Tuesday, June 9, 2015
America on Tap is making its way around the country with a multitude of stops. We hit the Trenton stop last Saturday. There were a lot of beers and unlimited pours...I found myself going back for the Humboldt Black Xantus Imperial Stout (so glad we got to try this because you cannot get it anywhere within 100 miles of here other than this fest - send us some - loved it!) and the Blue Point Old Howling Bastard Barleywine (⏎ click there to see a review by @MassiveBeers). It was great to meet a few of the local brewers while other taps were mostly manned by volunteers or hired hands. Colby from Hoboken's 902 Brewing was super friendly and having a great time pouring and talking beer. Also Evil Genius was dishing out Purple Monkey Dishwasher. Tickets were heavily discounted and you definitely get your money's worth with 3.5 hours of tasting. The crowd was way bigger than the first picture shows but lines moved along quickly.
It was more of a tasting event than a festival but it was fun for what it was. There was a band (not great and barely audible) as well as a booth to check out Fizzics, a machine that "makes your beer taste better." These guys have already reached 275% of their goal on IndiegoGo - take a look. There are plenty more stops on the America on Tap tour if you wanna hit it.
Here are a few pics: