beer-and-wine-fest-posterBrew Master’s Dinner Kicks off Event Nov. 8

Holiday Valley is in full prep mode for 10th annual Beer and Wine Festival on Nov. 9. To kick off the weekend right, make plans to attend the Friday night Brew Master’s Dinner on Nov. 8.

“It’s hard to believe this is the 10th annual Beer and Wine Festival! Every year it gets better and better but still maintains a great vibe with Big Leg Emma and all the brewers,” said Jane Eshbaugh, director of marketing for Holiday Valley.

Friday Night Brew Master’s Dinner

Join us for the sixth annual Brew Master’s Dinner, a beer and food pairing event. The evening will feature the unbelievable flavor combinations of nationally recognized craft beers and classic seasonally focused, locally sourced cuisine. The event is an informal and intimate brew master meet and greet.

Brewers will be on hand to discuss each beer with you and explain the pairing decisions. And new to the event this year, the food items will be grown and purchased from within a 60-mile radius of Holiday Valley! The menu will include local foods like Amish Valley View cheeses, Amish breads, Wendell’s poultry, grapes from Silver Creek and Watsons’s chocolates.

“We’re really excited about the Brewer’s Dinner this year with local fresh foods,” said Eshbaugh. “This is a direction we’re heading for John Harvard’s, too. Get the brewers to start talking about their beer and you can learn a lot!”

The Brewer Meet & Greet Dinner Extravaganza will be held at Holiday Valley’s Tannenbaum Lodge at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. The event will begin with hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m. and stations opening at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $65 per person. Join us for a night of good people, good beer and good food!

Beer and Wine Festival

Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will host the 10th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at the Holiday Valley Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from 3:30–7:30 p.m. Festival presale tickets are $50 through Oct. 31.

Eshbaugh said, “This year’s venue, the new Holiday Valley Lodge, will be a great location with the awesome views from the decks and proximity to the overnight lodging.”

Guests will be able to sample over 100 handcrafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners. Once again, there will be live music by Big Leg Emma!

Brewers include: Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Great Lakes, Erie Brewing, Saranac, Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing, John Harvard’s, Ithaca, Rohrbach, Woodchuck, CB Craft Brewers, Butternuts, Original Sin Cider, Harpoon, Voodoo, Smutty Nose, Long Trail, Hebrew and Otter Creek … plus many more!

Several New York wineries will be at the festival including the Winery of EVL, 21 Brix, Willow Creek, Schulze, Leonard Oakes, Glenora, Fulkerson, Merritt and Miles Wine Cellars. We will also have BlackBird Cider from North Buffalo.

Presale tickets for Saturday’s Beer and Wine Festival and Friday’s Brew Master’s Dinner are available online at Saturday’s  festival tickets are also on sale at Wegman’s. Purchase now because we will sell out!

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the Inn at Holiday Valley, Tamarack Club, Alpine Meadows, Wildflower and Snow Pine Village. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (716 699-2345 to make your reservation OR purchase on line.

Festival Lodging Packages

Make it a weekend vacation with a stay at the Inn, a Holiday Valley Rental condominium or the Tamarack Club. Book lodging packages by calling Central Reservations at 1-800-323-0020 or (716) 699-2345. Packages include complimentary shuttle pass and $5 food voucher for the festival.

A shuttle service is available for Holiday Valley lodging guests from the Inn, Tamarack and Holiday Valley condos to the Yodeler Lodge starting at 2:30 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m., shuttles will be available for transportation into the Village of Ellicottville and to Holiday Valley accommodations.

A shuttle is available from the Village of Ellicottville (pick up at Balloons) back to Holiday Valley lodging from 6 p.m.–2:30 a.m.

Please be advised that there is a zero tolerance policy for open containers in the village. Empty your glass before you get on the bus!