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Water - notes - bread - samplers

Posted by Logan on 10/08/2003 05:15:04 PM

The tricky thing is taking notes while having a glass and camera in hand at the GABF. So, I wear a shirt with a top pocket to put my beer in (others have special straps for their cup). My camera/video is in a fanny pack. Then I take a note or two (e.g. "Wow, big hops, yummy")...Joris takes slightly more sophisticated notes!!!. Then I pour water in my cup and drink it. As I enter the fest I start with lighter beers...this year I had about ten wits before moving on to heavier stuff. It's nice to have a good wit!

In past years some breweries had bread at their booth. Nowadays people wear a ring of pretzels to cleanse the palate. I'm guessing I tasted and made a note or two on over 200 beers over the week. Yet I usually only take a sip or two of most beers and pour the rest out. If it's real good I ask for more or go back. I was at Pizza Port, Southampton, Russian River and others numerous times over the three days of the fest. At the falling rock we drank considerably more than an ounce of each gem...give me more of that Love please!!!

Even on the road I could try a hundred brews in a week. At each brewpub I have the sampler platter of say seven brews. If I hit two brewpubs a day for seven days that's 98 brews. Plus at the campsite, friend's house or hotel I'll open whole bottles. On one trip in 2001 to Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Californicate, Nevada & Utah I hit 35 breweries in 18 days.

On one circle trip in Colorado two months I hit six breweries in a day, doing samplers all the way except Tommyknockers where I ended with a pint of their rye porter. My notes may not be ratebeer.com worthy, but I sure know where I want to visit again!

MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Joris P., 10/07/03 04:30:05 PM
        Joris you're a pompous ass - Tony, 10/13/03 04:11:11 PM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Rasputin, 10/10/03 07:24:52 AM
        Re: Response to musings.(also long but hopefully not a rant) - ChrisB, 10/09/03 09:28:59 PM
                Re: Response to musings.(also long but hopefully not a rant) - SteveG, 10/10/03 10:17:22 AM
                Re: Response to musings - Oops - Joris P., 10/10/03 06:19:21 AM
                        Re: Response to musings - Oops - Mark A, 10/13/03 12:21:14 PM
                        Re: Response to musings - Oops - Mitch Mather, 10/10/03 10:34:32 AM
                        Re: Response to musings - Oops - SteveG, 10/10/03 10:21:15 AM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Joelle, 10/09/03 02:29:15 PM
        dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - AlanC, 10/08/03 07:33:14 PM
                Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Mark A, 10/13/03 12:26:04 PM
                Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Aaron, 10/09/03 08:56:42 AM
                        Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Joris P., 10/09/03 10:54:05 AM
                                Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Bill Coleman, 10/11/03 10:30:15 AM
                                Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - podge, 10/09/03 02:02:45 PM
                Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Joris P., 10/09/03 02:59:38 AM
                        Re: dropouts, tramps, and other sorry people - Mark A, 10/13/03 12:28:49 PM
                                weather - KSq Domer, 10/13/03 03:12:40 PM
        Great post! - Jeremy Gray, 10/08/03 03:46:20 PM
                Lip Burner Lamb Beak - Joelle, 10/09/03 02:16:54 PM
                Huh? - Jeremy Gray, 10/08/03 03:47:41 PM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - John Sturm, 10/08/03 12:21:39 PM
                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - SteveG, 10/08/03 01:13:56 PM
                        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Andy Ager, 10/08/03 01:21:09 PM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - AlanC, 10/08/03 11:54:47 AM
        Great 'read' but a thought or two on the good 'ol USofA - ToddA, 10/08/03 09:09:27 AM
                Re: Great 'read' but a thought or two on the good 'ol USofA - Joris P., 10/08/03 11:37:32 AM
                        No need to take you to task... - ToddA, 10/08/03 11:58:26 AM
                        Re: Great 'read' but a thought or two on the good 'ol USofA - SteveG, 10/08/03 11:46:43 AM
                                Re: Great 'read' but a thought or two on the good 'ol USofA - Joris P., 10/08/03 05:33:43 PM
                                        Re: Great 'read' but a thought or two on the good 'ol USofA - SteveG, 10/09/03 12:38:10 PM
                                                Amen Steve! - Joelle, 10/09/03 02:23:09 PM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Jake, 10/07/03 06:45:01 PM
                Water - notes - bread - samplers - Logan, 10/08/03 05:15:04 PM
                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Mitch Mather, 10/08/03 09:48:33 AM
                        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Andy Ager, 10/08/03 11:13:32 AM
                                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Jake, 10/08/03 01:27:20 PM
                                        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Mitch Mather, 10/08/03 03:12:53 PM
                                                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Mitch Mather, 10/08/03 03:15:33 PM
                                                        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Joris P., 10/08/03 03:34:18 PM
                                                                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Jake, 10/08/03 08:15:57 PM
                                                                        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Mark A, 10/13/03 12:52:36 PM
                Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - Aaron, 10/08/03 08:29:06 AM
        Re: MUSINGS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT - David Anderson, 10/07/03 05:23:04 PM
        The above is abominalby long and dreary. You're warned. nfm - Joris P., 10/07/03 04:30:54 PM

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