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Photos from Hollywood On Tap

Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2012, was the first Hollywood On Tap beer festival benefiting The Blank Theatre Company. This fund raising event was held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The festival included more than 40 craft brews and included dozens of local craft brewers, several food trucks and live music. 100% of the proceeds went to benefit The Blank Theatre Company, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Regular readers of this blog know that I have been attending many beer festivals sin the last several months; so of them have been going on for a while and a few of them have been first time events. If I did not know better, I would have thought this was an event that had been going on for a while. It was very well done.

They had just under 1,000 attendees which is very good for a first time event, and there were no obvious issues for anyone. The live music included a Who tribute band and a couple others along with a DJ. While the Who cover band was my favorite, it was pretty obvious everyone was enjoying all the music. As far as the beer was concerned, there were several award winners from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival held last week. I could go on, but looking at the photos will show you what a good time it was and how much fun people were having. I am really glad we went and I can not wait to see what happens should they have a 2nd Annual Hollywood On Tap. I sure hope that happens; I will be there if it does.

The watermark was donated to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, the only charity for RA patients, by RA patients. Continue reading

Back to Indiana

I am back for what will likely be one of my last visits to Indiana. After a long train ride from Los Angeles, Tanya picked up Buddy and me at the Chicago Union Station. Our first stop on the way back to Valparaiso was to the town of Munster and Three Floyds Brew Pub. I discovered this place back in June and immediately fell in love with their beer. I can not say that I have tried any of their brews that I did not like.

Since no visit to Valpo would be complete without a visit to Don Quijote Spanish Restaurante, we stopped by there Friday evening for some tapas and sangria. This weekend is the 33rd Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, Don Quijote had a Pre-Popcorn Party with musical entertainment provided by Keenan Baxter. It made for another fine Valparaiso evening.

These photos are from Three Floyds and Don Quijote’s.

Photos from Route 66 – AZ and CA

After leaving New Mexico, I decided it was time to head home. I hit a severe dust storm outside of Winslow. In fact, of all the storms I encountered in my three weeks on the road, this was the only storm that had a police presence to handle the driving hazard. I stopped off in Flagstaff, AZ to have lunch at the Beaver Street Brewery. Good food and great beer made it a pleasurable stop. I then continued into California in time to catch one of our fantastic sunsets.

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