On the scene at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY
The setup for Ommegang's Belgium Comes to Cooperstown event, July 2010
Brewery grounds at Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown, NY
Brewery Ommegang seen through a firepit
Brewery grounds at Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown, NY and the Mr. Ding-a-Ling ice cream truck. Beer festival-goers get the munchies :)
Smash Can, thanks to Mr. Corey Reid of Sly Fox
William Reed, my teammate, celebrates another victory
Tim Ohst, brewer/ops manager, debuting the 2010 Oktoberfest cans from Sly Fox
The draft board goes live at Kevin's and Chris's Amazing Beer Truck
Taps a-flowing at Kevin's and Chris's Amazing Beer Truck
Brendan.....I mean, I have no idea who this guy is
Site of the VIP beer dinner on Friday night
A table umbrella like this would look great on my back deck!
Simon Thorpe, president of Duvel USA
Winking Lizard founder
Ommegang, Duvel, and family lineup
VIP dinner course #1
VIP dinner course #2
VIP dinner course #3
VIP dinner course #4
Horseshoe Lounge Playboys entertained during the VIP dinner
Homebrewers Karen and Frank from Lancaster County
Beer fans enjoy beer, music, and food during the VIP dinner
Destruction is not cool
more Destruction is still not cool
Just a bit of the Friday night damage
Saturday required resting up before hitting up the beer tasting part of the festival weekend
The tables await beer and people
Jay Jones from Unibroue provides last minute instructions for volunteer pourers
Yet more Duvel is unpacked for the main tasting session
Brian Ewing of 12% Imports
Custom Brewcrafters of Honeoye Falls, NY
The eagerly anticipated collaboration Superfriends IPA from Ommegang, Flying Fish, Southampton, Captain Lawrence, and Ithaca Brewing companies...and Steve Altimari (formerly of Valley Brewing).
Iron Hill beer leaves the festival tasting session bound for the campsite tasting session
Corey Reid of Sly Fox oversees his table setup.
Stone Brewing's table....no beer, just water? huh?!
BBQ for hundreds from Brooks BBQ
Unidentified non-Ommegang brewery staff driving away on this-is-not-a-golf-cart
Casey and Nick, er unidentified non-Ommegang brewery staff on a golf cart attempting to run over the lone Brew Lounge employee.
Bill Herlicka from White Birch Brewing in Hooksett, NH
The Sixpoint Brew Crew from Brooklyn, NY
The Sixpoint guys just kept bringing out new beers for us all to try; I, obviously, was not the only one impressed
The return of Matt Webster with Mrs. Brew Lounge
BCTC under a gorgeous sky
Brick oven pizza on 4 wheels
Clever t-shirts turned heads
Suzanne Woods (The Beer Lass & Sly Fox rep), Patty Kolesar (Mrs. Brew Lounge), and Samantha Massey (Mrs. Deep Pond Brewing)
Allagash impressed as anyone could have predicted
Bob Moshier (father of new EJ Phair brewer Chad Moshier) and yours truly
Longtime Dibbles Inn supporter and Patty
Matt Guyer (The Beer Yard, Wayne, PA) and Patty
Clever headgear also turned heads
The Empire Brewing guys again brought along some interesting beers
Patty Kolesar with Bob Moshier (Brewing Network ambassador and father of Chad Moshier, EJ Phair brewer)
The taps at Kevin's and Chris's truck never ran dry
The post tasting sessions begin
Post tasting session naps were also in order
Some took to the air, hopefully not after attending BCTC!
An, uh, unique expression of beer festival garb
Brewery campsites were the hot place to be
Mark Edelson, Iron Hill, presents the annual birthday cake
Mark Edelson, Iron Hill co-owner, presents the annual birthday cake to Kevin Walter (Iron Hill-Media)
Paul Rutherford (Iron Hill-Lancaster) and the Medal Machine Bob Barrar (Iron Hill-Media)..aka I'm-Your-Ice-Cream-Man
The Medal Machine Bob Barrar (Iron Hill-Media)..aka I'm-Your-Ice-Cream-Man and Chris LaPierre (Iron Hill-Maple Shade)
The Brewing Network's Drunk of the Week Medal...many could have earned this at Ommegang BCTC 2010!
Caddyshack played on the Big Screen 'til late at night when the dance party ensued.
The Hackensaw Boys took the party late into the night
The Hackensaw Boys took the party late into the night....they really dug the beer too!
Brewery Ommegang at night
Finally took a picture of Pistol Packin' Mamas after all these years of passing by. Firearms and Artisan's Gallery---Seriously?!