I’ll Drink To That

It’s no secret that I enjoy a good beer every now and again (and again…and again).

A lesser known fact is that I also enjoy a good non-profit.

I work full-time at a non-profit and am currently also involved with two other junior boards.

It’s a very strange addiction to have.

I miss sleep.

The point of all this is that I went to a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Friday night with Amy and her friend who was visiting.  It’s an annual craft beer tasting, called Festiv-Ale.

You know how I always joke about Miller Lite, and tout it as a way better beer than Bud Light? (I’m looking at you, Amy)

Well, here’s another secret: I actually love craft beers.  Especially local craft beers.  I don’t know what it is about the midwest, but we know how to craft a mighty fine brew.

If pig heaven exists, I believe I was in it on Friday night.

The tasting glass that we were given at the beginning of the event was about 8 ounces (I’m guessing, and I’m not blessed with the gift of spacial aptitude).

I refilled my half-pint more times than I should admit.

We had twenty-something brewers present, from Goose Island and Leinenkugel’s (the biggest breweries) to Half Acre, Flossmoor Station, 5 Rabbit and Lagunitas.

With that many brewers and over 700 people in attendance, I’m glad it was held in a warehouse.

Plus, I’d just feel stupid drinking that many beers in a hotel banquet room, let’s be honest.

And I now have a few more craft beers to add to my list of favorites.

Like I really needed an excuse for more.

17 thoughts on “I’ll Drink To That

  1. I’ve got a nonprofit problem as well. I work also work for a NPO and belong to a junior board. Just one though. I’m not sure how you pull off two!

    Anyway, on to the beer: I can’t believe I didn’t know about this! It looks awesome. I’m putting it on my list for next year. Not that I need a special reason to try mass quantities of beer, but hey – it’s for a good cause, right?

  2. Ahh, looks like it was a hit! Sorry we couldn’t make it — Bobby’s friends called him late Thursday night with a set game plan for his birthday celebrations. 😉 But please let me know of the next time you plan something — beer or no beer. I am determined to see you again soon!

  3. I love craft beers. Sounds like an amazing event. I don’t think Oklahoma is really considered the Midwest, but they make a mean craft ale as well. If you ever see a Mustang Harvest Lager or Coop Horny Toad in your parts, go for it.

  4. Sounds like fun. We have a lot of craft beer events in Boston. I’ve never been to one though. If they had vodka events, I’d be the first in line!

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