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.
From the major sponsor and Brewfest catalyst, Deb Brown at Cold Water Brewery, to Vail Resorts Epic Promise who provided the location, first aid and security, all the local breweries who gave their time and product for free, and all our lodging and event sponsors. And all the hard work is paying off. According to FNCTN, who handle the marketing for the event, the Tahoe Brewfest has a larger social reach than Sample the Sierra, Passport to Dining, Autumn Food/Wine Festival, Reno BrewFest and all of the Heavenly Village events COMBINED. Bringing wide recognition for not just the Brewfest, but all the breweries, vendors and sponsors.
Thanks to all the 2019 breweries and sponsors: Vail Resorts, Cold Water Brewery, Michelle Keck Realtor / Oliver Luxury Real Estate, LTVA, Reno Tahoe Getaway, The Loft, *Welk Resorts, Fox & Hound, Stefanie Bough / Oliver Luxury, Tahoe Quarterly, US Bank, Lodging Association, Wilson Public Affairs, Hotel Azure (Inn by the Lake), Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge, MontBleu, Forest Suites, Ridge Resort, Alder Inn, Tahoe Seasons, Meeks Lumber in Meyers, Beach Retreat & Lodge, B 10 Barrel Brewing Co, 10 Torr Brewery and Distillery, Alibi, Anderson Valley, Auburn Alehouse, Calicraft Brewing Co., Cold Water Brewery & Grill, Del Cielo Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Founders Brewery, HWY 50 Brewery, Lake Tahoe AleWorX, Lead Dog Brewing Co., Loomis Basin Brewing Company, Modern Times Beer, Outbreak Brewing Company, Overtime Brewing Co, Revision, Santa Maria Brewing Company, Seismic Brewing Company, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Sidellis Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., South Lake Brewing Company, South of North Brewing Co, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Sudwerk Brewing Co., The Booth Brewing Co., The Brewery at Lake Tahoe, ACE Cider, Common Cider Company, Hemly Cider, Pitsnogled Hard Cider, Tahoe Pourhouse, Boochcraft, Folk Brewing Company, More Alive Now, Parker Brothers Rootbeer, Truckee Reno Tahoe Brewers Guild
The 4th Annual Tahoe Brewfest will be on June 6th 2020. Put the date in your calendar now and look out for tickets going on sale early in 2020.