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Peak of their craft

The region’s longest-running beer festival, Silver Mountain’s Brewsfest, returns on Saturday for its 24th year.

Twenty breweries and two cideries are lined up for this year’s event at the four-season resort outside of Kellogg, Idaho. The gondola starts running at 9:30 a.m. and taps are open from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

There’s live music during the festival by Soul Proprietor and The Sara Brown Band, continuing afterward in the Gondola Village with the Sara Brown Trio.

Tickets are $30.95 in advance, $35.95 at the gate, which includes the gondola ride up the mountain, a souvenir mug and six 3.5-ounce tasters (extras $1 each); beer tickets also can be used for wine, soda and water. For another $15, add admission to the mountain bike park.

Children are welcome (at the full ticket price), as are well-behaved and leashed dogs. You can bring your own chairs, or rent them at the resort.

Here’s the beer and cider lineup:


Ballast Point: Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, Manta Ray Double IPA

Cascade Lakes: Drop the M.I.C. Pale, 20" Brown

Downdraft: Third Channel IPA, India Red Ale

Fremont: Summer Ale, Lush IPA

Grand Teton: Grapefruit Gose, Front Range IPA

Iron Horse: Life Behind Bars kolsch, Irish Death

Ninkasi: Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA

North Idaho Mountain Brew: Raspberry Wheat,  Pulaski Porter                    

North Idaho Cider: Wild Cherry, Citrus Sour

Odell: Sunny Rain Golden Tart, Drumroll Pale                                    

One Tree Cider: Lemon Basil, Huckleberry

Orlison: Hill Climb Honey Wheat , Boulder Garden Brown                                     

Paradise Creek: Huckleberry Shandy, Pokerface Blonde

Radio Brewing: Hoppy Pilsner, ESB

Rants & Raves: Anonymous imperial IPA, Cowpoke Porter

River City: Huckleberry Ale, Riverkeeper IPA

Rogue: Paradise Pucker, 6 Hop IPA                                     

Slate Creek: High Route Hefe, 6 Weight IPA

Ten Pin: Pineapple Wheat, Headpin IPA

Twelve String: Passion Fruit Gose, Arpeggio Pale Ale

Waddell’s: Blackberry Sour, Hell’s Yeah

Wallace Brewing: Huckleberry Shandy, Compressor Smash Bock

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