Following last year's success the Freiburg Craftival celebrated its second edition last Saturday. This year's festivity was all different with 16 breweries offering 40 different beers. The festival started already at midday and although Red Baron came an hour late there were only few visitors that got lost on a surface that had doubled with respect to the overcrowded space the year before.
At the entrance to the party ground Schmitz Katze I was stamped after having paid 7 Euros entrance fee that included a tasting glass but no free beer. Beer samples of 0.1 liters were served at the various booths and were 1 euro each.
|According to plan: To the left last year's party ground, to the right the 2016 addition.|
|Schmitz Katze stamped on Red Baron's left arm.|
They offered me a good fill of one of their latest creations Ziggy alternative pale ale.
|James in professional discussions|
|A glass cleaning station between the fills.|
|Pulling hard on the pork in the background|
|Admire the special Craftival glass with just a puddle of beer.|
|Glasses were filled generously with more than 0.1 liter for one euro. |
Here my sample of Cuckoo's Red.
|Order your size.|
|Flammküchle mit Speck, roten Zwiebeln, Käse und ein dunkles Porter.|
|Although lacking customers the friendly team of Schwarzwälder Flammkuchen Manufaktur|
was in high spirits.