First up, the classic car show outside the park on Grand Street:
There weren't as many as usual. After the first heavy rain, they were gone.
|Not part of the car show, this plate was in the ramparage.|
The Brew Fest sold out in advance. The signs were a great idea--every year, after the last ticket is sold, people keep coming, begging to be let in.
There were close to 300 brewers present. Fisch from Radio 104.1 had a tent set up as well.
The rain kept coming in short bursts. One minute here, three minutes there. A few times there was a torrential downpour, but most of the rainfall was pretty gentle.
|Creative headgear at the Belgian tent|
|The Brass City Brewmaid made her annual appearance.|
|Presenters for the seminar on Beer in Revolutionary America. |
They brought along beer brewed from George Washington's recipe.
|Shock Top mobile tap. I tried their pumpkin wheat--very good, flavorful without any bitterness.|
|A couple thousand beer lovers in attendance.|
|Information booth for the Connecticut Beer Trail. More creative headgear.|
|It's a great event for beer drinkers--you can sample hundreds of |
different beers, and talk to the brewers about them.
|People watching is half the fun of the Brew Fest |
(at least, it is for me when I'm volunteering at the Brew Fest).
|Happy people! I'd say the Brew Fest earned a thumb's up from the guy in the middle.|
|Newspaperman John Murray, publisher of the Waterbury Observer, |
with camera gear in tow. He took some great shots of
Timmy Maia's performance at the Brew Fest.
|Rep-Am reporter Andrew Larsen filming Main Street Waterbury Director Carl Rosa. |
The final video can be viewed on the Rep-Am website.
|T-Shirts! By the end of the day, there weren't many left. Main Street Waterbury also had souvenir glasses for sale--they sold out in less than three hours.|