Inaugural Tryon Beer Fest debuts Saturday

Published 7:05pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sierra Nevada will be on hand with a tent as well to offer beer education and demos, freebies and a mini job fair for their new facility.

Sponsors for the event include Vines ‘n Stuff, First Real Estate, Walker, Wallace Emerson Realty, Packard Woodworks, Foothills Fine Art – Nowell Guffey, New View Realty, Tryon House, Blue Waters, Millard & Company, Saluda Forge, Buck’s Pizza, Williamson’s Paint, La Bouteille Wine and Beer Boutique, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Henson’s, Owen’s Pharmacy, Foothills Realty, The Mighty Pacolet Brewing Company and Skyuka Fine Art.

“We’re grateful for the community help and for our many sponsors,” said Cindy Viehman.

Beer fest chair Shelly Block also noted those who have helped in providing various services: George Bastain, McFarland Funeral Chapel, Harmon Field and the Town of Tryon, Foothills Chamber of Commerce, Porta Pottys, the Tryon Daily Bulletin and YEAST Home Brew Club.

“Once again this generous community has responded to a non-profit activity that should delight locals and visitors,” Block said.

Colorful souvenir T-Shirts designed by Kathleen Carson with Kim Nelson are now for sale at Tryon House. A range of sizes and colors will be  available as well at the beer fest. Tickets for the event are for sale at Tryon House and at La Bouteille Wine & Beer Boutique next to the Tryon Daily Bulletin on N. Trade Street, as well as at Kathleen’s in Saluda. Ticket vouchers may also be purchased online by visiting

Late this week the Tryon Beer Fest committee also announced that enough tickets remain so that admissions will be sold at the gate.

The first-ever Tryon Beer Fest is an undertaking of the Tryon Downtown Development Association. Proceeds from the event will go toward projects that help beautify and improve town facilities.

- article submitted by Dan Trumble

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