The festival in Hunter Mountain is over for another year and I have to thank the good folks at TAP NY for their sponsorship. Matthew won first prize and sent this report on the event.
My primary reason for wanting to attend TAP NY 2007 was that it is not my kitchen. My kitchen is in the midst of a total renovation—a total DIY renovation (as in, we’re replacing the insulation…that kind of renovation), and, in addition to the old kitchen being demolished, so too, have, in general, my good moods and patience with simple machines like screws and levers. My wife and I really needed a day off. The inclusion of beer would help.
Be it noted that the day I visited TAP NY, there was also the Manayunk Brewfest, a festival which, in order to get to, I simply would have had to exit my house(where my kitchen is), lay down sideways in the street, and allow myself to roll downhill. Traffic permitting, I would have arrived, at the bottom of the hill, on the doorstep of the Manayunk Brewery, dusted myself off, applied some ointment to any necessary abrasions, explained myself to the wondering crowd, and applied myself to the tasting of some local beers.