2012 is the 13th Anniversary of the Annual Mt. Crested Butte Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-off! We’re extending the hours this year, showcasing over 20 breweries and more music. This annual event features hot chili and live music with cool microbrews set amidst beautiful mountain scenery.
Breweries from all over are on hand with their finest brews to take the heat off the chili prepared by Crested Butte locals. In addition to beer & chili tasting, attendees will be able to enjoy live music while taking in the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte. The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce expects to bring well over 1,000 beer enthusiasts to the festival.
Participation in the event includes one night of complimentary lodging and an additional night oflodging at a discounted rate. Lunch on the day of the festival is also included.We request that each brewery bring three kegs (with tapping equipment) for festival-goers to sample. Please indicate on the attached sheet how many kegs you would like us to provide storage for. We will provide all ice on festival day.
Think you have the best Chili in Crested Butte? Enter the Chili Cook-Off. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in this year’s
Six Chili Categories:
Best International Chili Society Red Chili (that’s no beans or fillers),
Anything Goes (just like the name says, anything goes),
Vegetarian Chili (with no meat or meat stock),
Best Professional Entry; and,
Best Table Decoration
Entry into the Cook-Off Contest is FREE, and cook-off participants also receive FREE entry into the Fall Festival of Beers! Here’s how it works- cook up 3 gallons of your best stuff in advance. We will provide the table, tent, and serving cups (unless you have your own you that would like to bring). All entries must be received by Thursday, September 8th to be included on the ballots and be eligible for prizes. Please note—contestants won’t have access to electricity so gas burning or Coleman type stoves will be necessary.