17 February 2010

Scenes from the 15th annual Winter Warmer

Every year, for the past 15 years, the Lafayette Brewing Company pulls together a celebration of strong ales and barleywines they like to call Winter Warmer. For the majority of the years it has been in existence, the festival has been held on the second floor of LBC and ticket sales are kept at a comfortably low number for a much more intimate event than your typical beer festival. Delicious whole hog BBQ was provided and Scratch Thing rocked the night away. In terms of beer, Alcatraz, Power House, Back Road, Brugge, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Mad Anthony, Barley Island, People's, Sun King and Upland were all in attendance, as well as a guest appearance by Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron. Lafayette Brewing Company stole the show (which was rightfully theirs to steal) with a 12-year old Big Boris Barleywine. That's from 1998 for those of you who are bad at math, and it keeps getting better with age. Here are a few clips from the festivities.

If you'd like to check out more photos from the event (much better ones than I took), check out Rod McPhail's photos here.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a fun event - I wish I could get the BBQ alone all year round!