I said something similar last year, but I’ll say it again. If beer drinking was a sport, than to me Schlafly’s Hop in the City always feels like the beginning of a new season. It feels like the kick-off to a new year of beer and beer festivals and this kick-off never seems to disappoint.

I’m sure we can all see how much I loved the festival beer.  A few suggestions for next year are that I would look at different pouring configuration in the large tent.  As we all know, too many people congregate near the pouring areas and there wasn’t a lot of room on the east side of the large tent.  Also, maybe some signage about, “Get you beer, then move your rear.”

If you were unable to attend, here are a few photos of the festival which will hopefully tide you over until next year: