First off, be sure to vote for us as the best homebrewing blog over at Beer Bits 2 (check the sidebar). We may not be the best straight homebrewing blog, but some poor soul nominated us, and we’re determined to win this popularity contest. I will NOT be the ugly guy that no one wants to take to prom.
And now a quick recap of the HOToberfest beer festival that Joel and I attended Saturday afternoon with Joel’s cousin Matt. This new (first year) beer festival was held in Glenwood Park. $35 got you a tasting glass and free range of the tents. There were plenty of great beers there ? some of my favorites were from Unibroue, Allagash, Avery, Victory and Dogfish Head. Matt brought along his camera and apparently has some skills:
Joel and I also had a good semi-buzzed discussion about tap handles. I think Terrapin does a great job with this (see above). The keys in my mind are:
- Bold, easily readable letters of the beer style
- Something a little different
We’ll be thinking about MNB tap handles further. I want them to be made of diamonds and glitter, but Jeff said no. Be sure to vote for us!