If it's February and I smell fresh cut grass, it must be time for the Toronado Barleywine Festival.
After hearing about this must-do event for years (figures Jack has some great remembrances about his experiences five years ago and Jay has some nice pictures from a couple of years ago), I finally made it here in a February.
After a couple of nice beery experiences in the LA area (Father's Office and Four Points Hotel; that's about all the nice things I can say about the LA area today; more on all that later), I made it up to the Bay Area to meet up with Patty and her sister's family for a decadent dinner of barbecue, beer, and the blues at Bo's Barbecue in Lafayette.
Now, this morning it's time to hop on the BART train and head downtown to our hotel, then the Haight. But, first it's time to listen to the melodic sound of mowers and blowers, breathing in the smell of fresh cut grass while contemplating the weekend over a cup of fresh Peet's coffee.
Dozens and dozen and dozens of strong beers to come over the next 72 hours. Much more to come....stay tuned!