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