If you haven’t made it up to the new Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, well this is as good an occasion as any. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is partnering with the brewery to present the inaugural Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. and are $65 each, which includes admission, a tasting glass, unlimited samples of beer, and food samples from Sierra Nevada’s restaurant. There are also designated driver tickets available. All proceeds benefit the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild.
More than 50 breweries — including Allagash, Epic Brewing, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog and Duck-Rabbit — will bring barleywines, stouts, barrel-aged beers or spiced beers to the festival. The final brewery list will be posted in late February.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.SierraNevada.com/BurlyBeers.