Who doesn’t like a weird-ass beer fest that makes no sense? Probably a lot of people. But you gotta make beermonade when given beermons, so that’s what we do. The Kenosha Kingfish in Wisconsin put together a half-assed “donuts & beer” festival, for which they barely had any brewery lists for anyone until a couple weeks before the event. They basically called their distributor and asked for beer, so here they were with four tables of volunteers or baseball employees with no beer knowledge, serving whatever their distro gave them, only out of bottles and cans. And naturally, half of the shit was not beer or was InBev, etc. bullshit. Oh, and the free shirt with VIP was only XL or up, and only plastic cups were provided.
But! We and our buds do what we can anyway, so we ran the hell through all the good beer here multiple times. And donuts. And fucked around on the baseball field with the other sprinkling of people who showed up. Some people were upset for sure, but I think most did the same as us and tried to have fun anyway. All in all, not the worst time, but my goodness there is so much room for improvement. At least they actually had craft? 🤷♂️ I appreciate the effort I guess, what little there was of it anyway. We headed back to IL after a few hours and hit the bars instead. Hey y’all, call me next time you wanna have a beer fest and I’ll give you some tips. - Ryan