MAMMOTH LAKES, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - In its 19th year, Mammoth's Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza promises an incomparable lineup of musical talent and a Grand Tasting of craft brews from around the country. It all takes place Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, August 3, outdoors among the pines at Sam's Wood Site, located on Minaret Road between Main Street and Meridian Boulevard, with California's Eastern High Sierra as the backdrop.
The event is sponsored by Mammoth Brewing Company, a staple in the Mammoth Lakes community and the highest-elevation brewery on the West Coast at more than 8,000 feet above sea level.
On Saturday, the Mammoth Festival of Beers Grand Tasting (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) features more than 80 of the country's best craft breweries, including Mammoth Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Russian River, Bear Republic, Anderson Valley, Stone, Green Flash, Firestone Walker, Coronado, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, and many more. Along with the beer and blues, plenty of tasty food from some of Mammoth's best restaurants will be served in the Blues Food Court, satisfying the heartiest of appetites.
The weekend lineup includes music legends the Taj Mahal Trio and John Hiatt & The Combo on Friday, Robert Randolph & The Family Band on Saturday, and six-time Grammy award-winner Buddy Guy on Sunday. All told, more than 20 bands will be featured throughout the weekend.
For a full lineup and video of the participating bands, visit www.MammothBluesBrewsFest.com.
"We're extremely proud to be able to bring together this amazing group of blues talent and offer it alongside some of the best craft beer in the world," said Sean Turner of Mammoth Brewing Company, the event's sponsor. Last month, Mammoth Brewing Company opened a new tasting room next to the event facility, giving new life to the region's storied Whiskey Creek facility.
About Mammoth Brewing Company
Mammoth Brewing Company has been brewing craft beer at altitude in Mammoth Lakes, California, since 1995. With a production capacity of 8,000 bbls (beer barrels) in 2014, Mammoth Brewing Company currently distributes in the Eastern Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Reno, Tahoe, and Truckee, along with recently expanded distribution into Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and the Lancaster/Palmdale area. For more information, please visit http://www.mammothbrewingco.com/.
About Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
The 19th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza will take place from July 31 to August 3, 2014, in Mammoth Lakes, California. The Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 2, will include offerings from more than 80 craft breweries. Music is featured from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon, with more than 20 bands performing. The 2014 headliners include Buddy Guy, the Taj Mahal Trio, John Hiatt & The Combo, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and Tab Benoit. For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com/.