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Beerfest & Bluegrass on tap this weekend

The 13th annual Beerfest and Bluegrass festival will be held at Northstar this weekend.
Justin Scacco / jscacco@sierrsun.com

High-altitude suds and bluegrass music are on tap at Northstar California Resort this weekend as 40 different brewers bring their summer’s best to the mountain for the 13th annual Beerfest & Bluegrass festival.

Brewers from across California, Nevada, Hawaii and Washington will be paired with the sounds of four bluegrass bands playing on two different stages as part of festivities this Saturday at the resort.

Muleskinner Stomp will open things up at the ice rink stage at 2 p.m. The Alegre Sisters will take the stage from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At the other festival stage, Soda Sounds will begin playing at 2 p.m., followed by White Water Ramble at 5 p.m.

Beer tents will open at 3 p.m. Local brewers at this year’s festival include Alibi Aleworks and FiftyFifty Brewing Co.,

As part of Beerfest & Bluegrass, Northstar will be offering complimentary shuttles from the resort’s Post 8 in The Village Transit Center to the Truckee depot at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

This year’s festival will also feature the return of the Mountain Beer Run. Participants will run along a 5-kilometer route, while sampling a trio of beers. Those who finish will be awarded a free beer. Entry to the beer run is $25.

Tickets into Beerfest & Bluegrass cost $45. There will also be a brewmaster dinner series on Sunday, featuring five seasonally inspired dishes paired with locally sourced craft beers. Cost of the dinner is $75.

Visit NorthstarCalifornia.com to buy tickets for this year’s festival.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com.