Between have a cold, having five kids and helping out with the fledgling North American Beer Writers Guild reincarnation... in addition to thinking about next year's Oktoberfest speakers series... in addition to the bright idea to start a web based concordance to The Oxford Companion to Beer, sometimes it get difficult to see where you get the chance to just have a beer. Weekend laundry marathons help a lot with that. Full Sail Imperial Porter went down nicely yesterday as did a Sixpoint Righteous Ale. I am over the river on Friday and plan to stock up with some more. Even if the Canadian dollar is seven cents below the heady days of April and July.
Sadly, I will not get to the Cask Days festival to be held in Toronto. Jordan has the details. If the mini-version I saw two weeks ago in a freezing rain-soaked cow pasture was any hint, the urban version held inside a building should be great. By the way, has anyone given Ralph Morana, owner of Bar Volo, a prize for something yet? Maybe I should add that project to my little list as well as well. A Good Beer Blog's annual awards for people I appreciate awards. That should fit right in. Maybe then he'll open a branch of the operation in my town.