When I arrived on for the “beer on the pier” at the Seaport Beerfest—a month ago, I shamefully admit—it was bright and warm, and tents were still being set up, food and drink vendors running around getting their product sorted. The band was soundchecking. There were only a handful of people milling around the Garrison Brewery building, press passes swinging around some necks, while other necks craned to look through fridges at the gleaming bottles of beer, waiting for the ladies’ VIP tour through the festival courtesy of Beerology.com’s Mirealla Amato.
Our guides through the festival grounds were Christine from Taste of Nova Scotia—the organization that had arranged for some of their member restaurants to showcase some delicious foods to pair with some of the equally delicious brews being offered throughout the course of the festival—and Daniel Girard, the Garrison Brewmaster. I started with a tiny mug full of Garrison’s raspberry wheat, and we were soon off. (More …)