Summer arrived just in time for our 3rd Annual Tahoe Brewfest on Saturday 1st June, and attracted over 4000 participants to the Heavenly Cal Lodge Parking Lot. In addition to samples from 38 breweries, attendees enjoyed great food from local food trucks, merchandise stalls, a photo booth, face painting, a silent disco, and live music by Ike and Martin and Dirty Cello. The majority of the attendees were tourists, speaking to the Brewfest’s ability to attract tourism dollars for the community on what has traditionally been a quiet weekend and taking some of the pressure off our locals - who already donate to so many of our charities. But local support is still key to the event’s success.
Saturday morning kicks off with the children’s fishing derby at Sawmill Pond, which finishes just in time for you to head over to Heavenly Cal Lodge and the Tahoe Brewfest. 40 breweries, cider, kombucha, root beer, craft sodas and wine is just the start of this amazing event.
Living in a resort town definitely has an upside when it comes to corporate support. As not only do our local business and organizations help the Club, but often organizations holding conferences and events here in town, also reach out to offer their help. This Spring we have three new organizations, two from out of town, who have chosen to partner with BGCLT for their event.
Have you purchased your ticket to the Tahoe Brewfest yet? Over 1200 other people have and this year’s event is shaping up to be the top of the hops. As well as over 40 breweries, we’ll also be pouring cider, root beer, craft sodas and yes – we gave in – wine! For those of you who don’t like the grain, the Tahoe Pourhouse will be on hand with their unique frozen wine – a perfect refresher for what will hopefully be another hot and sunny day.