Hot Day, Cold Beer.
No less than three days after my 21st birthday, I had the excitement of serving at my first beer festival – Packinghouse Beer Festival! My amazing boyfriend works for Wiens Brewing in Temecula, and I would encourage you to go anytime. However, the brewery will occasionally do beer festivals, and I got to enjoy one of these last saturday.
About 115 degrees in Riverside last Saturday, I spent about 6 hours pouring beer for people. The favorite was Wien’s Front Street Lager which was perfect on a hot day. My significant other didn’t quite like that this was the crowds favorite since he’s all about the strong hops IPAs! I enjoyed the lager.
There were about 25 small breweries at this festival. After serving for a couple hours, we would walk around tasting the various beers. In the end, I have to admit 95% of what I tasted did not excite me. However, I like the beer of this new brewery called Bravery Brewing. Recently opened, I loved Bravery’s Blackberry IPA. It was your standard hops IPA but with a splash of blackberry to even it out. The next step will be visiting this exciting little brewery in person!