[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 8, 2018 — The Village at Squaw Valley kicks off Labor Day Weekend 2018 with the return of Foam Fest and Alpen Wine Fest. Foam Fest— one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area— welcomes beer enthusiasts to sample brews from more than 25 craft breweries while supporting Achieve Tahoe, a local non-profit sports program that serves people with disabilities. The Alpen Wine Fest is another longstanding favorite festival where wine lovers can swirl and sip a variety of wines from northern California’s wine country while simultaneously supporting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a non-profit that delivers health and wellness education program to help families living with MS thrive.

“Labor Day Weekend is one of the best weekends to spend in the Lake Tahoe area and we always look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to our annual festivals that benefit local, outstanding non-profits,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “The Alpen Wine Fest and Foam Fest events have something for everyone, wine and beer, amazing silent auction items, live music, shopping, and beautiful mountain scenery.” 

Foam Fest—Saturday, September 1 

The 29th annual Foam Fest kicks off Labor Day Weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley and will feature all-inclusive tastings from over 25 breweries plus an afternoon of live music from The California Honeydrops and Mojo Green. All proceeds benefit Achieve Tahoe, a unique North Lake Tahoe based non-profit organization teaching adaptive snowsports, paddle sports and water skiing to people of any age with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. The All Inclusive Beer Tasting Tickets are $35 via advanced online purchasing, $40 at the door, and $10 as a donation fee for entry without beer. Guests purchasing an All Inclusive Beer Tasting Ticket must be 21 or older. 

Participating breweries include:

ABK (Akienbrauerei Kaufbeuren), Alaskan Brewing Co, Alibi Ale Works, Anchor Brewing, Auburn Alehouse, Bear Republic Brewing Co, Belching Beaver Brewing, Black Hammer Brewing, Boochcraft, Deschutes Brewery, Drake's Brewing Co, Fifty Fifty Brewing Company, Gilman Brewing Company, Guinness/ Diageo, Half Moon Bay Brewing Co, Hard Frescos Brewing Co, HenHouse Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Company, Kona Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Melvin Brewing Co, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Sufferfest Beer Company, The Brewer's Cabinet and many more.

Alpen Wine Fest—Sunday, September 2 

The 30th annual Alpen Wine Fest returns on Sunday, September 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature all-inclusive wine tasting, live music from Beyond the Rails, and a huge silent auction. This year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary sparkling wines will also be among the participating wineries. All proceeds benefit Can Do MS, an organization that delivers health and wellness education program to help families living with MS thrive. Tickets for unlimited wine tastings are $40 via advanced online purchasing and $50 at the door. Guests who purchase the unlimited wine tasting ticket receive a crystal souvenir glass, but must be 21 years old or older. Guests who would like to attend both days of festivities can save $10 when purchasing a Combo Foam Fest and Alpen Wine Fest ticket for $60.

Uncorked Wine Bar and Retail Shop, located in The Village at Squaw Valley, coordinated the following winery participants, and is showcasing their wines for purchase: Adami, Andis Wines, Casa de Case Italian Wines, Cleto Chiarli, Cinelli Colombini, Damilano Winery, Domaine Cabirau, Escudo Real, Gold Crush Wines, Hatcher Winery, Highway 12 Winery, Illanta Wines, Dalla Terra Wines, Kermit Lynch Wines, Krutz Family Cellars, Lola Wines, Lumen Wine Co., Banville Wine Merchants, Mt. Beautiful Winery, Nuclear Wine Co., Olé Imports, Olema Wines, San Francisco Wine Exchange, Skurnik Wines, Cantina Terlano, Terra Valentine, Terre Rouge and Easton Wines, Vias Wines, Venge Vineyards, Vietti, Williams Selyem Winery and more. 

About Can Do MS

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS delivers health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.CanDo-MS.org or call 800-367-3101.

About The Village at Squaw Valley® 

The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call 866-818-6963 to learn more.    

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