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Truckee Optimist Club to sponsor eighth annual Brew Fest

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Optimist Club's eighth annual Truckee Brew Fest will feature tasting of specialty brews from Northern California and Nevada breweries, live music by "Drop Theory," a popular local funk-rock band. Brews, brats, silent auction, collector tasting glass, and lots of fun on the lawn at Truckee River Regional Park. This is a great way to kick off the summer. Advanced tickets $25, $30 at the gate. Tickets available at Dickson Realty, Coffeebar, Tuff Beanz, Auto Glass Express Truckee, and Optimist Club members. Must be 21; and no dogs allowed. Designated drivers admitted free and taxis are available. All proceeds benefit programs, sponsorships, grants and major scholarships for the youth of Truckee.

The Brew Fest will be held Saturday, June 8, 1-5 p.m., an annual fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee.

This year's Brew Fest will feature premium micro brews by Northern California and Nevada breweries. Past participating breweries have included: Fifty-Fifty Brewing Company, High Sierra Brewery, Great Basin Brewery, Undercover Ale Works, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., Auburn Ale House, Sierra Nevada, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Drakes Brewing Co., Full Sail Brewing, Session Brewing, Boulder Beer, Bison Brewing, Beer Valley Brewing, Hoppy Brewing, High Water Brewing Co., Caldera Brewing Co., Crazy Mountain Brewing, Snow Shoe Brewing, Blue Moon Brewing, Leinenkugel, Lost Coast Brewing, Sam Adams, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Anchor Steam, Deschutes Brewing Co., Mendocino Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Hell or High Water Brewing, Newcastle Brewing, Woodchuck Cider Co., Mike's Hard Cider, and Ace Cider. We anticipate even more this year!

A Triple IPA Update: The Brewmaster, aka The Hoptologist, is releasing another 3xIPA at the Truckee Optimist Brewfest. This one is focused on the hop varietal Amarillo and clocks in at 11% + ABV with exploding tropical, floral and citrus notes. If your a fan of the Simtra or Hop Shortage 3xIPA's you'll love this one. Will be available on draft only during the month of July. Bottles to follow in August/September.

For further information, call Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or visit http://www.truckeeoptimist.com/truckbrewfest.