leave your inhibitions at the door
Last Friday was the Michigan Brewers Guild’s Summer Beer Festival for 2013. (For background, check out my post from 2012.)
Just earlier that morning, I wrote the following in this space:
… my posts about the festival have been very light on beer details. But not this time.
This time, I’m going to be prepared. I’m going to eat a ton of bread right before I go. Not that bread will actually reduce the effects of alcohol, I just figured eating something would help. I’m also going to bring a little notepad and a pen so that I can be a good little journalist wannabe.
Well, I’m here to tell you that I completely failed. But it wasn’t my fault. One of the first comments to the post came from Rachel who said
– All that bread, all that beer – be careful or you might get a yeast infection. (Ew.)
Ugh. I didn’t know that’s a possibility. I know a lot about all kinds of things, but somehow missed learning about the epidemiology of yeast infections. So I got spooked and didn’t eat anything before going.
The plan was that I was going to catch a cab with the Blood Sucking Lawyers to the fest. Boom Boom was then going to hitch a ride with The Sicilian and her husband (aka The Dude) about 45 minutes later. But the cab showed up 30 minutes late, so we sent him away and hitched a ride with the others. When we got there we had to make up for that lost time, right?
What I’m trying to get at is that, within minutes, my plans of taking copious notes went to hell pretty quickly. Here are notes that I took minutes after visiting the first tent.
Like how I rewrote “made with baby formula” only slightly more legibly? Yeah, this is totally Rachel’s fault.
I realized that, in order to get you readers all kinds of information on the brewers and the beers, I would have to take notes. Not only would I have to be able to actually read them, they would also need to be detailed tasting notes with vivid descriptors that transport the reader to the festival. Ones that really relate what the beers actually tasted like. Not like this one.
So I was faced with a decision – take notes as a service for you, gentle reader, or have some fun with my friends.
But, I did manage to make good on this statement from Friday –
No promises, but I’m going to try to Tweet live from the event! Follow me – @FWHedonist – to get in on the action!
Here’s just a few of my tweets…
Here are some of the pictures, make sure to check out Twitter and Instagram for more. Some of them include Boom Boom, thus proving that she does exist…
Can’t wait ’til next year. You coming along?