About a week and a half ago I went to a Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival right down the road in Cary, NC.
My parents happened to be passing through town on their way home from a beach trip, and my dad is a big bourbon fan (hello we’re from Kentucky) so we thought it would be a fun adventure.
Our friend Steven, who’s in medical school with Derek, joined us as well as a couple of my parents’ friends.
The festival was held at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, which was a beautiful venue. We were all thankful for the shade from the trees considering it’s constantly 90+ degrees here in North Carolina during July and August.
When we got there we received our tasting flutes. I was surprised that these were actually nice glasses with the logo on them. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but their motto “Drink. Eat. Relax.” is on the back side.
The tickets covered tastings for the 60 beers and 40 bourbon available. There were booths all over the place.
By the way, as much as I want to like bourbon, I’m just not a fan. Fortunately many of the bourbon booths had delicious spiked teas. Woodford Reserve had a particularly delicious peach bourbon tea that I’d love to recreate at home.
It’s a bit of a bummer that food wasn’t included with the tickets, but we definitely weren’t disappointed with the barbecue we got. So good!
I seriously get hungry just looking at that picture. If we move out of North Carolina next year, the barbecue around here will be sorely missed.
It was a fun day for us all, and I would certainly recommend it for other people in the area. After all, what’s better than sharing a few drinks and good food with family and friends?
P.S. Don’t worry, we took an Uber to and from the festival after all those adult beverages. 🙂