Here’s what went down this weekend…
I got to see my awesome friends Eric & Molly and their fantastic, adorable, and amazing 10 day old baby. He’s the best. By far the coolest 10 day old I’ve met in my short lifetime. A weekend around great people, two nights in the most heavenly bed (down blankets mmm), a run on beautiful streets, and this guy:
I was also spoiled and found a Punkin Ale (hallelujah!)
And went to my first brewfest: it was modest (it was in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh) but still had some great local breweries show up.
Here are some of the things I learned for future brewfests:
1. Those tiny glasses are deceiving
2. Pace oneself. See above. It was so tempting to down several half-size glasses right as we arrived. I resisted, but it’s not easy when there are just so many great brews to try.
3. Keep track of what you’re having-I should have used my phone and pretended I was texting or something. I had so many good beers, but I can’t remember what they were or from which breweries they came for the life of me. [P.S. I have to give a shout out to Pittsburgh East End Brewing‘s Pedal Pale Ale. THAT I definitely remember. Oh so good.]
4. If you are the brewfest coordinator, please please have more than 2 (count ’em 2) Porta Johns. I mean come on. This is simple. Brews = need for bathrooms. Brewfest = need for lots of bathrooms.