Sierra BrewFest coming August 27

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 27th Annual Sierra BrewFest from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California.

2015 BrewFest PicThis year’s roster features over 70 hand-crafted beers, many of them award-winning, such as Ol’ Republic Brewery who took home “Best of Show” for their Dead Canary at this year’s California State Fair. Dead Canary beat out 309 competitors in the California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition. Other participating breweries include Hanger 24, Eel River Brewing Company, Crispin Cider Company, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Three Forks Brewery, Shipyard Brewing Company, Erdinger Weissbräu, Lost Coast Brewing Company, New Belgium, Wildcard Brewing, Tap It Brewing Company, and many more.

“One of California’s oldest beer festivals continues to impress with its great selection of craft beers and pine tree-shaded fairground location,” says Tom Dalldorf of Celebrator Beer News. “There is no better way to spend a late-August afternoon.”

This unique microbrew tasting experience includes unlimited beer tastings, a Bag-O tournament, and delicious food from local and regional food trucks and restaurants including Way Yum Sushi, Xochimilico Mexican, Lazy Dog Ice Cream, Big B BBQ, An Honest Pie, Hucks Hollow Farm gourmet crackers, Sierra Concessions garlic fries.

Enjoy live music from Nevada County’s favorite band, SoLS Band, performing a blend of rock, pop, country, swing and blues. Featuring the soulful vocals of Doug Sowell, one of the best singers and entertainers in Northern California, SoLS will keep you on the dance floor with its infectious grooves, surprising song selection, tight arrangements and spontaneous audience interaction.

The Sierra BrewFest is an important fundraiser for Music in the Mountains’ music education programs.

For more information and a complete list of participating breweries go to

Featured Breweries include:

Auburn Alehouse
Black Vinyl Ale Project
Cool Beerwerks
Crispin Cider Company
Eel River Brewing Co.
Erdinger Weissbrau
Feather Falls Brewing Company
Gordon Biersch
Hangar 24
Knee Deep Brewery
Kona Brewing Company
Loomis Basin Brewing Co
Lost Coast Brewing Company
McAles Brewing Co
Moonraker Brewing
New Helvetia Brewing Co.
Ol’ Republic
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Schilling Cider
Shipyard Brewing Co
Three Forks Bakery and Brewery
Tap It Brewing Co
Victory Brewing

Tickets are $35/adv, $40/door, $10 non-tasters, and kids are free.  The tickets are available online at, by phone at MIM Box Office at (530) 265-6124 or in person MIM Box Office 530 Searls Ave, Nevada City, BriarPatch Co-op, and SPD Markets