Despite the remnants of Hurricane Florence heading our way, the weather held out for the Bruce Street Brewfest on Saturday, September 15—and it turned out to be a fine event. We saw many returning brewers, met some new participants, and ran into old friends. I was limited in my time there so here is a quick rundown of our visit.
You get a nice souvenir glass at check-in.
Some notable Knoxville breweries participate in the event. This Knoxville brewery is one of the best.
Some breweries come from farther away— a testament to the popularity of Bruce Street Brewfest.
The addition of food trucks adds an interesting addition to the event for foodies. They were fabulous!
A local expert, Smoky Mountain Foodie, was impressed with the fried okra. Only $3 for a large serving. As good as Cracker Barrel!
Attendees from every species enjoyed the day. It is nice that the event is dog friendly.
We ran into Tobias Deckard, from Gatlinburg Brewing Company. He makes great artisan bread. Must try it again soon!
We ran into Tobias several other times. Everyone was of good cheer!
There are some local home brewers who are doing a great job. Perhaps I should write a story on that topic soon?
This is an award winning home brewer. Every thing is good from this one.
Jeff Large has been brewing for several years. The brand name is unique.
A name that you won’t forget! I must ask the story behind it again.
It was a busy day so I only had a couple of hours to spend at the event, but I wanted to see one of the best micro- brewing festivals in the state—right in our downtown. These are the pictures that I took because I didn’t want to intrude on anyone’s time or space. There is a laid back vibe so I just ‘went with it’ and thought to not write a blog about the day—but it is a great event so I changed my mind. Voila! Here is a quick look at what we experienced.
Craft beer is a booming business and there are many who appreciate it. These are exactly the people who should come back (or make a first visit) to the Bruce Street Brewfest in 2019. It is a very enjoyable way to get out and about in Sevierville.