On Saturday, I was privileged to attend the California BrewerÃ¯Â¿Â½s Festival at Discovery Park. It was a fantastically fun event with a diverse crowd and plenty of beer. For $20, much of which went toward hurricane victims, you got 10 tokens, good for beer samples and the option to purchase more. Since my memory of the event is a little shaky, I thought IÃ¯Â¿Â½d just post my notes from the event.
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What a beautiful day-sunny and warm, the crowds are out for fun and fellowship. What should I try first. There are samples being offered by Sierra Nevada, Hoppy, Sac Brewing, River City? So many options. IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll try this little place IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve never heard of.
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Umm, very hoppy, very light, pretty good flavor. Not bad.
The band thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s playing is about 12 white people over the age of 50 playing funkÃ¯Â¿Â½not bad really. WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s next?
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Dropped by the gold country brewers assn, a group of home brewers. Their German pilsner was divine, exceedingly smooth and tasty. Even runnergirl likes it and she usually likes ales and lagers. What a find! DonÃ¯Â¿Â½t forget to pick up a brochure.
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Gotta stop by the Sierra Nevada tent. TheyÃ¯Â¿Â½re offering stuff you canÃ¯Â¿Â½t get in the stores. Yummy, their Ã¯Â¿Â½bockÃ¯Â¿Â½ is really tasty. Runnergirl is going for the Ã¯Â¿Â½summer aleÃ¯Â¿Â½. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not a pale ale fan, but I admit, these folks really know what theyÃ¯Â¿Â½re doingÃ¯Â¿Â½and their samples are about three times as large as everyone elseÃ¯Â¿Â½sÃ¯Â¿Â½mental note for later.
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ThereÃ¯Â¿Â½s a brewer here from Missoula, MT. Not sure what heÃ¯Â¿Â½s doing at the California brewers fest, but he named his beer Ã¯Â¿Â½moose droolÃ¯Â¿Â½, have to give him points for that. Gonna have to try that. Pretty tasty, dark and smooth, bit of a scotch ale toasted flavor in the background. Very tasty.
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Skipping the Blue Moon Belgian White Ale and Fat Tire. IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve drunk enough of both of them to fill a grain silo. And why is that Fat Tire so popular anyway? I think it tastes like s**t. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m going to some place IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve never heard of.
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Red rocket ale is super. not only did the broad behind the counter not charge me, she gave me like a full glass of beerÃ¯Â¿Â½sweetÃ¯Â¿Â½ran into some work friends. Informed them all of the boon at the Red Rocket Ale tent. work friends say that McsomethingÃ¯Â¿Â½s brewery is giving out full pints of something they call the Ã¯Â¿Â½Kilt LifterÃ¯Â¿Â½ got to check that out.
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Jesus Christ, that Kilt lifter is like drinking grain alcohol. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m beginning to lose sensation in my face.
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Used a token for water, gotta thin the blood a litte.
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I think I just took a picture of myself in a porta pottyÃ¯Â¿Â½thanks godsh IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not drivin
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I fÃ¯Â¿Â½ing hate Stella Artois. They can kiss my ass! Gimme some more of that moose drool!
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woih jhoih nbbb oiioklue fdiohh eeohohf
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dudeeeeeÃ¯Â¿Â½.they shud have 1 of theseses thingsss evry week, their sweeettt