This past Saturday will stand out in my mind for a long time as a day to remember. Septemberfest sponsored by the folks at Drink|Eat|Play.com and under the direction of Dan Silberstein outdid itself in our eyes.
With over 100 brews on tap and unlimited pours I had a hard time keeping my souvenir tasting mug empty. From the moment we all entered we were inundated by micro-brews from the continental US as well as some international showings from our neighbors to the South and Europe.
The consensus from the crowd and the theme of the event was celebrating Americana and what a better place to host this venue than Paramount Studios in Hollywood where American film-making was pioneered and continues to thrive. Rock music was provided courtesy of Dave Matthews cover band, Stepping Feet & Tom Petty/Johnny Cash tribute band “Petty Cash.”
In between rounds, we indulged on food from the various food vendors ranging from brats and burgers to gourmet tacos from the Border Grill Taco Truck. Highlights from Border Grill included a trio of tacos loaded with flavor. Our exotic taco selection kept us satisfied from the Yucatan Pork, Carne Asada & Potato Rajas tacos. In between sips, we were able to pass around the Poblano and Carne Asada Quesadillas before going back for more beer samples.
Some of my favorite beer samplings of the day were Oskar Blues: Mama’s Little Yella Pils & Gordon Ale, Stone Brewing Companies: Arrogant Bastard and a banana clove embodied Hefeweizen by Einhorn Beer Company courtesy of Skyscraper Distributing in El Monte, CA.
After the 3 hour beer tour was over you could see the remnants that the event was a success. The kegs were dry, people were feeling good and the Paramount lot cleared out and went from being packed to a ghost-town.
I am already looking forward to next years event and can’t wait to see what the folks at Drink|Eat|Play.com have up their sleeves.