I am in Boulder, Colorado, for the inaugural Beer Bloggers Conference. It’s at the base of the stunning Rocky Mountains in a town with 11 breweries (three of which I went to yesterday, including Avery Brewing whose Maharaja IPA is fantastic). The conference is a three-day event packed with loads of cool beer stuff including some key note speakers, a couple of beer dinners, some food and beer pairing, live blogging, a bring your own bottle night and a bar crawl. The agenda is really interesting, although I don’t think it’d work so well being so ‘e-academic’ in the UK – we’d need a more practical event, for sure. Still, I’m really looking forward to it! There’s a twitter hashtag for it - #bbc10 - which is already pretty active with people making their way across America into Colorado. Tonight is a dinner at Oskar Blues and then we’re drinking bottles brought by all the attendees in a free-for-all help yourself kind of thing – it’ll be like a tickers paradise!
Expect a couple of posts over the weekend but right now I need to go to a place called Liquor Mart and buy more bottles than I can realistically carry home.