2023 CC Beer Festival
The Bay Area Society of Homebrewers (B.A.S.H.) participated in the Corpus Christi Beer Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from noon – 6 p.m. The event was held at the Art Center of CC on N. Shoreline downtown. While the club was involved with pre-pandemic festivals, this was the first year we were able to serve free samples of homebrew.
We were mostly setup by 10:30 a.m. in one of our shade canopies, in a choice location under a large tree. We hobnobbed with the brewery tents until VIPs began showing up at noon. The general public was admitted starting at 1 p.m. We dispensed goodwill, brewing knowledge and 2-3 ounce free samples of homebrew to a friendly, inquisitive and thirty customer base.
On draft, we had a very fresh Kolsch, the Big Brew Nearly Nirvana pale ale and a citrusy pale ale. Bottled offerings included strong bitter British ale, helles bock, blonde biere de garde, dark strong Belgian ale, dry stout, Scottish ale, cider spritzer and a mystery beer. We received many complements on our beer – a couple of deaths, a few stomach pumps but a LOT OF COMPLEMENTS!
On a separate table we had scannable QR codes for those interested in being added to our distribution list and/or filling out a membership application. Samples of grains and hops were also on display. Our donation jar netted some funds for the club treasury.
Thanks to all who provided beer or helped at our tent. Many thanks also to the Art Center staff and to Cale and company from Nueces Brewing for all of their support! I suspect we’ll be back next year …