by Jen McFerrin
Eel River Brewing Company is proud to present its inaugural kickoff party for the summer season, Summer in the Triangle on Saturday, June 25th at the grounds of its pub at 1777 Alamar Way in Fortuna. Featuring a stage with live music by reggae artists, Ishi Dube, Jah Sun, and, Ju Drum – it’s a celebration of music and hops! This event will highlight Eel River’s Emerald Triangle line of craft brews including, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Double IPA, and will feature the release of the newest in the Emerald Triangle craft beer line, “707”. Favorites from its organic craft beer line will be available as well.
What began as an anniversary party commemorating 20 successful years in business, evolved into a large-scale, outdoor event with bands, beers and barbecue. Local craft beer lovers and longtime fans of Eel River Brewing may have noticed the re-branding effort that’s been rolling out over the past few months – including a new logo and new slogan and a focus on giving the Emerald Triangle craft beer product line its own unique identity. Summer in the Triangle is a celebration of the culmination of these efforts. With the Double IPA being released in bottles and on draft in May 2016 and a gold medal for the Pale Ale at the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition, the Emerald Triangle line is coming into its own. Eel River is proud to release the newest in this line, the “707” – a crisp, refreshing beer, well-suited for the Northern California lifestyle.
Eel River Brewing is excited to host some of Humboldt County’s favorite reggae acts for Summer in the Triangle. Ishi Dube along with fellow artist Jah Sun, co-founded the network of reggae artists called, Lioncamp. Nigerian born and former Femi Kuti drummer, Ju Drum will kick off the live music at 1:30pm.
This event is open to all ages. Those 21 years of age or older will be required to show a valid ID to purchase beer. Chef Dave will be working Eel River’s famous smoker and serving up barbecue plates. There will be games, a tie-dye booth and plenty of room for dancing. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs. Eel River Brewing branded camping chairs will be available inside for purchase. No pets allowed. Parking will be available on site.
For more information, please call 707.725.BREW or find the event on Facebook.