It’s been a busy week – that seems to be a new tradition. On Wednesday I had a beer and food pairing event at Sagebrush Cantina in Calabases that I designed and had to get there early to set up. I happened to get there just a tad too early and used the extra time as an excuse to go visit Pedaler’s Fork across the street.
I was a tad too late for breakfast…
And just hungry enough that I might be able to finish a piece or two of flatbread.
Smoked chicken and shishito peppers! Smokey and sweet.
The crew from Lagunitas happened to show up as I was enjoying my first bite. They ordered some fancy whiskey for themselves…
…and a shot of Lagunitas Sucks for me. I had a speech to give so I was behaving.
Behaving is very difficult with Pedaler’s selection of 32 taps, but I stood my ground.
Except for a small sip of the fizz that mixologist Thor was trying out. Thor (his actual name is Tor, but I can’t not call him Thor) also happens to be a Chiver!
In exchange for letting me call him Thor, I gave him a Bill F***ing Murray shirt. Good trade, in my opinion.
I enjoyed the last of the sunlight in the rustic restaurant before going back across the street to set up.
Other beer. Check.
More beer. Check.
You get the idea. Check.
All in all we had about eighteen different breweries attend with about thirty two beers. I’d spent the past week putting together and finalizing all of the food pairings. Unfortunately for you guys, I got too busy hosting and giving speeches (aka a single two-minute speech about how to taste the beer before I ran to Lagunitas and told them to “beer me” whilst holding out my four ounce glass for a fill) and was unable to take pictures of the actual prepared food. The event and pairing was well-received by all, and brewery tours were promised by reps. It was a good evening for me!
In other news, I’m slowly adding to my beer/brewery photography portfolio. I apologize in advance if these explicit photographs offend anybody.
Behind the scenes for Enegren Brewing’s new beer Shorts Day.
The official pic.
The boys decided to try out the entire brew in their short shorts.
The official beer picture for Shorts Day Spring IPA…
And the background model in all of his white-legged glory.
Again, I’m so sorry.