Tickets (which included the tasting mug) were $20 in advance.
The gates opened at noon and we got in line about 11:30am. There were people going down the line selling drink tokens (tokens were $1) and checking IDs, which made things efficient.
When the gate opened at noon, it didn't take long to get in. They gave out ball caps to the first 200 people through the gate. Alas, we weren't one of them.
All the beer I had were delicious!
My first stop was a lager from Naughty Otter.
Then I had a blonde from Brock Street Brewing Co.
Robbin from Robbin's Amazing Art was carving from a piece of a tree.
|Just after noon|
The weather was crazy. It was sunny ... then raining ... then sunny ... then raining.
Here are me and Gord. We ran into Kasie and Zeke, who we know from other beer fests ... they'd gotten a couple caps and gave me one of theirs (thanks!).
I had a hibiscus saison from Royal City Brewing Co.
I had a 12 Minutes to Destiny from Flying Monkeys.
The skies clouded over and it started to rain but that didn't dampen our spirits. At first, everyone headed for the cover of the tents but then gave up and stayed out when it rained.
I had a Henderson's Best and huddled under their tent for a while.
|Gord with the Henderson team|
I had an Against the Grain from High Park Brewery.
Here are Gord and I, wet from the rain.
We got hungry so we had a stax from Chimney Stax.
The sun came out and we dried out a bit.
We had pies from the Pie Commission.
|I had steak and cheese|
|Gord had pulled pork and mac 'n cheese|
It was a fun beer festival and I look forward to next year!