The interior of Shanty Shack Brewing, with green walls and many customers.

Featured Brewery of the Week—Shanty Shack Brewing

June 26th, 2019

Co-Owners Brandon Padilla & Nathan Van Zandt first met while Brandon was working at 7 Bridges, the home br more...


May 2nd, 2018 | , HarvestMoon

Einstok Beer, featured craft brewery at the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes, California

Einstök Ölgerð has the honor of being our first Featured Brewery of the Week. Each week you will have the opportunity to learn about one of the festival’s participating brewers so tune in and check out all the brewers and their fine beers and ciders you will soon be tasting at the 23rd Annual Mammoth Festival of B more...

Nothing says summer fun in the mountains like this party in the pines!

April 19th, 2018 | , HarvestMoon

The 23rd Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza. August 2–5, 2018. Mammoth Lakes, California.

Start the clock! In a little over three months, it’s time for my favorite party in the pines, the 23rd annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes, California. It’s really hard to believe this amazing gem of a festival has been around for more than two decades, but each year, it just keeps get more...

It’s the final countdown! Everything you need to know about Bluesapalooza.

July 20th, 2017 | , HarvestMoon

Yahoo! We’re just two weeks from today to the best party of the Summer in Mammoth Lakes! And this handy guide tells you everything you need to know: what to bring, where to park, schedules, map and loads more. It’s a quick read, and will help you get the most from your Bluesapalooza experience. Check it out more...

Empowering Women Take the Stage at this Year’s Bluesapalooza!

June 30th, 2017 | , HarvestMoon

When you think of American musical history, no one can dispute that classic female blues singers were the pioneers in the record industry. They were among the first black singers and blues artists recorded and their contributions led the way for improvisation on melodic lines, unusual phrasing, and vocal dramatics like more...

This Year’s Craft Beer Festival Forecast: Flavorful, with Bourbon and Sour Added to the Mix!

April 18th, 2017 | , HarvestMoon

Now in its 22nd year, it’s no secret that the Mammoth Festival of Beers is one of the best craft beer festivals in the West. When you have the opportunity to taste from an amazing array of 200+ craft beers over not one, but two days, while kickin’ your way through wood chips, and smelling that wonderful pine scent, more...

One thing you can depend on: Everybody’s Playin’ the Blues at this Year’s Bluesapalooza!

March 14th, 2017 | , HarvestMoon

It’s the blues in Bluesapalooza that’s kept our mountain resort festival so fun for 22 years and counting. And one thing you can depend on at our four-day festival in the pines is that we’ve never strayed from our blues roots. We’re committed to presenting an amazing variety of artists from around the world—a more...

Shoppin’ at altitude will do you just fine at this year’s Bluesapalooza!

June 28th, 2016 | , HarvestMoon

They don’t call it retail therapy for nothing. Psychologists say shopping really does make you happier, and that there’s plenty of positive consequence to buying oneself a small (or large) treat. I get it! That’s why I’m always intrigued by what kind of retail adventure awaits me at Bluesapalooza. Where else ca more...

It’s Summertime Taste Bud Fun at Bluesapalooza!

June 22nd, 2016 | , HarvestMoon

There’s no question that craft beer is the mainstay at Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza, but good food is an integral part of the 4-day party as well, and this year’s event will have your taste buds in happy mode. You’ll find a gallery of favorite eats (and desserts, too) from many of Mammoth’s finest more...

Raising a glass to this year’s lineup!

April 19th, 2016 | , HarvestMoon

21st Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Lineup Video

Check it all out in this year’s lineup video. For more musical insight, read what we have to say about it here: If you’ve never been to the Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza, or even if you have, just know this is the year to attend because it’s one of the more exciting musical lineups we’ve p more...

Festival Fashion

April 12th, 2016 | ,

Mammoth Bluesapalooza festival fashion

Feel free to bring your Festival Fashion A-game to Bluesapalooza, but don’t forget that Mammoth Lakes (and Sam’s Woodsite, especially) are a little more intense than your average fest venue. With that in mind, here are our survival tips: Wear closed-toed shoes! Sam’s Woodsite is a wooded lot among more...