Berkeley Humane's Beerfest: a Sudsy Success
All images by Kristan Lawson
The second annual Pints for Paws, a fundraiser benefiting Berkeley Humane, had a fantastic turnout last Saturday. Over a thousand advance tickets were purchased beforehand; many more were sold on the sunny day itself. The outdoor space adjoining Urban Adamah and across the street from Berkeley Humane was packed, but in a fun, friendly way.
The ticket price afforded each guest a handy souvenir glass, from which he or she could drink an unlimited amount of the brews offered by a diverse array of exhibitors including New Belgium, Blue Moon, Anchor Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, Berkeley-based Fieldwork Brewing Company and many more. The Berkeley-based Mead Kitchen offered intriguingly nonsweet meads made with cherry, orange and full-leaf Simcoe hops. Cider fans queued up for imported English Strongbow.
Naturally, many exhibitors and attendees brought their four-legged friends.
At the Wag Hotels booth, attendees spun a wheel hoping to win souvenirs, animal tattoos and free stays for their pets at the new Oakland "hotel" (aka luxury kennel) opening soon near Jack London Square.
Food trucks augmented the suds, and Berkeley Humane's innovative new mobile-adoption-center van allowed attendees to meet and greet adoptable animals.