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Weekend Update 7.24

By Jay Brooks
Friday, July 24th, 2009 at 5:55 pm in On Beer.

You’ll have to drive a fair distance to attend the closest beer festival this weekend, but the beautiful surroundings of Grass Valley will probably more than make up for the journey.


Saturday, July 25

The Sierra Brewfest, a.k.a. Music in the Mountains will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring unlimited tastings of beer from 25 breweries, music by Bob Mora & the Third Degrees Blues Band, and food like sausages, BBQ, roasted corn, Mexican food, and ice cream. Tickets are $25.


Friday, July 31

The Bistro at the Park, part of the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, in Lafayette is hosting a beer dinner featuring the beers of Russian River Brewing on Friday, July 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The five-course dinner (including appetizers) costs $75 (exclusive of tax & gratuity) and reservations can be made by calling the hotel & spa at 925.283.7108. Thanks to Rod Santos at Wine Thieves for passing this one along.

Russian River Brewing


July 31-August 2: The 14th annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Beerapalooza. It’s a bit of a trek to Mammoth Lakes, but worth it.

August 8: The 12th annual Bistro IPA Festival at The Bistro in Hayward.

August 15: The 7th annual Russian River Beer Revival & BBQ Cook-Off at Stumptown Brewery in Guernville.

August 28: Brewfest at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

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  • Arnas

    Any word on the lineup for the Bistro’s IPA festival?