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Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

The Hops Queen
The Hops Queen

I love to go to the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival . The annual festival is held in mid-September, a time when the Aspen are leaves turning yellow, orange, and crimson and Telluride, Colorado is especially beautiful. The venue is the park at the edge of town where you sit on the grass of the playing fields, surrounded by the incredibly beautiful San Juan Mountains. Although blues is in the name, the music is not limited to that style by any means. The styles range from blues to R&B, jazz, funk, rock, and unclassifiable often with a heavy New Orleans/Southern influence. The festival starts on Friday and ends Sunday evening.

On Saturday, the "Brews" component consists of all the microbrew beer you want for a couple of hours. There are usually around 150 different beers to sample from about 50 breweries. It is a great place to compare the many different styles of beer from raspberry Hefeweizen to the most bitter pale ales. Because the free beer only lasts a couple of hours, the party does not degenerate into drunken, vomiting, chaos.

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