Photos: Flatlanders 2017 Media Kickoff event

Yesterday was the 2017 Flatlanders Beer Festival media kick-off event at Grant Park for next weekend's annual festival. I've been to a few media events in the past but this was the first beer media event I've ever been to in Manitoba. To be honest, I was shocked with the low turnout - I expected a packed room with various media sources but in reality, there were more guys from the various breweries than media/social media at the event. I was hoping that the event was going to announce the beer lineup and I expected to see some (out of province) sample breweries (such as the beers by 49th Parallel Group) showing what they're bringing to the event. (PS - there is a list of beers to expect on Flatlanders' website)

Thankfully, there was a good showing by Winnipeg breweries: Barn Hammer Brewing, Fort Garry Brewing, PEG Beer Co, Nonsuch Brewery, Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery, Half Pints Brewing, Little Brown Jug and Torque Brewing. The room felt a tad empty as Neepawa's Farmery didn't make an appearance at the event.

Here's photos I took of the event in no particular order!

Barn Hammer Brewing

Chris (great product consultant from Portage & Burnell Liquor Mart) chatting with Adam and John at Torque Brewing

Fort Garry

Brazen Hall

Jeremy from Brazen Hall and Adam from Torque Brewing - Manitoba's two smilingest brewers

Nonsuch Brewing

Half Pints' products

Barn Hammer and Fort Garry

Colin and Dot from PEG Beer Co

Fresh from winning Bronze for American Style Amber/Red Ale at the Canadian Brewing Awards - Torque's Red Line Red IPA

Sable from Barn Hammer Brewing with Adam from Torque Brewing

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