Well, it's not quite as glamorous as you'd think. Basically, you can't just have a love of beer....you do need to be a trained beer judge. And in reality you end up writing A LOT and actually trying to minimize how much you drink. To put this in perspective....there were over 200 entries and probably a total pool of judges numbering about 30. So, to get through the 7-8 beers per session and stay objective (and sober) is it's own task.
Anyway, the biking part is simply that I did ride down and back for each session..... Other than that here's some (fuzzy) pictures of the event.
|Technically, he's drinking what we call a calibration beer!|
|Getting organized! These guys are stewards who bring out the beer by category.|
|Hard at work judging the brown ales Friday night.|
|Mid session break....|
|A batch of Icky was fermenting away....|
|A mini best of show round....no formal scores here. Just pick the best beer!|