|March 1, 2008|
This year was their 14th annual Fairfax Brewfest, though it was my first time attending. I carpooled down with my friend Brent Ainsworth, who’s an editor and reporter with our local paper, the Marin I.J. There was a baker’s dozen of breweries there at the Fairfax Pavilion, a small old wooden structure ideal for the event.
All of Marin’s breweries were at the festival.
There was a good crowd on hand to enjoy the crisp, cool but sunny day in Fairfax.
Rodger Davis, from Triple Rock Brewery, and Christian Kazakoff, from hometown Fairfax brewpub, Iron Springs.
Rodger created a brown ale in honor of Bill Brand, our fallen comrade who passed away last month.
Presumably because it was the weekend before St.Patrick’s Day, green was the predominant choice of clothing for most festival attendees, as was Irish paraphernalia such as this hat.
21st Amendment’s Watermelon Wheat was a popular beer with the crowd.
Justine and Gabbi, the 21A Girls.
A steady stream of beer was poured along one side of the pavilion, with more on a far end, and a few stragglers on the opposite side next to the music stage.
More St. Patrick’s Day revelers; these three young ladies were typical of the festival crowd. It was a cool venue, a good crowd and some tasty beers. What more could you ask for in a small town beer festival?