09/28/2015 -Big Dog’s Red Hydrant Ale Wins Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival® Big Dog’s Red Hydrant Ale was awarded the Gold Medal in the English-style brown category at the recent Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, CO.. This year’s Gold medal marks the third GABF medal for Red Hydrant alone, having claimed the Bronze Medal in 1994 and the Silver Medal in 2012. In addition, Red Hydrant has also been awarded the Gold Award at the prestigious World Beer Cup competition in 2006 and 2010. Throughout the years, Big Dog’s has been awarded with nine GABF medals and four World Beer Cup Awards. more >>
Big Dog's Brewing Company is extremely excited to present the second annual installment of its Summer Beer Fest on-site beer and music festival on Saturday, July 21st (6 pm - Midnight). The event will include 54 beers from some of the best breweries around, tasty Southwestern BBQ food sandwiches from Chef Sergio and his team, live reggae music from two different bands, an exciting raffle that is headlined by the giveaway of a customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. Gibson guitar, and more!
Over 50 Beers... Sample, Taste or Drink
The weather forecast calls for a warm, mellow night with a light breeze. The beer forecast, on the other hand, calls for a wild and crazy night! We are very excited to share with you our finalized beer list...and it's a doozy.
Big Dog's Alpha Dog Double Red
Big Dog's Blueberry Wheat
Big Dog's Cherry Wit
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
Big Dog's Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
Big Dog's Dry-Hopped Holy Cow! Pale
Big Dog's Honey Blonde
Big Dog's Jackpot 777 IPA
Big Dog's Leglifter Light
Big Dog's Rebel Red
Big Dog's Red Hydrant
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
Ace Perry Cider
Anchor Liberty Ale
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Firestone Walker Double Jack
Green Flash Double Stout
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Green Flash XPA
Hoegaarden Belgian Wit
Joseph James Hop Box Imperial IPA
Left Coast Voodoo Stout
Lost Coast Great White
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
New Belgium Lips of Faith Lost Abbey
New Belgium Somersault
New Belgium Tart Lychee American Wild Ale
Pyramid Apricot Wheat
Sam Adams Summerfest
Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Stone Ruination IPA
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA
Anchor Summer Beer
Chimay Cinq Cents, White Label
Gouden Carolus, Emperor, Van de Keizer
North Coast Old Stock Ale Otsuchi
Petrus Oud Bruin
St Louis Kreik
St Perry's Pear
Unibroue Ephemere Apple
Unibroue, Blanche de Chambly
Weihenstephaner, Kristall Weissbier
Special Guest Tasting
No Limit Brewing will be pouring tasters of: "The Nooner" - Belgian American Pale (4.5% ABV) "The Closer" Black Pepper Stout (6.0% ABV) No Limit Coconut Brown Ale (3.5% ABV) No Limit Berry Basil Wheat (4.5% ABV)
Subject to change. Check back often!
All draft beers will be available for tastings, while supplies last. Using your commemorative Big Dog's Summer Beer Fest pint glass - required for beer tastings and available for just $5 at the event, you will order your beer by number from one of our friendly bartenders and let us know if you would like a ¼ pour ($1-3 for approx. 4 ounces), ½ pour ($2-6 for approx. 8 ounces) or a full pour ($4-$9 for approx. 16 ounces). Approximately half of the beers that will be available on draft will be available for just $1 for a quarter pour. Some higher content and rare beers will be available at the higher cost. Beer list is subject to change.
The fun officially starts at 6 PM, but don't be surprised if we are pouring beer and serving up the BBQ platters by 5 pm. The music starts at 6pm and will last into the night!
Chef Sergio's Tasty BBQ Platters
Hardly anything goes better with a refreshing summer beer than a perfectly paired platter of smoked and grilled meats. For the Summerfest event on July 21st, Chef Sergio and his team are putting together a great menu for everyone to enjoy. Here's a sneak peak:
Smoked St. Louis-style Rib Platter
Smoked Chicken Platter
Platters are available for $10 each and include "Kicked Up" BBQ beans and Grilled Corn on the Cob.
Live Reggae...All Day & Night
If the great food and beer selection doesn't get you excited, then our free music line up surely should! We'll be hosting two great reggae bands that night!
6 PM: ONENESS VIBE ONEness Vibe is a gathering of socially conscious, musically talented individuals focused on creating Roots Reggae music with a positive message centered on Unity, Peace, Freedom, Consciousness and ultimately, Love & Bliss! Infectious grooves, melodic harmonies, and hypnotic riddims provide a forum for the band to express our views of life and the world we live in. One of the band’s crucial compliments is that the music and lyrics provide someone with a sense of empowerment in being mindful of our responsibility to God/Goddess, self, and ONE another! We are ONEness and we are creating that Vibe to inspire all who like Roots Reggae and what it stands for. We are a Blessed band with a positive message and grooves that will get the room up and moving.
9 PM: PULSAR Featuring Guest Performer Sahara Prade The Pulsar Reggae Band hails from Jamaica, Belize and Las Vegas! They play reggae in its authentic form. The members all have extensive careers performing with major artists all over the world, including Las Vegas' Bonafide! The soulful Sahara Prade has performed with Damien Marley, Bun Bard Yuck Mouth, Percy Anthony and with off-Broadway travelling shows. The Puslar Reggae Band creates the perfect Caribbean island atmosphere wherever they play!
Win a Customized Big Dog's Guitar in the Summer Beer Fest Raffle
ON SALE NOW! Tickets are $2 each and are available NOW for sale at all Big Dog's locations. Prizes include a ton of Big Dog's swag including t-shirts, kegs, hats, growlers, Brew School tuition, over $500 in gift and prize cards and more!
The grand prize is perhaps the coolest... a one of a kind, customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. Epiphone electric guitar. The guitar drawing will take place at approximately 11:45 pm on Saturday, July 21st.
Drawings will be held during the music breaks throughout the event. Winner must be present for all prize drawings except the guitar drawing. Winner does not need to be present for guitar drawing so long as the drawing ticket is completed correctly and completely with the customer's name and phone number/email address.
Support a GREAT Cause!
Big Dog's is pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the Big Dog's Summer Beer Fest on Saturday, July 21st will benefit the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation. Here's how it will work: a $1 from each pint of Big Dog's Blueberry Wheat that is sold at the festival will go directly to the charity. The Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation will also have a booth at the event, promoting their activities and fund raising programs and selling tickets to a special raffle for a new iPad! The funds from these $10 raffle tickets benefit the Patrick Kelley Youth foundation.
As with our previous beer and music festivals, admission is absolutely free to come out and enjoy an afternoon of great music. If you wish to enjoy the food and beverage offered outside, you will purchase tokens from our sales tent and use those tokens throughout the event to purchase tasters, half pours and full pints of the 50+ different beers as well as Chef BBQ Platters.
Tokens are available for 10 for $10 and are valid both inside and outside on Saturday, July 21st. The commemorative Big Dog's Summer Beer Fest pint glass is required for beer tastings and is available for purchase for $5 each.
We do offer a couple different options that will allow you to hit the ground running as well as save a little money, too.
The Starter Package will be get you 30 tokens plus a commemorative Summer Beer Fest pint glass for $33, saving you $2 from the cost if you purchased them separately. This is a very popular option for a couple when paired with an extra pint glass.
The Deluxe Package is our best deal as it not only gets you 30 tokens and a commemorative pint glass, but also gets you one of our cool special edition Summer Beer Fest t-shirts, for just $47. This saves you $4 from the cost if you purchased each of the items separately.
We also offer a 30 token refill for just $28, saving you $2.
Be sure to check out our retail offerings, specially priced for the festival. We will have hats, mens and ladies t-shirts, bumper stickers and more available for sale.
We will be accepting cash and credit cards at the sales booth.
Gift cards and rewards cards are not valid for outdoor purchases.