Few days of the year are dedicated solely to drinking beer. Well, you could probably count Labor Day. Maybe New Year's too. In some families, Christmas Eve might be included.
But we're talking about craft beer here. We're talking about an entire weekend set aside in honor of the art of brewing and appreciating really... good... beer. We're talking about the annual Mount Snow Brewer's Festival.
WHAT: The Mount Snow Brewers Festival WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, 2010 WHERE: Mount Snow base area, West Dover, Vermont WHY: Beer. Why else?
The Mount Snow Brewers Festival attracts some of the region's best craft breweries (and some national breweries as well). Some of the breweries are large and well known, while others are tiny mom-and-pop shops that brew only a few recipes. Either way, there's something for everyone's preference. Woodchuck Cider even shows up to provide an apple-based alternative.
Beer makers scheduled to show up are: Brooklyn Brewery Sam Adams Harpoon Long Trail Peak Organic Rock Art Smuttynose Stone (rumor has it they'll have Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale on tap - you never see that on the East Coast!) Sierra Nevada North Coast Rogue BBC Flying Dog and a whole bunch more!
Everyone who enters receives a souvenir pint glass and one free beer. Tokens for each 8 oz. sample are $2.
One Day: $25 - 21+ Adults /$12 - Under 21 / Kids 5 & Under Free Two Day: $35 - 21+ Adults / $20 - Under 21 / Kids 5 & Under Free
Public transportation is available on the MOOver line. Everyone please be safe and take advantage of this free service or designate a driver.
All the information you need about food, live music lineups, parking and more can be found here.
Need a place to stay during the festival? We have plenty of rental houses available at Chimney Hill, just 10 miles down the road from the festivities.
Have fun. Be safe. To beer!