June 30th, 2016
June Lake Brewing
Two Wheeled Action ~
With the melting of the snow comes our second favorite activity - bikes! From amazing trails around the June Lake area, to the lift assisted gravity induced shred spectacle that is the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, the Eastern Sierra has no lack of two wheeled awesomeness.
This Friday (July 1st) marks the kickoff of the 2016 Village Championship Downhill (VCDH) series presented by Five Ten. Basically the series is comprised of ten Friday evening races between July 1st and September 9th at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. Show up Fridays at 4pm to register in front of the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center at Main Lodge, be at the race start at 5pm and get ready to rip. The races are free to enter (though you will need a bike park ticket, season pass or you can purchase a racers two upload pack for $8) and being JLB is running them we have super killer gear from our generous sponsors (e.g., Five Ten, Footloose, JLB, Oakley, GoPro, Giro, Sensus, etc.) to raffle to competitors at each race. Oh yeah and thanks to Mammoth Mountain, we've got killer after parties setup after each race with tasty apps, $3 JLB and happy hour pricing all night. To check this year's schedule and get more info check - http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/bike-park/bike-park-events/vcdh
Returning for a second year of carnage the USA Cycling Nationals will be taking over Mammoth Mountain Bike Park July 12th to July 17th. With a number of JLB TestPilots racing, including our Assistant Brewer Johnny Kimball defending his Cat 1 DH 30-34 National title, we will be heckling in full force. If you're interested in racing, volunteering as a course marshal, or participating in our JLB TestPilot Support Program, reply to this email and we'll get you dialed in.
Finally after all of this we close out the bike season with the Kamikaze Bike Games (KBG). If you truly want to experience the utter chaos that is biking in the Eastern Sierra... KBG is not to be missed. With events for every ability level and discipline, KBG is a two wheeled circus for the whole family. Watch for the JLB TestPilots on the podium.
Get Out on That Bike!
Beer is Awesome!
June Lake Brewing
Almost 2 ~
That's right, June Lake Brewing's 2nd anniversary is less than a week away, so get your party hat ready. Monday June 20th the festivities will kickoff at 6am with the start of the first ever Red Yeti Challenge. Victims will voluntarily self-orient to seven disparate beer stops where they will be required to fully consume a provided beer while being berated and discouraged by a member of the JLB Team. With $800 in cash prizes, 4,800' of ascent/decent and over 14 miles to cover, the Red Yeti Challenge will criple you.
For those not into self punishment, the party will officially kickoff at 11am when we will open the expanded tasting biergarten (aka our parkinglot) to the frothing masses. With beer specials, food from Ohanas395, live music and a yet to be determined physical challenge, this will be a fun time for all. Oh yeah we'll also be releasing our limited edition 2nd Anniversary tshirt (only available in person, first come first serve), which is bound to sellout (check it out below). So be there Monday June 20th to witness history.
For the anniversary we will be releasing our barrel aged version of the oh so popular Silver Lake Saison. We filled a couple of our Pinot Noir wine barrels with our saison and then food processed 20lbs of organic hand picked cherries from Apple Hill Ranch (just south of Bishop in Wilkerson) and poured that glorious slurry of yum straight into the barrels on top of the saison. Also we dosed one 15.5 gallon keg of Archimedes Red with Madagascar vanilla beans soaked in bourbon. Both of these beers will be unleashed on the public at the anniversary so be there.
To recap Super Awesome Anniversary Happenings:
Thanks and Cheers!
June On All Fronts
June Lake Brewing
Maker of Beer