Inaugural Tahoe Craft Beerfest at MontBleu Aug. 9

Tahoe Craft Beer Fest

Tahoe Craft Beerfest logo property of MontBleu Resort.

45-plus brewers from around the region will share their frosty best in a day of unlimited tasting, barbecue and live music

This is a press release and includes no original reporting.

Beer lovers don’t have to wait until fall to celebrate the region’s finest microbrews. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will roll out barrels from dozens of area brewmasters Saturday, Aug. 9 for the first Tahoe Craft BeerFest.

With more than 45 brewers on tap and plenty of barbecue, live music, games, and competition, the festival will be a summer celebration of frosty, sudsy, hoppy handcrafted brews made around California and Nevada.

Among the brewers featured will be Stone IPA Brewing, Drakes Brewing and Ninkasi Brewing. Lake Tahoe area beer makers include St. James Brasserie, High Sierra Brewing and Great Basin Brewing.

Admission is $25 and provides a MontBleu tasting glass and unlimited tasting from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., plus access to games, competitions, and live music on stage from local favorites Cool Black Kettle and The Connor Band. Tickets are available at the MontBleu Box Office.

There will be plenty of food specials for purchase as grills will be fired hot and stacked high with bbq’d sizzling ribs, juicy tri-tip sandwiches, charbroiled chicken and all the fixings.

And what’s a beer and barbecue festival without some backyard games? Party-goers can participate in a life-size Jenga tower or wrap and contort themselves with Twister squares, or take in a few friendly games of summertime favorites, cornhole and beach ball.

Celebrate summer with suds, sun, music, and barbecue at this inaugural event and then cap off the day with tickets to Chris Isaak appearing in the MontBleu Theater.

Tahoe Craft Beerfest

Where: MontBleu Resort & Casino, 55 U.S. 50, Stateline, NV 89449
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Price: $25 for unlimited tasting glass, plus games and music
For information on lodging packages, events, activities, accommodations, ticket sales and showroom entertainment, call 800-648-3353, or visit

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