With the 2011 edition of Seattle Beer Week in the books, hopefully those of you that hit it hard are well on your way to recovery. I took it fairly easy myself this year and managed to hit “just” five events while juggling a busy non-beer week with a new position at my day job and a weekend out of town. I enjoyed every event I hit, and I’ll absolutely be ready for more next year. From epic events like Back in Black Stout Fest at Brouwer’s, to a relaxed tasting of some rare, vintage Stone beers at The Last Drop, it seemed to me there were plenty of options for all types of beer drinkers.
What about the rest of you? What were your highlights and favorite events from the week? What places put on particularly good events? Maybe you met some cool people out drinking or met one of your favorite brewers? What events might you like to see more of next year? Any thoughts or suggestions on how the organizers can improve the celebrations next year?
Thanks to the SBW organizers, bar owners, brewers, and everyone else that made this such an enjoyable week for those of us that love craft beer.