What better way to spend a Saturday than at the Boulder Craft Beer Festival?! Unlimited samples of craft beers from twenty of Boulder’s best breweries were available, along with live music during the entire event, beer pong, ping pong, and plenty of other activities.
But of course, there is never a dull moment. Shortly after we arrived at the festival, the skies poured out buckets of rain, drenching everyone and everything at the event.
People huddled together underneath tents, trees, or any other dry area they could find to escape the rain (notice the clusters of people in the background of the photo above). Have no fear – a little rain storm won’t stop people from drinking beer! While some chose to ignore the rain all together, others made a run for more beer then sprinted back to shelter. Then there were other groups that picked up their entire tents to move right up next to the beer tents. Convenient solution!
After squeezing underneath a tent for a while, Brandon and I decided to make a run for it to find a better place to wait out the rain. It just so happened that his gym was right near the event, so we ran through a parking garage to get there and grabbed some towels to dry off. We ate the lunches we packed, and by that time the blue skies were back in the vicinity! We returned to the festival to continue our craft beer adventure.
We tasted a whole lot of different types of beers throughout the day, but one of my favorites was from Fate Brewing Company. They had Watermelon Kolsch Style Ale that was delicious, and so different from everything else I had tasted. Yum!
Have you attended a craft beer festival before? What are some of your favorite craft beers?