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Blitzenbanger celebrates spring at Aspen Highlands

Staff report

The annual Blitzenbanger Winter BrewAu at Aspen Highlands, one of the oldest communitywide celebrations of spring in the mountain region, is bigger and better this year. This year’s Blitzenbanger features an unlimited beer-tasting festival highlighting 15 local and regional brewers. Attending breweries include Aspen Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery and many more. The steady stream of suds is accompanied by free, live music from Mr. J and the Smooth Expressions and DJ Whitness, plus a limbo contest and birthday cake to celebrate KSPN-FM radio. There also will be a special karaoke stage where guests can sing their hearts out. The on-mountain Scavenger Hunt offers up a seemingly endless list of prizes.

Blitzenbanger takes place today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Aspen Highlands Base Area and Prospector Village Plaza. Highlands Ale House will feature a pig roast and BBQ on its deck. Guests also can “get lei’d,” courtesy of It’s My Party.

BrewAu tickets for unlimited beertasting can be purchased the day of the event for $25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aspen Highlands Base Area.

Blitzenbanger BrewAu is a benefit for Challenge Aspen.

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