I had to laugh when I read the comment from Rod Herstich on my previous blog – Craft vs Crafty. He wrote, “Why can’t we all just get along?” Ironically, the day before his comment, I had started writing a new blog and it began like this – With my last blog on Craft vs Crafty, I felt like the Rodney King of brewers. “Can’t we all just get along?!?” (Way to read my mind, Rod!)
Seriously, I am a huge supporter of the Brewer’s Association (BA). They, along with their predecessor, the Association of Brewers (AOB), have always worked hard to educate the public about craft beer. With BA events like the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the Craft Brewers Conference, and SAVOR, and the many opportunities the BA provides their members to attend events put on by other organizations such as the NBWA or the Nightclub and Bar Tradeshow, the BA has played a pivotal role in the growth of craft beer.
So to Charlie, Bob, Paul, Julia and everyone else at the Brewer’s Association, I say, “Great job! Terrapin, and many other breweries would not be where we are today, without your help. Thank you.”
Like “The Hobbit”, I’ll finish the rest of this blog after the holidays. But in the meantime I’m thrilled to share this link:
Lazy Susan was a band that I absolutely loved when I lived in Seattle back in 1993. I used to sell life insurance, mutual funds, 401k’s and other boring adult things, with the brother of Tim DiJulio, who played guitar with Lazy Susan. I thought the female lead singer had a great voice (and was smokin’ hot), so I saw them whenever I could. After not hearing this for 20 years, the music still rocks.
What is the relevance of Lazy Susan to craft beer? Nothing really, except this was the music I was listening to in 1993 in Seattle when I first learned about craft beer through pioneers such as Widmer and Redhook. Ironic, huh?
What band or song reminds you of your first craft beer experience? Post a reply with a link so we can all check it out.