This weekend was the Luck Lab Barley Wine and Big Beer Festival down at the Luck Lab Beer Hall on NW Quimby St. It was a 2 day event that went from noon to 10 PM both Friday and Saturday. My wife and I were able to get there Friday night and then on Saturday our friend Marc took us there again Saturday afternoon.
Friday night was pretty crowded as was later in the afternoon on Saturday. They had started running out of vintage beers on Friday and by Saturday the list was of "Out" beers was getting pretty long. So really your best bet was to look up at the signs to see what was available. As with most festivals getting there earlier pays off.
Some of my favorite beer included:
2008 Speakeasy Old Godfather Barley Wine
2008 Three Creeks 8 Seconds Imperial Stout
2008 Walking Man Stumble Foot Barley Wine
2006 Pelican Grand Cru
2005 Old Lompac Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine
2008 Laughing Dog Dogfather Imperial Stout
2006 Lucky Lab Old Yeller Barley Wine