Post Black Friday/Cyber Monday insanity treat
Found the last six-pack of Boulevard’s 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat at the store. Wrapping up this long week with a delicious beer in my favorite koozie.
Pat Fahey is only the seventh person in the world to become a certified Master Cicerone. His level of commitment to the craft of beer is immeasurable. The sheer number of beers that have passed his palate, and the range and depth of styles he’s explored are hard to wrap your head around. But in the end, his journey is just as long as the rest of ours â because every day he wakes up is a another brew day for over 2,500 breweries in the US alone. His work will never be done. I ran in to Pat in an unlikely place â the penthouse of MillerCoors’ headquarters in downtown Chicago where we both found ourselves alongside Ray Daniels, the founder and director of the Cicerone program, raving about the quality and flavors in the AC Golden sour beers on display. We bonded. LOOK AT THIS » >
Curious to know what’s in Master Cicerone Pat Fahey’s fridge?
True devotion to the art of brewing:
"The greatest misconception people have is that I’m some sort of arrogant asshole, where it’s the opposite of that. I just take what I do extremely serious because that’s the kind of person that I am. People my whole life have mistaken intensity and directness for ego and, like, arrogance basically, which is totally unfair. If people just come down to earth and talk to you they realize, but instead they don’t. I know lots of people that are the same way."
- Shaun Hill, Brewmaster and owner of Hill Farmstead Brewery.
150lbs of fresh, dank, VA grown hops just arrived for this year’s RVA IPA.
Cannot wait to get into the Russian River beers I received today!
Picture of the entire package coming later.
Hardywood Park’s Singel and a turkey, bacon, swiss with caramelized onions and pickled jalapenos on Italian bread from Garnett’s.
Perfect summer evening with great company, delicious beer, and my favorite sandwich here in RVA.
I’ve been slacking recently with my posts. I’ll be getting back to my roots (craft beer and sandwiches) soon.