We attended our first beer festival as vendors this past Saturday and despite it being a lot of work, we loved it! We were nervous heading into it since we'd never sold to the public face-to-face before. Would we remember everything we need? Would we bring too much product or too little? Would our POS system work? Well everything went smooth as silk and we had a great time mingling and chatting with fellow beer geeks as well as introducing them to some of our products we sell. All in all business was brisk and the attendees were wonderful and very complimentary. In fact we were so busy we didn't get much of a chance to taste many of the beers or tacos that were being offered!
Here's Vickie giving out some beer jelly samples to folks.
Vickie and John manning our booth at Sabroso.
We had a great booth location so we were almost always busy giving out samples and showing products.
Just a small example of what the festival attendees got to experience as far as beer tasting goes. There were over 30 breweries giving out unlimited pours for four hours!
And yes in the Cinco de Mayo tradition there was Lucho Libre wrestling!
We had a great time, got to sample a few fine beers and delicious tacos, show our products but most importantly got to hang out with some of fellow beer geeks and customers and have a great time. We'll be back next year for sure! Look for us next at the OC Brew Hee Haw at the Orange County Fairgrounds July 11-12, 2014. Cheers!