High Elevation ‘Beer Fiesta’ July 26

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op will again host its high elevation Beer Fiesta Saturday, July 26, at Pajarito Ski Mountain.
Last year’s inaugural event drew a huge crowd of microbrew enthusiasts for a day of hiking, biking, beer, music and fun, and this year is sure to bring a repeat performance.

The family-friendly “Beer Fiesta” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, New Mexico’s only cooperative brewery in planning. Along with celebrating the state’s burgeoning craft brewing industry, this Fiesta marks two important milestones in the Co-op’s push to become a reality: the purchase of a used brewing system from Albuquerque’s Bosque Brewing Company, and the signing of a lease for space in downtown Los Alamos.

Beer lovers can try a number of handcrafted beers noon to 6 p.m., from several New Mexico microbreweries including Santa Fe Brewing Company, Taos Mesa Brewing, Marble Brewing and La Cumbre Brewing Company.

Entry is $10 per person, cash only and includes one beer. Beers also will be sold individually by vendors. Tickets can be purchased on site at Pajarito Ski Mountain.

Local band Felix y Los Gatos will perform live rock n’ roll music 12:30-4:30 p.m., and food will be available for purchase noon to 5 p.m. at Pajarito Mountain Cafe. Pajarito Mountain’s summer ski lift is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers breathtaking views of the Jemez Mountains. Guests can participate in a “hike and bike” where lifts will take riders along Aspen Lift – with a peak elevation of 10,331 – and riders can hike or bike down. For Pajarito Mountain lift ticket information visit http://skipajarito.com/.  

Free shuttle service is available every half hour 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sullivan Field at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., to Pajarito Ski Mountain’s Ski Hill.

The “Beer Fiesta” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, whose purpose is to establish a brewery and taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy locally handcrafted beer. For membership applications and more information, visit losalamosbeer.coop.

For more information, including events taking place in Los Alamos for the weekend of July 26, visit http://visit.losalamos.com/Calendar.htm.