Here are some pictures from session 2:
|The SheppyBrew Beer Model in her new BN Army hat, drinking something from Oskar Blues|
|The Beer Model in from of a model of a brewery|
|Me with my buddy, Charlie. RDWHAHB!|
|I think the best beer I had was Alaskan Brewing Co's Smoked Porter.|
|This is a picture (not a very good one) of Sierra Nevada's peddle-powered bar. Eight people sit around a bar and peddle. There is a bar-tender in the middle with a few taps. Someone has to drive.|
|Hop monkey. Not really the Beer Model's favorite, but she looks cute, doesn't she?|
|Pretzel necklaces are pretty fashionable at GABF.|
Blogger brought these pictures in a random order, and I didn't bother rearranging them.
During this session, I concentrated on finding as many of the beers from the 2010 Zymurgy Best Beers In America Poll. I stayed away from long lines at Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewery, and Dogfish Head, but I did check to check off: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co's Ugly Pub and Blonde ales; Bear Republic Brewing Co's Racer 5; Alaskan Brewing Co's Smoked Porter; Victory Brewing Co's Prima Pils; Lagunitas's IPA; Deschutes Black Butte Porter. The only real notes I made was that I thought the Alaskan Brewing Co's Smoked Porter was the best beer I had last night. I noted that I thought the Lagunitas's IPA was the best IPA I've had on the list so far. The Deschutes Black Butte Porter was pretty nice as well.
I tried a mead last night. Didn't much care for it.
I have also "discovered" sour beers. Never really had one until two nights ago, but D-Rock steered us to a couple more last night, and I really liked them. The beer model didn't care for the one she tried (not really much of a surprise there).
As I was writing this blog, my wife called my cell phone from the bedroom asking me to go get her some McD's breakfast. I think they over-served her last night.
I'm half-way through GABF. Two more sessions today, and then it is all over. It is so much fun.