Beermaker beermaker make me a beer!


Got to spend some wonderful hours this weekend at the Seattle International Beer Festival. $20 got you in the door with a nice little glass (which Moon threw away guh!) that you could take around to try out all different type of beers from all over the world. My favorites, in no particular order, was:

  • Orval. A trappist. Yummm.
  • Celebrator. Yummmmmm.
  • Czechvar. Yum.
  • Morimoto Imperial Pilsner. Yummm.
  • Monkfish. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm.
  • Detonator. Yum.
  • Frambozenbier. Yum.

There were also some more fruity beers like the lindeman’s framboise and peche. They were refreshing and helped in between the other beers, but I wouldn’t want to drink a whole one. Pretty much all the good beers were european and local from washington or oregon. England had nothing good to offer whatsoever. Although it might have been the rather unattractive servers from those tables. Of course… as the afternoon progressed it certainly seemed like the overall attractiveness raised remarkably.

It was a very fun day, and I’ll definitely be going back next year to partake in the merry festivities.


Comments (5)

  1. Tom Mertens says:

    Glad you like our Belgian beers… 😉 Did you know there are pubs (cafés) over here in Belgium that serve more than 500 different beers (http://www.visitbelgium.com/beer.htm)? And that we brew more than 600 different beers? Not too bad for a country of 10 million habitants, is it?

  2. Bleagh. Belgium has nothing worthwhile to offer.

    j/k 🙂

    I had to throw that in since one of my fellow dev’s is Belgium.

    One of my favorite locations in philly was a belgium beer+oyster bar called Monks (http://www.monkscafe.com/). 200+ beers and surprisingly excellent food to boot. I was a huge fan of the wonderfully flavored buckets of mussels they would serve (my fav being the brussel’s mussels with tomatoes, fennel, herbs and garlic. Plus i just like saying brussel’s mussels!!).

  3. arhra says:

    "England had nothing good to offer whatsoever."

    Well, we’re not gonna go sending decent beer to america… we keep it here, so /we/ can drink it 😉

  4. I back up what arhra said. Americans just don’t understand what good ale really is, so there’s no point sending it over. It doesn’t travel well anyway.

    And of course the ‘servers’ aren’t going to look good…we keep all the best barmaids behind the bars here in England too.