Zepher Adventures/Alan Wright are launching the first Annual Beer Bloggers Conference. The first one will be held in Boulder, CO on Nov 5-7, 2010.
Alan and Chad (from OB) invited a few of the Colorado Beer Bloggers out to Oskar Blues Liquids & Solids yesterday afternoon. The idea was for us to be able to meet each other and discuss ideas for the conference.
Oskar Blues, a sponser of the conference, hosted our little gathering and fed us lots of beer and food. We were each given a beer flight - Pond Scum (an American-style Bitter), Maibock, SBus (Imperial Brown Ale), Columbian Supreme and ODB Barleywine. Kellner treated us to a tasting of Saison de Buff (collaboration beer by Stone, Victory and Dog Fish Head). Chef Jason kept us all happy with all sorts of yummy food - mussels, crawfish & toasted garlic bread, shrimp cerviche, wings, pizza and ribs.
We discussed possible speakers, conference topics and how to get the word out about the conference.
After all of that, we headed over to The Tasty Weasel for more beer and a brewery tour. We ran into Dale (owner/brewer) and ended up hanging out with him. He spent some time showing us some equipment (Triview) that shows if their cans are sealed properly. Pretty cool!
I ran home to feed my dog, Moxie, in between OBL&S and the Tasty Weasel. While I was home, I grabbed my last bottle of Bell's Cherry Stout to share with the group. Everyone enjoyed it!
I am definitely going to attend the first annual Beer Bloggers Conference on 11/5-11/7. Please join me there!