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3rd Annual Beer & Gear

Mar 16, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 3rd annual Beer & Gear demo day returns bigger and better than ever!

Local brands and local brews join forces for a demo-day-meets-Beerfest event at Homewood Mountain Resort on March 16 and 17. Back for the third year in a row, Beer & Gear has expanded to a two-day event featuring live music and nearly 20 gear and beer vendors. New this year, breweries are joining forces with brands to create “Sip & Ski” pairings, matching various suds with next season’s best skis, boards and more. Topping off the event is a King Of The Mountain race on The Face. Contestants must make it down a un-groomed course with a full mug of beer going for fastest time AND most remaining liquid at the bottom to be crowned the champion. As well, The Sextones will join the party on Saturday the 16th with a live performance in the North Lodge Base Area.

The Gear

Guests can look forward to trying skis, boards and other gear from Coalition Snow, Moment Skis, Armada Skis, Slant Skis, BurtonGrowing Young Snowboards, Capita/SpringBreak, Smokin’, DC Snow, and more.

However, it’s not all about the skis and snowboards, if you’ve ever wished for one last run after your legs have turned to jello, Roam Robotics has got the answer for you. Roam creates robotic exoskeletons that aid skiers through enhancing strength and endurance for longer days on the hill.

The Beers

The Northern Nevada and California regions have become a hotbed of award-winning craft breweries, and Beer & Gear will be highlighting a handful of select choices including Alibi Ale Works, Sudwerks, Ten Barrel, and Great Basin. Visitors can look forward to sampling a few seasonal specials, and long-time favorites from each brewery.

The Tunes

Hailing from Reno, Nev. and hot off a Fall European tour, The Sextones are ready to rock Homewood Mountain Resort. This soulful funk band features energetic grooves that will have you shimmying in your ski boots all afternoon. Headed by frontman Mark Sexton, the foursome includes bassist Alexander Korostinsky, Drummer Daniel Weiss, Ryan Taylor on the keyboard.

King of The Mountain

Wax those skis and boards and strap in for a wild ride during the 2nd King Of The Mountain Race on The Face. Participants will go head to head on an ungroomed run competing for fastest time, and most remaining liquid at the bottom of the run. Registration is free, and racers can compete anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The winner claiming fastest time will be rewarded a 2019 Jones Storm Chaser 152 snowboard!

The Final Verdict

Homewood is putting together a hand-selected group of gear reviewers, names you may recognize from local ski shops, brand ambassadors, and other adventurous outdoor roles. This group will be submitting testimonials explaining why they found certain beer & gear pairings to be better than the rest. In September the Tahoe Quarterly will be publishing these reviews in a Gear Guide in the Ski & Ride issue.


Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. Check-in & King of the Mountain registration open until 1:00 pm
9:30 a.m. Gear Vendors open
10 a.m. Beer Vendors open
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. King of the Mountain Race
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Sextones
3:30 p.m. all vendors close
Sunday, March 17
9:30 a.m. Gear Vendors open
10 a.m. Beer Vendors open
3:30 all vendors close


Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141 United States
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