Monday, September 9, 2013

BrewHaHa Blast

As expected, the first annual BrewHaHa Festival in Anderson, SC this past Saturday was a genuinely fun event. Lots of people came to taste and enjoy and lots of people who didn't are going to be disappointed when they hear what a great time was had.

Fantastic examples of the Craft Brewer's Art were available for tasting and also some very interesting names: Angry Mango, Fish Paralyzer among them. I'll get more into the details a little later on but here are some images I took that give an accurate over-all impression of the day's activities.
First performer, Sam Anderson, getting some relief from the intense sun.
Anderson Valley (no relation) Brewing from Northern CA contributed to the tasting array.

His answer to the question, "why harbaneros and mangoes?"

Will McCameron, (ctr), of Brewery 85, brought his crew and brew to the VIP tent.

Bucolic scene prior to the crowds arriving.

Check in is easy for the early arrivals.
Are they ordering more beer?

Beer chic? Oskar Blues gave these cans with beads away with obvious results.

Enjoyed my sample of this Sweetwater brew but never learned the reason for the name.

Darby Wilcox enlivened yet another beer event. Good music goes with good beer.

Thomas Creek's tent was a good place to start for those thinking of joining the homebrewing crowd.

Adam Mangel of the Clemson Brew Crew stirs the wort while brewing on-site.

This is where those cans were given away. Along with tasty beer samples.

One of my favorite names and beers of the day by RJ Rockers, it's a Belgian Style Pale Ale.

Seminar session seemed to be open and well attended.

Flipside, a red IPA was welcomed for the first time in Anderson.

Beer brats, smoked salmon and meatballs from Summa Joe's awaiting their beer pairing.

Stephanie advising interested beer lovers on the finer points of Thomas Creek's offerings.

And this is one of their offerings. Very interesting blend of flavors of a very versatile beer.
Beer folks sure are friendly.

Getting busy in the beer tents.

Pouring Terrapin's Pumpkin Fest!

Goretex (that's what he's known by) of Uptown Lounge, Anderson, is quite the chef.

Didn't get their names but they sure liked pretzels!!

Winding down and time for a break.

Stay tuned for more details and additional photos! Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this year's event, however I hope to make next years. Enjoying your pics was the next best thing. It looks like everyone was having a good time.