Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brewfest 2011, Holyoke Canoe Club, Holyoke, MA

Saturday,  on the shores of the Connecticut River in Smiths Ferry, Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Holyoke Canoe Club hosted the annual Brewfest where hundreds of folks, young and old, met to enjoy the beer brewed by local breweries, the beautiful Connecticut River, the Holyoke Canoe Club (did you know such a club still exists?), the perfect fall weather, and good company.  If you didn't make it this year, put it on your calendar for next year.  Folks from as far away as New York City and Boston, and as close by as the OxBow attended this festive event. Marash Girl's allergy to wine and beer (she sneezes at the first sip!) left her taking photos of this event, so if the photos look tipsy, it's not the fault of the breweries!

In  1911,  ladies with parasols and long dresses promenaded along the riverside at the Holyoke Canoe Club, while  waiting for their dashing husbands to take them for a canoe ride. In 2011, gals and guys in shorts and t-shirts sipped the fresh brews from all over New England and, no, there was not a canoe in sight.  Join us as we wander among the beer vendors and try sipping a few of those freshly brewed offerings!
The Connecticut River looking East from Smiths Ferry, Holyoke Canoe Club.
The tent protecting the brewers and their brew.

And which brew is your favorite, my dear?

Modern jazz with professional acoustics lent an air of festivity to the already festive day!

This pig was hiding behind the booth which offered pulled pork!

And they all lived happily ever after! [Connecticut River in background]


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  2. Marko Pasha says;

    I haven't been to Worcester in over 33 years but I certainly remember the Owl Shop and George Fotakis. Great tobacco shop!