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Brewery Registration

Brewery Applications Open March 1st, 2015

All application are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. Your registration does not guarantee a spot at the festival. All applicants will be notifed of our selections by June 12, 2015. Thank you!

Grand Tasting Overview

The Grand Tasting with 56 microbreweries takes place at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from NOON – 3PM on the festival grounds. The Grand Tasting is the perfect opportunity for breweries to sample and show off their best microbrews to over 9,000 festival attendees.


In order to participate in the Grand Tasting, you are required to bring the following:

  • (3) Three 1⁄2 barrels of beer from your brewery
  • Your own tapping equipment
  • You are welcome to display banners during the Grand Tasting
  • Marketing: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival poster display in your brewery, social media mentions, website logo presence and newsletter inclusion (if applicable)

What we provide to participating breweries

  • FREE PARTICIPATION: Participation in the Grand Tasting is free and there are no registration fees.
  • FESTIVAL TICKETS: The festival provides you with TWO 3-Day passes to the festival. Additional tickets may be purchased online at www.tellurideblues.com or by calling toll-free (866) 515-6166.
  • FREE CAMPING: If you would rather camp in the festival campground (located next to the festival grounds), the festival can provide you with TWO 4-Day Camping passes free of charge. Camping passes are valid Thursday thru Sunday of the festival and are per person, not per campsite. Please note that this is tent camping only, we do not provide a space for your car in the campground. We will direct you to our free off site parking provided for campers.
  • BEST OF FEST AWARD: The coveted Best of Fest Award is given to one brewery following the Grand Tasting. Festival attendees vote on which brewery they enjoyed the most and whoever gets the most votes goes home with the trophy.
  • LODGING: Brewer lodging will be at the Peaks Resort & Spa located in Mountain Village. An easy gondola ride to the Festival makes The Peaks the place to be this Blues and Brews Festival! Lodging will be provided for all brewers who sign up by, June 16, 2014 and request lodging. Please be aware in some cases you may be paired with another brewery.

Additional Opportunities

VIP Grand Tasting
- concurrent with Grand Tasting – NOON - 3PM Saturday

In addition to the Grand Tasting, we provide our VIP pass-holders with a VIP Grand Tasting that takes place in the VIP area. We select 20 breweries (at random) to be featured in both the VIP area and the Grand Tasting. If you are selected and choose to participate you will need to provide an additional 1⁄2 barrel for the VIP tasting (four 1⁄2 barrels total). If you are selected and choose to participate in the VIP Grand Tasting, we would like you to have one knowledgeable representative from the brewery at your main Grand Tasting table and one at the VIP Grand Tasting table. We can either provide a volunteer to assist one of your representatives at the Grand Tasting table or we can offer you an additional 3-Day pass if you choose to bring a third representative to the festival. (If you choose the latter option and we are providing you with the discounted lodging, please note that the room will be tight as most units have a queen bed and sleeper sofa.) VIP Grand Tasting Brewers will be notified by June 12, 2015.

"House of Brews" Sponsorship

We offer five breweries the opportunity to sponsor our “House of Brews”, a second beer booth located on the festival grounds. As one of these sponsors, your beer will be poured all three days (minimum of 4 hours per day) in the “House of Brews”. This is a great way to increase your exposure to over 27,000 people who attend the three-day festival. The cost of this sponsorship is $1,500.00. Telluride Blues Society will purchase all kegs used, 15 max per brewery, at wholesale prices. Telluride Blues Society reserves the right to return any unused kegs to distributor or brewery for full refund. Please indicate your interest in this sponsorship on the registration form and we will get in contact with you. (Please note we will be offering this sponsorship to last year’s sponsors first.) House of Brews sponsors will be notified by June 12, 2015.