Friday, May 9, 2008

Seven Thousand Tasting Notes

I'm sitting at the bar at the Crescent Moon Ale House in Omaha, waiting for Paris to arrive from Boston. The beer in front of me, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale, has just been entered in my notebook as Beer #7000. That is, I've managed to write 7000 tasting notes since I started keeping records in January 1992, or about 1.17 beers per day for 16 years.

There are a number of duplicates on the list, so those 7000 notes represent just 5752 different beers. So I guess I'll have to celebrate again when that number reaches 6000.

Beer #7000


Anonymous said...

i heard the word "celebration" !

yes! lets !

(should hit 6k by O C T, eh?)

Brewer said...


Richard Stueven said...

> (should hit 6k by O C T, eh?)

I'll do my best, but if I come up short, I'm sure you'll help me while you're out here.

Richard Stueven said...

> lush.

Jealous, eh?

Unknown said...

That's a great beer, although a little out of season. Can't wait for fall to go to Yakima for the Fresh Hop Ale Festival.

Richard Stueven said...


When is the Fresh Hop Fest? I want to make sure it's on my calendar of events.