The Des Moines Rotary presented the second annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, September 10th at the Des Moines Beach Park. Also, on this day, the Des Moines Farmers Market and Poverty Bay Arts Festival took place. Come rain or shine. Blues? they got it! Brews? they got that too! This year’s line up was Little Bill and the Bluenotes (excellent!!!), Rod Cook and Toast, Fabulous Roofshakers, and Left Hand Smoke.
Breweries participating were Odin, Big Al, Hood Canal, Harmon, Elliott Bay, Airways, Stone, Scuttlebutt, Georgetown, Fish Brewing, and M.T. Head. Masset Winery poured two varietals. My favorites (based on what style was being served) were M.T. Head and Fish Brewing Company…especially Reel Ales Starfish Imperial Red Ale and Spire Mountain Apple Cider. This was a nice event to try new styles and breweries.
B & E Meats, as a sponsor, was cooking up their tri tip beef at the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest. If you want a great selection of fresh products, stop by (or go out of your way) for Steak, Roast, Spareribs, Ground Beef, Ham Shanks, Pork Sausage, Wieners, Fryers, Whole Turkey, Crab Cakes…and more! http://www.bnemeats.com/ While you are making a day of it in Des Moines, be sure to stop by B & E Meats and Corky Cellars! Both located on Marine View Drive. Corky Cellars has an inviting decor and a varied selection of wine, beer, and gifts. Tastings occur every Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. Ric and Dianne are the best! Stop by, say Hi!, enjoy a taste, and bring some home with you! http://www.corkycellars.com/
Check out http://www.dmrotary.org/events.php for a list of sponsors and more event info. No pets. Age 21 and over. Free Parking. Bring your chair and/or blanket. Located near the beautiful scenery of the Puget Sound. Proceeds benefit Highline Music 4 Life. http://www.highlinemusic4life.org/.