2020 Brewery & Cidery Application
25th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
July 30 – August 2, 2020
  • 25 years of Blues and Brews in the High Sierra! Come help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

    Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza takes place July 30 – August 2, 2020, with the Grand Tasting being held on Saturday and Sunday, August 1–2. By submitting this application, your brewery/cidery will be evaluated for participation on either Saturday, Sunday, or both days. This application must be submitted by April 12th, 2020, to be considered for participation.

    All breweries must fit the definition of “craft” by the Brewers Association (https://www.brewersassociation.org/statistics/craft-brewer-defined/).

    All California breweries must be current members of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) to participate. To join the CCBA contact info@californiacraftbeer.com. Membership dues must be up to date by June 30, 2020.
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  • This will go on the Breweries page, and will link back to your website.
  • Leading up to the festival, we feature selected breweries for one week each on our blog and social platforms. Great way to promote your brewery!
  • We will supply you with photos and copy and would appreciate you posting at least once per month!
  • You will receive 4 complimentary 4-Day Passes (food vouchers not included) for brewery employees. Up to 6 additional passes are available for purchase at a discounted price.
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  • We expect equal numbers of attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

    Special consideration will be given to breweries who are able to pour on Sunday or both days.

    If you leave early or fail to show up for your designated day(s), your brewery will not be allowed to return in future years.
  • This is very important to our selection process!
  • Insurance Requirements

    Mammoth Beers, LLC special event insurance carrier requires that all participating breweries provide a current and valid certificate of insurance. You are required to name the following as additionally insured:

    Mammoth Beers, LLC (dba Mammoth Brewing Company)
    PO Box 611, 18 Lake Mary Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

    The Woods At Mammoth Lakes, LLC, 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428

    HarvestMoon Presents Inc.,1163 Main Street, Suite C, Morro Bay CA 93442-2088

    Oetiker Partners, 5781 Minaret Rd. Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

    California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA)
    555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1275, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Please make the expiration date on or after 8/3/2020. A copy of your insurance certificate is required for brewery participation, so please forward your updated forms to Rhonda at bluesabrewers@mammothbrewingco.com or mailed to HarvestMoon, Inc, 1163 Main Street, Suite C, Morro Bay CA 93442-2088 by May 30, 2020.
  • Please Bring

    Like last year, the event license holder and bar sales beneficiaries are the California Craft Brewers Association and other non-profit organizations. We ask that you bring:

    - 4 kegs (2bbls, either on draft or case equivalent), if you are pouring on Saturday only, of your most popular and/or unique beers.
    - 3 kegs (1.5 bbls, either on draft or case equivalent), if you are pouring on Sunday only of your most popular and/or unique beers.
    - 7 kegs (3.5bbls, either on draft or case equivalent) if pouring both days.

    You also will need to bring draft equipment and other customary stuff, and this will all be outlined in a separate letter.

    This is our 25th Anniversary, so we are expecting a record crowd. Our attendees are coming with high expectations, and this is your opportunity to dazzle them by bringing your best and most creative brews to celebrate twenty-five years of blues and brews in the High Sierra!
  • We Provide

    - Attendance at Brewer’s Reception on Friday night*
    - Brewer’s Bux (redeemable at MBC Festival Merchandise Tent), and other brewery goodies
    - Four (4) complimentary 4-Day Brewer’s Wristbands for brewery employees
    - The opportunity to advance purchase up to six (6) additional discounted passes (not Brewer’s Wristbands)

    *We will host the private Friday Night Brewer’s Reception, inside the venue, for industry people only. Everyone attending the Reception must be wearing a Bluesapalooza wristband (either a complimentary BREWER’s Wristband or a purchased event wristband valid for attendance on Friday). Those wearing a BREWER’s Wristband will receive complimentary admission to the Reception. All others, with an event wristband, must a) be on the guest list, and b) pay $20 CASH at the entrance to the Reception.

    Brewers pouring on Saturday are welcome to taste beer on Sunday, and those pouring on Sunday are welcome to taste on Saturday during the Grand Tasting hours.
  • Lodging Assistance

    All selected breweries qualify for Lodging Assistance from our participating Lodging Sponsors. Based on your invitation to pour, breweries pouring one (1) day (either Saturday or Sunday) will receive two (2) nights lodging credit for a maximum $200.00 per stay per brewery. Breweries pouring two (2) days (both Saturday and Sunday) will receive three (3) nights lodging assistance for a maximum $300.00 per stay per brewery. Please be aware that most condominiums are one- or two-bedroom units with shared occupancy. Discounted rates are available for larger units and/ or additional nights through our Lodging Sponsors; please contact Rhonda Duggan for details.
  • Minimum two people per sleeping area.
  • Brewery Agreement

    RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: The Brewery, on behalf of itself, its successors, assigns, heirs, employees, officers, directors, and agents (hereinafter collectively “The Brewery and its Associates”), being fully aware that participation in the event titled MAMMOTH FESTIVAL OF BEERS AND BLUESAPALOOZA (hereinafter “The Event”), may expose The Brewery and its Associates to a risk of property damage, personal injury and/or death, hereby releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWERS ASSOCIATION, HARVESTMOON, INC and MAMMOTH BREWING COMPANY, their officers, directors, trustees, employees, agents, representatives, volunteers, and servants, and all other persons, associates, and contractors connected with The Event, and any other sponsors, individuals, or corporations associated with The Event (hereinafter collectively “The Companies and Sponsors”), from any and all liability, whether caused by negligence or recklessness of The Companies and Sponsors or otherwise, arising out of or relating to The Brewery and its Associates’ participation in The Event.

    INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: The Brewery shall indemnify and hold harmless The Companies and Sponsors against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, suits in law or equity, personal injuries, death, damage, costs and liabilities of every kind and nature whatsoever, directly or proximately resulting from or caused by any act or omission of The Brewery and its Associates, or any of its guests, patrons, or invitees, arising out of or relating to The Event (hereinafter “Brewery-related Claim”), and The Brewery shall, at its sole risk and expense, defend any and all Brewery-Related Claims that may be brought or instituted against The Companies and Sponsors, and The Brewery shall pay and satisfy any judgment or decree which may be rendered against The Companies and Sponsors in any Brewery-related Claim, and the Brewery shall pay for any and all damage, theft, or loss to the property of The Companies and Sponsors directly or proximately caused by The Brewery and its Associates, guests, patrons, and invitees.

    SCOPE OF RELEASE AND SECTION 1542 WAIVER: The Brewery, on behalf of The Brewery and its Associates, agrees to this Release of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue with full knowledge of California Civil Code Section 1542 which reads: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” The provisions of this statute are hereby waived.
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    Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance.