For many, dressing to attend the Great American Beer Festival is simply a matter of pulling on a pair of jeans and slipping on a favorite brewery t-shirt. And, the majority of attendees to the festival are dressed in these mundane garments garnering little to no real attention. But, for those who crave the limelight, who seek attention and who have a bit of a wild side, the dress code extends to more exotic apparel. For those brave and outrageous souls, a mere pair of lederhosen is something an amateur would wear. Outlandish costumes range from Where’s Waldo garb to full mascot outfits.
Here are just a few of the characters I ran into at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.