Emerald Coast Beer Fest

The Professor would have pictures, but his camera was dead. One participant promised to send him pictures, so they will be posted when they arrive on the Professor’s digital doorstep.

Friday was a jam packed affair at the Seville Quarter, a French Quarter like restaurant in downtown Pensacola. There had to be thousands there sampling beer from the likes of Yazoo, Left Hand, McGuires, Abita, Dogfish, Oskar’s Blues: just to mention a few, and nine homebrew clubs from the Southeast and all across the Emerald Coast: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Days Inn had two buses running every 15 minutes back and forth between Pensacola Beach and Pensacola… taking revelers safely; often noisily, across two bridges.

Saturday started early with beach Olympics and plenty of beer… of course. It was overcast and rained occasionally: but that dampened no spirits; not even the corny keg kind. The beer was still marvelous. Then Saturday night there were at least 60 barleywine fanatics drooling over at least 50 high octane entries brought by one and all to Big Bob’s Barleywine Bash. To be honest there’s was enough that some will be brought back next year. For many it was a late night and a groggy morning.

More pictures may follow.

  McGuires bagpipes blessed the event as they do every year. (Picture from 08.)

McGuires bagpipes blessed the event as they do every year. (Picture from 08.)