Big Red Pour Festival Report

I’m still trying to figure out Draft magazine’s Big Red Pour. Was it a beer festival? A rock concert? A silent auction? A turkey slaughterhouse? If you too had stood in the landscape-devouring shadow of Mount Turkeyleg, you’d guess the latter. It was awe inspiring. At one point, its saucy peak nearly sundered the canopy […]

Victory at Sea Review

In last week’s beer fest report, I forgot to mention one particularly tasty sample: Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea. From what I heard after the festival, this coffee vanilla imperial porter upstaged many of the other beers. Unfortunately I didn’t remember what it tasted like (even though I did try it — probably late in […]

Strong Beer Fest | Part 3

I may have oversold this chapter with that “pure unadulterated insanity” business, but some strange and amusing things did happen (as they sometimes do when alcohol’s involved). Here are the festival’s oddest moments.