Saturday, October 1, 2011

@epeep reports! #pdxbeergeeks on #holiday: #GABF: day one

while very, very long, the line moved rather fast [once the opening bell rang!]... here's our first peek inside. lots of peeps & #craftbeer, indeed!


can't have #craftbeer without bagpipes, it seems :D

my first #craftbeer of the evening... Kalamazoo Stout from Bell's Brewery – gotta represent the mitten :] (Michigan = Mitten)

Big Rock Chophouse Brewery – i worked here centuries ago, long before it was a brewery; no doubt, i definitely missed out!

 attended the first #GABF Brewer's Studio session of the evening: “The GABF Turns 30.” learned all about the history of the #GABF (celebrating its 30th year!) from Charlie Papazian of the Brewers Association along with great stories from the legendary Jim Koch (Boston Beer Company) & Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

 more peeps & #craftbeer!!!

some of my favorites of the evening...

Pirate John's Double Nut Brown Ale (Barley Brothers Restaurant & Brewery) – infused with spiced run & vanilla beans #nomnomnom :D


Peanut Butter Porter (Hamburger Mary's Brew & Grill) – no doubt another #nomnomnom!

Black Cherry Stout (Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery -- Main Street Station Casino, Brewery and Hotel) – made multiple trips to this one :]