Saturday, February 01, 2014

Pouring at the Loppet

I signed up to pour beer for Surly Brewing at the City of Lakes Loppet today.  Our crew assembled at 9:15 this morning, and I spent the first half of the day pouring beer in an outdoor tent, mainly for Kubb players.  

These guys were traveling with their own portable meat and cheese tray, sans tray.  They were offering bites of sausage and cheese (no knife, gnaw a hunk off style) to all takers.  The sausage was delicious.

Since I was signed up for a double shift, at 2:00 I moved up to the big tent.  The big tent was heated, so it was quite an improvement.  Temps started out mild, close to 20 degrees F, but the wind picked up as the day went on.

In the big tent, I met a bulldog named Surly.  The Loppet is a dog friendly event.

Our pouring crew.  Turns out Nick, the tall fellow in front, works for QBP.

And I managed to squeeze in a visit to Team Surly's snow sculpture.  

Beer, helping out with a great event, and hanging out with some pretty cool people.  All in all, a pretty great day.