Sunday, June 27, 2010

A belated Saturday report.

Apart from three bicycle rides back and forth to the Riverfront Amphitheater, I spent the afternoon yesterday at Bank Street Brewhouse watching the World Cup match. Naturally, it was a disappointing outcome for fans of the USA, but at the same time an "elite eight" pairing of Uruguay and Ghana surely is a good thing for the sport in a global context.

Meanwhile, the Booty Shakin' Blues Festival was unfolding down by the river, with Studio's Grill and Pub handling master supplementary catering duties and NABC selling kegs to Studio's in our wholesale capacity in a collaborative venture described earlier in the week. Both 1/6 barrels, one of Beak's and one Tafelbier, floated around 9:15 p.m., and while there might have been enough time to tap a third, it was close enough to the end of the show to call it a day.

The way it should work is this: We profit a bit, Studio's (or any other master caterer) profits a bit more, and event attendees have a genuine, locally brewed craft beer option. In fact, this is precisely the way it did work, and I feel good about the results. The Studio's crew was great, and I'm looking forward to next weekend, hopefully to expand the perimeter.

Honestly, I had no time yesterday to become involved with the NA 1 Night Stand Triple Up Beer Walk, although I saw a scattering of yellow tees. The walk appeared to gain steam at a point later in the day, which was another scorcher during one of the most intemperate Junes that I can recall in these parts.

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