We had the biggest party of the year over the weekend! The Cedar Rapids Beer Summit took place Saturday night at the DoubleTree in downtown Cedar Rapids. If you were there, you know what I'm talking about!

Since this event has sold out in previous years, we decided to do things a little differently and have two different tasting sessions for people to join in on. Tasters could join the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. or the evening session from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

My favorite part of the night was meeting so many new friends! It was a good vibe and it was so much fun to try all of the different beers. It's amazing that there are so many choices when it's comes to craft beer. I have a few favorites that I plan to purchase when I make it to Hy-Vee later this week!

We had so many people that helped with the event, but I really want to thank the Cedar Rapids Jaycees. They provided us with volunteers to help us with set-up, beer pouring, clean up and so much more. Thanks so much to the Jaycees for everything they do in our community.

Event goers got to enjoy unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers and ciders, entertainment from DJ Commando, brought to you by Marie's Jewelry & Accessories, and fun games like Hammerschlagen. Check out some photos from the festivities below.