I’d be seriously remiss if I didn’t mention…

The Great American Beer Festival started today. I’ve been following the ramp-up among the bloggers as they’ve been getting ready and traveling to it… this year likely would’ve been the year I’d have gone, had I not been affected by the economic downturn.

(Don’t worry, everything turned out fine—but you can’t leave when you’ve only had a job for a month or so.)

As of now the GABF is sold out and everyone is partying it up in Denver. Don’t worry, though, there’s plenty of virtual GABF going around:

I’ll be keeping an eye on the awards handed out, too—watching those Oregon brewers, natch.