For Immediate Release
Thursday June 5, 2014
RENO, Nev. (June 5, 2014) – Equal parts barbeque block party, micro-brew tasting event and rock and blues festival, the Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues festival has become synonymous with summer. The unofficial kick-off to summer happens a little earlier this year with a newly added Samuel Adams beer and food pairing event held at the BuBinga Lounge inside the Eldorado Resort Casino on Thursday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will kick-off the 19th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival, which is set for June 20-21.
The Samuel Adams beer and food pairing will feature six stations with delectable food items matched with Samuel Adams ciders, ales and stouts for $55 per person.
Guests will be treated to Angry Orchard Hard Cider paired with an oyster on the half shell with green apple and Angry Orchard Cider mignonette; White Lantern Ale accompanies mussels steamed in the ale with leeks, cilantro, orange zest and butter. At another station the Rebel IPA is paired with spicy Thai coconut curry, red curry paste, lemongrass, ginger, “snake” beans, sweet potatoes tomatoes and mint while Boston Lager and Iceman Cider are served alongside an Iceman Cider brined pork tenderloin with apricot-cider BBQ sauce. Coffee-dusted lamb chops are set to be washed down with the 13th Hour Stout and a cherry frangipane tart is accompanied by the Cherry Wheat Ale.
Street side on Friday and Saturday, the Eldorado will have the perfect complement to the festival's variety of microbrews. Food booths will line Virginia Street serving a variety of tasty options from traditional barbecue fare such as slow smoked brisket, St. Louis style ribs and whole hog pulled pork served with creamy coleslaw, baked beans and cornbread. All American favorites like Geno’s smoked New York steak sandwich, buffalo style chicken wings, hotdogs and grilled hamburgers can also be found. More eclectic offerings like BBQ Asian Ribs with Pho Mein Special BBQ Sauce and fire roasted corn with roasted poblano-cilantro crema and ground cotija cheese will also be available. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in fruit cobbler and ice cream.
Attendees can wash it all down with a selection of the Eldorado's own custom microbrews from The Brew Brothers or the more than 50 microbreweries from around the world. The $30 daily or $50 weekend tasting package includes an eight ounce souvenir cup and unlimited tastings. VIP packages are also available for one-day at $100 or two-day for $120. The packages include a commemorative tasting mug with unlimited beer tasting wrist band (for one or two days), a 64-ounce Growler filled once with choice of The Brew Brothers beer and a BBQ platter from main food booth.
Northern Nevada breweries pouring samples at this year’s event include; The Brew Brothers, Battle Born, BJ’s Brewery, Brewer’s Cabinet, High Sierra Brewing Co., Stoneyhead Brewery, Brasserie Saint James, Great Basin Brewing Co. and Ruby Mountain Brewing Co. Additional stateside breweries include; Alaskan Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing Co., Anheuser Busch, Bison Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Co., Brooklyn Brewing, Big Sky Brewing Co., Black Diamond Brewing Co, Boston Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Drakes Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Full Sail Brewing Co., Grand Teton Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Joseph James Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery, Mammoth Brewing CO., Miller Coors Brewing, New Belgium Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., North Coast Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pyramid Brewery, Rogue Brewing Co., Rubicon Brewing Co., Santa Fe Brewing Co., Speakeasy Brewery, Tenaya Creek Brewery and more.
Imported brews include; Merchant Du Vin Brewery from Belgium, Fuller’s Brewery from London, Hacker Pschorr Brewery from Munich, Germany and Stiegl Radler from Austria. Cider fans can enjoy offerings from Ace Cider Co., Common Cider Co., Original Sin Elderberry Cider and Vermont Hard Cider Co.
And in the midst of it all are two outdoor stages featuring non-stop rock and blues. Headlining this year’s event are Tommy Castro & The Painkillers and John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band and Friends, including Alex Ligertwood of Santana and Wally Palmar of The Romantics. Additionally attendees can see the U.S. Air Force Band, Mobility; American roots music artist, Shane Dwight; critically acclaimed rock and blues guitar groover, Eric Sardinas; soulful South Bay guitarist and vocalist Maxx Cabello Jr.; high-energy harmonica and horns blues band Delta Wires; plus festival favorites the Jason King Band, Carolyn Dolan Blues Band, Rick Hammond Blues Band and Buddy Emmer Blues Band.
There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with the 19th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, set for Friday, June 20 from 2 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.eldoradoreno.com for more information or call 1-800-648-5966 to book your stay.
Full Schedule for the 19th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival
Third Street Stage
Friday, June 20
4pm – U.S. Air Force Band, Mobility
6pm – Shane Dwight Band
Saturday, June 21
11:30am – Rick Hammond Blues Band
1:30pm – Carolyn Dolan Blues Band
3:30pm – Delta Wires
5:30pm – Eric Sardinas
Fourth Street Stage
Friday, June 20
3pm – Jason King Band
5pm – Buddy Emmer Band
7pm – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Saturday, June 21
11am – Buddy Emmer Blues Band
1pm – Maxx Cabello Jr.
3pm – U.S. Air Force Band, Mobility
5pm – John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band and Friends
Alex Ligertwood, lead singer of Santana
Wally Palmer, lead singer of The Romantics
7pm – Shane Dwight Band