Cancellation of Mountain Brewers Beer Fest
It is with regret that the North American Brewers Association must cancel the 2020 Mountain Brewers Beer Fest. Restrictions in Idaho’s fourth phase of recovery includes an extension of social distancing. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a solution to staging a customary (and fun!) beer festival while observing social distancing and protecting the health and safety of brewers, patrons, and our staff. This was no easy decision, yet we have reluctantly joined other beer events such as the GABF and Great British Beer Festival along with the Oregon Brewers Festival and Munich’s Oktoberfest, all of which were scheduled at nearly the same time or after the revised August date of our events.
The next Mountain Brewers Beer Fest will be held on Saturday June 5th, 2021. We know that seems a long time off… and we feel the same way. We will also be celebrating Idaho Beer Week with all the tap takeovers and promotional events you’ve come to expect downtown, Idaho Falls. Idaho Beer Week will once again immediately precede the festival, running from May 31st through June 5th , 2021.
Next, for those of you who purchased a ticket for the now cancelled 2020 event we will be sending to you, in a separate email, information on how to either receive a refund, or as an option have your ticket carry over to 2021 with a special offer added to only those who pre-purchased a 2020 ticket. We will make a compelling offer to those of you who agree to hang on to your ticket.
We hope you will understand this difficult decision, and that everyone who enjoyed the festival in the past, as well as first time beer lovers, will plan on joining us in June of 2021 for a return of the breweries, beer, music, food, fun and friends. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Mountain Brewers Beer Fest…Cheers!