THANK YOU Harbingers of Hoopla!! Wow, what at weekend!
Our sincerest thanks go out to all of you who were able to attend! Without your enthusiasm for beer and cider, and your adventurous nature, we would not be able to pull off such a fun and eclectic event.
Thanks to several local business leaders that helped us throw this party. Particular thanks to Bill Hubbard -All State, Christel - Uptown Pub, The Leader, Kitsap Bank, Rainshadow Properties - The Bishop & Swan Hotels, Tana -Blue Moose Cafe, Ned & Virginia - Pourhouse Taproom & Bottleshop, Mike - The Printery.
We'd also like to thank the City of Port Townsend for allowing us the use of Water Street during the festival. It was paramount to easing some of the congestion in the Hall, and added an old school element that we've been trying to bring back since the early days of SBF.
To the talented brewers (and cider makers), and all of the representatives you bring, including friends and extended family, Thank You! Each year, we build on friendships formed in the past, and are able to forge new relationships with newcomers. These relationships are the cornerstone of SBF, and are the driving reason we continue to throw this mid-winter shin-dig.
Huge Thanks to everyone at The American Legion. That crew works tirelessly, and diligently to offer the best possible experience a patron could have. To the ticket takers, security personnel, token and t-shirt sellers, bar staff, janitorial staff, and especially Janet and Joe, Thanks a million. Volunteers, you rock! Every year, you rock! From pourers to tent erectors, stage designers to fence liners, the list goes on, and we really appreciate your generous efforts!
Big ups to the food vendors this year. What a great selection of goods. Thanks you Key City Fish Co., Port Townsend Sunshine Rotary, and Dented Buoy Wood Fired Pizza.
Of course it just wouldn't be Strange Brewfest without the entertainment. Thanks to LoWire, The Better Half, Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme, Yogoman Burning Band, Polyrhthymics, and Tapwater. Great sound offered up by the ever-talented Walter Harris and Sam Maynard. Musical stylings and a trippy light show brought to you by DJ Fro-Zen-Fresh, aka Red Dog. Thanks to chainsaw carver extraordinaire Steve Baccus. And thanks to the greatest sword swallower of our generation, Justin Credible for making us wonder 'how?'.
Okay, so many more 'thank you's to go, but we'll end it here.
Also, if you've had any issues with the printing on your T-shirt or Hoodie, please contact Derek at Fingers Duke, 360.692.1772.
From Left to Right: Elkhead Brewing Co, 7 Seas Brewing X2, Flyers Brewery, Big Al Brewing
Elkhead Brewing Co. - "Hell Fire"
PEOPLES' CHOICE AWARD (favorite brewery)
1st Place: Flyers Brewery
2nd Place: 7 Seas Brewing
3rd Place: Big Al Brewing
Congratulations to all of our award winners and an extra special thank you to all who attended and made this one of the very best Strange Brewfests to date! Be sure to bookmark, we'll be posting more crazy photos very soon! *cheers*