Winterfest Beer Festival at Beech Mountain

Winterfest Beer Festival BeechMTNCheers to beer!

Each January, Beech Mountain Resort hosts the Winterfest Beer Festival the first Saturday after New Year's Day. The 2018 edition takes place Jan. 6 and fills both levels of the Beech Tree Bar & Grille with more than 50 ales and ciders from North Carolina craft breweries and cideries. It's a fun and festive way to celebrate winter in North Carolina's coolest town.

In addition to great brews, the festival features live music on the main stage from Dr. Bacon of Asheville. Dr. Bacon is a six-piece genre-defying party band known for its infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. The band's sound is best described as Appalachian funkgrass and rock.

Hours for the Winterfest Beer Festival are 4-8 p.m. and plenty of water stations and pour buckets are located throughout the facility. Beech Mountain Resort operates a free shuttle bus to provide safe transportation to and from the event.

The festival venue - Beech Tree Bar & Grille - is located in the alpine village at the base of the slopes at Beech Mountain Resort. A lift ticket is not required to attend the festival, and attendees can take advantage of the shops and dining options in the village. Beech Mountain Brewing Company, the resort's craft brewery, is located next door to the Beech Tree.

And there's snowtubing in the village, too!

Folks are encouraged to make a weekend of it by staying in one of the many lodging options near the ski resort.

Ticket prices are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tickets, which provide early access and include food, are $70. Tickets and more information are available at, or you can call the resort at 828-387-2011.

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