We started off the night by trying some canned beer at home and took a cab over to the event. The event took place in the Tuscany Ballroom, a spacious room in the newer part of the hotel. Upon entering, we were each given a tasting glass for sampling the many varieties of beer on hand. We were also given a playing card, which upon careful consideration would be given to our favorite beer. One of the first things that caught my boyfriend's attention was a booth where you could win a shirt by sinking a ping pong ball in a plastic cup. Ah, memories of college. Something like 7 shirts later, we embarked on our beer tasting extravaganza.
After tasting our way through a variety of beers including pale ales, reds, porters, sours, blondes, hefeweizens, IPAs, and lagers, we all came to our individual favorites. My personal choice was a sour. Unfortunately, the name of the brewery escapes me after the night's festivities. Not only were the drinks flowing all night, there was live music, a dance floor, a raffle, and of course beer pong for entertainment. Overall, we had a great time and my friends and I agree that this event will become a yearly tradition. We're already looking forward to next year.
For information and dates for the 2017 CANFEST, click here.