Atlanta Beerfest awakened the spirits of All Hallows Eve. The spirits being none other than Georgia’s finest craft brews. Seventeen breweries spread across three rooms at The Masquerade for the 6th Annual Boos and Brews Festival.
We stopped at each craft brewery station, held out our cups, and said “trick-or-treat.” Volunteers, dressed in costume, pored craft brews with most suiting names for the occasion. Beers like Magic Hat #9 & Wilhelm Scream, Jekyll Hop Dang Diggity, Eye Patch IPA & Fu Man Brew, MCKenzies Pumkin Cider, and many more. Notably, we appreciate Atlanta Beerfest stepping up their game since their still recent event at Turner Field by providing larger sample cups for us to consume more treats.
Boos and Brews reinvented an experience you couldn’t enjoy since childhood or until having kids of your own. Trick-o-treating, not drinking. And no amount of candy can compare to what has become a staple in our generations history of parties to Atlanta. People raged to dj mixes downstairs in Hell, danced to live music upstairs in Heaven, or did some weird stuff in Purgatory that was the total opposite of Purgatory. But mild debauchery is appropriate on a night like Halloween and thanks to everyone embracing the spirit, the event exceeded expectations. Even security guys came off less annoying clearing perfectly good standing room when dressed in superhero costumes. Not much can kill your vibe while consuming hops and quality beer.
Looking back one day, we may remember killer pig’s making out, wondering whether someone’s costume is actually their everyday attire, and the throwup our friend stepped in while wearing his Jordan’s – we’ll definitely remember that. But most notably, we’ll think back on the beers that made the night special.
Thanks Atlanta Beerfest for having us back again this year. Partying with the spirits anywhere else would have been mediocre. Be sure to keep up with Atlanta Beerfest and come out to their next event at the Acworth Craft Beer Fest Saturday November 14, 2015 from 1-5pm happening in Historic Downtown Acworth.