The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Time to Get My Drink On Again!

It’s Beer Fest time again!  We’ll be there tonight, in case any of you are locals going.   Basically everything from this post from last year applies, except I’m not going to even attempt to take notes on the beer.  Three years of failure on that part has taught me well.  But I will be Instagramming and Tweeting!


This weekend is the 16th Annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival!   It’s where more than 50 of  Michigan’s Craft Brewers serve up over 350 beers in downtown Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor’s kooky, fun-loving, slightly ghetto neighbor.

This is my fourth time at the fest (my third as a blogger) and every time I go is a little bittersweet.  On one hand, I love all the beer, food, music, and seeing a bunch of old friends.  On the other hand, it’s a stark reminder of much of a complete lightweight I am.  It’s amazing how quickly and how completely I get useless.  Notice that I didn’t say “drunk?”  Because, as I proved with the breathalyzer


I wasn’t even near the legal drinking limit.  #FML

And because I was completely useless, 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.

But, most of all, I’ve been getting psyched up by listening to one of my favorite drinking songs, by Philly-based G Love and Special Sauce.


No promises, but I’m going to try to Tweet live from the event!  Follow me – @FWHedonist – to get in on the action!

Whatcha going this weekend?



About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

2 comments on “Time to Get My Drink On Again!

  1. Antisocial Patty
    July 25, 2014

    I have a friend who has her own breathalizer, to make sure she doesn’t drive when she’s too impaired. But I want one now to see how much of a light weight I am. The beer fest sounds amazing. Have fun!

  2. How did Matt and I not know that this was happening?! Sounds like so much fun 🙂

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