World beat, microbrews guarantee a good time in Truckee

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The Truckee Brew Fest promises to be a rockinand#8217; good time for a really good cause. Find yourself jamming to the sounds of Soland#8217;Jibe, while sipping on micro-brewskies.

Soland#8217;Jibe blends American roots, world beat and Latin rhythms into an inspired sound that has been dubbed and#8220;World Pop.and#8221; Catch the high-energy performance and feel an irresistible desire to dance, working up a thirst for boutique brews by Northern California and Nevada breweries including Fifty/Fifty Brewing Company (the major sponsor), Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Fox Barrel Cider Co., Mt. Tallac Brewing, Great Basin Brewery, Mad River Brewing Co., Lockdown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., and many more.

The $20 ticket price for a Soland#8217;Jibe performance, the number one band from the Reno-Tahoe area for the past three years and premium beer tasting is a bargain. Brats and other BBQ items will be available for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Entry fee includes a commemorative tasting glass.

The Optimist Club encourages designated drivers to attend. Those safe chauffeurs receive complimentary soda throughout the day and must be 21. and#8220;We want this to be a fun and safe day of entertainment and fundraising,and#8221; said Optimist Norm Nicholls. and#8220;Iand#8217;ll drive someone home myself, if I have to.and#8221; Taxi service will also be available, letand#8217;s not put Norm out!

An example of the Truckee Optimist community service was in evidence when they presented $12,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors of the class of 2009 at the recent awards/scholarship night.

Advance tickets for are available at Truckee Community Center, Truckee Book and Bean and Dickson Realty. Tickets at the gate are $25. Must be 21 years or old and no dogs are allowed.

For information call 582-9062 or visit

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