refunds. Tickets are transferable to another person by simply forwarding them your confirmation email or text.

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