What do you get when you combine a bevy of booze, blues and babes? The Breckenridge Hootenanny that is. And their 25th anniversary party was nothing short of a rip roaring good time. With specialty beer, a pig roast and a Colorado torrential down pour--it goes down in the books as one of the best birthday parties we've ever been to.
One of the main things that surprised us (other than unexpectedly getting drenched by the rain) was the sheer amount of people that showed up to support Breckenridge Brewery. You know you've tipped the scale from small town brewery to craft beer mecca when you can sell 7,000 tickets to an event. The crowds may have been vast but they sure new how to handle the masses. Which was surprising given the newborn status of the brewing grounds.
There's nothing we love more than Breckenridge's craft beer. They're always pushing boundaries and dreaming up new and delicious beer. Couple that with a delicious pig roast and we were in heaven. But, with that being said, we would have liked more food options given the longevity of the day. The logistics of having shuttles bus people in and out was very well organized and made it easily accessible to those attending. Judging by the sheer amount of bikes locked up, riding your bike seemed like the most common mode of transportation.
A highlight for your Ultra5280 team was seeing Anders Osborne- an annual staple at Telluride Blues and Brews he is no stranger to rocking a stage. Leftover Salmon closed out the night, it may have been the music or it may have been the fact that it was the end of the day and we had been been drinking Leftover Salmon Indian Pale Lager all day, but it was incredible. Left us awe struck-mouth agape in wait of next year's Hootenanny.
Thanks Breckenridge brewery for a great time and even better beer!
Words: Mcclain Morris
Photos: Robert Castro