Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Last Thursday was the First Annual Micro Brew Ha Ha, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. It was held outdoors, on the patio of Rick's Café Boatyard, overlooking the river, on a magnificent evening. They were expecting 500 people to turn up, but I'm sure there were more than that. I actually ran out of beer an hour before closing time!

Besides Gottberg, the eastern Nebraska breweries were well-represented by Empyrean, Granite City, Spilker, Upstream, and Jobber's Canyon. A couple of wholesalers were there pouring Boulevard, Left Hand and Big Sky beers as well.


...and during the fest.

Remnants of the Aksarben crew.

Behold my remarkably elegant table decorating skills!

I spent the night in a hotel in Council Bluffs, then picked up Paris at the airport in the morning. We had lunch at an unremarkable Thai restaurant, then headed over to Crescent Moon to get warmed up for their Oktoberfest, which started at 4:00. If you weren't there, you missed a fantastic party! Great German beers, great German food, great German music, and lots of fun people.

This week...

Monday: Clean the lines, go to physical therapy, do the monthly taxes, move seven barrels of root beer into the cellar, and make 14 more barrels of root beer.

Tuesday: make 14 more barrels of root beer.

Wednesday: Physical therapy, clean and fill kegs, move seven barrels of root beer into the cellar.

Thursday: Pick up Paris at the Omaha airport, then head to Lincoln for the 14th Annual Okto Beer Fest.

Friday: More physical therapy...the rest of the day is pretty much open.

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