Letters to the Editor

‘Brew Fest’ was like stale ale

The March 12 “Tapped Brew Fest Fresno” was a complete disaster.

We arrived at 7 p.m. and stood in line for over an hour to get in. Thousands still were in line once we finally got in. The lines were just as long for the sampling. The area was was too small for the amount of people and very poorly lit. We were standing or slipping on mud and ruined grass. There was constant shoving.

After 20 minutes we attempted to leave, but there were no marked exits. We asked a security guard where the exits were, and he said, “I guess you have to go back through the line you came in.”

Why would the Big Fresno Fair’s management allow such a poorly organized company as Tapped Brew Fest operate there when the safety and quality of this event were in question?

Mike and Sheryl Fogal, Fresno