Wish us luck! Ivan and I are heading out to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival this weekend. This is the big daddy of them all - 450 breweries and 2200 beers, competing for the right to be called the best in the land. The quality of beer at the festival has gotten so good, that I feel kind of sorry for the judges who have to pick the winners in each category. I have a good feeling about our Hefeweizen, Hop Project, and Sue this year - but hey, even if we don't win anything, we will have a great time hanging out with our brewer friends and visiting the dozens of breweries around Denver.
Meanwhile, Neil will be making the trek eastward to Asheville for their Brewgrass Festival. Tickets are sold out again for the millionth year in a row, but for those of you lucky enough to be going, you know you are in for a great time. Unlike some festivals, the Brewgrass Festival is staffed by the brewers themselves, pouring you the beer and telling you all about it. The music is usually amazing too.