Smokey The Bear~
With the Aspen fire on the westside still raging, June, Mammoth and the rest of the eastside has been enveloped in an unrelenting haze. Unfazed by the air quality, our team of dedicated JLB TestPilot downhill racers continue to rip the mountain and represent in the Friday Village Championship Downhill races. If you haven't been to one yet, come on out Friday afternoon and check it out for yourself.
On the beer front we're pretty jazzed up for Mammoth Brewing Company's 18th annual Bluesapalooza this weekend. This yearly gathering of blues and breweries unites killer tunes with some of the best beer in the country (or world even). As volunteers, Sarah and I will be helping the MBC crew setup and breakdown draft stations for the visiting breweries, we'll also have to sample some of the goods to ensure they're fit for public consumption. From Russian River to Ninkasi, good beer will be available in abundance so if you're not already planning to attend, immediately stop what you're doing, cancel all of your plans, and get up here because it's going to be friggin awesome!
In other beer festival news, block off Saturday October 5th on your calendars because we're working with the June Lake Chamber of Commerce to put together the inaugural June Lake Autumn Beer Festival. With the Kalifornia Krauts booked to play and Mammoth Brewing Company and Cismontane leading the brewery charge, we're gearing up for a super good time. Tragically we won't have our license in time, so JLB will not be featured, but we assure you there will be super good beer available along with bratwurst and a real life stein holding contest!