Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Recap: Fest of Ale at Keg Liquors on April 29.

Given that global beer trotter Bob Ostrander is back in the country, and that he came down to the Falls Cities for Saturday's Fest of Ale at Fest of Ale 2006 at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, I thought it would be a good idea to wait for his report at Indiana Beer before posting my own.

Basically, Bob takes far better photos than I do. That said, here are two views of the action beneath the tents:

It is fiendishly difficult to inaugurate a tradition, and once such a tradition has been established, people tend to forget the rougher patches at the outset.

Todd probably didn't get the crowd he was hoping, and there may or may not be a dozen reasons for that, but speaking for myself, it was a first-class event from top to bottom. I'm hoping Todd feels good about that even as he dissects the fest before spinning the wheel again next year, as he says he will do.

In my mind, The Keg's Fest of Ale 2006 provided more than "just" a great craft and imported beer selection. It also illustrated the extent to which Todd is serious that his business should be regarded as the go-to package store for good beer in Southern Indiana.

And I really want one of those portable English pubs ...


barenada said...

I've been kicking myself since about 8:00 P.M. Saturday, when I realized that I'd completely forgotten about the thing.

Hope I don't forget DaveFest.

JiminKY said...

It was a great time with some great beer. Too bad so few got there to share it.

Can't wait for next year!