The Beer Advocate Extreme Brewers Fest
was held on a sunny, cold day in February. Due to some confusion
on the start time we arrived one hour before the fest started. This
turned out to be a great fortune since by the time the doors opened
the line went down the street and around the corner.
Once inside we had to decide on what
to try first. Surly brewing was spotted from across the room so
we rushed over their to try their Darkness stout. It was a very
smooth, malty, and extremely tasty beer. One of our favorites for
the day. Nearby we saw our friend Steve at Three Floyds. He poured
us some Dreadnaught IPA and told us Dark Lord stout wouldn't be
available until later in the day. Unfortunately,
we were busy sampeling other beers and got in line too late for
the Dark Lord.
Most of the fest was spent wandering
between brewers and trying various beers we can not normally purchase.
There were quite a few beers on cask available, which we took full
advantage of, plus beers we tried beers made with peanuts, plums,
raspberrys and even chili peppers. Neither of us found a beer we
Besides the beer, we ran into several
friends from the North Shore Brewers and met a couple of people
we only saw once at other events. We were also lucky enough to speak
with several brewers about their beers and brewing experience. Overall
it was a terrific time that went by way too fast.
from the fest