"If you have beer, they will come." Or at least that's what I was thinking as the biggest craft brew event that this world (ahem, city) has ever seen came and went at the Stanley Theater  stage this past weekend. What a blast it was for 900 beer connoisseurs (or wannabes!) at a sold out Utica On Tap as 94 beers were represented from 46 different breweries and I'm fairly certain that none of the almost thousand people at the event were able to get a taste of them all. Whether you remember the day or you passed on attending, here are some random snaps that I think captured the energy. Bottoms up to next year!

 

Nearly a thousand glasses, only a single breakage by the end!

 

photo: Keith James / TSM

 

If I wasn't working the event, totally woulda started with the Oatmeal Stout. Ha, the NAMES of some of these!

 

photo: Keith James / TSM
photo: Keith James / TSM

 

An idea of how deep the crowd was for both 3-hour sessions...

 

photo: Keith James / TSM

 

Of course there was lubrication for the ears as well...

 

photo: Keith James / TSM

 

An overhead shot for more scope...

 

photo: Keith James / TSM

 

Now, THIS is how you make a DD count! I count nine people.

 

photo: Keith James / TSM