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Look Who’s Back, Back Again…

3 Aug

So, as you may have noticed, I’ve been off the grid a bit. Between changing jobs, life, being in weddings and… oh, planning my own wedding (ugh!) I’ve slacked. If you care, I’m sorry! And, for what it’s worth, I promise to make a better effort to keep this blog intact.

Let’s start with the most exciting news….EVER! We got tickets to the Great American Beer Festival!

Over the years we have discussed going a lot. It’s always been on our bucket list, but it never worked out. This year though, we were all over it — which started with Paul joining the American Homebrewers Association. Let me tell you that $38 subscription charge is the ONLY reason we are now able to go to the GABF this year. It allowed us early access to buy tickets. So we bought tickets on Tuesday. Tickets were open to the public yesterday and they sold out in ONE hour. Yes, you read that right. 44,000 tickets…. ONE hour.

Crazy, right?!

I guess it was a lot of scalpers, who are now selling tickets for WAY more than the ticket price. In my opinion, that’s bullshit. That’s like taking candy away from a baby, but whatever, what’s done is done… I guess.

Anyways, I digress. If you have never heard of the Great American Beer Festival, please look it up! It’s essentially Disneyworld for beer lovers. With 400+ breweries and around 1,900 beers, it ought to be the greatest festival around. And, by around, I mean in the U.S — and I can not wait!

Hotel, flights and tickets are already locked and loaded.

If you’ve ever been to the GABF, do you have any tips or tricks for travelling there, preparing myself, or navigating the venue?


P.S. – Did you miss me? 😉