Blue Mountain’s First Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival was Brilliant
Picture this: the beautiful backdrop of Lehigh Valley, a cold beer in your hand and a band covering Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” setting the vibe.
Needless to say, Blue Mountain Resort’s first ever Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival was a perfect way to celebrate summer and look forward to fall. I mean, what more could anyone ask for than great food, drinks, views, and entertainment?
The festival was held on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and brought together breweries and distilleries for an afternoon of fun.
This ticketed event included a tasting glass which was used for unlimited beer and bourbon samples. Additionally, they had bourbon and BBQ inspired food for purchase. I couldn’t help but take a lunch break at Slopeside Pub & Grille with breathtaking views overlooking the festival.
Every seat in the house has a window seat with picture-perfect views–hence my million and one photos from the afternoon. Live music featuring The Muddy Crows set the mood for what was a perfect summer day.
Are you that girl that fancies cider? (Guilty as charged). I prefer my beer with fruity tones and I was pleased with the selection of cider, apple ale, shandy and the like. Yes, I was celebrating summer but that didn’t stop me from trying some fall favorites including pumpkin beer with espresso beans.
There really was a brew for everyone–the selection consisted of IPAs, wheat beers, seasonal favorites and more. Even the designated drivers of the world got a chance to experience the fun with extremely discounted tickets of $5 online and $10 at the door. Regular admission was $35 online and $40 at the door which gave you unlimited drink samples with the Blue Mountain tasting glass.
Popular local vendors included Weyerbacher, HiJinx Brewing Company, Fegley’s Brew Works, and Saucony Creek. Keep an eye out for upcoming events at Blue Mountain Resort including Oktoberfest and Mountain Harvest Festival. While I am recovering from my long day of slopeside adventures, I look forward to many return visits.