It was a cold and rainy day, but the beer still flowed freely at the River City Brewers Festival Saturday.
The event, which featured an afternoon session as well as a night session, drew hundreds to Handy Park in Downtown Memphis.
I poured Land Shark Lager and Shock Top Belgian White as a festival volunteer during the daytime session.
The beers at the festival — there were more than 75 available — were mostly brews you could find on Memphis retail store shelves, but the variety was good. Some of my favorite beers of the day were Yazoo Brewing Company’s Hop Project, Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo, New Belgium’s Mighty Arrow and Schlafly’s Oatmeal Stout.
Festival-goers huddle at the stage to keep dry.
Ghost River Brewing was among the breweries at the festival.
The Yazoo Brewing Company tent.
A keg of Yazoo’s smoked-beer, Sue, was tapped at 2 p.m.
The tap handle for Shock Top Belgian White.
The Schlafly beer tent featured Dry-Hopped APA, Oatmeal Stout and Summer Lager.
The Yuengling beer tent.
The New Belgium tent had Mighty Arrow, 1554 and Fat Tire.
Bottles of Land Shark Lager from the Margaritaville Brewing Company.
The tap handle for Landshark Lager, complete with teeth marks.
Beer experts talk about brewing beer.
The Mulch Brothers performed during Session A.
The Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs tent.
A bag of rocks serves as a paperweight at the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs tent.
Lazy Magnolia’s South Pecan, with a crawfish.