(November 5, 2011, Ellicottville, NY…) The cold weather is setting in, and there’s no snow for skiing or snowboarding, yet Holiday Valley is anticipating a big crowd this weekend. The 8th Annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival will take place November 12 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM in the Yodeler Lodge. Over 2,000 people are expected to attend Saturday’s Beer Fest event. Presale tickets are $40 per person.
Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company will host this event where over 30 local, US and international craft brewers plus 13 wineries from New York, California and around the world will pour samples of their products for beer and wine enthusiasts.
The band Big Leg Emma will entertain attendees during Saturday’s event and a Torcedores will demonstrate hand rolling cigars. A variety of Brewfest foods will be served throughout the event and each ticket includes a $5 food credit.
The VIP pass is back for the second year. This $100 ticket entitles the bearer to a 2 hour exclusive beer tasting adventure with rare and specialty top US craft brews and Belgian beers and specialty wines. This will take place in the Brewer’s Loft at the Yodeler Lodge and will be accompanied by a selection of special hors d’oeuvres paired with the beer & wine offerings.
A special family style Beer Tasting Dinner on Friday night, November 11, will feature a German Octoberfest Brew House meal and beers to compliment the food. The head brewers from both Southern Tier and Ellicottville Brewing Companies will guide diners through the dishes and the beers. One hundred people are expected to attend the Beer Tasting Dinner.
Lodging packages including Festival tickets are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and Holiday Valley Rental Properties. Shuttles are available to transport Holiday Valley Lodging guests to the Festival then to the Village and back to the Holiday Valley lodging properties.
The Beer Tasting Dinner is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 716-699-2010. Presale tickets for the Beer and Wine Festival are $40 and are available online at www.holidayvalley.com/brewfest , and also at Holiday Valley and Wegmans. The VIP Pass is $100 and is available at www.holidayvalley.com/brewfest .