What goes better together than cold beer and great music? Get your tickets for Foam Fest and enjoy both while taking in the majestic beauty of the Sierra Nevada. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Foam Fest, an afternoon that joins craft beer and live music with proceeds benefitting local nonprofit Achieve Tahoe.

Swing by The Village at Squaw Valley on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend for your chance to sample the wares offered by more than 30 regional breweries. With over 40 varieties of craft beer to choose from, whether you’re looking for something on the golden lager side or perhaps a darker, more hoppy, amber type of ale, you won’t be disappointed. And knowing that you’re sipping suds for a good cause will make that frosty cold adult beverage taste even better.

SERVING SMILES at Foam Fest. Courtesy photo

The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. with the bluegrass sounds of Truckee’s own Lost Whiskey Engine. Featured performer ALO takes the stage at 4 p.m. Rooted in rock, the Golden State-based Animal Liberation Orchestra’s musical history spans more than two decades.

Tickets are available online for $35 plus a $1.50 processing fee or at the event for $40. Guests must be 21 years or older to purchase a beer ticket. Ten dollars from each ticket purchased, as well as all funds raised through the sale of sponsorships and raffle tickets, will be donated to Achieve Tahoe to the direct benefit of individuals with disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.

For over 50 years, Achieve Tahoe has offered individuals with disabilities, including veterans, adaptive summer and winter programs that foster health, confidence, and independence. This philanthropic organization came to exist in 1967 after Jim Winthers, World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and director of the Soda Springs Ski School, brought together a group of wounded Vietnam veterans as they learned to navigate life with their disabilities. The group taught themselves how to ski and from there Achieve Tahoe was born. Five decades later, their mission remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence through programs promoting education, socialization, and employment.


INFO: achievetahoe.org, squawalpine.com