Half Moon's Honey Rye and Lafayette's Tippecanoe Common
Three Floyds/Mikkeller Hvedegoop (previously available only at DarkLord Day - but on tap for the dinner) and New Albanian's Thunderfoot
A full all-you-could-eat spread from Chef Greg Hardesty featuring a salad with the best tasting tomatoes that ever existed and a brownie Gina called "the best I have ever eaten"
A 1997 vintage Big Boris Barleywine from Lafayette
Brugge Beer's 2008 Diamond Kings of Heaven (a beer Ted thinks may be his best effort yet)
As the night wore on and darkness settled upon the crowd, a pourer's license was a good thing to have. As Hans (previously of Hot Shotz, now working on something new) and the rest of us poured glass after glass of Diamond Kings for ourselves, we knew we were in a pretty good place. At least until we blew the keg.
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*VIP means "As a guest, I paid $75. And as a fan of beer, I got my money's worth."