The Old Dominon Beer Festival this year has been a soggy one.
Friday night, we were fortunate ... a storm threatened to occur but only brought cooling breezes and some drizzle later in the evening.
Saturday was a different story, as you tell from this happy reveller, enjoying the mud after a few good pours. But the two huge downpours, one in the afternoon and another early evening didn't seem to put too much of a damp-er (couldn't resist that pun) on attendees. We may have set a record at the Clipper City tent during the first cloudburst, when our firkin of Loose Cannon Hop^3 Ale was tapped and drained in 45 minutes!
Clipper City owner Hugh Sisson was with me Friday; head brewer Matt Saindon Saturday; today, Sales Manager Pat Helsel will be there.
It's raining heavily now (Sunday morning 8am) as I'm loading up the car to drive out to Ashburn. The forecast is 90% chance of rain through 1pm when it decreases to 40% with the possibility of thunderstorms. Ah, the wet life of beer!
I'll post more pictures tomorrow (even though my recent track record of blogging has been less than stalwart.)
Sunday, June 25, 2006
at 7:43 AM