I suppose that I should lead off with "no, I won't be doing the ever-popular PBW-calendar-of-events-turned-spreadsheet this year." Many of asked, but I just can't justify getting into it this year.
I've been in Belgium, mostly Brugge, for the past two weeks and it's been wonderful. And, to be honest, even though I took my laptop with me, other than talking about Philly Beer Week with other traveling beer companions as well as keeping tabs on my own special event with Dock Street, I didn't give the PBW calendar one thought.
In fact, I don't know what's going on. So this weekend will be dedicated to catching up around the house and preparing a plan for how to cover this year's Philly Beer Week for both The Brew Lounge and my After Hours column over at the Communities section of The Washington Times.
Though, I did receive a tip about an anonymous organizer of a very similar spreadsheet to mine in past years, but hosted at Google Docs. Go check it out and see if it works for you.
How can you help me? Tell me about some of the, let's say, less-showy events. It's not too difficult for me to figure out which are the big and geeky ones. But, I'd really like to focus on some of the unsung heroes and lesser-publicized, but no less quality, events across the Philly beer landscape.
Let me hear about it below in the comments or via e-mail to me.
Oh, and by the way, for the doubters, the Dock Street 5-k Beer Run will likely hit 300 registered attendees next week. Paired with the Music Festival, it should be a top 10 & maybe even top 5 & attended event during PBW '12. Just a bit of pride showing through :)