Best Ticket in Town: Brewers Rock for Rescue
Published January 23, 2019
$30 for a night of tasty craft brews, live music and plenty of food? It’s tough to find a better ticket in Summit County. Add the fact that Brewer’s Rock for Rescue at the Silverthorne Pavilion is a fundraiser for Summit County Search and Rescue, and the ticket becomes even better.
Speaking of tickets, you’d better buy yours now for the Jan. 26 event — it usually sells out days in advance. If by some miracle tickets remain, expect to pay $40 at the door for beers from about 25 regional breweries, live music from MarchFourth and local band The Huffy Boys, a silent auction and food.
Those are the details on this year’s event; now let’s take a look at where this all started. Corey Forrester of The Bakers’ Brewery started the effort years ago with a small event featuring local breweries to raise funds for Summit County Search and Rescue. The event quickly grew into one of the year’s most popular events, with partners such as the Summit County United Brewers Alliance and Town of Silverthorne.
The reason behind the growth? The county deeply values SCSR, a volunteer team of local emergency responders (many of whom are paramedics, EMTs or ski patrollers) who provide essential services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge. SCSR responds to upwards of 100 calls annually, no matter the season, ensuring that Summit County is a safe place to recreate. They help everyone from a climber stranded on a remote mountain top to Granny who got lost on Ten Mile.
So come and raise a (commemorative) glass of craft beer to the team of rescuers that is always there for you — but that you hopefully never need.