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Good food, good spirits at Reggae Brewfest

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The 12th annual Valhalla Reggae Brewfest returns to the Tallac historic Site from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 with warm sun, great food and the balmy tropical sounds of Sweetfoot & the Caribbean All-stars transforming the lakeside Valhalla Lawn into an island paradise.

Reggae revelers and beer tasters alike are sure to enjoy this festival overlooking the clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Brewers and distributors from all over the West will bring their fine crafted brews for sampling, from dark ales and porters to stouts and pale ales, all crafted with the finest ingredients and the purest techniques.

Lake Tahoe breweries will be well represented with The Brewery at Lake

Tahoe, Mt. Tallac Brewery and Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. will all be pouring their tasty brews. Another Tahoe favorite brewer, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., will also be on hand with samplings of their Porter and Pale Ale varieties. Probably the most well known brewer at the festival, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., still operates out of a single warehouse located in Chico, Calif., and has maintained its micro-brew flavor and status despite the growth of the company.

There will be a few fun twists this year with carnival games, face painting and a Championship “Quarters” competition complete with a winner’s trophy donated by Awards of Tahoe. Delicious mountain barbecue will also be available, as in years past, offered by the Kiwanis Sunrisers. Sean from Tahoe Bike Taxis and Cathy Shoemaker from Chameleon Charters will be available all day transporting tasters to and from the event.

Admission is $20 and includes a souvenir glass, all-day beer tasting and Reggae concert; designated driver tickets are only $10 that also comes with two non-alcoholic drink tokens. Advance tickets are available at the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the Valhalla box office. Tasters must be 21.

The Valhalla Lawn is located on the Tallac Historic Site, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, just past Camp Richardson. This event is a fund-raiser for the cultural arts programs of the Tahoe Tallac Association and the restoration of the Tallac Historic Site. For more information on this event call the Tahoe Tallac Association at (530) 541-4975 or toll free at (888) 632-5859.

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