Last Saturday’s main event was the second annual Night of the Living Ales at Burnside Brewing. Evolving from its origins as a pub crawl in its first year to a full-blown Halloween-themed craft beer fest this time around, the event was an inarguable success with over 50,0 attendees. One of the more unique craft beer events of the year, if I do say so myself, we have the pictures and the stories to prove it… (Caution: Some images may not be safe for work)
The fest featured 8 different special seasonal and one-off beers like Oakshire’s Black Jack Imperial Pumpkin Porter and Lompoc’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monster Mash. The most popular offering, however, was Burnside Brewing’s one-off Altbier infused with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which kicked within a few hours after the party started. Luckily there were plenty of other great beers to drink and much to see, including awesome musical performances by Boy Eats Drum Machine and The Ascetic Junkies.
|Yetta Vorobik (The Hop & Vine) and Jeff Eder (Sierra Nevada), both unfashionably not in costume|
Many local beer personalities showed up to celebrate the holiday with a craft beer in the beautifully decorated brewery space at Burnside and an outdoor tent.