Monday, May 23, 2011

American Craft Beer Week - Recap

Alright, it's been a busy week of traveling and beer drinking for me, but I wanted to drop in and run down a few of the highlights from American Craft Beer Week!

Beer drinking venues: 5 (I know, slacking a bit for a full week!)
States I drank in: 2
Cities I drank in: 3
New beer drinking venues: 2
New beers tried:  24
Best Louisiana beer: Bayou Teche XXX Grenade
New brewery discovered: No Label Brewing
Best beer period: Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Best new place: The Petrol Station in Houston
Best brewery tour: Tin Roof Brewery
Best food truck fare: Kicker's BBQ Brisket Fries
Best craft beer in a can: Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA at The Ginger Man Pub
Most heavily rotated taps: The Petrol Station, they rotated three new beers in while we were there drinking... at lunchtime.
Best Canadian craft beer: Dieu Du Ciel Equinoxe Du Printemps
Best post-drinking steak night: St. Charles Tavern
Kickball games played during the week: 4
Biggest disappointment: Not having a time machine to be more places at once!
Biggest disappointment for real: Missing out on Parish Brewing at The Avenue Pub
Biggest anti-disappointment: Finally getting to check out The Petrol Station, very cool bar.


All in all it was a great week of craft beer and good friends.  My liver needs a few days off, but I'll be back at it before too long!

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA at The Ginger Man Pub

The Petrol Station