Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest
Beer and Cheese can be a good combination, if you find the right beer. What better way to do that than attend a festival dedicated to those too, where samples rain and good times can be had.
I am not a fan of beer never have been since I first tried Corona, way back when I was 19. It tasted like piss and I went back to drinking my classy Boones wine in the wrong glass. Kevin discovered a good beer on our trip to Vancouver, it was called "the Hand of God" and with a name like that, it had a lot to stand up to. It passed his drinking test and since then he has discovered more and more beers he enjoys. Which has also brought about the quest to find me an alcoholic beverage. I don't mind the occasional glass of wine or root beer paralyzer, but beer has always been a no, no.
We purchased tickets to the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest and went out to enjoy ourselves.
Did we find a beer I liked? Nope, but we did find lots of good ciders. The problem is most of my pictures turned out too blurry to make out their names. It was good though to try some and discover something I enjoy though.
I can tell you about the things I didn't like, peppermint beer for one. That was gross. Kevin also tends to drink dark beers and if I had to drink one, a lighter beer was preferred. In the end I usually would smell whatever Kevin grabbed and if it smelled even slightly okay, I'd try a small sip. Usually I ended up regretting it, but how else would I know that if I didn't try it! We did try a Konacha beer (I think that's what it was called...) and it was surprisingly good. I got the Triple Lemon and as it was one of the last drinks I had, it really sticks out (for good reasons). The first cinder I had was amazing, but as it was the first and we were there for 4 hours, I can't remember the details of the cider (which is rather frustrating). The picture I took of it also turned out so blurry that I can't make out the brand.
My favorite things of course was the cheese. All the yummy cheese. I am a huge fan of cheese and all the pictures I took of cheese turned out, not that I took that many.
I think next year we will get VIP tickets, go earlier, and do Brinner afterwards. The experience was fabulous, showed us that we know very little about beer (and was so happy to have a friend who knew lots), and that touring Wineries and Breweries is likely something we will do in the future.