Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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

and day two of the #GABF is under way!!!

sadly, as much as this very thirsty bear wanted into the #GABF, it was completely sold out. #sadpanda[bear], indeed ;(

along with the mitten...

...the pacific nw was, naturally, well represented :)

...as were #pdxbeergeeks :D

my first #craftbeer of the evening: Willougbhy Brewing's Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. thinking back, yes, i believe i had this one four times in a row :D! #nomnomnom

...and, my last: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery's Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout. also had several helpings of this one!

Closing thoughts: While Friday night at the #GABF was no doubt a blast, it was definitely more (much!!!) crowded than Thursday. As well, of the attendees, there appeared to be less #craftbeer-minded folks. Thursday's crowd seemed to be there for the mighty rare & tasty #craftbeer; Friday seemed like more of a party scene, where people (not all, of course) would drink whatever you gave 'em. As for Saturday, I'm told it was also very crowded... plus, the selection of #craftbeer was often considerably less :(. With that, if planning to attend the #GABF in 2012, my advice is to go Thursday. I've also heard that the afternoon/”Members Only” Session on Saturday is well worth it... granted you know a “Member”/have an industry “in” ;) and can get tickets!