Monday, May 23, 2011 , Updated 9:27 a.m., May 24, 2011
UPDATED photo gallery: Brew Riot in Oak Cliff (May 22)
About 2,500-some people came for beer and burgers.
OAK CLIFF In Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District, the annual Brew Riot kicked off another year of celebrating the art of brewing the world’s most famous beverage, beer.
Each year, the fest grows in numbers, and this year they hosted 2,500 people and more than 90 breweries and 30+ micro breweries. A $20 donation scored attendees plenty of free tastings, live music by The King Bucks, and a family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy it all in the middle of Bishop Arts. Judges -- Jason Bush of GM Beck Beverage; Todd Johnson of D Magazine; Dennis of Franconia Brewery; and Matt Spillers of Eno’s, Oddfellows -- crowned the beer winners. Third place went to St. Cantebury’s Brew Club -- Mumme’s the Word; second place went to Steve and John Brews -- Local Brown; and first place and winner of this year’s Brew Riot went to Underground Brewery -- Rusty Barrel.
UPDATE: Read a full list of the winners here.
There was also a Backyard Burger Throwdown competition. Participants cooked up to 50 sliders, and the crowd got to choose the best one. The crown and bragging rights were given to Kessler Theater's Lisa Martel and her “Kessler Burger” of 100% grass beef, white cheddar, caramelized poblanos, bacon aioli, and avocado.
The event also included games, a photo booth, plenty of dancing, and a small shower to cool things off. The photos say it all:
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