Interesting ones first:
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, 2007.
All the best German bier, music, and food outside of Germany. Munich's "sister city" did it right last year. We arrived for lunch but then kept drinking and eating and partying late into the evening.
Montana Beer Fest
, 2006. The best beer the west had to offer, and lots of experimental stuff and chatting with the pros (many of whom didn't care if you had a beer ticket or not). Good times.
At the edge of Hyalite Lake
(outside Bozeman, MT) after one of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes of my life. (it was worth lugging the beers up there)
And now the less interesting, but more genuine responses:
Evenings on the front porch or lawn with friends.
It's hard to beat great conversations and great beers under the stars on a summer night.
Brew sessions with SWMBO.
She is still and always will be my favorite drinking buddy, and having her as a brew partner is just that much better!
Really enjoying reading these posts, and want to add a forecast: Here's hoping the upcoming 2008 AHA Homebrew Conference Club Night
becomes the next addition to my list! Can't wait say "cheers" with some of you HBT'ers and actually clink pints together!