This Saturday beer report encompasses two different venues, and it's still pretty much a waste of effort. You have been warned.
First there was the Brew at the Zoo. After I'd spent a few hours walking around and feeling sorry for all of the caged and penned animals, the event opened up and the approximately 3 zillion people waiting in line were allowed in.
This was the first one of these that I'd gone to, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Beer and food I guess. That's what the flyers said.
Funny how the flyers didn't mention the incredibly long lines and the nearly total lack of places to sit.
You got this little 4 oz. tasting cup with your admission, and this ended up being the root of the problem I had with the event.
I'd wait in line for an eternity, get my little beer sample, and it'd be gone in about 2 minutes. Then I'd get in another line and repeat.
So I ended up drinking just three beers at the Zoo. The first was a Bell's Porter (64), which I've had before.
Next I had this:
(draft) I think there was something wrong with this beer. It actually tasted skunked. I hope it didn't taste this way on purpose.
And then this:
(draft) First off, what a stupid name. Secondly, I could detect no smoke in this beer, either in the aroma or in the flavor. Just an intense roasted malt flavor. Not very good, but I once said the same thing about their regular porter, so I will try this again someday.
After this third beer I walked over to another tent, but when I saw how long the line was for the Cumberland Brewery I just kept walking all the way to my car.
After a nap I went to Rich O's.
You know, this is boring me to death, writing about last night.
I had myself a Delirium Tremens (317) and then a Baltika "6" Porter (100). Nobody interesting was there and I came home fairly early.