Seriously, Vegan Beer Fest is the best. Just the absolute best. Last year I wrote: “It’s like, one day of pure unabashed and unadulterated awesome. Vegans – the happiest vegans! – everywhere, all around. So many friendly and familiar (and even famous) faces. Good music – live and turned up loud. PERFECT WEATHER. Incredible food, soooo much food, from raw kale salad, to gourmet Mexican, to mac ‘n cheeze + ribz turned into a grilled cheese sandwich. And of course, beer. All the beer.”
Beer Fest is magical, and it’s made even better by the fact that it’s the event where Jeremy and I first met, 2 years ago. So like, basically every year we get a giant anniversary party with all our friends!
And this year, things were made even MORE MAGICAL by the fact that the festival was bigger and better in an all new location – the Pasadena Rose Bowl! So much fun, and so. many. people. The more the merrier!
I’m going to share my food and fun-filled highlights of the day, but if you’re interested in reading some more general coverage, Laura Hooper Beck wrote this super awesome and hi-larious piece for Vice.
Sooo, last week I wrote a little blog post about gin and green juice and balance as a key component of holistic health. (Oh and yes, events like Beer Fest are definitely on the “gin” side of the equation, but as far as I’m concerned, are a beautiful and essential part of a healthy, happy, fully-felt life!) So yeah, anyway, since I’d written about gin, my friend Brian booted up the Periscope app, and asked me about my favorite gin. You can watch that little video right here, and also, HEY! Periscope is AWESOME! Download the app for free, then follow Brian @The Sexy Vegan, and follow me @Sayward Rebhal, and let’s connect! Such a fun way to get another little look into each others’ everyday lives. ♥
We ended the day with a couple of cupcakes, because duh. And it was the perfect way to wrap up such an incredible, fun-filled, food-filled, booz-y, music-y, magical day!
So until next year, Beer Fest. I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!
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