We’re about an hour in. I can report the following:
– Capital Brewery’s Blonde Doppelbock is dangerously drinkable this year. I was almost finished with my sample before I remembered how strong it is. Very tasty.
– Lakefront Brewery’s “Dan” is worth trying. It’s a Baltic Porter named after the employee who concocted it. His name is Dan. Obviously.
– Beer fests look different than they did years ago. Part of that is because I’m older. (I know. Shut up.) But back in the day, beer tastings consisted almost entirely of male bearded beer geeks. Now it’s a younger hipster crowd.
– Thanks to autocorrect, I hereby designate craft beer-drinking hipsters as “hopsters.”