Posted by: illinigirl | September 27, 2009

Home at last

I promise I will do a full blog about the beer fest with lots of pictures and videos. . . but yes, this will be very time consuming, and I need to go to BED!

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN GOING TO A BEER FEST:

#1.  Try and SLEEP a little the week before you go for a beer fest.  Try to not have your birthday fall during a beer fest week. . . and try to not have the Cardinals in town. . . and try to not have friends in town.  Also, take a respectable NAP the day of the event!

#2.  Do not wear shoes that seem somewhat comfortable. . . but shoes that tend to rub your feet, from past experiences. . . WEAR TENNIS SHOES.  You will be on concrete for six hours, for pity’s sake.  This is NO TIME to be FASHIONABLE.

#3.  Obtain sustenance beforehand. . . but not so much that you are 100% FULL.

#4.  One oz. of beer may seem like it’s not enough. . . but it can be enough. . . especially when most of the beers you are drinking are absolutely horrible.

#5.  Try and go on a weekday session, when the crowds are not so bad, and they are not running out of stuff.

#6.  Just drink whatever Becca says is good.  She has the same taste.

#7.  Any beer with watermelon in the title is NOT a good idea.  Trust me.

#8.  You may need some caffeine in the line-up if you do not adhere to rule #1.

#9.  It seems like five hours is not going to be a long time to taste. . . but believe it or not, you very well get tired of tasting gross beers after hour 4. . . maybe even hour 3.  You may start doubling (and trippling) back to places that you really liked.  It’s plenty of time.

#10.  Make sure to save some time at the end of the night to watch karaoke and other various forms of entertainment.  It is PRICELESS!

More to come!!!

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  1. watermelon beer doesn’t even sound good.


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