Good title right? Well a great beer fest deserves a well titled post. The 2011 brestfest beer festival happened back on July 2nd at Fort Mason in San Francisco. This beer fest benefits various breast cancer related charities. It used to take place over the bay at Marin Brewing in Larkspur but it got too big a few years ago and moved to Fort Mason. And let me tell you – whoever is in charge of running this festival (I know Marin Brewing is a big part of it) knows what they are doing. What a great time drinking beer and hanging with friends. It was not overly crowded which is a huge plus for any festival that takes place at Fort Mason. The beer selection was also full of surprises and experiments. People bring some of their best stuff to this festival.
Marin and Moylan’s brought a bunch of beers. Two of my favorites from Marin Brewing were Albion Amber and AltarBoy. The Albion Amber rocked and not just for an amber–it is just a damn fine ale. Bear republic had Apex which is always a special beer to try. I also got to try a Dying Vines beer which was being poured by Linden Street. Oakland Brewing Co. was pouring too – first time I have seen them. They win for best named beer with Needs More Dog Pale Lager.
Enough from me – enjoy some more pictures of the fest – and go next year – or possibly just donate to the charity the festival is benefiting and stay home – we wouldn’t want the festival to get crowded.