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Killington Brewfest set to serve over 125 craft beers at wildly popular festival, kicking off foliage season

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 29-30—KILLINGTON—Wet your whistle against a backdrop of 4,241 feet of Vermont’s finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, a plethora of fabulous food offerings and over 125 of the finest s in the region at Killington Brewfest, Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m. One of Killington’s most distinctive annual celebrations, the festival has expanded to include Snowshed and Ramshead base lodges, allowing more activities, more beer and more food.

By Tom Pool
By Tom Pool

To get the party started, organizers are hosting a brew-inspired golf tournament at Killington Golf Course, Friday night, Sept. 29. Come test those sporting skills and enjoy exclusive sample brews on-course during the round. Better yet, this nine-hole scramble tournament comes complete with brew-friendly raffle prizes and beer-paired post-round appetizers. It’s a 3 p.m. shotgun start. Ages 21-plus are welcome, brewers and guests. Call 802-422-6700 to sign up.

On Saturday, the Brewfest main event tasting session takes place 1-5 p.m. Since 1995, craft beer lovers have been flocking to the Green Mountains of Vermont to sample the finest brews in New England during the pinnacle of fall foliage. The event features over 40 breweries pouring more than 125 craft beer styles, plus a vendor village and live music. Want a little more? VIP tickets are available, gaining exclusive access to the tasting sessions at noon, an hour before doors open, plus a 2017 Brewfest hat.

Brewfest Participants must be at least 21 years of age and a valid ID with proof of age. There will be shuttles and taxi services available throughout the tasting session for  convenience. Please designate a driver and drink responsibly. D.D. tickets are only $10, so bring the sober guest for the fun, too. Tasting session tickets are $35 early bird; $40 advance; $45 at the door (if the event is not sold out!); and $55 VIP. Tickets include a commemorative drinking glass, eight beer sampling tickets, over 125 brews to sample and live music on three stages. Extra sampling tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

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Featured photo by Chandler Burgess
With over 125 brews on tap, the popular Killington Brewfest event serves up the best variety of craft beer around, selling out its tasting sessions every year.

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