This Week in Beer (TWIB) is a feature where I’ll highlight some craft beers I had during this past week mixed with some related (and unrelated) thoughts. Yes, it’s a play on the name of the show This Week in Baseball which I grew up on and loved.
Phew. Life has been flying by at a million miles an hour the past couple of weeks. Fortunately I’ve been having fun along the way and more importantly, have been drinking some good beers.
Inaugural SOB Dinner
Over the weekend I hosted the inaugural Short On Beer Dinner. The crowd consisted of 11 people, including myself. I served Port City Derecho Common, 21st Amendment Bitter American, New Belgium Hoppy Bock, Stone IPA and RJ Rocker’s Son of a Peach. I had everyone rate the beers on different qualities. I’ll tally up the results and posts some awesome pictures next week. My wife slaved over the decorations and dinner. It was a mini crafting sweatshop for the few days leading up to the event. She even etched glasses with Short On Beer on them (she’s a keeper). More on this next week complete with a photo gallery!
**Note — I’d like to host a SOB dinner each season. Contact me if you’re interested in joining in on the fun.**
Wilmington is without-a-doubt my favorite place on earth. I have many memories there and it’s where I first started getting into craft beer. And while attempting not to brag, I went on the best work trip ever which should explain my absence the past week. We had a company retreat there in Wilmington where we yes worked, a lot, but also went to the beach, took a boat cruise, ate fresh seafood, drank aged rum and smoked fine cigars (well only one cigar for me — my lungs hated me enough after the first). I managed to get a couple local brews in by Carolina Brewing. My head was still spinning from the boat ride when I had them but they were decent. I didn’t have the opportunity to properly appreciate them though. I guess I’ll have to make another trip down there…
If you were hosting a beer dinner, what would your number one goal be?