On Saturday, Mary and I went to KGBfestival. I love beer festivals. I have been to a couple beer festivals here in Cville like Top of the Hops and Homebrew for Hunger. All of which have been awesome events. KGB beer festival was at the IX Art Park, which is a fun place with lots of colorful graffiti art. So at this particular beer festival we got 12 tickets and each ticket was worth a 4oz pour of beer. When I first saw this I was bummed because at Top of the Hops it is endless pours and there are no tickets evolved. However, 12 4oz pours of beer was plenty for me and half of the time they gave you very generous pours. Here is a list of all the breweries that attended. I was slacking on taking pictures in the tent of the different beers/breweries (oopsies). I know I know the beer is the whole point. However, I think I got some good shots of the graffiti and the music!
So my favorite beers were Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout from Three Notch'd Brewing Company and Pear Cider from Bold Rock. This was surprising to me because I am not usually a fan of stouts or cider. So the Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout is a perfect beer for winter and I imagine being around a campfire on a cold night drinking this. You can really taste the graham crackers, but it wasn't too sweet. It is a MUST TRY for sure. It was a rather heavy beer though. Next the Pear Cider, this beer was so crisp, refreshing and drinkable. It was a nice change from all the heavy stouts. It was like champagne beer. Usually I stay away from cider beer, but maybe I should give it chance more.