Hunahpu's Day 2014: When Bad Things Happen to Good Festivals

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Doug Fairall

With everything on offer, there were a few standouts for me. Danish "gyspy" brewer Mikkeller brought some amazingly funky Betelgueze, a complex and sour gueze that really got me going. Another funky sour was New Belgium's Loves Leopold, its La Folie aged in Blackberry flavored Whiskey barrels.

And, of course, this year's Hunahpu's Imperial Stout was a must-have, especially when it's offered from draft. It wins every time. Speaking of beers you would not expect to find on draft in Florida, Three Floyds Zombie Dust was killer as well.

The list could go on, but there were a couple of beers that even gave these previously mentioned standouts a run for their money, and that's the magic that came out of 3 Sons Brewing from Davie.

Whatever time of the day you might have passed their booth, the line was long. Brewer Corey Artanis was putting out some flavorful beers, all in decadent form: a bourbon-barrel-aged imperial vanilla coffee stout called Summation (which indeed became the delicious sum of its parts), Double Scoop Neapolitan ice cream stout (did someone leave a gallon of ice cream in the keg?), and an imperial peanut butter chocolate stout among others. All of them proved highly appropriate to be poured at Hunahpu's Day.

But as the day went on, something didn't seem right. Behind the food trucks and the massive refrigerated trailer pouring beer was a long line. Was that the line to get in? How could that be; it's 1:30 p.m.?

I walked out to take a look. On the road, I could see a couple of staff members frantically trying to process this line.

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