Saturday, October 11, 2014

Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014

Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 Last night Laura and I attended the 'Akron Craft Beer Festival' at the Civic Theatre. Neither of us had ever been to a beer fest before so we only had a rough idea of what to expect. You grab a tasting glass as you enter and get to sample as many of the 51 different beers by the 23 different breweries represented as you want. Each brewery had their own table and was pouring roughly 2 oz. samples mostly from bottles. Highlights were BrewDog, LaTrappe, Dieu du Ciel, and MadTree - but everything we tried was pretty darn good(except for Ohio Brewing - but that goes without saying). The Fest was all over the theatre - the main area was the lobby but they had beers upstairs too - it was nice to be able to take in how beautiful The Civic really is(especially with beer in hand). There were "free" appetizers and heavier fare available for purchase.The also debuted a 45 minute documentary about craft breweries that was interesting - although Laura was a little upset about the lack of women in the movie(there was one). It could feel a little chaotic with all those thirsty drinkers roaming everywhere but all in all we had a blast. I definitely see returning in future years...

Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 We got in line at about 7:50 - doors were at 8. Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 Waiting - have I mentioned how much I love my Sigma 35mm f/1.4? Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "Second Pour" - a Jackie O's Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "So Happy" Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 There was quite the turnout - but you never really had to wait that long for a drink.
Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014
"Lobby"
Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "Jovial Drinkers" Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "Tasting Glass" Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "Laura" Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "Cheers" Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014 "BrewDog" - from Scotland - they have a popular TV show. I loved their Hardcore IPA
Akron Craft Beer Festival 2014
The Civic and beer! - you should really come next year.

1 comment:

AkronCivicTheatre said...

We hope to see you back this year!