15 Days Til GABF 2012: I need your suggestions!
If you’ve ever been to the Great American Beer Festival, you know it can be a bit overwhelming. Four hours isn’t nearly enough time to sample 2,500 beers. Last year I spent almost an entire day planning…which breweries do I want to try? And then, which specific beers?
So, before this year’s festival, I’d like to hear from you: which beers do you recommend?
While I’ll gladly take any input, here are a few pieces of information I’d like to add:
One thing I’d like to hear about are East Coast breweries, as we don’t get much of those out here. Or if there is a small brewery (regardless of location) that doesn’t bottle, distribute, etc. who has something excellent, I’d like to know. My favorites are IPAs and stouts, but I’m up for trying something different. I will say that I’m not a fan of Belgians so if you suggest one I probably won’t try it; I’ve sampled numerous Belgians over the years and have yet to find one acceptable to my palate.
I don’t have a huge following yet (I’m working on it!), so feel free to give me as many ideas as you want–I welcome your thoughts! Thank you!