Pictures from Emerald Coast Beer Festival 2009

It was a rainy weekend, so the pictures don't offer all they should considering the pristine white sand and beautiful blue/green Bay of Mexico
It was a rainy weekend, so the pictures don't offer all they should considering the pristine white sand and beautiful blue/green Bay of Mexico
Pictures courtesy of Melanie Knepp
Melanie
Melanie

What a marvelous place to drink great beer with friends both old and new.
What a marvelous place to drink great beer with friends both old and new.

We did have a tent for all the taps.
We did have a tent for all the taps.

Beach Olympics: hope thats not a keg we havent emptied yet! (Open mouth, insert Rogue.)
Beach Olympics: hope that's not a keg we haven't emptied yet! (Open mouth, insert Rogue.)

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One of the many multi-tap exhibits.

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Big Bob the Barley Wine God ...and his Barley Wine Be-ach: who also made the afternoon gumbo. (AM gumbo made by the New Orleans/Louisiana krew)
Big Bob the Barley Wine God ...and his Barley Wine Be-ach: who also made the afternoon gumbo. (AM gumbo made by the New Orleans/Louisiana krew)
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One of the many local beer Gods, Steve Fried, always blesses us with music. Oh, the collection such gods have!
One of the many local beer Gods, Steve Fried, always blesses us with music. Oh, the collection such gods have!

The usual grand band played and, as we all know, lots of beer makes us all that beautiful and that agile: especially after the Barley Wine Bash! (Was she the last man standing? For *some* reason none of us remember.)
The usual grand band played and, as we all know, lots of beer makes us all that beautiful and that agile: especially after the Barley Wine Bash! (Was she the "last man standing?" For *some* reason none of us remember.)

Steve, for some reason is in this picture. Later that night another Beer God, Todd Hicks, blessed him with spilled beer on his shirt. What an honor!

One of our many grand Barley Wine tastings after 10pm.
One of our many grand Barley Wine tastings after 10pm.

Sitting between the Gods, and at least one Goddess, one must smile.

My God, will this ever end? WE HOPE NOT!
My God, will this ever end? WE HOPE NOT!

More pictures will be posted later. If pictures of the Friday night affair can be found, those will be posted first. Thanks again to Melanie Knepp