On March 26th, my husband and I had the pleasure of attending this season’s NYC Craft Beer Festival. Previous seasons have been less impressive, but this season was very good.
The beer was good, the people were awesome, and the atmosphere had improved. Or maybe it was just because I was drunk this time around – the beers were too good to pass up!
Some of my favorite beers this season was the Sierra Nevada, who also had the best looking table by the way, IPA Hop Hunters, Dark Horse’s Scotty Karate, Stone’s Red Ale and their Americano (the coffee flavor was excellent) and lastly but not least the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
These were just some of the AMAZING beers that were poured this season. But there is something I never write about when I write the articles about the Craft Beer Festival. The One Brick volunteers.
One Brick is a non-profit that provides volunteers the money that should have gone to pay people to do their job will be going towards a good cause. My husband and I volunteered for the festival 6 years ago and it is a great cause. Also, the volunteers gets an opportunity to attend a session of the festival for free.
The volunteers come to work at their booth for 5 hours and get to know the beers they are pouring. More importantly, the volunteers are the key to make sure that the atmosphere is friendly, fun and light. And this season in particular the volunteers stepped up! They were fun, engaging and made sure we all had a smile on our faces.
I love how we get to go almost every season. It is a great event that provides great people, great beers and it is an event where it is all about you enjoying yourself.