It was a live-ish edition of Harpy Hour. I recorded some live commentary, I ate a giant pretzel, I drank wonderful beers (the list is at the bottom), I played midway games and lost horribly, and I also was present for the incredible announcement of Beau’s involvement with the Rwandan Craft Beer Project. I was able to nab some audio from that panel but truly, please check out the short film on Beau’s website as well as the active Kickstarter. An all-woman-owned and run brewery would be a marvelous thing for this country; I urge you to check it out and donate if you can.
I also got some brief hanging out time with the indomitable Crystal Luxmore, Certified Cicerone and Beer Judge. She was presenting a beer knowledge panel at the festival and I am grateful she gave me some time to catch her highlights of this year’s edition. I’ve been wanting to get Crystal on the show properly for a while, so I hope to have an episode featuring her within the next few weeks!
Additionally, I had the pleasure of meeting Katy Watts, the genius behind the beer podcast 613.Beer! I’ve been listening to her episodes and I encourage you to do the same!
A huge shout-out and thanks to Jennifer Beauchesne from Beau’s; she is aces.
Beers I Sampled:
- Beau’s Tin Ceiling
- Beau’s St Luke’s Verse
- Beau’s Party Line
- Beau’s Vienna Style Lager
- Beau’s Return of the Mumme
- Beau’s Ginger Wolf
- Beau’s One Ping Only
- Beau’s Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale
- Beau’s Golden Vox
- Beau’s Punch Clock
- Brimstone Brewing Sinister Minister IPA
- Indie Ale House Instigator IPA