Drank over a gallon of beer yesterday.
At Blacksburgs craft beer festival. There were 29 craft berwers there and most of them were local. I officially bought 20 4 oz. tastings, but between hitting on beer pourers and connecting with brewmasters I ended up in the 130 oz range haha.
My personal favorites of the day was:
Legend Brewery's Oktoberfest was the best I have had both in personal taste and stylistically
BBC's Bourbon Barrel Stout was incredible.
Devil's Backbone had a fantastic Vienna Lager
Highland brewery had 4 amazing beers on tap, and I have never had a beer from them that wasn't phenomenal.
Wolf Hills Brewery had an amazing Shwarzbier, as well as a double IPA.
St. Georges brewery, I remember loving, but it was late in the day and my memory is not to sharp at that point. I think it was their Double pilsner that I loved!
Beers I didn't think were very good:
Everything from Blue lab brewery. Just every one of their beers had at least 1 in your face flaw.
I was not too impressed with Brooklyn Brewery. The Beers were not bad, just none of them were great!
Pretty much anything from our local brew pub is not very good haha.
My favorite part of the festival was talking to the head brewer at Wolf Creek. We were talking about his double IPA recipe and which hops he used. Upon asking his hope schedule he replied, "Chinook and Centenial continuously from 60-30, then we add galexa, and cascade into the hopping, then for the last few minutes we add in Mt. Hood. Also at flameout I throw in a bag containing whatever my dad grew this year."
If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 6 sharpening my axe. ~Abe Lincoln