Eel River Brewing Company continues the celebration of their twenty first year in business with their kickoff party for the summer season, Summer in the Triangle on Saturday, June 24th . This year’s event features a more festival-like environment with boot stompin’ music by Lone Star Junction, Kindred Spirits, and the Kent Stephenson Band, as well as local vendor booths, games, and the brewery’s award-winning beer on tap.
This year marked significant growth and some change for Eel River Brewing. The purchase and installation of a custom Codi Canning line in late 2016 resulted in the expansion of their Organic California Blonde Ale and Emerald Triangle Pale Ale beer brands. The brewery heads into the third quarter producing more beer than ever before. This boom in sales allowed for the creation of new positions throughout the company. This year also saw the retirement of co-founder Margaret Frigon, who oversaw the pub and restaurant from the time it was built in 1995.
Eel River Brewing is excited to host a line up highlighting Humboldt County’s toe tappin’ root music makers. Music starts at 1pm with the Kent Stephenson Band – known for “great harmonies, and movin’ danceable spellbinding jams”. Kindred Spirits follows bringing their unique style of “raucous fast bluegrass, to contemplative ballads, and far out jams” to the Summer in the Triangle stage. Headlining is local outlaw country band, Lone Star Junction. Playing a mix of country standards and originals, Lone Star Junction combines the “classic sounds of country music and a hot rod Nashville Telecaster”.
This year’s Summer in the Triangle seeks to celebrate the spirit of camaraderie and collaboration in Humboldt County. The festival will be host to local businesses selling their handmade goods. Vendors include: Bohemian Mermaid, CC Sea Pearls, Dragon Art Glass, Endless Jewelry Arcata, Goldenhares – Textiles Eco Printing, Humboldt Hot Sauce, Humboldt Spice Company, Sandy’s Stuff, and Solace Threads. Each booth contains a unique offering of locally-made products to the event. Plus, the winning home brewer from ERB’s Great American Beer Festival ProAm Brewing Competition will be announced.
Summer in the Triangle is a free event, open to all ages. Those 21 years of age or older will be required to show a valid ID to purchase beer. 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 camping chairs will be available inside for purchase. No pets allowed. Parking will be available on site.