Tony and I were on the fence about going to this beerfest, it was a bit on the pricy side at $50 a ticket (at the door – $40 presale). We figured that we would just go with the flow and see how we felt come Saturday at 3pm (when it started). Just in case we decided to go we figured that we should have a hearty lunch to absorb all of the beer samples. The weather was perfect on Saturday, not too hot, not too humid and a breezy little overcast. Grilling weather. Around 12 we had Allison, Jamie, Sloanie and Melissa over to enjoy some burgers.
How freaking adorable is she? Those gladiator sandals? Ah, I die.
While we were all chatting, Jamie made me the best bloody mary I have ever had in my life. I don’t know what he did to it, but it was amazing. I will no longer drink a bloody made by anyone other than Jamie.
I digress.. back to the food.
Allison made the broccoli slaw, I made the asparagus salad and the boys did the grilling. Everything was so good!
We all sat around eating and chatting for a few hours until Sloane let us know that it was nap time. Once everyone cleared out Tony and I decided that we were going to give the beerfest a go. Not too many things are walking distance from our house, but this was and we figured we should take advantage of it.
When we got in to the festival we were handed some koozies.
Tony and I read what they said and then busted out laughing. I guess this is a good place to advertise?
There were 150 different beers to try and I think about 10 different kinds of wine. The first place we stopped was the Blue Moon booth for a sample of their Honey Moon. Delish!
I followed that up with a taste of a white wine blend from Kendal Jackson.
Immediately I decided that switching back between wine and beer was not a good idea, so I stuck to beer from there on.
To take a little break from all the beer sampling, Tony and I got in on a game of corn hole.
Unfortunately we lost, but it was a close game! After that we grabbed a couple chairs up on the hill and people watched. There was a lot of it.
and of course took some self pics.
We stayed at the festival from about 4pm – 7:30 (it was from 3-8). Around 7:30 we were getting hungry and headed across the street to Hudson Grille for a bite before walking back home and calling it a night.
It was a really fun day and I am really glad that we went! I was worried that there would be too many people and that you would have to wait in lines all day to get a sample of beer. However, that was not the case. I guess there was enough different vendors that people were dispersed pretty well.
I definitely recommend going next year if you are in the area. However, I think we got really lucky with the mild temperatures and lack of humidity. If it was a typical day in June for Atlanta, I think that it would have been MUCH hotter.
Have you been to any festivals lately? What’s the best one?