Saturday, June 11, 2011

Philly Beer Week 2011: Day 8 Wrap-up

No Link to Day 8 Pictures (Google/Picasa), the Pentax got a break on this eighth day of PBW

Did, Saw, Heard: Thought about heading back in to the City, but by the time I had some idea of what seemed like the right plan of attack, we were at TJ's and I was enjoying a Sünner Kölsch. I really, really like this German beer and have only had it on draft once before, at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, Texas last year.

Quite a treat, for sure. Then, for "dessert", I did my part to help clean up from the prior night's Great Lakes tap takeover. The Doppelrock, the Cleveland brewery's decadent 7.6% ABV take on a German doppelbock, was one I hadn't previously come across and proved to be a great choice.

Before you know it, we were at home enjoying a Saison Dupont.

Missed (according to others): Anything I said I might do, anything anyone recommended to do, I missed. Am I PBW-weary? Maybe, perhaps. After hitting the first four days hard, then backing off for the next two days, I haven't been able to get "back in gear" for the last two days. Sure, the Kan Jam at The Four Seasons and the homebrew event at The Drafting Room helped to fill in the days, but nothing else nearly to rival the frenzy of the first four days.

But more likely, it's the weather and it's life. They both are the biggest risks to complete enjoyment and participation of PBW in June. I'll get in to this more in my post-PBW wrap-up.

Tomorrow: Today, however, I will get back in gear. Will there be a glass of Hop Stoopid from the firkin at The Drafting Room? Maybe some barrel-aged beers at Phoenixville's Iron Hill? Capone's for a crazy end of week blowout? Teresa's Next Door for a Tröegs Beer and Barbeque event coinciding with Wayne's JazzFest?

All quite possible. First, though, I need to make sure that I have everything I need for tomorrow's Philly Beer Run.

Then, maybe, if that all works out, I'll find myself sipping on some sours at Nodding Head from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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