Wow! Great party up there in the mountains. The early birds got hit with that all too rare Southern California phenom - rain. Reports had everyone huddling under a couple of popups, cooking breakfast and enjoying each other's company. Turnout was a little smaller, thanks mostly to the homebody element's fear of a little rain. Too bad guys, cause this fest was awesome - cool, pine scented and with an amazing view from atop the mountain. And all of it a short 70 minute-ish drive from the Valley.
We had ~30 kegs on draft, a smaller band lineup that included a broken handed Doug still taking the lead on guitar.
A major upset occurred in the Pub Quiz challenge. The parts of perennial champions Team 'Stache got beat by the new coming -
"Ball Busters" "
Scott and Carrie were awesome as always. Mick attempted to kill the collected gathering with his Habenero Death Sauce, a blend of Habeneros, Roasted Garlic and Carrots. Apparently he has two gallons of this evil stuff, which means David A is inheriting at least a gallon and a half!
Beer highlights for me - Matt Mangum's IPA, Tom Wolf's Pliny clone, Kent & Nancy's Doppelbock, Craig's Angry Rye IPA and Fixation. Heck, there was so much good beer there that even Scott Wyse brought a decent beer! (who would have expected it?)
Well, next up on the party agenda - we gotta get dressed up and look our dapper best for our 35th Anniversary Party!
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