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Craft Beer Meetup – Spring 2014 (Recap)

A great turnout

A great turnout

This past weekend was the latest installment of the LIBA beer meetup series. We had a great turnout with about 30 people rocking Jacob Wirth. I’d once again like to thank a few people who helped make this another huge success.

  1. Thank you to our hosts at Jacob Wirth, and especially our bartender (Matthew?). You were a 1-man show and you worked you ass off, all while being super friendly and helpful. Props.
  2. Thank you to our photographer Fleth, for taking some fan-fucking-tastic photos. I’m eternally grateful! Everyone: please check out his work at Photos by Fletch.
  3. Thank you to Jon Travis, brewer for Loose Cannon Brewery out of Abingdon, England. Jon brought along and shared a few bottles of his award winning Gunner’s Gold, a 3.5% session beer.
  4. Thank you to everyone who came out. I saw a lot of familiar faces, and a lot of new faces, which is awesome. I’m really starting to get to know you “regulars”, which is a fantastic feeling.
The man, the myth, the legend...SILVIO!

The man, the myth, the legend…SILVIO!

Finally, I would be horribly remiss if I did not thank our own Silvio for flying up to Boston and hanging out with me for the weekend. I had an epic time, and you are as awesome as I imagined. Much love, brother in beer!

Below is a brief picture recap. The full set of pictures can be found on the LIBA Facebook page.

Jon Travis, Brewer for Loose Cannon

Jon Travis, Brewer for Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon Gunner's Gold

Loose Cannon Gunner’s Gold

This hotty showed up

This hotty showed up

Some great door prizes to be won!

Some great door prizes to be won!

Giving away some prizes

Giving away some prizes

Things got a little whacky

Things got a little whacky

Good times

Good times

More winners!

Winners!

A lucky (and thirsty) winner

A lucky (and thirsty) winner

Beer Meetup Giveaways

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An incredibly beery weekend looms! Tomorrow things get started with Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Silvio is in town and I get to meet him for the first time. It’s funny…he has written for LIBA for almost 5 years and I feel like I know the guy already! After EBF, we’re off to take on the town as I show Silvio around. I’ve got half a mind to take him to Cambridge where we can tour Cambridge Brewing Co, Lord Hobo and Mead Hall. The real challenge will be pacing ourselves so we don’t burn out.

Sunday is #LIBABeerUp. If you don’t already have tickets, it’s not too late to come meet Silvio and I! Tonight’s post is all about the prizes I’m giving away on Sunday.

Above you’ll note some epic beer prizes. Below is a Brewing in Milwaukee book that I received an early copy of. It’s a pretty sweet deal, with some fantastic old-school pictures…the kind of stuff you can’t find pictures of online. Not pictured are the gift certificates that our host Jacob Wirth will be supplying.

Between these door prizes, the free food and of course your awesome hosts Silvio & Josh…you’re a fool if you miss this one!

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