It’s true, everyone is doing it, but as I looked through my photo folders a smile crept across my face. So, here, with little to no narrative, are some of my happiest moments in the past year.
Chillin' with Nevada friends - JD on his game: Asian beef skewers on the smoker.
Drinking my last bottle of the extinct Roman Dobbelen Bruinen from 1996. It was right there with coffee and bitter chocolate, caramel, and a powdery, slightly lactic finish. Superbe.
Discovering cool beer fests with cool people, like Big Dog's Peace, Love, and Hoppiness fest.
Fried green tomatoes. 'Nuff said.
Sitting beside Charlie Papazian when his phone rang in a room full of beer judges. That would be a no-no.
Watching someone taste her first ever malted milk shake in an old school diner.
Attending cool beer dinners, like this "sibling rivalry" event with Janet and Peter Egleston, owners of the Northampton Brewery and Portsmouth / Smuttynose Brewing, respectively.
Dining in Chicago during the World Beer Cup. Fried egg on arctic char hmmm...
Watching Miranda eat my wine grapes.
No resolutions except this one – live, love, and laugh in 2011. Cheers, TPJ.