Beerfest? more like Drunkfest?
Although this sounds pessimistic, I still have hope for beer festivals because of a few brews that really stuck out from breweries such as Hangar 24, Black Market, Noble ale works, and Craft. Overall, I am looking forward to visiting these breweries again, and more, in a few weeks for the upcoming SD epic beer fest. This festival should be tailored more towards an appreciative crowd with the implementation of VIP tickets and festivities spanning multiple days.
So I encourage us craft beer drinkers (and brewers) to show some initiative and take back our local beer festivals for the appreciation of craft beer.