Brews & Views Sept. 24

Article Published: Sep. 23, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 25, 2011
Brews & Views Sept. 24

Beech Mountain presents its inaugural Brews & Views beer festival this Saturday.

Photo by Amy Morrison

Beer tasting, live music, scenic views and USA Cycling’s Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships are on tap Sept. 24 at Beech Mountain Resort.

The inaugural Brews & Views festival is being held in conjunction with the three-day USA Cycling Championships. Attendees can sample from more than two dozen micro- and craft-brews, enjoy music from four bands and watch the first mountain biking national championships ever contested in the Southeast.

The festival runs from 2 to 6 p.m. and also has a bike expo, food vendors and a separate play village for kids. Participating breweries include Blue Moon, Oskar Blues, Carolina, New Belgium, Olde Hickory, Kind Beers, Boone Brewing, Starr Hill, Leffe, Red Hook, Widmer, Boddingtons, Shock Top, Natty Greene, Kona, Lone Rider, Krombacher, Tommy Knocker, Brooklyn, Bluepoint, Abita, Southern Tier and R.J. Rockers.

Throughout the festival, there will be racing action from the nation’s best professional and amateur mountain bikers. The dual slalom amateur finals begin at 2 p.m., followed by dual slalom pro finals at 5:30 p.m. The fun concludes with an early evening fireworks show.

Live music comes courtesy of The Corduroy Road, Uncle Mountain, Now You See Them and Possum Jenkins.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, with designated drivers admitted free. Ticket price includes beer tastings, a souvenir glass, a fireworks display and admission to the Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at

For more information, including lodging options, call (800) 468-5506 or visit
Beech Mountain Resort is located at 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway in Beech Mountain. For more information, visit

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