Thursday, December 24, 2015

A New Tradition

Last night, Dr. Wife and I adopted a wonderful Icelandic tradition.

Jólabókaflóð refers to the flood of new books published in Iceland at the end of the year. Books are very popular gifts in Iceland, and are exchanged on the 24th. Folks then spend the night reading, usually with chocolate.

Dr. Wife and I loved this idea, but we're usually out quite late on the 24th, visiting family. Thus, we decided to adopt Jólabókaflóð as a December 23 tradition, where we will exchange gifts both literary and confectionery. I also added a bottle of very good beer, to tie it all together.



and the beer

This, my friends, is a great tradition. We each selected one of our books and spent the night reading it, accompanied by the delicious flavors of chocolate and beer. This is a tradition that I expect to maintain for a very long time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2016 - The Beer Ahead

The 2015 beerfest season has come to a close, so it's clearly time to start planning for 2016. Personally, I've already got plans in place for two festivals:

Pittsburgh Brew N Chew 2016

June 18, 2016

This one made #4 on our 2015 Beer in Review, so you know it's good. I'll be sipping beers and nibbling snacks alongside Dr. Wife and the mysterious J.

You can buy tickets here, but only if you're interested in good beer, tasty snacks, and a good time.

The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

February 26 and 27, 2016

Although it didn't make the 2015 Beer in Review, this festival is a lot of fun. On one hand, this festival can get a little crowded and is quite popular among the "Woohoo! Let's get drunk!" fraternity. On the other hand, the sheer quantity of fine beer available goes a long way toward hampering the crowd's effect. Especially if you spring for the connoisseurs' ticket (a worthwhile investment, I assure you).

I'll be pouring beers in the connoisseurs' room both nights (along with Dr. Wife and J, of course).

If you love beer more than you dislike crowds, get yourself a ticket here.

Of course, this is just the start. Between attending festivals and volunteering to pour, we're going to maintain our reputation as "The Deadheads of Beerfests."