Had a perfect Sac day on Saturday. Went out walking to meet Ryan and Rodney about Foodways stuff. Met at the new Insight. Nice, although I paid 3.25 for iced tea in a small glass with no refill??
Then ran into Matt S. and had lunch at Estelle's. It was an insane croque monsieur that was broiled with the mayo on the outside. Next time I will just ask for a regular one if they can do that. It was still tasty, it's just hard to eat a sandwich with mayo on the outside. I think that's why it usually goes inside.
Then we walked down to the convention center to look at the costumes and ran into Matt M., who was able to tell me what all the nerds were dressed as.
Then later Mark K. celebrated his 40th at a party right near my house. Who doesn't love a party near their house.
Also, hot city German sour night on Friday was really fun. It's really cool that the beer scene is at a point where you could have a night this specific. Standouts were the quince goze and the Freigeist/Jester King collabo Sauer Power. After that, tank house, where I had two tumblers of the High West "Campfire" whiskey, which is scotch-like and smoky (without the scotch medicinal quality) and then to Larry's dance night, which is super fun. Friday dance party! Perfect.
I guess my whole weekend was super sac cuz I walked to the other Insight, passing the nerds again and then walking by Capitol Beer Fest on the Capitol Mall (it was massive). Then I ran into KRA and had a great talk about Michael Haneke, and then later to a delicious meal at Ryu Jin. Even at 830 it was packed with a short waiting list. Love that place. I got the spicy map tofu ramen. There were some Japanese kids there with absurd tshirts "keep rocking and love punk" in the "keep calm and carry on" design.
What did you do? Any beer week events?