Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Beers in Your Blog

Just got back from the 10th Annual Boonville Beer Fest and boy is my liver tired. So, all apologies for no entries, no dog pictures, no spleen, no sop, no tatters. In the meantime, some quick advice: if you're ever in Boonville and need a place to stay, especially if you're with your dogs, stay here. If you want to eat in Boonville, you can't beat this place, but if you end in Geyersville, here won't do you wrong.

Ah, you want to know about beer. Four hours of unlimited pours as you sit under redwoods on a gorgeous Saturday--there are worse things to do with an afternoon. As for the best tasty beer surprises, Drake's had a terrific chocolate stout and imperial IPA, Moonlight Brewing's Death and Taxes is much tastier than their piss-poor website would lead you to believe, and the previously unknown to me Six Rivers offered a Kona Porter and a raspberry lambic that not only was perfectly balanced between tart and sweet, but also matched the dyed hair color of a woman in the crowd. I hope I don't have to tell you that North Coast Brewing's Old Rasputin Imperial Stout--on tap--is one of the best drinks on the planet, but now North Coast is also rolling out an abbey-style Belgian ale called Brother Thelonious that is also jazzily delicious.

More details, and more greyhound photos, to follow.


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