Saturday, April 12, 2008
We're outta here.......
Las Vegas and San Diego beckons! I'll be jetting off to sunny Las Vegas for a couple days of R&R with 5 other Chicagoland brewers (look out Las Vegas!)while Andrew minds the brewhouse. Then we'll both set off for San Diego for the Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup. We're really looking forward to this trip for several reasons, not the least of which is a great conference. The sessions look really good this year and we have some vendors to meet up with and...... ah, what am I saying-Our work trips center around BEER! We'll be hanging out by the beach in a wonderful craft beer city with industry professionals and friends alike. Since it's 38 degrees and rainy right now in SW Chicagoland, I think we'll have a great trip regardless.
The World Beer Cup awards dinner will be held Saturday April 19th. With any luck we'll be able to shoot a commercial just like our friends at Miller Brewing company touting the best specialty beer in the world two years running. As we raise the banner in the brewhouse, all of our employees will clap and cheer. Gonna have to get that marketing budget up to snuff.
So, if Andrew doesn't post Mon or Tues, look for a slew of pictures in about a week. And get ready for a crazy end of April, we have a lot going on. A new IPA, Fiddlehead Cafe dinner, our own beer dinner, and Dark Lord Day will keep us pretty busy. I hope you'll join us.