BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. â€“ Beer tasting, live music, scenic views and USA Cyclingâ€™s Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships are on tap Sept. 24 at Beech Mountain Resort.
The inaugural Brews and Views festival is being held in conjunction with the three-day USA Cycling championships. Attendees can sample from more than two dozen micro and craft brews, enjoy music from four bands, and watch the first mountain biking national championships ever contested in the Southeast.
The festival runs from 2-6 p.m. and also has a bike expo, food vendors and a separate play village for kids. Brews available include: Star Hill, New Belgium, Olde Hickory, Blowing Rock Ale, Leffe, Red Hook, Widmer, Boddingtons, Blue Moon, Natty Green, Lone Rider, Oskar Blues, Harpoon and Carolina Cottonwood.
Throughout the festival there will be racing action from the nationâ€™s best professional and amateur mountain bikers. The dual slalom amateur finals begin at 2 p.m., followed by dual slalom pro finals at 5:30 p.m. The fun concludes with a spectacular early evening fireworks show. Live music will be provided by: The Corduroy Road, Uncle Mountain, Now You See Them and Possum Jenkins. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, with designated drivers admitted free. Ticket price includes: beer tastings, souvenir glass, fireworks display, and admission to the Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.bandtastic.com/brewsandviews.
For more info about Brews and Views or for lodging options, call (800) 468-5506 or visit www.BeechMtn.com.