...or how I was reminded that it takes more than a love of beer to make it through events like this. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
This weekend was the Old Dominion Beer Fest at the Old Dominion Brewing Company in Ashburn, VA. Since I'd heard that it was going, I was excited about it. 50 (mostly) craft breweries all in a row ready and eager to sell a taste of their wares.
Of those that I remember, I liked Rogue's Dead Guy Ale and Delirium Tremens the best. I had other great beers...whose names escape me at the moment. I intentionally avoided breweries that I was familiar with so I didn't try anything from Old Dominion, Sweet Water, DogFishHead, Brooklyn Brewery, and some others.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned that the Fest was a reminder. As good as the above sounds, you're still wandering around in 90 degree heat with 80-90% humidity in the sun and heat. In weather like that, drinking beer and dehydrating myself, my endurance wasn't what it should be.
It definately put me in the mood to go out and try some new brews...so maybe it was Mission Accomplished anyway. Good thing July is American Beer Month.
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