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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Is Anyone Going to the Portland International Beer Fest?
Note: Sometimes when you drop a picture in a Blogger post, it garbles the text. When you post-n-go, as I did, you miss all the people telling you that your text has been garbled. Sorry! All better now.
A long, long time ago, PIB rocked.
PIB comes to town tomorrow for its annual three-day stay. I have always enjoyed the venue more than any other in town, but as
imports become more widely available, the draw diminishes each year. The line up is not terrible
(though it's also not great)--lots of the standards plus a few
oddballs, but very little in the way of real international exploration.
But I fear the extortionist pricing
that has become SOP for the fest. (If you're not a link-follower, that
previous one will take you to one of my rants about a $4 pour of
Orval--when a full bottle can be had a the grocery store for $6.)
Especially since it ends just three days before the OBF, I'm unlikely to attend. Anyone out there in geek land want to make a compelling reason why I should?