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October 03, 2003

Mmmmmmmm, Beer.

If you're anywhere near the Triangle tomorrow, the 8th annual World Beer festival is being held at the old Durham Athletic Park. There are two sessions, 12-4 and 6-10. Kehaar, Jawbreaker, The Oxymoronic Scotsman and I are going to the 6-10, where we attempt to sample all of the over 300 beers available.

Actually, I tell a lie. I shan't be sampling anything from the Anheuser-Busch table, and as much as I like the Top of the Hill beers, I've been drinking them all summer. Each sample is about 2 ounces, so lets say there are just 300 beers available. That's 600 ounces, which works out to the equivalent of.....crap....50 beers.

Maybe I'd better start working on a list of what I want more than anything else, and plan on drinking those.

Update:
Ok, So I made the list, based on combination of what I want and what I've not had before. I'm anal that way, though only with beer and other male oriented activities, which annoys the wife no end. She seems to think a man who can enter beers into a database and then cross reference them by brewery, style and country should also be able to pick his socks up off the floor.

That's just crazy talk.

US Beers
Flying Dog Brewery, Road Dog Scottish Porter
Baltimore Brewing Company, Degroens Marzen
Baltimore Brewing Company, Degroens Weizen
Baltimore Brewing Company, Degroens Dunkles
Baltimore Brewing Company, Degroens Pils
Allagash Brewing Company, Allagash White
Allagash Brewing Company, Allagash Speciale
French Broad River Brewery, Märzen Amber Lager
French Broad River Brewery, Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale
French Broad River Brewery, Laurel Country White Beer
Desi's Dew Meadery, Desi's Wild Flower Sparkling Mead
Desi's Dew Meadery, Desi's Raspberry Sparkling Mead
Desi's Dew Meadery, Desi's Jack's Blackberry Mead
Weeping Radish Brewery, Black Radish
Ham's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Pamlico Pilsner
Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kolsch
Outer Banks Brewing Station, Lemon Grass Wheat
Outer Banks Brewing Station, Stout
Capitol City Brewing, Capital Kolsch
The Mash House, The Mash House Porter
The Mash House, Mash House Oktoberfest

Furriners
Austria, Brauerei Hirt GMBH, Hirter Privat Pils
Belgium, Brouwerij DeKoninck, DeKoninck Ale
Belgium, Moortgaat Brouwerij , Maredsous 6
Belgium, Cantillon Brouwerij, Rose De Gambrinus
Bulgaria, Pivovaren Zavod Zagorka, Zagorka
Croatia, Karlovaċka Pivovara, Karlovacko
Czech Republic, Samson Brewery, Crystal Diplomat
Czech Republic, Pivovar Klaster, Klaster Lager
Czech Republic, Pivovar Klaster, Klaster Dark
Czech Republic, Budejovicky Budvar N.P., Czechvar Budvar
Czech Republic, Mestansky Pivovar, Rebel
Germany, Karlsburg Brauerei, Rhinebecker Extra
Germany, Karlsburg Brauerei, Heller Hoch Brau
Lithuania, Kalnapilis Brewery, Kalnapilis
Poland, Okocim brewery, Okocim Beer
Scotland, Orkney Brewery, Dark Island
Scotland, Orkney Brewery, Red MacGregor
Slovakia, Pivovar Zlaty Bazant, Golden Pheasant
UK, The Old Brewery, Melbourne Cherry
UK, The Old Brewery, Samuel Smith Organic Ale
UK, Hop Back Brewery, Hop Back Summer Lightning

First time I've seen meads offered, so that should be interesting. The Rose De Gambrinus stand will be the one that I'm most likely to hang out in front of , annoying the server with worshipful Spongebob looks until it runs dry. It'll be interesting to see how many of the above get crossed off before I say the hell with it and just start working the stands nearest to me.

Posted by Bigwig at October 3, 2003 04:08 PM | TrackBack
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Comments

Richie Cunningham came home very drunk one night. "Richie!" his father said, "What happened?"

"I don't know, Dad. We only had some beer in teeny-weeny glasses."

"How many did you have, Richie?" his dad said.

"72."

Posted by: Jim at October 3, 2003 05:26 PM

Beer! It's what's for dinner!

Posted by: Indigo at October 3, 2003 06:05 PM

"It'll be interesting to see how many of the above get crossed off before I say the hell with it and just start working the stands nearest to me."

At some point, they all taste more or less the same anyway.

Posted by: Kevin at October 4, 2003 12:34 PM

And the answer to the burning question? 4. 4 beers were crossed off the list before saying to hell with it and drinking what was closest. You have to admire the dedication.

Posted by: Kehaar at October 5, 2003 10:52 PM
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