Kelli and I recently went to the Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Fest. It was a lot of fun hanging out at the Heavy Seas Brewery and getting to meet Hugh Sissons again. Below are the pictures from the event. I refrained from doing beer reviews, as there were too many beers to drink, and I really just wanted to relax and have a good time. After clicking on a picture below to enlarge it you can use the arrow keys or your mouse wheel to go to the next picture.
Kelli and I arrived late to avoid any long waiting lines to get in to the event.
This event wasn't as crowded as the oyster fest...
But there were still a good amount of people around.
I started the day with the Imperial Stout.
The band was rocking out some great classic rock.
Kelli asked, "Isn't an American IPA an American Indian Pale Ale?"
The brewery was open for everyone to walk around.
And with the weather being nice, the outside area was open, too.
While we were outside I stopped into the tent and grabbed an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
There was plenty of food if you were hungry.
It was Hugh Sisson's birthday, so I had another of his beers in his honor.
I'm a huge sucker for these kinds of things.
Find them on twitter @HeavySeasBeer.
This was the gift table for Hugh...
And this was his very cool cake.
It seems that over the course of an hour, more people had arrived at the event.
I ran into Hugh, and he made a birthday wish for everyone to have a great time at his birthday event.
By the time I made it back around to where the band was playing, Kelly was singing with them, again.
Right next to the band was the Imperial Chocolate Stout, so I had some.
I love taking pictures of bands...
And find myself unable to resist the urge...
To fire off a few shots.
An easy way to handle the amount of bathroom breaks required.
While wandering around I found a nice little medal collection.
It seems the Marzen is really popular.
Hugh took some time to open his presents.
And I had another beer, the Siren Noire.
Shortly thereafter I had the Peg Leg Imperial Stout.
These cardboard cutouts where everywhere, and it was funny to see Hugh posing with one.
The ladies took their turn, too.
Last beer of the day (and for those counting my eighth) the gold ale.