On Saturday, July 9th, the popular A Brew With A View beerfest was held on the grounds of Steele Hill Resort under a blanket of sunshine providing perfect weather for the event with temperatures in the high seventies. This was a sellout year for the 7th annual brewfest, with many attendees either staying overnight with the A Brew With A View Getaway promotional package or purchasing their tickets weeks to months in advance, counting down the days until the big event. Once the clock hit 4pm on the big day, VIP guests began their tastings sporting their new drawstring sport packs, rainbow lensed sunglasses and the beer tasting essential, pretzel necklaces from the exclusive SWAG bag. There were delicious hors d’oeuvres to enjoy for the first hour of the event as well as tasty brews unique to the VIP hour. General Admission guests entered right at 5pm joining in alongside the VIP ticket holders, taking delight in the multiple varieties of local craft brews.
Matt the Sax provided an excellent melodic mix matching the vibe perfectly for this year’s event. Incorporating his saxophone, guitar and excellent vocals into his musical performance, Matt got the crowd up and dancing with brews in hand. The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction also joined in on the fun this year by hosting a 50/50 raffle and our first annual Keg Toss competition, raising a total of nearly $1,200 to be donated to local families in need! Event goers got to test their strength by seeing how far they could hurl a keg with all proceeds benefiting the children and families of the Lakes Region. There was a men’s and women’s division where the furthest throw in each category was awarded a $150 Path Resorts gift Card. The women’s winner was Nicole Carr who was able to launch the keg a distance of 36.5 feet. In the men’s division, Mike Kent was able to take the gold with a throw of 28 feet exactly. Congrats to both of our Keg Toss winners and all competitors who went out to show their strength while donating to a great cause.
Our annual people’s choice Brew with a View awards were also a big hit this year. Event attendees enjoyed using their voting stones to vote for their favorite breweries and the top three vendors this year were:
- First Place: Kettlehead Brewing Company
- Second Place: ‘Merican Mule
- Third Place: Two Roads Brewing Company
The success of this incredible annual brewfest would not be possible without the help from our staff, distributors, vendors and of course the enthusiastic beerfest attendees! We would like to send out a huge “Thank You” to all involved! We cannot wait until the 2023 A Brew With A View event, taking place on Saturday, July 8th.