The cold can’t keep Minnesota beer drinkers away from a great beer festival, and The Beer Dabbler was no exception. Despite the -1 low temperature we completed our duty as a Minnesota brewery and served the dedicated beer drinkers of our great state their highly anticipated beer samples.
Kudos to the team at The Beer Dabbler for killing it on execution. The load in and set-up could not have been easier, and you know we love that as it gets us to the main event faster, the beer. The Herkimer was located in the Prince Street lot along with all the other Minnesota Breweries. If you are looking for a cool representation of these breweries check out the 16oz Society. They brought t-shirts, sweatshirts, and prints that incorporated all the Minnesota breweries.
Every year we are amazed at the turn out for The Beer Dabbler and this year was no exception. You say beer and they show up, tasting glass in hand, ready to party. Did these folks hear us? Outside? In January? Negative temperatures? Yes, they heard us.
The Herkimer had the pleasure of being located between Boom Island Brewery who brought an interesting cask ale infused with green tea, and Leech Lake Brewery that snuck us a little Driven Snow Porter. The lines were long but surprisingly quick moving with plenty of beer to go around.
Even with sub-zero temperatures freezing our tap-tipping fingers, the day cruised by and we were suddenly all out of beer and hoarse from endlessly blabbing about beer. Time to tear down, re-load, thaw out, and look forward to next year.
Lesson learned from an outdoor beer festival; If you beer them….they will come.