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Brew HaHa to support Sierra Arts programs
by Tribune Staff
Feb 02, 2012 | 586 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Raising money for the arts has never been more fun. On Friday, John Ascuaga’s Nugget welcomes the 17th annual Sierra Arts Brew HaHa to the Rose Ballroom, beginning at 8 p.m. The event will feature 35 breweries and live music by Del Castillo to keep the party hopping throughout the evening.

For the past 17 years the Brew HaHa has helped generate much-needed funding for the Sierra Arts Foundation, which provides support for area artists and community arts programs, such as Arts in Education, the Elder Care Concert Series and the Arts Infusion Project. A longtime area favorite, the 2012 event will shake things up with live music by Del Castillo and a VIP brewers’ reception beginning at 7 p.m.

VIP ticket holders will get a rare chance to speak with those who concoct the drafts in a private setting. A special area will be set up for this pre-event opportunity to sample beverages and speak to the brewers directly. Among the featured breweries this year are Buckbean, Silver Peak, Great Basin, New Belgium, Newcastle, Pyramid, Merchant du Vin, Anderson Valley, North Coast, Heineken, Mammoth, Stone, Deschutes, Big Sky, Sierra Nevada, Alaskan, Kona, Red Hook, Sam Adams and Rail City. Select brewers will also feature beer and cheese pairings with cheeses provided by Cabot Creamery.

There will be a wide array of raffle prizes. A no-host bar and light snacks will also be available.

Tickets for the 2012 Sierra Arts Brew HaHa are $50 for general admission, or $60 for VIP tickets, 50 percent of which is tax-deductible. Cost of entry will include entertainment, a commemorative beer pint tumbler and all the beer one can responsibly drink. VIP tickets also include entrance to the private brewers’ reception at 7 p.m., and a seat in the exclusive VIP section, with a private dance floor directly in front of the stage. Sierra Arts members will receive a $5 discount per ticket.

For more information, visit www.sierra-arts.org or call 329-2787.
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