Bottoms Up at Burning Man

The annual Burning Man festival launched this week, which means 65,000 free spirits are making their way to Black Rock City, Nevada to party like it’s...1986.

That’s right, the Burning Man tradition began in 1986 when Larry Harvey and a group of his friends burned a wooden effigy of a man in San Francisco, as an act of spontaneous creativity. Random, yes, but ever since, a lot more people have been digging the whole spontaneous creativity thing.

Burning Man 2016. Photo by Galen Oakes

Burning Man 2016. Photo by Galen Oakes

Today, Burning Man has evolved into a week-long festival celebrating self expression, self reliance, community and the Burning Man 10 Principles. The dessert transforms into a temporary metropolis until the final Sunday of the event, when an ornamental temple burns and everyone packs up, leaving absolutely nothing in their wake.

TBH, we can’t stop wondering how Burning Man goers survive that scorching desert heat. When it hit 99 degrees in NYC this summer, we retreated to our beds, cranked the AC, and binged on Master of None...

"Beer for Hugs & Kisses" Cart at Burning Man

"Beer for Hugs & Kisses" Cart at Burning Man

Well, we did some digging and it turns out homebrewers flock to Burning Man to serve refreshing, small-batch craft beer all week long. Commerce is forbidden at the festival, so all beer is FREE. Some popular home brewers are Homebrew 4A Home Brew, The Steampunk’s Saloon, and Mystikal Misfits Camp.

On that note, the desert heat doesn’t sound so bad…

 

Kate Levenstein