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