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Beer Geek's Bradenton fest photos

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  • The Beer Geek's supplies for the Bradenton Beer Festival

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Gathering my supplies before the Bradenton Beer Festival on Feb. 18. The thing in the upper right is the invaluable Brew Caddy. I ended up not using the Sony camera. Instead, I took all my pictures with my iPhone and sent them out via Twitter. It was my first time doing that and it was awesome.

  • line

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The line to buy tickets at the fest. The prepaid line was to the left and much shorter. Glad I got my ticket in advance.

  • empty glass

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Got my glass. Next: Fill it with beer.

  • Shanell Ryan and Little Giant Brewery brewmaster Michael Wagner serve his beers at the Bradenton Beer Festival Feb. 18 in downtown Bradenton. (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Shanell Ryan and Little Giant Brewery brewmaster Michael Wagner serve his beers at the Bradenton Beer Festival Feb. 18 in downtown Bradenton.

  • blunt trauma IPA

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Blunt Trauma IPA from Little Giant Brewery. Nicely bitter.

  • Stinky Bunz truck

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The Stinky Bunz truck.

  • Friend tofu, left, and chili beef bun wraps from Sticky Bunz. You probably can't see it, but there's a mint that says "I love you." (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Fried tofu, left, and chili beef bun wraps from Stinky Bunz. Note the little after-meal mint that says I LOVE YOU.

  • doughnut truck

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The Ritter's This N That Mini Donats truck.

  • A dozen mini doughnuts in cinnamon and powered sugar from Ritter's This N That. (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    A dozen mini doughnuts in cinnamon and powered sugar from Ritter's This N That.

  • Sarasota Brewing Co.'s India Pale Ale. (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Sarasota Brewing Co.'s India Pale Ale. Citrus and floral hop flavors.

  • world of beer pouring Swamp Head

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The World of Beer crew pouring Swamp Head beers.

  • Swamp Head Brewing Catherine's Inspiration

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Swamp Head's  Catherine's Inspiration imperial stout. Chocolatey.

  • doggies

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Dogs of all sizes were at the festival. Perhaps I should have brought the Beer Beagle?

  • fire monkey

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The Fire Monkey Food Truck.

  • petition

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Petition, just one of several bands at the festival.

  • flying sliders

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Flying Sliders food truck.

  • SBC Winter Special

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Winter Special from the Sarasota Brewing Co. Brewed with rosemary, it was rich and herbal and deceivingly strong.

  • jimmy meatballs

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Jimmy Meatballs food truck.

  • mystery sour firkin

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    No one knew which beer was in this cask-conditioned firkin. Do you? It was a sour ale. My guess is something from Cigar City Brewing.
    UPDATE: Jon-Paul Taylor with the Bradenton Beer Festival says it was a treatment of Florida Beer's Swamp Ape IPA.

  • Little Giant black IPA

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Overlord Black IPA from Little Giant Brewery had nice chocolate malt notes in addition to the hops.

  • shamrock crew

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The crew from the Shamrock Pub. Don't forget to enter their Limerick contest and win a trip to Asheville, N.C.!

  • so many flavors of pops

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    So many flavors of frozen pops from Pop Craft.

  • stinky bunz menu

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    The menu from Stinky Bunz.

  • Stuffed Burgers Food Truck

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Stuffed Burgers food truck.

  • Two Asians & a Grill

    (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

    Two Asians & a Grill food truck.

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