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The annual Rails & Ales Brewfest combines our favorite things: classic rail equipment, a rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, and handcrafted brews from the region’s best breweries. There’s something really special about hopping on a train with your friends and riding to the wide open space we call Fir Station — our little piece of heaven custom-built for the railroad.

Fir Station highlights how nature and music can come together and perfectly complement each other. Every year, the Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event — you can only get here by rail, and it doesn’t get any better than this.

Hop on the train and join us for this year’s Rails & Ales Brewfest! Enjoy some of the best brews around and spend a great day in the mountains. It’s a Colorado experience like no other.

On behalf of the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and the San Luis Valley Brewing Company– welcome to Alamosa and our event! We are glad you are attending. Here are some details that you need to know. They are critical to your safety, satisfaction, and having an overall good time.

Please bring your ID! This is a 21 years and older only event. No children, including infants. Proof of age for all souls will be required in order to board the train and attend the event.

P.S. The San Luis Valley Brewing Company is hosting a block party on Friday Night at the corner of Main St and San Juan Ave. It features “Beer-Burgers-Bourbon & Bands” with Colorado’s Premier Outlaw Country Rockers, “Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts” at 8:00pm with local favorite “LowKey” opening at 5:30pm. Go pick up your tickets then come join us we would love to see you.

The Salt Creek Boys

From rock and roll to rhythm and blues, from Cajun to country, from reggae to roots music, The Salt Creek Boys cross musical genres as easily as most people cross the street!
The joy, enthusiasm and unbridled energy they bring to every performance is infectious and delights the audience.

With their extensive repertoire, multi-instrument versatility and dynamic vocal abilities, The Salt Creek Boys always create a unique live entertainment experience.

  • Chevron down Ticketing:
  • You may pick up your tickets any time after 12pm noon on Friday. We recommend collecting your tickets early in order to avoid the long line on Saturday Morning. The ticket window is open late until 9:00pm on Friday evening. So come get your tickets Friday and then go enjoy the Block Party at San Luis Valley Brewing. We will re-open at 7:00am on Saturday Morning. The Depot is located at 610 State Ave.
    Boarding: Allow extra time (1 hour prior to departure) to go through the boarding process because there is a liability form to sign and we issue a wristband and complementary pint glass. All bags are subject to search, which takes a bit of time, but we will get everyone on board!

  • Chevron down Drinking:
  • Beer is available for purchase on the train on the way to the event. Beer at the event is included in your ticket price. The train ride home is “dry” but there are plenty of snacks and water available on board. Remember that we will be at 9400’. At that elevation the beer hits harder and faster than what you might be used to. So pace yourself for a good time. Our goal is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time.

  • Chevron down Parking:
  • Parking is located in the parking lot on 6th Street at the intersection of San Juan and 6th Street. It’s a big gravel lot. You can’t miss it. Please do not park at the Depot itself.

  • Chevron down We recommend that you bring:
  • A really great attitude, super friendly, ready to have some fun.

    A folding camp chair if you want one. We have a few for rent at the site. Please remember to clearly label your chair with your name and phone number because it will get mixed in with others.
    Sunscreen and a light jacket, you never know about the weather….

    Good sturdy shoes. Avoid open toes or flip flops. This is for train safety, your safety, and your general comfort. Trust us.

    Bring cash for food. A hot BBQ lunch is available for purchase from the San Luis Brewing Company.

  • Chevron down Please DO NOT bring:
  • No private alcohol. No Pets or animals. No weapons. No coolers. No kids or minors. No drugs of any kind including marijuana. No jerks. No politics.