One of the first beers I had that blew my mind was Canadian Breakfast Stout from founders, this was a chance tapping at the founders black party in 2009. I got a taster after having my first black IPA and I was in love. I returned the next weekend and had two glasses, I brought a friend and we both agreed that CBS was without a doubt the best beer we'd ever had. This was an easy statement to make because we hadn't had many great beers prior to that. I know that it might sound silly to non beer geeks but I stalked that beer. I've only missed one chance to have it since that first sip and this weekend founders released bottled of it for the first time. I wasn't going to be denied.
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You can meet some really nice people at beer events. There are always guys there who share your hobby and wouldn't mind sharing a beer with like minded gentlemen. The line moved fairly smoothly around the building, as we waited some people managed to get quite drunk. One gentleman was absolutly blitzed by 11am, and he was loud talking over everyone near us in line. This happens to some extent at every beer event; my only advice is to avoid them and not to be them.