Event Category: RenoTahoe
Raising money for the arts has never been more fun. On Friday, January 2017, the Nugget welcomes the Twenty-second Annual Sierra Arts Foundation Brew HaHa to the Rose Ballroom, beginning at 8 p.m. The event will feature over 100 brews, Artist Village and live music by MoJo Green to keep the party hopping throughout the evening.
Tickets for Brew HaHa available online through the Nugget Box Office or pick them up at Sierra Arts Foundation, 17 S. Virginia St.
For the past twenty-two years the Brew HaHa has helped generate much-needed funding for the Sierra Arts Foundation providing support for area artists and community arts programs, such as Arts in Education, the Elder Care Concert Series, and Music 1.2.1. A longtime area favorite, the 2017 event will shake things up with live music by MoJo Green and a VIP Brewers’ Reception beginning at 7 p.m.
A rare chance to speak with those who concoct the drafts in a private setting will be a highlight for those purchasing VIP tickets. A special area will be set up for this pre-event opportunity to sample beverages and speak to the brewers directly. Among the featured breweries this year are Silver Peak, Great Basin, New Belgium, Newcastle, Pyramid, Merchant du Vin, Anderson Valley, North Coast, Heineken, Mammoth, Stone, Deschutes, Big Sky, Sierra Nevada, Alaskan, Kona, Red Hook, Sam Adams and Rail City.
A wide array of raffle prizes will offer guests entertainment of another sort. A no-host bar and light snacks will also be available for those wanting a momentary distraction from malted barley and hops. The Artist Village will feature more than 40 local and regional artists and craftsman with everything from abstract paintings, functional ceramics, blown glass and handmade jewelry.
Tickets for the 2017 Sierra Arts Brew HaHa are $50 for general admission, or $65 for VIP tickets, 50% of which is tax-deductible. Cost of entry will include entertainment, a commemorative beer pint tumbler and all the beer one can responsibly drink. VIP tickets also include entrance to the private Brewers’ Reception at 7 p.m., and a seat in the exclusive VIP section, with a private dance floor directly in front of the stage