The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza started 25 years ago in Mammoth Lakes, California, in the parking lot of Whiskey Creek Restaurant with just a handful of breweries and beer lovers. The idea behind the event was simple—have some fun and introduce Mammoth’s locals and visitors to the joys of handcrafted beers. The second year we threw in some real blues bands and a lot more breweries and we’ve never looked back. From these humble beginnings, the festival is now recognized as one of the best beer and blues festivals in the United States.