Killington Brewfest, Gin Blossoms Highlight Columbus Day Weekend, Fall Foliage Season

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 25 2006 - 11:04 AM

KILLINGTON, Vermont ??” The 11th annual Killington Brewfest returns to the Snowshed Lodge Saturday, October 7th with featured brewers from all across New England and the Northeast.

This year’s Brewfest will feature more microbreweries and craft breweries than past events with more than 20 top choice ales, pilsners, stouts, and hand-crafted lagers for beer enthusiasts to sample from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Brewfest tickets are $15 if purchased by Sept. 1 online at or by calling 1-800-621-MTNS. Tickets include admission, a souvenir pint glass, four beer sampling tickets and live entertainment. Additional beer sampling tickets will be available for $1. After Sept. 1, Brewfest tickets will be $20. Live Brewfest entertainment will be provided by Sirsy, a fiery, sultry and soulful alternative pop and rock band out of Albany, NY. Sirsy’s fan base and music lovers in general, will enjoy their blend of original songs and fun selection of interpreted covers.

Brewfest weekend kicks off on Friday, Oct. 6th with the Grammy Award nominated Gin Blossoms performing at Rutland’s Paramount Theater at 8 p.m. for a weekend of rock and brew. Gin Blossom’s hits include Hey Jealousy and Found Out About You and their latest single Learning the Hard Way. Tickets for the Gin Blossoms are $20 and $28 and on sale through the Paramount Theater at Make a weekend out of it with a complete lodging packages that includes Brewfest and Gin Blossoms tickets starting at $49 and available online at, or call 1-800-621-MTNS.

This year Brewfest falls right in the middle of foliage season when Mother Nature’s fireworks explode all over New England, peaking from the end of September through mid-October with red, gold and yellow colors filling the mountainsides of Vermont. The K-1 Gondola will be open Brewfest weekend offering scenic gondola rides for guests to view foliage in the heart of the Green Mountains, plus gondola-served hiking and mountain biking. The Alpine Slide at Pico Mountain will also be open. A ride on the K-1 Gondola to Killington Peak, the highest gondola-serviced peak in New England, offers guests spectacular views of five states and Canada.