Judging from the commentary on other threads, there are certainly more than a few festival heads who also enjoy a well made beer. In previous years, I have made a little detour into Seattle to pick up some bottles I would be hard pressed to find in Vancouver to take to our campsite. This year I will do my shopping at home and pack an assortment of celebrated B.C. craft beers to hopefully share:
Are any of you Washington, Oregon, Alberta, Cali, Colorado...campers planning on doing the same? Perhaps we can meet somewhere at a certain time and each collect some delicious souvenirs.
*** EVENT UPDATE ***
What: Craft Beer Swap 2010: bring a few special brews from your hood, and trade up! When: Saturday May 29, 2010 Where: outside VIP camping main entrance (look for flag) Time: noon-1pm
*yes! drinking is involved.
Last Edit: May 21, 2010 10:33:12 GMT -8 by sphinx457
the upside to craft beer is the (usual) higher alcohol content, which means less to carry in my cooler, but there is something about drinking really cheap, nostalgic beer in the sun that makes me so very happy lol
Is it wrong to just want to bring a bunch of beer from Quebec, even though I'm Albertan? The Unibroue brewery has some incredible ones in Blanche de Chambly, Fin de Monde, Maudite, etc. Plus they are all available in 750ml bottles, and 8% alc or more!
Real beer, although more expensive; gets you way more drunk. That doesn't mean that I'm not picking up a case of miller lite to drink in the hot afternoon sun. Microbrews at night, water-beer during the day. Good combo.
Just to clarify, "craft" is defined here as small-scale,independently owned, and traditionally made beers. Quebec's Unibroue make some fine beers, but in recent years they were acquired by a large Japanese based corporation (Sapporo), and now are produced on a mass-scale. It's all about supporting your community brewer and reaping the rewards of his/her quality over quantity ethos.
Given that the Gorge is at the crossroads of some strong beer cultures (portland, seattle, san fran, vancouver, _[insert your community here]_) i have no doubt that at least a few of these beer nerds also enjoy solid live music. Rep.
Last Edit: May 2, 2010 12:22:25 GMT -8 by sphinx457