|October 12, 2007|
The Friday Night Session was also a packed house and like the previous evening, included demonstrations and educational components in addition to the many beers to sample.
Vinnie Cilurzo, from Russian River Brewing, and Bruce Paton, the Beer Chef, put on a beer and food cooking demonstration, happily not involving skate.
The Bay Area Gang (a.k.a. BAG) sits eating front and center.
Vinnie and Bruce, after the show.
Pyramid Brewing’s Chief “Weizen” Guy, Scott Barnum, celebrating Halloween as his favorite hefeweizen a few weeks early.
Ben Love, from Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery, and his lovely girlfriend, take a break from manning their booth.
Jeremy Cowan, from He’Brew, and Tomme Arthur, from the Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. You can’t quite read it, but over Tomme’s shoulder on the sign is my new favorite beer name, from Eric Rose’s Hollister Brewing. It’s called “The J,” though I was disappointed to learn it was named for yours truly.
John Mallet, from Bell’s Brewing, ready to strut his stuff at the disco (at right) with (from left) Bob Pease and Ray Daniels, both with the Brewers Association, along with British publican extraordinaire, Mark Dorber, who do not look quite ready for the dance floor. Though to be fair, Ray looks like he’s leaning into the idea.
After the session, Denise Jones, from Moylan’s, and Arne Johnson, from Marin Brewing celebrate early, because the next they would combine to bring home seven medals, four gold for Arne and two gold and a silver for Denise. Oh, and let’s not forget to compliment Arne on his wardrobe.