The Session is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. The August 2018 topic is “The Good in Wood”.
Farmhouse beers are now a sought after beer style for me. Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland USA means steamed crabs in the summer, oysters and clams in the winter. And no other beer quite matches the delicate flavors of fresh seafood as a saison or other farmhouse. So, make mine a saison or Bière de Garde please and be sure to throw in a dozen crabs.
I traveled to Bavaria in 2011 and was able to experience Germany's highest peak. The fact that there was a beer garden there serving white sausage and Franziskaner hefeweizen made the views and trip that much more memorable.
So, there I am, standing in line with hundreds of Dogfish minions waiting for the WOCAAW gates to open. And then here comes Sam, grinning with his characteristic huge smile, greeting his peeps as he goes, offering high fives all around. I hold out my book and ask him to sign it for me, and...
My brother and I were standing in the back of the bar looking across the room when a young man with a hard hat walked through the brightness of the door and then up to the bar. The helmet on his head shined from the lamp above the brim. I told my brother, I don't know what, but that is a great scene for a joke.
The Blue Tusk is a place to go for some of the best beers from around the world. All About Beer included it in the 125 Places To Have A Beer Before You Die. It was also listed in the 2010 Beer Traveler issue, 150 Beer Bars.