November 4th, 2007

Maine Brewers' Festival

Maine Brewers' Festival, originally uploaded by Zach Beane.

I got tickets to the Maine Brewers' Festival way before it sold out. I was going to go with Shanna, but she had to cancel. So my dad came down and we went last night.

I hadn't been to the previous 13 MBFs, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was held in a jam-packed arena, really shoulder to shoulder. The vendors lined the walls and the lines were very long. The strategy: wait in line for 15 minutes to get a beer, then immediately get into another line. By the time you move up to the front, you'll be ready for a refill.

The beer selection was great, but for almost $30 a ticket, I think next year I'd rather go to the Great Lost Bear and have someone bring me great beer.