[Note: iPhone and errors of ... other origins cleaned up.]
I am abandoning the live tweeting for old-school live blogging. At Beervana HQ, we constantly strive to improve the reader's experience. So here goes.
Departing Bijou with an extemely full belly. Ready for a nap.
Whoa, the line's a mile long. (Okay, two blocks.)
The eagle has landed. They're playing the Eels, and I've got a Cantillon Iris. Perfect!
Dupont Avril--exquisite! Lots of yeast character, cloudy. Wonderful peppery, dry finish.
Granitbock. No Helles. Big, burly, caramely, sweet, beguiling.
Missed some, but here're two: the Well-Hopped Lager is Swedish, not Czech, and is slightly murky and indistinct. However, Quarta Runa is exceptional. Subtly peachy, gentle, tart, and dry. Best of the day so far.
Note on value. Deschutes XXI is just a token, on draft. Not exactly the day for it, but it's a helluva deal.
A friend just went for Troll Geisha, a 7-token beer. Highest cost here, a barleywine. Pretty much worth it.
Le Coq 6-year-old imperial stout. Wow! Like port. 3 tix--good value.
Konigshoeven Quad, a Trappist for two tickets--you see how my thinking's going?
Sally got the LAST glass of DeuS at the fest. Spiced, sweet, obviously effervescent. Perhaps too much?
Also, the Cantillon St. Lamvinus--not a bit of sugar; I drank it in four swallows. I'm a lambic slut!