With “Downtown Tuesday” being the new Friday, I have found myself wanting to take advantage of the city’s free parking as often as I can (I LOVE bargains). I have been wanting to visit Third Brewsday and this past week, I finally got the chance. Beer, live music and food trucks? Sounds like a winning event to me. Best of all, this is a free event to the public!
Third Brewsday is held on the third Tuesday of each month at Hemisfair Park and each month has a different theme. I have seen a Mardi Gras and Cowboy theme in the past via Facebook postings. This month’s event had a Blue Moon theme. Thank to my beer connoisseur husband, Kevin, I have grown to appreciate this wheat style beer. There was beer available for purchase and Blue Moon backdrops throughout. Groups of people could take a photo in front of the themed backdrop. I had read that there were going to be samples given out, but probably got there too late to enjoy. I didn’t see any samples but beer was reasonably priced at $3 a serving.
There was a live art contest going on in which each participating artist had to incorporate the Blue Moon logo. The winner would go on to get a cash prize and a full page ad in the San Antonio Current. It was interesting see the artists’ different interpretation of the logo mixed with iconic San Antonio imagery. It felt like Hemisfair Park was turned into an outdoor art gallery with the participating artists displaying other art pieces they had created.
Wheelie Gourmet, DUK Truck, Cheesy Jane’s and Say She Ate were the featured food trucks for this month. After sampling their cuisine, you’ll quickly understand why these food trucks are some of the most popular in San Antonio and draw a big crowd.
From families to obvious “date nights”, the crowd was pretty diverse on Hemsfair’s green pastures. The park was filled with lawn chairs and blankets on the ground. Everyone had made themselves at home and it was a pleasant, relaxed environment.
The fact that the B-Cycle station across the street at La Villita was full and that there were tons of bicycles in the bike rack and chained to the surrounding trees shows there were a lot of downtown residents in attendance. In fact, my friend and I had taken advantage of the nice weather and ridden down from the Historic Pearl Brewery to check out the event. I was on my pink cruiser and she had ridden on a B-Cycle.
Overall, this is a fun and budget friendly event. Reasonably priced beer is always a plus! I’d definately return to see what next month’s theme is. Maybe I’ll see you there.
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