Because Patrick Rue wanted them there – that's why.
Rue and his cohorts at The Bruery have been brewing beers with very unconventional ingredients with some great success, and getting a lot of attention for their innovation and craftsmanship. Luckily for San Diego beer dorks, Mr. Rue will be speaking today at the first ever BEER-CON, a new conference for the brewing industry and its fans taking place at the Handlery Hotel.
Mother Sponge says, you're a home brewer or local bar-hand looking to bolster your chops, you best head down to soak up the knowledge while partaking in the "Tap Heaven" beer garden.
Check out some more cool photos of The Bruery's Autumn Maple beer (the one with the yams).