5th annual Tahoe Brewfest returns with change of venue

The 5th annual Tahoe Brewfest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, on Ski Run Boulevard, a change of location from past events that were at Heavenly Mountain Resort's California Lodge.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The fifth annual Tahoe Brewfest is returning in August but with a change of venue.

The Brewfest is moving to Ski Run Boulevard. The event was held at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Lodge in previous years, however, this year it was planned to be held at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Outdoor Fields but due to permitting challenges it was moved to Ski Run Boulevard, said a news release from the production company On Course Events.

The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

Ticket holders can sample more than 30 beers from 20 of the top breweries in the region including: 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Alibi Ale Works, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Burning Barrel Brewing Company, Cold Water Brewing, Del Cielo Brewing Company, Dust Bowl Brewing Company, Farmers Brewing Company, Fifty Fifty Brewing Company, Hemly Cider, Jackrabbit Brewing Company, Revision Brewing Company, Sidellis Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sincere Cider, Solid Ground Brewing Company, South Lake Brewing Company, South of North Brewing Company and The Depot Brewery & Distillery.

The event will also have local vendors, food trucks, live music, a free bike valet service and a VIP lounge hosted by Cold Water Brewery.

Festivities continue into the evening, with three afterbrew parties happening at South Lake Brewing Company, The Hangar and Lakeview Social will be hosting live music and offering drink specials for all Tahoe Brewfest ticket holders from 5-10 p.m.

With the recent change in venue, early bird pricing has been extended another week, through Aug. 2.

Early Bird VIP Tickets are $50. VIP gets you in the doors at noon with endless sampling till 5 p.m., an extra hour of unlimited beer sampling, access to the Cold Water Brewery VIP Lounge and a commemorative Tahoe Brewfest Stainless Steel mug.

Early Bird General Admission Tickets are $35 and allow access from 1 p.m.

Designated Driver / Under 21 Tickets are $10 and does not include brew sampling.

Limited parking is available around Ski Run Blvd, biking or alternative transportation is encouraged.

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