The path to Beervana
So here I am, sitting in a hotel room in our nation’s capital on a fine winter’s afternoon. My back aches a little from lugging glasses, but I’m not complaining, there’s a nice cold glass of Hop Zombie in my hand which is going down very nicely, thank you.
But enough about me – this short post goes out to Beervana and all those who make it happen. I had some idea of what it was about, but until you are in it, it’s impossible to grasp the incredible vibe which comes from a volunteer driven, non profit beer festival that really is all about amazing beer and the brewers behind it.
As a member of the small army of volunteers donning a yellow tee today, I got first hand exposure to the kind of challenges faced by those wanting to undertake a venture of this scope and scale. And it’s hard work!
So, to all who help to make this shining beacon of nz craft beer happen, from the organizers, to the volunteers, to the brewers and artisans producing the wares… a sincere and huge “thank you”!
And to the rest of you, if you’ve left it too late for this year, start planning for next year. Because if you knew what you were missing, you’d kick yourself.