Bockfest 2011 kicked off last night and continues through the rest of the weekend. We had a great time, and it all started with a ride on the hoppin' Bockfest Yellow Bus Shuttle. Our ride was complete with a bagpipe playing fellow passenger.
|Bus runs until 1am Fri/Sat and 7pm Sunday|
We hopped on the bus at 13th and Main and then headed to Milton's on Sycamore, down a big scary hill to Bockfest Hall where we unloaded and re-loaded a bus chock full of Bock beer drinking delight. The next stop on the route took us to our anticipated destination: Grammer's
This was my first-time at Grammer's. They did it up right for Bockfest and had a packed house in additional to several tents in their outdoor area. The evening would have been admittedly better sans the non-stop rain, but the bock beer made everything better.
|Hudepohl Bock, Schoenling Bock, Moerlein Emancipator Bock|
See how happy:
We ended up staying at Grammer's for the duration of the evening and I found myself engaged in some interesting dialogue about blogging and life in general.
I think I may stop by other Bockfest venues tonight and and hit up the Cafe De Wheels, I hear they have great burgers. And when it was all said and done I can summarize the evening as follows:
And pretzel necklaces aren't too shabby either: