Over 40 breweries pouring their summer throw back beers, tons of lawn games scattered around, a live band, and plenty of fun made up this year’s Sesh Fest! It was such a blast! Sesh Fest is a festival that celebrates session beers which they define as anything less than 5% ABV yet have a good balance of flavor for high drinkability.
Though shade was scarce, it was a gorgeous, sunny day that made random squirt gun shots feel amazing 🙂 For those not from Denver that do not recognize the large “dancing people”, these are the sculptures outside of the Denver Performing Arts Center. It was an excellent spot for this festival.
Though typically I love those strong, robust, and hoppy beers, I enjoyed having some easy drinking beers on such a scorching hot day.
The first few I downed literally tasted like beer-flavored sparkling water. I by no means mean that as a bad thing but they were very light. The Peach Berliner from Dads and Dudes tasted like peach flavored water with a hint of beer. The Gose from Big Choice tasted like lemonade. Someone mixed that with the Raspberry beer from Station 26 and it really made for a good balance of flavors.
The Dry Hopped Wheat from Cannonball Creek was definitely a good one. Slow Ride Session IPA from New Belgium is also a very flavorful sessionable beer. Tivoli was present again and I always enjoy their lager.
If you knew me personally you would know how competitive I am and yes, even with lawn games! I take pretty much every game seriously and this festival had them all! There was ping pong tables, corn hole, smash ball, kan jam, and four square! I could not believe they had four square- totally brought back elementary school days.
Along with all the many games, there was a live band. Though I enjoyed listening, it did not start a dance party, probably due to everyone being packed like sardines in the few shady areas.
Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I ran into old friends which was awesome. I also ran into this guy in the lovely t-shirt which my boyfriend ordered immediately after.
The festival provided something for everyone. A couple local cider companies were represented for those less into beer and even many of the beers differed from typical flavors. It was my first time attending and I would definitely go again. Though I love all the festivals they can definitely wear a hole in your wallet but this one was only $25. It also provided a big open space and lots of lawn games, which I have already admitted bring out the
worse best in me 😀
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