Firkin Around...Pinellas Park, Florida.
|Bonjou! Koman sa va? We are doing just fine, merci, down at the Cajun Cafe Bayou's 5th Beer Festival.|
Cajun through and through.
There are so many little things for the eye to take in. You have to admire the old neon sign out front that gives top billing of 'beer' over 'lunch'. This crazy quilt building of boards, corrugated metal and other assorted lumber was decorated so well you would have mistaken it for the real Louisiana deal. It is no mistake though, cause it's as real as it gets. It's cool and breezy throughout the outdoor seating and stage area, all the way to the back deck that overlooks the river. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine, food and the beer.
Bobby Tess and his live jazz band were on hand to really get everyone in the mood. They were swinging through sets all afternoon. The stage was in the grand outdoor room where a raffle was being held to benefit a doggie rescue center. Many great beer related items were handed out to the winners, from glassware to posters and flags, and some mighty fine bottles of craft brew. Mardi Gras beads were randomly flung into the crowd between the calling of raffle numbers just to see who was paying attention!
That's not a blender, it's a hops infuser!
Beer and Lunch!
Who iz de jester in dizz fo-to?
Slowly but surely, the #FLAbrew folks began tweeting each other out. Eventually, we all got together and exchanged names and business cards along with our choices of beer and ale we had spotted throughout the building and tents.
These are just some of the #FLAbrew crew. If I missed your name, sorry. I was drinking fine beer at the time!