On Saturday, July 8th, Steele Hill Resort welcomed beer enthusiasts from near and far for the much-anticipated “A Brew with a View” beerfest. The event saw an impressive turnout, with over 200 attendees coming together to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, lively music, fun games, and, of course, the diverse selection of brews.
The beerfest was a veritable playground for craft beer aficionados. With over 90 varieties from more than 30 breweries and vendors, attendees were spoilt for choice. Whether a seasoned beer lover or a curious newcomer, everyone found a brew to enjoy. Festival attendees had the chance to vote for their favorite vendors and the results are in! The top voted breweries and distilleries were 603 Brewery and Tamworth Distillery tied for third place, Canteen Spirits for second place and the best brewery was Carlson Orchards!
The festivities were further amplified by the talented musicians Matt the Sax and Evan Foisy, who provided a perfect soundtrack to the event. The weather also played its part, holding off for most of the day with just a brief, refreshing rain shower throughout the event. The festival was not just about beer, as attendees enjoyed a variety of games like cornhole and a giant connect four game while taking in the beautiful vistas.
The brewfest also had a charitable angle, with the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction raising a total of $937. One of the main attractions of the day was the charity keg toss competition, with champions Justin Cutillo throwing the men’s keg 18 feet and Terry Pacheco impressing everyone by hurling the women’s keg an astonishing 30 feet! Attendees could also participate in a 50/50 raffle knowing that their contributions were going to a good cause.
There was prize giveaway where attendees had the opportunity to win some incredible prizes, including a vacation gift card and Steele Hill Adventure certificate. Catering to the hungry crowd, there was an array of food options available, with hot dogs, burgers, tacos, and large pretzels being some of the staples. Our VIP guests enjoyed an extra hour at the start of the event, special swag bags, and delightful hors d’oeuvres that complemented their beer tasting experience.
This year’s Brew with a View was a testament to the vibrant community surrounding Steele Hill Resort. A massive thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day with us! The success of this year’s Brew with a View has set the bar high, and we are already excitedly preparing for next year’s event. Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Brew with a View, set to take place on Saturday, July 13th. We can’t wait to welcome back old friends and make new ones at what promises to be another fantastic celebration of craft beer, music, food, and community.