Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Albuquerque Hopfest: Drinking to Your Health!

Get you drinking shoes on once again, as the second annual Albuquerque Hopfest returns on Friday, October 16. The event, held once again in the parking lot next to JC's NYPD Pizza, will start the beers pouring at 6:00 pm, though you may enter at 5:30 and stare hungrily at the taps until 6. Then you will have three hours to get your fill of beer poured by seventeen different breweries! I know the Hopfest flyer promises fourteen breweries, but my list has seventeen: Sierra Nevada, Pyramid, Marble, Rogue, Rio Grande, Full Sail, Beamish, Anchor, Murphy's, Boulder, Gordon Biersch, New Belgium, Steamworks, Big Sky, Stone, Left Hand, and Deschutes. That's a respectable list of breweries. Let's hope they bring some exciting stuff. Tickets are $30, which gets you all the samples you want, plus there will be live music from four bands:La Junta, the 2Bers, One Foundation, and Drop Steady Rockers. Um...did I mention beer from seventeen differrent breweries? The best part of all this is that the proceeds from Hopfest go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I'd give $30 just as a donation without expecting anything. On the 16th, you get to drink all you care to (and don't forget about those bands!), and take pride in knowing that you are drinking for a great cause. I'll see you there!


Andrew said...

rats, I'll be in ghetto ass detroit. are there any good brewers up there?

ABQbeergeek said...

Oh yeah! First, get anything you can from Short's Brewing! They are only distributed in Michigan and make some crazy stuff. Like a peanut butter oatmeal stout. And a bloody mary beer. And a strawberrry shortcake beer.But lots of great normal stuff too!
Dark Horse Brewing! Double Crooked Tree DIPA and other good stuff.
Founders Brewing! Devil Dancer DIPA, Breakfast Stout, and if you can find it, Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Bring me a few- I'll pay you! That's one of my all-time favorites, the KBS.
Bell's Brewery! Expedition Stout and Oracle DIPA. I'll take Oracle too! Just came out and is supposed to be awesome. Have fun!

Elizabeth Bond said...

Oh, goodness. We are so all over this!