We arrived shortly after the festival opened to the general public and stood in a long line to get into the exhibit hall. Those with VIP tickets were able to enter an hour earlier but paid for the privilege to do so. There was confusion as to just what the entry process was. We eventually learned that the wrist band we received was merely to show that we were over 21 years of age. Then we had to present our tickets to someone else at another gate.
We visited most of the craft brewers and artisanal cheese makers. It's great to see microbreweries making a comeback in Wisconsin. Not quite as many as there were in the 1800s, but a respectable number nonetheless.
|Our complimentary tasting glass. It may look like it's a|
standard pint but it is about half the capacity.
|We've not been to this brewery in Eau Claire. It's on our|
list for the next time we travel north.
|A glance at a beer aficionado's garb will give a clue as to his or her favorite brew.|
|And then there are the generic t-shirts that cause a smile.|
All in all, the Beer and Cheese Fest was a good event for a beer snob who appreciates the flavor of a good microbrew!