Update: This event has been cancelled. The Brewfest will return in 2012. http://mountsnow.com/brewers-festival-cancellation/
Is there anything better than sitting outside in the sun, drinking beer with your friends, listening to music and enjoying the beauty of Vermont? If so, then ignorance is bliss because you can expect all of those things on September 3 and 4 during the 17th annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival.
This two-day tradition is a salute to all things hoppy and malty. It's a chance for beer aficionados and amateurs to put their differences aside and raise a glass (of whatever they prefer) in honor of awesome craft brews. This year Mount Snow expects over 30 national and local breweries to be on handing pouring a total of over 75 luscious libations to please every taste.
You'll be able to sample from an assortment of ales, a horde of hefeweizens, a plethora of porters... you get the idea. And for non-beer drinkers, there's great cider to be had from Woodchuck and Farnum Hill. In addition, as if the beer wasn't enough, there will be BBQ, a horseshoe tournament and live music by the Jeff Touhy Band (a brewfest favorite) on Saturday and The Heavy Pets on Sunday.
Confirmed brewers include: Switchback Peak Organic Olde Burnside Northshire Woodchuck Magic Hat Sierra Nevada Farnum Hill Ciders Victory Brewing Otter Creek Long Trail Brooklyn Brewery Rogue Ales Stone Brewing Smuttynose Ommegang, plus more are still being added.
Admission: One Day: $25 - 21+ Adults /$12 - Under 21 / Kids 5 & Under Free Two Day: $35 - 21+ Adults / $20 - Under 21 / Kids 5 & Under Free
All paid 21+ adult entries receive a one of a kind souvenir pint glass and two free samples on Mount Snow.
Please remember to drink responsibly and don't drive if you imbibe. Have a designated driver or take advantage of the free transportation provided by the MOOver.
Don't fear the hair of the dog. Just make sure you have a cozy place to rest your head. We have plenty of rental houses available, just 10 miles down the road from the festivities.
Salu, Proust, Cheers