Friday, July 15, 2011

You'd Better Hurry...

You've only got a week left to buy tickets to July 23rd's Route 66 Cork and Tap, a celebration of local beer, wine, and music. Central Ave. will be shut down between Sierra and Montclaire (Central and Washington area) so you can parade around and drink like you were on Bourbon Street. For only $10, you can enjoy ten 3 oz. pours of beer from more than ten breweries or, if you must, ten 1.5 oz. pours of wine from six NM wineries from 2-10:30. Or mix and match. Once you get your fill of samples, you won't be left high and dry. You will be able to purchase beer or wine from the vendors, which is a nice touch. I never want a drink as much as when I can't have one, you know? And the list or beers at the fest are sure to make me want more than just samples, with around fifty different beers available. Musical acts every hour will have people dancing in the streets and me making fun of them. The lineup of acts certainly sounds interesting, with the descriptions ranging from Albuquerque's "quirkiest three piece dance band", to "filthy mangy jazz", to "indie-blues" (finally, a refreshing change from all the corporate blues out there). ABQ Trolley will be providing free rides from 2-9 along the entire Summerfest route, from Girard to Washington. If you feel like checking out what Summerfest offers, you can come and go from the Cork an Tap location. The real fun always begins and ends with beer, so I'll be staying put by the kegs. Visit for ticket info.

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