“Near” Beerdrinker of the Year – 2011

Sorry for the delay in my “blogging.”  I’ve been busy experiencing life (smile).

Ok, as you may (or may not) know, I was one of the 3 finalists for Wynkoop Brewery’s Beerdrinker of the Year competition for 2011.  I was up against some tough competition and, unfortunately, I came out on the short end of the stick … my congratulations to Phil for winning this year!

Wynkoop hosted a wonderful event.  Friday night was a Beer/Food-pairing dinner … will post that soon.  Saturday was the actual competition.  After a 3-hour grilling by 7 judges I was ready to just sit back and enjoy a couple of cold ones!  I think my downfall started during the blind taste-testing when I mistakenly identified Duvel as a Colt 45.  Oh well, win some and lose some!

Here’s a few random pics from the activities…

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Of course, my wife stated that I can accurately call myself Near Beerdrinker of the Year!

Watch out next year!

Beer Mentor

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