Northstar Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival


Northstar California Resort welcomes all to the third annual Brew Master’s Dinner Friday, July 4 and eighth annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Saturday, July 5 – offering two days of culinary pairings, limited-edition tastings, live bluegrass and family-friendly summer fun not to be missed.

Brew Master’s Dinner
Scheduled for Friday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Village at Northstar’s Tavern 6330′, the Brew Master’s Dinner will present a true gastro pub experience for beer aficionados. Guests will be served a five-course dinner of farm-fresh dishes which offer ideal pairings for each featured craft beer. Tickets to the Brew Master’s Dinner are $75 day-of, or $65 in advance and may be purchased on-line.

Beerfest & Bluegrass
The eighth annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival is set for Saturday, July 5 starting at 3 p.m. in The Village at Northstar, with more than 25 breweries participating – such as Alaskan Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery and Lagunitas Brewing Company, to name just a few. Each brewery will offer craft seasonal and specialty ales, lagers, stouts and porters to savor alongside delectable barbecue favorites–all while strolling through The Village to the tune of bluegrass. Live music will play on The Village stage with Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players performing from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets to Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival are $38 day-of, and $30 in advance. Guests ages 21 and over may purchase at Each ticket includes commemorative beer tasting glass and $1 of every ticket is donated to the Truckee Trails Foundation.

Complimentary Third Night of Lodging
Reserve two nights of lodging at Northstar to receive a complimentary third night. Valid during Fourth of July weekend and throughout Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival, the special rate offers guests access to fun events, activities, shopping and dining at Northstar, as well as close proximity to Lake Tahoe. Lodging is available for as little as $100 per night and can be reserved via Northstar Trip Planning on-line.

Fun for All Ages
Family-friendly activities include face painting and balloon twisting, as well as quintessential summer backyard games offered on The Village skating rink during Beerfest & Bluegrass. Donations of $1 offer game playing access to favorites such as bean bag toss, corn hole, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Truckee Trails Foundation.

Golden Guitar Scavenger Hunt
Guests ages 21 and over have the opportunity to win two complimentary beer sampling tickets to the Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival by participating in the Northstar Golden Guitar Scavenger Hunt. Starting Friday, June 27, Twitter users can follow @SkiNorthstar for clues to find the famed Golden Guitar. One lucky winner will redeem the two free tickets when presenting the Golden Guitar to the Tickets & Season Pass Office at Northstar California.

About Northstar California Resort

Northstar California¬ô is home to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.

Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or on-line.