Rain Stays away from the 2014 Houston Untapped Festival


Rain Stays away from the 2014 Houston Untapped Festival

The 2014 Untapped Festival slated for Houston was already delayed once because of rain, but on the day of the rescheduled event there it was: rain on the radar.

How could it be that rain would be a threat for the rescheduled festival? WHYYYYYY?

So beer and music fans all across Houston watched radar.  We watched and watched and saw the reds, greens and blues creeping closer and closer to the Houston area.  70% chance of rain expected when the festival begins, and then came the press release stating that the event was going to happen no matter what.

The main problem was that the event was being held at a really nice park smack in the middle of downtown, so the rain would wreck the beautiful lawns.  The solution was to place tarps on the grass and hopefully people would brave the rain.

So we watched radar.

Rain in the morning and the dark clouds.  Then the sun crept out and then the weather started to turn around, but there was still the bright prime colors on the radar, so we watched radar.

When the festival began it was sunny, but humid, and the people came.  The music fans and beer fans of Houston and beyond risked being stuck in the rain to enjoy some amazing beer, great music and just have a delightful time at the event.

Did the reschedule hurt the event? Maybe, but the crowds grew larger and larger as the day went on, and the headlining band, The Toadies, had an amazing crowd to sing along with the gorgeous skyline in the background.

And the sun stayed out, and the rain waited until after 2014 Untapped Fest finished.  To the beer gods!

Highlights Included:

  • Saint Arnold releasing all Bishop’s Barrel options at various times of the day, and for the most part, had plenty to go around.
  • Texas was indeed representing with beer options.  It was a great showing. Here’s what was sampled, Karbach-Rodeo Clown, Fort Bend Brewing– Phat DJ, Martin House-September Fest, Lone Pint-Yellow Rose, 8th Wonder-Dome Faux’m, Live Oak-Hefe, Guns & Oil-Maverick Lager, Buffalo Brewing-Gingerbread Stout, Revolver Brewing-High Brass… that’s all.  really.
  • The sun!
  • The Todies!

Check out the photo gallery and let us know if you attended, and if so, what was your favorite?

Danny Laurel

I've lived in Texas all my life and can't express how much I love this state. I found that I was enjoying these amazing bbq spots and drinking fantastic Texas-made beer and wanted my buddies and I to be able to share them with our readers.

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