Monday, November 2, 2009
Going into Saturday, I was truthfully, worried. Several people had cancelled, due to various reasons, and the weather forecast had turned colder. I needn't have worried; we had several surprise participants & the weather was perfect for wool (with little wind). The ride commenced at 10 am & the group quickly broke into two groups. Everyone re-united at the first beerstop, where a curious thing happened: it was so cold that no one drank a beer! As a group, we made the decision to make our stops short, as we had smoked brisket & a giant ice barrel of tasty brews waiting for us at CiTy BiLLy World Headquarters. We did manage to stop at Irv's and have a barley pop & then trudged back to Elkhorn. After eating a mind blowing meal, the difficult job of beer judging began. Winners in no particular order included Modus Hoperandi (ska brewing) , Sierra Nevada Pale Ale & Blonde (Lee's excellent homebrew).