Great American Beer Festival began last night for the public and earlier in the week for Breweries.
But tonight is when the 2015 Great American Beer Festival begins for me.
Usually, I have a pretty detailed "game plan" going into every GABF session. This time, I'm not sure I will. I may just follow my wife (whom I think has something of a plan) around and see what happens.
Maybe I'll get more organized for the Saturday Session.
This year, the physical area of the the event has increased quite a bit. This is nice, but of course they fill it with more breweries and more people, so I expect it will be just as crowded.
I will probably want to attend at least one session in the Beer & Food Pavilion. All of them look interesting for tonight:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Old Beer and Stinky Cheese
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Sam Adams and Red Robin Burger Pairing
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Beer and Cheese Pairings: Ingredients and the American Way
I am less interested in the Brewers Studio Pavilion Schedule, but we may stop by one of these:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Rogue Ales: The Grow-Your-Own Revolution
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Employee-Owned Breweries
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Evolution of In-Process versus Finished Versions of Barrel-Aged Brews
Anyway, I guess I'll treat tonight as a reconnaissance mission and see what is up for Saturday's session.
If you want to look at any of my GABF beer posts (including this one), check out Sheppy's Blog: GABF