Saturday, May 03, 2008

BOONVILLE ’08 – ARE YOU GONNA BE THERE AT THE LOVE-IN?

Just a reminder that this year’s edition of the BOONVILLE BEER FEST in Boonville, CA, is rapidly approaching. It’s Saturday, May 10th – and tickets are still available. Despite a nearly-deadly after-event campground craft beer overdose on my part last year, I’ve decided to hit the trail again for the third year in a row and go north to this epic fest. Hey, have you ever heard of Russian River Brewing? They’ll be there. Pizza Port/Lost Abbey? Check. Moonlight? Firestone Walker? See you there, fellas. This is a good time to get your game face on and read my past dispatches from the festival.

Some words of caution: 1.) You honestly don’t need to try every beer being poured, nor can you. 2.) Water is free and in abundance – get yourself some. 3.) Wear sunscreen. 4.) Don’t do like I did and consume the majority of four bombers of high-ABV beer after you’ll tried 13 glasses of beer earlier in the day. Your drive home the next morning may be a little treacherous. 5.) Shaking your rump to the Rolling Boil Blues Band is verboten. You’ll be ejected with extreme prejudice from the fairgrounds by a team of vigilantes if you’re caught.

Here are some links you may enjoy:

BOONVILLE BEER FEST web site
BOONVILLE 2006 re-cap
BOONVILLE 2007 hype
BOONVILLE 2007 re-cap

1 comment:

thethirstyhopster said...

Hey Jay,

I'll be there too. I think Peter from BetterBeerBlog and I are going to try to meet up at some point while we're up there. Any interest in joining us? If yes, drop me an email at thethirstyhopster@gmail.com and we can work out the details.

See you soon hopefully,
-JJ