Small groups seeking a getaway showcasing a bounty of superb brews matched with compelling cuisine should set their sights on Yosemite at the start of June. That’s when one of the famed locale’s most renowned properties—the Tenaya Lodge—debuts their first annual High Sierra Hops event, which includes both adults-only and family-friendly components.
Slated for June 1 and 2 and forged in partnership with South Gate Brewing Company, the celebratory weekend will showcase some of the best craft beer the area has ‘on tap.’ The fun includes an exclusive beer pairing dinner and a casual backyard barbecue brew party. Attendees can come for the day or purchase an overnight package that includes accommodations and access to a bounty of brews and enticing eats.
The weekend will begin with an enchanting, adults-only Beer Pairing Dinner at Tenaya’s open-air Pavilion on the evening of Friday, June 1. The night kicks off with a beer and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a three-course dinner paired with local craft beer. Adding to the intrigue, expert brewers from South Gate Brewing Company will be sharing their insights about each craft beer. Live tunes from the talented Eva Scow will round out the night at this memorable event for a limited number of guests. Tickets to the beer pairing dinner are $125 per person.
On Saturday night a casual, family-friendly Pool Party Tasting event will enliven Tenaya’s inviting outdoor pool and encircling lawn area. The shindig will show off signature South Gate Brewing Company pints and tastings, as well as gourmet barbecue eats, house-made root beer floats, live music by local band HR7 and lawn games. Attendees receive a souvenir High Sierra Hops mug to commemorate the fun. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. and is $85 per adult and $35 per child ages 3-12.
Tickets for the events can be purchased individually through the concierge at 877-247-9241. Guests who purchase tickets for both events receive discounted pricing of $195 per adult. Visitors also can book the resort’s High Sierra Hops two-night package, comprising a premium lodge or cottage room accommodations, two tickets to the beer pairing dinner, two tickets to the barbecue beer event, two Sierra Restaurant beer mimosa vouchers and a welcome amenity that includes two souvenir pint glasses, an event growler and snacks. The package is bookable at http://www.tenayalodge.com/hops using promo code SIERRAHOPS and starts at $1,039 for the weekend.
If you’re not familiar with Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, the popular all-season resort is set by Yosemite National Park’s South Gate and offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. The property is also home to several unique dining options and an impressive spa, and is the site of many meetings and events. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com.