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2018 Winterfest Beer Festival

January 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Each January, Beech Mountain Resort hosts the Winterfest Beer Festival the first Saturday after New Year’s Day. The 2018 edition takes place Jan. 6th 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.beer festfinal

In addition to great brews, the festival features live music on the main stage from Dr. Bacon.

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 all Beech Mountain hotels, 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.

Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Designated Driver tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets are available here, or you can call the resort at 828-387-2011.

The Festival:
The fourth annual Winterfest Beer Festival offers an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from North Carolina’s premier breweries. The festival serves as a fundraiser for the Beech Mountain Ski Education Foundation.

The Winterfest Beer Festival strongly encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take advantage of our free shuttle bus.

The Breweries:
The participating breweries were hand selected to best represent the beer of North Carolina. Breweries from all over Western North Carolina will join with over 50 varieties to choose from.


Beech Mountain, North Carolina has an abundance of lodging options.  From hotels to slopeside chalets, there is always something for everyone!  Click here for more information on lodging.

Live Music Info:



Dr. Bacon is a genre blending “Appalachian Funk-Rock” band from Asheville, NC. Performing an infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. Featuring as diverse instrumentation as influencing styles including: guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, violin, pedal steel, mandolin, kazoo and more. Dr. Bacon is sure to get you moving and grooving.

Unicorn Meat offers acoustic rock, reggae, bluegrass and beyond featuring Jevon Daly and Jos Vicars.  This comedy filled musical performance is sure to have you on your feet, laughing and dancing!






January 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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