Beer festivals are an ever-increasing presence on the to-do lists of locals seeking something exciting on the weekends, and this past Saturday was no different, thanks to the PGA National Resort & Spa's Craft Beer Bash.
Held inside ballrooms at the resort, which features the internationally famous PGA National Golf Club, the Craft Beer Bash drew hundreds and hundreds of people into an atmosphere that was geared up for an afternoon party.
There was no way anyone could have left without having tasted something from just about every beer
On the beer front, that's good. However, there were some complaints by attendees and brewers alike who were seeking to engage with their consumers and discuss the beers being sampled, a fact that the loud, albeit quite talented, music being performed by
Speaking of parties, Boynton Beach's
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Through all of this partying, however, space became a key issue, relegating lines to unwieldy snake-like patterns and confusingly cramped
As event organizers increasingly seek to hold their festivals indoors during the heat- and humidity-laden summer months, this feels like a problem that needs to be addressed.
As is par for the course, the event generally went down without incident, and attendees questioned were in high spirits. The added bonus of being able to stay overnight at the attached hotel was a welcome relief for some, who were overheard in the ticket line feeling excited to be able not to have to arrange for a third party to transport them home. Heck, let's just have beer festivals with accompanying hotels every time! Sound good?
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida