the 2011 LA vegan beer fest21June 27th, 2011vegan events
on saturday we teamed up with our pals from tony’s darts away and the roxy to present the second LA vegan beer fest, and it was a blast! attendees enjoyed unlimited pours of craft beer from breweries such as stone, deschutes, eagle rock, north coast, and many more…live music from great local bands…and a huge selection of vegan food from doomie’s, seabirds, mandoline grill, fresh fries, veg it up, the frankenstand, the mad kettler, and luscious organic desserts.
we’ve got loads of photos from the event, so sit back and enjoy. if you didn’t make it to the vegan beer fest this time around, seriously don’t miss the next one! doomie himself was wandering the fest dressed up like a rabbit and showing off his new vegan corn dogs. here’s a photo of him taken by little vegan planet…
…and the vegan corn dogs were amazing!
below is another photo from little vegan planet. he wanted to take a picture with as many vegans as possible, and this lady heard about his mission from her daughter who follows me on twitter. how crazy, right?! technology!
there was more awesome vegan food than we could keep track of…
those are all the photos we took at the ‘fest…but we’ve gathered some more from around the net, starting with a few from our co-organizer nic adler.
the drink eat travel crew was also at the LA vegan beer fest. check out their re-cap for some awesome photos and a video of the mowgli’s playing to the outdoor crowd. epic. here are a few of the shots from DET…
becky bartkowski from metromix palm springs got a slew of great shots. here are a few of our favorites from her gallery.
aj from queer vegan runner was also at the LA vegan beer fest, and she got some great snaps of her food and beverages…
…and lastly from QVR, seabirds’ bbq jackfruit sandwich of which she said, “not to be blasphemous, but it rivals pure luck’s!” bold statement.
wow, what an incredible day. i’m already looking forward to the next one. huge thanks to our sponsors at follow your heart, to the vendors, the brewers, the bands, and to everybody who came out!Tags: lavbf
Geez,that’s one reason to fly out to L.A. next year…Hmmmmm.
Congrats on what looks to be an amazing event!
Such a fun day, can’t wait till next year!
You can tell by the pics that we had a boring awful time. Ha!!! Can’t wait till next one!!!
WAIT!! Corn dogs??? I’ll take a dozen, please.
Congrats on such a great event. Thanks for working so hard. I’m happy you had news coverage…getting veganism out there. YAY!
Dang! We thought we did pretty good on food but there was so much stuff we didn’t get to!!! Seriously, kudos on the event QuarryGirl!! Everyone looks like they had a blast! Thanks for including our post! We’ll definitely be vegangelizing about this event until next year!
I think we need to divide this event into “LA Vegan Food Fest, with beer” and “LA Vegan Beer Fest, with food” because there were some seriously competing needs because of the epic awesomeness of it all.
i had sooooooooooo much beeeeeeer and sooooooooooo much foooooooood. oooommmmmmgggggg…… yyyyyyuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm
I hope everyone had a fun time. I truly wish I could have been there but I was putting in the hard work at a Morrissey gig in York, UK instead. The whole event looks amazing. Congratulations to everyone involved. xx
So, so fun and delicious! Thanks Dudes!
So much fun. Great work on it QG, yet another awesome event
Thanks for the photos QG, cool blog post.
And congrats on another terrific LA vegan event!!:-)
so when’s the next one? haha. i had a great time, everyone was happy and friendly. this thing is going to get bigger every year. Soon i can see people having to really jump early just to get tickets.
I had an awesome time volunteering at the beerfest, even as a non-drinker! Thanks to all the organizers and sponsors.
I was selling t-shirts in the booth between Doomie’s and the kettle corn. It was slow at first but got busier after 2pm. We were out of the normal dark green shirts by around 3pm and ended up selling the light green volunteer shirts and ran out of those around 4pm.
After that I got to wander around a bit and tried some of the Doomie’s food. My favorite was either the gumbo or the poquito potito.
I don’t have any vegan friends in LA so it was cool to meet so many vegan people too.
“cheers! by nic adler”
I’m standing on the left in the background of that picture – purple sun dress and black leggings.
Thank god for my husband, because we shared a ton of food: avocado tacos from Seabirds (I was literally the first person in line at Seabirds because I remember them being so good last year), nachos from Mandoline Grill, Bahn Mi from Mandoline Grill, chocolate covered bacon from Doomies, Framboise cupcake from Doomies, YeeHaw fries (buffalo hot sauce and vegan ranch – so good!) from Fresh Fries, and a cheese steak from Veg-it-Up.
My friends had the chili changa and mac and cheese and tacos at Doomies (everything was such a steal at $1-$2) and they each got some other versions of the fries at Fresh Fries too.
I did VIP for a second time and it was totally worth it. Early access to the food and beer, available seating inside (which was appreciated on such a warm day – eating our food in AC, nice), plus the VIP lounge to escape to with nearby restrooms when the crowds were bad.
Though I will say I was disappointed that Solidary was on tap in the VIP lounge. If there’s one beer I dislike… I even told the Eagle Rock guy I like all his stuff except Solidarity! I even toured the brewery a week ago, but I just can’t get on board with the black mild. I remember the VIP beers being really good last year.
Ah, but it was Solidarity on Vanilla Beans! I am actually a really big fan of solidarity. When you think about it, just the amount of flavor that comes out of such a low gravity (low alcohol) beer and it’s impressive to me. It’s my favorite session beer, i could drink it all day.
Oh, in case it was not mentioned yet I want to thank Follow Your Heart, Tofurky and Earth Balance for those great coupons and freebies in the VIP. That was a really nice touch.
Such a blast!! My only criticism was about those damn nachos at Mandoline Grill. They are really pathetic–its just a ton of chips with about 2 quarter-sized dollops of sauce and mint and scallions on top. Just seeing them pictured above enrages me all over again. Everything else was perfecto tho!!
Agreed. The Mandoline Grill nachos were basically just a bunch of chips and mint. Kind of a ripoff at $5, especially when you consider all the other amazingness available!
Seabirds: beer battered avocado tacos, soyrizo cheese taquitos
Mandoline Grill: Nachos
Fresh Fries: Crazy Curry Fries
Doomie’s: chilichangas, mac ‘n’ cheese, chocolate-covered bacon and a beef taco
Yeah, I nearly died and went to heaven!!
VIP only got in about 5 min late this time (I heard last time it was half an hour) and the food trucks were ready to start serving!! It was nice having the VIP area to sit in air conditioning while we ate or needed a break from the crowd. However, the bartender up there (who I don’t think was a volunteer as she wasn’t wearing a green VBF shirt) was stingy on the pours. Like half the little cup, which was already small! So more often than not we had to leave VIP to go downstairs to get a decent pour, where the volunteers were much friendlier (especially the girls pouring that Acai beer, which was awesome!)!
Other than that, amazing amazing amazing!! Can’t wait to go again!!
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