October has been a busy month so far!
The first big event (which I guess was actually the last day of September) was Brewloops! This event was, from their website, a beer, bike and live music festival and I can attest to all three.
A group of us signed up for the bike pub crawl, which included tickets to the main festival. Since it only involved going to two pubs, us overachievers decided to start a little early and headed to three other local pubs on our way to the downtown meeting point.
Considering there were 180 people involved, I think the organizers did a fantastic job. I can’t imagine trying to round up that many people, especially on bikes through downtown. We were divided into two groups and each group did a different starting pub. Ours was The Noble Pig, were we spent about half an hour with our included beer (and maybe an extra pitcher or two).
After Noble Pig it was back down to the park where Iron Road Brewing (you can read my post about checking them out here) had a tent set up. The organizers did a fantastic job timing the event. We were at a lookout on the river just around sunset and lucked out with a double rainbow sighting!
We finally finished the ride at our last stop, the Brewloops festival! There were tonnes of different breweries to check out and everyone’s fav band, Echo Beach was playing! It was such a fun event and I’ll definitely go again next year. So many beers to try…so little time!
My only real complaint was that it was so busy it was hard to walk around and chat with the different breweries to see where they were from. But a sold out event in Kamloops is always a positive thing so no real complaining from me!