- Being the spring event, the selection was far more weighted with light ales, wheats and IPAs than what they had at the fall event in Durham.
- A few good meads and ciders. The Vanilla Cinnamon Mead from B.Nektar was particularly tasty.
- Finally got to try the OBP Squared from Orange Blossom Pilsner.... and now I know why East Wake Wines is always sold out of it.
- Most interesting beer - Bison Honey Basil. Very herby, but still very good. Must have been popular, because when I brought someone over to try it, they had run out.
- Waiting in line for New Holland Brewery's Dragon's Milk? Awesome. Probably the best beer I tried all day. Definitely worth the wait, even if I had to pee ferociously.
- Speaking of peeing... I got flashed in the port-o-potty line.
- Boobs aside, the the highlight of the day was... getting a Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine poured for me by Sam Calagione himself (pictured).
Saturday, April 24, 2010
World Beer Fest - Raleigh
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