The reason I ask is because I suspect that we may have once went without any sort of shorts at all. And we certainly didn't wear pants in weather like Saturday's. That's why I want to be the first to (re)introduce the idea of a pantless/shortless Indiana Microbrewer's Festival next year.
Someone (I think Mat from Cavalier Distributing) pointed out that there are actually women at these events now - which we can all appreciate, right? So of course the ladies are also welcome to join us in the bottomless at next year's revised event. Maybe we'll get one of those foam machines. I'll get the Brewers of Indiana Guild on the phone.
Ted! Hey, Mike here. I've got a fix for the large crowds. Yeah! Of course you don't have to pay me for the idea! No! I couldn't possibly accept free beer from Brugge for life. We don't even have to limit tickets! It's better than that!
That's enough brilliant ideas for today.
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The new folks have a lot of good things to say, so I'll keep it short from here.
My Personal Highlights:
1) Brugge has bottles! And boxes! Empty bottles and boxes, but at least they're pretty.
Not Pictured: Actual Beer
2) Founders knows us!
3) Firkin firkin firkin.
4) Dark Lord! Although I'm not the hugest fan, there's really nothing that comes close. And when you're in the mood, there's nothing better.
5) Backwoods Bastard. Founder's Aged on something Dirty Bastard was an early highlight.
6) Schlafly India Brown and Schlafly husband and wife team Brennan and Natasha (right?)
7) Kentucky Breakfast Stout
After the week we had, Saturday really was a blur. I'd be remiss if I forgot to thank all our friends at Brass Monkey, Cavalier Distributing, Brugge, Oaken Barrel, Schlafly, World Class, Jeffery T and Bonus Beer Bob at Good Beer Show, Founders, and (in particular) Lincoln at Three Floyds who put up with me insisting that I had had an email interview with his brother*.
The Good Beer Show's Bonus Beer Bob and Jeffery T. with a lovely young lady from Bell's whose name I misplaced.
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*They are not brothers. Or even relatives, I'd guess.