February 23rd, 2005

Beer Brewing Monkeys of Borneo

Not to scale

This weekend at Eric's Pajama Jam 2005, I got to talking about working the Stone table for two events in a row. The most commonly asked question was whether I had managed to score one of the magnum bottles they were pouring from at the VIP table at EBF.

The answer is no, I did not. I did, however, get this one. Before I left for the evening, it had been filled with deliciousness an Imperial IPA that had been aged since its release in September of 2001. I have to say that I thought it was pretty sweet being able to sit around drinking superb beer with beer reps of different stripes while the BA volunteers struck the event around us.

To the left of the magnum, I've provided a 12 oz. Dogfish Head bottle for comparison. I tried shooting with a penny, but who would see a penny next to this monster?

And yes, that is a small padlock on the swing-top.
The Epicure

Who's coming with?

I just figured out that between now and mid-April, I could attend four (and maybe five) cheese classes in Cambridge. This is even skipping Whole Foods' "Coming of Age: The Maturation of Cheese" that's happening tonight. What lies ahead:

2/27 FK Tasting
3/15 Cheeses of Britain and Ireland
3/16 Great Cheeses of America
3/? FK Tasting
4/13 April in Paris

Outlay for the solid dates is all of $80, which I rate as educational expense.