Plumas Arts announces that the 18th annual Mountain Harvest Beer Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 14. This event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, boasts an assemblage of craft beers as well as non-beer beverages, food, live music, a silent auction, and other fall fun, said event co-coordinator Jennifer Ready.
“Along with being one of the most anticipated events of the fall season, the Mountain Harvest Beer Festival is one of the most important fundraisers for Plumas Arts,” said Ready. Proceeds from the event help promote and support local artists and Plumas Arts’s countywide arts education programs.
“This year we are very pleased to have the support of all three of our closest local breweries, a few regional longtime supporters, and some new breweries as well,” said Plumas Arts Executive Director Kara Rockett-Arsenault.
The event also offers music all afternoon. MacGroover, a local Quincy band, will bring an eclectic array of music for dancing. The band features Emmanuel Lemnah on drums and vocals, Chris Retallack playing bass, Alex Lemnah on keys and the trumpet, Nathan Retallack playing guitar, and Chase Ramirez on percussion and trombone. MacGroover will be joined by Suzanne De Martimprey, along with Rebecca Terhune from Algo Latino, for special performances throughout the day.
The band provides the following bio: “MacGroover has played music together for a combined time of many millennia. They were forged in the depths of a band room long lost to ancient lore for the purpose of making dance music. Once jesters for a sad kingdom, they cheered the land and were crowned with
immortality as a token of gratitude.”
Tasting pass tickets for the event are limited to 500 people. They can be purchased for $40 and are available at the Plumas Arts Gallery or online at https://www.plumasarts.org/mountain-harvest-beer-festival.html. Non-tasting general admission is $10 at the gate and individual beers, glasses of wine, and sodas can be purchased at the event from the Plumas Arts booth.
Visit the Plumas Arts website at http://www.plumasarts.org for more information and to see all the breweries and companies who are supporting this event. In addition to local and regional breweries, the event welcomes a home brewer starting a brewery, as well as a home brewers group from Paradise. “There will be a full array of different beers to taste,” said Ready. In addition, the Feather River Food Co-op and Grocery Outlet booths will have some non-beer offerings in the tasting area.
Food will be available as well. The Tacos Los Serranos food truck will attend, offering a full menu with tacos, burritos, and other items. Fermin has been to this event many years, and will return this year with a new truck, but the same authentic flavor. Soroptimist International of Quincy will be there offering bratwursts and hot dogs for purchase. Simply Roots Coffee will offer cold brew coffee. “It’s our first year having a coffee vendor and we are excited to add this for our attendees to enjoy,” said Ready.
The event will be held rain or shine. The backdrop of maples and aspens are a perfect setting for this fall event, said Ready, but should it happen to rain, the event will be held inside at Serpilio Hall at
the fairgrounds. “It is usually a beautiful fall day with the trees hitting their peak color right around that time.”
For more information, call Plumas Arts at (530) 283-3402.
Information submitted by Plumas Arts