MontBleu hosts microbrew festival |

MontBleu hosts microbrew festival

Staff Reports

Beer lovers don't have to wait until fall to celebrate the region's finest microbrews. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will roll out barrels from dozens of area brewmasters Aug. 9 for the first Tahoe Craft BeerFest.

With more than 45 brewers on tap and plenty of barbecue, live music, games and competition, the festival will be a summer celebration of beers made around California and Nevada.

Among the brewers featured will be Stone IPA Brewing, Drakes Brewing and Nikasi Brewing.

Lake Tahoe area beer makers include St. James Brasserie, High Sierra Brewing and Great Basin Brewing.

Admission is $25 and provides a MontBleu tasting glass and unlimited tasting from 1- 7 p.m., plus access to games, competitions, and live music on stage from Cool Black Kettle and The Connor Band. Tickets are available at the MontBleu Box Office.

For information on lodging packages, events, activities, accommodations, ticket sales and showroom entertainment, call 800-648-3353, or visit

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