Well, that’s another Vermont Brewers Festival under the belt right there.
Writing about beer is a challenge, I’m telling you. Writing about beer when part of the job means talking to people who make beer about beer while you’re drinking beer. Movie festivals, music festivals; they’re a cinch. You drink as part of the festivities. Drinking itself is not the festivity. You do the math.
That said, I had a terrific time at this year’s festival, and talked to a lot of wonderful people about their beer philosophy and approach to deciding what beer to bring to the event. (Name of the game in 2018 was “lower ABV, less hop-forward,” which I can’t complain about.) And I had a terrific time writing about my experiences for Hop Culture in my second first of the week. So that’s pretty cool.
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