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For Immediate Release
Monday June 24, 2013

Laura Longero

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18th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues a Huge Success Sales Numbers Up Across the Board; People’s Choice Winners Announced

RENO, Nev. (June 24, 2013) – More than 40,000 people descending upon downtown Reno to partake in the 18th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues festival Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. Equal parts barbeque block party, microbrew tasting event and music festival, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Virginia St. was packed with attendees that perused dozens of vendor and craft booths, sampled microbrews from more than 40 breweries from around the world, chowed down on delicious barbeque from 10 food different food booths and rocked out to incredible free live entertainment from big-name bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and the Greg Kihn Band.

Tasting package sales were up 12 percent over 2012 sales and overall sales for the two-day event were up approximately 24 percent from the previous year.

Beer tasters crowned Rubicon Brewing Company out of Sacramento the favorite brewery for the 2013 People’s Choice awards. Rubicon’s Monkey Knife Fight Pale Ale also took home the honors for favorite beer.

The Eldorado Hotel Casino appreciates each brewery, vendor, musician, guest and staff member who helped make the 18th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival a success. For more information and pictures of the festival, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Call the Eldorado for details at 775-786-5700.