With over 350 craft beers from 110 breweries, Cincy Beerfest made for a weekend of indulgence at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Armed with my VIP pass, 8 oz. souvenir mug, and 25 beer tickets, my friends and I set out to sample Friday night.

Kristen, Bob, myself and Paul do a cheers to beer.
Photo by 5chw4r7z

Lindsay, Missy, and Tiffany share a sample of Bell's Sparkling Ale.

Dan, Bob, Jesse, and Tony enjoying their first pour of the night.

After a little math, it would be hard pressed for someone to use all the tickets and drink 200 ounces of beer in a four hour period. That's the equivalent of about six Big Gulps. Instead, one should use the tickets for trying a variety by getting some half-pours, rather than taking on a full 8 ounce glass of each. Our group used an average of 11 - 14 tickets per person for the night.


Derailed Ale by Erie Brewing Company
Erie, Pennsylvania
Amber beer with subtle hints of black cherry and vanilla.

Yes, one of the best beers of the night was dispensed from a box truck.
La Trappe Quadrupel by Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands
Amber beer with subtle hints of fig and clove. A perfect combination of fruity and earthy.

Bumble Berry by Fat Head's Brewery
Cleveland, Ohio
Golden beer with strong notes of fresh blueberries with a touch of honey.

Donut cheeseburger.
Coffee and Milk Stout Floats
The Silent Disco started out like this...
...and looked like this by night's end.