Welcome to Cosmo's Beer Blog!

We’re a small group of friends and family scattered across the country who’ve all developed a thirst for craft and import beer. We decided that a blog would be a great venue for us to share our hobby. Here we will review beer, compare notes and challenge each other with "Beer Missions".

So welcome to our little world of discovering great tasting beer!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day

I was honored to represent Cosmo's Beer Blog in the fantastical world that is Cigar City at this years' Hunahpu's Day.  Still being a little wet behind the ears as a beer guy I didn't know what to expect.  The only beer festivals I have visited in the past were a handful of Octoberfests that didn't excite me too much and Three Floyd's 35th Anniversary and Dark Lord Day 2011, which did excite me very much.

Three Floyds makes some of the best beer in the world (in my humble newbie opinion), but they still have a little bit to learn about how to throw a festival.  Be prepared to wait in long long long....long lines. 

So how did Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day compare to Three Floyd's Dark Lord Days?  It was amazing.  We arrived around 9:45 am waiting for the gates to open at 11:00...not too early, not too late.  The line was fairly long, but wasn't too scary yet.  While standing in line some new friends explained what was going to happen; a crew of Cigar City employees are working their way up the line checking IDs and giving us a wrist band.  After them will come a second crew of Cigar City employees giving us a second wrist band...a gold one, to be able to purchase Hunahpu's beer at 3:30pm that day.  Once the clock struck 11:00 am, the gate opened and we flooded into Cigar City's showcase of fun.  Amazing.

Armed with a map of the terrain, also provided by the crew from Cigar City, it was time to navigate to one of the many stations and acquire a beverage.  All of the stations provided Hunahpu's (genius) as well as their own special varieties in addition to the event beer; mixing it up while providing variety...again; genius.  So many amazing breweries were represented.  Check out tweets @cosmosbeerblog for some other pics and comments.

Also, check out the quick video of the adventure at Hunahpu's Day.  If you were there you might just see yourself :)

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