Broken Compass Brewing isn’t satisfied throwing just one anniversary party every year. We had so much fun at our third anniversary party in May, we’re doing it all over again six months later - Oktoberfest style!

Join us Saturday, Oct. 28th for the first ever Broken Compass LostOberfest, another little offseason shindig we’re hosting to say a huge “thank you” to the people of Breckenridge, Summit County and all over Colorado/the world that have helped make the brewery what it is today. 

You know what that means: free food - 75 free breakfast burritos for the first customers to buy beer and delicious brats hot off the grill at 1 PM - free and awesome live music, specialty beer tappings, human and dog costume contests and much more! 

In Broken Compass tradition, we will continue our annual Dog-O-Ween, an always-entertaining costume contest for our four legged friends, as well as incorporate human costume contests throughout the day. We’re kicking off the costume festivities with the first Dog-O-Ween judging at noon, followed by another at 2 PM. The human costume contests will follow, with a group costume competition taking place at 3 PM and the final individual contest to take place at 7 PM. We are encouraging a $5 donation for each human and pup that enters the competitions so we can help give back to the community. All proceeds from the contests will be donated to the Summit County Animal Shelter, and prizes will be awarded to each competition’s champion! Prizes will include Broken Compass merch, gift cards and coupons to the Dog House. 

For the first time ever, we are also hosting a cornhole tournament throughout the party, which will also benefit the Summit County Animal Shelter! Make sure you pre register for this 16-team, single elimination tourney, because it’s sure to fill up fast. Registration is $25 per two person team, and again, all proceeds go to the shelter! The tournament will begin at 1 PM and continue until we have a champion, who will earn themselves bragging rights and a $100 Broken Compass gift card!

And last but not certainly not least, we’re supporting the Red, White and Blue Combat Challenge Team, a collection of our fine firefighters at the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District who will be competing in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Louisville, KY this week! We’re donating the proceeds from all LostOberfest sales of our deliciously fiery Chili Pepper Pale Ale to the firefighters, as well as taking cash donations in jars throughout the taproom on the day of the party, so get your spice on!

All day long you’ll be serenaded by awesome live music, kicking off at 12 PM when Those Austrian Guys take the stage! The Austrians will be followed by a repeat performer from our second anniversary party, The Hollywood Farmers, from 2-4:30 PM. The So What Brothers are closing out the evenings jams with a rollicking, three hour set from 5-8 PM. And as always, DJ Crisp will be emceeing the entire event. 

The free food will be served around 1 PM, with enough brats from our pals at Prost to feed around 400 hungry partygoers! Once we’ve exhausted those supplies, 5 Star Catering and Fifth Avenue Grill will also be offering Oktoberfest-style grub throughout the day at a food tent on site. 

And finally, the beer! In addition to our standard 13 taps, we’ll be tapping five specialty brews during the party, starting at 11 AM when we tap our first ever Oktoberfest Marzen! We’ll then tap a new brew every two hours. The Marzen will be followed by (in order): Fruit Basket Stout (our stout fermented in a single malt bourbon barrel on cranberries, raspberries, apricots and cherries) at 1 PM, The Elvis (finally back! A peanut butter banana Hefeweizen) at 3 PM, a Curry Coconut Porter at 5 PM and finishing off with a Port Barrel Aged Imperial Brown at 7 PM! 

We can’t wait for this smorgasbord of incredible activities, food and beers! Clear you calendars for Oct. 28th and get yourself down to Broken Compass, and make sure to check back often for more updates prior to the party!

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