Anyway, we are talking about an adult beverage.
Tomorrow at Venti's, New Belgium reps will be tasting and distributing swag! Strangely, word's not on the Ventiblog yet. Maybe this is a ruse!
Venti's Cafe Basement Bar
Meet The Brewer - New Belgium Brewing
Small Batch Experience
6 - 9p; 29 April 2010
featuring New Belgium Beer Ranger Matt Robertson
merch * beer tasting * info
While we're on the topic of retro, the beeriverse is all a twitter with news a couple days ago that Fritz Maytag had sold Anchor Brewing. Beervana's got a nice reflection and links to other stories.
If the buyers weren't vodka peddlers, there would be less head-scratching. The whiffs of douchebaggery and brand despoiling are stronger than one would like; venerable brands and institutions want caretakers and custodians, you know?
Finally, congratulations to Gilgamesh for winning at the Oregon Garden!