John Ascuaga's Nugget Rose Ballroom
Friday, January 25, 2013
For the past eighteen years the Brew HaHa has helped generate much-needed funding for the Sierra Arts Foundation, which provides support for area artists and community arts programs, such as Arts in Education residencies, the Elder Care Concert Series, and the Arts Integration Project. A longtime area favorite, the 2013 event will shake things up with live music by Diego’s Umbrella, and local ALL THINGS BEER DJ Dondero.
The VIP Brewers’ Reception begins at 7 p.m. and will include a rare chance to speak with those who concoct the drafts in a private setting along with notable local Brewers and Chefs discussing beer pairing and draft education. A special area will be set up for this pre-event opportunity to sample beverages and speak to the brewers directly. Among the featured breweries this year are Buckbean, Silver Peak, Great Basin, New Belgium, Newcastle, Pyramid, Merchant du Vin, Anderson Valley, North Coast, Heineken, Mammoth, Stone, Deschutes, Big Sky, Sierra Nevada, Alaskan, Kona, Red Hook, Sam Adams and Rail City.
A wide array of raffle prizes will offer guests entertainment of another sort. A no-host bar and light snacks will also be available for those wanting a momentary distraction from malted barley and hops.
Tickets for the 2013 Sierra Arts Brew HaHa are $50 for general admission, or $65 for VIP tickets, 50% of which is tax-deductible. Cost of entry will include entertainment, a commemorative beer pint tumbler and all the beer one can responsibly drink. VIP tickets also include entrance to the private Brewers’ Reception at 7 p.m., and a seat in the exclusive VIP section, with a private dance floor directly in front of the stage. Sierra Arts members will receive a $5 discount per ticket.