all photos: Jeff Martin, Franz Mahr, Jeremy Kim & Ike Hayman
we wanted to just give some basic thanks to everyone involved in making this past Saturday as magical as it truly was:
- Thank you to the Neighborhood Restaurant Group team for inviting us to do this event with them – this is one of the hardest working, coolest groups of people we’ve ever interacted with – go to all their restaurants all the time (special shout outs to Greg Engert for curating ALL THAT BEER and Erik Bergman for not having any fun so you could have ALL OF IT)
- Thank you to all the amazing breweries for participating
- Thank you to Arcadia for being such a great organization to throw an epic beer festival for (learn more about it and get involved here)
- Thank you to all our BANDS & DJs-you guys were great: !!! , Brett, DJ Smudge, DJ Brothers Brau, DJ Tony T, DJ Kevin Bayly, and DJ Cale’s iPod + Jackson Pro Audio for making them sound great.
- Thank you to all our other performers: Katie Balloons, face-painter friends and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU who showed up in lederhosen or DANCED in the rain, we have you all filed in our special #BoyfriendMaterial folder.
- Thank you to all the AMAZING volunteers for rallying and working all day long (and all the NRG & BYT staff for working their cute butts off on this)
- Thank you to our very delicious food trucks & vendors
- Thank you to UBER for offering free rides AND donating $5 from each to Arcadia
- Thank you to our photographers for shooting non stop and all the time.
- Thank you to the sunshine for finally coming out mid-afternoon
- Thank you ALL (ALL 10,000+ of you) for coming in your Saturday’s best and being on top of your Saturday’s best game, rain and all-we hope to see you all again soon (next up: our Annual Amazing Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Oct 1-5 (w/ Tig Notaro, Rosie O’Donnell, Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Retta etc) and some awesome FOTOWEEK announcements)