It's been almost a week! I would have been back to it Monday or Tuesday, but my Internet was down. Anyway, I'm back and so is the blog.
This past weekend as I noted in the previous blog was the Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cookoff. And just like the previous three years, #4 did not disappoint.
If you are on my Facebook page, you can check out a whole slew of pictures, but for your enjoyment, I'll select some of them and give a little back story on 'em.
This is the host brewery. If you ever find yourself on the Russian River near Guerneville, swing by and say what's up. You won't be disappointed.
This guy goes by "Bear". He owns the place next to the house we stayed at this year for my birthday weekend up at the River. One of the most rad/interesting characters I've met in my life. At one point I swam at to his boat and he remembered me from the "group with all the beer cans". Sums it up about right.
This is a picture of me with the People's Choice Winner. This guy cooked some of the best ribs I've ever tasted in my life. No doubt. It was the first thing I ate when I walked in, and absolutely nothing at the entire fest could come close. It was also something worth noting that the best beer I tasted was also the first thing I drank of the day, Bear Republic's, "NorCal Ale" - absolutely fantastic. Not to say that the other stuff available didn't get the job done. Eventually however, the beerfest had to end. The sun came out just as they opened the gates, the river was warm for the necessary "swims", and the people were awesoem and friendly - just like always. Fortunately, it's only 360 days 'til RRBF 2K11.
This picture pretty much sums up the entire weekend. Plus, you can peep just a bit of my dream woman in the background. Awesome.