A lot of beer fests tend to blend together; same thing with different scenery, but what sets Smoke in the Valley apart from most other fests is their focus on home brewers. Dollar for dollar I think your ticket money is best spent sampling the hidden treasures fermenting in random garages and basements speckled throughout… Continue reading Smoke in the Valley 2016 – Return of the Home Brew
As I sit here drinking one of my coveted Captain’s Daughters I am reminded of the great time I had last weekend at Smoke in the Valley. Put on by the same people as Freedom Fest this past July, this was a similar fest only this time located in Seymour and on a much bigger… Continue reading Smoke in the Valley 2015 – Home Brew Reigns Supreme
I am a big fan of sour beers, so when I heard there was going to be a beer festival with ONLY sour beers I bought my VIP ticket immediately. Captain Lawrence Brewery out of Elmsford, NY hosted their 2nd annual Sour’d in September this past weekend on Sept. 12. On premises were ~50… Continue reading SOUR’D in September @ Captain Lawrence
This past Saturday, July 18th at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, Connecticut many a beer was drank in the name of Freedom at the 1st Annual Freedom Fest Craft Beer Festival. And with over 70 breweries, 6 food trucks, a tent full of home brewers and an entire pig, everyone there was free to get their fill.… Continue reading Freedom Fest 2015
This past weekend Pluckman, Jesse Styles, and Jessie May spent the day at scenic Oyster Shell Park in South Norwalk, CT enjoying the 2nd Annual Ninety9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival. All in all it was a fantastic event, from the planning and organization all the way down to the last swill of beer. There was… Continue reading 2nd Annual Ninety9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival
On December 13, 2014, Johnny Pluckman and The Hipster King were cordially invited to attend BEER CONN at The Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They both missed their trains, but luckily they found a Good Samaritan willing to cart this precious cargo to the event. Armed with only a tasting glass, a pen and pad,… Continue reading Remember That Time We Went to BEER CONN?