This past weekend, my friends and I decided to see what all the fuss was about and attended CANFEST 2014 at the Peppermill. With over 100 types of beer from around the country, what's not to like?
We started off the night by trying some canned beer at home and took a cab over to the event. The event took place in the Tuscany Ballroom, a spacious room in the newer part of the hotel. Upon entering, we were each given a tasting glass for sampling the many varieties of beer on hand. We were also given a playing card, which upon careful consideration would be given to our favorite beer. One of the first things that caught my boyfriend's attention was a booth where you could win a shirt by sinking a ping pong ball in a plastic cup. Ah, memories of college. Something like 7 shirts later, we embarked on our beer tasting extravaganza.
After tasting our way through a variety of beers including pale ales, reds, porters, sours, blondes, hefeweizens, IPAs, and lagers, we all came to our individual favorites. My personal choice was a sour. Unfortunately, the name of the brewery escapes me after the night's festivities. Not only were the drinks flowing all night, there was live music, a dance floor, a raffle, and of course beer pong for entertainment. Overall, we had a great time and my friends and I agree that this event will become a yearly tradition. We're already looking forward to next year.