Casting a leery eye at the clouds overhead, we arrived early and headed for the wrist band station.
When the first opportunity to snag a Class Five IPA presented itself, I took it.... at one of three pouring stations (plus the cask tasting table).
Inside, there was beer, live music and camaraderie and I have the pics to prove it:
|Soul Stew was the first band to play.|
|Beer and Music Fans|
|Pouring station #2, with eager beer lovers|
|Beer buds: Weston, Whit (TC staff) and Nick, blogger at Blog.Write.Repeat|
|Ladies who love beer and music|
|Soul Stew with a familiar face on drums|
|Isn't Josh McGee supposed to be making beer?|
|Thomas Creek co-founder Bill Davis enjoys hearing from fans.|
|Brewmaster Tom Davis listens gentlemanly to an appreciative beer lover.|
"Do you think this beer makes my eyes blue?"
|Enforcing new laws about the amount of beer the brewery can now sell to one person|
|Pouring the cask samples. Hooded cask is the mango infused IPA, waiting for more settling.|
Meanwhile, outside the crowd is growing and so is the rumbling in my tummy, so it's time to explore the food options:
|One of two trucks that braved the forecast rain.|
|Roast beef sammich sounds good and, what's that, a Blueberry Beer Cupcake?|
|Do I spot a pretzel necklace? Nice touch.|
|Ken, Glenda, and Jennifer toast the occasion with silos looking on.|
|Meanwhile, back at the cask table....|
|Waiting continues for the yeast to settle down so the cask can be tapped.|
|Success! The pouring begins!|
|I'm having a chat about the mango infusion with Bill (who admits that the Doppelbock is his favorite).|