With nearly 500 breweries serving 2375 different beers at this year’s Great American Beer Festival a drinker must be prepared not only while at the festival but also before and after. Even the most experienced of beer enthusiasts can often forget some of the most simple but important steps that help a drinker enjoy a beer tasting festival to its maximum potential. Here are the top things to remember before during and after this year’s Great American Beer festival that will not only help you enjoy each and every moment but also make it an enjoyable time for everyone else that comes near.
Eat good balanced meals the days leading up to the festival:
Eating junk over and over again will not help the body process alcohol so in the days leading up to the big day eat foods with plenty of nutrients giving you body everything it needs to not only help you from hitting the tipping point to fast but also giving you the energy to stay alert and active the entire time.
Don’t be afraid to have some water between brews:
Water will not only help put something besides amazingly tasty adult beverage samples in your stomach but also it will give your pallet a slight cleansing that is sure to be needed to experience the maximum potential of each sampled brew.
If lines are to long try something different:
Granted the long lines can typically indicate something special is at the front of them they also take a long time to try so look around at what has the shorter or no line and maybe you will find that hidden gem and when u come back that long line will have shortened up.
Talk with fellow beer lovers:
Everyone at this festival has a true love for beer so talking might not only make you some new friends but it can also enlighten you on some knowledge or suggestions that otherwise would have been unexplored. Loving beer is what Great American Beer Festival is all about so dont only try new beer but meet new people as well.
Be responsible in all areas of the festivities:
It is very easy with so many beer samplings available to over indulge. If you need to slow down then don’t worry sips are just as good as pounding samples. And as with any large scale beer event take full advantage of loved ones and public transportation in your safe trip home. This is a night of joy and excellence don’t let it be spoiled by attempting to drive yourself home after having a few to many.